Monthly Archives: December 2016

Available Now on Ruby Slippers Productions Pianist Lisa Hilton Recalls Great American Composers to Create Lush Musical Landscapes on New Solo Release, “DAY & NIGHT”

Available Now on Ruby Slippers Productions    Pianist Lisa Hilton Recalls Great American  Composers to Create Lush Musical Landscapes  on New Solo Release, DAY & NIGHT  For Lisa Hilton, music and art are always intertwined. Despite formal training in classical and 20th century piano, the rigor of composition and music theory, or leading a performance tightrope of …
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Joey DeFrancesco & The People Make Mack Avenue Records Debut with First Ever Quartet Album, “Project Freedom” – Available March 10, 2017

Joey DeFrancesco & The People Make Mack Avenue Records Debut with First Ever Quartet Album, Project Freedom – Available March 10, 2017   Peerless Organist Reflects on Travels to Explore Differing Viewpoints and Search for Peace From a Global Perspective    “At 45, he has dominated the instrument and the field …
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Heads of State–Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, David Williams and Al Foster–Four of the Most Revered and Influential Jazz Masters Unite for Sophomore Release, Four in One Heads of State–Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, David Williams and Al Foster–Four of the Most Revered and Influential Jazz Masters Unite for Sophomore Release, “Four in One”

Heads of State–Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, David Williams and      Al Foster–Four of the Most Revered and Influential Jazz Masters Unite for Sophomore Release, Four in One    Available March 17 on Smoke Sessions Records  “The cumulative wisdom of this all-star collective simmers well…” – The New York Times   …
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Visionary Pianist & West Coast Get Down Founding Member Cameron Graves Debuts Defiant Genre-Blurring Full-Length Album “Planetary Prince” – Available February 24 on Mack Avenue Records

Visionary Pianist & West Coast Get Down Founding Member Cameron Graves Debuts Defiant Genre-Blurring Full-Length Album   Planetary Prince – Available February 24 on Mack Avenue Records   Psychotropic Eight Song Release Captures Seismic Shift in Jazz Featuring Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Ryan Porter and Ronald Bruner Jr.  The release of …
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Jazz Connect Conference to Be Held January 5-6, 2017 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City

Jazz Connect Conference to Be Held January 5-6, 2017 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City Pre-Registration Deadline of December 15 Eli Degibri The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, will be held January 5-6, 2017 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York. Now in …
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Cameron Graves, Joey DeFrancesco and Billy Childs Sign With Mack Avenue Records: Exclusive Billboard Announcement

Cameron Graves, Joey DeFrancesco and Billy Childs Sign With Mack Avenue Records: Exclusive Billboard Announcement 12/12/2016 by Gail Mitchell Anna Webber Cameron Graves Christmas is starting early for Mack Avenue Records. The independent jazz label has added acclaimed artists Cameron Graves, Joey DeFrancesco and Billy Childs to its roster. All three will …
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Composer/Pianist Lisa Hilton to Perform Solo In Celebration of Her Latest Release, “DAY & NIGHT” February 3 at The Old Church in Portland, OR

  Composer/Pianist Lisa Hilton to Perform Solo In  Celebration of Her Latest Release, DAY & NIGHT     February 3 at The Old Church in Portland, OR   Lisa Hilton / solo piano  Friday, February 3 Set Time: 8:00pm The Old Church  1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97201 Phone: 503-222-2031 Web: TheOldChurch.org   “‘DAY & …
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Mack Avenue Records Proudly Welcomes Three World-Class Artists to Critically Acclaimed Roster. Cameron Graves, Joey DeFrancesco, and Billy Childs

Mack Avenue Records Proudly Welcomes Three World-Class Artists to Critically Acclaimed Roster Cameron Graves, Joey DeFrancesco, and Billy Childs From left to right: Cameron Graves (photo credit: Anna Webber) Joey DeFrancesco (photo credit: Jay Gilbert)  |  Billy Childs (photo credit: Raj Naik) See Billboard’s Exclusive Announcement Mack Avenue Records is concluding …
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15-Year-Old Musical Prodigy Emily Bear Set to Release “Into The Blue” – Dedicated to Mentor Quincy Jones

15-Year-Old Musical Prodigy Emily Bear Set to Release Into The Blue – Dedicated to Mentor Quincy Jones Album Features 5-Original Songs Written by Young Pianist/Composer In Her Distinctive Voice     Available January 27 on Edston Records “I first saw Emily at the Stuttgart Jazz Festival, in 2015. I was totally …
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Philadelphia Natives Orrin Evans and Kevin Eubanks Return Home to Celebrate Release of Evans’ #knowingishalfthebattle, Available Now on Smoke Sessions Records

  Philadelphia Natives Orrin Evans and Kevin Eubanks Return Home to Celebrate Release of Evans’ #knowingishalfthebattle, Available Now on Smoke Sessions Records   December 28 through December 30, 2016 at Chris’ Jazz Cafe Pianist Orrin Evans is celebrating the release of his new album, #knowingishalfthebattle, with fellow Philadelphia native and guitarist Kevin …
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