JWQ Showcase 2017

Sunday, March 31, 2013

GERMANY, HAMBURG: A Jazz Piano Celebration Fünf Jahre Jan Matthies Music Management

04. April 2013 
A Jazz Piano Celebration 
Fünf Jahre Jan Matthies Music Management 

Do, 20:00 / Laeiszhalle Hamburg / Kleiner Saal 

Veranstalter: Jan Matthies Music Management 

-Alan Broadbent 
-Boris Netsvetaev 
-Ayako Shirasaki 
-Wolfgang Schlüter Quartett 
-Hammer Klavier Trio 

Great American Songbook & Originals 

Jan Matthies Music Management feiert den 5. Geburtstag mit einem Abend, der dem Solo Jazz Piano und Trio gewidmet ist. 

20.00 – 20.30 Uhr Alan Broadbent, Solo & Trio 
http://www.alanbroadbent.com 
Der 2-fache Grammy Gewinner wurde von der Los Angeles Times als »einer der größten lebenden Jazz Pianisten« bezeichnet. Zuletzt war er neben Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis und Hank Jones erneut für den Grammy »Best Improvised Jazz Solo« nominiert. 

20.30 – 20.50 Uhr Boris Netsvetaev, Solo 
Als »Hoffnungsträger der Hamburger Jazzszene« bezeichnete ihn das Hamburger Abendblatt. Dies bestätigt er eindrucksvoll in seiner täglichen Arbeit, er ist der erste Künstler der jemals in der Elbphilharmonie aufgetreten ist (Neujahrsempfang des Hamburger Abendblatts 2010) und natürlich mit dem Wolfgang Schlüter Quartet sowie dem Hammer Klavier Trio. 

20.50 – 21.20 Uhr Ayako Shirasaki, Solo & Trio 
http://www.ayakoshirasaki.com 
Ayako ist mehrfache Finalistin der großen Jazz Piano Wettbewerbe in Washington D.C. und Jacksonville, USA. 
Das Jazz Magazine Jazzthetik nach ihrem Deutschland Debut 2009 im Konzerthaus Berlin: “Weltklasse.” 



21.20 – 21.40 Uhr Pause 

21.40 – 22.10 Uhr Wolfgang Schlüter Quartett 
http://www.wsq.com 
Der deutsche Jazz hat nur wenige internationale Stars hervorgebracht. Wolfgang Schlüter ist einer der wenigen Deutschen, die es in die Critics Poll des größten US-amerikanischen Jazz Magazins DOWNBEAT geschafft haben. Für das Hamburger Abendblatt gilt er als »wichtigster Jazzvibrafonist Europas«. 

22.10 – 22.40 Uhr Hammer Klavier Trio 
http://www.hammerklaviertrio.com 
Das aufstrebende Hammer Klavier Trio (kurz hKT) geht seinen Weg. Als kleine Sensation gilt ihre Nominierung durch die US-amerikanischen Jazz Journalists Association im Jahr 2011 für den Award »Best Video of the Year« und die Einladung zur Awards Gala nach New York. Die neue CD »Rocket In The Pocket« ist laut Kommentaren verschiedener US Radiostationen sehr gut gelungen: »This is jazz at its best« (WUMR U92FM, Memphis, TN), »inventive and most enjoyable« (WWNO, New Orleans, LA). 

22.40 – 23.00 Uhr Alan Broadbent, Boris Netsvetaev, Ayako Shirasaki 

Ayako Shirasaki und Alan Broadbent werden im Trio von Phil Steen am Bass und Kai Bussenius an den Drums begleitet. »…ein Solo jagt das nächste - bis die drei im Finale ihrem Improvisationstrieb freien Lauf lassen und dabei wie ein echtes New Yorker Jazzpiano-Trio klingen«, schrieb die Jazzthetik. 

Wir freuen uns sehr auf diesen Abend und Sie begrüßen zu dürfen. 

Karten sind für 11 € - 39 € hier erhältlich: 

http://www.elbphilharmonie.de/events/000000e9:000182aa.de 

http://www.elbphilharmonie.de/tickets.de 

AUSTRIA, Vienna: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Christian Plattner Quartet


Jazz Party on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 ... ... starting 9:00 p.m. at Jazzland, 1010 Vienna, Franz-Josephs-Kai 29 

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Christian Plattner Quartet 

7 Musicians - 9 Instruments - 21 Sound Combinations 
Special Compositions by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson 

The First Rhythm Section (1983): 
Franz Luttenberger (Piano & Trumpet) 
o.Univ.Prof.em. DI Dr. Peter Bauer HMSMSWES* (Double Bass) 
Peter "Pistazio" Grüneis (Drums & Percussion) 
*(Honorary Member of the Single Malt Scotch Whisky Elimination Society) 

The Current Rhythm Section (2013 and beyond): 
Herbert Swoboda (Piano & Clarinet) 
Martin Treml (Double Bass) 
Walther Grossrubatscher (Drums & Percussion) 

Christian Plattner (Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone) 

We are looking forward to welcoming you! 
Wir freuen uns auf Euren Besuch! 

Further Information: 
http://www.jazzland.at 
http://www.ChristianPlattner.com 


USA: Billie Davies & The Billie Davies Band Updates




1. We have signed the contracts and will be added to the Jazz Roster of Price Rubin & Partners Management in about a month ~ http://www.PriceRubin.com/
2. With a new look and new music we have completely revamped the website with lots of new current photos ~ http://www.BillieDavies.com/ - http://www.BillieDavies.com/Media.html - http://www.BillieDavies.com/TheBillieDaviesBand.html/
3. We are going in the RECORDING studio on APRIL 6, 2013 to record the new album “12 VOLT” at Bedrock L.A. studios in Echo Park ~ Stay tuned... http://www.billiedavies.com/Music.html –
There will be a Pro Photo Shoot with Inez Lewis and... other Photographers and Videographers are always welcome to surprise us! ... ~~~ We might even have a little party~~~.
4. We will be ready for performances as of May, 2013.

 
 
Billie Davies
~ A Jazz Musician ~

Los Angeles, CA
Tel: (+1) 310.467.2061
Email: Billie@BillieDavies.com
Web:
Her website: http://www.BillieDavies.com
Her PRK for "all about Love": http://karionpresskits.com/billiedavies/index.html 
Her Press Kit for "Billie Davies": http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/billiedavies
Her blog: http://BillieDavies.blogspot.com
Like her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BillieDaviesJazz
on Twitter: @BillieDavies
Fan her on AllAboutJazz: http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=43171

Buy her Music:
at CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thebilliedaviestrio
on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-about-love-feat.-tom-bone/id532658118
at Reverbnation: http://www.Reverbnation.com/BillieDavies
at BillieDavies.com: http://www.billiedavies.com/Music.html

Freedom Jazz France (Heavenly Sweetness 2013)

2013 collection of tracks taken from the esteemed catalog of Jazz label Heavenly Sweetness. This compilation covers a wide spectrum of Jazz styles from late '60s to early '80s covering Free, Caribbean, Modal, Spiritual, Hard Bop and focus not only on rare and obscure tracks but also on unheard and unspotted gems by famous or less famous name like Fran‡ois Tusques, Eddy Louiss, Octet de Dreux, Sylvain Krief, Noah Howard, Michel Roques and others.

1. Stella Levitt - Not So High
2. Octet de Dreux Doorstep
3. Eddie Louiss Colchiques
4. VS Quartet A pou Zot
5. Les prospections Lido
6. Rupture Israel Suite
7. Francois Tusques Le musichien
8. Noah Howard Creole lady
9. Chene Noir La musique d'orph
10. Michel Roques Ricardo

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JIMMY OWENS "THE BRONX SUITE" Sat., Apr. 6th Fordham University Bronx Campus-McGinley Student Center 8:00 PM


JIMMY OWENS
"THE BRONX SUITE"
Sat., Apr. 6, 2013
Fordham University Bronx Campus-
McGinley Student Center
8:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION

Jimmy Owens - trumpet, flugelhorn
Wycliffe Gordon - trombone
Patience Higgins - tenor saxophone
Michael Howell - guitar
Danny Mixon - piano
Kenny Davis - bass
Winard Harper - drums


(photo by Stephanie Myers)

Debut of a new composition by JIMMY OWENS entitled  "THE BRONX SUITE"

Fordham University Bronx Campus---- 441 East Fordham Road   Bronx, New York 10458
McGinley Student Center 209    8:00 PM    (718) 817 -4339
Admission: FREE

This performance is in part a celebration of the Bronx African American History Project 10th  Anniversary.

It also celebrates the fact that JIMMY OWENS is the only National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master born and raised in the Bronx.

More information: Dr. Mark Naison naison@fordham.edu
or:  http://theconcertbaahp10thanniversary.eventbrite.com

About Jimmy Owens

"Jazz is, and has always been, the central purpose and passion of my life for over fifty years. I am truly honored to be recognized by the NEA for my contributions to this unique and beautiful art form -- jazz. To stand on the shoulders of the amazing jazz artists who paved the way is truly wonderful. This is one of the most amazing moments of my life, and I thank the NEA for this prestigious award."

Jimmy Owens wears many hats. He is a jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator, and music education consultant. His involvement as an advocate regarding the rights of jazz artists led to the founding of the Jazz Musician's Emergency Fund, a program of the Jazz Foundation of America.

Owens attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City, and studied composition with Henry Bryant and trumpet with Donald Byrd. Since sitting in with Miles Davis at age 15, Owens has performed with many jazz legends, including Kenny Barron, Count Basie, Kenny Burrell, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Archie Shepp, Billy Taylor, and Gerald Wilson. Between 1969 and 1972, he worked on the David Frost television program, whose musical director was Billy Taylor. At the 1970 Newport Jazz Festival, he was the youngest of a group of trumpet players to participate in a tribute to Louis Armstrong. In 1972, he played at the inaugural Ellington Fellowship Concert at Yale.Owens was one of the original members of the Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Orchestra, and in 1974 was musical director of the New York Jazz Repertory Company.

Owens also is a wellregarded composer. His works have been performed nationally by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and internationally by the Metropole Orchestra (Netherlands) and the Hanover Radio Philharmonic (Germany). Performances with his band Jimmy Owens Plus have taken him to Asia, South and Central America, the Middle East, and across Europe.

As an educator, Owens has conducted workshops, seminars, lectures, and concerts at major colleges and universities throughout the world. He helped found Collective Black Artists, a not-for-profit jazz education and performing organization, in 1969. He was closely involved with the Jazzmobile program as well. He serves on the board of the Jazz Foundation of America and is a past board member of New York City's American Federation of Musicians, Local 802 from 1998 to 2009. He has been on music panels for the New York Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Owens is active as an advocate for jazz artists rights and a proponent of jazz music's recognition in America's culture. His expertise and knowledge is often called upon for issues relating to health and pension benefits for jazz artists. One of his major accomplishments in this area is his stewardship in founding the Jazz Musician's Emergency Fund, a program to help individual musicians with medical, financial, and housing assistance.

In 2008, Owens received the Benny Golson Jazz Master Award at Howard University in Washington, DC.

In 2012 Owens was recognized as a Jazz Master by the National Endowments For The Arts the nation's highest jazz honor.


Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
http://www.jazzpromoservices.com/


Saturday, March 30, 2013

New addition to the Free Mp3 List and Webplayer: Maurizio Minardi - The Cook in Love

Maurizio Minardi
Musician: Maurizio Minardi
Track: The Cook in Love
Composer: Maurizio Minardi
Musician website
Album:The Cook the Clown the Monk and the Accordionist
Year: 2013
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Maurizio Minardi accordion
Shirley Smart cello
Nick Pini double bass
Marco Quarantotto drums

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YELLOWJACKETS EMBARK ON NEW CHAPTER WITH LATEST PROJECT, "A RISE IN THE ROAD," AVAILABLE JUNE 25 ON MACK AVENUE RECORDS


 Mack Avenue logo

YELLOWJACKETS 
EMBARK ON NEW CHAPTER WITH LATEST PROJECT, 
 A RISE IN THE ROAD
 AVAILABLE JUNE 25 ON MACK AVENUE RECORDS
 Debut Project With New Band Member - 
Bassist Felix Pastorius

 Album Features Special Guest 
Ambrose Akinmusire on Three Tracks

Yellowjackets  

Stream Tracks from A Rise In The Road
, the Yellowjackets' second Mack Avenue Records offering, is indeed an appropriate title for a time-honored jazz ensemble that has never been fearful of facing newer musical horizons, not to mention the myriad challenges of life itself. Throughout their storied 32-year history, the Yellowjackets have undergone numerous lineup changes, never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment. Keyboardist Russell Ferrante and bassist Jimmy Haslip, the dual cornerstones of the group's 21 previous recordings, were responsible for a sizable chunk of the Yellowjackets' catalogue. Yet despite those shifts, Ferrante and Haslip, along with saxophonist Bob Mintzer (23-year member) and drummerWilliam Kennedy (14-year member, spread out between two different time periods), soldiered on with a professionalism that has resulted in 17 GRAMMY® nominations-with two wins-countless sold-out tours, and worldwide critical acclaim. 
 March 28 / Nefertiti Jazz Club / Goteburg, Sweden
March 29 / Fasching JazzKlubb / Stockholm, Sweden
April 9 - 13 / Marian's Jazz Room / Bern, Switzerland
April 23 - 27 / Birdland / New York, NY
May 22 - 23 / Jazziz Nightlife / Boca Raton, FL
May 25 / Jacksonville Jazz Festival / Jacksonville, FL
June 25 / Rochester Jazz Festival / Rochester, NY
July 5 / Syracuse Jazz Festival / Syracuse, NY
July 6 / Windsor Jazz Jam / Windsor, CT
July 7 / Blue Mountain Jazz / Blue Mountain, Canada
July 19 / Highland Theater / Albuquerque, NM
July 20 / One World Theater / Austin, TX
July 21 / Dosey Doe / Woodlands, TX
August 4 / Hartwood Acres Amphitheater / Pittsburgh, PA
August 16 - 17 / Sculler's Jazz Club / Boston, MA
August 18 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA
August 31 / Tuscumbia Country Club Festival / Green Lake, WI
September 25 - 28 / Jazz at the Bistro / St. Louis, MO
October 3 / Kuumbwa / Santa Cruz, CA
October 4 / Gallo Center PAC / Modesto, CA
October 19 / Tversted Jazzy Days / Tversted, Denmark
October 27 / TBA / Katowice, Poland
November 9 / Lawrence University Jazz Series / Appleton, WI
  
A Rise In The Road - Track Listing & Personnel
1. What The Lady Dances (Bob Mintzer)
2. Civil War (Bob Mintzer)
3. Can't We Elope (Russell Ferrante)
4. An Informed Decision (Russell Ferrante)
5. Longing (Russell Ferrante)
6. Thank You (Bob Mintzer)
7. Madrugada (William Kennedy)
8. An Amber Shade (Russell Ferrante)
9. (You'll Know) When It's Time (Russell Ferrante)
10. I Knew His Father (Bob Mintzer)

Russell Ferrante
 - Piano, Keyboards
Bob Mintzer - Sax
William Kennedy - Drums, Keyboards
Felix Pastorius - Bass

Special Guest:
Ambrose Akinmusire   
- Trumpet on 3, 4, 8
 

Yellowjackets · A Rise In The Road
Mack Avenue Records · Release Date: June 25, 2013

For more information on Yellowjackets, visit yellowjackets.com

For media information, please contact:
DL Media · 610-667-0501
Jordy Freed · jordy@dlmediamusic.com

For press materials on Yellowjackets, Mack Avenue artists or Mack Avenue Record labels in general (including album covers, promotional photos and logos), please visit: media.mackavenue.com

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

Information and press materials (including album covers, promotional photos and bios)
on all DL Media artists can be found at our new website: dlmediamusic.com  

SWEDEN : Lund Music Fair presents: Jonas Hellborg

Swedish super bass player Jonas Hellborg will return to Sweden.
Jonas will play with his trio at Mejeriet venue in Lund, Thursday May 23rd.
Jonas Hellborg Trio is:
Jonas Hellborg on bass, Mattias "Ia" Eklundh on guitar and Finnish drummer Kai Hahto.
Mattias IEklundh´s Freak Guitar - the official homepage. www.freakguitar.comKai Hahto (born in 1973 in Vaasa, Finland) is a Finnish musician and drummer.
Hahto was a member of the grindcore band Rotten Sound.
www.lundmusicfair.se


Louis Armstrong House Celebrates International Jazz Day with Satchmo’s Never Before Heard Recordings


Louis Armstrong House
Celebrates International Jazz Day
with Satchmo’s
Never Before Heard Recordings
Louis Armstrong
The Louis Armstrong House Museum and Jazz Journalists Association present Louis Armstrong at Freedomland: Never Before Heard Recordings of an American Icon, a listening session and lecture on April 30 celebrating International Jazz Day (sponsored by UNESCO), and the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month (a major initiative of the Smithsonian Institution).

As the crowning event of its exhibit Louis Armstrong at Freedomland, the Museum will host the public premier of newly discovered recordings by the beloved trumpeter and entertainer, Armstrong, at a fabled although short-lived Bronx amusement park in 1961. Following the presentation, the Jazz Journalists Association will toast Armstrong at a special reception to mark the finale of its JazzApril media campaign in support of Jazz Appreciation Month, International Jazz Day and grassroots jazz activism in the U.S. and beyond.

Highlights from Armstrong's live performances at an 85-acre park billed as the "World's Largest Entertainment Center," which boasted more than 63,000 guests for its opening day in 1960, will be played and interpreted by Ricky Riccardi, the Museum's Archivist and the author of What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years. The recordings, recently donated to the Museum by the son of Freedomland sound engineer Peter Denis, have never been circulated or issued, and are not listed in jazz discographies.  Many never-before-seen photographs of Armstrong performing in the Moon Bowl at Freedomland (which closed in 1964) and backstage, as well as ticket stubs, set lists, and other rare and unique items will be on exhibit.

Riccardi's presentation, which will also preview the Museum's next exhibit, Swinging with the All Stars: Louis Armstrong & Baseball, begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Reservations are required. Visitors should call the Museum at 718.478.8274 for reservations.

April 30th was designated "International Jazz Day" by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2011. Jazz Appreciation Month, launched in 2001, is a major initiative of the American History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, with many distinguished partners among U.S. government offices. Both International Jazz Day and Jazz Appreciation Month have been endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Jazz Journalists Association's JazzApril campaign was created and run independently but with the cooperation of these entities.

Planning Your Visit

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, Queens. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm.  The gift shop, exhibit area and garden can be explored before or after the tour.

Admission is $10.00, $7.00 for seniors, students and children; and free for LAHM members and children under 4.

Parking is available within the neighborhood and the museum is accessible by subway via the 7 train.

For more information go to
 www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org or call the Museum at718.478.8274.

Thanks to the vision and funding of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, the Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes visitors from all over the world, six days per week, 52 weeks per year.
 

Contact: Jennifer Walden
Director of
Marketing & Publicity
Louis Armstrong
House Museum
718.909.5271
jennifer.walden@qc.cuny.edu


Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
http://www.jazzpromoservices.com/

Tony Adamo Says Get Hip To Eddie Gale

Having developed his skills amongst the cream of New York's hard bop players, Eddie Gale helped ring in jazz's controversial new thing during the 1960s and 1970s on a series of influential releases. His inspired trumpet playing graced Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures, Larry Young's Of Peace and Love and a series of recordings and performances with Sun Ra's Arkestra. He also cut a pair of under-acknowledged soul-jazz influenced albums as a leader for Blue Note at the end of the '60s.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1941, Eddie Gale experienced the world of jazz firsthand through the borough's community of jazz musicians. The great bebop pianist Bud Powell lived nearby and occasionally stopped outside the young musician's house to hear him practice. Gale received lessons from trumpeter Kenny Dorham and before long was sitting in on jam sessions with the likes of drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach and saxophonists Illinois Jacquet, Sonny Stitt, and Jackie McLean. During these years, Gale absorbed the styles of the trumpet greats from pioneers like Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie to hard bop practitioners like Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, and Freddie Hubbard. Though these musicians made a lasting impression, Gale came of age during the dawn of jazz's new thing. John Coltrane's 1965 album Ascension heralded the arrival of a new generation of players like Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, and Pharoah Sanders. The new sounds made a strong impression on the young musician. Though he never recorded with the great tenor saxophonist, Gale had the privilege of sharing the stage with Coltrane on a number of occasions.

In the early '60s, Gale (then in his early twenties) was introduced to composer, keyboardist, and intergalactic bandleader Sun Ra. Gale toured and recorded with Ra's Arkestra throughout the '60s and '70s and remained in touch with Ra until his death in 1993. Ra's perplexing tutelage extended from practical musical instruction to lessons on subjects like Egyptology, Phonetics, and Hieroglyphics. Gale's trumpet can be heard on the Arkestra's 1965 recording Secrets of the Sun.

The year that followed was a major breakthrough for Gale. Cecil Taylor brought the trumpeter on board for the recording of the pianist's classic Blue Note debut Unit Structures. As a part of a seven-piece ensemble, Gale played alongside alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, bassist Henry Grimes, and drummer Andrew Cyrille: some of the finest proponents of the developing free jazz. Following the date with Taylor, Gale joined organist Larry Young's group for the recording of Of Love and Piece. Besides having a direct impact on his developing sound, the recordings won the trumpeter an admirer in Blue Note co-founder Francis Wolff, who funded the release of Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music (1968) and Black Rhythm Happening (1969). For the sessions, Gale assembled a sextet and nonet respectively, the latter of which included the great Coltrane drummer Elvin Jones and the soprano saxophone of Jimmy Lyons. On both dates, the ensemble was joined by an 11-piece vocal group dubbed the Noble Gale Singers. Combining the bebop and hard bop of his early teachers, the avant-garde sensibilities acquired from Taylor and the soul-jazz fire of Young, Gale's music expertly bridged the gap between long-standing jazz traditions and the newer styles that attempted to shatter them. Unfortunately, with the transition of Blue Note into the hands of Liberty records, Gale's contract was not renewed, thus ending a potentially fruitful partnership.

At the start of the '70s, Gale headed for the West Coast where he eventually settled, connecting with a community of musicians in and around the California Bay Area. Following a brief stint as Artist in Residence at Stanford University, the trumpeter took the same position at the university in San  Jose. As a result of his work within the city's musical community, Mayor Norm Mineta proclaimed Gale San Jose's Ambassador of Jazz in 1977.
http://esbjazzradio.ning.com/photo/tony-adamo-says-get-hip-to-eddie-gale
 http://www.bluenote.com/artists/eddie-gale

The Cook the Clown the Monk and the Accordionist' by Maurizio Minardi



Love, even if it is a dream, makes you a better person...

'The Cook in Love' , music by Maurizio Minardi directed by Omar Bassi

Maurizio Minardi accordion
Shirley Smart cello
Nick Pini double bass
Jason Reeve drums

Monsieur Hervé Régent the cook
special thanks to Toulouse Lautrec Brasserie, London

'The Cook in Love' is a track included in:
'The Cook the Clown the Monk and the Accordionist' by Maurizio Minardi available in Amazon, iTune, eMusic from 14th March 2013

www.mauriziominardi.com



Friday, March 29, 2013

Peter Evans - Zebulon (2013)

The debut recording of Peter Evans’ “Zebulon” trio, recorded at and named after the now defunct Brooklyn club. Recorded over two nights in March 2012, the trio of Peter Evans (trumpet), John Hébert (bass) and Kassa Overall (drums) explores four new compositions by Evans in a rare instrumental format. Andrey Henkin of All About Jazz New York described the group’s original appearance at Zebulon in 2010 saying: “Three distinct species of the jazz genus came together to form some all-powerful mutant.” This is the second release on Evans’ More is More label, following the success and critical acclaim of “Ghosts.”
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Nickel-A-Dance: Lionel Ferbos Will Add to the Joy of Your Easter Afternoon-4 p.m. - FREE


NICKEL-A-DANCE SPRING SOIREES
---SINCE 1994---

MARCH 31st
LIONEL FERBOS & THE PALM COURT JAZZ BAND

MAISON 508 FRENCHMEN
4-7 PM EVERY SUNDAY IN MARCH


Lionel Ferbos plays at the party for his 101st birthday - AMAZING!

FAMILY FRIENDLY
FREE FREE FREE

Sponsored by:
New Orleans Jazz Celebration
Arts Council of New Orleans
City of New Orleans
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
French Quarter Realty
Louisiana Music Factory
Sam Poche Sells
Celia and Jeff Collins
Memorial Contribution to Barbara Katz
Maison
Palm Court Jazz Cafe
Group of Anonymous Nickel-A-Dance Fans

For more information, check out the Nickel-A-Dance schedule
(complete with photos, bios, and sponsors)
at the New Orleans Jazz Celebration website:
http://www.nojc.org/nickel
504-947-6155


Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
http://www.jazzpromoservices.com/



Bob Wilber & Glenn Zottola - The Bechet Legacy: Birch Hall Concerts Live(Classic Jazz Records 2013)

Bechet Legacy was originally comprised of Wilber, Zottola, pianist Mark Shane, guitarist Chris Flory, bassist Phil Flanagan and drummer Chuck Riggs with Pug Horton taking occasional vocals. The 1981-82 version heard on this two-CD set features Wilber, Zottola and Shane with guitarist Mike Peters, bassist Len Skeat and drummer Butch Miles.

While Bechet Legacy recorded several albums, the music on this remarkable two-CD set, which is drawn from a pair of concerts in England that took place in 1981 and 1982, is all previously unreleased. Bechet Legacy does the music and memory of Sidney Bechet justice during these extensive performances which are essential for any true lover of swinging jazz.

http://glennzottola.com

The PR Experience-It's a Beautiful Day(2013)

When Marvin Pryor and Nelson Render decided to take their musical talents and performance experiences to the stage, the PR Experience was born. This Atlanta based group hit the music scene in 2009 with an innovative mixture of melodies and harmonies that reflects a sleek style of Jazz, Funk and Neo Soul. The sultry sound of trumpeter Nelson Render, and the funk-o-licous sound of trombonist Marvin Pryor, defines the group’s unique sound. Along with saxophonist Kevin Shepherd, keyboardist Godfrey Grannum, bassist Ted Stewart, drummer, Marc Mays, percussionist, Brandon Caldwell, and vocalist Raquel Jones, The PR Experience is a musical collection that is sure to become a household name. 
Nominated as “Atlanta’s Hottest Band” in 2011 and 2012, The PR Experience continues to electrify audiences with their performance. They have appeared as opening acts for Eric Roberson, Alex Bugnon and have provided entertainment for celebrities such as Robin Givens, and Judge Glenda Hatchett. The PR Experience has been featured guest on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta, Representative Stan Watson’s Show, WCLK 91.9, Klarque Garrison’s radio talk show “The Conversation”, and JS108atlanta.com Internet radio. Their single “Ahh Baby” topped the charts at #1 on Platinummics.com for 30 weeks in 2012. The PR Experience reached #1 in the Reverbnation local charts early 2013. 
As Musicians, Marvin and Nelson have collectively toured, performed, appeared and /or recorded with noted artist such as: Cameo, Ray Charles, Third World, Donald Byrd and Heston. Currently, they serve as trombonist and trumpeter for the legendary group The Ohio Players.
The PR Experience will provide a performance that is sure to satisfy your musical appetite. Upholding their mission, “Excellence in Music, Presentation and Professionalism”, they invite you to: 
Experience the Smooth…..
Experience the Sound…..
Experience the Jazz…..
The PR Experience.

http://www.reverbnation.com/theprexperience

Dave Borrego-Laying in the Cut (2013)

From straight-ahead to bebop to warm ballads, this collection of original compositions offers the listener the performances of these great jazz musicians. The music has received great reviews from audiences and has received approval from some of the Southwest's top jazz musicians, a feat not easily accomplished! From the driving "I Meant To Tell You" and "What A Day" to the mellow, warm sound of "Too Soon" and "Alice Eyes" this recording is skillfully constructed and offers something for everyone. If you like jazz, you will love this cd!
http://daveborrego.com




Thursday, March 28, 2013

Andreas Polyzogopoulos - Heart of the Sun (2013)

Andreas Polyzogopoulos-trumpet, electronics 
Costis Christodoulou-keys
Vasilis Stefanopoulos-double bass, electronics 

Srdjan Ivanovic-drumsI discovered Pink Floyd while i was at primary school. Every Sunday afternoon my uncle would have a broadcast at the local radio station "Radio Krestena", playing old Rock music and very often i would join him. The first memories from the Pink Floyd are the slot machine and the helicopter sounds. I copied on tape their three most known albums and i was constantly listening to them. I didn't speak english at that time and when one day my uncle transled the lyrics of "time" , they became my favourite group.
   I started learning how to play their songs on my guitar, getting to know their history, their more psychedelic records and the legend around Syd Barrett. When i moved to Athens in 1997 , i was was going to monastiraki* every Sunday in order to search for second hand lp's, t-shirts, books, video tapes … One of the most beautiful Sundays of that period was when i returned home with an lp of Ummagumma ... Soon i decided to become a musician. Ι started having jazz guitar lessons and one day before the first lesson i promised myself that i will improve my skills through jazz music but i'll remain a "Rocker". However when i discovered Miles Davis and the trumpet i left the guitar and forgot my promise.
    I never stopped listening to Pink Floyd but i wasn't planning to make a tribute cd till the summer 2011, when i listened to the concert of Roger Waters in Athens. Among plenty of feelings i deeply felt that i couldn't continue to play music unless i'd make a tribute to their music, as if i had to pay off for the promise i hadn't kept when i was sixteen. So, although i had written original material for a new cd, i instead entered the studio to record this cd.
   I recall that the days after Roger Waters' concert, i would ask every friend i met if he went to the concert and how did he like it … it was then i found out that Costis Christodoulou was crazy with Pink Floyd as well … We had already played music together but i didn't know that. I talked to him about my idea of the project and he was in. He contributed a lot to the implementation of the cd and he had the idea of the title "Heart of the Sun".
*neighbourhood with second hand stores in Athens.

http://www.andreaspolyzogopoulos.com
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Ches Smith and These Arches - Hammered (Clean Feed 2013)


Personnel:
Andrea Parkins (acc), Ches Smith (d), Mary Halvorson (g), Tim Berne (as), Tony Malaby (ts),
Though drummer Ches Smith has a penchant for christening his compositions with playfully oblique names, the name he chose for the title track of the second album by his band These Arches couldn’t be more straightforward. “Hammered” is relentless, pounding, fueled by a driving, recursive pulse that goads tense, urgent playing fromSmith’s quintet of master improvisers.

The piece is a vivid illustration of the precarious balance that Smith strikes between the worlds of avant-garde jazz and experimental rock. He’s in demand as the drummer for such forward-thinking jazz artists as Tim Berne, Darius Jones, Mary Halvorson and Trevor Dunn; and at the same time he’s provided the backbone for adventurous rock acts like Xiu Xiu and Secret Chiefs 3, not to mention uncategorizable hybrids between the two like Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog and Smith’s own Good For Cows.
Clean Feed


USA, NJ: Evening of Jazz for Newtown

Featuring
Marcus Printup, Steve Turre, Wayne Escoffery, and the award winning, Newark Academy Jazz Program

April 12, 2013
7:30pm-9:30pm, Tickets- $10
Newark Academy Auditorium 91 South Orange Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039


A note from the director;

The Evening of Jazz has been an annual concert at Newark Academy to showcase it’s numerous jazz ensembles.  This year we are dedicating our concert to the families of Sandyhook and the Greene family.  We will have three world class musicians joining our award winning jazz program- Marcus Printup, trumpeter of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Steve Turre, trombonist currently with the Saturday Night Live Band, and Wayne Escoffery tenor saxophonist currently with Tom Harrell's Quintet and the Mingus Big Band.  Please take a look at the links below of our guest musicians and the Greene Family.

All proceeds will go directly to the families of Sandy Hook and to the Ana Grace Fund.  Ana Grace Marquez-Greene was one of the children killed in the Newtown shootings.  Her parents, Jimmy and Nelba are dear friends of mine that go back to my college years.  My family and I have visited the Greene's several times to support them in anyway we can and we have been in awe of how Jimmy, Nelba and their nine year old son Isaiah have been dealing with this devastating and surreal tragedy.  I thought it would be fitting to honor Ana's memory with music, as she was musically gifted.  In our efforts to raise funds for this worthy cause, we hope you can join us on April 12th for this special evening of music.

Please email jtolentino@newarka.edu to purchase tickets or to make a donation.

Thank you,
Julius Tolentino
Newark Academy, Jazz Director

Ana Grace singing with Isaiah

Jimmy and Nelba on Good Morning America

Marcus Printup- trumpet w/ the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Steve Turre- trombone (currently in the Saturday Night Live Band and a former member of the Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers)

Steve Turre on shells with Dizzy Gillespie

Wayne Escoffery- tenor sax (currently with Tom Harrell, Mingus Big Band and Ben Riley)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbSQW91gS40


Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
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USA: The Ridgefield Playhouse Upcoming Shows



The Devil Makes Three
Wednesday, April 17 at 8:30pm
with special guest Jonny Fritz


With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air. Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio – consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean – brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm.
Tickets: pre-ordered: $17.50 at the door: $20.00
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Average White Band
Thursday, April 25 at 8pm
109 Cheese & Wine Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz


Join us in the lobby at 7:15pm for a complimentary wine and cheese tasting and artist reception with 
and art work by Chaz Well's Artistry

Their infectiously danceable, funky soul based on the sounds of Memphis, Motown and Philadelphia have made Average White Band (AWB) one of the bestselling soul and funk bands in the history of music. The Scottish group stormed onto the US charts in 1974 with the million selling #1 album, Average White Band (The White Album), including the #1 single ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ – that single remains one of the most widely recognized funk grooves today, frequently covered by hip-hop artists and featured on television. The group’s follow-up album Cut the Cake proved just as successful, with the title track hitting #1, while their 1975 album, Person to Person, remains among the bestselling live funk albums ever. With multiple Grammy wins and Platinum selling hits, AWB continues to record and tour, laying down their hip R&B grooves on sellout audiences worldwide.
Tickets: $40.00
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Keller Williams
Thursday, May 2 at 8pm


Since he first appeared on the scene in the early '90s, Keller Williams has defined the term "independent artist."  Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams' solo live shows, and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band, quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially. Today when he performs as a one-man band he sings his compositions and cover songs accompanied by an acoustic guitar connected to a delay system that allows him to simulate a full band. Keller is a singer, songwriter and musician, always on a quest for the new and has never followed the prescribed path laid out by the conventional music business.
Ticket Price: $37.50
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Lucie Arnaz Latin Roots
Friday, May 10 at 8pm
The Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series &
109 Cheese & Wine Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz


Join us in the lobby at 7:15pm for a complimentary wine and cheese tasting and artist reception with art work by Andres Chaparro.

The daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, much of America grew up with Lucie Arnaz having watched her blossom as an actress opposite her mother on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy. But Arnaz has since triumphed in a variety of mediums, most notably in the Broadway musical They're Playing Our Song and in the film The Jazz Singer, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. In recent years, she has become a popular nightclub performer, and on May 10th, she brings her new show Latin Roots, based on the CD of the same name, and an homage to her father’s legacy.
Ticket Price: $55
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Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra 

Saturday, June 8 at 8pm

Ottmar has been nominated five-times for a Grammy award. Since 1990, Ottmar Liebert has released a total of 25 albums including live releases, Christmas CDs, 15 CDs of original music, a DVD and remixes. He has received 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the USA as well as certifications in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His debut album sold double-platinum and has become one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.
Ticket Price: $47.50
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Kansas
Thursday, July 11 at 8pm
with Special Guest Arc and Stones


Kansas has produced eight Gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single with"Dust in the Wind." They have appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the '70s and '80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. "Carry On Wayward Son" was the #2 most Played Track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.
Ticket price: $70
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THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
203.438.5795
Visit our website for the complete season line-up
www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org



Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
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