JWQ Showcase 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

JazzWorldQuest-Colorful Jazz Genres T-shirt

Mens Colorful Jazz Genres T-shirt 2XL Black 

Solid colors: 100% Cotton; Heather Grey: 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester; All Other Heathers: 65% Cotton, 35% Polyester
Machine wash cold with like colors, dry low heat
A cool modern design honoring the creativity of jazz and featuring various jazz genres
Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

USA: SOUP & SOUND: Sunday June 25 - Wimberly, Harding, Liebowitz/Lane/Drury


7:30 doors open, soup is on (get it while it lasts)

8:00 music starts
292 Lefferts Ave. (b/n Nostrand & Rogers), Brooklyn

2/5 to Sterling St. B/Q to Prospect Park

BYOB (feel free to bring food or drink to share)

$20 suggested donation

Info 917.828.4951
MICHAEL WIMBERLY hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has recorded, performed, and toured with Charles Gayle, Jean Paul Bourelly, Steve Coleman, Paul Winter Consort, Parliament Funkadelic, the Boys Choir of Harlem, Daniel Schnyder, Borah Bergman, John Blum, Berlin’s Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Vienna's Tonkunstler Symphony Orchestra, Yakima Chamber Orchestra, Vernon Reid, David Murray, Kidd Jordan, Roy Campbell, Cooper-Moore, Sabir Mateen, Henry Rollins, Blondie, Mickey Hart, Teramasa Hino, Onaaje Alan Gumbs, Oluyemi & Ijeoma Thomas. Michael has composed music for dance companies Urban Bush Women, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Philadanco, Forces of Nature, Ailey II, Purelements, Complexions, Ballet Noir, and the National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique. Michael is currently a professor of music at Bennington College, VT.

PAUL HARDING Published works: Hot Mustard & Lay Me Down (En Theos Press, 2003); Excerpts of Lamentation & Evidence of Starlite (Aurius Unlimited, 1993). Selected verse in Black Renaissance Noire (NYU), Transition 112 (DuBois Inst/Harvard), Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Konch, Coon Bidness, Berkeley Poetry Review, and various anthologies. Unpublished manuscripts in both the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, and the Derek Walcott Collection at the Alma Jordan Library, University of West Indies. Awarded Philip Whalen Memorial Grant for poetry and Edith K. Draham Scholarship for fiction. ‘Spoken Music’ performed with legendary Charles Gayle, Ravi Coltrane, Joe Ford, Michael Bisio, and other renowned musicians. Former Earshot Jazz Board of Directors President, former Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Education Director and founder of ULMS Children’s University. Currently teaches critical thinking, reading and writing in the Bronx.

LIEBOWITZ/LANE/DRURY TRIO The trio of pianist Carol Liebowitz, bassist Adam Lane, and drummer Andrew Drury may outwardly resemble the classic piano trio but it’s in fact a collective sonic endeavor where the members are constantly shifting and exchanging roles. Liebowitz and Lane have worked together for many years and both worked with the late, great Connie Crothers. Lane and Drury have played in several groups since they first met as college students in the mid-80s. This is this trio's second performance and this will be a live recording.

SOUP & SOUND is a program of Continuum Culture & Arts, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes the creation of innovative, world class music while supporting the people who create it and the culture that surrounds it. Our scope is local and international.

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USA/SERBIA: MoonJune New Release: DUSAN JEVTOVIC, No Answer. Progressive Jazz for the XXI Century. Feat. Asaf Sirkis & Vasil Hadzimanov

MoonJune Records' new release:
No Answer
VASIL HADZIMANOV acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Mini Moog bass

Dear Friends in Music

MoonJune Records is proud to announce the new release of one of the most extraordinary musicians on the MoonJune label's roster, Serbian born and Barcelona Spain based guitarist extraordinaire Dusan Jevtovic. Already on his 5 participation  on extended MoonJune's family of similarly minded musos, No Answer is Dusan's third solo album and the second solo album on the label, and his next studio work was already recorded last month again at the magic La Casa Murada in Spain, with Gary Husband, Markus Reuter and Bernat Hernandez, will be released in the first trimester of 2018.

USA: Steve Davis -Think Ahead (Smoke Sessions 2017)

Think AheadIn life as in jazz, you never know what’s coming around the next corner – so it’s always best to think ahead. Trombonist/composer Steve Davis not only offers those two words as a sound piece of advice on his new album, Think Ahead, but exemplifies the art of putting it into action. Think Ahead offers a master class in reacting to the unpredictable from an elite group of jazz all-stars whose ability to create spontaneously borders on the clairvoyant.Smoke Sessions

Thursday, June 22, 2017

USA: David Benoit , Marc Antoine- So Nice! (2017)

So Nice!
The historic meeting of 2 contemporary jazz giants! These trailblazing artists have scored more than 25 #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits, sold over 2 million albums and toured the world over for more than 20 years! A perfect blending of these great artist's instrumental styles, So Nice! Combines the cool grooves of Smooth Jazz with the exotic sensuosity of Brazilian music, and the result is pure magic. Highlights include Antonio Carlos Jobim's classic samba "So Danco Samba," the popular international favorite "So Nice" and eight inspired Benoit/Antoine originals! The rst single, the funky "Caminando," will be worked to the Smooth Jazz format along with extensive touring in support of the album.

USA: Ken Powe - Misinformation Age (2017)


I dedicate this album to my dear mother, who passed away December 2016. The music contained in this album is a reflection of the different moods I feel in life moments living in these times--puzzlement, spirituality, eroticism, indignation...pretty much the full range of being human. The album's title reflects the impact the zeitgeist of a divided country has on an artist, and what results is what you hear as you hit "play" and experience all 12 stages. I use more synths and artificial orchestration in this work than I did in "Conception," but I was very careful to produce something unique and pleasing in doing so. People who know and enjoy my keyboard style will not be disappointed!

USA: ALEXIS PARSONS QUARTET Appearing at Jazz At Kitano Wednesday, July 5th Two Sets: 8p & 10p

66 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
(212) 885-7119
$17 Cover - $20 minimum
Tickets & Info

Reservations suggested
"Alexis Parsons" - List of Best CD's of 2012
by DownBeat Magazine - January 2013
"All these songs of love have their anchor in the paradoxical world reflected  by Alexis Parsons’ self-titled series of tomes on the theme of conflicted, difficult arrangements (Self Release; 40:35 ★★★★).

Accompanied by pianist Frank Kimbrough, the bloom’s off as Parsons delivers an unmannered “The Winter Of My Discontent,” followed by a wistful look back with “Hello Young Lovers,” only to be followed up by a rare, upbeat swinger with “Just Squeeze Me.” The mood is melancholic, as the more seasoned Parsons’ breathy, desultory delivery reminds us that love is not a game to be entered into lightly."

By John Ephland - "Sirens of Today" - DownBeat Magazine
"....she deserves as much credit for her storytelling abilities as she does for her singing.  She inhabits these songs as if they represent her very being, making Alexis Parsons an alluring listen from start to finish."

By Dan Bilawsky - All About Jazz 

"...she puts everything on the line with a piano and voice recording that would leave the less experienced artist fully exposed and ripe for a potentially critical cyber autopsy..."

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