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AVAILABLE NOW on Justin Time Records: Jane Bunnett Forms Exhilarating New All Female Band Maqueque, Blending Afro-Cuban, Soul and Jazz on Self-Titled Release

AVAILABLE NOW on Justin Time Records: Jane Bunnett Forms Exhilarating New All Female Band Maqueque, Blending Afro-Cuban,  Soul and Jazz on Self-Titled Release    “…Bunnett integrates her flute and soprano sax into the Cubans’ music, giving us the best of the past and the contemporary.” - JazzTimes “…clave-induced set of Afro-Cuban, booty-shaking world jazz that would have …
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American Pianists Association Announces Performance Dates for 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz Finalists

   American Pianists Association Announces Performance  Dates for 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz Finalists   Finalist CHRISTIAN SANDS to Kick Off the American Pianists Association’s 2014 – 2015 Jazz Fellowship Awards presented by REI Real Estate Services at Indianapolis’ The Jazz Kitchen on Saturday, September 27 at 8 PM  …
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AVAILABLE NOW on OKeh Records: Brazilian Music Icon Sérgio Mendes Releases Eclectic OKeh Records Debut – “Magic”

AVAILABLE NOW on OKeh Records: Brazilian Music Icon Sérgio Mendes Releases  Eclectic OKeh Records Debut - Magic    “The sound of Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes has been a  summer soundtrack for generations of listeners.” - NPR In a career that spans more than half a century, Sérgio Mendes is an old hand at creating a …
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Mack Avenue Records’ Brightest Stars Jazz Up the Holiday Season with “It’s Christmas on Mack Avenue” – Available October 28

  Mack Avenue Records’ Brightest Stars Jazz Up the Holiday Season with It’s Christmas on Mack Avenue – Available October 28 Stream Tracks from It’s Christmas on Mack Avenue Mack Avenue Records has assembled a stellar family of artists over the last fifteen years, and what better time is there to gather the family …
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Beloved Multi-Instrumentalist Gerald Wilson Passes Away – Monday, September 8, 2014

  photo credit: Anna Webber Gerald Wilson, beloved conductor, bandleader, composer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist, passed away in his Los Angeles home on Monday, September 8, 2014 after being diagnosed with pneumonia two weeks earlier. He was 96-years-old. “Gerald Wilson, who I considered a good friend, was one of the most …
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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque to Perform in Support of Upcoming Self-Titled Release – Monday, September 22 at Blue Note Jazz Club

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque to Perform in Support of Upcoming Self-Titled Release -  Monday, September 22 at Blue Note Jazz Club Performance Marks New York Debut for Maqueque Featuring Young Virtuoso Drummer Yissy García Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Jane Bunnett / saxophone, flute Daymé Arocena / vocals Danae Olano / piano Cecilia …
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MEDIA ALERT: Vocalist Cyrille Aimée Celebrates Release of “It’s a Good Day”: Tuesday, September 9 at Rockwood Music Hall

MEDIA ALERT: Vocalist Cyrille Aimée Celebrates Release of It’s a Good Day Tuesday, September 9 at  Rockwood Music Hall     “Astonishingly creative…with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas,  impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition  without being shackled to the past” - Wall Street Journal “When you see Cyrille Aimée perform, you instantly fall in …
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OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival Announces Two Powerful Tributes to Billy Strayhorn on Friday, September 19 in Partnership with The Philadelphia Jazz Project

  OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival Announces Two Powerful Tributes to Billy Strayhorn on Friday, September 19 in Partnership with The Philadelphia Jazz Project Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington playing together circa 1948 “From Strayhorn to Cecil: Jazz Innovation in America” 3:00PM Panel Discussion @ University of the Arts’ Arts Bank  “Lush …
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OKeh Recording Artist SOMI Announces National Tour in Support of Critically Acclaimed Album, The Lagos Music Salon

OKeh Recording Artist SOMI Announces National Tour  in Support of Critically Acclaimed Album,  The Lagos Music Salon   September 16 / Blue Whale / Los Angeles, CA September 17 / UCLA Center for Art of Performance at The W Hotel / Los Angeles, CA September 18 / L.A.N.D. Salon / Los Angeles, …
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World-Renowned Guitarist BILL FRISELL to Release Autobiographical Repertoire on Upcoming Album “GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!” – October 7 via OKeh Records

World-Renowned Guitarist BILL FRISELL to Release Autobiographical Repertoire on Upcoming Album GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE! – October 7 via OKeh Records    “May you never hear surf music again.” – Jimi Hendrix   “Space is the place.” – Sun Ra Just when you think you’ve got guitarist-composer Bill Frisell …
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