Featured Website: Gary Smulyan
Baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan is critically acclaimed as one of the major voices on the baritone saxophone today. As a teenager growing up on Long Island, Gary had the opportunity to perform with Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, and Jimmy Knepper.
In 1978 he was asked to join Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd, which at that time included Joe Lovano, Marc Johnson and John Riley. He left Herman in 1980 and moved back to New York to join the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra led by Bob Brookmeyer. Mr. Smulyan has recorded and performed worldwide with Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Tom Harrell. Cedar Walton, George Coleman, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Tommy Flanagan, Chick Corea, Diana Ross, Clark Terry, Kenny Wheeler, Charles McPherson, James Moody and Slide Hampton, among others.
He has recorded 5 CDs for the CrissCross label. THE LURE OF BEAUTY, SAXOPHONE MOSAIC (voted one of the best 25 CDs of 1995 by WBGO, New York's leading FM jazz station), HOMAGE (featuring Tommy Flanagan), GARY SMULYAN WITH STRINGS (selected as one of the 10 best jazz CDs of 1997 by the Boston Globe) and most recently BLUE SUITE WITH BRASS. Gary's new release, The Real Deal, on Reservoir Records is currently available.
... read more...
Official Website: http://garysmulyan.com
Pianist Florin Raducanu - "Live Jazz Portret" released on CD and as a Free digital download
A new release from Romanian pianist Florin Raducanu renowned for his successful achievements in the field of jazz-classical fusion.
Recorded live during a concert at the "Mihail Jora" Romanian Radio Broadcasting Concert Hall in 2014 the five pieces of the album offer a convincing image of his ...
(May 21, 2015 - 18:52:10) [read more]
George Freeman-Chico Freeman new CD!
George Freeman-Chico Freeman
All In The Family
SOUTHPORT RECORDS - A NEW RELEASE
STREET DATE: JUNE 30, 2015
"All In The Family" brings together two members of Chicago's Freeman family that have never been recorded together until now: legendary guitarist George Freeman (who celebrated ...
(May 20, 2015 - 16:56:50) [read more]
Soundpainting Inventor Walter Thompson Headlines
2ND ANNUAL NYC SOUNDPAINTING FESTIVAL
Feat: Brooklyn Soundpainting Company, Strike Anywhere Ensemble,
Zaha & New York Soundpainting Orchestra
June 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2015 at The Firehouse Space, BKL
What: NYC Soundpainting Festival Feat: Walter Thompson
Where: The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
When: Performances June 11, 12, and 13 at 8:00PM, 9:00PM & 10:00PM (see full schedule below)
Cost: $12 door, $10 Advance/Student, See website for workshop rates & weekend ...
(May 20, 2015 - 14:54:09) [read more]
Sharon Hendrix, Talented Back-Up Singer for Billy Cobham, Freddie Hubbard and George Duke, Steps to Center Stage with Her Solo Debut
Los Angeles - After years of working just 20 feet from stardom Sharon "Muffy" Hendrix is stepping into the spotlight. Throughout her successful career Sharon has been singing backup on recording sessions and performing on stages across the world with top names including Billy Cobham, Freddie ...
(May 20, 2015 - 14:16:05) [read more]
New Bob Mintzer Big Band CD, "Get Up!," Due from MCG Jazz June 23
Since 1983, tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger Bob Mintzer has been delving into the big band format and its myriad stylistic possibilities, collecting five Grammy nominations and one Grammy win in the process. His newest recording, Get Up!, which is his 20th big band album to date, will be ...
(May 20, 2015 - 13:53:33) [read more]
June 11 and 14: Lukas Ligeti's 50th birthday concerts presented by ACFNY
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) presents two concerts celebrating the 50th birthday of composer-percussionist Lukas Ligeti. The programs feature a retrospective of Ligeti's compositions.
The concert on June 11 at 7:30pm at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (11 East 52nd ...
(May 20, 2015 - 13:51:11) [read more]