JWQ Showcase 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

USA/CUBA: Cuban Fiesta celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Global Cuba Fest in Miami.



What: Cuban Fiesta celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Global Cuba Fest in Miami.
When: Saturday, March 18, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Miami Dade County Auditorium (2901 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135)
Price: $30 General Admission | $25 Students and Seniors | $20 groups of 10 or more (Limited availability).
Tickets: On sale through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com; by phone at (800) 745-3000, and at Miami Dade County Auditorium Box Office, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For more information: (305) 547-5414 and (786) 348 -0789

Three amazing concerts featuring the latest in contemporary Cuban music. Experience the majestic talent of pianist Érnan López Nussa and the fiery passion of composer and trumpet player Carlos Puig performing with a stellar lineup of special guests such as Ahmed Barroso, Lillian García, and Pavel Urkiza, among others. The Madrid-based band Picadillo, featuring Hector Agüero Lauten, Rey Rodríguez Gay, and Cuban-American vocalist Sol Ruiz, will close out the evening with their sonic fusion of Cuban and US-based influences. Join us for an unforgettable evening of eclectic Cuban rhythms with mistress of ceremonies, renowned author Wendy Guerra.



USA: JS108Atlanta Global Jazz Radio featured event-Tomi Berry, Jazz Vocalist - Live @ Cafe 290

uKute Presents - Jazz Vocalist, Tomi Berry 

Join JS108Atlanta Global Jazz Radio for the vocal stylings of Tomi Berry.  Appearing with Tomi is the Ike Harris Group.  Tomi Berry is an incredible jazz vocalist and . . . did we mention, the A&R Director and spokesperson for JS108Atlanta Global Jazz Radio?  Click HERE to listen to a sample of the incomparable Tomi Berry.

It all goes down Wednesday
March 1st, 2017, at the legendary Cafe 290, 290 Hilderbrand Drive NE, Atlanta GA.

Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are going fast and can be purchased for $10 in advance at www.tukute.net.  Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

This is a JS108Atlanta Global Jazz Radio featured event.

USA: NICOLE HENRY at Jazz at Lincoln Center - March 1 & 2

NICOLE HENRY returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC
“A Time for Love” Wednesday & Thursday, March 1 – 2 Showtimes: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
David Cook (Piano); Ben Williams (Bass); Jonathan Barber (Drums); Avi Rothbard (Guitar)


For tickets: Click HERE
Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Ms. Henry's passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance," three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums. Heralded by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Jazz Times, Essence and more, Ms. Henry tells real stories through repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary standards, blues and originals.

“I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery…. time and again she invested familiar songs with an extra fillip of conviction and made you reconsider the words.” - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“…That predicted time of greatness has arrived. Nicole Henry emerges hands down as this generation's First Lady of Jazz.” - Sean Martinfield, Huffington Post
 

FINLAND: Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus-Music for a Family Picnic(2017)

Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus | Music for a Family Picnic 
”Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus totally renews ones image of accordion music. ★★★★★ 5/5 stars”
Juha Seitz / Soundi 2014

”Unexpected, curious, striking, offbeat, rockin’, avant-garde, and fucking good. – – Koutus is one of the best discs to emerge this year, regardless of category.”
Mark S. Tucker / FAME 2014

”I have to say that I don’t think I’ve ever been completely astonished at the first listen to a CD as when I slipped in Harri Kuusijarvi Koutus’s debut – – Koutus is startling, stunning and ferocious.”
TJ Nelson / World Music Central 2014

Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus is a Finnish band led by accordionist Harri Kuusijärvi. Drawing on various contemporary influences the group creates a distinctive soundscape with taste of 70´s prog rock, jazz and world music fueled with improvisation – avant-fusion- accordion-jazz, as it has been described. Kuusijärvi’s compositions present accordion in a totally new light, accompanied with electric guitar, vibraphone, bass and percussion. The group’s debut album Koutus was internationally acclaimed by jazz, rock and world music critics. On their second album Music For A Family Picnic, released by Eclipse Music in February 2017, the band digs deeper into the northern state of mind:

”Music For A Family Picnic became a working title for our new material after someone describing our music mentioned that anyway he wouldn’t play it at his next family picnic. The twists of human life, the stories and relations of people and the oddities of humankind were a big inspiration for this music. The name suited the album, which in a way is a soundtrack for all this: program music for the picnic of humankind.” -Harri Kuusijärvi

Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus consists of five musicians each actively working in the Finnish jazz, rock and world music scene. Harri Kuusijärvi (Sampo Lassila Narinkka, Tero Hyväluoma Frost V, Tango á la Yona, Zazambor) is a Helsinki-based accordionist, originally from Lapland. He has explored the possibilities of accordion with an exceptionally wide angle ranging from contemporary solo repertoire to different forms of jazz, world and improvised music. In the album he is joined by Veikki Virkajärvi (Njet Njet 9, Aapo Heinonen Quintet), Eero Tikkanen (Mopo, The Mystic Revelation of Teppo Repo, Mikko Innanen 10+), Teho Majamäki (Teho Majamäki Travelogue, Ismo Alanko Teholla) and Jesse Ojajärvi (Tero Hyväluoma Frost V, Ville Vokkolainen & Kusipäät).

Harri Kuusijärvi · accordion, fx, compositions
Veikki Virkajärvi · electric guitar
Eero Tikkanen · bass
Teho Majamäki · vibraphone, percussion, fx
Jesse Ojajärvi · drums


Monday, February 27, 2017

GERMANY:Tobias Frohnhöfer- Informal (2017)

Tobias Frohnhöfer | Informal 
RMI Records is happy to announce the release of Informal by the Tobias Frohnhöfer Adventure. The young German drummer, composer, and bandleader is heard here on an authoritative collection of original instrumental compositions with his quartet of American jazz musicians.

Originally from Ludwigshafen, Germany, Tobias Frohnhöfer began playing drums at age 7 and quickly developed his chops playing jazz and other styles. A recent graduate of the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts, he has already toured throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia, while appearing on over ten albums as a drummer and vibraphonist. His successes in music school earned him the Baden-Württemberg-Exchange scholarship, granting him the opportunity to come to the U.S. for a year, where he enrolled at Wesleyan University, studying jazz with Pheeroan ak Laff and Jay Hoggard and South Indian percussion with David Nelson, as well as spending time in New York. Informal was recorded at the culmination of that year and demonstrates the honing his voice as a player, composer, and bandleader. His drum sound displays his myriad influences, from Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, Billy Hart, and his mentor Christian Scheuber to younger players like Johnathan Blake, Bill Stewart, and Eric Harland, but his conception has moved from derivative to distinctive.

USA: Bill O'Connell Monk’s Cha Cha CD Release Show @ Mezzrow Thurs., March 16th Sets 8 and 9:30 pm

 
Bill O'Connell
Monk’s Cha Cha
CD Release Show
@ MEZZROW
163 West 10th street, basement
Greenwich Village, New York City
10014  Tel: 646-476-4346

Thursday, March 16th
Sets 8 and 9:30 pm

Bill O'Connell- piano
Kenny Davis-bass



Artist: BILL O’CONNELL
Title: MONK’S CHA CHA
Label: Savant Records Artist
Website:
www.billoconnel.net
Release Date: FEBRUARY 24, 2017
UPC Code: 6 33842 2161 2 6


Track listing
1.         The Song is You                                                                                          5:59
            (J. Kern / O. Hammerstein)  (Universal-Polygram International Music)  ASCAP
2.         Dindi                                                                                                              9:14
            (A.C. Jobim / A. De Olivera / R. Gilbert)  (Corcovado Music / Ipanema Music)  BMI / ASCAP
3.         Monk’s Cha Cha                                                                                          5:45
            (B. O’Connell)  (O’Connell Music)  SESAC
4.         It Could Happen to You                                                                              6:45
            (J. Burke / J. Van Heusen)  (SONY/ATV Harmony)  ASCAP
5.         Zip Line                                                                                                         4:49
            (B. O’Connell)  (O’Connell Music)  SESAC
6.         Afro Blue                                                                                                       8:12
            (R. Santamaria)  (Mongo Music)  BMI
7.         Hither Hills                                                                                                    8:21
            (B. O’Connell)  (O’Connell Music)  SESAC
8.         Gibberish                                                                                                       2:39
            (B. O’Connell)  (O’Connell Music)  SESAC
9.         White Caps                                                                                                   6:07
            (B. O’Connell)  (O’Connell Music)  BMI

 


The musical history of solo piano recordings is long and rich, and contains much emotionally compelling music. Entire albums of solo piano require real skills from the improvising artist to keep the listeners’ ears glued to the music. The demonstration is here. Bill O’Connell is woefully under-recorded as a solo artist, given that he has been the rst-call pianist for names like Mongo Santamaria, Sonny Rollins, Gato Barbieri and Jerry González’s Fort Apache Band, to name but a few. On this CD, recorded in a beautiful-sounding concert venue in Rockland County, NY he plays his own compositions with some covers of the standards “The Song is You”, “It Could Happen to You” and “Afro Blue”. O’Connell’s playing is very satisfying, not ostentatious or prone to dramatic e ects, but is focused on careful development and further expansion of initial ideas. Imaginative in spirit, his improvisations are quite controlled, never wild, never cloyingly sweet, yet very lyrical and impressionistic. A rare and winning combination.
 
“Bill O’Connell continues to be in the springtime of his career and his last few recordings are wonderful testaments to a gift for composition and performance...Latin Jazz is richer for his contributions as he continues to add volumes to the literature of the earthy dialect.”
—Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network


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USA: Multiplicity & Barbara Kalnes, Tom Kalnes, Gary Swiontek, Joe Lindzius, Michael Levin.- Dream Traveler(2017)

Multiplicity & Barbara Kalnes, Tom Kalnes, Gary Swiontek, Joe Lindzius, Michael Levin. | Dream Traveler “What’s a song but someone’s dreaming?* Multiplicity’s new album, Dream Traveler, is a finely produced live recording that invites listeners to join in a captivating, jazz-inspired journey through time, space, and song. Barb Kalnes’ compelling vocal interpretations unite with the band’s fresh arrangements and creative improvisations to bring new life to the musings of legendary composers. Presented in Multiplicity's signature style, the recording showcases works by master songwriters Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Chuck Mangione, Johnny Mercer, Joni Mitchell, and others.

*from Chuck Mangione’s “Land of Make Believe.”

About Multiplicity
Founded in 2013, Multiplicity is a jazz-inspired ensemble of talented Chicago-based musicians. The group draws from varied eras and musical styles to create fresh interpretations of works by legendary artists.

Multiplicity features: Barbara Kalnes, lead vocalist; Tom Kalnes, keyboardist and arranger; Gary Swiontek, acoustic/electric bassist; and Rick Vitek, drummer/percussionist. Guest artists are often invited to perform with the band. For example, this recording showcases the exceptional talents of Michael Levin on woodwinds and Joe Lindzius on drums.

About this Recording
Annually for the past five years, Multiplicity members have traveled to Northern Wisconsin to reunite with friends and perform at various venues. Each year, White Winter Winery in Iron River has graciously hosted a Cellars Concert featuring the group (aka Reunion Road Band) as a means to benefit breast cancer awareness/early detection in the Northwest region of the state. Multiplicity members also have presented educational workshops as a means to bring the history and spirit of jazz music to young people.

Acknowledgments
Many thanks to our friends and fellow dream travelers: Jon & Kim Hamilton and the entire staff at White Winter Winery; on-site sound management/recording engineer Austin Hamilton; studio mix engineers Bethany Childs, Ralph Loza, and Anders Van Marter, Experimental Sound Studios, Chicago, IL; mastering engineer Eric Yoder, Horse Drawn Productions, Berwyn, IL; cover concept and graphic design by Gary Swiontek, executive producer Barbara Kalnes. BLK Music c. 2017. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

USA: NANCY VALENTINE SINGS THE MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN Featuring HARRY ALLEN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd Sets: 8 PM & 10 PM JAZZ at KITANO

 
NANCY VALENTINE
SINGS THE MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN
Featuring
HARRY ALLEN ON TENOR SAX
with
THE JOHN di MARTINO TRIO
JOHN di MARTINO - Piano
BORIS KOSLOV - Bass
MARK TAYLOR - Drums

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd
2 Sets:  8 PM  & 10 PM



JAZZ at KITANO
($17 Cover + $20 Minimum)
 66 Park Avenue at 38th Street
New York City, New York 10016

RESERVATIONS HIGHLY SUGGESTED!
TEL.: 212-885-7119


A Memorable Singer Poised To Make
An Important Impact On The Music Scene  -  Scott Yanow


 www.nancyvalentinejazz.com

www.Kitano.com

USA:Ted Brancato- Bicoastal(2017)

Ted Brancato | Bicoastal 
Dear Listener – First of all, thank you for listening! You have helped me complete the creative cycle that began in the winter of 2015-16 when my wife, Faith, and I embarked on an adventurous experiment to live for six months in my birth state of Washington. Having lived in New Jersey since 1984, I had yearned to go back to the Pacific Northwest, to live closer to my immediate family, and be closer to the majestic landscapes that I had explored as a youth.

Beginning in November 2015, we rented a cabin named “Loony Hollow”, deep in the woods of the Olympic Peninsula. One of my goals during our stay was to do something I'd put on the back burner for many years, namely, compose and perform original jazz music. I moved to the New York City area in 1984 to be part of a songwriting team led by Eugene McDaniels. Also in those early NYC days I played keyboards in a jazz fusion band that needed original music to perform, so I composed for that as well. Then life happened, and composing music slipped by the wayside...until last winter that is!

While living in “Loony Hollow” it wasn't difficult finding inspiration for composing. First came a song I titled “Loony Hollow” that was inspired by our rustic accommodations there on the shore of Dabob Bay. That song opened the floodgates to many more compositions and the need to document them with this recording. Living in such an isolated place, our contact with the outside world was sometimes limited to the PBS radio broadcasts coming out of Seattle. Consequently, I found myself writing songs about the crazy presidential campaign (among other things) that was constantly in the news while we lived in Loony Hollow.

Another unfulfilled dream I began tackling last winter was to become a singer. I utilized recordings of lessons I'd taken over a decade earlier to provide the framework for practicing. However, these exercises took me only so far, so when we returned to New Jersey last Spring, I decided to take singing lessons. My vocal abilities are still in their infancy, but I am loving the learning process, and the endorphins that singing releases in my brain!

One thing I hadn't anticipated when we made the move to Washington state was how much I'd miss New Jersey! Even though I found some excellent musicians to play with in Washington, musicians and gigs were far and few between. One thing I missed was living close to a large community of excellent musicians, many of whom lived within a five mile radius of our home. When I started planning for the recording, I knew I wanted my friend Ben Williams to play trombone on it. Ben lives in the next town over, and as fate would have it, one of my favorite drummers, Lee Finkelstein, lives only a few doors down from Ben. And around the block from them lives an amazing bassist, Gregory Jones, who I used to go hear in NYC. I dubbed this trio of musicians “The Neighborhood”, and they became the core band I used for this album. Weeks before recording, I decided I wanted to add saxophone to the mix. Lee suggested I use the world-renowned saxophonist Lou Marini, his band mate in the Blues Brothers. So Lou graciously came onboard, as did my old friend and guitarist extraordinaire, Bob Devos.

So thanks again for listening to these new creations of mine – my “babies” - that were inspired by our two homes – one in the bustling, crowded environs of New Jersey, and the other in the wild and wooly wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Now you have a sense of what it means to my wife and I to be “Bicoastal”! 


UK: The Jazz Jousters-Locations: USA by (2017)

The Jazz Jousters | Locations: USA 

Welcome to season five of the Jazz Jousters sessions. After four years of non stop album releases we thought we'd take a few months time out to think and work out what we would do next this season. We decided attempt another Locations series since we are yet to take on some of the locations many of you have suggested via our updates pages and emails. So here we go...

MJM would like to present Locations: USA, the vinyl and cassette edition as we continue to explore the sounds, influences and styles of Jazz music in different regions of the world.

In this session we hear the result of each Jouster as they each chose one or more Jazz musicians from the United States and began to work with that sound and come up with an instrumental in their own style, just like in season four. However there was a twist, this time they were challenged to focus on Jazz between the years of 1960 to 1969. See what you think of the outcome.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

USA; Highlights In Jazz Presents A Salute To David Amram Thursday, March 9th 8 pm at Tribeca Performing Arts Center


Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz
New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series
Now In Its 45th Year

Presents
 A Salute To David Amram

Thursday, March 9, 2017 8pm



Honoring The Award Winning Multi-instrumentalist Composer/Conductor,
with Paquito D’Rivera, Earl McIntyre, Bobby Sanabria and Norman Simmons
And The David Amram Quartet
plus as in all Highlights In Jazz Concerts
a Surprise Special Guest


All Shows At
Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007


Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, New York’s longest running jazz concert series, proudly continues its 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC with A Salute To David Amram, featuring the renowned award winning multi-instrumentalist composer/conductor and his quartet with drummer Kevin Twigg, bassist René Hart and percussionist Adam Amran, joined by NEA Jazz Master alto saxophonist/clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, distinguished trombonist Earl McIntyre, veteran pianist Norman Simmons and Multi Grammy Award nominee, drummer/percussionist Bobby Sanabria, plus, as in all Highlights In Jazz concerts, a surprise special guest.

Versatile multi-instrumentalist/composer David Amram will be honored as this year’s recipient of the Annual Highlights In Jazz Award, which has been presented every year since 1974 to honor a singular living jazz musician for their “matchless musical achievements.” Kleinsinger is proud to add Amram, who he calls a genius, to the auspicious list of Highlights In Jazz Award winners, which includes the likes of Roy Eldridge, Zoot Sims, Lionel Hampton, Roy Haynes, Hank Jones, Dr. Billy Taylor and Frank Wess, pointing to the multitalented instrumentalist/composer’s numerous achievements in both jazz and classical music, in addition to his success as an Academy Award winning film scorer.

Amram says, “It is heart warming and a thrill to receive this honor from Highlights in Jazz. Past performers and honorees Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie were mentors to me over 60 years ago and recent honoree Paquito D’Rivera is a musician who inspires me every time I play with him.  Paquito is a national treasure.”  D’Rivera says in turn, “David Amram is an ideal example of eclecticism and open mind musically speaking. He is one of a kind!”

Amram also has high praise for the other artists who will be feting him at this special event.  “Norman Simmons,” he says, “remains a role model over the decades, as a brilliant artist who reminds all of us of how to achieve the highest goal in music and life … that in addition to playing beautifully, we must always strive to make everyone else sound and feel better, as he always does! And Earl McIntyre is not only a world-class musical artist. He is one of the finest musical educators in the country and continues to spread the light around the world, helping it to discover the lasting values of jazz. Bobby Sanabria is a one man ambassador for all genres of Latin music and able to create ensembles and make a new generation comfortable and conversant in understanding the deep spiritual relationship of jazz and the infinite variety of music South of the border.”

Sanabria proclaims, “David Amram is our modern day Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, and Don Ellis, all rolled into one. I've never met a musician that has so much positive energy for his fellow human being, on or off the bandstand. And to top it off, whether it's him conducting one of his large scale symphonic works, jammin' on a blues, or just getting heavy on the mambo, he's comfortable and virtuosic in any setting. I'm always proud and honored to be in his company."

D’Rivera, McIntyre, Simmons and Sanabria will be joining the trio of drummer Kevin Twigg, bassist René Hart and Amram’s son, percussionist Adam Amram. The elder Amram says, “They have played constantly with me from concert halls in Europe to street festivals in New York. No matter where, when or with who, they always make the music the star.”

All Highlights In Jazz concerts also feature a surprise special guest, chosen from among the music’s finest players.  Some of the biggest stars in jazz who have appeared as guests in previous years have been Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Savion Glover, Earl Hines, Branford Marsalis, Carmen McRae, Gerry Mulligan, George Shearing, Dr. Billy Taylor, Frank Wess and many others.

The 45th season of Highlights In Jazz continues on April 14, 2017 with Women In Jazz, featuring Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band with clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Mike Weatherly and drummer/washboard percussionist Larry Eagle and vocalist René Marie and her trio pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey and drummer Quentin Baxter and International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner Leonieke Scheuble.




Highlights In Jazz 2017 Schedule

Note:
Important Calendar Change
Due to Barbara Carroll's Passing:


Highlights In Jazz
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8 pm
Women In Jazz
Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band
 with clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Mike Weatherly and
drummer/washboard percussionist Larry Eagle
plus vocalist
René Marie
w i t h her trio
pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey and drummer Quentin Baxter
And
International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner - Leonieke Scheuble

 
Thursday, May 4,2017 - 8 pm
The Joe Bushkin Centennial

Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, Eric Comstock, Ted Rosenthal
Nicki Parrott, Harry Allen, Steve Johns, Spike Wilner
Musical Director d Bob Merrill 


All Shows At

BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center 
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

http://tribecapac.org

By car take FDR Drive south to end, through underpass onto West Street, 
north to Chambers.
By Subway take 1, 2, 3, 9, A, C, E, J or M train to Chambers or N, R to City Hall stop. Walk west on Chambers.
Box Office 212-220-1460
Ticket Prices
$50.00
$45.00 (student rate with valid ID)
or by mail order.
$180.00 for all four concerts

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office.
You are now able to use your credit card at the Tribeca PAC Box Office located on 199 Chambers Street, or by calling (212) 220-1460 and now online at Tickets.Tribecapac.org

Please send a check made payable to: Highlights In Jazz

Please mail orders to:
Highlights In Jazz 

7 Peter Cooper Road, Apt. 11E  New York NY 10010
(Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope)


http://www.highlightsinjazz.org

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Jazz Promo Services
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USA: Dk Anderson's Cypher-8th Window (2017)

Dk Anderson's Cypher | 8th Window 

Bob Studebaker December 02, 2016
"..If you appreciate artists who push the boundaries you'll love hearing DK Anderson's Cypher obliterate boundaries. Backed by some of Pittsburgh's most recognizable jazz artists tenor saxophonist DK Anderson explores dynamic new approaches to both rock and jazz classics as well as making bold statements with original compositions. The cd "8th window" opens into interesting new territory."

USA: Highlights In Jazz Presents Women In Jazz Thursday, April 6th 8 pm at Tribeca Performing Arts Center


Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz
New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series
Now In Its 45th Year

Continues its 2017 Season with Women In Jazz
featuring Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band
with clarinetist Adrian Cunningham,
René Marie and her group, plus
International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner pianist Leonieke Scheuble
and as in all Highlights In Jazz Concerts a Surprise Guest
Thursday, April 6, 2017




All Shows At
Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007


Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, New York’s longest running jazz concert series, continues its record breaking 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York City, with a special Women In Jazz program featuring the festive multi-dimensional music of Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band with clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, the innovative vocal stylings of René Marie plus International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner pianist Leonieke Scheuble, and, as in all Highlights In Jazz concerts, a surprise special guest.

Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band features award winning banjo player and vocalist Cynthia Sayer, who will be making her third Highlights In Jazz appearance.  Her festive group, the Joyride Band, features clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Mike Weatherly and drummer/washboard percussionist Larry Eagle. Sayer, whose scheduled February Highlights In Jazz concert appearance was snowed out, fills the program slot left open by the recent passing of legendary pianist/vocalist Barbara Carroll.  Sayer first rose to international prominence as a founding member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band. A Banjo Hall of Famer, she has performed and recorded with a diverse Who's Who of jazz, pop and classical musicians, including Marvin Hamlisch, Wynton Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bruce Springsteen, and the New York Philharmonic. She’s been praised in the New York Times for her “drive and virtuosity,” and by pianist Dick Hyman for her shows that “takes us into places where you’d never expect the banjo to be admitted.”

Joining Sayer on the bill will be Grammy© nominated vocalist/composer René Marie.  In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, she has cemented her reputation as not only a singer, but also as a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Ms. Marie, who will be accompanied by her longstanding trio of pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey and drummer Quentin Baxter, will be making her debut Highlights In Jazz appearance. She declares,  “WOW, 45 years! Congratulations to Jack for his decades long dedication toward keeping jazz alive. I look forward to bringing our music to his series.”

Also making her Highlights In Jazz debut will be the gifted young pianist Leonieke Scheuble the 2013 International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner. Leonieke (phonetically pronounced “lay-o-nee-ka”) started to play piano sometime after being inspired by “Ray,” the movie based on the life of Ray Charles. Without any prior musical training, she began to spend great lengths of time at the piano creating songs that were rhythmically interesting and compositionally balanced. At age 7 she began formal studies with noted jazz teacher Steve Ash.  In 2014 motivated by her jazz drumming father Nick Scheuble she released her first CD “Debut” recorded at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder studios. In 2015 she was awarded "Best Up and Coming Young Artist" at the annual Hot House Magazine Fan Award Ceremony at The Metropolitan Room in New York City.

All Highlights In Jazz concerts also feature a surprise special guest, chosen from among the music’s finest players.  Some of the biggest stars in jazz who have appeared as guests in previous years have been Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Savion Glover, Earl Hines, Branford Marsalis, Carmen McRae, Gerry Mulligan, George Shearing, Dr. Billy Taylor, Frank Wess and many others.

The 45th season of Highlights In Jazz will conclude on Thursday May 4, 2017 with The Joe Bushkin Centennial concert, feting the world acclaimed pianist/composer with an all star revue featuring Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vaché, Harry Allen, Eric Comstock, Ted Rosenthal, Spike Wilner, Steve Johns, Nicki Parrott and John Colianni, under the musical direction of Bob Merrill.



Highlights In Jazz 2017 Schedule

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8 pm
Salute to David Amram
Paquito D'Rivera
Norman Simmons
Earl McIntyre
Bobby Sanabria

David Amram Quartet 
with
Kevin Twigg, René Hart, Adam Amram


Note:
Important Calendar Change
Due to Barbara Carroll's Passing:


Highlights In Jazz
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8 pm
Women In Jazz
Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band
 with clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Mike Weatherly and
drummer/washboard percussionist Larry Eagle
plus vocalist
René Marie
w i t h her trio
pianist John Chin, bassist Elias Bailey and drummer Quentin Baxter
And
International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner - Leonieke Scheuble

 
Thursday, May 4,2017 - 8 pm
The Joe Bushkin Centennial

Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, Eric Comstock, Ted Rosenthal
Nicki Parrott, Harry Allen, Steve Johns, Spike Wilner
Musical Director d Bob Merrill 


All Shows At

BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center 
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

http://tribecapac.org

By car take FDR Drive south to end, through underpass onto West Street, 
north to Chambers.
By Subway take 1, 2, 3, 9, A, C, E, J or M train to Chambers or N, R to City Hall stop. Walk west on Chambers.
Box Office 212-220-1460
Ticket Prices
$50.00
$45.00 (student rate with valid ID)
or by mail order.
$180.00 for all four concerts

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

SWITZERLAND: Santilli´s CheRoba & il Fiato delle Alpi- La Stüa (Unit 2017)

Marco Santilli - clarinet, bass clarinet
Lorenzo Frizzera - twelve-string and classical guitar
Ivan Tibolla - piano, accordeon
Fulvio Maras - percussion
Isabell Weymann - alto flute, piccolo, flute
Davide Jäger - cor anglais, oboe
Tomas Gallart - french horn
Alessandro Damele - bassoon
Filipa Nunes - contrabass clarinet, clarinet

GERMANY: Marius Pietruszka Trio- Night and Day (DMG GERMANY 2017)

1 Exactly Like You
2 Fly Me To The Moon
3 Blue Moon
4 Night And Day
5 Autumn Leaves
6 Bags' Groove
7 I Got Rhythm
8 Sunny
9 Satin Doll
https://www.facebook.com/mariuspiano/


USA; ALEXIS PARSONS TRIO Appearing @ Jazz At Kitano Wed., March 1st Sets: 8:00pm & 10:00pm

ALEXIS PARSONS TRIO
Appearing @ Jazz At Kitano
Wed., March 1st
Sets: 8:00pm & 10:00pm

featuring
Alexis Parsons, voice
Frank Kimbrough, piano
Dean Johnson, bass​

JAZZ AT KITANO
66 Park Avenue (East 38th Street), NYC
Two Sets: 8:00pm and 10:00pm
Cover $17 and Minimum $20
RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED
 (212) 885-7119
www.kitano.com/Jazz-Schedule
 

"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