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MUSICIAN Born:

Mai Leisz

Mai Leisz is a bassplayer and composer from the shadowland of the North: post-soviet country, Estonia, where she was born and raised. In 2010 she made the move to Sweden where she honed her craft as an electric bass player and composer. She started gaining wider exposure with her own jazz-fusion group MaiGroup as well as freelancing with different jazz bands and pop artists: Linnea Henriksson, Ebbot Lundberg, Petra Marklund, Carola, Norrbotten Big Band, New Places Orchestra, Brady Blade, Håkan Broström and Estonian legends Tõnis Mägi, Riho Sibul and Jaak Johanson. Her tireless work ethic, melodic bass playing and versatility has raised her name among the world’s top musicians

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Calexico all'Alcatraz di Milano

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Calexico
Alcatraz
Milano
14.3.2018

Da un lato e l'altro del confine, per commuoversi ma soprattutto per fare festa. Poco importa che dal vivo non cambino mai troppo gli ingredienti fondamentali di una band che, insieme a un suono fieramente meticcio e di frontiera, negli anni ha ampliato, reinterpretato e attualizzato ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

King Crimson: Sailors' Tales 1970-1972

Read "Sailors' Tales 1970-1972" reviewed by John Kelman

If it's a fundamental truth that adversity can sometimes bring the absolute best, creatively speaking, out of music and the people who make it, then the roughly 23 months following the release of King Crimson's classic 1969 debut, In the Court of the Crimson King (Island)--and, after a single North American tour, the breakup of its ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman at The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman
The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
September 24, 2017

Gregg Allman co-founded and curated the inaugural Laid Back Festival. That festival began as a single day celebration in August of 2015 and was held at the Jones ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jackson Brown at Walmart Arkansas Music Amphitheater

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Jackson Browne
Walmart Arkansas Music Amphitheater
Cox Concert Series
Rogers, Arkansas
Saturday, October 17, 2015

I love nostalgia. It is the romance in my thought and it indeed had its way with me seeing Jackson Browne. The problem with nostalgia is it will never be 1974 again and I ...

ARTICLE: OPINION

Joe Cocker 1944-2014

Read "Joe Cocker 1944-2014" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

For all of the boasting that the United States can do being the birthplace of every major popular music genre since 1920, the United States cannot claim the credit for the widespread popularization of this music. That honor goes to Europe, and more specifically, the United Kingdom, who more than any other country, forced the United ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

An Interview With Wren Marie Harrington

Q: What are your goals as an artist? A: My primary goal as a singer is to deepen the level of understanding of the intentions of songs with my particular voice, and a rich variety of languages and musical idioms. I consider the human voice a crucial element in uniting the listener with the spirit of any ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Simi Valley Cajun-Blues Festival 2014 Announces Headliners

Simi Valley Cajun-Blues Festival 2014 Announces Headliners

The 25th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival will rock once again at Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25, at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., in Simi Valley. The event features two full stages for each of its musical genres. Music will proceed non-stop each day from 12 noon until 7:30 p.m. ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Charlie Peacock

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Meet Charlie Peacock:
Charlie Peacock is an American multi-genre Grammy Award-winning record producer, composer, and recording artist. He has award-winning and chart-topping credits in jazz, gospel, country, folk, Americana, rock, and pop. Lemonade (Twenty Ten Music, 2014) is Peacock's third recording in the jazz genre.

His first release, Love Press Ex-Curio (Thirty Tigers, ...

Take Five With Otmar Binder

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Meet Otmar Binder:

I live in Vienna, Austria and work mainly as an theater accompanist. This includes writing film music and songwriting for myself as well as others. As a piano teacher, I focus on songwriting and piano playing for singers and actors.

Instrument(s):

Piano and vocals.

Teachers and/or influences?

I ...