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Archive for January, 2012


Jazz Guitarist Joel Harrison To Release New CD With All-Star Jazz Septet

Jazz Guitarist Joel Harrison will release a new CD in March featuring an all-star jazz septet including Donny McCaslin, Gary Versace, Christian Howes, Dana Leong, Stephan Crump & Clarence Penn Joel Harrison’s latest CD, Search, finds the critically acclaimed composer/guitarist challenging himself compositionally, using extended forms and techniques borrowed from many of his favorite classical [...]

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Jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch To Record New Trio CD at Village Vanguard

Jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch will record his new trio CD with bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson during performances at the Village Vanguard February 7 – 12, 2012.  Sets at 9 and 11 p.m. Fred Hersch is one of the top jazz pianists of his generation as well as a daring/ ingenious [...]

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Jazz Saxophonist Scott Grimaldi Releases New CD

Jazz saxophonist Scott Grimaldi has released his debut CD, The Color of Midnight featuring an infusion of Jazz, Pop, and old school Motown soul. The recording features the leader on an array of saxophones, flutes and clarinets. The versatile Grimaldi is a teacher, producer, arranger, transcriber, and copyist. He has performed with popular and iconic [...]

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Juilliard Jazz Presents “Ron Carter At 75: A Life In Music”

Juilliard Jazz presents a benefit evening on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in celebration of Juilliard faculty member and legendary bassist Ron Carter. “Ron Carter at 75: A Life in Music” includes performances by Mr. Carter and an all-star line-up featuring guest artists Carl Allen, Benny [...]

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Mulgrew Miller, Rufus Reid Lead Tribute To Founder Of Wm. Paterson University

Martin Krivin founded the acclaimed William Paterson University Jazz Studies program 40 years ago and the Jazz Room series 34 years ago. Krivin passed away in September 2011 and an extraordinary ensemble featuring renowned jazz artists Mulgrew Miller and Rufus Reid will celebrate his life in a musical tribute as part of the spring 2012 [...]

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Jazz News Roundup – January 19, 2012

“Tap” on the links below to read the full-text versions of these stories. Cuban legend Chacao Lopez gets Lincoln Center tribute The NEA and Jazz: Salutes and Dollars Jazz Music Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli, CD Release, Drom NYC, Jan. 21 Chucho Valdes & the Afro-Cuban Messengers, Carnegie Hall, Sat. Jan. 21, 2012, 8:00pm Celebrate Black History [...]

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Chucho Valdes & the Afro-Cuban Messengers, Carnegie Hall, Sat. Jan. 21, 2012, 8:00pm

First Concert on Carnegie Main Stage Since 1978 Irakere Debut – Features New Music From Arab/Flamenco Project New York – One of the most celebrated musicians to come out of Cuba in the last 50 years, Chucho Valdés (Quivicán, Cuba, 1941) has won 5 Grammys and 3 Latin Grammys for his work as pianist, composer, [...]

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Jazz Music Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli, CD Release, Drom NYC, Jan. 21

New York – Jazz music and Brazilian jazz drummer Mauricio Zottarelli ( http://www.mzdrums.com ) and fellow Sao Paolo native pianist Gilson Schachnik (http://gilsonmusic.com ) celebrate the release of their CD Mozik, with a performance on Saturday evening, January 21, at Drom NYC, 85 Avenue (between 5th and 6th) 212-777-1157, www.DromNYC.com. The band features international cohorts [...]

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Jazz Trumpeter Jeff Lofton’s 1950s Miles Davis Tribute

Jeff Lofton’s 1950s Miles Davis Tribute at the Carver Cultural ommunity Center for KRTU’s Year of Jazz series San Antonio – For KRTU 91.7′s Year of Jazz series, Austin-based jazz trumpeter, composer and band leader Jeff Lofton brings his 1950s Miles Davis Tribute to the Carver Cultural Community Center, 226 N. Hackberry St., on Saturday, [...]

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Celebrate Black History Month In Style At Louis’s House

FLUSHING, NY, January 17, 2012 – February, Black History Month, is coming up, an ideal time to visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum, home of the founding father of jazz. And as a special Black History Month gift, the Broadway show Stick Fly produced by Alicia Keys will provide discount ticket coupons to our visitors [...]

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