Jazz, Soul & Funk
Dates : 26 June 2008 - 6 December 2008
France - various venues
Tigran Hamasyan was born in Gyumri (Armenia) in 1987. From the age of 2 he showed an extraordinary interest towards music. The tape player and piano became preferable than many other toys he had.
At the age of 3 he was singing the great deal of Led Zeppelin's, Deep Purple's, Beatles', Louis Armstrong's, and Queens' songs… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 31, 2008 at 6:06pm —
Miles Davis’ electric bands in the late ‘60s (featured on such classic albums as In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew) served as the incubator for several pioneering jazz fusion bands, including Tony Williams’ Lifetime, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra, Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter’s Weather Report and Chick Corea’s legendary Return to Forever, whose lifespan stretched from 1972 to 1977 with three different… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 28, 2008 at 5:30pm —
South Jersey/Philadelphia area artist, Sandra Turner-Barnes is a national award winning poet, author & vocalist, known across the East Coast as "The Cadillac Lady" because of her amusing poem-song by that title. In 1995, Sandra won the Ebony Magazine Literary Competition for short fiction; and, she felt truly honored to be named "Diva of Poetry" right along with Nikki Giovanni, Sonya Sanchez and Ntosake Shange in 1997 in the City of… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 28, 2008 at 5:09pm —
I took this information directly from Buddy's website - www.buddyrich.com
- What a great lineup! Can't miss this one..............
Drucker Labs and Scabeba Entertainment presents the 2008 Buddy Rich Memorial Concert.
When: October 18, 2008
Where: Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W. 34th St.
NYC, NY 10001
Special Guest: Neil Peart, John Blackwell, Terry Bozzio,… Continue
Added by Karl Sterling on July 23, 2008 at 1:58am —
19 Jul 2008 - 26 Jul 2008
One of the major jazz festivals of the world, this event attracts close to 50,000 visitors each year who come to listen to musicians play on stages in the beautiful setting of Nice's Cimiez Arenas and Gardens – a 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre. The focus is on jazz music but the festival embraces many musical genres with past performers including such legends as BB King, Bebel Gilberto and Jimmy Cliff as… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 22, 2008 at 4:32am —
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 22, 2008 at 4:12am —
Roy Ayers Vibraphonist/vocalist, composer and arranger is among the best-known, most-loved and respected jazz/R&B artists on the music-scene today. Now in his fourth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. In the '60s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B bandleader in the '70s/'80s.
If this… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 22, 2008 at 4:08am —
Last dance by the platter-pushin' papa
Daddio of the Raddio hangs up his microphone after 60 distinguished years. Saturday, July 19, 2008. By Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
laughs as he talks to Dale "Jones" Saller at the studio of WKFB 770 AM during the "Morning Memories Show."
Oldies fans had one last chance to get "Porkified," as longtime DJ Porky Chedwick would say.… Continue
Added by The Blues Orphans on July 21, 2008 at 5:00am —
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette @ Pescara Jazz 2008
15 July, 21:00 h, D'Annunzio Theater
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 15, 2008 at 7:34am —
12th Annual Gathering Set For July 17th - 20th
The 12th annual edition of the California World Fest—one of the West Coast's biggest world musical festivals—takes place on July 17th—20th, at The Grass Valley Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA
This year's World Fest boasts eight stages of music and dance from around the world. Headliners include Ozomatli, Dobet Ghanore and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Other acts include… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 15, 2008 at 7:30am —
Described as a young Jazz star on the rise, award winning saxophonist Shenole Latimer has steadily gained recognition for his playing style and engaging stage presence. Through his experiences while studying at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and his activities as both a sideman and a band leader, Shenole has had the privilege of sharing the stage with noted Jazz musicians such as Jon Faddis , Todd Coolman , Ron Affif, E.J.… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 15, 2008 at 7:24am —
The Gărâna Jazz Festival is one of the most important events of this kind in Romania, bringing every year great names from the international and national scene (e.g: Jean-Luc Ponty, Jan Garbarek Group, Dixi Krauser, Johnny Răducanu, Aura Urziceanu, Teodora Enache, Alexandrina and many others)
1997 was the first year of the festival—in the beginning the idea seemed to be a local hobby for the founders. 2001 was a turning point for the… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 11, 2008 at 7:13am —
This week The Jazz Network is featuring the very special artistry of bassist Yves Carbonne with his latest CD "Seven Waves"
Bassist/composer/arranger Yves Carbonne was born May 23, 1967 in Auch, France, and since his childhood has lived in the Bordeaux region. Though his parents were not musicians, he took piano lessons when he was 7, and soon the young Carbonne discovered a special… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 8, 2008 at 4:42am —
Andrea Campbell's Newsletter
Q.: How long have you been a practicing artist?
A.: Formally, since 1980. That year I received my diploma on Graphic Art
from the University of Applied Arts in Budapest. But I am an artist as far
back as I can remember.
Two phases of my life can never be erased from my memories. When I was
just 3 years old, in 1951, my family and I… Continue
Added by Pieronymus on July 7, 2008 at 6:02pm —
The Wigan International Jazz Festival, has for 23 years provided a stage for some of the world’s greatest big bands..
Great names such as The Count Basie Orchestra, Charles Mingus Big Band, Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau, Lester Bowie’s ‘Brass Fantasy’ and the BBC Big Band have entertained Wigan audiences and enabled the festival to establish itself as one of Europe’s foremost Big Band showcases. However, the last… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 7, 2008 at 5:12pm —
March 6, 2008, Kingston, Jamaica
Acclaimed musician and vocalist Benjy Myaz waged war at Singers Night at Christopher's Café in the Quad on Thursday March 6, as he sought to continue a musical revolution against what he sees as imbalances that continue to exist in the Jamaican music industry. Myaz dedicated Dennis Brown's classic hit Revolution to all persons in the music industry who actively resist the trend of payola, widely claimed to be plaguing the radio sector in… Continue
Added by Benjy Myaz on July 7, 2008 at 3:42pm —
May 1, 2008: Kingston, Jamaica:
Musician, performer and producer Benjy Myaz has expressed delight at what he describes as a positive trend he has noticed on the Jamaican music scene, the re-emerging tradition of live music being consistently performed in small performance spaces across Jamaica's capital city. "It has all come full circle. I remember the days of the jam-session where musicians were performing in small, informal spaces in Kingston. I am glad to see this being revived in… Continue
Added by Benjy Myaz on July 7, 2008 at 3:41pm —
Monday, June 02, 2008
An inspired Benjy rocks Red Bones
Singer, Benjy Myaz was truly awesome on Friday night at Red Bones in Kingston. The crooner had the capacity audience enthralled as he delivered a musical repast which included two 40-minute sets and, of course, a truly deserved encore.
This awesome performance begged the question, why don't we see Benjy in concert more often? It is totally mind-boggling that an artiste of this calibre is not featured on all the big… Continue
Added by Benjy Myaz on July 7, 2008 at 3:40pm —
"My love for music drives my creativity. Music is not just a job; I have a very deep love for it. I've made my sacrifices for the music to be on this level, the money is secondary. I'm about chasing creativity, not the competition." --Benjy Myaz ..
Story by Stan Evan Smith 2.17.06
As a jazz instrumentalist and bassist, Benjy Myaz has made his mark in Jamaican music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. Benjy's last record was released in 2000. The question on the lips of lovers'… Continue
Added by Benjy Myaz on July 7, 2008 at 10:30am —