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The venerable m: William Hooker rolls into town for a solo performance involving projected visuals and a duet segment with trumpeter m: Forbes Graham. The proceedings will commence at 8 pm with a suggested donation of $10.00. Mr. Hooker has been an avid collaborator with Knitting Factory notables such as m: Elliot Sharp, m: Thurston Moore and m: Zeena Parkins in addition to the many stellar adherents of the Free Jazz core stretching back several decades to his work with m: Cecil Taylor, m: David S. Ware and m: David Murray...
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a€oeSunshower,a€ the new single from the contemporary jazz group Airborne, embeds the beauty of nature into an amazing and smooth grooving tune that will shine a light of delight to any listenera€(TM)s ear, mind and body. A sunshower is a meteorological phenomenon in which rain falls while the sun is shining. These conditions often lead to the appearance of a rainbow...
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Maybe you've visited Ronnie Scott's on vacation in London. If you're a musician, maybe you've played there. Or you probably have albums that were recorded live there. Whatever your relationship with the fabled club, odds are you know virtually nothing about its history. That ends today. Here's a terrific BBC documentary on the jazz establishment&#151co-founded by tenor saxophonists Ronnie Scott and Peter King. The documentary features rare performance footage of Ella Fitzgerald, Zoot Sims, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Buddy Rich, Ben Webster and side of Mel Brooks you've never seen before. And be sure to catch King's fast aside at 21:24&#151"Two and six, all night." [Pictured above, from left: the late Peter King and Ronnie Scott...
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Actress, author, and now singer m: Molly Ringwald is coming to St. Louis to perform on Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15 at Jazz at the Bistro. The star of hit films including The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Sixteen Candles, Ringwald (pictured) has just released her first album as a jazz vocalist, Except Sometimes, on Concord Records...
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All About Jazz is celebrating Herbie Hancock's birthday today! Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while still maintaining his unique, unmistakable voice. Herbie\'s success at expanding the possibilities of musical thought has placed him in the annals of this century\'s visionaries. With an illustrious career spanning five decades... Read more...
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Legendary Australian singer-songwriter kicks off North American tour on April 20th in Santa Barbara, CA, following first new album in five years. Paul Kellya€(TM)s remarkable eleven-song set Spring And Fall a€' his 19th studio album and first collection of new material in five years a€' ranks with the seminal Australian singer-songwritera€(TM)s most memorable and resonant work, demonstrating why hea€(TM)s virtually a national hero in his home country and one of the most celebrated songwriters on the planet...
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In a previous post I spoke about developing a strategy for fan engagement. One of the best tools that we encourage Bandzoogle members to use to engage with their fans is a blog. A blog is essentially a web log, an online journal where you can post entries and where your fans can leave comments. Blog posts can be used to announce news (album, tour, etc.), document experiences (recording, touring, etc.), or offer anecdotes from your personal life (passions outside of music, funny pets, etc.). Posts can be mostly text, mostly photos, or even video. Here's why blogging is great for engaging your fans...
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Pianist and Educator to Participate in Distance Learning Event at Berklee College of Music on April 4th, 2013. Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.(YASI) is pleased to announce the signing of GRAMMY Award-winner Danilo PA(C)rez to its international Artist roster. a€oeWe are honored to welcome a pianist who is known not only as an exemplary performer, but also as an excellent composer, an innovative educator and a global humanitarian. Danilo represents the consummate Yamaha Artist-he continually inspires audiences through his virtuosity, creativity and imaginative collaborations, while at the same time he wholeheartedly devotes himself to furthering music education throughout the world, as the ultimate mentor and role model for the next generation of musicians,a€ says YASI director Bonnie Barrett...
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It's finally spring in St. Louis, and it's Jazz Appreciation Month all over the world, so it's a good week to get out and hear some live jazz and creative music. Here's a look at what's going on around town over the next few days... Tonight, singer Marlena Shaw (pictured) returns to Jazz at the Bistro for the first evening of a four-night engagement. Known for signature songs such as "Go Away Little Boy" and "California Soul," Shaw performed in St. Louis most recently in 2010, and had been scheduled to appear at the Bistro last spring but had to cancel...
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The distinctly gifted New York-based drummer/composer m: Mike Pride is prolifically active as a leader/accompanist in a wide variety of groups and genres: metal, noise, avant-garde rock, free music, and modern jazz. On May 14, 2013, AUM Fidelity will simultaneously release two of the most potent albums he has created to date. Birthday Days, the new modern jazz work with his From Bacteria To Boys quartet, was recorded within the same month as the maximum intensity avant-garde rock/noise epic, Drummera€(TM)s Corpse, and no pair of records better represent his multifarious artistic nature...
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