By Bob Karlovits
Thursday, August 14, 2008
For Mike Tomaro and Marty Ashby, paying tribute to the jazz legacies of Stanley and Tommy Turrentine is as natural as having a picnic in the summer.
It seems only appropriate they are doing it at a free, late afternoon concert in Highland Park.
"Stanley was a huge influence on me," says saxophonist Tomaro, who also is an arranger and head of jazz studies at Duquesne University. "Matter of fact,… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 16, 2008 at 7:30am —
This year the theme of DJF is 'A Love Supreme: The Philly/Detroit Summit' celebrating two great music cities
The 29th annual Detroit International Jazz Festival will be celebrating the City of Brotherly Love throughout the Labor Day weekend, with Philadelphia-born bassist Christian McBride as the festival's artist-in-residence, a gaggle of artists from both cities, and several special projects. The largest free jazz festival in North… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on August 16, 2008 at 6:45am —
The line up includes Apocalyptica, Harry Tavitian, dEUS and Jean-Luc Ponty.
Apocalyptica, Deus and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty head the bill of the Stufstock Festival that started on Thursday in Vama Veche and which is set to end on Saturday night. 11 foreign bands and 15 Romanian bands will take part in the three-day festival. A total number of 17 bands will perform on the main stage located in Marina Park. Likewise, 9 young bands will… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on August 16, 2008 at 6:25am —
by Peter Weddle
In tough economic times, it may seem out of place to talk about pursuing one's dreams. For many of us, such an endeavor is far too lofty and maybe even dangerously naive when just finding a job is the order of the day. Having been out of work myself from time-to-time, I am very respectful of this view. I've also learned, however, that it is absolutely wrong. The time to get it right - the time to acknowledge and act on your… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 14, 2008 at 4:00pm —
After been closed for a couple of weeks, Gullifty's reopened last night. Of course, the reason I mention this is that OPEK is playing there Friday night, and I want to convince as many people as possible to attend. So do come by and celebrate with us, won't you?
Added by Ben Opie on August 14, 2008 at 1:03pm —
De las Altas Cumbres
El Crepúsculo de las Altas Cumbres
Observando a la Pachamama
Altas Cumbres… Continue
Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on August 13, 2008 at 11:22pm —
Join Diva JC with Suzanne Brooks, Renaissance Woman on
If you miss the show, tune in for the archives.
Wednesday 6 - 8 p.m. EST
Added by WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. on August 13, 2008 at 10:24pm —
Join Diva JC, host of MUSICWOMAN TALK RADIO on Wednesday at 6-8 p.m. EST, interviewing women who compose and perform their own music and women who produce events. Go to: www.blogtalkradio.com/musicwoman and register to CHAT.
Tags: career, composer, composition, divajc, instrument, instrumental, internet, music, musician, online
Added by Diva JC on August 12, 2008 at 10:20pm —
August 10, 2008
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 8:56 p.m. ET
With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie ''Shaft'' not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but also the defining work of Hayes' career.
Yet the ''Theme from Shaft,'' which would earn both Grammys and an Oscar, was just a snippet of the… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 11, 2008 at 3:33am —
Oni Lasana "desired poet of the people" was born and raised in North Philadelphia during the height of the Civil Rights era in America. She was deeply affected and involved in the Black Consciousness Movement. An avid traveler, she pursued a life course to bring positive awareness of African American and Caribbean culture to communities worldwide. She spent a successful career in the music industry as a publisher and promoter of Black music in… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on August 9, 2008 at 4:22am —
The stage of Bucharest Masters of Jazz will also host Dianne Reeves, Five Peace Band – Chick Corea and John McLaughlin.
The Bucharest Masters of Jazz Festival, due to take place in Bucharest during October 23 – November 5, will be opened by an extraordinary concert performed by the great Al Jarreau, Media Services Events announces.
The unique vocal style of Al Jarreau and his innovations in the field of music turned him into one of the… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on August 9, 2008 at 4:20am —
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 —
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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
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