Featured Website: George Cables
When George Cables was going to school in New York City he used to walk the streets at night, taking in the cosmopolitan sights and sounds, mentally recording his encounters with "so many different kinds of people." In his musical career as well, Cables has prowled sidestreets and main thoroughfares in relative anonymity, absorbing countless influences into his personal style.
Born in New York City on November 14, 1944, Cables was classically trained as a youth and when he started at the "Fame" worthy High School of Performing Arts, he admittedly "didn't know anything about jazz." But he was soon smitten with the potential for freedom of expression he heard in jazz.
The young Cables was impressed by such keyboardists as Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. But, he points out, "I never really listened to pianists when I was coming up. I would probably say I've been more influenced by Miles or Trane and their whole bands rather than by any single pianist. The concept of the music is more important than listening to somebody's chops, somebody's technique, The Way Miles' band held together, it was just like magic. You were transported to another world."
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Official Website: http://georgecables.com
European folk and World music flavor debut album from Rija
Technically, the music of Rija is Finnish-Austrian considering that its lead vocalist/songwriter, Aija-Riitta Holopainen, hails from Finland while her collaborator, composer/guitarist Harald Peterstorfer, is from Austria, the reason the overall sound of this group’s full-length Silent Heart ...
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USDAN CENTER FREE 1/25 OPEN HOUSE; FULL JAZZ PROGRAM, $100 "EARLY BIRD" DISCOUNT
(PHOTO: Usdan alumna Jane Monheit performing at the Center). Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp whose guest performers and master class teachers have included Jimmy Heath, Arturo O'Farrill, Jane Monheit, Dr. Billy ...
(Dec 20, 2014 - 11:49:56) [read more]
"3 For Trane"
VTY Jazz Productions...
Creating the best Jazz experience on Earth..
Another Sunday Serenade
3 For Trane
Live from the Haven
Vincent Herring- Alto Saxophone
Bruce Williams- Alto Saxophone
Eric Alexander- ...
(Dec 20, 2014 - 11:45:31) [read more]
Live Jazz With The Nate Lucas All Stars Featuring Jeff Redd
A pre-Christmas dinner with live jazz and R&B music with The Nate Lucas All Stars featuring Jeff Redd at the new Madiba Harlem Restaurant. No cover charge. 46 West 116th Street between Malcolm X Blvd and 5th Avenue, Harlem, NY. Showtime from 7:00-10:00 pm. Nate Lucas was born and raised in Harlem ...
(Dec 20, 2014 - 09:39:15) [read more]
Bettye LaVette returns to Cafe Carlyle, January 27 - February 7
Café Carlyle is pleased to welcome back iconic R&B songstress Bettye LaVette for a two-week engagement, January 27–February 7, where she will showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career, as well as the world premiere of selections from her ...
(Dec 19, 2014 - 13:33:01) [read more]
George Wein Honored with The Recording Academy® Trustees Award
Festival Impresario George Wein Honored with
The Recording Academy® Trustees Award
Wein Joins 2015 Recipients Richard Perry and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
NEW YORK, NY December 18, 2014 – GEORGE WEIN, world-renowned founder/producer of the Newport Jazz Festival®, Newport Folk Festival®, ...
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