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2013-04-11 12:28:38

2013 BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 1 - 30, NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Note Jazz Festival, New York City's largest jazz festival, will return in 2013 with a full month of performances, June 1 - 30, with over 120 performances at 9 venues throughout New York City in addition to Blue Note Jazz Club. Additional venues include Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Hester Street Fair, The Highline Ballroom, Lehman...

2012-03-13 05:18:00

NEWPORT, R.I., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- George Wein, producer/founder of the Newport Jazz Festival and Chairman of Newport Festivals Foundation today announced the program for the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management set for Newport, RI August 3 - 5. Wein also announced that Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), who launched their global musical initiative with the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival, will return as presenting sponsor for three additional...

2010-08-27 13:36:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy-winning guitarist and composer Bill Frisell returns with a new project and a new ensemble, Beautiful Dreamers, a trio consisting of Frisell on guitar, Eyyvind Kang on viola and Rudy Royston on drums. "Beautiful Dreamers" -- a stunning recording of original compositions and striking reinterpretations will be released August 31st and will be the first of many new releases by the guitarist on Savoy Jazz. To commemorate the release,...

2008-09-01 00:03:23

'Symphonica' Joe Lovano (Blue Note) (out of four) It was only a matter of time before sax star Joe Lovano went this route. Performing with a symphony-sized orchestra on "Symphonica" fits in well with the work of the woodwind wiz, whose recent projects have taken him from trios to 12-piece bands. That doesn't count a solo DVD. This album, recorded live in Cologne, Germany, features him and the orchestra on seven pieces, all but one of which is his own. His play, naturally, is excellent...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

Esperanza Spalding, a 23-year-old bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Ore., is so wildly talented that when her publicity material announces that she "might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music," it seems like a reasonable proposition. But Spalding, whose new album, "Esperanza," is a sprawling collage of jazz fusion, Brazilian and even a touch of hip-hop, doesn't want to be categorized just yet. "I guess you have to be in some genre because people have to...