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NEWS: TV / FILM

The Bebop Channel To Begin Airing On Spectrum New York In 2020

The Bebop Channel To Begin Airing On Spectrum New York In 2020

The BeBop Channel (beboptv.com), the multicultural multi-platform streaming network from Harlem, is set to begin airing its programming by early 2020 to certain New York City cable households over Spectrum. The BeBop Channel will air in the north Manhattan region from the Upper West Side extending into the Bronx. Channel executives, which are currently developing a seven channel ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Will Sellenraad, Eric McPherson and Rene Hart release 'Greene Street Vol. 1' 0n Deko Music

Will Sellenraad, Eric McPherson and Rene Hart release 'Greene Street Vol. 1' 0n Deko Music

“For his fourth album, guitarist Will Sellenraad set out to capture a social dynamic in motion. He called on two longtime associates, bassist Rene Hart and drummer Eric McPherson, and made Green Street Vol. 1, which is due out on Deko Music on June 14. The album includes tunes by all three musicians, but its opening ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dead & Company at The NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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Dead & Company
NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The Fall Fun Run Tour
Uniondale, NY
November 5, 2019

With the former Nassau Coliseum smelling like a mixture of pot, patchouli and incense with the vast majority of the attendees wearing something featuring tie-dye colors, the latest incarnation ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

David Sanborn Releases Trailer For His New Show 'Sanborn Sessions'

David Sanborn Releases Trailer For His New Show 'Sanborn Sessions'

DAVE SANBORN, LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST, PRESENTS THE FIRST SEASON OF HIS NEW SHOW “SANBORN SESSIONS” Digital Series Features Performances & Conversation With Kandace Springs, Michael McDonald, Terrace Martin, Bob James and Others. Dave Sanborn, veteran saxophonist and six time Grammy Award winner announced today that he will soon present the first episode of his new music show, Sanborn Sessions. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lisa Hilton Redefines Her Path With Latest Album 'Chalkboard Destiny' Available December 6th

Lisa Hilton Redefines Her Path With Latest Album 'Chalkboard Destiny' Available December 6th

“My favorite album we’ve worked on in there’s a lot of great music!” —Al Schmitt, 23-time Grammy winning engineer “We live in an exciting time of constant change…” is the introductory quote from the award winning composer, and acclaimed pianist Lisa Hilton, in her liner notes for her latest release Chalkboard Destiny—recorded with jazz luminaries JD ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Wycliffe Gordon & Vincent Gardner At The Jazz Corner

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Wycliffe Gordon & Vincent Gardner
The Jazz Corner
Hilton Head Island, SC
November 8-9, 2019

Wycliffe “Pinecone" Gordon is an Armstrong-styled horn player and has won a Louie award to prove it. He displayed that same laid-back behind the beat timing as Louis Armstrong, which belied the clarity of phrasing ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist / Composer / Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant 'Smolder' Release Performance At Birdland Broadway World - Rave Review! Brand New Video!

Vocalist / Composer / Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant 'Smolder' Release Performance At Birdland Broadway World - Rave Review!  Brand New Video!

Kristen Lee Sergeant has truly blazed her way onto the scene with her most recent live performance at Birdland, featuring the music from her DownBeat Editor's Pick release, Smolder. Stephen Mosher (BroadwayWorld.com) writes: "Oh my gosh. That was my immediate reaction to Kristen Lee Sergeant. Oh my gosh, oh my goodness, golly Moses, holy wow. OMG. Those ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ECMFest at SFJAZZ

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ECM Fest
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, California
October 24-27, 2019

ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is an independent record label founded by in Munich In 1969 Karl Egger, Manfred Eicher and Manfred Scheffner had the brilliant foresight to found ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) in Munich, Germany.

The label has ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

David Sanborn: The Curtain Rises on Sanborn Sessions

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Listed alphabetically, as opposed to first, second, and third place, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, and David Sanborn are as good as it gets when discussing the best and most influential alto saxophone players of all-time. Now before you say what about Phil Woods or Kenny Garrett or any number of others, let me qualify that this ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Musicians On The Suncoast Jazz Festival Roster Say They Are Looking Forward To Upcoming Performances At Three Day Event

Musicians On The Suncoast Jazz Festival Roster Say They Are Looking Forward To Upcoming Performances At Three Day Event

A Variety of Artists Express Their Enthusiasm for the Festival’s Evolving and Eclectic Line Up As autumn begins its inevitable turn toward winter, the chance to enjoy a combination of jazz and sunshine becomes even more tempting. From November 22 through 25, the Suncoast Jazz Festival, which takes place on the travel-award-winning Clearwater Beach, will provide both ...