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The key to legendary Miles Davis – is innovation! Considered universally as one of the most important figures in music, Miles Davis was tireless in his quest for musical exploration. This evening celebrates his legacy of groundbreaking creativity.
Miles’ electric period is brought to life by multi-Grammy-winning producer and composer Marcus Miller and Wallace Roney, the phenomenal trumpeter and carrier of the Miles Davis torch, pays tribute to the master with an all-star band.
Jazz Roots: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series was created in conjunction with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami – Dade County.
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Mack Avenue Records recording artist Kenny Garrett will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Berklee College of Music. The presentation will be made at the college’s commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 7, at the 7,000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. Additionally, Garrett will serve as the commencement speaker, addressing more than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests. Other musicians to receive an honorary degree with Garrett include: Chucho Valdés, Bebo Valdés, Mavis Staples, and Michael McDonald. “I was totally elated when I was advised that I’d be receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the world’s largest college of contemporary music!” reflects Garrett. “This is a dream come true and I’m deeply appreciative and honored to be a member of this illustrious group of recipients.” Continue reading
This year’s PDX Jazz @ Tony Starlight’s Spring concert series continues this Saturday, April 30 at 8pm, with pianist Tom Grant and vocalist Shelly Rudolph, whowill continue to delight audiences in their native Pacific Northwest. Jazz fans can also hear Tom Grant on KMHD this Friday between 1-4PM as part of the ongoing, “Grand Piano Series” hosted by Lynn Darroch.
With an infectious mix of jazz, soul and pop Tom Grant and Shelly Rudolph share an inescapable chemistry and charm that are obvious from the very first note. As a jazz pianist, Tom Grant has toured the world with giants such as Tony Williams, Joe Henderson and Charles Lloyd. While earning kudos as an in-demand sideman, it was Tom’s own chart topping albums of the 1980s and 90s that gave momentum to the movement later dubbed as smooth jazz. Following his 2009 release, Life is Good, Tom was heralded to be at “the top of his game” by Jazz Times magazine.
Shelly Rudolph’s singing voice has a honeyed richness that she uses with incredible power and musical depth. The Oregonian has described her as the “little singer with the big voice” and she is often likened to singers from Bonnie Raitt to Norah Jones. Shelly has performed and recorded with a wide range of successful talents such as Ken Stange (of Joe Cocker), Dave Matthews (of Etta James, Santana) and 2010 Grammy Award winner David Darling. Continue reading
Next week at The Cornelia Street Cafe don’t miss trumpeter Shane Endsley as he celebrates the release of his new CD Then The Other on May 4. Another world-class trumpeter plays The Cafe this week, Mr. Tim Hagans, as a guest of saxophonist Adam Kolker, performing music from Kolker’s new recording Reflections, on May 6. On Saturday, May 7, drummer/composer Rob Garcia takes the stage with a legend of jazz, saxophonist Dave Liebman – not to be missed. Closing out the weekend on Sunday, May 8, is the duo performance of pianist Jesse Stacken and cornetist Kirk Knuffke, celebrating the release of the fantastic recording, Orange Was The Color.
Classical music fans and aficionados, don’t miss “Classical at The Cornelia” – featuring pianist Simon Mulligan on May 9! Continue reading
Kalani Trinidad [-] CROSSING BRIDGES -(MP3)- [Kalani Trinidad, 2011]
The 23-year-old Yamaha Young Performing Artist winner and National Flute Association Jazz Master Class winner Enrique Kalani Trinidad, has captivated jazz followers with his remarkable flute performance, Kalani a flutist composer, has shared his talent with well known Jazz musicians like Mario Rivera, Justo Almario, John Benitez, Nestor Torres, Dave Valentin, Humberto Ramirez, Cachao, Paquito D Rivera, Alex Acuna, Eddie Palmierie and Rosa Pasos just to name a few. With a warm smile and low voice, recipient of a Presidential scholarship to attend Berklee School of Music in Boston, has a lot to offer, Travel the whole world and share my talent with great jazz players is my dream, the young flutest was born in Dallas Texas in November 27,1987 and moved to Puerto Rico when he was only 4-years-old, by listening to his father pianist Richard Trinidad and the music of Chick Corea and compositions of Brazilian singer composer Carlos Jobin, Kalani was interested in learning music starting flute lessons, soon his talent was discover. Kalani is getting ready to start recording his first album this summer, Music is like painting, pick the right colors and with a nice combination you end up with a good portrait. Continue reading
PRESENTS The 4th SEASON OF
BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN
@ The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is located at 58 Seventh Ave (at Lincoln Place), Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, Tel 718 622 3300, Tkts are $15, and $10 for students and seniors
Final Concert of the 2010-2011 season
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 – 8:00 PM
Joel Harrison Large Ensemble
Presenting a new work commissioned by Connection Works with assistance from Meet The Composer! Continue reading
Terrence Brewer [-] SETTING THE STANDARD -(MP3)- [Strong Brew Music, 2011]
Award Winning Jazz Guitarist Terence Brewer returns with his fifth studio recording as a leader, Setting The Standard: Volume One. Recording for his own record label, Strong Brew Music, Terrence Brewer’s Setting The Standard: Volume One is a classic straight-ahead jazz record covering a spectrum of song styles penned by a who’s-who of legendary composers including Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Rogers & Hart, and many more. Brewer is joined on Setting The Standard by venerable San Francisco Bay area musicians/band leaders Kasey Knudsen (Saxophone), Kelly Park (Piano), Brandon Essex (Acoustic Bass), and for a fourth time, holding down the drum chair, Micah McClain. Returning also, is another critical player, chief recording engineer for the world famous Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Stephen Hart. Continue reading
Larry Coryell with The Wide Hive Players
To Be Released April 12th
“a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion” – The New York Times
“the Godfather of Fusion” – Down Beat Magazine
Larry Coryell joins forces with The Wide Hive Players for 13 electrifying new tracks on this new album, to be released on April 12, 2011. Well-known for his driving tone and intricate flurries, Coryell delivers amazing and intense performances atop solid and expansive grooves established by The Wide Hive Players. The Players, now consisting of the enormously talented rhythm section of bassist Matt Montgomery (Calvin Keys and Variable Unit) and Thomas McCree (Lyrics Born’s drummer), horn players Mike Rinta (Sly Stone, Santana), Doug Rowan (Jazz Mafia) and Pianist Adam Shulman, all contribute to create a cohesive live sound, reminiscent of Coryell’s popular Offering (1972) or Eleveth House (1974) era. Primarily Jazz-Funk, the new album also glows with overtones of soul, blues, and has a definitive rock undercurrent. Overall the record is timeless, both reflective of past craftsmanship while remaining progressive and original.
As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock, Larry Coryell earned an important place in music history. He brought what amounted to a nearly alien sensibility to jazz electric guitar playing in the 1960s, a hard-edged, cutting tone that owed as much to blues, rock and even country as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences. Yet as a true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, he is comfortable in almost every style, covering almost every base from the most decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric work to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar.
The Wide Hive Players were perhaps best described by BBC Music Magazine: “The Wide Hive Players are a collective of talented in-house players from the San Francisco-based label Wide Hive Records. Producer and label-owner Gregory Howe, who clearly has a great ear, has penned a striking selection of soul-fused jazz tracks for his house band. From surprisingly fast drum intros, to gorgeous gutsy horn harmonics, which in the case of Mending Gravity have a curious dirge-like feel, this disk is topped off by Thomas McCree’s rippling B3 organ. Producer- led UK labels such as Tru Thoughts have drawn in a wide net of music fans- this Stateside band deserves to do likewise.”
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Mathias Eick -][- SKALA -(MP3)- [ECM Records, 2011]
Mathias Eick (born 1979) made his first appearance on ECM at the age of 23, playing on guitarist Jacob Young’s “Evening Falls” album. From the outset, critics responded very positively to Eick’s vaulting melodic improvisations, often drawing comparisons with Kenny Wheeler. Wheeler is amongst Eick’s trumpet influences, but he has also listened intently to Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Ruby Braff, Tomasz Stanko, Nils Petter Molvaer, Arve Henriksen, and many other distinctive players. “I wanted to create a tone that was a mix of all the sounds I loved”, Eick told writer Thomas Erdmann.
Mathias Eick’s other ECM credits include work with Finnish composer/pianist/harpist Iro Haarla (including the newly-released “Vespers” album). He can be heard, furthermore, with Manu Katché on “Playground”, and has toured widely with the drummer’s group. Outside ECM, he continues to play and record also with the popular ten-piece `nu jazz’ band Jaga Jazzist, also on tour in Spring 2011.
Mathias Eick has been the recipient of a number of major prizes, including the International Jazz Award For New Talent in 2007 and the Statoil Talent Award in 2009.
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