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Brazilian Music Icon Sérgio Mendes Releases Eclectic OKeh Records Debut – Magic – Available September

In a career that spans more than half a century, Sérgio Mendes is an old hand at creating a unique sonic blend that electrifies a mass global audience. His knack for delivering hit after hit has made him the most successful Brazilian musician of his time. A grand conceptualizer, his …
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RODNEY WHITAKER Recounts His Journey to Joy Through Life, Love and Tragedy on “When We Find Ourselves Alone” – Available August 19 on Mack Avenue Records

  RODNEY WHITAKER Recounts His Journey  to Joy Through Life, Love and Tragedy  on When We Find Ourselves Alone -  Available August 19 on Mack Avenue Records   “…an inexhaustibly swinging bassist with a mammoth-sized sound and an infectious personality as radiant as his walking lines and solos.” – Detroit Free Press …
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Mack Avenue SuperBand Returns with New Release, “Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival” – 2013, Available September 2

  Mack Avenue SuperBand Returns with New Release, Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival – 2013, Available September 2   Catch the SuperBand on Saturday, August 30 at the Detroit Jazz Festival’s Carhartt Amphitheater Stage “…the SuperBand is a fiery, celebratory conglomeration,  the sort of chemistry experiment whose success is predicated on …
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Bolivian Vocalist Gian-Carla Tisera Showcases Operatic Roots and Creates Latin American Folklore and Jazz Inspired Album “Nora la Bella” – Available August 19

   Bolivian Vocalist Gian-Carla Tisera Showcases Operatic Roots and Creates Latin American Folklore and Jazz Inspired Album Nora la Bella – Available August 19    Stream tracks from Nora La Bella   Any true fusion in music represents a delicate negotiation. It requires both respect for the different genres in …
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Saxophonist JAMES BRANDON LEWIS Celebrates the Release of “Divine Travels” – Thursday, July 31 at Birdland

Saxophonist JAMES BRANDON LEWIS  Celebrates the Release of Divine Travels - Thursday, July 31 at Birdland            James Brandon Lewis, saxophone  William Parker, bass Dominic Fragman, drums   Special Guest Poet: Thomas Sayers Ellis   Performance at 6:00 PM     Birdland 315 West 44th St New York, NY10036 Phone: 212-505-3474 www.birdlandjazz.com   …
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The Quintessential Sound of New York Jazz: A Trio of Pianists – Smoke Sessions Releases New Albums by Cyrus Chestnut, Orrin Evans and Eric Reed

The Quintessential Sound of New York Jazz: A Trio of Pianists Smoke Sessions Releases New Albums by Cyrus Chestnut, Orrin Evans and Eric Reed Photo Credit: Jimmy Katz Smoke Sessions Records, the new imprint of New York City’s influential uptown club Smoke, releases new live recordings by a trio of …
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Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Blends Jazz with Classical Influences on New Album, “A Touch of Radiance” – Available August 12

    Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Blends Jazz with Classical Influences on New Album, A Touch of Radiance – Available August 12 Featuring Mark Turner, Joe Locke, George Mraz and Billy Hart   “Pianist Yelena Eckemoff is refreshing. She has carved a niche for herself  with an eye constantly trained to …
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Bill Warfield Pays Homage to Influential Trumpeters and Composers on “Trumpet Story,” Featuring Randy Brecker – Available July 8

Bill Warfield Pays Homage to Influential Trumpeters and Composers on Trumpet Story,  Featuring Randy Brecker - Available July 8   “It was a pleasure to be involved in this project from both a musical and personal perspective” – Randy Brecker Stream Tracks from Trumpet Story Trumpeter, composer, arranger, and long-established educator Bill …
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Available Now via Left 3 Lanes Music: MICHAEL BELLAR & THE AS-IS ENSEMBLE Showcase Ecstatic Groove Driven Improvisation on “Oh No Oh Wow”

Available Now via Left 3 Lanes Music: MICHAEL BELLAR & THE AS-IS ENSEMBLE Showcase Ecstatic Groove Driven Improvisation on Oh No Oh Wow See the Ensemble on Wednesday, June 25 at Lucille’s at BB King Blues Club & Grill in New York as Part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival “Their swing is …
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CYRILLE AIMÉE Infuses Novel Blend of Musical Styles on “It’s A Good Day” – Available August 19 on Mack Avenue Records

CYRILLE AIMÉE Infuses Novel Blend of Musical Styles on It’s A Good Day -  Available August 19 on Mack Avenue Records  “…astonishingly creative…with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition without being shackled to the past” – The Wall Street Journal “When you see Cyrille …
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