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June 1, 2020

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“Love Avalanche” with Sharon Isbin & Ayaan Ali Bangash from Strings for Peace,
NPR Best of May All Songs Considered
(our 5-minute feature starts at 25:30):
“Love Avalanche” with Sharon Isbin & Ayaan Ali Bangash from Strings for Peace, NPR Best of May All Songs Considered (our 5-minute feature starts at 25:26) – “I also love the dialogue back and forth between Sharon’s guitar and Ayaan’s sarod…It’s HIGHLY sensual, both in a spiritual way and in a kind of sexy way!”.— Tom Huizenga

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Sharon Isbin Affinity (Zoho ZM202005) Street Date: May 22, 2020
Sharon Isbin – guitar, all tracks,  Maryland Symphony Orchestra  Elizabeth Schulze – Conductor (1)  Isabel Leonard – voice (7, 8, 9)  Colin Davin – guitar (5)
UPC Code: 880956200521
http://www.zohomusic.com/cds/isbin_affinity.html

Sharon Isbin-Amjad Ali Khan Strings for Peace (Zoho ZM 202004) Street Date Date: May 22, 2020

Amjad Ali Khan – sarod (3),  Sharon Isbin – guitar, all tracks,  Amaan Ali Bangash – sarod (1),  Ayaan Ali Bangash – sarod (2, 4),  Amit Kavthekar – tabla, all tracks
UPC Code: 88095620200422
http://www.zohomusic.com/cds/isbin_stringsforpeace.html

For more information visit www.sharonisbin.com
Hi-res images of Sharon Isbin are available at www.sharonisbin.com/press

Sharon Isbin Publicist
GENEVIEVE SPIELBERG INC.

12 Princeton Street, Summit, New Jersey 07901
phone: (908) 608 1325 fax: (908) 608 1326 e-mail: genevieve@gsiartists.com

ZOHO ® is distributed by  Music Video Distributors 203 Windsor Road Pottstown, PA 19464 www.mvdentertainment.com
www.zohomusic.com

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May 31, 2020

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Les Paul at 105:
A VirtualCelebration
The Mahwah Museum
June 6-9, 2020
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The Mahwah Museum is pleased to present an online concert June 6-9 to celebrate Les Paul’s 105th birthday with Lou Pallo (& guests), Muriel Anderson and Thom Bresh.

Lou Pallo played regularly with Les for over 30 years at Fat Tuesdays then at The Iridium. In an interview, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, described Lou as “ an incredible guitar player” and the man “who knows a million chords”. In addition to Les, Lou’s early influences included Tony Mottola. Lou has worked with a wide variety of celebrities from Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald to Mr. Richards himself.  Performing June 7, 4:00pm.

Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD, Nightlight Daylight, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine, and she has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten, Tommy Emmanuel and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Performing June 6, 7:00pm.

Thom Bresh was born in Hollywood, California and raised in the middle of guitar royalty. His father, Merle Travis, was one of the most influential American guitarist of the 20th Century. With this sort of heritage and upbringing, what do you have? As Chet Atkins put it, “Thom Bresh is a “World Class” guitarist that deserves to be heard.”
Performing June 65:30pm.

Conversation with Gene Paul

Join us for a conversation with the Gene Paul, the son of the legendary musician and guitar innovator, Les Paul. Gene will share stories of his father with moderator Charlie Carreras, Vice President, Mahwah Museum, Professor Emeritus of History, Ramapo College.
June 9, 7:00pm.
 Zoom Event: Registration required.

Gene Paul is an audio recording/mixing/mastering engineer, producer, musician and son of Les Paul. He was an engineer at Atlantic Recording Studios during their famed 1960s–80s period and is currently the chief mastering engineer at G&J Audio, a mixing and mastering studio for major and independent labels focused on reissues and new recordings.

Viewers may see the performances on the Les Paul In Mahwah Facebook page or on YouTube

Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Thom Bresh
https://youtu.be/YSu0dd66Has

Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Muriel Anderson
https://youtu.be/ZRX6vAPZKVA

Les Paul at 105: The Virtual Concert Series Feat. Lou Pallo
https://youtu.be/-vnCJzQhp2Q

www.mahwahmuseum.org
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May 27, 2020

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ALTER NATIV LABEL NEWSLETTER
MAY- JUNE 2020

LAURENT DAVID’S  KILTER
WINS BEST JAZZ EP AWARD

Metal Jazz trio KILTER are pleased to announce that they have won the best Jazz EP award from the Independent Music Awards for their self-titled 2018 EP!

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Band leader Laurent David commented:

“We are very happy to win the Independent Music Award with our Debut-Ep! This one was the beginning of our process of how-to-mix-two-of-our-influences: Jazz and Metal music, which lead us to AXIOM album, released on February 2020.”

Listen to the EP and AXIOM here: 

Kenny Grohowski : Drums
Ed Rosenberg III : Bass & Tenor Sax
Laurent David : Bass, production

Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group, honors the exceptional work by indie creatives from around the globe. The planet’s most diverse music awards program honors artistry and daring rather than streams and social reach and celebrates everything that makes indie music authentic and unique.

This year’s winning projects were culled from thousands of Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Visual Design submissions from 73 countries on 6 continents; Nominees were announced earlier this year.

Over the course of its history, the program has recognized an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent including: Killer Mike, Melissa Auf der Maur, Valerie June, Macy Gray, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger, Flying Lotus, Lacuna Coil, Passenger, fun., JD McPherson, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Meghan Trainor, Lionel Loueke, Girl in a Coma, Apples in stereo, Masta Ace, Le Bouef Brothers, Pokey LaFarge, Julianna Hatfield, RuPaul and many, many more indie innovators from around the world.

The winning projects were selected by influential judging panelists including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Dee Snider, Drowning Pool, Roberta Flack, Jaci Velasquez, Coolio, Joshua Bell, Beth Gibbons, Joe Satriani and many more indie creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers.

BASSIST-COMPOSER LOUIS de MIEULLE PRESENTS
“SID€SHOW 2”

RELEASE on 05/29/2020

Freak-jazz reverie interpolating emotional counterpoints, ambient synth-hop, and disjointed dissonant riffs. 

Listen to the album here:

1/ Dwarf Elephant     [2:05]
2/ The Two-Headed Kid Variations, part 1     [3:50]
3/ Giant Fly (aka Mes Choux Gras aka Metastasis)      [3:30]
4/ The Two-Headed Kid Variations, part 2     [7:20]
5/ Return of the Giant Fly     [4:55]
6/ a. Dwarf Elephant b. Bed of Snails     [12’35]
7/ Revenge of the Giant Fly     [4:25]
8/ The Two-Headed Kid Variations, part 3     [5:35]
9/ Son of Giant Fly     [3:15]
10/ Two-Headed Kid Theme     [1:35]

LIVE MUSICAL ODDITIES!

This second Sid€show concept album tells the story of a tormented Two-Headed Kid, a bellicose Giant Fly, and an adorable Dwarf Elephant.

Exposed for their abnormalities, they’re not necessarily sad (they get room, board + decent salary).

The two keyboardists alternate dreamy and nightmarish soundscapes over steady yet intricate bass/drum loops.

Four musicians improvising live arrangements of character pieces.

Another chapter in Louis’ post-Canterbury neoclassical fusion.

CREDITS
Sideshow Louis: bass, extra keys
Casimir Liberski: keyboards
Eitan Kenner: keyboards
Doron Lev: drums (2,4,5,6,7,8)
Raphaël Pannier: drums (1,3,9,10)

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May 28, 2020

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Polish-Canadian Pianist And Composer Bartosz Hadala Announces His New Jazz Album “THREE SHORT STORIES”

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“THREE SHORT STORIES”
BY BARTOSZ HADALA GROUP, RELEASE DATE: APRIL 17, 2020

Polish-Canadian pianist and composer Bartosz Hadala is thrilled to announce the release of his new jazz album, Three Short Stories, the highly-anticipated follow-up to his critically-acclaimed and successful debut jazz album, “The Runner Up” (featuring Randy Brecker Antonio Sanchez).

Three Short Stories invites the listener to share Hadala’s deeply personal journey through a musical narrative presented through arrangements which are unique yet accessible and delivered with brilliant musicianship.

Recorded at one of Toronto’s premiere studios, Revolution Recording, Three Short Stories features appearances by Luis Deniz (alto sax), Kelly Jefferson (soprano sax), Eric St-Laurent (guitar), Brad Cheeseman (bass guitar), Marito Marques (drums and percussion), João Frade (accordion), and Michael Manring (bass guitar)

“It takes a lot of passion and determination to become a professional musician, and even more determination to keep that flame of passion burning brightly. I want to thank my friends Luis, Kelly, Eric, Brad, Marito, Michael, and Joao for sharing their time and talent with all of us, and for making this world a better place. With such great musicians, the sky is the limit.” – Bartosz Hadala

Three Short Stories is available on all major streaming platforms as well as Bartosz’s website: https://www.bartoszhadala.com.

For further inquiries, please contact Bartosz Hadala:
Email: bartoszhadala@me.com Phone: +1 (647) 862-3432

Biography

Born in Poland, Bartosz Hadala started his musical education at the age of seven at the local School of Music. As a teenager, he participated in workshops, festivals, and competitions throughout Poland and, at the age of 15, became the youngest finalist in the Mieczyslaw Kosz International Jazz Piano Competition. Two years later he was awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Hadala studied at the Odessa Conservatory (now the Odessa National Music Academy) under Anatoliy Kardashev before returning to the United States to study jazz at Western Michigan University. A move to New York City in 2003 opened up tremendous opportunities to record and perform with such artists as Randy BreckerBilly HartLenny WhiteAntonio SanchezJohannes Weindenmueller, Dave Anderson, Ada Rovatti, Jon Irabagon, and Rupert Wates.

After moving to Toronto, Canada in 2010, Hadala released his critically-acclaimed debut jazz album entitled “The Runner Up”, featuring Hadala’s original compositions and the talents of jazz greats Randy Brecker on trumpet and Antonio Sanchez on drums.

In Canada, Hadala performs with artists such as drummer Mark Kelso, bassists Mike Downes and Rich Brown, guitarist Eric St-Laurent, and saxophonists Kelly Jefferson and Luis Deniz among other incredibly talented musicians. He also continues to tour his native Poland as a leader and sideman with legendary Polish jazz musicians such as Jacek Pelc, Piotr Olszewski, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Maciej Sikała as well as Grammy-winning bassist Paweł Pańta and drummer Cezary Konrad.

Hadala is currently writing his thesis for his Master’s Degree in Composition at York University in Toronto.

Follow Bartosz Hadala:
Twitter: @barthadala
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BartoszHadala/
Website https://www.bartoszhadala.com/

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May 29, 2020

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STREAMING LIVE EVENT
Tania Grubbs-Vocals • Jeff Grubbs-Bass
Friday, May 29th at 8pm
www.facebook.com/maureensjazzcellar/Performing Selections from Their New CD
TANIA GRUBBS QUINTET
LIVE AT MAUREEN’S JAZZ CELLAR
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New Release
TANIA GRUBBS QUINTET LIVE AT MAUREEN’S JAZZ CELLAR

RELEASE DATE: APRIL 20, 2020

Artist Website: www.taniagrubbs.com

Release Date: APRIL 20, 2020

UPC Code: 888295977173

TRACK LISTING

1. A Flower is a Lovesome Thing (5:52) /c. Billy Strayhorn

2. Bird on a Wire (6:24) /c. Leonard Cohen

3. Love (5:50) /c. Joni Mitchell

4. Peace (4:48) /c. Horace Silver

5. Hope Is the Thing with Feathers (5:05) /c. Tania Grubbs/Emily Dickinson

6. Ornithology (5:09) /c. Charlie Parker/Benny Harris

7. The Peacocks (6:33) /c. Jimmy Rowles/Norma Winstone

8. Autumn (5:17) /c. David Shire/Richard Maltby

9. Harvest Moon (7:04) /c. Neil Young

10. I Remember (4:41) /c. Stephen Sondheim

11. Wichita Lineman (5:21)/c. Jimmy Webb

12. Don’t Take Your Love Away from Me (6:42)/c. Henry Nemo
Musicians: TANIA GRUBBS-vocalist, DAVID BUDWAY-piano,
RON AFFIF-guitar, JAMES JOHNSON III-drums, JEFF GRUBBS-bass
This entire recording is a love letter to dear friend, Pittsburgh jazz fixture, and namesake for Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, Maureen Budway. From the first note, it is quite apparent that Tania has lived in and loved these songs. Some were originally arranged with her husband and musical partner, Jeff, for a series of six concerts at City of Asylum, a literary and music performance hub in Pittsburgh. From this body of work came a stunning original composition set to Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is a Thing with Feathers”.
All the musicians here have ties to Pittsburgh and Maureen, the beloved inspiration for this performance. Live at Maureen’s was approached with deep respect and care for the music, and an abundance of love and togetherness that inspired it. Each artist had the freedom to share their voice, resulting in a rich, organic meld. The artists savored the feel and aesthetic of the Cellar, embracing the entire room, and loving that moment. This live recording truly reflects the special spirit and FUN had during this performance – an almost tangible feeling.
Tania was thrilled to live in the moment with her fellow musicians, freely give of herself, and have the freedom to create, collaborate, and truly celebrate the music in a deeply felt way. On this night, the complete band respected, remembered, and celebrated both Maureen, and the deep love that music wraps everyone in.
Knowing Tania Grubbs for the past 20 plus years has been a joy. Not only because of her skill as an artist, but her connection to humanity. This offering is a beautiful sonic depiction of her soul and connection to all of us and delivered in style!”
—Sean Jones, renowned trumpeter, recording artist, and educator
“The playing is top notch, the repertoire is very interesting (not your typical standards only), and Tania’s vocals are superb…Grubbs’ arrangements (together with husband Jeff Grubbs), along with pianist David Budway’s execution make the whole project cohesive and musical.”
—Dr. Brad Stone, The Creative Source, SoulAndJazz.com
“It is obvious, listening to Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, that Tania Grubbs deserves to be much better known. Her singing is classy, very musical, and a consistent delight” —Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian
“This recording has many wonderful facets to me, personally as well as musically! Tania Grubbs is an exceptional Jazz Singer, and was a close personal friend of my late sister Maureen Budway–to whom ‘Maureen’s Jazz Cellar’ was named. So it is very appropriate that Tania’s recording is the premiere of the “Live at Maureen’s” recording series. This recording is not to be missed. “
David Budway, musician/owner of Maureen’s Jazz Cellar 
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Bandcamp • Amazon •iTunes •Apple Music •Spotify •Pandora 

www.taniagrubbs.com

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May 20, 2020

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VANDERLEI PEREIRA
AND BLINDFOLD TEST
VISION FOR RHYTHMNEW CD
What the Press is Saying About
Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test Vision for Rhythm“The best version of Misturada so far! The melody with Susan and the flute is perfect and the band is killing.”   —Airto Moreira“A Brazilian drummer who left the classical realm after going blind in his 30s shows just how easily the skills transferred over to high spirited Brazilian jazz. A dazzling set that’s right in the moment, he leads his crew through a sprightly, spirited set that’s purely a party on a platter. It sounds like he sees things more clearly than most. Caliente!”
Chris Spector, Midwest Record“Masterful rhythmic jazz . . . one of the freshest releases I’ve listened to . . . the recording is just flawless . . . I give Vanderlei and his musical companions a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this splendid release.
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

WKCR INTERVIEW
Wednesday, May 20th at 11 p.m. EST!  
Vanderlei will be the featured guest on Som do Brasil, hosted by the great Jassvan de Lima, Please tune in to WKCR-FM 89.9 or online at wkcr.org

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New Release

 

VANDERLEI PEREIRA AND BLINDFOLD TEST VISION FOR RHYTHM

 

LABEL: JAZZHEADS CATALOG #: JH1242

Artist Website: www.vanderleipereira.com 

Label Website: www.jazzheads.com

Release Date: MAY 22, 2020

UPC Code: 089818124228

TRACK LISTING

1 Misturada (Mixing) (Airto Moreira) 4:39

2 Ponto de Partida (Point of Departure) (Vanderlei Pereira) 4:44

3 Chapéu Palheta (Straw Hat) (Toninho Ferragutti) 5:19

4 Mercado Modelo (Kimson Plaut) 5:30

5 O Que Ficou (What Remains) (Vanderlei Pereira) 6:59

6 The Cry and The Smile (Nando Lauria) 9:10

7 Partido Leve (Antonio Adolfo) 6:36

8 Corrupião (Oriole) (Edu Lobo) 7:07

9 Les Matins de Rixensart (The Mornings of Rixensart) (Jasnam Daya Singh) 6:44

10 Alma Brasileira (Brazilian Soul) (Zeca Freitas) 5:24

11 De Volta à Festa (Back to the Party) (Vanderlei Pereira) 5:49

12 Vision for Rhythm (Vanderlei Pereira) 2:01

Total Time – 70:03

Musicians: Jorge Continentino – tenor sax, flute, alto flute, pifano; Susan Pereira – voice, percussion; Deanna Witkowski – piano; Paul Meyers – acoustic guitar; Gustavo Amarante – electric bass; Vanderlei Pereira – drums; Rodrigo Ursaia – tenor sax (tracks 6, 9,10); Itaiguara Brandão – electric bass (tracks 6, 9,10)
A greatly in-demand Brazilian drummer who has been in the U.S. for over 30 years, Vanderlei Pereira’s mastery of rhythms, superb technique, and versatility have uplifted a countless number of sessions. Vision for Rhythm is the recording debut of his group, Blindfold Test, and it features fresh material, rich melodies, infectious rhythms, colorful solos, and a very attractive group sound. Most of the dozen selections utilize Susan Pereira’s voice as part of the ensemble. Her wordless vocals and strong scat-singing abilities, along with the beauty of her tone, help give Blindfold Test its own sound. Other major contributors are Jorge Continentino on tenor and flutes (Rodrigo Ursaia’s equally skilled tenor is on three tracks), pianist Deanna Witkowski, acoustic guitarist Paul Meyers, and Gustavo Amarante or Itaiguara Brandão on bass.
Performing tunes that include three Pereira originals: “Ponto de Partida” (“Point of Departure”), “O Que Ficou” (“What Remains”), and “De Volta à Festa” (“Back to the Party”); a song apiece by Airto Moreira, Edu Lobo, and Antonio Adolfo; and other rewarding material, Vision for Rhythm is filled with enthusiasm and spirited music. The individual solos contain creativity and passion while always being a logical outgrowth of the ensemble, and they are inspired by the exhilarating rhythms of Pereira. The exciting opener, Airto Moreira’s “Misturada,” gets the momentum flowing for the memorable program, which includes both energetic performances and mellower pieces (“O Que Ficou” and “Les Matins de Rixensart”) before concluding with the title cut, a melodic showcase for the leader’s drums.
Born and raised in Macaé, Brazil, Vanderlei Pereira began playing drums professionally when he was 15. He earned his degree from the Academia de Música Lorenzo Fernandes in Rio de Janeiro and performed with the prestigious Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira. As a result of inherited retinitis pigmentosa, he became blind in his early thirties. While he could no longer work as a classical musician (since it requires reading), he did not let his loss of sight stop him, and he concentrated on his work as a top jazz and samba drummer. After moving to New York, Pereira became a greatly in-demand drummer on the Brazilian jazz scene and earned a degree in Jazz Studies from the Mannes College of Music. He has appeared and recorded with many musical greats, including Toots Thielemans, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Sivuca, Leila Pinheiro, Dom Salvador, Bebel Gilberto, Leny Andrade, Tito Puente, Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Paul Winter, Claudio Roditi, Romero Lubambo, Emílio Santiago, Manfredo Fest, Hendrik Meurkens, Helio Alves, Weber Iago, George Colligan, and Susannah McCorkle, among many others.
Now, with the release of Vision for Rhythm, Vanderlei Pereira will be thought of not as only as a masterful Brazilian jazz drummer and a very valuable sideman, but also as a significant bandleader with his own distinct musical concept.
Available From: • Available from: Amazon – iTunes – Retail outlets and more

Jazzheads Music Group – www.jazzheads.com

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JIM EIGO, JAZZ PROMO SERVICES
272 State Route 94 South #1, Warwick, NY 10990

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RADIO CONTACT:
MICHAEL CARLSON • mcpro@earthlink.net • 360 598 3044

Photos and CD design by Janis Wilkins
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May 21, 2020

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STREAMING LIVE EVENT
Tania Grubbs-Vocals • Jeff Grubbs-Bass
Friday, May 29th at 8pm
www.facebook.com/maureensjazzcellar/Performing Selections from Their New CD
TANIA GRUBBS QUINTET
LIVE AT MAUREEN’S JAZZ CELLAR
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New Release
TANIA GRUBBS QUINTET LIVE AT MAUREEN’S JAZZ CELLAR

RELEASE DATE: APRIL 20, 2020

Artist Website: www.taniagrubbs.com

Release Date: APRIL 20, 2020

UPC Code: 888295977173

TRACK LISTING

1. A Flower is a Lovesome Thing (5:52) /c. Billy Strayhorn

2. Bird on a Wire (6:24) /c. Leonard Cohen

3. Love (5:50) /c. Joni Mitchell

4. Peace (4:48) /c. Horace Silver

5. Hope Is the Thing with Feathers (5:05) /c. Tania Grubbs/Emily Dickinson

6. Ornithology (5:09) /c. Charlie Parker/Benny Harris

7. The Peacocks (6:33) /c. Jimmy Rowles/Norma Winstone

8. Autumn (5:17) /c. David Shire/Richard Maltby

9. Harvest Moon (7:04) /c. Neil Young

10. I Remember (4:41) /c. Stephen Sondheim

11. Wichita Lineman (5:21)/c. Jimmy Webb

12. Don’t Take Your Love Away from Me (6:42)/c. Henry Nemo
Musicians: TANIA GRUBBS-vocalist, DAVID BUDWAY-piano,
RON AFFIF-guitar, JAMES JOHNSON III-drums, JEFF GRUBBS-bass
This entire recording is a love letter to dear friend, Pittsburgh jazz fixture, and namesake for Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, Maureen Budway. From the first note, it is quite apparent that Tania has lived in and loved these songs. Some were originally arranged with her husband and musical partner, Jeff, for a series of six concerts at City of Asylum, a literary and music performance hub in Pittsburgh. From this body of work came a stunning original composition set to Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is a Thing with Feathers”.
All the musicians here have ties to Pittsburgh and Maureen, the beloved inspiration for this performance. Live at Maureen’s was approached with deep respect and care for the music, and an abundance of love and togetherness that inspired it. Each artist had the freedom to share their voice, resulting in a rich, organic meld. The artists savored the feel and aesthetic of the Cellar, embracing the entire room, and loving that moment. This live recording truly reflects the special spirit and FUN had during this performance – an almost tangible feeling.
Tania was thrilled to live in the moment with her fellow musicians, freely give of herself, and have the freedom to create, collaborate, and truly celebrate the music in a deeply felt way. On this night, the complete band respected, remembered, and celebrated both Maureen, and the deep love that music wraps everyone in.
Knowing Tania Grubbs for the past 20 plus years has been a joy. Not only because of her skill as an artist, but her connection to humanity. This offering is a beautiful sonic depiction of her soul and connection to all of us and delivered in style!”
—Sean Jones, renowned trumpeter, recording artist, and educator
“The playing is top notch, the repertoire is very interesting (not your typical standards only), and Tania’s vocals are superb…Grubbs’ arrangements (together with husband Jeff Grubbs), along with pianist David Budway’s execution make the whole project cohesive and musical.”
—Dr. Brad Stone, The Creative Source, SoulAndJazz.com
“It is obvious, listening to Live At Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, that Tania Grubbs deserves to be much better known. Her singing is classy, very musical, and a consistent delight” —Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian
“This recording has many wonderful facets to me, personally as well as musically! Tania Grubbs is an exceptional Jazz Singer, and was a close personal friend of my late sister Maureen Budway–to whom ‘Maureen’s Jazz Cellar’ was named. So it is very appropriate that Tania’s recording is the premiere of the “Live at Maureen’s” recording series. This recording is not to be missed. “
David Budway, musician/owner of Maureen’s Jazz Cellar 
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May 23, 2020

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Music While We’re Inside
Concert IX, Sunday, 5/24/20
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
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About this Event

Join us and enjoy wonderful artists keeping the music alive!
This Sunday, May 24th, for the ninth free concert in our Music While We’re Inside series, we’re honored to present:
• Carla Berg

• Itaiguara Brandao

• Freddie Bryant

• Winard Harper

•• Katie McGrath

• John Ricciardi

• Gabrielle Stravelli and Pat O’Leary

• Todd Wright
Hosted by “Jazz Woman to the Rescue,” Antoinette Montague and curated by guitarist Richard Miller.
This series represents a collaboration between Music on the Inside (MOTI) and Balanced Guitar (BG)-brought together through their shared belief in community and the powerful role of music, especially now.
Stay tuned for our 5/31/2020 event with Wycliff Gordon, (trombone), and Daryl Sherman, (pianist/vocal). Please come by and Wycliff Gordon a happy birthday. Music While We’re In. This series represents a belief in community and the powerful role of music, especially.
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May 23, 2020

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Chicago Swing vocalist Solitaire Miles duets with UK Singer and Songwriter Dominic Halpin


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Halpin and Miles just released a new video together – long distance – crooning a jazzy/country duet of “So Sad” by the Everly Brothers… and it sounds like it’s been plucked from retro radio, joyously lilting and at once vintage and contemporary.   His rich baritone and her smoky alto  swirl around together like smooth scotch on the rocks.
Miles leads Chicago’s Western Swing band Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas, but spent 20 years working as a Jazz vocalist with Chicago greats Von Freeman, Johnny Frigo and Willie Pickens.  Halpin, who leads his band The Honey Bees also has a diverse musical penchant and is  best known for his Retro Country recordings and performances, but has built his style on a foundation of Swing and Jazz inspired by Mel Torme and Frank Sinatra.  In comparison Miles has been labeled a combination of Patsy Cline and Billie Holiday by DownBeat magazine … so the two have a lot in common.”I was  thrilled when Dominic asked me to duet with him,” Miles said ” because I have been a fan  for a while now.  It’s not often that I get to sing with such a talented musician, arranger and crooner, who loves to pitch the woo but can also deliver  authentic retro twang.  He has a rich tone that reminds you of Mel Torme but the driving vocal sensibilities of Elvis.”
Halpin’s music has been featured in several movies, including “Heist” starring Robert DeNiro and he has worked with industry greats like Simon Cowell.  Miles, who just released her second album of authentic Western Swing “Bye Bye Blues” with harmonica maestro Howard Levy,  is preparing to duet with Halpin on her third  release “Blue Train” which is due out in Fall 2020.  They will harmonize together on a classic ballad by Carl Perkins  “Forever Yours”,  accompanied  by Howard Levy and other great Chicago jazzers  like guitarist Neal Alger.    Isn’t Chicago lucky?  – JM Reid, Chicago Music GuideWatch their new video “So Sad” on YoutubeSusie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas:Official: https://www.susiebluelonesomefellas.com/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/susiefellasDominic Halpin:

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You can find Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas new album “Bye Bye Blues” here
https://susiebluelonesomefellas.bandcamp.com/album/bye-bye-blues

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William Parker & Isaiah Parker Performance
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Multi-instrumentalist William Parker & pianist/cellist Isaiah Parker will be featured tonight at 8pm on our On_Line Salon livestream. The 30 minute performance will be followed by a conversation with William and Isaiah, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
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May 21, 2020

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Gary Lucas: 25 shows and counting since lockdown

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Since lockdown began mid-March, Gary Lucas has live-streamed solo guitar shows from his apartment in the West Village every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm EST on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gary.lucas.5836

with viewers tuning in from all over the world, including fans in the UK, Europe, Mexico, South America, Australia, Cuba, Russia, the Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, South Africa, Morocco, Israel and elsewhere.

All shows are archived here:

http://garylucas.com/www/streams/streams.shtml

Check out a fan’s interactive response on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CATLMV_gSsZ/?igshid=16ano0ecen23y

This Saturday night May 23rd at 8pm EST, the Joe’s Pub Live! Archive is streaming a full concert of Gary Lucas’s 30’s Chinese Pop project “The Edge of Heaven”,

recorded live at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in Feb. 2019.

The concert features Feifei Yang on vocals and erhu and Jason Candler on saxophone.

For more info: https://bit.ly/2To7pMc

The video will be embedded on the page on the Joe’s Pub sit on the day of the stream,

or people can go directly to https://www.youtube.com/user/JoesPubNY

Clips and reviews of The Edge of Heaven live:

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Lastly the release of Gary Lucas’s 40 year retrospective double album “The Essential Gary Lucas” was postponed due to the pandemic, and now will be released Sept. 11th on Knitting Factory Records.

View the original press release here:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Gary-Lucas-Unveils-THE-ESSENTIAL-GARY-LUCAS-20200213

For more info please contact Jim Merlis at jim@bighassle.com

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May 22, 2020

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Roberta Donnay
Is Going To Be Live Streaming A Show
Friday, May 22, 2020
04:30 PM PST


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“Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band present a modern take of the hot swingin’ jazz and sultry blues of the 1920s and 30s  that will make you want to dance all night!” – Verdi Club

Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band have been touring the U.S. since 2012. The Prohibition Mob Band released its third CD, “My Heart Belongs To Satchmo” on Blujazz in 2018. This record is devoted to the early music of Louis Armstrong, continuing the band’s tradition of resurrecting both well-known and obscure vintage music. Previously, the group released “A Little Sugar” (2012) and “Bathtub Gin” (2015) on Motema. “A Little Sugar” spent 9 weeks on the Jazz radio charts, and “Bathtub Gin” was named one of the Best Albums of 2015 by DownBeat Magazine.

Award-winning singer and composer Roberta Donnay has been performing and recording for more than two decades. Prior to forming the Prohibition Mob Band, she recorded with legendary producer Orrin Keepnews and was a member of Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks. Donnay’s music spans multiple genres, including writing for film and TV.

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May 20, 2020

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Dutch Street Named For Jazz Historian, Author And Record Producer Rosetta Reitz


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REITZSTRAAT Press Release

Dutch street named after Rosetta Reitz

Rosetta Reitz, jazz historian, author and record producer has been honored with a street dedicated to her in Leiden, Netherlands.

We heard the news from her daughter, Rebecca. A group of community activists in Leiden, Netherlands live in or near a street called ReitzStraat (Reitz Street) that was named for a leader in the Boer War, Francis W. Reitz.

They decided to change the dedication of the street for two reasons:
1) To rethink the role the Boers played as colonists and their link to rise of apartheid.
2) There are not enough streets named after women.

In their research to find a woman named Reitz, the Dutch activists quickly discovered Rosetta and were impressed with her all accomplishments.  They especially loved Rosetta Records, the label she established in 1980 where she retrieved lost women’s blues and jazz. The double fold albums were lavishly illustrated with photos of the women.  Rosetta wrote about the historical context of the music in liner notes that presented a new view from a woman’s perspective.

This thoughtful group found the tribute website that her daughter Rebecca created and also discovered her book on Menopause and other meaningful achievements. They went ahead and created a new street sign that they placed over the old one.  They will also go through the official Council channels.

“To replace an imperialist warrior with a feminist historian is EXACTLY the kind of grassroots effort that my mother, Rosetta, would have loved,” said Rebecca. “Rosetta spent her life and creative energy correcting wrongs and giving women the chance to be heard. And now, this group has acknowledged her efforts in a most delightful and important manner.”

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May 22, 2020

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Two World Premiere Recordings from Legendary Guitarist Sharon Isbin:  

Affinity, features Four World Premiere Recordings
written for Isbin including 

Chris Brubeck’s Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra celebrating the Dave Brubeck Centennial
&
Strings for Peace with Sarod Masters Amjad Ali Khan and Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash
Explores the Richness of North Indian MusicZOHO world premiere recording features four Khan ragas written and arranged for Sharon Isbin
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Dear Friends,

I’m hoping that you and your loved ones are safe and managing during this difficult time. Thank you for your many beautiful and heartfelt responses to the last newsletter, and for sharing your touching experiences and thoughts.

As a musician, I miss more than ever being able to perform in person, to give and exchange my feelings and energy in the moment with a live audience. As we now realize, that will not be possible in the coming months. Yet music—inspiring, restorative and healing—is such a meaningful part of our lives. In that spirit, I feel fortunate to share new music created with amazing artists with whom I have had the honor and joy of collaborating over time, and hope it will offer some comfort.

On Friday May 22, my two newest albums—Strings for Peace and Affinity—will be released throughout the world, both as physical CDs and in digital formats. I’m honored that BBC Music Magazine highlighted my recent work and the stories behind these projects in their April issue feature interview—you can read the full article HERE.

“A thrilling musician paving the way” BBC Music Magazine 

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Photos:Laura Barisonzi

The album Affinity celebrates works written for me by leading composers from three continents: the Africa-influenced El Decameron Negro by Cuban guitarist/composer Leo Brouwer, world premiere recordings of the Chinese and Spanish-inspired Seven Desires for Guitar by Tan Dun, Richard Danielpour’s sensuous song cycle Of Love and Longing commissioned for me by Carnegie Hall and performed with fellow Grammy winner Isabel Leonard, a new Antonio Lauro guitar duet with Colin Davin, and the jazz and world music-influenced Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra by Chris Brubeck with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, Strathmore Concert Hall’s first commercial release. The Affinity concerto includes a heartfelt musical tribute to Chris’ father Dave Brubeck whose centennial anniversary will be celebrated this fall.

Contemporary Fusion review: “If you are looking for music that will help you to rise above the troubles and tribulations of today’s ever-changing world, you need look no further than this new album from guitarist Sharon Isbin… it is truly sweetly spontaneous guitar magic”—read the full review HERE.

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Please enjoy the YouTube livestream interview broadcast last night “from home” with conversation and musical excerpts hosted by MSO’s Elizabeth Schulze. You can click this link for program notes, and to purchase or pre-order, click HERE.

Strings for Peace, with legendary sarod master Amjad Ali Khan and his two brilliant sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash, joined by tabla virtuoso Amit Kavthekar, explores the richness of North Indian classical music in four evocative world premiere ragas for guitar and sarod composed for me by Maestro Khan, with guitar arrangements by Kyle Paul.

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Recorded last year after our tour in India, the music is more timely than ever. Reflecting on our friendship that began more than ten years ago, Ayaan writes: “When we started out, little did we know that this creation would come to fruition at a time when humanity would need to consider meditation and contemplation more than ever.” And what Khan calls a “blissful dream of a project” is one in which he has found a way to interweave our varied musical, spiritual and artistic traditions with mystical beauty, creativity, grace and great emotion. Contemporary Fusion hails it as “Groundbreaking … enchanting … spiritual enlightenment and sonic joy”—read the full review HERE.

Enjoy two videos from Strings for Peace: 1) audio samples; 2) artist interviews with live concert excerpts. Click the thumbnails to watch the videos:

Strings for Peace - Samples
Strings for Peace Interviews
Strings for Peace is already a #3 Bestseller on Amazon World Music charts! Enjoy this link to program notes and credits, and to order or preorder, click HERE.

Having practiced Transcendental Meditation since the age of 17 is another way in which I feel a spiritual connection to India where the practice originated thousands of years ago. I have performed benefits for the David Lynch Foundation which brings TM to many underserved communities, and most recently, to health care workers during the pandemic in a remarkable new initiative, Heal the Healers Now. Please enjoy watching my archived livestream webinar on TMTalks where you can also learn more about TM and the Foundation’s outreach efforts, by clicking HERE.

Please stay safe and healthy. Sending all good wishes during these challenging times,

Sharon

PS: If you haven’t already, please take a moment to ‘Like’ my Facebook page, and to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube:
Sharon Isbin Affinity (Zoho ZM202005) Street Date: May 22, 2020
Sharon Isbin – guitar, all tracks,  Maryland Symphony Orchestra  Elizabeth Schulze – Conductor (1)  Isabel Leonard – voice (7, 8, 9)  Colin Davin – guitar (5)
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http://www.zohomusic.com/cds/isbin_affinity.htmlSharon Isbin-Amjad Ali Khan Strings for Peace (Zoho ZM 202004) Street Date Date: May 22, 2020Amjad Ali Khan – sarod (3),  Sharon Isbin – guitar, all tracks,  Amaan Ali Bangash – sarod (1),  Ayaan Ali Bangash – sarod (2, 4),  Amit Kavthekar – tabla, all tracks
UPC Code: 88095620200422
http://www.zohomusic.com/cds/isbin_stringsforpeace.htmlFor more information visit www.sharonisbin.com
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May 20, 2020

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NEW CD
Dave Stryker with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big BandTitle: Blue SoulLabel: Strikezone Records 8820Artist’s Website: www.davestryker.comRelease Date: June 5, 2020Musicians
Dave Stryker – Guitar
Bob Mintzer – Conductor and Arranger, Tenor Sax #2, #5, #9
Wim Both, Rob Bruynen, Andy Haderer, Ruud Breuls – Trumpets
Ludwig Nuss, Raphael Klemm, Andy Hunter -Trombones
Mattis Cederberg – Bass Trombone
Johan Horlen, Karolina Strassmayer-Alto Sax
Olivier Peters, Paul Heller-Tenor Sax
Jens Neufang – Baritone Sax
Billy Test – Piano and Organ
John Goldsby – Bass
Hans Dekker – Drums

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May 19, 2020

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JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
2020 AWARDS WINNERS
2020 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Winner Carla Bley
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May 18, 2020 — Carla Bley, composer-arranger-bandleader and pianist, is celebrated for her Lifetime Achievement in Jazz by the Jazz Journalists Association, in the 2020 JJA Jazz Awards, the 25th annual honors for excellence in music and music journalism, announced today by the non-profit organization of writers, photographers, broadcasters and new media professionals covering jazz. Stanley Crouch, author, essayist, novelist, advisor to Jazz at Lincoln Center and president of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, has been named recipient of the JJA’s Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism Award. See winners of all 39 categories of awards at JJAJazzAwards.org.

This year’s Awards for instrumentalists continue a multi-year trend by the JJA’s voting members to recognize accomplished women among the multiple nominated finalists, with women winning half the categories for the first time. Drummer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington (Musician of the Year), pianist-composer Kris Davis (Composer and Pianist of the Year), saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin (Up & Coming Musician of the Year), drummer-composer Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom (for Mid-Size Ensemble of the Year), baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian and harpist Brandee Younger (Player of Instruments Rare in Jazz), and several other women were voted Best of the Year for their achievements in 2019.

Not that men are ignored in this year’s Jazz Awards. Miguel Zenón won Arranger of the Year and Alto Saxophonist of the year, Branford Marsalis’ quartet won Record of the Year for The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, Christian Scott aTundé Adjuah was named Trumpeter of the Year and Joel Ross was Mallet Player of the Year, both for the first time. Mark Stryker’s Jazz From Detroit (University of Michigan Press) was voted Best Book About Jazz, San Francisco Bay Area radio show host Richard Hadlock and New York-based photographer Richard Conde won, respectively, the Marian McPartland-Willis Conover Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting, and the Lona Foote-Bob Parent Award for Lifetime Achievement in Photography.

“The JJA is pleased to congratulate these winners, and indeed all the musicians nominated in our two-stage voting process,” said Howard Mandel, veteran journalist, author, NPR arts reporter and president of the JJA. “Especially with listeners largely confined to home, it’s important to let artists know they’re being heard, and to advise music fans about the best current jazz creativity, as jazz journalists do.”

The Jazz Awards were initiated in 1996, and follows on the JJA’s Jazz Heroes Awards for “activists, advocates altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz (which are being promoted via interactive broadcasts featuring Boston hero Ran Blake on May 23, and Los Angeles Hero Billy Mitchell on May 28 – see JJANews.org for details). Since mid-March, the JJA has also published international reports, JazzOnLockdown, about responses to the coronavirus.

Winners of JJA Jazz Awards have previously been presented with engraved statuettes before audiences at summer performances. This year’s winners will receive hand-printed scrolls certifying their Awards.

For more information on the JJA Jazz Awards, or the Jazz Journalists Association, visit www.JJAJazzAwards.org or contact President@JazzJournalists.org.

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MCG Jazz Spotlight Show and Archives Series: Chuck Mangione Interview 1996
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MCG Jazz has partnered with the Pittsburgh Jazz Channel, WZUM to produce The MCG Jazz Spotlight Show, a one-hour show that broadcasts weekly featuring MCG Jazz executive producer, Marty Ashby and guest hosts discussing jazz music, the influence of Pittsburgh-born jazz musicians’ contribution to the genre of jazz and playing some fun, inspiring songs.

This week the MCG JAZZ Spotlight Show dives into the extensive MCG Jazz Archives to showcase an interview with Chuck Mangione recorded at the MCG Jazz music hall in 1996. Learn about Chuck’s history growing up in Central New York, his time with Art Blakey and how Chuck approaches his compositions.  The program will feature music from some of his timeless recordings including Land of Make Believe and Fun & Games as well as his performance with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers from the Live at the Lighthouse record.

The original interview was conducted by WZUM’s Tony Mowod and the Spotlight Show is hosted by the Executive Producer at MCG Jazz, Marty Ashby.

The MCG Jazz Spotlight show airs on Friday and Sunday at 6pm and Saturday at 1pm on The Pittsburgh Jazz Channel WZUM.

The show can be streamed live here:

The entire interview is also available here: www.mcgjazz.org
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May 22, 2020

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May 22, 2020Who: Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science
Terri Lyne Carrington, drums; Aaron Parks, piano/keys; Matt Stevens, guitar; Morgan Guerin, saxophone and bass; Kassa Overall and DeboRay, vocals
What:Livestream Jazz Event including Masterclasses
WhenConcert + Panel Discussion– Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm, Three Masterclasses– Sunday, May 24thfrom 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Where:On line at www.vtjazz.org
Access to the Event – online at www.vtjazz.org
Cost –Free and Open to the public, donations acceptedGrammy-Award Winning Drummer and Founder of Berklee’s Jazz and Gender Justice Institute, Terri Lyne Carrington and her Sextet, Social Science, to Perform, Premiere New Music Videos, and Discuss their Work in Livestream Event Produced by the Vermont Jazz Center             The Vermont Jazz Center is excited to present an online event on Saturday, May 23rdand Sunday, May 24thwith drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science.  The activities will be livestreamed from the VJC’s website at www.vtjazz.org beginning at 8:00 pm on Saturday and continuing Sunday, May 24th, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Saturday will feature a musical presentation and Sunday will be three separate masterclasses including Q&As with audience members.The core of Social Science is Carrington on drums, pianist Aaron Parks and guitarist Matthew Stevens. This trio is expanded to a sextet on their recent double-length recording, Waiting Game, and, at the VJC event, will include multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin on bass and saxophone, as well as vocalists Kassa Overall and Debo Ray.Terri Lyne Carrington is one of the top drummers in the world – she has toured with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, she has earned 3 Grammy Awards as a band leader, she is the founder and director of the Berklee School of Music’s Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. Her list of accomplishments is staggering, but really what sets Carrington apart is the way that she has used her life as a catalyst to do good work. In an interview with Berklee College, Carrington states “You can’t run away from who you are, so whenever I play or write something, the whole of me has to be there. So if I’m improvising I’m still the same person who is pissed off about what’s going on in this country. I might play something pretty but it still comes from the core of where ever I am personally at this particular moment.”At Berklee and through her visionary recording projects, Carrington has created a collaborative environment that fuses her commitment to social justice and education with her work as a creative artist. Through her big-picture projects she has built an inclusive culture that both challenges and inspires others to act. She provokes us to see things as they are, encourages us to make changes within ourselves and calls for us to stand up for what is righteous. Ultimately, Carrington’s work is focused on creating a society that is more caring, inclusive and equitable, especially to those who have been systematically mistreated and distained.

Terri Lyne Carrington’s more recent projects have all bridged the narrow gap between music and activism, but her most recent, Waiting Game, is especially ambitious. Material from this double album will be featured during her online performance via the Vermont Jazz Center.  The music of Social Science is about social justice. In a video-interview about the project, the group’s guitarist, Matt Stevens, said “calling the band Social Science lets us talk about a wide variety of things that we want to talk about – equal opportunity, equal access to wealth, education and other issues that we are now dealing with in the world today.” Topics covered on the disk include the plight of political prisoners, homophobia, police brutality, indigenous rights, and misogyny. Although there is anger in the message, the music is beautiful, it expresses the yearning for people to be treated with dignity, for human rights to be observed and to draw attention to the disparities that woefully exist. The work is imbued with empathy.

Day 1: Saturday May 23rd, 8:00 pm
Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science’s scheduled performance at the Jazz Center meets the challenges of our times by embracing technology; they will be expanding the event to include enhanced educational and communicative opportunities. The event kicks off at 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 23rd. The first hour will be a debut presentation of three videos of tunes from their recent recording. These videos will be recorded beforehand in the individual studios of each of the six musicians; their videographer will then craft the six layers, combining and editing each of the musical performances, into a unified whole. They will do this for each of the three tunes. After streaming these three videos, the group will come together in a Zoom conversation, along with renowned activist Susan Rosenberg; this discussion will be moderated by Downbeat correspondent John Murph and VJC director Eugene Uman. Together they will discuss the videos, the salient points and lessons learned; they will give advice on how we as a concerned community can move forward as doers rather than followers.

While the first half of Saturday’s offering reflects the first, structured portion of their recent recording, Waiting Game,the second hour will begin with two open, improvised pieces. This reflects the second portion of their album: a four part, freely improvised suite called “Dreams and Desperate Measures.” As Terri said in the Berklee interview, “my goal was to go in to the studio and play for an hour without stopping, with no direction and to not do it twice – people are so used to hearing messages verbally that there’s not enough room left for the imagination.” Aaron Parks added “yes, there are many things that we’re against that we’re protesting. But there are also many things that we’re for: the idea of leaving room for each other, letting others take the lead, listening to each other and creating something together, that’s democracy in action.” For the Jazz Center’s livestream performance, the group will be dealing with the limits of latency (the delay that exists when communicating over the internet) because all the musicians will be performing from their own personal practice spaces spanning locations from Boston to Seattle. Carrington seems unfazed, or perhaps intrigued by the possibilities. In a recent phone call she said that, in this context, they will approach the freely improvised segment more like a conversation than a groove-based piece. All six of the band members will be featured in two separate offerings of about 10 minutes each. After the performance, the group will meet in a Zoom chat, moderated by VJC Director, Eugene Uman, to discuss the experience.

Day 2: Sunday May 24th, 2:00-5:00 pm
On Sunday, May 24th, the group will present three, separate, half-hour masterclasses followed by fifteen minutes of Q and A typed in by viewers on the VJC website and Facebook Live:

2:00-2:45 pm – Terri Lyne Carrington and Kassa Overall
“Rhythm, Textures and Space with Drums and Electronics”
Importance of rhythmic foundation, role of drummer, genre/style overlaps, new jazz, incorporating electronics with live band: groove, space and time, mind and body; drummers as producers, writers, lyricists, vocalists.

3:00-3:45 pm – Aaron Parks and DeboRay
“Intention and Communication” 
Empathetic embodiment, drawing from personal experience; conjoining the meaning of words with melodic choices; listening and communicating in the moment; piano and voice; singing and playing the notes, conjuring and transmitting feeling.

4:00-4:45 pm – Matthew Stevens and Morgan Guerin 
“Collaboration: Becoming greater than the sum of our parts” 
Co-writing; hearing and being heard; forming a collective artistic identity; synthesizing multiple perspectives/ideas through a group prism; putting ego, developing trust and humility.

Terri Lyne Carrington’s Collaborators in Social Science: 
Pianist Aaron Parks came to the public’s attention during his tenure with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Born in Seattle, Washington, he began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 14 had enrolled in an early entrance degree program at the University of Washington. By the age of 16 he had transferred to the Manhattan School of Music. While there, he studied with Kenny Barron and received several competitive accolades, including being named the 2001 Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association. At age 18 he joined Terrence Blanchard’s ensemble and recorded four albums including the 2007 Grammy-winning disk, A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina). Parks has released numerous albums as a leader and has also recorded with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dayna Stephens, Christian Scoot, Kendrick Scott, Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmuire, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joshua Redman, Billy Hart, Ben Wendel and many others.

Guitarist Matt Stevens was a featured artist in DownBeat Magazine’s 2016 For the Futureissue and since then has twice placed in their Annual Critics Poll Rising Star Guitar Category. He has released three highly acclaimed albums as a leader and has recorded with Christian Scott, Terri Lyne Carrington, Harvey Mason, ERIMAJ, Sean Jones, Walter Smith III, Linda Oh, The NEXT Collective and Esperanza Spalding.

Vocalist Debo Ray (Deborah Pierre) is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. She sings with the international group Women of the World, Senegalese Afro-beat fusion band Group Saloum, Banda Magda and many others. Currently, she is working on an original project, combining influences from classical, jazz, rock, electronic, and traditional Haitian music.

New York City-based multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin has collaborated and recorded with Esperanza Spalding, Tyshawn Sorey, Kassa Overall and Terri Lyne Carrington. He performs on bass, saxophones, electronic wind instrument (EWI), drums and keys. The 21 year-old has one album out as a leader called Saga. Dubbed a “wunderkind saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist” by The New York Times, Guerin studied at Berklee College of Music and The New School.

The work of vocalist/drummer Kassa Overall ranges from jazz to hip-hop and indie-pop to avant-garde. Overall was an integral part of legendary pianist Geri Allen’s Timeline band, touring throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has made an impact on the indie-pop scene, touring with artists such as Francis and The Lights, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and Mayer Hawthorne and the County. Laptops and samplers are key elements to Overall’s signature sound. He has toured extensively with his own band, fusing his jazz and instrumental training with his passion for contemporary electronic music. Overall graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM) where he studied under jazz drum legend Billy Hart. Overall has recorded with Theo Croker, Vijay Iyer, Das Racist, Wallace Roney, Ravi Coltrane, Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Yoko Ono, Iron Solomon, Gordon Voidwell, and many others.

In a recent interview with DownBeat’s Kira Gunberg, Carrington was asked how she inspires her students to both attain their full musical potential and engage with today’s complex sociopolitical environment. Carrington replied: “It’s a very exciting time, because everybody’s feeling something. You have to have the courage to talk about it and dive deeper, sometimes educate yourself more or figure out that connection between or how you bridge your beliefs and your music. Some people write social justice music and the themes might be great, the social content might be great but, the music may not be great. So, I think it’s important to hone your craft as a composer, as a player, as a total artist.” This response relates to Carrington’s motto: It’s about knowing oneself and discovering ones’ purpose. Carrington’s purpose is intrinsically connected to doing good in the world: she lives and communicates with rare clarity and this is reflected in the way produces her events, educates her students and plays her instrument –the Vermont Jazz Center is honored to be a channel for her message.

The Jazz Center is especially grateful to Dave Snyder of Guilford Sound Studio for his support of this endeavor. For several years Dave has helped the Jazz Center bring their larger projects to fruition. This event is an example of the magnitude of his generosity. The VJC is also thankful to web technician Johnny DiGeorge of Good Bear Productions and to videographer Michael Hanish for their parts in investigating options and bringing this production to life. Publicity is underwritten by The Commons, The Brattleboro Reformer, WVPR, WVEW, WNPR, NEPR and WFCR.

Livestreaming for this event is cost-free and open to the public. Donations to the Vermont Jazz Center will be gratefully accepted.

Social Science on NPR
https://www.npr.org/2020/03/04/811650594/terri-lyne-carrington-social-science-tiny-desk-concert

Social Science – Performance at Berklee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5d2od5muXI

Social Science Live on New Sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSekPNe13Yk

Money Jungle – Performance at Berklee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=710&v=CzIQCSVmFmk&feature=emb_logo

Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science:  Two days of performances, masterclasses, music video premieres, and Q&A in LIVESTREAM event produced by VJC

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In these extraordinary and uncertain times of COVID-19, with venues closed and live performance at a halt,
NiteLife Exchange is reaching out and covering the effect the crisis is having on performing artists.Six Questions Special Edition:
Jazz Vocalist-Pianist Diane Schuur
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NEW CD COMING MAY 8th
SCHUUR TELLS A PERSONAL STORY
WITH HER FIRST NEW RECORDING
IN SIX YEARS
DIANE SCHUUR RUNNING ON FAITHVocalist Showcases Her Deep Knowledge
Of The Blues And Strength As A Pianist
PRODUCED BY Ernie Watts & Diane Schuur
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Artist: DIANE SCHUUR

Title: RUNNING ON FAITH

LABEL: JAZZHEADS CATALOG #: JH1243

Label Website: www.jazzheads.com
Artist Website: www.dianeschuur.com

Release Date: MAY 08, 2020

UPC Code: 009819124327

TRACK LISTING:

1 Walking On A Tightrope 4:26

2 The Danger Zone 4:52

3 All Blues 4:38

4 Something So Right 5:52

5 Let It Be 7:15

6 The Sun Will Shine On You 5:31

7 Everybody Looks Good At The Starting Line 6:51

8 There Is Always One More Time 4:59

9 Chicken 6:17

10 This Bitter Earth 3:30

11 Running On Faith 4:38

12 Way Over Yonder 4:21

13 Swing Low Sweet Chariot 3:34

Total Time – 66:49

Musicians: Diane Schuur – vocals and piano; Ernie Watts – tenor and soprano saxophone; Kye Palmer – trumpet and flugelhorn; Thom Rotella – guitar; Bruce Lett – acoustic bass; Kendall Kay – drums
Multi-Grammy Award winning vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur fashions new versions of songs for which she has a deep-rooted affection. “Running On Faith,” released by Jazzheads Music Group is co-produced by Schuur and Grammy winning saxophonist Ernie Watts. This is her first release in six years with music by some of her heroes; from Miles Davis to Carole King to Paul Simon to Percy Mayfield. “For the first time in my recording career, I chose all the compositions for this album. I’ve been focusing on the condition of our world, about what is, about what can be,” comments Schuur.
Blues, straight-ahead jazz, gospel and a few tunes that defy classification are included. Percy Mayfield’s “Walking On A Tightrope” opens, setting the tone as she sings “the blues and I, we know each other.” Schuur reprises her admiration for Dinah Washington, with a mournful “This Bitter Earth,” and remembers her friend Ernestine Anderson who introduced her to the unifying lyrics of Miles Davis’ “All Blues.” The upbeat “Chicken,” her homage to Jaco Pastorius demonstrates the jazz chops of this album’s tight ensemble as does Schuur’s hard-swinging interpretation of Paul Simon’s “Something So Right.” Her often-referenced fondness of classic rock is at the root of the title track, originally recorded by Eric Clapton. Introspection brought her to the McCartney/Lennon classic “Let It Be” and Jeff Lynne’s “The Sun Will Shine on you.” In contrast to prior recordings, Schuur performs on piano throughout, showcasing her musical skills as an instrumentalist. She closes with lone piano on the spiritual “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.”
Blind since birth, she was nicknamed “Deedles” by her mother. The Tacoma-born Schuur grew up steeped in jazz, courtesy of her parents’ record collection. She was officially discovered by jazz legend Stan Getz at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1979. Honors include two Best Jazz Vocal Performance Grammy Awards for “Timeless” and “Diane Schuur and The Count Basie Orchestra,” both released by GRP Records, the label that launched her recording career. “Running on Faith” is the follow-up to her well-received “I Remember You: With Love To Stan and Frank,” her debut on Jazzheads in 2014. Schuur’s deep catalog includes projects for Atlantic, Concord and Vanguard.
Schuur’s voice is bold and expressive, simultaneously romantic and mischievous, radiating soulful warmth. It all started very early in her life when she made her stage debut at ten years of age. Her success has led to collaborations with artists and producers such as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Dave Grusin, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ramone, and Maynard Ferguson. For “Running On Faith,” Schuur takes the reins, crafting a most personal statement.

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“Hold On Stay Strong” is part prayer, part invocation and part musical therapy to give us all the strength and a mantra to keep our heads while dealing and surviving through this virus and all of its ramifications. Dedicated to health workers and all service workers globally and people suffering in the ambulances on their way to the hospital. Hold On Stay Strong.

THE BAND
Cynthia Scott  voice
Jeb Patton  piano
Paul Beaudry  bass
Dwayne ‘Cook’ Broadnax  drums
Don Braden  sax solo
Bob Magnuson  sax
Bennett Paster  organ

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Cynthia Scott will do her first
live Zoom on Facebook
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Jazz, R&B and Gospel Influenced Singer Releases New Single “Hold On Stay Strong” As an Emergency Song. 

Known predominantly for her work with the iconic Ray Charles, Cynthia has traveled the world as an American jazz Ambassador. Her Career has taken her music to four continents with concert and night club performances.

Hold On Stay Strong is one of the tunes that was being recorded for a future recording called “Hear It For Yourself” that was still in studio production when the Covid-19 epidemic hit.

The production was put on hold until a stranger contacted Scott and requested she share the song now, knowing the song would give strength and hope to a world that was experiencing the devastating effects of Covid-19.

Ms. Scott decided to release the song finishing it online, as a single. The song is positive, the lyrics are poignant and the sentiment is heartfelt. The aim is to try to support people emotionally through her music, and to give hope and peace to people who might need it. 

It is dedicated to health and service workers globally and to all of us affected. Giving us an uplifting message to “Hold On Stay Strong” as we all navigate these very trying times. 
                              
“In a rich, soulful voice, she sings messages of hope and compassion.”


  • Jazziz

But her real accomplishment has been her ability to draw people in with her own style; something that mixes R and B, Jazz, Blues, Soul and Gospel into a character that is solely her own. 


  • National  Musical Academy of Ukraine

“The whole focus of the United Nations Millennium goal is to reach around the globe.  We all share the same emotions, same burdens. This beautiful soulful message by Cynthia Scott gets to the core of the people the world over. Music breaks thru the language barrier..


  • Gloria Starr Kins, United Nation Correspondent

“The best kept secret on the New  York Jazz Circuit…”

– The Amsterdam News

Great Scott” 

– Rod Harrington, El Dorado News-Times

A mesmerizing vocalist 

– Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Jazz Critic

For Private Vocal/Performace Lessons contact cynthia at info@cynthiascott.com

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The renowned French quartet Paris Washboard made a brief trip across the pond in February to play four concerts in my neck of the woods.

 

Decades ago, a classic Fletcher Henderson four-LP set was titled A Study In Frustration. I always thought that that title was inaccurate as far as…

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Danny Leake,
Legendary Studio/Live Engineer, Dead at 69
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Pro Sound News Magazine talking about Danny Leake life and work!      

BY CLIVE YOUNG ⋅ 8 HOURS AGO

Chicago, IL (May 1, 2020)—Noted studio and live engineer Danny Leake died Wednesday, April 27, bringing to an end a career that saw him work with some of the biggest names in music over a 50+ year career. While known for studio work that led to six Grammy nominations for engineering and mastering, Leake was equally adept in a live setting, working as Stevie Wonder’s FOH engineer for 28 years. Over the course of his career, he worked with the likes of Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, Kanye West, The Police, Willie Nelson, Johnny Gill, Brian McKnight, Hank Williams, Jr., Natalie Cole, Candlebox, Lupe Fiasco, Natalie Cole and dozens more, bringing a keen ear and thoughtful perfectionism to his work. Felled by a heart attack while enroute to a dialysis appointment, Leake was 69.

Born in Chicago, Leake was occasionally working as a session musician when he graduated from Lane Tech High School in 1969, but was already moving towards an interest in audio engineering. As he recounted to Pro Sound News in 2007, “I played guitar for the longest time, since ’68, went out on the road with the Five Stairsteps, played with them, and I really got fascinated in the studio with the machines, the playback and everything. There weren’t really any black engineers in Chicago floating around at that time, so I’d say, ‘hey, how do you get into that?’ Everybody would laugh and walk away, and I’m like, ‘damn, what’s so funny?’ [laughs]

“So I basically read books, got drafted, went into the service, put a band together while I was over there and actually sold it to EMI Records. I forged a pass, told them I’d come from Chicago, Illinois when really I was just driving in from France, but we sold that stuff, and they gave me access to Abbey Road Studios and stuff, so I used to go just hang out with cats. When I came back to Chicago, I figured I would get a job as an assistant engineer or something like that, but that didn’t happen, so I just kept studying.”

Back in Chicago after an honorable discharge, Leake attended DePaul University and Roosevelt University, earning a BA in Music and Audio Engineering while also making use of what he’d learned overseas: “One day, a cat asked me to help him out at the studio and I told him, ‘yeah, I can help you out, but we really have to go someplace else that has this format to mix on.’ When we got there, I wired up all the stuff like I had picked up in England and the studio owner was impressed, so he offered me a job. He didn’t offer me any money [cracks up] but he gave me the keys—which was even better!

Making a name for himself, in 1979, he moved on to Chicago’s Universal Recording Corporation, where he worked for 11 years, engineering in every genre and media that the studio served. “I worked my way up to the chief engineer of that joint, cutting thrash metal records in the middle of the night, cutting [advertising] spots during the day,” he recalled.

During that time, he garnered production credits with The Dells, Tom Waits, The Chi-Lites, Eddie Harris and dozens of others, while some efforts, such as recording The Police in 1984, were under the radar. “They were touring, but I guess Sting and everybody else wasn’t happy with what they were doing live, so they actually set up the entire live show—monitor boards, the whole trip—in my studio at Universal Recording, which held 150 musicians. I remember I used a second studio to sub a lot of Stewart Copeland’s drums down. Over a two-day period, we recorded a ton of 24 tracks, 48 tracks, all of that stuff. I always wondered whatever happened with that—and last year, I bought a DVD of a show they did in Atlanta [2005’s Synchronicity Concert]. The show was them on stage, and all of a sudden they went into this big video, esoteric thing with colors floating around and I recognized the tracks I cut. Oh, okay! Did I get credit? No [laughs], but that’s part of the game.”

Danny Leake at the FOH position inside Madison Square Garden.

Becoming an independent engineer in the early Nineties, Leake moved into the live sound world with a true baptism by fire moment. Having worked with Johnny Gill on some of the early hits that established the former New Edition singer as a solo artist, Leake was asked if he’d mix FOH for Gill in Japan.

He recalled, “I thought hey, how hard can it be? Big time engineer, right? Well, the first gig was at the Tokyo Dome. [laughs] It was a festival with Hall and Oates, the Doobie Brothers, Sheila E, all these cats, so there were 63,000 people, maybe 200 Clair S-4s up in the air. I’d never seen a speaker that big in my life. The audio guys were talking about things I had no idea what they were talking about—but everybody thought I was the pro because I brought my own gear! But I always bring my own gear, so I was like, what did I get myself into?! We did the show and to my ears, to my way of thinking, I was, God, this was horrible. I was ready to say ‘guys, you don’t have to pay me, I’m really sorry’ and they were ‘man, that was the greatest thing we ever heard!’ And I’m like, oh…it was?

“One thing that did happen though—that show, when they said ‘Johnny Gill’ and the whole place started yelling, they hit the first note and the joint went crazy. I got addicted to the audience. I had never experienced that before—63,000 people all getting their vibe through me and nobody’s remixing me. Yeah…I told him, whenever you go out again, call me; I’d like to do that.”

Garnering studio credits with the likes of Kurt Elling, Ramsey Lewis & Nancy Wilson, Dennis DeYoung, Michelle Williams and others over the next 30 years, Leake founded his Urban Guerilla Engineering boutique mixing and mastering studio in Chicago. Additionally, he was a multi-term president of EARS (Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago), mentored dozens of working engineers in the region, was a board member of SPARS, and was also a member and one-time trustee of the Recording Academy, writing proposals that helped lead to the Engineering, Mastering, and Remix Grammy Awards.

Despite that success in recording, he was often on the road, mixing tours for Diana Ross, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Dennis DeYoung, Aretha Franklin, Bell Biv Devoe and most notably, for Stevie Wonder, helming the house desk for hundreds of shows across all of Wonder’s tours since 1992.

In the live realm, Leake brought the meticulousness and insight he’d learned in the studio to the road, carefully placing microphones onstage himself—much to some monitor engineers’ irritation—and bringing along studio tools that were considered esoteric in the live realm. “I was probably the only guy on the planet that was traveling with a Massenburg Equalizer in my live rig,” he mused of his early days mixing shows.

Despite his willingness to bring technology to bear in a live setting, Leake had strong opinions on the subject, going so far as to note on his website, “Music should never become a slave to the technology.” Instead, he always aimed to ensure that music lovers, whether listening at home or in the middle of a packed arena, were focused on the music, and that philosophy was at the heart of every mix he created. As he told PSN while on tour with Stevie Wonder, “I have a theory that people don’t necessarily want to hear the record. They want to hear something bigger than that; if they wanted to hear the record, they’d stay home.”

Danny Leake is remembered by his wife of 24 years, Fran Allen-Leake, owner of LJect Productions; children; and grandchildren.

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May 3, 2020

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On Their Recording Debut, Schapiro17 Transforms The Five Selections From Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue Into Inventive And Unpredictable Big Band Jazz

Now Available From:


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What The Press Is Saying Aout
New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60

“Schapiro and company pay the best possible tribute: They make Kind Of Blue kind of new.”

J.D. Considine  DownBeat

New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60 is quite an achievement, in my view one of the finest jazz albums ever recorded…  I am in awe of what Jon Schapiro has done here, and urge you to really listen to it carefully.
– Lynn Rene Bayley, Art Music Lounge

“quite magnificent, breezy yet cultured”
–  Anne Carlini

“a powerhouse orchestra driven by the dynamic vision”

“…alternately simmering and soaring brass musicians and rhythmic section and an array of off the charts soloists”

“sets the standard for all jazz tribute projects to come”

Jonathan Widran, The JW Vibe

“Schapiro becomes a kind of modern day Gil Evans by breathing new life into these classic songs…”

–  Jim Hynes, Making a Scene

“among the most inventive and unpredictable big band jazz sets I’ve ever listened to…”
–  Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

“Another gem to add to your big band collection”
–  Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs

“The innovative and inspired new look at `Kind of Blue’ that you’ve been waiting for.”
–  Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“Miles fans will love this edition…”
–  Patrick Ven de Wiele, Keys and Chords

“Polished and exciting, this is a ‘must hear’ recording.”
–  Grady Harp

“This is a tremendous set.”
–  Robert Rusch

“Both an arranger and composer and a current professor, Schapiro and company place a thriving new twist on classic tunes while also staying true to their creative spirit, and the originals display much ingenuity, too.”
– Tom Haugen Take Effect

“Schapiro 17 plays 12 tracks over two discs to create “New Shoes: Kind Of Blue At 60.” The work is exciting and is a great escape into the music that generations of fans and musicians came to love, along with a handful of originals that show the masterful playing of the musicians that must be heard to be appreciated.”

 Dodie Miller-Gould Lemon Wire

Artist: SCHAPIRO17

Title: NEW SHOES: KIND OF BLUE AT 60

LABEL: (2CD Set Summit Records SMT-756)
www.summitrecords.com

Artist Website: schapiro17.com 

Release Date: APRIL 3, 2020

UPC Code: 099402 756929

TRACK LISTING
Disc One 

1- Boiled Funk (J. Schapiro) 11:54

2- Foiled Bunk (R. Piket) 3:05

3- So What (M. Davis) 14:03

4- Boiled Funk 2: Dark of Night (J. Schapiro) 3:55

5- Blue in Green (M. Davis) 10:02

Disc Two 

1- Boiled Funk 3: Worth Your While (J. Schapiro) 2:26

2- All Blues (M. Davis) 12:08

3- Boiled Funk 3: Old Feet, New Shoes (J. Schapiro) 5:14

4- Flamenco Sketches (M. Davis) 9:52

5- Boiled Funk 5: A Smile (J. Schapiro) 5:41

6- Freddie Freeloader (M. Davis) 12:25

7- Boiled Funk/Theme (J. Schapiro) 4:28

Musicians: Jon Schapiro-composer/conductor/arranger, Bryan Davis – trumpet, Andy Gravish – trumpet, Eddie Allen – trumpet, Noyes Bartholomew – trumpet, Deborah Weisz – trombone, Alex Jeun – trombone, Nick Grinder – trombone, Walter Harris – bass trombone, Rob Wilkerson – alto saxophone (tracks 1-4), Ben Kono – alto saxophone (tracks 5-12), Candace DeBartolo – alto saxophone, Paul Carlon – tenor saxophone, Rob Middleton – tenor saxophone, Matt Hong – baritone saxophone, Roberta Piket – piano, Sebastian Noelle – guitar, Evan Gregor – bass, Jon Wikan – drums
New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60 completely reinvents the Miles Davis classic and introduces the innovative arrangements of Jon Schapiro and the playing of Schapiro17 to a wide audience.—By Ron Kearns 

Miles Davis’ highly influential Kind of Blue recording celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2019 and continues to be a best-seller. While there have been many tribute projects celebrating this classic recording (which originally featured a sextet with Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans), New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60 differs from all of the others.
The arrangements of Jon Schapiro for his 17-piece orchestra take the five themes of Kind of Blue (“So What,” “Blue in Green,” “All Blues,” “Flamenco Sketches” and “Freddie Freeloader”) as points of departure, altering the pieces while retaining their creative essence. The writing at times recalls Gil Evans, Charles Mingus and Bob Brookmeyer but is quite original and modern. In addition, Schapiro contributed seven originals, utilizing the name of “Boiled Funk” or, in one case “Foiled Bunk.” The unusual song titles were picked because they utilize the same letters as “Kind of Blue.”
The opening “Boiled Funk,” with its tempo changes, strong solos (from tenor-saxophonist Paul Carlon and trombonist Deborah Weisz) and unpredictability sets the standard for what is to follow. Pianist Roberta Piket is showcased on her “Foiled Bunk,” playing freely yet thoughtfully while leading to “So What.” After the melody emerges, “So What” has cooking solos from trombonist Alex Jeun and Rob Wilkerson on soprano with bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Jon Wikan driving the ensembles. “Boiled Funk 2: Dark of Night” features Wilkerson’s soprano floating over the brooding ensemble while “Blue in Green” evolves from the unaccompanied alto of Ben Kono to several horns soloing together over the rhythm section, becoming a medium-tempo swinger for Rob Middleton on tenor before finally ending as a ballad.
Trumpeter Andy Gravish is heard in spectacular form on the uptempo “Boiled Funk 3: Worth Your While,” “All Blues” briefly retains its theme but, rather than being a blues waltz, becomes an uptempo romp with Carlon, trombonist Alex Jeun and trumpeter Eddie Allen as the solo stars. The rhythmic “Boiled Funk 4: Old Feet, New Shoes” features altoist Candace DeBartolo, “Flamenco Sketches” is turned into a showcase for guitarist Sebastian Noelle, and “Boiled Funk 5: A Smile” is an encore for Roberta Piket. “Freddie Freeloader” (which is taken through several different tempos and features trombonist Walter Harris and baritonist Matt Hong) and the “Boiled Funk Theme” (quoting from Miles Davis’ closing theme and including a spot for trombonist Nick Grinder) conclude the consistently intriguing set.
Jon Schapiro graduated from Brown University, earning a Master’s from the Manhattan School of Music and studying at NYU with Jim McNeely and Dinu Ghezzo, while developing into a masterful jazz composer and arranger. A member of the BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop and a longtime professor at Yeshiva University, he formed Schapiro17 in the fall of 2012. Schapiro17’s appearances in New York (including at the Shape Shifter) are always major events.

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May 1, 2020

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Mack Avenue Music Group Presents: 
allONE
– Four Days for Mack Avenue Artists

April 30 – May 3, 2020100% of All Store Sales
from mackavenue.com 
Will Go Directly to Mack Avenue Artists
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The new reality that musical creatives are facing from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly unprecedented. In response, Mack Avenue Music Group is gearing up for what they hope will be their most robust and important web event to date – one that directly supports the artists who make the music we all love.

Launching with International Jazz Day on Thursday, April 30 and extending through Sunday, May 3, Mack Avenue is launching the allONE initiative: a webstore event where one hundred percent of all sales from mackavenue.com will be distributed directly to the label artists.

“Almost everyone I know – musicians, managers, venue owners and booking agents – are facing unemployment or worse for an unknown amount of time,” says Mack Avenue Senior Director of A&R, Will Wakefield. “We are keenly aware of what that means and want to be there to help in whatever way we can and I think this is a good start.”

In the past month, the artist community has seen its income vanish and is unsure when domestic and international touring will resume. The impact on the Mack Avenue family was felt immediately and the organization responded quickly with a donation that kicked off the Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund.

Mack Avenue Music Group has always strongly valued taking a humanist approach while working with respect to the music, artists and communities. “These past several weeks I have been reminded of the amazing and resilient jazz and music community that we’re a part of as we confront unexpected realities,” says Mack Avenue President, Denny Stilwell. “I am grateful for it and moved by it daily. It calls to mind how we really are one, connected through the love of music. I hope you will visit the site and support our event and find something for you, a friend, or family member to enjoy. Thank you in advance for championing the artists, their music and for choosing to do business with us.”

MACK AVENUE · the road to great music · mackavenue.com

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May 1, 2020

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Alexis Cole – Virtually Yours, Live Zoom: Saturday May 2, 9-10:15PM EST.  Performing new material, taking requests in real time, playing footage of few songs from a recent tour with her trio in Japan, and maybe a trip to the sauna for some a cappella. This concert will not be re-broadcast or saved, so live attendance is the only way you’ll be able to see this show. Hosted by Jezra Kaye of Speak Up For Success.  Tickets $10 available at www.alexiscole.com/shows

The search for the next great jazz singer is over.
– Kevin Jones, Fine Music 
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Called “one of the great voices of today,” by Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day. She’s performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to Kennedy Center. She records for Motéma Music, Chesky Records, and Venus Records. Her eleven recordings, which feature musical luminaries such as Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Matt Wilson, have received high praise. Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and was a winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. Alexis is an alumnus of University of Miami, William Paterson University and Queens College. She also trained in Indian Classical singing at the Jazz India Vocal Institute in Mumbai. She has taught at Berklee and City College and currently heads the Jazz Voice Program at SUNY Purchase.

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April 30, 2020

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Gary Lucas Live Solo Concerts Online

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During the crisis, GARY LUCAS is performing live solo concerts every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm EST on his
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gary.lucas.5836All concerts are archived at https://bit.ly/2yWHO5wCheck out his tribute to his friend the late Hal Willner recorded April 9th:https://bit.ly/2VRicjKGary will perform a Zoom Cocktail Concert on behalf of the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan this Monday night May 4th at 7pm EST. More details forthcoming on their website 
https://www.eldridgestreet.orgAnd on Saturday May 23rd at 8pm EST Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater NYC will stream a live recording of Gary Lucas’ 30’s Chinese pop project “The Edge of Heaven”featuring Feifei Yang vocals and erhu and Jason Candler saxophone.New interview with Gary Lucas from BLUES.GR.https://bit.ly/3f342TXStay safe!
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April 30, 2020

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Dave Stryker -A Little Grease During These Tough Times
plus Blue Soul drops!
Dave Stryker: “Looking forward to when we can play together again, instead of alone together…”
Jared Gold on organ, McClenty Hunter on drums, and thanks to Garrett Spoelhof for editing.

Dave Stryker
with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band
NEW RELEASE
Blue Soul


Blue Soul available now at Bandcamp
This Friday Bandcamp is waiving it’s fees to support artists at this time.and all platforms on May 1st
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Artist: Dave Stryker with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band

Title: Blue Soul

Label: Strikezone Records 8820

Artist’s Website: www.davestryker.com

Release Date: June 5, 2020

UPC Code: 9291400089

Musicians
Dave Stryker – Guitar
Bob Mintzer – Conductor and Arranger, Tenor Sax #2, #5, #9
Wim Both, Rob Bruynen, Andy Haderer, Ruud Breuls – Trumpets
Ludwig Nuss, Raphael Klemm, Andy Hunter -Trombones
Mattis Cederberg – Bass Trombone
Johan Horlen, Karolina Strassmayer-Alto Sax
Olivier Peters, Paul Heller-Tenor Sax
Jens Neufang – Baritone Sax
Billy Test – Piano and Organ
John Goldsby – Bass
Hans Dekker – Drums

Track listing, track times:

1 Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye) 5:39

Dave Stryker-guitar, Billy Test – Organ

2 Aha (Bob Mintzer) 6:07

Bob Mintzer -Tenor Sax, Dave Stryker – Guitar

3 What’s Going On (Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson, Marvin Gaye) 7:20

Dave Stryker – Guitar, Karolina Strassmayer – Alto Sax, Billy Test – Organ

4 Came To Believe – (Dave Stryker) 6:46

Dave Stryker – Guitar, Johan Horlen – Alto Sax, Hans Dekker – Drums

5 Blues Strut – (Dave Stryker) 6:57

Dave Stryker – Guitar, Bob Mintzer – Tenor Sax, Billy Test – Organ

6 When Doves Cry (Prince Rogers Nelson) 6:28

Dave Stryker – Guitar, Johan Horlen – Alto Sax, Hans Dekker – Drums

7 Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb) 5:32

Andy Hunter – Trombone, Dave Stryker – Guitar

8 Shadowboxing – (Dave Stryker) 6:07

Paul Keller – Tenor Sax, Dave Stryker – Guitar, Hans Dekker – Drums

9 Stan’s Shuffle (Stanley Turrentine) 7:06

Bob Mintzer – Tenor Sax, Dave Stryker – Guitar

Produced by Dave Stryker

Music Arranged by Bob Mintzer

#1, #3, #6 Arranged by Dave Stryker and Jared Gold, Orchestrated by Bob Mintzer

Recorded March 22,25,26, 2019 at WDR Studio 4 Cologne Germany

WDR Big Band Executive Producer – Friederike Darius

Production Coordination – Claudia Brede

recording producer: Christian Schmitt

recording engineer: Walter Platte

recording assistants: Jannis Lehnert, Thomas Kupilas

mixed and mastered by Christian Schmitt

Cover Photo by: r.r. jones

Graphic Design by Christopher Drukker

Blue Soul is a collaboration between guitarist Dave Stryker, saxophonist and arranger Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band. This is a unique project putting Stryker’s soulful guitar in front of a world-class big band led by MIntzer’s creative arrangements and playing.

After several appearances as a guest with Dave Stryker’s Organ Trio, saxophonist Bob Mintzer (who serves as the principal conductor for Cologne,

Germany’s WDR Big Band) had the idea to arrange some of Dave’s music to feature him with the ensemble. Bob thought Stryker’s hip takes on ‘70s pop tunes from his Eight Track series as well as his originals would be a good fit for the dynamic big band. In March of 2019, Dave was invited to Germany for a week of rehearsing, recording and performing with the WDR Big Band, the result of which is Blue Soul.
“Bob is one of the best musicians and people I know,” said Stryker. “I’ve been a fan of his playing since my early days in New York City, and to get the chance to have Bob arrange and play my music with the incredible WDR Big Band is a huge thrill and honor.”
Stryker, one of the top jazz guitarists on the scene, got his start with Jack McDuff and Stanley Turrentine and to date has 30 albums to his name including the recent #1 JazzWeek recording, Eight Track III. Mintzer is one of the greats of the tenor saxophone with many of his own recordings as well as long associations with the late, great Jaco Pastorius, the Yellowjackets and many others.

Stryker and Mintzer assembled a varied program including Bob’s orchestrations of Dave’s versions of Marvin Gaye’s “Trouble Man” and “What’s Going On,” Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and Jimmy Webb’s “Wichita Lineman.” Bob also expanded Dave’s originals “Came to Believe,” “Shadowboxing” and “Blues Strut” as well as contributing his own “Aha.” Stanley Turrentine’s “Stan’s Shuffle” closes out this hard-hitting, guitar-meets-big-band recording –

Blue Soul.
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April 29, 2020

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Happy Birthday, Duke Ellington!
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It’s Duke Ellington’s birthday, and we at DECFA (Duke Ellington Center for the Arts) know that “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be,” and we “Don’t Get Around Much Any More,” so we’re coming to lift you up while we’re ALL in our “Solitude,” and bring “Duke’s Place,” to you!

Details:
April 29, 2020
8:00pm (Eastern Time)
In your living room
From our Artists’ homes

To view this event, simply go to bit.ly/HappyBirthdayDukeEllington and you will be able to register for this freely broadcast digital event. You can also watch via Facebook Live at facebook.com/decfafb/live/

This birthday concert will be hosted by Mercedes Ellington herself, and will feature the talents of Dave Chamberlain, Marion Cowings, Jason Curry, Ethan Fein, Sharon K. Janda, AC Lincoln, Antoinette Montague, Malik McLaurine, Frank Owens, Ty Stephens, Tony Waag, Karen Callaway Williams, and James Zollar. You won’t want to miss it!

If you’d like to help support DECFA, so that we can continue to create content such as this, then please consider at decfa.org/donate

“We Love You Madly”

-DECFA

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April 28, 2020

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JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
ANNOUNCES 2020 AWARDS NOMINEES
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NEW YORK CITY — Finalists for the 25th annual Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association have been announced at www.JJAJazzAwards.org, demonstrating both generational continuity and diversity of talent making music and creating media in coverage of it today. See https://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2020.html.

Elder and younger musicians, first-time nominees and veterans with career-capping works, women in the vanguard as composers, bandleaders and instrumentalists — some 400 nominees in 39 categories of excellence in jazz music and jazz journalism attest to the enduring strength of a creative community. The JJA also has announced 27 Jazz Heroes, celebrated by local jazz fans in 24 US cities, at https://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2020-jazz-heroes.html.

Jazz Awards nominees are chosen by the votes of the professional journalist members of the Jazz Journalists Association, based on work done in calendar year 2018, with the exception of Lifetime Achievement Awards
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Among Jazz Award ballot highlights: Reeds virtuosi Charles Lloyd and Roscoe Mitchell, composer-pianists Carla Bley, Chick Corea and Eddie Palmieri, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, renowned for providing the beat on Kind of Blue, Miles Davis’ 1959 classic album, are recognized for their Lifetime Achievements in Jazz. They range in age from 78 (Corea) to 91 (Cobb) years old.

Jazz Musician of the Year (2019) nominees represent a wider age span, as Lloyd and Mitchell are joined by pianist Kris Davis (40), whose Diatonic Ribbons is nominated as Record of the Year; drummer Terri Lyne Carrington (54), founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and 2019 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient, who performs on Diatonic Ribbons and released her own album, Waiting Game with her band Social Science, and six-time Grammy winner bassist Christian McBride, whose projects include a big band and New Jawn quartet, as well as hosting the NPR broadcast Jazz Night in America and serving as artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival.

Difficult choices also confront the JJA’s professional members as they vote in journalism categories, with nominees for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism including Larry Blumenfeld, contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Jazziz among many other publications, host of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s “Jazz and Social Justice” presentation series  jazz curator of the Spoleto Festival USA and co-founder of the Deer Isle Jazz Festival in Stonington, Maine; Stanley Crouch, author, cultural critic, artistic advisor to Jazz at Lincoln Center, and president of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation; Dan Ouellette, an author, columnist and contributor to DownBeat magazine, among other publications; Ben Ratliffe, author and former New York Times critic, and Emmy-winning author Howard Reich, who has covered music for the Chicago Tribune since 1978.

Winners of the 2019 JJA Jazz Awards in all categories, determined by second-round voting by the JJA’s professional journalist members, will be announced at jjajazzawards.org in mid May. Due to restrictions on public gatherings in response to covid-19, presentations to Awards recipients will this year be held privately or online.

Nominees for 2020 JJJA Jazz Awards (as well as Awards Voters) are invited to to display digital badges on their websites or social media platforms. For information a badge, email Admin@JazzJournalists.org. For further information about the JJA Jazz Awards or the JJA itself, email President@jazzJournalists.org.

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April 26, 2020

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From the beginning of jazz, to the American Song Book, the Swing Era, progressive, bebop, hard bop, third stream, contemporary and experimental, WETF-LP, The Jazz Station in South Bend, Indiana, has it all, all day and all night, seven days a week and with minimal interruption.

 

Hear some of the best jazz disc jockeys in the business present the best in jazz, America’s original art form.

 

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April 26, 2020

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Two World Premiere Recordings from Legendary Guitarist Sharon Isbin:  

Affinity, features Four World Premiere Recordings
written for Isbin including 

Chris Brubeck’s Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra celebrating the Dave Brubeck Centennial
&
Strings for Peace with Sarod Masters Amjad Ali Khan and Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash
Explores the Richness of North Indian MusicZOHO world premiere recording features four Khan ragas written and arranged for Sharon Isbin
Sharon IsbinLIVE: Sunday, April 26, 5 pm EDT
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A TM® practitioner since age 17, she has performed at numerous TM benefits, including with Sting at Carnegie Hall. She is the founding director of The Juilliard School guitar department and author of The Classical Guitar Answer Book. Her new albums Strings for Peace and Affinity will be released in May.
ABOUT THE WEBINARSharon will discuss how her TM practice has influenced the evolution of her music, performing career, and recordings. She will talk about nurturing creativity and the challenges involved in maintaining peak performance along with a rich and rewarding personal life.Click HERE To Access The TM Talk
Multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin, who has been acclaimed for expanding the guitar repertoire with some of the finest new works of our time, has two new world premiere recordings of works written for her to be released on May 22, 2020 on ZOHO.  Affinity (ZM 202005) featuring multi-faceted and virtuosic works by leading composers from three continents, and Strings for Peace (ZM 202004)an album steeped in the tradition of ragas and talas of North Indian classical music with sarod master Amjad Ali Khan and his virtuoso sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash, are both groundbreaking releases that vastly enrich major new repertoire for guitar.  

On the historic ZOHO release, Affinity, legendary guitarist Sharon Isbin performs the jazz and world music-influenced title work, Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra by Chris Brubeck, with the Maryland Symphony/Elizabeth Schulze, marking Strathmore Concert Hall’s first commercial release. Her live performances of the work have been praised in reviews for “Isbin delivering rapid-fire virtuosity and a tender jazz-based tribute to Chris’ father Dave Brubeck.” From the Africa-influenced El Decameron Negro by iconic Cuban guitarist/composer Leo Brouwer, through the Chinese and Spanish-inspired Seven Desires for Guitar by Tan Dun, to Richard Danielpour’s sensual song cycle Of Love and Longing (with multiple Grammy winner Isabel Leonard), Sharon Isbin gives her inimitable imprint to, and vastly enriches major new repertoire for guitar. The four world premieres also include a two-guitar arrangement for her by Colin Davin of Antonio Lauro‘s Waltz #3 Natalia.

Strings for Peace,  features four compositions by legendary sarod master Amjad Ali Khan based on four popular ragas specifically written and arranged for Sharon Isbin: By the Moon – Raga Behag, Love Avalanche – Raga Mishra Bhairav, Romancing Earth – Raga Pilu and Sacred Evening – Raga Yaman.  The four artists are accompanied on the tabla by Amit Kavthekar, a disciple of two giants of Indian drumming, Alla Rakha and his son Zakir Hussain. Isbin calls the music Amjad Ali Khan composed for guitar and sarod “sheer genius,” adding, “in an amazing way, it interweaves our varied musical, spiritual and artistic traditions with mystical beauty, creativity, grace and great emotion.”  The Times of India, in reviewing their recent tour, raved how the musicians “crossed barriers of language, culture, uniting people through music and melody … the power of their performance rocked the hall!” This sense of unity and oneness is all the more poignant given that Delhi is experiencing its worst sectarian mob violence in decades. They will tour across the US in 20/21 beginning in Tanglewood and Caramoor festivals this July.

Hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time,” multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin was named the 2020 Musical America Worldwide Instrumentalist of the Year, the first guitarist ever to receive the honor in its 59-year award history. This June she will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition in Buffalo.  Isbin is also the winner of the Toronto, Madrid and ARD Munich Competitions, Germany’s Echo Klassik and Guitar Player‘s Best Classical Guitarist awards. Isbin has been soloist with nearly 200 orchestras and has performed in the world’s finest halls. She performed in Scorsese’s Oscar-winning The Departed, at Ground Zero for the first internationally televised 9/11 memorial, the White House by invitation of President Obama, and as the only classical artist in the 2010 Grammy Awards. The documentary Sharon Isbin: Troubadour seen by millions on over 200 PBS stations across the U.S. and abroad, won the ASCAP Television Broadcast Award. Other recent highlights include a 21-city tour with jazz greats Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo, collaborations with Sting, and sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.

Isbin’s catalogue of over 30 albums has sold nearly a million copies and reflects her remarkable versatility. Her August 2019 release with the Pacifica Quartet, Souvenirs of Spain & Italy, debuted at #1 on Amazon and #2 on Billboard. Isbin’s Grammy-winning Journey to the New World spent 63 consecutive weeks on top Billboard charts and her Rodrigo Aranjuez with the New York Philharmonic, their only recording with guitar, received a Latin Grammy nomination. She has commissioned and premiered over 80 works by some of the world’s finest composers, and directs guitar departments she created at the Aspen Music Festival and The Juilliard School.

Sharon Isbin Affinity (Zoho ZM202005) Street Date: May 22, 2020
Sharon Isbin – guitar, all tracks,  Maryland Symphony Orchestra  Elizabeth Schulze – Conductor (1)  Isabel Leonard – voice (7, 8, 9)  Colin Davin – guitar (5)
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http://www.zohomusic.com/cds/isbin_affinity.htmlSharon Isbin-Amjad Ali Khan Strings for Peace (Zoho ZM 202004) Street Date Date: May 22, 2020Amjad Ali Khan – sarod (3),  Sharon Isbin – guitar, all tracks,  Amaan Ali Bangash – sarod (1),  Ayaan Ali Bangash – sarod (2, 4),  Amit Kavthekar – tabla, all tracks
UPC Code: 88095620200422
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For more information visit www.sharonisbin.com
Hi-res images of Sharon Isbin are available at www.sharonisbin.com/pressSharon Isbin Publicist
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April 24, 2020

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NEW VIDEO FROM:
J.C. Hopkins Biggish BandOne of Those Days is an original composition written by JC Hopkins and Melody Federer, recorded by the JC Hopkins Biggish Band and sung by Vanisha Gould. The song is a composite of those New York Moments that tests ones fortitude, much like the way our fortitude is being tested right now. The video for the song features scenes from the soon to be release feature film “Poets Are The Destroyers” for whom JC wrote the screenplay. The footage of Vanisha singing was shot at Minton’s Playhouse where the band has a weekly Saturday residency.
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NEW CD

J.C. HOPKINS BIGGISH BAND “NEW YORK MOMENT”

LABEL: TWEE-JAZZ RECORDS 001

PRODUCED BY: J.C. HOPKINS

Artist Website: www.jchopkins.com

Release Date: APRIL 5, 2020

UPC Code: 888295981491

1- Beguiled 

2- One Of Those Days (Hopkins/Federer)

3- The Wonderful Things To Come (Hopkins/Federer)

4- We Can Change The World (Hopkins/Sarbanes)

5- Oh, Kitty! 

6- Better Git It In Your Soul (Mingus)

7- Sublime Beauty 

8- What Would You Say? 

9- Lulu 

10- Close Your Eyes 

11- The Children Will Lead Us

all tracks by J.C. Hopkins unless noted

Musicians: 

Joy Hanson, Nico Sarbanes, Vanisha Gould, Shawn Whitehorn and Alicyn Yaffee – Vocals J.C .Hopkins – piano, Nico Sarbanes – trumpet solos, Drew  Vandewinkel – arranger and tenor sax, Jason Marshall – Baritone sax, Julian Pressley – alto sax, Beserat Taffesse – trombone, Walter Cano – trumpet, Evan Hyde – drums, Kaisa Maenshivu – upright bass, Alicyn Yaffee – guitarist

A difficult group to classify, the J.C. Hopkins Biggish Band (a small big band or a large jazz combo) is a forward-looking swing ensemble that has been a regular feature at the historic Minton’s Playhouse every Saturday night for several years. The title of New York Moment, J.C. Hopkins’ latest project, is described by the composer in this way: “People say that a New York minute is really just a second, a split second, whereas a New York Moment transcends time. It’s when time stops. It’s when the trumpet player plays an otherworldly melody, or when the saxophonist wails like a wild duck creating a sense of tumult in an already tumultuous world, or when the singer sings just the right notes as the band lays down a lush chord. And it’s so beautiful that it resonates in your soul.”

His new recording, New York Moment, has J.C. Hopkins’ originals and the arrangements of tenor-saxophonist Drew Vandewinkle for the spirited group. Featured in key spots are five singers. Nico Sarbanes, who is also an excellent trumpeter, is in the spotlight on the uptempo “We Can Change The World” and “Lulu” (taking a particularly memorable trumpet solo on the latter), and sharing the vocals with Joy Hanson in winning style on the love song “Beguiled” and “What Would You Say.” Ms. Hanson is also heard on the quietly sensuous “The Wonderful Things To Come” and the ballad “Close Your Eyes.” Vanisha Gould adds to the New Orleans party atmosphere of “One Of Those Days” with her jubilant singing and puts plenty of honest emotion into “Sublime Beauty.” Shawn Whitehorn uplifts the medium-tempo love song “Oh, Kitty” while Alicyn Yaffee excels on the lowdown blues “The Children Will Lead Us.”
The Biggish Band also has its opportunities to be featured throughout the diverse material with an instrumental version of Charles Mingus’ “Better Git It In Your Soul” having some joyfully wild ensembles and passionate playing by altoist Julian Pressley. J.C. Hopkins moved from his hometown of San Francisco in 2000 to Brooklyn where he soon formed the JC Hopkins Biggish Band. His singer in the early days was the then-unknown Norah Jones. After her phenomenal success, she was succeeded by a long list of other great jazz vocalists including Madeleine Peyroux, Queen Esther, Jazzmeia Horn, Alicia Olatuja, and Brianna Thomas. Hopkins, whose song “Dreams Come True” was recorded as a duet by Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, recorded his first album with his band, Underneath A Brooklyn Moon, in 2005. 2017’s Meet Me At Minton’s (which has guest spots for Jon Hendricks, Andy Bey and Jazzmeia Horn) celebrates the Biggish Band’s long-time Saturday night residency at Minton’s Playhouse, the historic club where early 1940s jam sessions featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and others helped form bebop. Hopkins is also Minton’s long-time music programmer.
New York Moment is the J.C. Hopkins Biggish Band’s finest recording to date and shows just how much the music is swinging at Minton’s Playhouse in the 21st century.
Available From: www.jchopkins.com •Amazon •CDBaby •iTunes
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April 23, 2020

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LIVE STREAM: VJC’s 4th Annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival
April 24- 25, 2020
Performances, Masterclasses, Panel Discussion

The Vermont Jazz Center will present its 4th Annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival from the home piano studio of each artist. On Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th, catch headliners including NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi, as well as Orrin Evans, Elio Villafranca and Shamie Royston. Concerts and master-classes can be enjoyed from home devices by connecting to the Vermont Jazz Center’s website.

Visit vtjazz.org for details.

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April 18, 2020

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Annie Ross Health Care

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Annie Ross, the legendary singer and actress is urgently in need of financial assistance to pay for home care during this pandemic.

Annie requires 24 hour supervision.

Should Annie need to be transferred to a nursing facility during this time, she likely would not make it.

We are trying to keep her at home and as comfortable as possible.

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