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Audrey Martin's Debut Album "Living Room" (Blue Hydrangea Records) Streets August 26

Audrey Martin's Debut Album "Living Room" (Blue Hydrangea Records) Streets August 26

At its best music can heal the sick and soothe the soul, refresh the spirit and embolden the meek. Audrey Martin experienced first hand the power of a song to provide hope and emotional sustenance in the darkest of times. With her captivating debut album, Living Room, the Berkeley jazz singer shares a lifetime of wisdom ...

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Guitarist-Composer-Educator Mitch Haupers Casts A Spell On Invisible Cities, July 8 Release

Guitarist-Composer-Educator Mitch Haupers Casts A Spell On Invisible Cities, July 8 Release

Mitch Haupers is hardly a Young Lion on the scene. A longstanding faculty member at the Berklee College of Music, the seasoned guitarist-composer-educator is only now seeing the release of his recording debut as a leader at age 55. A showcase of his thoughtful, affecting compositions – which reveal themselves gradually and gracefully – Haupers’ Invisible ...

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Guitarist Steve Khan Returns With "Subtext" (Tone Center) - June 24 Release

Guitarist Steve Khan Returns With "Subtext"  (Tone Center) - June 24 Release

With Subtext, the unique trajectory of Steve Khan’s musical story expands and evolves, while re-asserting its linkage to the broad sweep of a fascinating discography, one off to the side of conventional. In short, Khan’s body of recorded work affirms that common ideal and true ambition defining jazz artistry: to create a personal, identifiable voice.Ever the ...

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Texas Tenor Saxman Elias Haslanger Releases "Live At The Gallery" (Cherrywood Records) On May 6

Texas Tenor Saxman Elias Haslanger Releases "Live At The Gallery" (Cherrywood Records) On May 6

“Haslanger is now a major talent, both as a composer and instrumentalist, whose future has almost unlimited potential and should be regarded in national terms.” - Michael Point, DownBeatCherrywood Records is proud to announce the release of “LIVE at the Gallery" (May 6, 2014 release) the latest recording from critically acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger ...

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Guitarist Thom Douvan Returns To His Detroit Roots On "Brother Brother" (4/29)

Guitarist Thom Douvan Returns To His Detroit Roots On "Brother Brother" (4/29)

Though veteran guitarist Thom Douvan currently splits his time between the Bay Area and Los Angeles, his heart is still deeply imbedded in the Motor City, where he gained invaluable bandstand experience during the ‘80s with a group of former Motown session men collectively known as The Funk Brothers. Those funk and soul-jazz roots run deep ...

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Drummer/Composer Omar Hakim Set To Release His First Album In 14 Years "We Are One" Debuts March 3 On Ozmosis Records

Drummer/Composer Omar Hakim Set To Release His First Album In 14 Years "We Are One" Debuts March 3 On Ozmosis Records

We Are One features an all-star cast of longtime friends and musical collaborators including Jerry Brooks, Chieli Minucci, Gregoire Maret, Jimi Tunnell and Rachel Z With a long and varied list of credits that reads like a Who’s Who in Rock and Jazz (Weather Report, Miles Davis, Madonna, Sting, Dire Straits, David Bowie, Daft Punk, among countless ...

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Pianist Christian Jacob Steps Out Solo On "Beautiful Jazz (A Private Concert)", April 1 Release From Wilderjazz

Pianist Christian Jacob Steps Out Solo On "Beautiful Jazz (A Private Concert)", April 1 Release From Wilderjazz

Grammy nominated pianist and arranger Christian Jacob presents his first solo piano recording, Beautiful Jazz: A private concert, aptly titled as this intimate solo recording is a dedication to the music that drew him away from the classical world and introduced him to the beautiful world of jazz. The release will be available on CD as ...

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Jazz Vocalist Kendra Shank And Guitarist John Stowell Release Extraordinary Duo Album New York Conversations April 8 On TCB – The Montreux Jazz Label

Jazz Vocalist Kendra Shank And Guitarist John Stowell Release Extraordinary Duo Album New York Conversations April 8 On TCB – The Montreux Jazz Label

There are a million jazz stories in the naked city, and New York Conversations captures some of the most revelatory ones. An extraordinary encounter between the supremely inventive vocalist Kendra Shank and the brilliant guitarist John Stowell, a player with a beautiful touch and rarified harmonic vocabulary who specializes in high-wire duo projects, the album came ...

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Pianist - Composer Daniel Szabo Releases "A Song From There" On Feb. 18

Pianist - Composer Daniel Szabo Releases "A Song From There" On Feb. 18

Featuring Drum Legend Peter Erskine & Bassist Edwin Livingston February 18, 2014 Release / DSZABOMUSIC “I first became aware of Daniel while teaching at USC. Bob Mintzer had called and was raving about this guy Dan who had applied for graduate studies. Upon first hearing some of his music, I knew he was special. Things ultimately worked out, ...

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Vocalist Carmen Cuesta Releases "Toda Una Vida...", A Collection Of Boleros With A Jazz Flavor

Vocalist Carmen Cuesta Releases "Toda Una Vida...", A Collection Of Boleros With A Jazz Flavor

Following up on her acclaimed recording Mi Bossa Nova, vocalist Carmen Cuesta returns home to Spain, both physically and spiritually, to embrace the enduring magic of the bolero on her soulful and sensual new masterwork Toda Una Vida (Tweety Records, January 28, 2014 release). Tapping into the wealth of classic pieces from Spain and South America, that ...