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10 copies of Rhythm Abstraction: Azure by Frank Macchia
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 10 | DAYS REMAINING: 28
Prize: 10 copies of Rhythm Abstraction: Azure by Frank Macchia

Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of composition,...

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Ragmala: A Garland Of Ragas by Adam Rudolph
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 5 | DAYS REMAINING: 21
Prize: Ragmala: A Garland Of Ragas by Adam Rudolph

World music pioneer Adam Rudolph and his groundbreaking Go: Organic Orchestra join forces with Brooklyn Raga Massive to create the monumental new album, Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas (Meta Records). Ragmala bridges generations, cultures and traditions in a deep-rooted, forward-looking sound born of 21st-century innovation and hybrid voices. Epic in scale and ambition, the project features 40 world-class musicians including Gnawa master musician Hassan Hakmoun, legendary drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake, forward-thinking cornetist Graham Haynes, and tradition-blurring flutist...

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GroundUP Music Festival Tickets
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 1 | DAYS REMAINING: 14
Prize: GroundUP Music Festival Tickets

Enjoy Three Days on the Beach with Snarky Puppy, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Lettuce, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Lila Downs, Michael McDonald Acoustic Quartet, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Flor de Toloache and more—February 14-16, 2020 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami, FL.

The winner receives a 3-day pass for two. Excludes travel or lodging.

Acclaimed by the New York Times as one of the “Top 10 Definitive Moments of the Decade in Jazz Music,” GroundUP goes beyond the typical festival experience, breaking down the barriers between audience and artists...

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Portraits Featuring Adalia Tara
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 5 | DAYS REMAINING: 8
Prize: Portraits Featuring Adalia Tara

Portraits Jazz Project was born in a coffeehouse in Sedona, Arizona, on a sultry summer evening in 2016. An impromptu coming together of local Sedona jazz talent behind the powerful vocals of Adalia Tara attracted a following that overwhelmed the capacity of the small venue by the second show. Performing thereafter at larger venues, resorts, and vineyards, the band was also featured in the the L’Auberge Summer Concert Series. Portraits has consistently filled rooms to over capacity. This album captures the spark and energy born of those early shows.

Five lucky winners will be chosen...

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Gregory Porter at the Kimmel Center
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 1 | DAYS REMAINING: 2
Prize: Gregory Porter at the Kimmel Center

International best-selling artist Gregory Porter’s music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, solidifying his standing as his generation's most soulful jazz singer-songwriter. In his remarkable career, Porter has time and again demonstrated his innate ability to transcend genre and connect with audiences from all walks of life.

The two-time Grammy-winning vocalist’s stunning fifth studio album Nat “King” Cole & Me is a heartfelt tribute to the legendary singer, pianist, and Capitol recording artist who influenced Porter’s life and music. The album hit number 3 on...

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A Lousy Day in Harlem
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 5
Prize: A Lousy Day in Harlem

A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band, as the band known for reinventing the music of Frank Zappa turns its attention to a riveting program of Monk, Coltrane, Ellington, and hard-swinging originals, confirming Ed Palermo’s place in jazz’s top ranks of contemporary big band arrangers.

Five lucky winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the contest.

Sponsored by Ed Palermo
Jericho by Jeff Lofton
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 5
Prize: Jericho by Jeff Lofton

Veteran jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton demonstrates his versatility and range at every breath. "You Blues You Lose" looks back to Kind of Blue-era Miles Davis, while "NOLA Beat" employs a funky N'awlins groove. Even when the punches aren't telegraphed, the program shifts plenty of gears. —The Austin Chronicle

Five lucky winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the contest.

Sponsored by Jeff Lofton
Was Out Jazz Zone Mad by Tony Adamo
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 5
Prize: Was Out Jazz Zone Mad by Tony Adamo

This is the poet as band member—sometimes singing, sometimes beat poet, sometimes a radio presenter, all in synch with the madness of the music. It's like a sport, where the ball can go anywhere and the players move in earnest. When it's right, it's nothing but graceful. Tony's Ropeadope release is titled Was Out Jazz Zone Mad, and he pays tribute to the greats, to the players behind him, and to the art of improvisation. With Mike Clark, Donald Harrison, Bill Summers, Lenny White, Michael Wolff, Richie Goods, Mike LeDonne, Jack Wilkins and more!

Five lucky winners will be chosen...

Sponsored by Ropeadope
No Boundaries by Dave Bass
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 5
Prize: No Boundaries by Dave Bass

Dave Bass's third album since his comeback, his second for the acclaimed Whaling City Sound label, is a celebration of gorgeous playing and lovely Latin influence. No Boundaries features two-time Grammy winner Ted Nash (flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax), five-time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson (vocals), and two-time Grammy winner Carlos Henriquez (bass) and Jerome Jennings (drums).

Five lucky winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the contest.

Sponsored by Dave Bass
Higher by Patricia Barber
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 5
Prize: Higher by Patricia Barber

Internationally acclaimed American composer singer/pianist Patricia Barber is back with a new recording on ArtistShare, her first since the critically celebrated Smash (Concord, 2013). Higher marks Barber's return with another form-shattering collection of original material.

Five lucky winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the contest.

Sponsored by Patricia Barber
Break Up With the Sound by Michelle Lordi
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 10
Prize: Break Up With the Sound by Michelle Lordi

On her fourth album, Break Up With the Sound, vocalist Michelle Lordi embarks on a new direction with a genre-warping repertoire, a stunning all-star band (including Donny McCaslin and Rudy Royston), and, for the first time, soul-baring original songs.

Ten lucky winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the contest.

Sponsored by Michelle Lordi
Greene Street Vol.1 by Will Sellenraad, Eric McPherson & Rene Hart
ELIGIBLE WINNERS: 2
Prize: Greene Street Vol.1 by Will Sellenraad, Eric McPherson & Rene Hart

NYC guitarist Will Sellenraad, bassist Rene Hart and drummer Eric McPherson have been building a sound together for years, this recording being the first documentation of that. The intimacy, interaction and trust between great friends is captured beautifully, establishing deep, unrelenting grooves while taking the jazz guitar trio format well into the 21st century with Green Street Vol. 1 (Deko Music).

The 1st place winner receives an LP plus a download card and the 2nd place winner receives a download card.

Sponsored by Deko Music

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