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2014-05-26 08:22:13

Tegan and Sara and TD come together to bring live performance to Canadian music fans TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - In its eleventh year of supporting music in communities across Canada, TD today continues celebrating the love of music with its first-ever TD Music Café. The pop-up event hosts a one-of-a-kind experience where local Canadian music fans can watch, listen to, and interact with local artists - as well as a triple JUNO award-winning act. The bank today introduced TD Music Café to...

2014-05-16 23:09:28

Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to be the most sought after big band in the world. They take the stage at two North Carolina Retirement Communities on Tuesday, May 27 at 6pm on the campus of Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville, NC, and again on Thursday, May 29 at 6:15pm on the campus of Abernethy Laurels in Newton. http://www.abernethylaurels.org or http://www.piedmontcrossing.org Newton, NC (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance...

2014-05-15 12:28:34

Israeli-Born, NYC-Based Guitarist Earning Wide Praise As "A True Artist" BARCELONA, Spain, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh Sound Records, a Spanish record label specializing in American jazz, announces the September 2 release of For Emotional Use Only, a new album by New York City based jazz guitarist Rotem Sivan. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140515/88039 An acclaimed and fascinating new voice on the New York jazz scene, Sivan skillfully fuses classical music...

2014-05-14 12:27:20

Big Band Takes 2nd Place for Second Year in a Row at Jazz at Lincoln Center MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jazz House Kids proudly announces that the Jazz House Big Band directed by Julius Tolentino won second place in the 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, the preeminent competition to determine the best high school jazz band in the country. Held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, this is...

2014-04-30 12:26:17

EVENTS HELD IN 196 NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD OSAKA, Japan, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented series of events worldwide, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz joined together to celebrate jazz as a universal language of freedom on April 30th. With events taking place in every country on the planet, International Jazz Day 2014 culminated in an evening concert in Osaka, Japan,...

2014-04-17 09:42:59

Syncopated rhythm may influence our desire to dance to music Rhythmic drum patterns with a balance of rhythmic predictability and complexity may influence our desire to dance and enjoy the music, according to a study published April 16, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Maria Witek from University of Oxford and colleagues from Aarhus University, Denmark and Oxford University. Many people find themselves unable to resist moving their bodies to the thumping beat of hip-hop,...

2014-04-14 12:27:11

New Editions to Best Selling Jazz Midline Series of All Time Are: SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Savoy Jazz is set to release three new editions in its successful Jazz For midline series of compilations: Jazz for Spring, Jazz at the Movies and Jazz in the Afternoon with Cole--Celebrating the Songs of Cole Porter (celebrating the 50(th) Anniversary of his death in 2014). The pioneering theme-based collections are aimed at the casual consumer as opposed to...

2014-04-10 08:26:38

NEW ORLEANS, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the arrival of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Angela King Gallery will present "The Jazz Fest Show" an exhibit by award-winning New Orleans photographer Steven Forster. Forster will show 15 archival black and white photos from his vault, including iconic images of: Ella Fitzgerald, Ray CharlesWynton Marsalis, Fats DominoAllen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Irvin MayfieldLionel Ferbos, Ernie K-Doe, Kermit Ruffins, Troy...

2014-04-09 08:25:06

CD CONTAINS SIX TRACKS RECORDED IN JAPAN, FRANCE, AND THE U.S. BETWEEN 2001 AND 2012 NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since launching his Doxy label in 2006 with the Grammy-nominated studio album Sonny, Please, the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins has been turning to his vast archive of his own concert recordings to compile superior performances for release in Doxy's acclaimed Road Shows series. The selections in Volume 1 (2008) spanned nearly 30 years and included a...

2014-04-08 08:27:19

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For ten years, the Maryland Summer Jazz camp and concerts have been rocking the rafters at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville in late July. Workshops help adult jazz musicians improve their chops and learn performing skills and public concerts delight area jazz fans and summer tourists. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/PH00201-a Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/PH00201-b At the heart of the...


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