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Performance / Tour

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Announces 2022 Jazz Line-Up

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Announces 2022 Jazz Line-Up

Source: AMT Public Relations

A world of jazz music just minutes from home. 2022 Schedule Sat 1.08 Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers Series: Brandee Younger Co-presented by the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers, NJPAC continues its free concert series in 2022 with the hottest harpist on the scene today: Brandee Younger. This event takes place at Bethany Baptist Church at 117 W. Market Street, Newark, NJ. FREE Fri 1.21 @ 8:00 p.m. George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic with Special Guests 80th Birthday Celebration ...

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Performance / Tour

Cuban Pianist Dayramir Gonzalez - Van Van Discussion On Dec. 3 At Ideal Glass Studios - Performing Buena Vista Social Club Tribute on Dec. 5 At Chelsea Table + Stage

Cuban Pianist Dayramir Gonzalez - Van Van Discussion On Dec. 3 At Ideal Glass Studios - Performing Buena Vista Social Club Tribute on Dec. 5 At Chelsea Table + Stage

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

PIANO PHENOM DAYRAMIR GONZÁLEZ Launching the Official Van Van Project Friday, December 3rd-6pm Ideal Glass Studios 9 W. 8th St. New York, NY 10001 Ideal Glass Studios was, and still is, a place for all to transcend the norm and exist in a space where alternative modes of thought and expression are encouraged and celebrated. The Presentation will include 5-6 songs of the Concert, a Q&A followed by a short piano solo set. Doors Open at 6pm. ...

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For Sale

VMP Announces Vinyl Experience Celebrating Quincy Jones

VMP Announces Vinyl Experience  Celebrating Quincy Jones

Source: All About Jazz

Vinyl Me, Please (VMP) today announces VMP Anthology: The Story of Quincy Jones to celebrate the music, film and TV producer, musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, performer and all-around living legend, Quincy Jones. This exclusive, limited-edition vinyl box set takes listeners on an immersive experience through Jones’ nearly seven decades long career working alongside the biggest names and hottest genres—from bebop to pop, rap to jazz, Miles Davis to Michael Jackson, Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra. VMP Anthology: The Story of ...

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Website

All About Jazz Launches Spotify Playlist 'The Jazz Menagerie'

All About Jazz Launches Spotify Playlist 'The Jazz Menagerie'

Source: All About Jazz

All About Jazz readers can now enjoy music while perusing the website with Jazz Menagerie, our first official Spotify Playlist. Handpicked and expertly curated by musician and recording engineer Brian Eaton, the All About Jazz playlist presents a captivating mix of songs spanning the many styles and periods of jazz... from emerging artists to established stars to icons. Mr. Eaton brings his deep knowledge of jazz, his grasp of AAJ's musical purview, along with years of curating Spotify Playlists to ...

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Recording

Prolific Singer-Songwriter Paul Kelly Readies 22-Track 'Christmas Train' Collection For November 19 Via Gawd Aggie / Cooking Vinyl

Prolific Singer-Songwriter Paul Kelly Readies 22-Track 'Christmas Train' Collection For November 19 Via Gawd Aggie / Cooking Vinyl

Source: 1888 Media

As he gathered the material for his first Christmas album, Paul Kelly soon realized that a collection of 10 seasonal standards could never cover the richness he wanted to convey. He knew he wanted to make a record that drew out all the emotions and layers of the Christmas story, and in a way that reflected the holiday experience in the southern hemisphere, far removed from the snowy imagery of so many Christmas songs. The result is an extraordinary 22-song ...

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Performance / Tour

The Django Announces December Schedule Featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith Tributes, Holidays With Duchess, Orrin Evans, New Year's Eve With Houston Person, And More

The Django Announces December Schedule Featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith Tributes, Holidays With Duchess, Orrin Evans, New Year's Eve With Houston Person, And More

Source: AMT Public Relations

The Django, downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, offers an impressive month of music with jazz legends and rising stars. Today’s leading artists gather on The Django stage to celebrate NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith in special back-to-back tribute concerts 12/9. Two leading pianists make their Django debut: Benito Gonzalez 12/3 followed by Orrin Evans 12/8 leading his new Brazilian project “Terreno Comun”. The holidays are in full swing with festive concerts by Charles Turner & Uptown Swing Dance 12/11, ...

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Award / Grant

G. Thomas Allen Is The Winner Of The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition as part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

G. Thomas Allen Is The Winner Of The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition as part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

Source: AMT Public Relations

At a star-studded, sold-out performance held yesterday afternoon on the NJPAC stage, G. Thomas Allen (Chicago, IL) was announced the winner of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. This marks the first time a male vocalist won the contest. Hosted by NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor and multi-Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride, “The SASSY Awards” featured performances by the competition’s five finalists as well as a special appearance by one of today’s top jazz vocalists, Dianne Reeves. The contenders took ...

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Recording

Confusion Project jazz trio releases it's 4th album entitled 'Last'

Confusion Project jazz trio releases it's 4th album entitled 'Last'

Source: All About Jazz

The fourth release by the charismatic Polish jazz trio, Confusion Project with Michal Ciesielski (piano), Piotr Gierszewski (bass guitar), Adam Golicki (drums) is another (after Primal) illustrative album. Just like their previous album, the main inspiration for the music is nature—although this time it's the concern about its state. The band chooses this topic to express a musical manifest—a plea to seriously address the problems we're facing as a civilization. The double meaning of the title of the album—Last—gives us ...


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