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The 2016 Laid Back Festival Featuring Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, America, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Orleans, Devon Allman and Levon

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Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, America, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Orleans, Devon Allman and Levon The 2016 Laid Back Festival Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY July 23, 2016 Starting out as the creative collaboration between Gregg Allman and Live Nation, the Laid Back Festival began as a one day celebration in August of 2015, at the picturesque Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island. Allman named the event ...

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The 2016 Summerland Tour Featuring Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge

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Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge The Paramount The 2016 Summerland Tour Huntington, NY July 22, 2016 The Summerland Tour is a 1990s alternative rock 'n' roll tour that made its debut in 2012. The tour was created by Everclear's Art Alexakis and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath. The first edition of this package tour featured Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground. Over the years, LIVE, Filter, Soul Asylum, Fuel, American ...

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T Sisters at SFJAZZ

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T Sisters SFJAZZ Summer Jazz Fest San Francisco, CA July 14, 2016 You don't often hear a banjo and washboard at the SFJAZZ Center, but the T Sisters were invited for a reason. Since their debut EP in 2012, Erika, Chloe, and Rachel Tietjen have busily ricocheted between Bay Area venues, propelled by a joyous stage presence and more than enough expertise to satisfy the lofty musicianship standards of San ...

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2016 Various Venues jny: Montreux, Switzerland July 9-12, 2016 No matter at what point, or for how long you dipped into the Montreux Jazz Festival during the seventeen days of its 50th edition, the sense of history was palpable. Charles Lloyd was present, just as he was in 1967. Deep Purple and Dweezil Zappa formed a poignant double-header on MJF 50's final night, recalling the 1971 fire at the old ...

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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2016

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 3-7, 2016 In many ways, the front of one of the festival's new T-Shirt designs said it all: swing blues soul improvisation latin gospel R 'n' B crossroads silence groove world Many festivals once known primarily as jazz festivals have broadened their scope. Whether or not it still gives a festival the right ...

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Rodrigo Amarante at Latin Alternative Music Conference

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Rodrigo Amarante Latin Alternative Music Conference at Central Park Summerstage New York, NY July 7, 2016 On his Summerstage debut, Brazilian singer-songwriter Rodrigo Amarante, backed by his own acoustic guitar and a band, kicked off his performance with an original low-tempo ballad sung in his native Portuguese. He followed that with a French-language tune. He acknowledged the audience in English, Spanish and Portuguese and continued with an up-tempo English-language song.

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The Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi at the Rubin Museum of Art

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Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi Rubin Museum Of Art New York, NY July 8, 2016 Pianist/composer Anat Fort's trio last played at the Rubin Museum of Art in November, 2008, and it seemed like the packed house had collectively been waiting for its return. Applause, and even cheers washed over the stage as she was introduced; it felt like a homecoming. The concert was part of the CD release tour for her new album, Birdwatching, ...

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Thelma Houston at the Catalina Jazz Club

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Thelma Houston and Taalam Acey Catalina Jazz Club Los Angeles, CA April 29, 2016 It was a beautiful starry night. The weather was just right. Perfect for a stroll down Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. I took a short cut walking from the Walk of Fame as I made my way to the Catalina Jazz Club, one of L.A.'s premiere jazz venues. I heard about a specialty show, Motown, Memories ...


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