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Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records Artists

Sunny Jain - Taboo

Sunny Jain Collective @ Smalls
Thursday, June 24, 9 PM – Midnight
Sunny Jain – drums
Donny McCaslin – saxophone
Nir Felder – guitar
Gary Wang – bass

Sunny Jain’s NEW CD Taboo, available on BJURecords now …


Owen Howard

Owen Howard’sDrum Lore” @ Smalls
Friday, June 25 @ 7:30 PM
Adam Kolker – Ten/Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet
John O’Gallagher – Alto Sax
Frank Carlberg – Piano
Johannes Weidenmueller – Bass
Owen Howard – Drums

Look out for the new CD, “Drum Lore”, available soon on BJURecords!


Smalls is located at 183 Wst 10th at 7th Ave, NYC

Samuel Torres - Yaounde

at once intelligent, sophisticated and explosive.” – JazzTimes

Percussionist/Composer SAMUEL TORRES
VII Encounter of Colombian Musicians in New York /
VII Encuentro De Musicos Colombianos En Nueva York

Saturday, June 19th, 6 PM – 12 AM
Tickets: At the door: $30.00, in advance: $25.00
Students with ID: $20.00, Children (12 and under): $15

El Museo Del Barrio
1230 East 5th Avenue (at 104th Street)
New York, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 831-7272
Website: http://www.elmuseo.org

The Samuel Torres Group is:
Michael Rodriguez : Trumpet
Peter Brainin : Sax
Manuel Valera : Fender Rhodes
John Benitez : Bass
Ludwig Alfonso : Drums
Samuel Torres : Congas & Percussion


Rufus is a living legend and there is none more deserving of his stature in the jazz community. There is nothing but pure unfiltered musicality coming from his bass work. Sit back and listen to the master.” – Bass Musician Magazine


“Reid has crafted a wonderful collection of high-energy, straight ahead jazz that stretches far beyond bebop boundaries. Drummer Duduka Da Fonseca and pianist Steve Allee, each get to generously express their talents throughout the album, which reaffirms Reid’s smart leadership in his position OUT FRONT.'” – The Albany Times Union


July 2 & 3 – The Kitano, NYC
Rufus Reid, Steve Allee + Duduka Da Fonseca
please click on http://www.RufusReid.com for the full itinerary.


The Quintet

Aruán Ortiz

Aruán Ortiz (piano, compositions)
Jeremy Pelt (trumpet)
David Gilmore (guitar)
Rashaan Carter (bass)
Eric McPherson (drums)

LIVE at The Cornelia Street Cafe
Friday, July 16, 9 & 10:30 PM
Tkts are $20, Directions + additional info

Aruán Ortiz’s New CD, Alameda, is available NOW …

Ortiz is also featured on Wallace Roney’s new recording!


Composer/Bandleader Roland Vazquez Proudly Announces The Release of Roland Vazquez Band: The Visitor

Roland Vazquez Band

The Visitor is Vazquez’ tenth album as composer/leader, his first studio recording in thirteen years, & a 19-piece all-star Afro Latin “big band” project made possible thru a grant from The Aaron Copland Fund For Music.

The Roland Vazquez Band featuring:

Aaron Heick, Joel Frahm, Dan Willis, Roger Rosenberg, Tony Kadleck, Alex Norris
Luis Perdomo (piano), James Genus (bass), Ignacio Berroa (drums), Samuel Torres (congas & percussion), Pete McCann (guitar) and Roland Vazquez (composer/conductor/producer

To know Roland Vazquez is to know his music, and vice versa. Like many true artists, his work is inseparable from the essence of his character. One can hear in the music of Vazquez, the powerful optimism, wisdom, love, humor and joy that exudes so effortlessly from the man. Nowhere has this been more prevalent than on the award-winning and critically-acclaimed composer, bandleader and drummer’s glorious new recording, The Visitor, to be released on RVCD through iTunes on July 8, and through http://www.cdbaby.com/all/rvcd on August 9.

Since his last studio album, Further Dance, Vazquez has been most active writing new music, performing with his Quintet, and presenting works for various ensembles while giving clinics, lectures, and performances at residencies around the country (Berklee School of Music, Eastman School of Music, UCCM, Ohio University, and others). In addition, he has dedicated time to teaching (Jazz Faculty at Manhattan School of Music, 1988-1998, and The University of Michigan, 2000-2005). Vazquez also spent an amazing, productive year in Rome as an Artist-in-Residence at the American Academy, collaborating with jazz and world musicians in Italy.

What a thrill for listeners to experience the return of Roland Vazquez with The Visitor, a joyously gripping recording that presents over 72 minutes of dynamic & demanding music which Vazquez has been conceptualizing, refining and composing during the past thirty years.

Recorded Feb 28, March 1-2, The Visitor (RVD7007) was made possible in part through the generous support of the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Recording Grant Program. The Visitor will be available on iTunes on July 8, and through http://www.cdbaby.com/all/rvcd on August 9, 2010.

Please visit http://www.rolandvazquez.com/thevisitor for streaming audio clips, album credits, photos and much more

..:: Source: Red Cat Publicity ::..