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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. ...

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Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Assembles NYC All-Stars For Jalopy Theatre Concert On Sunday October 29

Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Assembles NYC All-Stars For Jalopy Theatre Concert On Sunday October 29

Special Guests Include: Ari Hoenig (Drums), Miles Griffith (Voice), Greg Glassman (Trumpet) Nathan Peck (Bass), Pandit Samir Chatterjee (Tabla), Dan Aran (Drums) Opening Set by Roots, Folk, Americana, Bluegrass Collective, Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches Armed with an “impressive debut recording, broad in scope, deep in concept and eminently listenable,” guitarist/banjoist Nick Russo burst onto the scene eleven ...

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On The Eve Of His 50th Year As A Composer/Entertainer, Indian Icon Bappi Lahiri Delivers Divine Power

On The Eve Of His 50th Year As A Composer/Entertainer, Indian Icon Bappi Lahiri Delivers Divine Power

Los Angeles/Mumbai: With nearly 50 years of songwriting, composition, and performances under his belt, global icon Bappi Lahiri is set to release Divine Power, the most personal, soul-stirring album of his distinguished career. Honoring the deity Krishna with a compelling presentation of Shanti, Om, chanting and vocalizations, Divine Power is a transformational journey nonpareil and one that is setting ...

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Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With "Blue(s)," Her 10th Studio Album, On July 14th

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Returns With "Blue(s)," Her 10th Studio Album, On July 14th

On July 14, 2017, virtuoso flutist, composer/arranger, and educator, Lori Bell will release blue(s), a 9-song excursion showcasing straight-ahead blues, and the word “blue” (which appears in each song title), highlighting its rich color, lingering mood and resplendent hue. Now in the third decade of her acclaimed career, blue(s) is Bell's 10th album overall, and the follow-up ...

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Award-Winning Nine-Piece Band Phat Phunktion To Release "Live At The High Noon" On CD/Blu-Ray On June 2

Award-Winning Nine-Piece Band Phat Phunktion To Release "Live At The High Noon" On CD/Blu-Ray On June 2

As a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students who banded together in 1996, Phat Phunktion have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the United States and around the world. Combining the polish of Top 40 with the smooth feeling of 60’s soul and the raw groove of 70’s funk, Phat Phunktion is a nine-piece ...

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Saxophone Maestra Fostina Dixon Blends Contemporary Jazz, Gospel, Funk And R&B On "Here We Go Again"

Saxophone Maestra Fostina Dixon Blends Contemporary Jazz, Gospel, Funk And R&B On "Here We Go Again"

First Single “Prayer of Jabez” is a Tribute To Marvin Gaye, Whom She Toured with for 4 Years Wilmington, DE: As a highly-regarded, in-demand composer, vocalist and jazz soloist who plays soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, flute, and clarinet, Fostina Dixon has been honing her craft for decades as a guest soloist with Abbey Lincoln, Barry Harris, ...

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On April 7, Visionary Avant-Garde Composer Joe Garrison Returns With “the People Upstairs”

On April 7, Visionary Avant-Garde Composer Joe Garrison Returns With “the People Upstairs”

As a 25-year veteran of pushing the boundaries of modern composition, prolific musician Joe Garrison is getting set to introduce his most adventurous project yet. Releasing April 7, The People Upstairs is the follow-up to 2013’s Veranda, which the jny: San Diego Troubadour favorably compared to the ground-breaking work of Oliver Nelson while also landing in NBC San Diego’s Top 10 ...

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Legendary Bollywood Composer Bappi Lahiri Issues Career Defining Album

Legendary Bollywood Composer Bappi Lahiri Issues Career Defining Album

Known as the “Disco King" of India, Lahiri Has Composed 5,000 Songs for Over 500 movies. Hollywood Films Include “Eyewitness to Murder" and “Divine Lovers." Indian Melody Draws from Sufi, Bangla, Bhajan, & Ghazal and Features Vocalist Smita Guha A career-defining achievement in World Music, Indian Melody is the acclaimed new collaboration between legendary Indian music icon Bappi Lahiri ...

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Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Reimagines "Hot Jazz Jumpers" As "Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches"

Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Reimagines "Hot Jazz Jumpers" As "Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches"

New Group Infuses Elements of Gullah-Geechee Culture With Folk Traditions, New Orleans Influences and Music of the 1920s 10-Track Very Next Thing Includes High-Spirited Renditions of Classics by Elizabeth Cotton, Harry Dixon, Fats Waller, Clarence Williams and James “Sugar Boy” Crawford. Instrumentation Includes Voice, Banjo, Resonator, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Harmonica, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet & Piano Special Guests Include Trumpeter, ...

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Acclaimed Lori Bell Quartet To Showcase At 23rd Annual Jazz In The Pines Festival

Acclaimed Lori Bell Quartet To Showcase At 23rd Annual Jazz In The Pines Festival

Presented by Idyllwild Arts Foundation, 2-Day Festival Takes Place in Idyllwild, CA, Located in the San Jacinto Mountains Lori Bell Quartet Includes Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell, Pianist Bill Cunliffe, Bassist Katie Thiroux & Drummer Matt Witek Scheduled for 90-minute Main Stage Performance on Sunday August 21 (2:30-4:00pm) Other Fest Performers Include Diane Schuur, Ernie Watts, Graham Dechter, Casey Abrams ...