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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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Corina Bartra

A sophisticated jazz and contemporary world singer from Peru? -Yes, Peru. In the last 100 years jazz has spread to every section of the globe, bringing forth fine Latin jazz musicians from New York, Cuba and Brazil. And if you haven’t already heard about her, Corina Bartra from Peru…. Corina was the first vocalist to blend Afro Peruvian and criolla music & Jazz. She also pioneered subtle and exciting instrumental textures in her compositions and her arrangements. She writes extensive intros, interludes, and solos filled with inventive rhythms and beautiful harmonies. She also guides her musicians to do so

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Billy F. Gibbons at the Paramount

Read "Billy F. Gibbons at the Paramount" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

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.

MUSICIAN Born:

LehCats

LehCats (Norbert and Karen Stachels’ last name spelled backwards) blends jazz, funk, R&B, Latin, and other world music styles that takes you on a unique journey using original compositions as the vehicle. This group of seven musicians was formed in August 2013 by Norbert and Daniel Gonzalez and was designed to showcase all original jazz compositions. These musicians tell a unique story with versatility, passion, discovery, and invention.

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 ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

All Over the Map with Losen Records

Read "All Over the Map with Losen Records" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Here's a quick trivia tidbit for the day: Losen is the Norwegian word for 'pilot.' See, you never know what you're going to learn clicking around the web. This jny: Oslo-based label is so named for its forward-thinking dedication to exploration, and the stream of offerings only seems to get more wide-ranging and inventive every year. ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Mike Shapiro

Mike began studying with Charles Perry at 8 years old. Through the years he studied with various musicians including David Garibaldi, Michael Carvin, Saul Goodman, Roland Kohloff, Morris Lang and Buster Bailey. Mike has a degree from The Juilliard School. Some of the artists he has worked with include: 50 Shades The Musical, Todd Rundgren, Marcellus Hall, Forever Dusty The Musical, John Hall, Richard Julian, Genya Raven, Dakota Staton, Evidence, Wynton Marsalis, Zubin Mehta and Pierre Boulez. He has played venues from C.B.G.B.'S to Carnegie Hall in the U.S. and Europe. Mike uses Vic Firth Drum sticks.

Vanessa Daou

Vanessa Daou (born October 4, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, poet, visual artist and dancer. Most notably a musician, her work is known among electronica, nu jazz and trip hop circles for her trademark spoken word and aspirated singing style as well as its erotic and literary subtexts. Formative years Daou was born and spent her early childhood in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, relocating in 1984 to attend boarding school in Massachusetts. As a young adult, she attended Vassar College for two years and spent several years in New York City's Hell's Kitchen area before earning a scholarship to study dance at Columbia University

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 ...