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OKeh Records Proud to Announce New Album from World-Renowned Guitarist BILL FRISELL “GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!” – October 7 via OKeh Records

OKeh Records Proud to Announce New Album from World-Renowned Guitarist BILL FRISELL   GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE! October 7 via OKeh Records     “Because the repertoire was so familiar, you couldn’t help but think of the original arrangements, and then of how Frisell and company were artfully remaking them: …
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Jane Bunnett Forms Exhilarating New All Female band, Maqueque, Blending Afro-Cuban, Soul and Jazz : Self-Titled Release Available September 9 via Justin Time Records

Jane Bunnett Forms Exhilarating New All Female band, Maqueque, Blending Afro-Cuban, Soul and Jazz  Self-Titled Release Available September 9 via Justin Time Records   “…Bunnett integrates her flute and soprano sax into the Cubans’ music, giving us the best of the past and the contemporary.” - JazzTimes Stream Tracks from Jane Bunnett and …
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OutBeat is Proud to Launch Website with Updated Schedule and Ticketing Information: Tickets On Sale Now

OutBeat is Proud to Launch Website with Updated Schedule and Ticketing Information Tickets On Sale Now The William Way LGBT Community Center, with generous support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, is proud to launch the official website for OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival. Tickets for the festival, …
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Brazilian Music Icon Sérgio Mendes Releases Eclectic OKeh Records Debut – “Magic” – Available September 9

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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