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Wednesday | All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Peter Hand Big Band New Release, "Out of Hand" on Savant Records, September 23

Album Features Stellar Jazz Artists Including Don Braden, Ralph Lalama, Valery Ponomarev, Eddie Allen, Vincent Gardner, James Weidman, Harvie S, and Special Guest Houston Person NEW YORK, NY- Out Of Hand , an ambitious new big band recording from guitarist, composer and arranger Peter Hand on Savant Records, his second for the label, will be ... (more)


Related Topix: Jazz, Houston Person

Wednesday | MLive.com

Renowned violinist Regina Carter Comes Home for Detroit Jazz Fest

Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter may not have lived in Detroit since 1991, but whenever she comes home, she says it feels like a family reunion and she can feel the love.


Related Topix: Regina Carter, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Detroit, MI, Entertainment

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Alabama Live

Dauphin Island to follow SeaGrass concert with free sunset jazz show Sunday

Trombonist Chad Fisher says his Chad Fisher Group takes an eclectic and sometimes rootsy approach to jazz.


Related Topix: Dauphin Island, AL, Jazz, Birmingham, AL, Entertainment

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Saxophonist Joshua Redman on the issues that face jazz musicians

The Joshua Redman Quartet includes the leader on tenor saxophone and in back, from left, Greg Hutchinson on drums, Aaron Goldberg on piano and Reuben Rogers on bass.


Related Topix: Jazz, Joshua Redman, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Wayne State University, Thelonious Monk

Wed Aug 20, 2014

All About Jazz

Bill Warfield Big Band: Trumpet Story

On Trumpet Story, Warfield's big-band homage to trumpeters and other musicians who have influenced him through the years, six-time Grammy Award winner Brecker solos on eight of ten numbers, several of which were written by Warfield with him in mind.


Related Topix: Jazz

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Greeley Tribune

Tributes for August 17

Christina "Tina" Anderson, 62 of Cheyenne, formerly of Greeley, passed away at her home on June 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Greeley, CO, Jazz, Evans, CO

Sat Aug 16, 2014

All About Jazz

Kenny Lavender: Conscious Journey Part 1 and 2

Texas-born, New York-based trumpeter Kenny Lavender is as versatile as can be. He's put his horn to good use on Broadway, playing lead trumpet on Bullets Over Broadway and working in the pit orchestras of other hit shows like The Drowsy Chaperone and West Side Story ; he's backed up old pros like Frankie Valli, The Temptations, and Johnny Mathis; ... (more)


Related Topix: Jazz, The Orchestra, Big-Band

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WBEZ-FM Chicago

Bringing live music back to the South Side

They're checking out a new club called The Promontory, an industrial space with a concrete floor and exposed beams.


Related Topix: Jazz

Thu Aug 14, 2014

San Juan College, Farmington, NM

Call for Area Musicians.

All area musicians are invited to play with the San Juan College music department in any of its ensembles that are offered during evening hours.


Related Topix: The Orchestra, Big-Band, Jazz

Grand Island Pennysaver

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014 inductees

The president of VH1, a legendary punk rocker, a guitar-picking rock critic and a bevy of horn players will be among the Class of 2014 inductees entering the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.


Related Topix: VH1, Television, Media, Smith, Action TV, Entertainment, Jazz, Buffalo, NY, University of Miami

Observer & Eccentric

Keep the music coming: Support Jazz Festival

The event took place on the college's main campus lawn and VisTaTech Center in Livonia.


Related Topix: Schoolcraft, MI, Livonia, MI, Jazz


Jazz festivals in Montclair and Morristown on Saturday

Two lively towns, two festivals and one common theme: live music. At the Montclair Jazz Festival, produced by community-arts organization Jazz House Kids, the day's events will be led by award-winning actor S. Epatha Merkerson, while just a short drive away, a roster of artists are scheduled to perform "on the Green" at the Morristown Jazz & Blues ... (more)


Related Topix: Morristown, NJ, Montclair, NJ, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jazz & Blues, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Binghamton welcomes band from French sister city

Binghamton welcomes band from French sister city Binghamton Mayor Richard David hosts welcome for ambassadors Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1osTwbe Mayor Richard David speaks with Romain Girault of La Teste-de-Buch, France, on Tuesday after giving him a pin to commemorate his visit to Binghamton.


Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, France, World News, Jazz, Vestal, NY

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Daily Herald

The Wheaton Municipal Band Season Finale features Big Band Jazz

In the last concert of the 2014 Wheaton Municipal Band concerts, Doug Beach returns with a big band for the beloved Jazz Band Concert on Thursday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Park in downtown Wheaton.


Related Topix: Jazz


Belgrade Theatre to Premiere Propaganda Swing in September

The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry will present the UK premiere of Peter Arno tt's gripping musical drama Propaganda Swing, playing on the Belgrade Main Stage for two weeks this September.


Related Topix: Jazz, The Orchestra, Big-Band

The Age

Monash University Big Band and Orchestra

Combining the institution's two major instrumental ensembles, Monash University's Academy of Performing Arts collated a sensible quartet of works for Sunday afternoon's concert.


Related Topix: The Orchestra, Big-Band, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Adams

Sat Aug 09, 2014


Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival huge hit, boon for downtown amid...

The lilting sounds of big band music, jazz and merengue drifted over the downtown on Saturday, drawing about 1,000 people to Court Square during what emerged as a banner weekend for the city.


Related Topix: Jazz, Springfield, MA

Wed Aug 06, 2014


Around town: August 6, 2014

The Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6500 Tabor Ave., will host a concert by The John Clark Little Big Band on Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. The concert, which will take place in PPH's social hall, will feature swinging jazz sounds and big band songs.


Related Topix: Little Big Band, Jazz, Big-Band, Home Gardening, Home, Painting, Arts, Comedy Movies, The Women, Drama Movies, Philadelphia, PA

Northern Territory News

Festival of jazz worth trumpeting about

Bruce Cartwright, Brian Manning and Phil Giffard jam in the Gardens ahead of the first Darwin Jazz Festival.


Related Topix: James Morrison, Jazz

Tue Aug 05, 2014

All About Jazz

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn

If leadership is best imparted by example, Kadleck shouldn't have a care in the world, as his discography includes more than eighty albums from pop to blues to jazz and various genres in between.


Related Topix: Jazz