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  1. Bristol International Jazz Festival taking place next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 27 | This Is Bristol

    Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival is back from March 18th to March 20th 2016 with a stellar line-up featuring James Brown's former right-hand man, Maceo Parker , Grammy nominated songstress Melody Gardot and UK jazz legend Courtney Pine . Now in its fourth year, the festival is expected to attract around 14,000 people to over 50 free and ticketed events next March.


  2. 'A Mighty Love; A Tribute to Sam McClain' concert to help give veterans homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | Examiner.com

    'Homeless GoPro', a project started by Kevin Adler, outfits homeless volunteers with donated GoPro cameras, which they use to capture the world as they see it. In this segment, we get a firsthand perspective of homeless life from a man living in San... Celebrate the life of a renowned Jazz and Blues singer while contributing to a good cause with ' A Mighty Love: A Tribute to Sam McClain ' at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts on Saturday, November 28 at 7 p.m. From singing in a Louisiana gospel choir as a young child to his last compilation album with Ramy Essam , 'Songs from a Stolen Spring' a year before his death, music played an everlasting role in Grammy award-winning Jazz and Blues singer Sam McClain's life.


  3. From the Desk of John Dimitriou - Thoughts on the Sale of KPLU to KUOWRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 24 | Northwest Music Scene

    As many of you may have heard, our treasured KPLU broadcasting license has recently been sold to KUOW and all that remains to finalize the sale is the approval of the FCC, which seems to be a formality. We have had a very strong partnership with KPLU since it started broadcasting Jazz in 1983 and have enjoyed working with all the wonderful people who were, and are, so dedicated to presenting this music.


  4. Music is packing out pubsRead the original story

    Monday Nov 23 | Henley Standard

    THE Brakspear Jazz and Blues Festival has been hitting the right note in and around Henley - with all 10 pubs that hosted gigs over the weekend reporting busy, lively bars filled with customers enjoying the music. Now in its third year, the festival started on Friday night with performances in five local pubs and continues until Sunday.


  5. Roger that! Winslet p re is still rocking out at 76Read the original story

    Monday Nov 23 | Henley Standard

    HIS middle daughter is currently lighting up cinema screens worldwide as one of the stars of the new Steve Jobs biopic, but for Roger Winslet this weekend is all about the music. The 76-year-old self-declared punk is appearing at the Golden Ball in Lower Assendon tonight as part of the ever-popular Brakspear Jazz and Blues Festival.


  6. Theya ve still got the blues for you...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Henley Standard

    IT'S been a slow train coming, as an obscure folk singer once sang - but at last the locomotive is pulling into the station... For music fans the wait is over as the Brakspear Jazz and Blues Festival returns tonight . First to take to the stage at 8pm are the Rebecca Poole Trio at the Five Horseshoes in Maidensgrove.


  7. Vancouver-raised singer Andrea Superstein redefines jazz with sophomore albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 15 | Canada.com

    ... album (One Night), it's more straight ahead." Born in Montreal, raised in Vancouver and promoted by the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, Superstein has jazz credentials but was eager to try something different with her second album. But what? As she ...


  8. Explaining Grownup Music to Kids: Post-WWII Jazz & BluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | Houston Press

    Adam P. Newton recently became a father for the first time, so he has decided to explain the entirety of post-WWII Western pop music to his new daughter, "Fig"...one genre at a time.


  9. China Moses enchants DhakaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 8 | The Daily Star

    The first edition of the Jazz & Blues Fest Dhaka 2015 concluded a little past midnight at the Army Museum on Sunday, with jazz diva China Moses bringing a fitting curtain call to the capital's first encounter with the two earliest forms of World Music. Blues Communications, with support from its sponsors, made sure their brave initiative was a big success, potentially paving way for its return.


  10. Groovin' to the BluesRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 7 | The Daily Star

    The second day of the Jazz & Blues Fest Dhaka continued to draw crowds, and put some Bangladeshi talent to the fore along with a captivating set by Louis Banks, the 'godfather of Indian jazz'. Before and after him, a Bangladeshi-French cellist duo, a formidable all-Bangladeshi blues group and a Californian blues-rock act took stage, as did Arnob and his band, in a surprise cameo appearance.


  11. To a new dimension of musicRead the original story

    Friday Nov 6 | The Daily Star

    "Jazz is not just a sound or a specific set of techniques; jazz is a mindset," Vasundhara Vidalur, the new sensation of Indian Jazz, summed up the genre of music in a single sentence last night, as an eager Dhaka audience ventured into relatively uncharted territories of jazz and blues music, and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Curtains rose on the first Jazz & Blues Festival Dhaka 2015 on Thursday night at the Army Museum field, with Dr. Gowher Rizvi, foreign affairs advisor to the prime minister as chief guest.


  12. Jazz & Blues Fest begins todayRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 4 | The Daily Star

    The Jazz & Blues Festival Dhaka 2015, organised by Blues Communications, begins today at the Army Museum ground in the capital, bringing together musicians from around the world to perform one of the oldest genres of world music. The opening night will see the biggest name of the festival, legendary guitarist John McLaughlin perform at the Dhaka stage with his band 4th Dimension, preceded by Vasundhara Vidalur , Shai Maestro Trio and the Imran Ahmed Quintet .


  13. Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival l PHOTOSRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 2 | Border Mail

    Go @jamesmorrisonacademy The James Morrison Superband takes the stage, featuring JMA faculty members David Jones, Phil Stack, James Muller, Mat Jodrell and Jeff Clayton @jazzytraveller Always a fun time when these two are in town! So glad y'all made it up for the night @louisa_rankin Sam Anning absolutely tearing it up in the National Jazz Award final! A stellar performance and very deserving of the win! @pizziniwines Rain hasn't dulled the atmosphere at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues. Here in the King George Gardens we are loving the tunes.


  14. John McLaughlin to headline Dhaka Jazz & Blues FestRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2015 | The Daily Star

    ... following in Bangladesh, and fans are already excited about the three-day event next month. The three-day Jazz & Blues Festival Dhaka 2015 will be held at the Army Museum grounds from November 5-7, and will be headlined by stalwart British ...


  15. Things To Do In London: Thursday 22 October 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | Londonist

    Always be in the know about what's going on in London by signing up to our free email newsletters . SOME THINGS RICH AND STRANGE: As part of the Cultural Capital Exchange's Inside Out Festival, Queen Mary University of London invites you to explore rare and lesser-known 20th century masterworks of passionate intensity , and to delve deeper into the world of composition and performance.


  16. Wangaratta jazz tickets selling fastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Border Mail

    Less than 500 local passes are available to the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, with organisers pleased with sales. Less than 500 local passes are available to the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, with organisers pleased with sales so far.


  17. Happy 2015 Birthday To A Grandfather of Jazz and Blues, the Legendary Jelly Roll MortonRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2015 | Aquarius Papers

    Besides the legendary Fayard Nicholas, today is also the birthday of the great Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, composer and performer of some of the greatest "hot jazz" and blues ever to have hit the streets! A brief bio: Ferdinand LeMatt, aka Jelly Roll Morton was one of the original creators of what became American Jazz. From Wikipedia, "Morton is perhaps most notable as jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential spirit and characteristics when notated.


  18. Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide is Australian...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | PRWeb

    The Jazz Network Worldwide platform is proud to introduce Dan Papirany to the jazz community and beyond. He is an adventurous jazz pianist and composer, who understands and follows the eloquent philosophy of playing melodic phrases and rich harmonies, which is displayed on his new CD "2015."


  19. Things To Do In London: Monday 19 October 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2015 | Londonist

    Always be in the know about what's going on in London by signing up to our free email newsletters . INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL: A huge number of events will take place on both university campuses and leading London venues throughout the week.


  20. Calstock bring the blues at fourth jazz festival 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | Cornish Guardian

    There's much excitement throughout the South West as Calstock launches its fourth Jazz and Blues festival in this beautiful village situated on the Cornish bank of the River Tamar The event runs from Thursday, October 22 until Sunday, October 25 with headline act The Printmakers featuring vocal icon Norma Winstone, who has just been honored as one of the most influential jazz performers ever in the BBC Radio 3/JazzFM awards.