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Wynton Marsalis and Confederate Monuments: How a Jazz Musician Started a Political Movement

Read "Wynton Marsalis and Confederate Monuments: How a Jazz Musician Started a Political Movement" reviewed by Dustin Mallory

In the wake of the events that took place in Charlottesville, VA on August 11-12, the nation has been gripped by horrific violence and tragedy. Our screens have been filled with images of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the counter-protestors who clashed with them. The Unite the Right rally may have ended in chaos, but it began ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Johnny Cash Family Condemns Neo-Nazi Use Of Father's Image

Johnny Cash Family Condemns Neo-Nazi Use Of Father's Image

The family of Johnny Cash have demanded that Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups not associate the image of their late father with the discriminatory ideas. In an open letter posted to Roseanne Cash's Facebook page, the family took issue with a protester during the confrontation in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend who appeared in a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Alma Records' Sping/Summer Releases Are Indicative of Label's Eclectic Roster

Toronto-based Alma Records is kicking into high gear with a slate of spring and summer releases that particularly highlights the label's commitment to music that transcends geographic boundaries.

Just as the sporting world is about to turn its focus to South Africa this summer for the World Cup, Alma will release the debut recording from the ...

Violinist Alex Hargreaves Will Perform Across the U.S. This Summer

Shows Include Double Bills with Guitarist Grant Gordy, Performances with Sarah Jarosz and Mike Marshall's Big Trio

By the start of May, high school seniors all over the country have sent in their acceptance letters to the colleges of their choice and are ready to take a much deserved vacation before heading off towards their ...

The October Trio to Tour Throughout Eastern Canada and the US

Award Winning Canadian Jazz Trio Will Perform for the First Time Ever in New York and Boston

This June, internationally acclaimed jazz group The October Trio will set out to promote their latest CD, Looks Like it's Going to Snow (Songlines), with the (no more snow) Tour 2010.

The band's third release, Looks Like it's Going ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Gregory Porter Will Release Motema Debut, Water, on May 11

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Celebrates CD's Release At Smoke in NYC May 3 and Stars in “Low Down Dirty Blues" in Chicago from May 27 - July 3

With a voice that can caress or confront, embrace or exhort, Gregory Porter exhibits such an incredible degree of vocal mastery that no less a jazz luminary than Wynton ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sokoband to Release New Album

Sokoband to Release New Album

Sokoband (formerly “Soko"), prog/jazz/jamband ensemble from Charlottesville, VA will release Sokoband on March 9, 2010. The eponymous work is a maximum-capacity CD containing 10 tracks, eight of which are new versions of the songs from Soko's 1997 debut album, In November Sunlight. The other two are previously unreleased; the first is a modern take on an ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mark Rapp Set to Play WC Handy Jazz Festival

Mark Rapp Set to Play WC Handy Jazz Festival

This weekend (July 24 & 25), trumpeter and composer Mark Rapp and his NY-based band will come back for a second year in a row bringing his original sounds of contemporary/modern Jazz to Florence, Alabama at the 28th annual WC Handy Festival. Past festivals have had such greats as Dizzy Gillispie, Take6, Henry Butler, Ellis Marsalis ...

Mark Rapp Plays the 18th Annual Jazztime Festival Rijeka

Mark Rapp Plays the 18th Annual Jazztime Festival Rijeka

Jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp will play the Jazztime Festival in Rijeka, Croatia with the NY Reunion Trio. Mark Rapp, Joe Kaplowitz and Klemens Marktl used to play the together often in the NY jazz scene until Joe and Klemens moved abroad. Now, a couple years later, they are set to reunite on Friday, May 15th for ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

AMI Signs Mark Rapp to Artist Roster

AMI Signs Mark Rapp to Artist Roster

Addeo Music International who represents Maceo Parker, Gerald Clayton, Aaron Goldberg, Steve Turre, Tom Harrell, Eldar and more has signed jazz trumpeter Mark Rapp AMI was founded in 2008 as a multi-genre, international music agency committed to fostering the careers of some of the most culturally significant and forward thinking artists in the world. AMI is led ...