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All About Jazz Partners with Sweatshop Studios to create new YouTube Channel and High Definition Video Content

All About Jazz Partners with Sweatshop Studios to create new YouTube Channel and High Definition Video Content

Source: All About Jazz

All About Jazz—a leading provider of jazz content on the internet since 1995—has partnered with New York-based Sweatshop Studios to produce stunning videos of exceptional quality featuring the very best and brightest in jazz, from emerging talents to established stars. Each video combines performance footage with an interview to give viewers an up-close and personal look at an artist—from the bandstand to the backstage. For a sense of what to expect from an All About Jazz / Sweatshop Studios presentation, ...

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Performance / Tour

Chelsea Table + Stage: New York's New Hotspot

Chelsea Table + Stage: New York's New Hotspot

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

Chelsea Table + Stage is New York's newest hotspot for intimate dining and music. Offering a wide variety of American-fare menu items, with curated wine + cocktails, audiences can experience some of the best touring performers in the world featured alongside local emerging artists. Chelsea Table + Stage opens the doors to hospitality, entertainment, and enjoyment every night, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a 10-seat in-theatre bar, lofted VIP mezzanine for private groups, and table seating for the perfect date ...

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Recording

Drummer Robert Castelli Releases 'Party At One World Plaza'

Drummer Robert Castelli Releases 'Party At One World Plaza'

Source: Robert Castelli

Released during lockdown, Party at One World Plaza continues to garner great reviews and continued radio play on podcasts, internet and traditional radio in Europe, the U.K., Canada and the USA. A drummer and bandleader who writes the music for the band, Castelli says he's trying to motivate the drumming community to be more musical, come out from behind the kit, lead a band and yes, even compose music. Here's just some of what is being said by journalists. “As ...

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Event

11 Day Benefit Event Scheduled to Support 55 Bar, Running September 23rd - October 2

11 Day Benefit Event Scheduled to Support 55 Bar, Running September 23rd - October 2

Source: Lydia Liebman Promotions

Adored by patrons and musicians alike, 55 Bar is utterly unique in the jny: New York City music scene; an unfussy, inexpensive, dive bar where audiences can watch some of the world’s best jazz and blues musicians from ten feet away. It’s a club where brilliant newcomers can launch their careers and seasoned professionals can workshop new compositions before going out on the road. Regulars include Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Wayne Krantz, David Binney, Adam Rogers, Henry Hey, Keith Carlock, ...

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Recording

Renowned Filmmaker/Composer Gabriel Judet-Weinshel Debuts 'Unpinnable Butterflies' Music Project (Due Sept. 24 Via Sonablast!)

Renowned Filmmaker/Composer Gabriel Judet-Weinshel Debuts 'Unpinnable Butterflies' Music Project (Due Sept. 24 Via Sonablast!)

Source: 1888 Media

Unpinnable Butterflies is the overarching project name for songwriter and film composer Gabriel Judet-Weinshel. When Grammy-nominated producer and composer Scott Healy (American Steel, Ricky Martin, Phoebe Snow) first heard a collection of Gabriel’s demos and agreed to produce the songwriter’s first record for indie imprint sonaBLAST! Records, Gabriel found himself again surrounded by musical luminaries, as Healy assembled an all-star cast of some of New York City’s greatest session players and special guests. His debut, The Exile of Saint Christopher, ...

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Recording

Al Ross & The Planets Release Smooth Jazz Single, 'All The Things We Started'

Al Ross & The Planets Release Smooth Jazz Single, 'All The Things We Started'

Source: Prime Mover Media

Al Ross and the Planets today service their latest single, “All the Things We Started," to smooth jazz radio. The track appears on the London band's second album, Blue Crystal, which was released in North America by MVD Entertainment on September 10. The new single follows the success of “Faith," a previous track released in July that has enjoyed UK airplay from influential deejays Cerys Matthews at BBC Radio Two and Janice Long at BBC Radio Wales, plus additional exposure ...

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Recording

Sacramento-Based Drummer Alex Jenkins Releases 'Tri-Cycle' with Levi Saelua and Alex Reiff

Sacramento-Based Drummer Alex Jenkins Releases 'Tri-Cycle' with Levi Saelua and Alex Reiff

Source: Alex Jenkins

Tri-Cycle is Alex Jenkins’ second trio album and features two of Sacramento’s most talented Jazz musicians; Levi Saelue on tenor saxophone/clarinet and Alex Reiff on the upright bass. The new album features seven original songs and two reworks; Led Zeppelin’s “No Quartet” and Dewey Redman’s “Joie De Vivre”. The opening track, “Scarlet Lullaby”, is an original composition by Jenkins and opens with an Afro-Cuban 12/8 feel in 7/4. With a haunting yet beautiful melody, this piece displays a trademark of ...

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Recording

Songlines To Release Digital Only Re-Master Of Human Feel's 'Speak To It' On September 17

Songlines To Release Digital Only Re-Master Of Human Feel's 'Speak To It' On September 17

Source: GoMedia PR

Human Feel—Andrew D’Angelo, alto saxophone, bass clarinet; Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet; Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar and Jim Black, drums—was one of New York's most distinctive downtown bands of the mid-'90s, when Songlines was doing a lot of recording in New York. (Jim Black had already been on Dave Douglas’s Tiny Bell Trio, Ellery Eskelin’s Jazz Trash and Ben Monder’s Flux.) Speak to It, their fourth CD, was released in 1996 to critical acclaim, but somehow the band subsequently lost momentum, ...


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