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Arturo Sandoval Pays Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie with Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)
Arturo Sandoval Pays Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie with Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)

Co-produced by Latin Grammy “Producer of the Year” Gregg Field who also performs as a guest artist; Features vibraphonist Gary Burton, Yellowjackets saxophonist Bob Mintzer, organist Joey DeFrancesco, clarinetist Eddie Daniels as wel …

Sam Lay Blues Documentary To Debut On April 6, 2017
Sam Lay Blues Documentary To Debut On April 6, 2017

Chicago, Illinois -Sam Lay, the blues living legend and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, receives a phenomenal tribute in his documentary, Sam Lay in Bluesland . Produced by Starr Sutherland, directed by John Anderson, and executi …

Chick Corea Releases The Musician: New Documentary Film And 3-Disc Set Chronicling Historic Birthday Concerts With 10 Different Bands, 28 Legendary Musicians
Chick Corea Releases The Musician: New Documentary Film And 3-Disc Set Chronicling Historic Birthday Concerts With 10 Different Bands, 28 Legendary Musicians

-Landmark set available in deluxe hardcover edition on April 21, 2017 3-CD and 3-LP editions to follow Chick Corea first laid eyes on New York’s Greenwich Village in 1959, fresh from high school, with a head …

Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 Celebration
Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 Celebration

Los Angeles, California -The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year's Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential …

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Somi to Release Petite Afrique, Inspired by the Fate of African Immigrants in Harlem
Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Somi to Release Petite Afrique, Inspired by the Fate of African Immigrants in Harlem

New York, New York -Available March 21 on OKeh Records & Featuring Special Guest Aloe Blacc Pulsing with Harlem’s rhythms and sonic ambiance, Somi’s Petite Afrique is an homage to her New York City upper Manhattan neighborhood, an …

Paul Brown’s “Across The Blue Ridge” to Air on Radio Bristol
Paul Brown’s “Across The Blue Ridge” to Air on Radio Bristol

Bristol, Virginia -Beginning February 1, 2017, Radio Bristol will air "Across the Blue Ridge," a revival of the popular show first created by former National Public Radio (NPR) newscaster Paul Brown in the late 1980s and through the 1990s. "Radio Bristol i …

Chuck Berry Celebrates 90th Birthday Year With Announcement Of ‘Chuck’ - His First Album In Nearly Four Decades
Chuck Berry Celebrates 90th Birthday Year With Announcement Of ‘Chuck’ - His First Album In Nearly Four Decades

Saint Louis, Missouri -Chuck Berry, the artist who codified the sound, rhythm and language of rock and roll, celebrated his 90th birthday today with the surprise announcement that he will release a new album – titled simply ‘CHUCK’ - in 2017 on Dualtone Record …

Basically Baker, Vol. 2: The Big Band Music of David Baker by The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra Out September 23
Basically Baker, Vol. 2: The Big Band Music of David Baker by The Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra Out September 23

San Francisco, California -Featuring special guests Randy Brecker, Rich Perry, Dave Stryker with the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra. Sequel to the 2007 release Basically Baker, named by DownBeat Magazine as one of the top 100 jazz CDs of the 21 …

Columbia/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5
Columbia/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5

New York, New York -3CD Set Features 2+ Hours of Previously Unreleased Studio Recordings From 1966-1968, Newly Mixed and Mastered in High Resolution Audio Latest Volume of Acclaimed Miles Davis Bootleg Series Celebrates t …

Indian classical master Amjad Ali Khan returns to IU for Jacobs School residency
Indian classical master Amjad Ali Khan returns to IU for Jacobs School residency

Bloomington, Indiana -Amjad Ali Khan, India's foremost classical musician, will visit Indiana University Bloomington through Oct. 22 as an artist-in-residence. His return is the result of a partnership between the Jacobs School of Music and the Madhusudan and …

Legacy Recordings And Octave Music Set to Release Ready Take One, A Brand New Album of 14 Unreleased Studio Performances By Erroll Garner On Friday, September 30
Legacy Recordings And Octave Music Set to Release Ready Take One, A Brand New Album of 14 Unreleased Studio Performances By Erroll Garner On Friday, September 30

New York, New York -Culled from Recently Discovered (recovered) 1967, 1969 and 1971 Recording Sessions, Ready Take One Premieres 6 Previously Unheard Erroll Garner Compositions A new album of 14 previously unreleased studio p …

2017 Recipients of Nation’s Highest Award in Jazz Announced
2017 Recipients of Nation’s Highest Award in Jazz Announced

Washington, District of Columbia -This evening at the DC Jazz Festival’s concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, recipients of the nation’s highest h …