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RIP Kofi Burbridge  (1961-2019)

RIP Kofi Burbridge  (1961-2019)

One of music’s finest, Kofi Burbridge  died on Friday at the age of 57. Kofi underwent emergency heart surgery on June 20, 2017 and spent months recovering. He was recently hospitalized again. As described by the Tedeschi Trucks Band it was a “setback related to his surgery in 2017.” Kofi Burbridge was a master and institution at both flute and keyboards. Both him and his brother Oteil were ... »

Pat Metheny’s new project Side Eye

Pat Metheny’s new project Side Eye

Pat Metheny‘s new launch a new playing environment called “Side Eye” for this upcoming season. “I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way.” says Pat Metheny He continues “From my earliest days in Kansas City onward, I was the beneficiary of so many older musicians giving me a platform ... »

John Mclaughlin and the 4th Dimension

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension announce Spring European Tour

Legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has announced a European Spring Tour with his 4th Dimension band. Gary Husband on Keyboards, Ranjit Barot on Drums, and Etienne Mbappe on the bass. The tour will kick off in Munich, Germany on April 11 and will end in Berlin on April 30, 2019. This is the first tour that John is embarking with his band after his North America Farewell tour in 2017 with Jimmy Her... »

Oz Noy’s BoogaLooga Loo Hotwires  Boogaloo meets Bitches brew , a mix of Boogaloo and electric jazz with hints of R&B.

Oz Noy’s BoogaLooga Loo Hotwires Boogaloo meets Bitches brew , a mix of Boogaloo and electric jazz with hints of R&B.

Available on March 15, 2019 all-star new album to be followed by month-long U.S. tour New York guitar phenom Oz Noy is that rare artist — one who has cultivated his own distinct voice within the context of classic structures. His latest album, BoogaLooga Loo reawakens timeless Boogaloo meets Jazz meets R&B grooves with Noy’s extended, unpredictable harmonic sensibility, stinging phrasing... »

In Memory of two gentle giants, Mandolin U.Shrinivas and Shawn Lane

In Memory of two gentle giants, Mandolin U.Shrinivas and Shawn Lane

news I have been very blessed in life to meet some truly remarkable people, and some of them are musicians. Among those musicians, a select few have left this planet with a body of work that is so rich and deep that it requires a lot of time, attention, and dedication to fully appreciate their genius. They were never pop stars or household names; they never had chart-topping hits or thousands of p... »

Guitarist Oz Noy goes another direction with Ozone Squeeze and great songs

Guitarist Oz Noy goes another direction with Ozone Squeeze and great songs

What happens musically with an  unconventional yet a stellar meeting of the minds with the super talented Australian singer and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Knower, Thirsty Merc) , New York’s very own electric Jazz-Blues plectorist Oz Noy and Atlanta based drummer Darren Stanley ( Col.Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring) ? Its called Ozone Squeeze and is one of music’s hottest new bands to... »

Who is Rai Thistlethwayte and why he is a badass (Ozone Squeeze and Knower)

Who is Rai Thistlethwayte and why he is a badass (Ozone Squeeze and Knower)

Rai Thistlethwayte is one of those rare talents among a breed of forward thinking young musicians who are constantly evolving and are in pursuit of Whats Next. But,  what is remarkable about Australian born multi-instrumentalist is his wide encompassing umbrella of  musical abilities. It is so rare to hear someone who treats the legacy of soul, pop, jazz, electronic and rock idioms with an uncanny... »

Jeff Beck US Tour Set to Begin

Jeff Beck US Tour Set to Begin

JEFF BECK is set to embark on a 6-week U.S. tour this summer including seven solo shows, in addition to the previously announced “Stars Align Tour,” with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart. Joining BECK on this year’s outing will be long-time collaborators, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jimmy Hall (vocals) as well as touring partner, Rhonda Smith (bass) and newcomer, cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smit... »

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip – Los Angeles, 9 Dec 2017

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip – Los Angeles, 9 Dec 2017

This week we feature most of Jimmy Herring‘s set at UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA, when he opened for John McLaughlin on the final concert of The Meeting of the Spirits Tour on December 9, 2017. The virtuoso jam guitarist with The Invisible Whip perform The Allman Brothers Band’s Les Brers in A Minor, Matt’s Funk, Jungle Book Overture, and Miles Davis’ Black Satin. JIMMY... »

Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, & Abasi Announce ‘Generation Axe’ Tour

Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, & Abasi Announce ‘Generation Axe’ Tour

Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi are teaming up again for the Generation Axe tour. The Generation Axe tour will hit the United States this fall. You can see the full itinerary of the tour below. “The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to am... »

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