Featured Website: Gene Ess
Award winning guitarist, Gene Ess, draws upon a diverse background to form his unique style. Studying classical piano, Ess's early years were filled with sounds of Beethoven and Chopin. Growing up on a US Air Force Base, Ess was simultaneously receiving a mix of influences: he was exposed to the indigenous music of Okinawa and - to the pop and jazz music coming out of the clubs for the American soldiers. All this amounted for an early obsession with music.
Considered a child prodigy by fellow musicians and instructors, Ess performed in clubs and festivals all around Okinawa at the early age of 14. After graduating high school, not satisfied, Ess left for George Mason University. There, Ess pursued classical music studies with Larry Snitzler, a prominent concert guitarist who was once Andres Segovia's disciple and orchestral composition under Dr. Glenn Smith.
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Official Website: http://www.jazzgenemusic.com
Freddy Cole - Dec. 26-28 - The Jazz Standard - NYC
New CD: "SINGING THE BLUES"
#2 on the Jazz Week Chart For Weeks
The great Freddy Cole and his new CD, Singing The Blues (High Note) are red-hot and in the running for a Grammy® nomination. The CD hit #2 on Jazz Week. Freddy makes his New York City appearance this December 26-28 at the Jazz ...
(Nov 21, 2014 - 19:33:20) [read more]
Granddaughter of Legendary Dionne Warwick, Cheyenne Elliott to Release Narada Michael Walden Produced Singles and an EP in 2015
New York, NY – A brand new star has appeared on the US music scene; her name is Cheyenne Elliott. Cheyenne is the granddaughter of iconic singer Dionne Warwick, and a cousin of the late superstar Whitney Houston. In early 2014, producer Narada Michael Walden discovered her exemplary vocal talent ...
(Nov 21, 2014 - 17:20:42) [read more]
SFJAZZ Monday Night Band Free Concert!
Join Adam Theis and the Monday Night Band for an exciting night of big band music featuring fresh arrangements from Bay Area musicians and the band members themselves. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great jazz with your friends and family in the world-class Miner Auditorium.
Visit our ...
(Nov 20, 2014 - 21:23:55) [read more]
Present Joys: Dave Douglas and Uri Caine at SubCulture
Longtime collaborators Dave Douglas and Uri Caine present their first duo album, Present Joys, at SubCulture on December 16th at 7:30pm and 10:00pm.
The album is a special collection of songs, hymns and improvisations inspired by the sacred harp and the shape note tradition - perfect for ...
(Nov 20, 2014 - 16:19:17) [read more]
Cirque Du Soleil Prepares To Release Jazz/Swing-Influenced "Kurios-Cabinet of Curiosities" Soundtrack
Cirque du Soleil has just announced a December 9, 2014 release date for KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities, the soundtrack to their latest Big Top show, which represents a thrilling new sound for the company. In line with the show's theme of time travel, the music of KURIOS-Cabinet Of Curiosities ...
(Nov 20, 2014 - 15:17:11) [read more]
Newport Festivals Foundation Exceeds Goal for Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™ Exceeds Goal
for Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Artistic Reserve Grant
NEWPORT, RI, November 18, 2014 – Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™ (NFF) has exceeded its goal to raise $750, 000 towards a three-to-one match to create a $1, 000, 000 artistic ...
(Nov 19, 2014 - 15:23:58) [read more]