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Star-Studded Concerts Planned in NYC to Aid Puerto Rico

Star-Studded Concerts Planned in NYC to Aid Puerto Rico

Jazz musicians are coming to the aid of victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The stellar level of musicianship at two upcoming benefits in New York will make each concert a must-see event. On Oct. 23, (Le) Poison Rouge will host a benefit concert titled Salsa Meets Jazz for Puerto Rico! The venue is located at 158 Bleecker Street, the former site of the legendary jazz venue The Village Gate.... »

Original Incarnation of the Dregs to Tour

Original Incarnation of the Dregs to Tour

A message from Andy West: “Hi Folks, Earlier this year, the five of us (Steve Morse, Rod Morgenstein, Allen Sloan, Steve Davidowski, Andy West) got together and started talking seriously about playing together as the Dixie Dregs again. Our shared history goes way back in time (for some of us, as far back as high school), to the early 70s. So the synergy of this group has a particular feeling... »

Pat Metheny named a 2018 NEA Jazz Master Recipient

Pat Metheny named a 2018 NEA Jazz Master Recipient

Pat Metheny joins the ranks of the nation’s highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters. The NEA Jazz Masters are receiving this honor for their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. Each will receive a $25,000 award and be honored at a tribute concert on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Washington, DC. Ticket info will be announced early in 2018. Meanwhile, enj... »

Get to Know Invisible Whip & Wayne Krantz Bassist Kevin Scott

Get to Know Invisible Whip & Wayne Krantz Bassist Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott is a busy guy, from playing bass with Abstract Logix artists Wayne Krantz and Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip, to hosting a weekly experimental music series in Atlanta, to studio sideman gigs for a range of acts from all genres. Some may call him a protege of both bassist Tim Lefebvre (Wayne Krantz, David Bowie, Tedeschi Trucks Band) and the late avant-Southern-icon Col. Bruce Ham... »

Experience ‘Crosscurrents’ w/ Zakir Hussain On Tour

Experience ‘Crosscurrents’ w/ Zakir Hussain On Tour

Fresh from being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at SFJAZZ Gala 2017, and described by The New York Times as “a living genius,” tabla maestro Zakir Hussain returns with his new project Crosscurrents, exploring the profound intersection of jazz and Indian classical music with some of India’s greatest musicians working within the genre. Hussain is joined by modern saxophone master Chris Potte... »

Check Out Kneebody’s Latest, ‘Anti-Hero’

Check Out Kneebody’s Latest, ‘Anti-Hero’

With a constantly evolving sound that incorporates electronic music, rock and hip-hop, Kneebody has established themselves as one of the most forward-looking groups in jazz. Following their groundbreaking 2015 collaboration with IDM innovator Daedelus, the GRAMMY-nominated quintet bring raw energy, churning backbeats, and unrestrained exploration to their latest offering, Anti-Hero. Ben Wendel (sa... »

Donny McCaslin Releases ‘Beyond Now’

Donny McCaslin Releases ‘Beyond Now’

Deeply influenced by his extraordinary experience collaborating with David Bowie on his final release, Blackstar, Donny McCaslin steps forward with Beyond Now, a heartfelt dedication to the Starman. Along with “David Bowie’s Last Band” (Jason Lindner, Mark Guiliana, Tim Lefebvre and Donny himself), Donny reimagines two Bowie tracks (as well as tracks by Deadmau5 and MUTEMATH) alongside powerful or... »

Mike Stern is Back with ‘Trip’

Mike Stern is Back with ‘Trip’

About a year ago Mike Stern, one of the highest regarded, most successful jazz guitarists alive today, had a terrible accident. He broke both shoulders when he tripped running across a street in Manhattan. Trip, his latest release, is his stunning return after multiple surgeries and a lot of gumption. More than just a comeback, this album is about Mike’s career and his musical partnerships w... »

Guitarist Dean Brown Announces The ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour of Europe 2017

Guitarist Dean Brown Announces The ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour of Europe 2017

TOUR DATES Nov 02: Bemowskie Centrum Kultury Warsaw, Poland Nov 03: Jazz w muzeum Festival Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland Nov 04: Vier Peh Stuttgart, Germany Nov 05: Ronnie Scott’s London, United Kingdom Nov 07: Master Class. University of Music Mannheim Mannheim, Germany Nov 08 New Morning Paris, France Nov 10: Jazz Club Rorschach Rorschach, Switzerland Nov 11: Jazz Club Pod Filarami Gorzow Wielkopo... »

Steve Vai is Selling Some of His Personal Gear

Steve Vai is Selling Some of His Personal Gear

The Techno Empire Reverb Shop features guitars, amps, cabinets, and more from Vai’s personal gear collection. Among the items for sale are: •  An Ibanez Euphoria EP5 EP5EYRL 6-string acoustic guitar that comes directly from Vai’s recording studio. The guitar features Vai’s autograph and velcro on the right side. “Only Steve Vai knows why,” Techno Empire said of the velcro. •  A Carvin VL100 Steve ... »

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