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Danilo Perez's New Release "Providencia" Available For Full Album Preview As Part Of NPR Music's "Exclusive First Listen" Series

Danilo Perez's New Release "Providencia" Available For Full Album Preview As Part Of NPR Music's "Exclusive First Listen" Series

“Danilo is open to whatever comes, in that zero-gravity kind of way. When we become weightless, he doesn't start looking for things to hold on to." - Wayne Shorter, 2008 Danilo Perez, the acclaimed Panamanian pianist, educator and social activist, will kick off the release of his new album, Providencia, with an NPR Music “Exlusive First Listen." From August ...

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Rebecca Coupe Franks Showcases An Eclectic Mix Of Instrumentals And Vocals On Check the Box, Set For August 17 Release

Rebecca Coupe Franks Showcases An Eclectic Mix Of Instrumentals And Vocals On Check the Box, Set For August 17 Release

Trumpeter/Composer/Bandleader Celebrates Her 20 Year Career "This emotionally heartfelt and driving album brings home spirited, inspired songs and trumpet playing...Rebecca is at her best throughout, and the songs reflect a versatility of music form in a tableau of polished approach, feel and style." —from the CD liner notes, Lynne Robin Green This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Smalls Live, A New Jazz Label Founded By Smalls Jazz Club Owner Spike Wilner, Captures The Essence Of New York's Storied Jazz Club On Disc

Smalls Live, A New Jazz Label Founded By Smalls Jazz Club Owner Spike Wilner, Captures The Essence Of New York's Storied Jazz Club On Disc

Features Five Upcoming Releases By Jimmy Greene, Ari Hoenig, Omer Avital, Ben Wolfe and Wilner, Available on October 12 With the launch of its new record label, Smalls Live, Smalls Jazz Club throws open its doors, inviting a worldwide audience into the intimate confines of the Greenwich Village club. Since it opened in 1993, Smalls has become a hothouse for ...

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Hard Bop Icons - The Cookers - Resurrect The Spirit of Mid '60s Tradition on Debut Release, "Warriors" - August 31

Hard Bop Icons - The Cookers - Resurrect The Spirit of Mid '60s Tradition on Debut Release, "Warriors" - August 31

Jazz Legacy Productions Effort Features Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, and Craig Handy Jazz veterans, colleagues and kindred spirits Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart forge a world-class union on their auspicious debut for Jazz Legacy Productions. Along with trumpeter David Weiss saxophonist Craig Handy, ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Detroit Jazz Festival: Music On All Cylinders

Detroit Jazz Festival: Music On All Cylinders

Detroit Jazz Fest Goes Global Today, organizers of the Detroit International Jazz Festival (DJF) unveiled a unique concept to share the 2010 festival with the world on DJF's Jazz Planet tv—an interactive web experience that will stream via the internet live and taped performances, news flashes, interviews and behind-the-scenes commentary throughout Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3rd. The mission ...

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Bobby Watson Set To Release Seven-Part, "The Gates BBQ Suite," on Lafiya Music - September 14

Bobby Watson Set To Release Seven-Part, "The Gates BBQ Suite," on Lafiya Music - September 14

Self-Produced Album Celebrates Kansas City's Music, Most Famous Food—And a Watson Family Tradition "Kansas City is the Napa Valley of barbeque. Gates Barbeque stands alone as king of the valley!"—Bobby Watson Bobby Watson, famed Kansas City-area native, William and Mary Grant/Missouri Endowed Professor of Jazz and esteemed director of Jazz Studies at University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and ...

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Kurt Rosenwinkel Partners With Portugal's Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos for "Our Secret World" Releasing on WOM Music - September 7, 2010

Kurt Rosenwinkel Partners With Portugal's Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos for "Our Secret World" Releasing on WOM Music - September 7, 2010

An Ambitious Big-Band Reworking of Seven Rosenwinkel Compositions Kurt Rosenwinkel has always given us music that has conveyed a sense of masterful story-telling & breathtaking imaginative reach. His significance to the ever-evolving jazz tradition in fact transcends the oft-cited lineage of jazz guitar in much the same way that Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter both impacted colleagues ...

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Critically Acclaimed Band, The Jazz Passengers Set to Release "Reunited" on October 12

Critically Acclaimed Band, The Jazz Passengers Set to Release "Reunited" on October 12

Ensemble's First Release in Over a Decade Features Special Guests Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, and Marc Ribot "The Jazz Passengers make jazz that's smart and witty and raucous. For all its unpredictable forms and modernist dissonances, the music comes across as boisterous fun. The Passengers' basic sound is that of a densely dissonant hard-bop band, updating Charles ...