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AVG Records Announces the release of 'Human Revolution' By flutist Michael Mason

AVG Records Announces the release of 'Human Revolution' By flutist Michael Mason

AVG Records is proud to announce the long awaited release from critically acclaimed Jazz Flutist, Michael Mason, Human Revolution. The eight song compilation, a Jazz/world fusion/rock project composed/arranged/orchestrated and performed by Mason, with his long time band of gifted musicians. It is his most Exciting release to date. From the heartfelt tribute to the late Bill ...

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News: Recording

Award Winning Vocalist Joanie Pallatto To Release New CD 'My Original Plan' Featuring Fareed Haque On Friday, April 16th, 2021

Award Winning Vocalist Joanie Pallatto To Release New CD 'My Original Plan' Featuring Fareed Haque On Friday, April 16th, 2021

Southport Records announces the new CD of all original music from award winning singer/songwriter, Joanie Pallatto—My Original Plan featuring Fareed Haque. Jazzy Pop! My Original Plan is a collection of 14 magical songs, filled with hip lush arrangements, co-produced by Joanie Pallatto and Fareed Haque. Featuring Musicians modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque with John Devlin, Luiz ...

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News: Recording

Critically Acclaimed Singer, Josie Falbo, To Release Long Awaited CD 'You Must Believe In Spring' On Southport Records, September 25

Critically Acclaimed Singer, Josie Falbo, To Release Long Awaited CD 'You Must Believe In Spring' On Southport Records,  September 25

On You Must Believe in Spring, Josie Falbo sings and swings her way through from The Great American Songbook. “Spring" includes Billy Strayhorn's “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing", Harold Arlen/Truman Capote's mesmerizing “A Sleepin' Bee" and the title track, “You Must Believe in Spring," by the late, Michel Legrand and his writing partners, Alan and ...

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News: Recording

New Release By Markus Rutz - Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs

New Release By Markus Rutz - Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs

Markus Rutz Music (MRM) and OA2 Records announce the second volume of Blueprints – Figure Two: New Designs, the latest jazz expression from the jny: Chicago trumpeter/composer. An album of passion, balladry, moods and foot tapping groove, Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs is the second volume of new music. Figure Two picks up at present in ...

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News: Recording

Multi-Genre Singer/Songwriter G. Thomas Allen Takes Rank In The Modern Post-Bop/Jazz Space With His Self-Titled Debut Album. Drops July 3, 2020!

Multi-Genre Singer/Songwriter G. Thomas Allen Takes Rank In The Modern Post-Bop/Jazz Space With His Self-Titled Debut Album. Drops July 3, 2020!

Not too many male singers have a high C6, well at least not to be heard in public, but G. Thomas Allen's stratospheric range and pleasantly smooth tone is the next wave of sound in the modern jazz space. Native of Danville, VA, by way of jny: Chicago, where he is currently based and accessible to ...

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Article: Interview

Steve Dawson: Finding the Secret of a Song

Read "Steve Dawson: Finding the Secret of a Song" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


It might be that singer/songwriter Steve Dawson was born in California and raised in Idaho, but he has become a son of the city he calls home: jny: Chicago. He is teaching at the acclaimed Old Town School of Folk Music and while preparing others for a life in music, he has also followed his own ...

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Article: Interview

Charles Rumback: Singing Structures of Rhythm

Read "Charles Rumback: Singing Structures of Rhythm" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Versatility, personality and musical empathy are qualities that a modern drummer needs, and Charles Rumback has them in abundance. Based in Chicago, Rumback has accompanied adventurous singer/songwriters like Caleb Willitz, Steve Dawson and Ryley Walker, played jazzy electronica with Colorlist and explored the classic format of the piano trio with bassist John Tate and pianist Jim ...

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News: Event

Trumpeter Markus Rutz Album Release Concert at PianoForte Studios in Chicago set for October 11th

Trumpeter Markus Rutz Album Release Concert at PianoForte Studios in Chicago set for October 11th

Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks reveals the heart of an artist and his appreciation for the influences that surround him. Tickets for this exclusive 7:30pm event are available now and directly from Pianoforte Studios. Pianoforte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 ph. (312) 291-0000 Brice Winston is featured ...

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Article: Live Review

ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival

Read "ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival" reviewed by John Ephland


Krannert CenterELLNORA: The Guitar Festival Champaign/Urbana, IL September 5-7, 2019 It takes place every other year; every odd year. Going back to 2005, ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival, held in the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana' one-stop-shop Krannert Center, has been celebrating the works of an amazing array of plectrists from all walks ...

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News: Recording

Chicago-Based Trumpeter Markus Rutz releases Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks on OA2 Records

Chicago-Based Trumpeter Markus Rutz releases Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks on OA2 Records

MRM & OA2 Records Announce the Launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks. Markus Rutz Music (MRM) and OA2 Records are excited to announce the launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks, the latest jazz expression from Chicago trumpeter/composer, Markus Rutz. With compositions inspired by his mentors in life and music, Rutz has created a two-volume ...


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