Saturday, November 15, 2014

JazzWorldQuest Proposals Section Update: Dino Massa – Italian pianist

Dino Massa – Italian pianist

 I am Dino Massa and I am an italian jazz pianist, i want propose you, as agency, my projects.
You can listen and watched something about my playing to this links:


D.Massa trio ft John
Abercrombie AUTUMN LEAVES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwU39mPjQb4
D. Massa piano solo VENTO
DI MARE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtJHbu4bsIE
D.Massa ft John abercrombie
SOLAR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI9wmdA7Aig
D.Massa with piero
Leveratto DONT’ ASK WHY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvA_eLoo8z8
3D Trio

I am available with my bands, and with local musicians.

If you are interested , I can send you one of my disks.
thanks for the attention
Best Regards
Dino Massa

Email:
maria.omero@libero.it

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Blue Note Entertainment Group To Open SUBROSA New/Intimate Latin & World Music Venue in New York's Meatpacking District

 

 Blue Note Entertainment Group To Open 
SUBROSA
New/Intimate Latin & World Music Venue 
in New York's Meatpacking District

Opening Preview Event With The Pedrito Martínez Group 
on Wednesday, November 12 -
Grand Opening To Follow This December

Venue To Host On-Going Residency 
by The Pedrito Martínez Group

Initial Lineup To Feature 
Juanito Pascual, Jose 'Pepito' Gomez & Francisco Mela

New York, NY - November 10, 2014 - Blue Note Entertainment Group (BNEG) will open Subrosa - a new Latin & World Music venue located in New York City's Meatpacking District - with an opening preview event on Wednesday, November 12, featuring performances by The Pedrito Martínez Group (shows at 7:00PM & 9:00PM). The venue's grand opening will follow in December. 

Owned and operated by BNEG, Subrosa, Latin for "under the rose," is an intimate, eclectic listening room dedicated to showcasing music, art, and culture. The 120 capacity basement space located on 63 Gansevoort St. intends to present live music nightly (shows at 7:00PM & 9:00PM) and serve food. Additional confirmed artists include guitarist Juanito Pascual, Cuban vocalist Jose 'Pepito' Gomez and drummer Francisco MelaTickets for all currently announced shows are $20 and can be purchased at www.subrosanyc.com.

"We are opening Subrosa to provide a new creative hub for eclectic music, with an emphasis on Latin and World music disciplines," says Steven Bensusan, President of Blue Note Entertainment Group. "This space will ultimately serve as a destination for listeners to discover new globally-influenced music in an accessible setting." 

After a nine-year monthly residency at New York's Guantanamera, The Pedrito Martínez Group will move its residency to Subrosa, with performances multiple nights each month. The daringly inventive Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martínez has become a ubiquitous presence on the New York scene. "I am honored to be part of the launch of Subrosa," says Martínez. "I am excited to be starting a residency with the Blue Note family, who are known for their passion and service to music." Following the soft launch on November 12The Pedrito Martínez Group is scheduled to perform at Subrosa on the following dates: November 131920December 216-171823January 12-1421-2229-30.

"Perdito has clearly become a staple on New York's Latin and creative music scenes," adds Bensusan. "We are absolutely thrilled to kick off our latest New York City venue with Pedrito's group and host his new residency." 

In addition to Martínez, Subrosa has confirmed the following shows: Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio - November 14"Direct from Cuba Presents: Jose 'Pepito' Gomez - Special Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club" - November 212728 December 11; and the Francisco Mela Son Quartet - December 1219 & 26. Additional headliners will be announced in the coming days.

Location, Tickets & Additional Information:
Subrosa
63 Gansevoort St.
New York, NY 10014
212-997-4555
Shows at 7:00PM & 9:00PM

About Blue Note Entertainment Group:
Blue Note Entertainment Group, founded in 1981 by Danny Bensusan, is a multi-faceted entertainment company that owns and operates New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club, Highline Ballroom, and Subrosa; The Howard Theatre (Washington D.C.); and Blue Note Jazz Clubs Worldwide (Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan and Milan, Italy). The company also programs the Regattabar Jazz Club (Cambridge, MA). Blue Note Entertainment Group presents shows outside of its club network. The annual Blue Note Jazz Festival was established in 2011 and has since grown to feature over 150 concerts in more than 15 venues throughout New York City each June. Subsidiaries of Blue Note Entertainment Group include the GRAMMY®-nominated record label Half Note Records, whose catalogue includes over fifty titles recorded live at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, as well as Blue Note Management Group and Blue Note Media Group. 

Booking/Programming Contact:
Alex Kurland, Talent Buyer
Blue Note Entertainment Group

For all media inquiries, please contact:
Jordy Freed, Director of Marketing & Publicity
Blue Note Jazz Club, Blue Note Media Group
Blue Note Jazz Festival, Half Note Records, Subrosa
Blue Note Entertainment Group

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Available Now: Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet Releases "Side Up"

 
Available Now on Ear Up Records:
Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet Releases Side Up


"Jeff is one of the most incredible musicians I've ever heard.
His deliberate and spontaneous sound can only come from a deep well of
musical understanding. With the Mu'tet he has also proven himself as a composer. I can listen to this music anytime and all the time.
It will not disappoint." - Dave Matthews

"Jeff Coffin is a ridiculously talented dude who has made incredible
contributions to Béla Fleck and the Flecktones over a 14-year period.
Jeff is making remarkable music of his own with the Mu'tet, and has found some really great musicians to collaborate with to achieve his vision." - Béla Fleck


Mutation is defined as the changing of a structure, resulting in a variant form. That is a clear reflection of saxophonist and 3-time Grammy® Award-winner Jeff Coffin's philosophy that music must continue to change and mutate in order to grow. Side Up (available November 4 on Ear Up Records), the 6th release with his critically acclaimed band Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet, showcases the astounding range of influences Coffin has absorbed as an in-demand sideman to a "who's who" of musicians.

Having performed with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones from 1997-2010 and Dave Matthews Band since 2008, Coffin has been traveling the globe as a saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator since the late 20th Century. He has shared the stage with musicians such as Branford Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, John Scofield, McCoy Tyner, Galactic, and Kirk Whalum, as well as a wide variety of esteemed groups such as Phish, My Morning Jacket, Van Morrison, The Dixie Chicks, Umphrey's McGee, Widespread Panic, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others. 

Featuring 5-time Grammy® Award-winning drummer Roy 'Futureman' Wooten, electric bassist Felix Pastorius, trumpeter Bill Fanning and pianist/keyboardist Chris Walters, Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet strive to expand their horizons, as well as their fans, with music flavored by their eclectic interests on Side Up. The compositions blend sounds from the deep wells of New Orleans Second Line, African music, Indian Ragas, Brazilian music, folk, Gypsy, and straight ahead jazz.
 Photo Credit: Greg Kessler

Coffin has assembled a world-class lineup of guests for this outing - Zakir Hussain on tabla, Herlin Riley on tambourine, Radha Botofasina on harp, Rod McGaha and Mike Haynes on trumpet, Roy Agee and Barry Green on trombone, Denis Solee and Evan Cobb on tenor saxophone, Pat Bergeson on harmonica, James DaSilva on guitar, R. Scott Bryan on congas, and Ryoko Suzuki on harmonium. 

The Mu'tet's mission is to deliver music that sends shockwaves down people's spines with their fierce soloing and memorable compositions. Coffin and Fanning aim for that goal sometimes by using guitar effects on their horns, which they call 'electro-sax' and 'space trumpet.' 


Side Up marks the second consecutive recording which Coffin has extensively collaborated compositionally with The Mu'tet. Notes Coffin. "A great lesson I learned from Béla Fleck is to give the musicians freedom in finding their 'voices' in the music." Following that philosophy, Coffin only gave the sidemen a skeleton of sorts, which was then worked out in rehearsals to form an entire fleshed out body of work. Coffin continues, "These are some of the finest musicians I have ever had the opportunity to play with. What they bring to the musical table is astonishing."

The members of the band have the same admiration for Coffin as well. "I've been playing alongside Jeff Coffin now for well over a decade and I can easily say, without a doubt, that I would not be the person or musician I am today if it wasn't for that invitation to join The Mu'tet," reflects Pastorius who is also currently a member of the acclaimed Yellowjackets. "For years now, Jeff has been a constant reminder of dedication and hard work, and I believe it is no more apparent than in his sound and his music." 


Upcoming Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet Performances:
 
November 19 - 22 / Jazz at the Bistro / St. Louis, MO
January 16, 2015 / Jazz Arts Group - Lincoln Theatre / Columbus, OH


Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet · Side Up
Ear Up Records  ·  Release Date: November 4, 2014 
 
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No Small Thing Is A Big Deal

Blue Canoe Records latest release from J-Mood slashes across genres  from pop to rock to heartwarming contemporary jazz and deliver rich,  mood lifting melody to every listener.

“No Small Thing” is the second release on Blue Canoe Records and  is a captivating compilation of covers and intelligent, home-grown  numbers that expose the brilliance of the Carrozza clan. Mrs. Jennifer  Carrozza is classically trained and has been singing professionally  for nearly 20 years. Keyboard/Producer/Engineer/Solo Artist John Carrozza has featured parts on the platinum selling Boyz II Men album “Evolution” and has worked with Grammy winning jazz superstar Earl
Klugh.

“No Small Thing” opens with the classic in the pop rock world,  Aqualung’s Brighter Then Sunshine. “…suddenly you’re mine”,  sings Jennifer Carrozza as the listener is drawn into the dynamic
odyssey. With the use of lush instrumentation, Mr. Carrozza sets up  the voyage perfectly. The Carrozza’s fall effortlessly into the  McCartney standard Blackbird. The Carrozza connection of piano and  vocals is haunting and memorable…adding a novel take on the classic.  From there, J-Mood travels effortlessly from Sting to Neil Young to  winning melodies of their own. Of note, John Carrozza’s own Hope  Restored composition is an emotional contemporary jazz number with
energizing give-and-take between Sam Skelton’s sax and John  Carrozza’s expressive piano stylings.

No Small Thing is a smart, diverse must-have that falls right into the  spiritual hip pocket of the audience’s subconscious. Classic and  contemporary at the same time, The Carrozza team leave an important  impression while using all the colors in the palette. It is, indeed,  No Small Thing.
 

Monday, November 10, 2014

VIDEOCLIP: Romanian pianist and composer Florin Raducanu live at the Romanian Broadcasting Concert Hall - October 2014





Excerpt from the live show at the Romanian Broadcasting Concert Hall - October 2014
Florin Raducanu & Romanian Radio Big Band (conductor Ionel Tudor)

Listen to the full streaming here




Florin Raducanu & Friends – Jazz Standard Mood from Vienna 2014

Florin-Raducanu_2014_cover Florin Raducanu & Friends – Jazz Standard Mood from Vienna 2014
(Art Factory 2014)

LIVE FROM PORGY & BESS JAZZ CLUB, Vienna, Austria  2014
Tracks:
1.  Someday My Prince Will Come – comp. F. Churchill/arr. F. Răducanu  13:20
2. `Round About Midnight – comp. T. Monk/ arr.F. Răducanu  10:05
3.  Blues dedicated to Little Giant Petrucciani – comp. & arr. F. Răducanu  13:42
4.  Donna Lee – comp. J. Coltrane/ arr. F. Răducanu  07:02
5.  Georgia on My Mind – comp. H. Carmichael/ arr. F. Răducanu  11:14
6. Summer Twenty Twelve (Rhythm Changes) – comp. F. Răducanu  05:25
Total Time : 60: 48

Musicians:

Florin Răducanu – piano & composition/arrangements
Sebastian Mihai – tenor saxophone
Adrian Flautistu – double bass
Laurențiu Zmau – drums
Special guest : Dalila Cernătescu – panflute(track2)

AVAILABLE NOW: Bass Virtuoso STANLEY CLARKE Rallies Friends, Old and New, to Revisit "School Days," Bass Folk Songs and More on "UP" - Available September 30 on Mack Avenue Records

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Available Now on Mack Avenue Records:
Bass Virtuoso STANLEY CLARKE Rallies Friends,
Old and New, to Revisit "School Days,"
Bass Folk Songs and More on UP

Features Performances from Stewart Copeland,
Chick Corea, and Joe Walsh, Among Others 


"When Stanley Clarke was only 25, the word 'legend' was
already being used to describe him. Now, he's a king of the
acoustic and electric jazz worlds..." - NPR

"On electric or acoustic bass, Mr. Clarke is a fleet-fingered marvel
with a particular gift for funk
 

Legendary bassist Stanley Clarke considers his upcoming Mack Avenue Records release, The Stanley Clarke Band's UP, to be the most energetic, rhythmic and upbeat album that he has ever done -- and with more than 40 solo albums under his belt, that's saying quite a lot. Clarke's signature bass virtuosity and technical acumen is present throughout, but the enjoyment he had in making this album is also apparent. Unlike his predominantly acoustic bass work on the last few albums, UP is almost equal parts electric and acoustic bass.

"My aim here was to make a record with my friends. Every single recording session was nothing but fun," says Clarke. "Surrounding myself with people I enjoy being with made the sessions effortless. Everyone came prepared and ready to play. All were great musicians and they came to the studio to give everything they had."

Much like his last Grammy® Award-winning album, Stanley Clarke Band, this new release features the inclusion of former bandmates pianist/keyboardist Ruslan Sirota and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr., who toured with him for seven years and were Clarke's co-Grammy® Award-winners for the Best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2011. Two of Clarke's current touring band members, acoustic pianist Beka Gochiashvili and drummer Mike Mitchell, are also represented on the album. Both are quite young, in their teens, and talented way beyond their years.

Among these other friends Clarke invites to shine on UP are: guitarists Joe Walsh, Jimmy Herring and Paul Jackson, Jr.; drummers Stewart Copeland, Gerry Brown and John Robinson; keyboardist Greg Phillinganes; Phil Davis on synthesizer and keyboards; Chick Corea on acoustic piano; saxophonists Kamasi Washington, Doug Webb and Dan Higgins; vocalists Jessica Vautor, Natasha Agrama and Patrice Quinn; trumpeter Gary Grant and trombonist Andy Martin on horns; percussionist Lenny Castro; Nick Mancini on marimba; and the Harlem String Quartet with violinists Ilmar Gavilán and Melissa White, Jaime Amador on viola and cellist Matthew Zalkind.

The first track on the album, a song with a warm, funky and bluesy feel that reminds Clarke of his grandfather, is "Pop Virgil," featuring Michael Jackson's session rhythm section: Robinson, Jackson, Jr. and Phillinganes. Clarke considers "Last Train To Sanity" one of the best pieces he has ever written and it is the only track on the album that deals with the music as a film composition. "I'm so glad that the Harlem String Quartet, who I've toured with a bit over the last year, was willing to be part of this recording," says Clarke.

The title track "UP," is the essence of the album's sensibilities. "Drummer Stewart Copeland was on my mind with this song," says Clarke. "His vibe is one of the most upbeat and positive that I know, and that consciousness carries throughout the song." The bassist also pays homage to George Duke with "Brazilian Love Affair - Dedicated To George Duke," one of his favorite compositions. A tremendous arrangement augmented by robust rhythms and a vigorous samba predominate the song.

As in previous recordings, Clarke unveils more bass compositions in UP that he has dubbed "Bass Folk Songs." Clarke says, "They're very specific compositions. I started writing them when I was much younger and have about 20 now. They are specifically written for a solo bass." "Bass Folk Song #13: Mingus" is a homage to Charles Mingus done on acoustic bass. "Bass Folk Song #7: Tradition" evolved from thoughts on musicians Clarke played with early in his career including Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson and Stan Getz; ironically it's an Alembic electric tenor bass solo. And "Bass Folk Song #14: Dance Of The Giant Hummingbird/Bass Song #15: Eleuthera Island" are two Bass Folk Songs put together for solo acoustic bass.

The collaboration is intuitive with former bandmates Sirota and Bruner, Jr. on "I Have Something To Tell You Tonight," with Washington on sax creating a dreamy improvisational jam. "Trust - Dedicated To Nana" is a straight ahead jazz piece dedicated to Clarke's daughter Nana (Natasha). It arose from a family discussion one evening, and though lyrics would seem appropriate to convey the conversation, here Clarke captures the feel and emotion of the exchange instrumentally. Ramping up the album's ambiance again, Clarke and the musicians have fun with "Gotham City." A fan of superheroes in films and comics since childhood, this is Clarke's homage to the genre.

"I knew the idea of re-recording 'School Days' was potentially dangerous, but just because a song is good and deemed to be a classic doesn't mean you can't record it again," Clarke states. The legendary Jimmy Herring does the dynamic guitar lead on this version and is joined by Gerry Brown, who was the original "School Days" drummer in 1975.

The album concludes with "La Canción de Sofia." Written for Clarke's wife Sofia, who is from Chile, this track is a live performance of an acoustic duet with Chick Corea recorded in 2013 at the Kitara Hall in Sapporo, Japan.

 
Stanley Clarke -
Stanley Clarke - "UP" EPK


Upcoming Stanley Clarke Performances:
 
October 10 - 12 / Yoshi's / San Francisco, CA
October 13 / Kuumbwa / Santa Cruz, CA
October 14 / The Pageant / St. Louis, MO
October 16 / Promontory / Chicago, IL
October 17 / Traift Music Hall / Buffalo, NY
October 22 - 24 / Iridium / New York, NY


The Stanley Clarke Band · UP
Mack Avenue Records  ·  Release Date: September 30, 2014 
 
For more information on STANLEY CLARKE, please visit: StanleyClarke.com

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Vache Dixie/Swing Concert @ Providence Marriott Ballroom

John Worsley Productions presents a show of Dixieland and Swing Music
favorites on Sunday, November 16 at the Providence Marriott Ballroom
(Charles and Orms Streets), starting at 4 pm
.

The star leader is Warren Vache, (jazz trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn)
and one of the Masters of Jazz. He was trained by his bass-playing
father and leading cornetist, Pee Wee Erwin. His first big time jobs
were with Benny Goodman. He then created a musical partnership with
another up-and-coming musician, saxophonist Scott Hamilton. They made
a number of classic---and highly-selling---records for Concord. Scott
now lives in Italy and plays in eastern Europe and Russia. Vache is
based in New York where he is a very popular musician, known
nationally and internationally.

The band includes: Paul Schmelling, piano, former head of the piano
department at Berklee College of Music, Boston, for 25 years; Marty
Ballou, bass, an associate of Duke Robillard; Leading New England
Drummer Artie Cabral, formerly of the Woody Herman, Herb Pomeroy and
Rob McConnell bands; Arnie Krakowsky, tenor sax , who has worked with
Ray Charles, Artie Shaw and Dick Johnson bands and has acclaim from
renown jazz critic, Nat Hentoff; Billy Novick, clarinet, a partner
with Guy VanDuser and a member of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band; Dick
Whaley, trombone, formerly of the Duke Belaire Band and an associate
of Art Pelosi, and Jimmy Mazzy, one of this country's top banjo
artists and a great Dixieland vocalist.

These musicians are all very experienced professionals, with great
personalities so you never know what to expect. This is sure to be a
"don't miss," fun and enjoyable performance.

The tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at
http://www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 800-838-3006x1


Led by cornetist Warren Vache, seven New England top professional
musicians play a 3-hour concert of dixieland and swing favorites in a
concert in the Providence Marriott ballroom from 4 to 7 pm on Sunday,
Nov. 16, 2014. The musicians are Paul Schmelling, piano, former head
of the piano dept at Berklee College of Music for 25 years; Marty
Ballou, an associate of Duke Robillard, will play bass; Artie Cabral,
one of New England's top drummers and formerly of the Woody Herman,
Herb Pomery and Rob McConnel's bands; Arnie Krakowsky, tenor sax, in
the bands of Ray Charles, Artie Shaw and Dick Johnson with great
reviews from music critic Nat Hentoff; Billy Novick, clarinet,
associate of Guy VanDuser and member of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band;
Dick Whaley, formerly of the Duke Belair Jazz Band and an associate of
Art Pelosi and Jimmy Mazzy, one of this country's top banjo plays and
a great Dixieland vocalist.

Warren Vache, a popular New York City cornetist, plays concerts
throughout the United States and internationally. He and saxophonist
Scott Hamilton made many class---and highly-selling---records for
Concord.

These musicians are great players, have tremendous personalities and
you never know what antics they'll be up to. Will be a very enjoyable
show, with great toe-tapping music and lots of fun and laughs.