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Donny McCaslin Group / Ensemble LPR: Symphonic Bowie at Central Park SummerStage

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Donny McCaslin Group / Ensemble LPR
Central Park SummerStage
Symphonic Bowie
New York, NY
June 9, 2018

New York City can't stop saying goodbye to David Bowie. And with good reason. The rock legend lived in Manhattan for more than 20 years and often spoke fondly of his adopted city. On ...

The Song Poetry of William Parker

Read "The Song Poetry of William Parker" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The voice is close to the essence of what it means to be human. Through the voice, we express ourselves and sing our sorrow. It goes back a long way to hymns, blues, arias and standards. Through the tunes we tune in to ourselves and forget our daily strife.

When songs are best, ...

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Harold O'Neal "Piano Cinema" Launch Event On July 6 In NYC - Free!

Harold O'Neal  "Piano Cinema" Launch Event On July 6 In NYC - Free!

Harold O'Neal's “Piano Cinema"
Hudson Yards NYC
Free with RSVP Only
Album Launch Event Date: Friday, July 6th from 7-9pm Location:
SAP Leonardo
10 Hudson Yards, Floor 48
New York, NY 10001 Attire: Smart Casual Admission: Free with RSVP only RSVP Now About Piano Cinema Piano Cinema is the second solo ...

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Camille Bertault & Chico Pinheiro launch the Rizzoli Music Aperitivo (NYC) on June 17 at 5PM

Camille Bertault & Chico Pinheiro launch the Rizzoli Music Aperitivo (NYC) on  June 17 at 5PM

Join us for the launch of Rizzoli Music Aperitivo with jazz musicians Camille Bertault and Chico Pinheiro. These young stars of the French and Brazilian jazz scenes launch a series of live performances at Rizzoli Bookstore that will spotlight international talent and spark cross-pollination between music and books.

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

The 23rd Edition Of New York’s Vision Festival

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If one had to pick just one word to describe New York's Vision Festival, it would be consistency. This late May 2018 event, which has been presented annually since 1996, has consistently offered exciting and inspired improvised music, poetry, and dance executed by both seasoned, well-established artists as well as younger, emerging talent. They all have ...

Flutist Andrea Brachfeld & Her Quartet Insight To Perform At The Triad Theater, NYC, Monday, June 18

Flutist Andrea Brachfeld & Her Quartet Insight To Perform At The Triad Theater, NYC, Monday, June 18

Flutist/composer Andrea Brachfeld will perform a CD release show for her new Jazzheads recording, If Not Now, When?, at the Triad Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Monday, June 18 at 9:30pm. The “incredible clarity of purpose” Brachfeld gained after spending 2016 in deep introspection about her life and music generated the nine original compositions ...

Randy Brecker Quintet: Live at Sweet Basil 1988

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Randy Brecker Quintet
Live at Sweet Basil 1988
MVDvisual
2018

Culled from direct-to-two-track digital recordings made on three of Randy Brecker's potent six-night 1988 run at New York City's Sweet Basil, and featuring a particularly top-drawer quintet of musical friends old and new, the original 1989 LP/CD release of Live at Sweet ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vision Festival 2018

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23rd Annual Vision Festival
Roulette
New York, NY
May 23-28, 2018

Introduction The Vision Festival somewhat surprisingly but reassuringly stands proud as the longest-lived annually produced jazz festival in New York. While the central plank remains what the Festival terms avant jazz, it's interspersed with poetry, dance, art, and ...

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Sarah Weaver

Sarah Weaver is a New York-based experimental composer, conductor, and technologist working internationally as a specialist in localized and telematic music. She pioneers telematic music composition, frameworks of composition/improvisation/gesture for localized solo/chamber music and ensemble music, contemplative music, and international ensemble concepts. Recent projects include collaborations with the NASA Kepler Mission, United Nations organizations, premieres at The Stone, Roulette, Iridium Jazz Club, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and telematic projects since 2006 with sites in Abu Dhabi, Banff, Beijing, Belfast, Florence, Jerusalem, Montreal, Nairobi, New York, Rensselaer, San Diego, Seattle, South Korea, Stanford, United Nations Headquarters in New York, and Zurich

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Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches To Play Record Release Concert At DROM NYC On June 14 With Emmy-Nominated Actor Rob Morrow

Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches To Play Record Release Concert At DROM NYC On June 14 With Emmy-Nominated Actor Rob Morrow

Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are likely the only band today infusing elements of Gullah-Geechee and world rhythms with folk traditions, Americana, New Orleans influences, and 1920s jazz. The forthcoming sophomore album, Get Us Out Of Fearland , due June 15, builds upon the multicultural exuberance that made the band’s debut, Very Next Thing, a transcendent breath of fresh air. ...