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Entries from April 2008

CD/DOWNLOAD RELEASE: Six Degrees Announces New Niyaz Album

Six Degrees Records is proud to announce the new album from Niyaz, entitled Nine Heavens. Nine Heavens will be released as a double CD (featuring one disc of electronic and one disc of acoustic versions of the tracks) on June 24, 2008. Niyaz consists of three prominent artists, Azam Ali, best known as the vocalist […]

Date: Apr 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

EVENT: Westchester Jazz Orchestra to Perform Works of Antonio Carlos Jobim on June 7th in Chappaqua

Westchester, NY — The Westchester Jazz Orchestra has been called a “local” orchestra “in about the same way as, say, the New York or Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras are local.” On June 7, this world-class big band will welcome summer with the works of Antonio Carlos Jobim, who first captivated Americans with his early-1960s mega-hits The […]

Date: Apr 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

GENERAL/INDUSTRY: Jazz Impressions of Brubeck

In the 1950s and 60s the Dave Brubeck Quartet became one of the most popular jazz acts in the world–one of the reasons why the group ended up doing a State Department tour in 1958 at the height of the Cold War that took them to countries such as India, Poland, and Iraq. The music […]

Date: Apr 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Creative Nation Music Celebrates Its Latest Releases During Boston’s JazzWeek

Creative Nation Music’s three-night concert series at The Lily Pad begins this Wednesday. Each night will feature a local group with a new or forthcoming CD on the label. These concerts are part of JazzWeek, Boston’s annual area-wide celebration of jazz and improvised music. Wednesday, April 30th at 7:30 p.m. Eric Hofbauer and The Infrared […]

Date: Apr 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

EVENT: Grammy Winning Blue Shoe Project Hosts Free Blues Fest Featuring Grammy Winners

Bring the kids, Blue Shoe also hosting education event at festival Colleyville, Texas – On Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 2 PM to 9 PM, Grammy-winning non- profit organization The Blue Shoe Project will host Colleyville’s first-ever blues festival in The Village at Colleyville development, 62 Main Street, Colleyville, Texas (at the intersection of Highway […]

Date: Apr 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

AWARD: Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival Announces Arsen Shomakhov Emerging Artist Winner

The Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival (formerly KBBF), recognized as one of the largest free blues festivals in North America announces the 2007 Emerging Artist Contest Winner. This past year over 150 bands and performers applied to participate in the contest. A local favorite of Moscow, Arsen Shomakhov, was selected by the Festival to take […]

Date: Apr 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

EVENT: Born with the Blues, Chasing a Dream: Pedro Rodriguez, Chilean Jazz Guitarist to Give Concert on May 2, 2008

Pedro Rodriguez brings his unique brand of Latin Jazz and The Blues to a New York audience on Friday, May 2, culminating a journey of many years and many miles from his hometown of Santiago, Chile. The son of a medical doctor who played the trumpet, Rodriguez grew up in Santiago, listening to Jazz, Tango […]

Date: Apr 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News