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 —
THE FABULOUS TOM MCKINLEY WILL BE HOME FOR A VISIT IN JULY. WOULD BE NICE IF HE HAD A
VENUE SO PEOPLE COULD HEAR HIS AMAZING VIRTUOUSITY........ THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NOT
FAMILIAR - YOU NEED TO GET FAMILIAR!!!!!! CURRENTLY ONE OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICAL
COMPOSERS OF GREAT MERIT BUT SWINGS HIS ASS OFF IN JAZZ. WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE
HIGH SCHOOL. CHECK HIM OUT ON THE INTERNET.CLASSICAL WRITING NAME: WILLIAM THOMAS
MCKINLEY. LAST TIME HE PLAYED FOR THE JAZZ SOCIETY, HE… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 30, 2008 at 6:00am —
Monday, June 23 - beginning at 7pm
88 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014
On Monday, June 23 there will be a "A Celebration of Life for Ronnie Mathews" for the great jazz pianist Ronnie Mathews at Sweet Rhythm Jazz Club in NYC at 88 7th Avenue South. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. and jazz music will be played throughout the night until the last musician is finished celebrating his legacy. .
Ronnie Mathews is suffering in the last stages… Continue
Added by Karl Sterling on June 23, 2008 at 12:43am —
My Sonicbids Calendar
Jun 26, 2008 Thursday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC
Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11
Jun 27, 2008 Friday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC
Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11
Jun 28, 2008 Saturday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC
Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11
Jun 29, 2008 Sunday TBA… Continue
Added by Geoff Lapp Trio on June 21, 2008 at 1:00am —
I just got word from my friend, Rob Hunt, that Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY is still looking for a Summer Festival Jazz Director. This could be an opportunity to make some money and have some fun for two weeks this summer. Summer Festival director Dr. Diane Paige
will be reviewing applications for this position, and can describe the gig.
Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Her phone is: 607-431-4585
Here are the basics:
Added by Karl Sterling on June 13, 2008 at 5:51pm —
Dwight White Rest in Peace
Tiny by maryrose on Jun 6, 2008 3:24 PM EDT
Dwight White, a famed member of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain, became the second member of the Curtain to pass away this year (Ernie Holmes). White died after complications of back surgery that he underwent a week ago. He was only 59-years old.
I am proud that White signed my Helmet. He was underrated in my opinion. He earned two Pro Bowls and four career Super Bowl Rings. He is a member of the… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 11, 2008 at 4:00am —
Unless otherwise noted, Lunchtime shows are at 12 pm. Happy Hour shows are at 5:30 pm. Opening Acts go on at 6:30 with Headliners at 7:30. Late Night concerts begin after Main Stage performances are over, usually around 9:30 pm. Lunchtime, opening acts and headliners all take place on the Main Stage at Stanwix Triangle. Happy Hour and Late Night shows are in Market Square. All performances are free and open to the public.
Friday, June 6
Blindsider Main Stage Lunchtime Show (12… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 10, 2008 at 9:41pm —
Recap from trip to Brazil
On my last communication with you I was very short on telling about my time spent in Brazil. Although I don’t intend to share a diary, I would love to share some of the good times I spent there and maybe even introduce you to some of the great people I got to spend a little time with. (more details on my blog at myspace.com./keniabrazil)
First and foremost, I went to visit and…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 30, 2008 at 7:25pm —
Am I stooping too low in posting a blog about this? I had two gigs fall through (June 13th and June 14th). If anyone needs a drummer for either of those dates, I'm available!
Added by Karl Sterling on May 29, 2008 at 4:47am —
Hi music fans.
Vote for the
Geoff Lapp Trio
and send them to the JVC JAZZ FEST!
I want to mention that we posted a few songs
on a new music site where songs are judged by YOU… Continue
Added by Geoff Lapp Trio on May 28, 2008 at 10:24pm —
Thanks for stopping by my page here on the Pittsburgh Jazz Network! Hear me as a young pup playing on the streets of Pittsburgh, on "TheVault"- amazing audio cuts from my private stash. Enjoy!
Also check out the VideoCast Pilot Episode of "J's Corner" on the very hip Vimeo.
"TheVault" will get juicier for I will be sharing some uncut greasy bop from legends!!!! Yes, from the heaviest of hitters! So stop back and please take a minute… Continue
Added by Janelle Burdell on May 27, 2008 at 11:00pm —