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NEWS: RECORDING

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius will release their fifth CD Guilty of Innocence through Melodic Revolution Records early Fall 2017. The new 10-track album will be available worldwide in both Physical and Digital formats. Guilty of Innocence features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Tesar (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (The Fringe). Guilty of Innocence highlights include a ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

ArtistShare: A Record Label for the Digital Age

Read "ArtistShare: A Record Label for the Digital Age" reviewed by Paul Naser

In the information age, as technology is transforming the way we share ideas, the creative artist seems to be in a dangerous situation. Peer-to-peer file sharing and free-streaming content are direct threats to an artists' livelihood. Combining this insight with a love for music and an appreciation for artists and the value of their work, Brian ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Alex Skolnick: The 1st Artistshare Profile Interview

Alex Skolnick: The 1st Artistshare Profile Interview

We are pleased to announce the launch of the ArtistShare Profile series featuring exclusive interviews with ArtistShare artists focusing on inspirations, current projects, and the creative process. The first interview in the ArtistShare Profile series features acclaimed guitarist Alex Skolnick. Check out Alex's interview here. This series is part of our 10-year anniversary celebration. On October 15, 2013 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Randy Klein's Two Duos: What's Next?

Read "What's Next?" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Randy Klein launched his Two Duos series with Sunday Morning (Jazzheads, 2010), pairing the pianist up with trombonist Chris Washburne and tenor saxophonist Oleg Kireyev, but he leaves the horns behind for this follow-up. This time around, Klein turns to two different, but equally skilled string men. Guitarist Alex Skolnick, reborn as a jazz guitarist but ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazzheads Jazz Festival Took Place In New York City On May 4-5, 2012

This year Jazzheads celebrates its 20th anniversary as a label. The first annual Jazzheads Jazz Festival took place at the Players Club in New York City on May 4-5, 2012. The Players Club is the beautiful 18th century townhouse that belonged to Edwin Booth, the great Shakespearean actor and brother to John Wilkes. The townhouse has a performing banquet hall with ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Alex Skolnick Trio: U.S. Tour

Alex Skolnick Trio: U.S. Tour

TOUR STARTS DECEMBER 5 IN PHILADELPHIA The Alex Skolnick Trio will be on the road this December in support of their fourth album, Veritas (Palmetto). Blending the elegance and sophistication of jazz with the conviction of rock, the Trio's supporters range from international superstars Rodrigo y Gabriela, who chose the trio as their support act on tours ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Peter Auret: Turning the Tide

Read "Peter Auret: Turning the Tide" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

Johannesburg-based Peter Auret is something of a renaissance man in jazz. A drummer, bandleader, recording engineer, founder of a record label, and entrepreneur, Auret has spearheaded an initiative to organize some of the city's most striking jazz talents into a musical collective centered around his label, Afrisonic Records.

Starting his career as a drummer in ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Alex Skolnick Incorporates Thrash-Metal Origins Into His Jazz Work

Alex Skolnick Incorporates Thrash-Metal Origins Into His Jazz Work

People have their own path to becoming a jazz musician. Sometimes a parent or other family member who plays. Sometimes a musician starts off in one direction and then goes in another. Alex Skolnick has to be one of the most unique examples of the latter. The guitarist joined the thrash-metal band Testament when his was ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

The $100 Guitar Project: Act 1

Read "The $100 Guitar Project: Act 1" reviewed by Pascal-Denis Lussier

An online listing for a “no name," threadbare guitar; musicians with a distinct sense of humor; an idea, and one credit card... And a few emails later we've got something that combines the honest-but-struggling underdog, the ugly duckling, Pygmalion, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Kaspar Hauser, a Cinderella rags to riches, Herbie the Love ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Alex Skolnick and Rock House Break the Barriers of Jazz Guitar in a New 3 DVD Set

Alex Skolnick and Rock House Break the Barriers  of Jazz Guitar in a New 3 DVD Set

West Haven, CT. -- Rock House, the leader in music instruction, announced today the release of JAZZ GUITAR, Breaking the Traditional Barriers, a new Three DVD set featuring guitarist Alex Skolnick who is world renowned for creating an unprecedented blend of Metal and traditional Jazz. On his first-ever instructional program, Alex shares his perspectives and secrets ...


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