Archive for May 2017

Zem Audu – “Spirits” – Available June 16

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As we go through life, each of us is inhabited by the spirits of the places we’ve been, the people who’ve touched our lives, and the experiences we’ve lived through. Those spirits come out to play in the work of saxophonist Zem Audu, who is made of a particularly unique blend of them: born in Nigeria,…

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Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Tower of Power and More to Perform at the JAS June Experience

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass is pleased to announce the remainder of their summer season including line-ups for both the JAS June Experience and the JAS Café Summer Series.  Taking place once again at the Benedict Music Tent and JAS Café in Aspen, CO the JAS June Experience will kick-off on Thursday, June 22 at JAS Café Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum, featuring the internationally acclaimed Japanese piano sensation Hiromi in duets with…

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Peter Bernstein – “Signs LIVE!” – Available July 28

A record release party two decades in the making, Signs LIVE! reunites the four master musicians who came together 20 years earlier to record the acclaimed Signs of Life, the second album by guitar-great Peter Bernstein. Recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the album captures the long-awaited live debut of Bernstein’s once-in-a-lifetime quartet featuring pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride,…

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Ahmad Jamal – “Marseille” – Available – Digital: June 9 | Physical: July 7

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The name Ahmad Jamal is synonymous with peerless talent, unmatched character, and a world-renowned career; and his highly anticipated upcoming album, Marseille, will continue to elevate his stature. The record carries a very personal expression of the sincere and longstanding mutual admiration that has existed between the American pianist/composer—a recipient of the highly prestigious Chevalier…

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Kathleen Potton – “Nero” Available May 19

Vocalist/Singer-Songwriter Kathleen Potton  Reveals A Personal Travelogue of Her Musical  Journey on Debut Album, NERO – Available May 19 Fuses Artful Pop, R&B and Jazz, While  Paying Tribute to Female Songwriters    Stream Tracks from NERO Though the title of her debut album, NERO, is a winking homage to the influential Laura Nyro, Australian-born singer-songwriter Kathleen Potton isn’t interested in simply paying tribute. Instead,…

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Gerald Clayton – “Tributary Tales” – Available April 21

AVAILABLE NOW on Motéma Music: Visionary Pianist Gerald Clayton Merges Streams of Life Into Greater Body of Work with Tributary Tales Upcoming National Tour Celebrates Release “His pellucid touch and quicksilver phrasing can evoke swinging touchstones like Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson – as well as contemporary heroes like Brad Mehldau. But in his rhythm…

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Available Now: Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, and the Temple University Studio Orchestra “Luck be a Lady – A Tribute to Frank” on BCM&D Records

AVAILABLE NOW on BCM&D Records:   Michael Abene Commissioned by Boyer College of Music and Dance to Create Luck Be A Lady – A Tribute to Frank, by Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, and the Temple University Studio Orchestra   SPECIAL PERFORMANCE TONIGHT AT DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA IN NEW YORK CITY: Featuring Special Guests Terell Stafford, Danny Janklow, and Sachal Vasandani…

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