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AVAILABLE NOW via Musikoz: Guitarist OSCAR PEÑAS Showcases Diverse Cultural Influences with Release of “Music of Departures and Returns”

    AVAILABLE NOW via Musikoz: Guitarist OSCAR PEÑAS Showcases Diverse Cultural Influences with Release of Music of Departures and Returns   Featuring Special Guests  Esperanza Spalding, Gil Goldstein and Paquito D’Rivera       “Oscar is a beautiful player with a totally unique sense of  sound and color in his writing.” – …
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HALIE LOREN Nominated for the 13th Independent Music Awards

Halie Loren Nominated for the  13th Independent Music Awards   Stream Tracks from Simply Love   An award-winning jazz singer/songwriter who brings a classic feel yet entirely fresh perspective to songs ranging from American Songbook standards to re-thought pop hits to original compositions, Halie Loren of Eugene, Oregon joins nearly 400 exceptional …
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AVAILABLE NOW via GJKSounds: Guitarist FREDDIE BRYANT Releases His Most Personal Recording to Date on Dreamscape: Solo-Duo-Trio

AVAILABLE NOW via GJKSounds: Guitarist FREDDIE BRYANT Releases His Most Personal Recording to Date on  Dreamscape: Solo-Duo-Trio   Album Features Performances by Chris Potter and Scott Colley      “Guitarist Freddie Bryant is a rhythmic and melodic sponge.  Put him in any musical situation, be it classical, jazz, funk, Senegalese, …
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NJPAC, JAZZ ROOTS, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM Search for the World’s Greatest Female Jazz Singer in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

NJPAC, JAZZ ROOTS, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM Search for the World’s Greatest Female Jazz Singer in the      Newark, New Jersey – (April 2, 2014) The third annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, the only international jazz vocal competition of its kind in the world, launched online yesterday at …
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Vocalist MAGOS HERRERA and Guitarist JAVIER LIMÓN Join Forces to Release Collection of American and Latin Jazz Masterpieces

Vocalist Magos Herrera and Guitarist Javier Limón  Join Forces to Release Collection of American  and Latin Jazz Masterpieces     Dawn – Available June 3 via OKeh Records    “Magos Herrera is the Cassandra Wilson of Latin America. There are  similarities in their warm, sultry tone, their bluesy feeling and strong  command of the …
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CARRIE UNDERWOOD, ONEREPUBLIC, FUN. EARTH, WIND & FIRE, ZIGGY MARLEY and more

  CARRIE UNDERWOOD, ONEREPUBLIC, FUN. EARTH, WIND & FIRE, ZIGGY MARLEY and more     Fun.  Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes    Headline the JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience Labor Day Weekend Aug 29-31, 2014   Early Bird Tickets On-Sale Friday, March 14   The 2014 JAS Aspen Snowmass Experience, held Labor …
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Vocalist/Composer KAVITA SHAH Collaborates with Guitarist Lionel Loueke on Debut Album, VISIONS – Available May 27 via Inner Circle Music

  Vocalist/Composer KAVITA SHAH Collaborates with Guitarist Lionel Loueke on Debut Album, VISIONS – Available May 27 via Inner Circle Music    Co-Produced by Loueke, Album Combines Jazz Quintet with Indian Tablas and West African Kora   “A musician’s singer…always taking risks and searching for new levels of understanding. Her music …
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Trumpeter THEO CROKER Collaborates with Producer Dee Dee Bridgewater Blending Soul, Jazz, and Funk On New Album “AfroPhysicist” – Available May 20 on DDB Records via OKeh Records

Trumpeter Theo Croker Collaborates with Producer Dee Dee Bridgewater Blending Soul, Jazz, and Funk On New Album AfroPhysicist – Available May 20 on DDB Records via OKeh Records   Album Features Bridgewater and Special Guests Stefon Harris and Roy Hargrove    “Theo Croker is one of the most promising and creative trumpeters  on the …
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ACT Music Set to Release Two New Albums: Pianist MICHAEL WOLLNY TRIO’s “Weltentraum” and Trombonist NILS LANDGREN’s “Eternal Beauty,” Available March 25, 2014

ACT Music Set to Release Two New Albums: Pianist Michael Wollny Trio’s Weltentraum and Trombonist Nils Landgren’s Eternal Beauty, Available March 25, 2014      Stream Tracks from Michael Wollny Trio’s Weltentraum  Stream Tracks from Nils Landgren’s Eternal Beauty Keeping up with its tradition of presenting forward thinking and innovative …
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Smoke Sessions Records Launches with New Releases by Harold Mabern, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, and David Hazeltine

Smoke Sessions Records Launches with New Releases by Harold Mabern, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, and David Hazeltine Photo Credit: Jimmy Katz After surviving for almost 15 years in the white-knuckle world of running a New York City jazz club, Smoke co-owners Frank Christopher and Paul Stache decided that they were up for …
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