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NEWS: RECORDING

Multi-Award Winning Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko Celebrates 25 Years Of Music!

Multi-Award Winning Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko Celebrates 25 Years Of Music!

Prominent Russia's guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko celebrates his creative life jubilee by releasing new album Ascension. The new album was released on 2nd October, 2017 and entitled Roman, was recorded with his long time band, which includes Val Chernook on drums and Oleg Kanakov on bass. He is also joined by special guests: Grammy- winning violinist Charlie Bisharat, ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Al Di Meola at Balboa Theater

Read "Al Di Meola at Balboa Theater" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Al Di Meola
Balboa Theater
San Diego, CA
September 22, 2017

Most of us have been on many journeys in life. It might be globetrotting or a trip to the grocery store or all and everything in between. A journey can be filled with a myriad of the expected and unexpected. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gent Jazz Festival 2011: Days 1-4

Read "Gent Jazz Festival 2011: Days 1-4" reviewed by Martin Longley

Days 1-4 | Days 5-8

Gent Jazz Festival
Bijloke
Gent, Belgium
July 7-10, 2011

There has been a radical change to the Gent Jazz Festival site since last year. The historic Bijloke zone remains historic, but it now has a new concrete 'n' ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Riviera Maya Jazz Festival: Day Two, November 26, 2010

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Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
November 25-28, 2010

Painting in bold colors from different corners of the Latin American musical spectrum, guitarist Al Di Meola drew from his acclaimed, historic collaborations with Spanish guitarist Paco de ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Gumbi Ortiz: Stepping Out With Miami

Read "Gumbi Ortiz: Stepping Out With Miami" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Gumbi Ortiz's passion for jamming helped launch the percussionist's professional career. Blending his Afro-Cuban heritage with various styles of music, he's followed the lead of Carlos Santana in mixing Latin sounds with pop. Although he started playing the sax when he was a child, to honor his sax-playing father, he preferred percussion instruments.

After playing with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gumbi Ortiz: Miami

Read "Miami" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Gumbi Ortiz's debut is a musical smorgasbord that represents the diverse cultural influences that have shaped the percussionist's life. A longtime member of guitarist Al Di Meola's band, Ortiz has a passion for jamming--and food. It's the former that helped launch his professional career. Blending his Afro-Cuban heritage with jazz and other styles of music, he's ...