Featured Website: Bennie Wallace
Bennie Wallace began playing jazz in 1959 in a school band under the direction of jazz drummer Chet Hedgecoth. Hedgecoth took the students to hear good jazz bands in the area and once even drove them a hundred miles to hear the Count Basie band. Through Chet, Wallace also discovered the Amvets club, a local black after-hours jazz venue. It was there that he had his first opportunity to sit in and play in a real jazz club. In the summer of 1965, the owner of the Amvets, Seth Crenshaw, gave Wallace his first regular job as a band leader. Before he left the South, Wallace had played in most of the after hours clubs in East Tennessee.
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Official Website: http://www.benniewallace.com/
ICON: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF B.B. KING
The GRAMMY Foundation® and GRAMMY Museum® are partnering on Sept. 1, 2016 to celebrate the life and legacy of B.B. King, 15-time GRAMMY®-winning rhythm & blues singer. Titled Icon: The Life And Legacy of B.B. King, the live tribute will include performances by multi-GRAMMY winners Keb' ...
(July 26, 2016 - 17:40:08) [read more]
NICOLA BENEDETTI AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC PERFORM WEST COAST PREMIERE OF WYNTON MARSALIS' VIOLIN CONCERTO, LED BY CRISTIAN MĂCELARU AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents an evening featuring the West Coast premiere of Wynton Marsalis' first Violin Concerto performed by Nicola Benedetti and conducted by Cristian Măcelaru. The performance also includes two works by Copland An Outdoor Overture and Symphony No. 3. The evening ...
(July 26, 2016 - 15:46:01) [read more]
New Releases From Hot Tone Music!
Click the link for the exciting news about the new release's from Mimi Jones and Luis Perdomo on Hot Tone Music!
(July 26, 2016 - 00:38:31) [read more]
For Immediate Release
Vocalist Diane Witherspoon Release's New CD "Live"!
Jazzweek radio add date is 8/15/16!
"This CD Is A Precious Document Of A Brilliant Career Spanning 4 Decades" Andrew Gilbert-San Francisco Chronicle/San Jose Mercury New!
Las Vegas, Nevada, July 25th, 2016 - Las Vegas based vocalist Diane Witherspoon has released a dazzling new 12 song CD "Live" recorded at the California Jazz ...
(July 25, 2016 - 20:20:57) [read more]
Free Jazz at the Fort Concert at Roxbury's Highland Park, August 7
BOSTON, July 19, 20016 -- Bill Banfield's Imagine Orchestra, a 13-piece chamber jazz ensemble with an eclectic approach to composing and performing music that is both fully orchestrated and improvised, will headline the annual Jazz at the Fort concert in Roxbury's Highland Park. Banfield, ...
(July 25, 2016 - 12:57:47) [read more]
REEDS & DEEDS PLAYS THE MUSIC OF RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK
New band dedicated to Rahsaan Roland Kirk, features musicians from Willem Breuker Kollektief and ICompani (Photo by Helen Arenz).
A sextet of musicians from Holland and the USA, with roots in postbop, avantgarde´, and orchestral jazz, have joined forces to form a truly stellar ensemble to play ...
(July 24, 2016 - 17:37:18) [read more]