Tuesday, April 6, 2021

JazzWorldQuest.com-Track submission for The JWQ Showcase 2016

Did you release a Jazz or World Music Album in 2016?

“The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016” is a digital collection of mp3 tracks from albums released in 2016 by jazz musicians and labels freely available for download on JazzWorldQuest.com
To see the previous editions visit  JWQ Showcase 2013JWQ Showcase 2014 and JWQ Showcase 2015

If you are an unsigned or independently signed artist and you’d like to submit your track for consideration for inclusion in “The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016” please fill up this form

Thursday, August 25, 2016



22-time GRAMMY® Winner Reveals Epic 2016 Schedule:
177 Shows, 26 Ensembles, 60 Musicians
Aaron Meekcoms, courtesy of Chick Corea Productions

LOS ANGELES, CA - Music legend Chick Corea is spending his 75th birthday at home: on the road.

Corea has spent 50 years on the world's most venerated stages, playing with a pantheon of fellow-traveling musical compatriots, and now he's packing it all into one year.

For 2016, he's lined up an Iron-Man marathon of tour dates, literally circling the globe: Phoenix to Minneapolis to Naples to Stuttgart to Tokyo to Beijing to Honolulu and back to LA.

This activity will lead up to the greatest jazz birthday party ever: an unprecedented two-month residency at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club this fall, where Chick has assembled an unprecedented lineup of giants to do what they do best: create music magic, two shows a night, for eight straight weeks.

But it all started in April, which opened with Chick at the star-studded International Jazz Day concert, broadcast nationwide from The White House lawn. An East Coast duet tour with Béla Fleck preceded a solid month of shows in Japan with fellow pianist Makoto Ozone-including two nights with the NHK Orchestra in Tokyo playing Mozart's "Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra." July brought European concerts with the all-star "Homage to Heroes" quintet, featuring Wallace Roney, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Marcus Gilmore.

The past week at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood - ask any Chick fan - has been a long time coming: the Chick Corea Elektric Band returned, (Aug. 17-24) for a celebratory 7 nights and 14 sold-out shows at the iconic Hollywood club, which has hosted many legendary Corea performances. The classic lineup is in force: Corea, Dave Weckl (drums), John Patitucci (bass), Eric Marienthal (sax), Frank Gambale (guitar). The Elektric Band will also do a handful of U.S. theater dates in October, and kickoff Chick's landmark residency at the Blue Note New York.

An Italian excursion in September finds Chick renewing his legendary lifelong duo conversation with vibraphonist Gary Burton, including headlining La Villette Jazz Festival in Paris.

In the run-up to the Blue Note Celebration, Chick has managed to fit in three different configurations of his Trilogy trio: Following US performances in June and July with the GRAMMY®-winning band with Christian McBride (bass) and Brian Blade (drums), including performances at the Newport Jazz Festival where Chick was named Artist of the Year, younger firebrands Avishai Cohen (bass) and Marcus Gilmore (drums) join Chick for appearances in September in Israel, Kiev, and more throughout Europe and Asia. The trio will headline the grand opening of the Blue Note Beijing on Sept. 13. The legendary Eddie Gomez (bass) falls in with Corea and Blade for a residency at the Blue Note Hawaii (Sep. 21-24) and the San Francisco Jazz Festival (Sep. 29 - Oct. 2), plus West Coast concerts in September and October.

Back in his musical home, New York City, the Blue Note residency (Oct. 19 - Dec. 11) is the kind of honor and celebration befitting a career like Corea's: 22 GRAMMY® wins. NEA Jazz Master. Downbeat Magazine Hall-of-Famer. An artistic voice that has influenced and been inspired by countless musical traditions: modern jazz to traditional flamenco, western classical to electric jazz-fusion, acclaimed solo performances to many high-profile collaborations.

All the facets of his restless creativity will be on display at the Blue Note, in 80 shows with 60 iconic musicians playing in 15 bands (see bluenotejazz.com for a detailed listing).

These include a tribute to his mentor Miles Davis with other Davis alumnae; a week with longtime partner-in-crime and drum legend Steve Gadd; two nights of experimental electronica with drummer Marcus Gilmore and guests; and the return the Flamenco Heart. The Harlem String Quartet will join the simpatico duo partnership with Gary Burton. Perennial fan-favorite projects with Origin and the 15-piece Trodheim Jazz Orchestra will also occupy the Blue Note stage, plus a three-night series of duets with pianists yet to be announced.

The final two weeks of the run will feature the music of Return to Forever and more in two different contexts: the acoustic lineup (Nov. 30 - Dec. 4) includes Ravi Coltrane (sax), Hubert Laws (flute), Avishai Cohen (bass) and RTF drummer Lenny White; an electric band (Dec. 8-11) dubbed Return to Forever Meets Mahavishnu, featuring fellow legend John McLaughlin on guitar, bassist Victor Wooten and drummer White, will also delve into some classic Mahavishnu Orchestra material.

Corea's 2016 tour schedule is a shorthand sketch of his entire musical life: a virtuosic summary of 50 years of creativity, and a confident step toward exciting new possibilities for the future.

For more updates as this landmark year continues to unfold, visit chickcorea.com, facebook.com/chickcorea, and @ChickCorea on Twitter.

Ticketing information for these appearances is available at chickcorea.com/concerts and on each venue's website. 


Chick Corea & Gary Burton Duet
September 1 - 2, Blue Note Milano, Milano, Italy (2 shows per night)
September 4, Jazz a La Villette, Paris, France
Chick Corea Elektric Band
October 12, Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL
October 14, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN
October 15, The Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC
October 16, Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
October 17, The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Chick Corea Trilogy (Corea / Gomez / Blade)
September 21 - 24, Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (2 Shows Per Night)
September 25, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theatre, Maui, HI
September 28, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA (2 Shows)
September 29, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Francisco, CA
October 4 - 5, Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA (2 Shows Per Night)
October 7, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, Detroit, MI
October 8, Xavier University Jazz Series at Gallagher Theater, Cincinnati, OH
Chick Corea Trilogy (Corea / Cohen / Gilmore)
August 30, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Eilat, Israel
September 5, Jazz a La Villette, Paris, France
September 7, Openluchttheater Rivierenhof, Antwerp, Belgium
September 10, Equi Jazz Festival -Equides Club, Kyiv, Ukraine
September 13 - 17, Blue Note Beijing, Beijing, China (2 shows per night)
September 18, Shimbun Akabane Hall, Hokkoho, Japan
Blue Note New York Residency
October 19 - 23, The Chick Corea Elektric Band (10 shows) October 26 - 30, For Miles (10 shows) November 2 - 3, Three Quartets Band (4 shows) November 4 - 6, The Leprechaun Band (6 shows) November 9 - 10, Experiments in Electronica (4 shows) November 11 - 13, Chick's Flamenco Heart (6 shows) November 16 - 17, Chick Corea & the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra (4 shows) November 18 - 20, The Piano Duets (2 shows each with three pianists TBA) November 22 - 23, Chick Corea & Gary Burton feat. The Harlem String Quartet (4 shows) November 25 - 27, Origin II (6 shows) November 30 - December 4, The Music of Return to Forever (Acoustic) (10 shows) December 7, TBA (2 shows) December 8 - 11, Return to Forever Meets Mahavishnu (8 shows) 

National & New York Publicity:
Jordy Freed at Blue Note Media Group / jordy@bluenote.net / 212.475.0049

Tour Publicity:
Carla Parisi at Kid Logic Media / kidlogicmedia@gmail.com / 973.563.8204


USA: Rebecca Angel @ The Metropolitan Room Thurs, Sept 1st + New Single "Jet Samba"

Rebecca Angel

Appearing @
The Metropolitan Room
34 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010
(212) 206-0440
Thursday, September 1st 7pm
Tickets & Info

+ New Single "Jet Samba"

In a 5 star review, Grady Harp writes," The track is only 4:07 minutes but those are four minutes to excite, to satisfy, to stun and to make us wish for more. "

Michael Doherty of michaelmusiclog  writes " Rebecca has a natural innocence and youthfulness to her voice which works perfectly with these lines"


Label: Timeless Grooves Records UPC Code: 190394722616
Street Date: July, 25, 2016

Track Listing:
Jet Samba 4:07

Music by Marcos Valle (Costa & Valle OBO Calunga Music) and Lyrics by Ronaldo Bastos ( EMI April Music, Inc. OBO Edicoes Musicais Tapajos Ltd).
Produced by Jason Miles
Mixed by Jimmy Bralower at Dynotone Records Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studios

The Metropolitan Room, New York City, Thursday, September 1.

Rebecca Angel-vocals, Jason Miles-keyboards, Dennis Angel-flugelhorn, Gottfried Stoger-flute,
Christian Ver Halen-guitar, Adam Dorn-bass, Cyro Baptista-percussion and Brian Dunne-drums
New York based jazz vocalist Rebecca Angel's new single “Jet Samba” a playfully rhythmic track, produced by and featuring
keyboards of celebrated R&B/jazz producer Jason Miles.
The release marks the first time that legendary Brazilian composer Marcos Valle’s 2005 instrumental hit has been recorded as a vocal. Miles heard the original tune on Pandora and reached out to Valle – best known for his late 60s million selling classic “Summer Samba”. The composer warmed immediately to the idea of adding lyrics and turned to renowned songwriter Ronaldo Bastos to pen the romantic, hopeful lyrics – which Rebecca enhances with her beautiful voice.
“I like it a lot,” Valle says of the fresh interpretation. “It sounds like jazz-samba-pop, very sophisticated and charming –Congrats to Rebecca and also to Jason and the band for creating such a wonderful version of the song.”
“Jet Samba” features Rebecca’s father, contemporary jazz artist Dennis Angel on flugelhorn, Gottfried Stoger (flute), Christian Ver Halen (guitar), Adam Dorn (bass), Cyro Baptiste (percussion) and Brian Dunne (drums). The track was mixed by Jimmy Bralower at Dynotone Record and mastered by Mike Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studios.
“When Jason approached me with this great song and asked if I would be interested in recording it, I was immediately excited”. “I love its energy and quickly embraced the challenge of its complicated rhythms and complex harmonic structure. I’m really happy with the way it came out. I put in a lot of hard work to get it just right, and enjoyed every step of the process. I also love the way the band sounds and am always amazed at the way Jason’s production takes everything to the next level.”

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AVAILABLE FROM: rebeccaangel.net and iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby 

USA/Boston: Will Calhoun Releases "Celebrating Elvin Jones" at Scullers Sept 8

 Sept 8 at 8 PM: Will Calhoun releases "Celebrating Elvin Jones" at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. 

Although he's best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, Will Calhoun has played in a staggering variety of styles and traditions over the course of his eclectic career. Straight-ahead jazz, fusion, traditional African percussion, funk, hip-hop, and of course hard rock -- Calhoun has explored them all, and he traces the roots of all of them to one man: legendary drummer Elvin Jones.

Joining Will are Rick Germanson (piano), Gerald Cannon (bass), and Antoine Roney (sax.) Showtime is 8 PM. Tickets $35 (with dinner $75). "Elvin connected my worlds," Calhoun says. "Although I saw him playing jazz, I felt rock and roll, I felt fusion, I felt African music.

 It sounds electric, it sounds acoustic, it sounds very African, it sounds very Latin, there are all these elements in there." Courtesy KCC Productions.

 Your host will be William Raye (BaronBillRaye@aol.com)

Tickets are $35 ($75 with dinner) at scullersjazz.com. The club is in the Doubletree at 400 Soldiers Field Road in Allston. For more information call (305) 332-2623

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Alexander Zonjic performs live in the studio from Shoreline Jazz Festival

Enjoy a weekend of the best contemporary jazz, funk, and soul music in America at the 3rd Annual Alexander Zonjic's Shoreline Jazz Festival. .

Lewiston Jazz Festival Weather Guests for August 23rd at Noon

Richard Soluri founder of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival stopped by the Weather Outside to talk about the 15th Annual Historic Lewiston Jazz

Morristown jazz festival brings swing, funk and blues to the Green

 Thousands packed the Green from morning to night as The Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival blew the lid off what had been a sultry – though not too hot – summer day Saturday, Aug. 20 on the Green.

PEI Jazz and Blues Festival kicks off Thursday in Charlottetown

The 2016 TD PEI Jazz and Blues Festival runs Thursday to Saturday in Charlottetown, and organizers are feeling positive about the lineup

Jaffa Jazz Festival to Return to Israel This September

Last October the first Jaffa Jazz Festival took place in Israel, led by musician Amikam Kimelman who served as the director of Rimon School of Music

Orbert Davis brings 'soul' to Jazz Fest opening night

Orbert Davis is a storyteller. He has written works illuminating the life of Nelson Mandela, New Orleans after Katrina, the reversal of the Chicago River, even the history of "DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis."

The 4th Annual All That Jazz Festival In Eleuthera, Bahamas Lit By FLDA

The 4th Annual All That Jazz Festival on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, is an annual fund-raiser for the local Haynes Library.

Detroit's deep jazz roots will see the spotlight during festival

Detroit’s significant jazz roots will be evident during the 37th annual Detroit Jazz Festival, the largest free jazz festival in the world, when the festival takes over downtown during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-5.

It's wine, art and all that jazz for annual Brentwood festival

Weaving together the collective visual, music, culinary and beverage arts of the community, the Brentwood Art Society hosts the two-day festival Aug. 27 and 28 at The Streets of Brentwood. Funds raised are boomeranged back into local arts organizations that offer classes, workshops, exhibits, scholarships and performance opportunities to children, K-12 and higher education students, adults and seniors.

Jazz lovers get into the swing at Pershore festival

JAZZ lovers got into the swing at the 15th annual Pershore Jazz Festival held at the weekend.
The event has grown from small beginnings to become a well respected part of the British jazz scene, and annually now attracts jazz fans from across the UK.

USA: Vocalist Susie Meissner returns to Chris’ Jazz Cafe Thursday, August 25th (sets @8pm -10pm)

Vocalist Susie Meissner
returns to Chris’ Jazz Cafe
Thursday, August 25th
(sets @8pm -10pm)

Susie performs with her exceptional quintet featuring:

Dan Monaghan, Drums
Martin Wind, Bass
John Shaddy, Piano;
Larry McKenna, Sax
John Swana, EVI, Trombone

Susie’s CD Tea for Two, with Ken Peplowski and Freddie Hendrix, was chosen by W. Royal Stokes of the Jazz Journalists Association as “one of the most notable CDs of 2015”

Chosen by Jazz Journalist Scott Yanow as “one of the top CDs of 2015”
  (Los Angeles Jazz Scene, January Issue)

“Ms. Meissner is definitely in the top tier of today's female jazz singers.” Ron Forman of WKRB-FM
 “Might as well confess! Susie Meissner can really sing!” JAZZ INSIDE MAGAZINE

Chris' Jazz Cafe     
1421 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Telephone: 215-568-3131

FRANCE: Samy Thiébault, nouvel album Rebirth avec Avishai Cohen

Samy Thiébault

Nouvel album Rebirth

avec la participation d'Avishai Cohen

Sortie le 30/09 chez Gaya Music
En concert les 10/11/12 novembre au Duc Des Lombards
et le 31 janvier au Café de la Danse

Le saxophoniste Samy Thiébault revient le 30 septembre avec Rebirth son sixième album marqué par la participation du trompettiste Avishai Cohen. Rebirth est bel et bien une renaissance artistique pour Samy Thiébault, l’affirmation d’un nouveau cycle de vie et de musique avec des lignes mélodiques inspirées au saxophoniste par ses racines marocaines, l’Afrique de l’ouest où il a grandi, les terres d’Amérique de Sud où son quartet a beaucoup tourné. L'influence classique n'est pas en reste tout au long de Rebirth avec des adaptations brûlantes et mystiques des Tableaux d’une exposition de Moussorgski, également d'Erik Satie et de Ravel. Rebirth, le nouvel album de Samy Thiébault se découvre avec un premier clip : Rebirth !
En concert
1er septembre 2016-Bœuf sur le Toit, Paris
Du 15 au 17 septembre 2016-Colombie
12 octobre 2016-Le Rex, Toulouse 
13 octobre 2016-Théâtre Olympia, Arcachon
10, 11 & 12 novembre 2016-Duc des Lombards, Paris
16 novembre 2016-Matera
17 novembre 2016-Naples
18 novembre 2016-Théâtre de Fontainebleau
Du 21 au 28 novembre 2016-Asie du Sud Est
9 décembre 2016-Santander, Espagne
14 décembre 2016-Bourges / Gaya Music Orchestra
31 janvier-Café de la Danse, Paris
7 février 2017-IMFP, Salon de Provence
11 février 2017-Théâtre Chateaubriand, Saint-Malo
25 avril 2017-Espace Carpeaux
25 mai 2017-Conservatoire de Conflans / Jazz au Confluent