Featured Website: Ben Allison
Ben Allison is a visionary composer, adventurous improviser, and strong organizational force on the New York City jazz scene, [and] has emerged "as a rising star over the past decade" (JazzTimes). With his groups Peace Pipe, Ben Allison Quartet, Medicine Wheel, the Kush Trio, and the Herbie Nichols Project (which he co-leads with pianist Frank Kimbrough) Ben has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Brazil winning fans and building new audiences with an adventurous yet accessible sound and a flair for the unexpected.
Called one of today's best young jazz musicians by the Boston Globe, Ben has released seven albums of original music ' Cowboy Justice (2006), Buzz (2004), Peace Pipe (2002), Riding the Nuclear Tiger (2001), Third Eye (1999), and Medicine Wheel (1998) on Palmetto Records, and his 1996 debut Seven Arrows on the Koch Jazz label ' all of which showcase Ben's forward-thinking vision as a producer, composer, arranger, and bassist, and his hands-on approach to his craft.
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Official Website: http://www.benallison.com
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Go Cheek to Cheek
Lady Gaga is a bonafide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop.
Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called “Cheek to Cheek,” to be released this fall.
“You know, it’s funny, but jazz comes a little more ...
(July 30, 2014 - 17:21:32) [read more]
JACK DEJOHNETTE TRIO with Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock (NY)
Presented by JAZZSTOCK, this special concert is a fundraiser for Family of Woodstock
Saturday, AUGUST 16 (2014)
Sets at 8:00 and 9:30 pm
JACK DEJOHNETTE (drums & keyboard)
RAVI COLTRANE (saxophones)
MATTHEW GARRISON (electric bass & electronics)
WOODSTOCK, NY: The JACK DEJOHNETTE TRIO ...
(July 30, 2014 - 15:29:50) [read more]
ABBEY LINCOLN's birthday is celebrated in NYC on AUGUST 6 at La Maison d'Art with TERI ROIGER and her TRIO
ABBEY LINCOLN'S extraordinarily wonderful music & lyrics will be celebrated in New York City on what would be her 84th birthday!
Wednesday, AUGUST 6 (7:00 ‘til 9:00 pm)
TERI ROIGER (voice), JAMES WEIDMAN (piano), JOHN MENEGON (bass), STEVE WILLIAMS (drums)
This tribute concert & ...
(July 30, 2014 - 15:25:36) [read more]
Please Dig Giacomo Gates Miles Tones CD/2013
by Marc Meyers
CD discoveries of the week. Giacomo Gates is hands down my favorite male vocalist on the scene today. His last album'The Revolution Will Be Jazz: The Songs Of Gil Scott-Heron'knocked me out. Now, he's back singing all Miles Davis on Miles Tones: Giacomo ...
(July 30, 2014 - 14:52:14) [read more]
NEW RELEASE DATE 9/23: Mayimba Music To Release Laura Dreyer's Vida. Arte. Amor. - A Brazilian Journey
AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Laura Dreyer, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has established herself as a vital member of the New York jazz scene. Always drawn to Brazilian music, the composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist created a fusion, incorporating elements ...
(July 30, 2014 - 12:29:30) [read more]
Jazz Arts Group announces 2014-15 Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Inside Track season
Columbus, OH – The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is pleased to announce its 2014-15 season of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) and Inside Track small-ensemble series. Under the direction of world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, now in ...
(July 30, 2014 - 10:59:08) [read more]