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Christian De Mesones And Special Guest Debora Galan Unveil An Album And New Jazz Genre At Blues Alley

Christian De Mesones And Special Guest Debora Galan  Unveil An Album And New Jazz Genre At Blues Alley

On Wednesday, July 10, genre-busting bassist / composer Christian de Mesones and special guest Debora Galan will bring the slow burn and endless rhythmic possibilities of Latin jazz into the realm of Smooth Jazz—and onto the Blues Alley stage, presenting music from their forthcoming album. Titled They Call Me Big New York, the recording fuses the funk, ...

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Mark Wade Trio At Montpelier Arts Center on March 15, 2019

Mark Wade Trio At Montpelier Arts Center on March 15, 2019

Bassist Mark Wade brings his trio to Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland for a concert featuring selections from his latest (2018) album, Moving Day. The New York based trio also includes pianist Tim Harrison and drummer Scott Neumann. Voted one of the top 10 bassists of 2018 and 2016 by the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader’s ...

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Women In Jazz: How To Jump Start Your Career

Women In Jazz: How To Jump Start Your Career

Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland, halfway between Washington DC and jny: Baltimore, has become a leader in hosting community cultural events. One of the most talked about is the Women in Jazz Panel Discussion held annually in March. The topic for the March 31, 2019 panel is entitled “Women in Jazz: How to Jump-Start Your Career.” ...

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Juanito Pascual And The New Flamenco Trio Fall Tour

Juanito Pascual And The New Flamenco Trio Fall Tour

Lovers of great guitar can look forward to the return of Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio to venues in various cities on the East Coast and the Midwest. His sound is a truly masterful and organic blend of traditional and contemporary flamenco plus influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and ...

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Jazz Legend Benny Golson To Appear At Baltimore's Jazzway 6004

Jazz Legend Benny Golson To Appear At Baltimore's Jazzway 6004

Internationally-acclaimed bebop/hard bop saxophonist, composer, and educator Benny Golson, who will turn 90 years old in January 2019, will appear at Baltimore’s Jazzway 6004 on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. The NEA Jazz Master and newly-inducted member of the DownBeat Hall of Fame will perform his famous tunes such as “Killer Joe,” “Whisper Not,” ...

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Canadian Jazz Band B's Bees Releases Third Album "Kanata"

Canadian Jazz Band B's Bees Releases Third Album "Kanata"

Montreal’s busiest jazz band, B’s Bees, recorded their new album Kanata during a highly inspired, post-tour interlude. Their third album displays their vast, exciting style of play and shows growth in the group’s compositional and improvisational abilities. A native of British Columbia, drummer and bandleader Brandon Goodwin has been a mainstay in the Montreal music scene ...

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California Vocalist Debora Galan Shares Spanish Roots In "All About Love"

California Vocalist Debora Galan Shares Spanish Roots In "All About Love"

With her album, All About Love, composer and vocalist Debora Galan shares original jazz and pop compositions inspired by her Spanish and Cuban ancestry and her abiding love of melody, rhythm and groove. Aided by Emmy winning and GRAMMY nominated producer and multi-instrumentalist Allan Phillips, she shares a compendium of smooth and tasteful Latin- flavored jazz tunes ...

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Brazilian Saxophonist Michel Nirenberg Tours U.S. In Fall Of 2017

Brazilian Saxophonist Michel Nirenberg Tours U.S. In Fall Of 2017

In late September, Brazilian saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg will tour Mid-Atlantic cities and towns, sharing the vibrant melodies and captivating rhythms of his homeland with fans of world music and jazz. The tour takes his quartet from the nation’s capital to Baltimore and Annapolis, Rock Hall and Easton on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and concludes with ...

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Hard-Swinging Montreal Quartet B's Bees Launches First U.S. Tour

Hard-Swinging Montreal Quartet B's Bees Launches First U.S. Tour

Montreal-based group B’s Bees, a hard-swinging outfit known for compelling originals and high-energy interpretations of jazz masters, is launching a spring tour through the eastern and southern United States. After a kick-off concert at Café Resonance in jny: Montreal on April 13, they’ll perform a dozen concerts in seven states before ending at The Emmet Ray ...

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Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

From its earliest days, women have played key roles in jazz. Vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday are legendary singers who exhibited a high level of musicianship. They mastered the technique of their instrument (the voice), learned their music thoroughly and were skilled improvisers like any other band member. Many more talented women have contributed ...