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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca Continues Cinque World Tour To Mexico! November 6th With Special Guest Jon Faddis!

Elio Villafranca Continues Cinque World Tour To Mexico! November 6th With Special Guest Jon Faddis!

Grammy Consideration In Multiple Categories! 2018 DownBeat Winner- Rising Star- Keyboard
4.5-star Review, Cinque Elio Villafranca's Cinque World Tour continues from Japan, Australia and Tasmania this summer on to Mexico on November 6th with Special Guest Jon Faddis! Nov. 6 Guadalajara, Mexico
Cinque Release Concert at Centro de Promoción Cultural, ITESO
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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Billy F. Gibbons at the Paramount

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Billy F. Gibbons
The Paramount
The Big Bad Blues Tour
Huntington, NY
October 28, 2018

Jimi Hendrix said that Billy F. Gibbons was “America's best young guitarist" during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. That's high praise and some pretty heady stuff.

NEWS: RECORDING

Vanessa Daou To Release Her Landmark 1994 Debut 'Zipless: Songs From The Works Of Erica Jong' On Vinyl For The First Time Via Her Own DRKR Records

Vanessa Daou To Release Her Landmark 1994 Debut 'Zipless: Songs From The Works Of Erica Jong' On Vinyl For The First Time Via Her Own DRKR Records

Zipless: Songs from the Works of Erica Jong, the landmark 1994 album which launched Vanessa Daou’s solo career, is set for its long-awaited vinyl debut on December 7, 2018. The LP will be available via Daou’s own DRKR Records imprint in association with KID Recordings. Various exclusive pre-order offers of the remastered, limited edition heavyweight 180gm black vinyl ...

NEWS: EVENT

Esperanza Spalding and William Parker Perform At Mind-Builders 40th Anniversary Gala On November 3 At Lehman College

Esperanza Spalding and William Parker Perform At Mind-Builders 40th Anniversary Gala On November 3 At Lehman College

Mind-Builders 40th Anniversary Gala with Esperanza Spalding on November 3 at Lehman College Lehman Stages/Lovinger Theatre
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468 "Magic...pure imagination and also incredibly tactile." —NPR Music Mind-Builders 40th Anniversary Gala at Lehman College celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center at Lovinger Theater at our first ever Gala ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Maria Quintanilla

Maria Quintanilla, originally born in Lima, Peru, is a multi-award winning vocalist, composer, and producer based in the heart of New York City. Her insatiable curiosity has enabled her to perform and record in a wide spectrum of styles that range from classical to jazz, funk to pop, soul to latin. Despite her young age, Maria Quintanilla has toured all over Europe, North and South America, and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with award winning artists such as mentor Jon Faddis, John Benitez, Steve Turre and Tia Fuller, amongst others. She has been recognized as a performer with poise far beyond her years and with having an exceptional ear for raw vocal expression

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Connie Han Trio at Smoke Jazz Club

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Connie Han Trio
Smoke Jazz Club
New York, NY
October 4, 2018

Combustible is the first word that sprung to mind as pianist Connie Han opened her first set by spring loading her wily rhythm-mates, bassist Edwin Livingston and drummer/musical director Bill Wysaske through a twisty, bop energy ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Abigail Rockwell "Autumn Noir" CD Release Is 10.10.18, Featuring Saxophonist Harry Allen & More!

Abigail Rockwell "Autumn Noir" CD Release Is 10.10.18, Featuring Saxophonist Harry Allen & More!

Abigail Rockwell Autumn Noir (Golden Egg)
CD Release: October 10, 2018
Featuring Saxophonist Harry Allen & More! Sultry tones tell the story.
Cinematic jazz: a fresh blend of originals and standards.
Abigail Rockwell's first album as a singer/songwriter Why Noir? That haunting saxophone solo line running through “Taxi Driver," the ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Renato Diz

Renato Diz is a Portuguese pianist, composer and producer based in New York. Born in Porto, Portugal, Renato studied classical piano exclusively for 12 years, under the tutelage of Dr. Rui Pintão, at Fundação Conservatório Regional de Gaia. A chance encounter with jazz at a concert by pianist and composer Carlos Azevedo, introduced him to the world of improvised music and he decided to pursue his studies in this art. In 2004 he became a private student of Carlos Azevedo and in 2006 he was accepted in the leading jazz program on the Iberian Peninsula at the time, for a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Performance at ESMAE - IPP in Porto

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Paul Simon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Paul Simon
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance
Flushing, NY
September 22, 2018

“Hello, my friends!"--so began Paul Simon's farewell concert, held in the New York City borough where it all began. The location, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, was the site of two World's Fairs (1939 and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Miggy Augmented Orchestra U.S. Debut Of "Colorful" This Sunday At Birdland On September 30th - Reserve Now!

Miggy Augmented Orchestra U.S. Debut Of "Colorful" This Sunday At Birdland On September 30th - Reserve Now!

U.S. Debut for Colorful
This Sunday at Birdland
September 30th
Reserve Now!
17-Piece Orchestra
Miggy Augmented Orchestra Sunday, September 30th
Birdland
315 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 11036
6:00pm. $30 Miggy Augmented Orchestra New Release Colorful on artistshare! "A hidden ...