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Allison Miller
Allison Miller

New York, New York -NYC-based drummer/composer/educator Allison Miller engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a Modern Jazz Icon in the Making, Miller has also been recognized as one of the “Top 20 …

James Brown's 'Get On The Good Foot' To Be Released In New 2LP Vinyl Edition By Republic/UMe
James Brown's 'Get On The Good Foot' To Be Released In New 2LP Vinyl Edition By Republic/UMe

Los Angeles, California -James Brown's 1972 album, Get On The Good Foot, will be reissued worldwide in a new 2LP vinyl edition on June 21 by Republic/UMe. The album's title track, "Get On The Good Foot," was issued as a two-part single that topped Billboard's R& …

Rajna Swaminathan
Rajna Swaminathan

Cambridge, Massachusetts -Rajna Swaminathan is an acclaimed mrudangam (South Indian percussion) artist and composer. She is a protégé of mrudangam maestro Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, and tours regularly with several renowned Indian classical musicians, most notably …

Miles Davis: 'The Complete Birth Of The Cool' Collection Marks 70th Anniversary Of Davis' First Career Triumph At Age 22
Miles Davis: 'The Complete Birth Of The Cool' Collection Marks 70th Anniversary Of Davis' First Career Triumph At Age 22

Los Angeles, California -Complete Collection Gathers Studio and Live Recordings in 2LP Vinyl and Digital Formats for Release on May 17 by Blue Note/UMe Seventy years ago, in a nondescript basement room behind a Chinese laundry in midtown M …

U.S. Postal Service Salutes ‘Prince of Soul’ Marvin Gaye
U.S. Postal Service Salutes ‘Prince of Soul’ Marvin Gaye

Washington, District of Columbia -Marvin Gaye Forever Stamp on Sale Nationwide Today On what would have been Marvin Gaye’s 80th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service today honored the music legend with the dedication of a new commemorative Forever stam …

New National Recording Registry Class Is "Superfly"
New National Recording Registry Class Is "Superfly"

Washington, District of Columbia -The classic radio western “Gunsmoke”; Ritchie Valens’ groundbreaking 1958 sensation “La Bamba”; Sam & Dave’s 1967 hit single “Soul Man”; the revolutionary 1968 Broadway musical “Hair”; and Neil Diamond’s 1969 “Sweet Caroline,” …

Breaking Sound Barriers: Indiana University Libraries to Present China’s Earliest Known Sound Recordings in Bilingual Web Project
Breaking Sound Barriers: Indiana University Libraries to Present China’s Earliest Known Sound Recordings in Bilingual Web Project

Bloomington, Indiana -The First Recordings from China Project, now underway thanks to $90,000 in funding from The Tang Research Foundation (TRF), is centered on 400 phonograph cylinders held by Indiana University Libraries’ Archives of Traditional Music. …

Fender and Grammy® Award-winner Chris Stapleton Release All-New, Artist Signature Amplifier
Fender and Grammy® Award-winner Chris Stapleton Release All-New, Artist Signature Amplifier

Hollywood, California -Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today unveiled the all-new Fender ‘62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition amplifier. Available for purchase beginning this week at local dealers and on Fender.com, this amplifier release is Fen …

Roxy Coss
Roxy Coss

New York, New York -Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator and Activist Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative Saxophonists on the scene. A recipient of an ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, Downbeat Magazine listed her as a …

University of Pittsburgh Names Nicole Mitchell, Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator, As Endowed Chair & Director of Jazz Studies
University of Pittsburgh Names Nicole Mitchell, Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator, As Endowed Chair & Director of Jazz Studies

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -The University of Pittsburgh has named Nicole M. Mitchell, an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator, as its William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, effective July 1, 2019.Mitchell also will be th …

Avery Sharpe
Avery Sharpe

Amherst, Massachusetts -Honesty. Clarity. Dignity. These are words that come to mind when you listen to the music of bassist and composer Avery Sharpe. In an age of ephemeral pop stars and flavor-of-the-month trends, Sharpe is a reminder of the lasting value of …

Our Native Daughters Explore New Touchstones in the Story of American Racism
Our Native Daughters Explore New Touchstones in the Story of American Racism

Washington, District of Columbia -Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell & Amythyst Kiah unite on 'Song of Our Native Daughters' out Feb. 22 'Songs of Our Native Daughters,' a stunning thirteen-track album based on historical notions …