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  • Wayne Krantz Announces 2015 Tour Dates

    December 19, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    On the heels of Ronnie Scott's sold-out London show last month, guitar maverick Wayne Krantz announces upcoming dates for his U.S. tour set to begin February 11th in Nashville, TN and run through April 4nd in Indianapolis. The tour includes a month of dates in Asia with stops i ...

  • Celebrating Charlie Haden

    December 16, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, the family and friends of the late bassist Charlie Haden will gather for a memorial concert and celebration of his life. The show, which will begin at 7 p.m., will take place at Town Hall in New York City. Among the many performers and speakers at ...

  • New Coltrane Documentary In the Works

    December 15, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    A new authorized documentary of John Coltrane, targeted for theatrical release in late 2015/early 2016, will be written and directed by filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson [and Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?]). The film is being c ...

  • 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit Set for NYC in February

    December 11, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Guitarist and composer Joel Harrison has announced the fifth annual Alternative Guitar Summit, which will take place at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn (Feb. 4), and Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan (Feb. 6-8). This year’s lineup includes Lee Ranaldo, Liberty Ellman, David Gilmo ...

  • Guitarist Mark Papagno releases "X"

    December 10, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Baltimore-based guitarist Mark Papagno has been performing and composing for 30 years while working in various aspects of the music industry. In recent years, Mark has worked with Joshua Davis, Todd Harrison, Frank Russo and Max Murray, and Chip Lucas. Mark enlisted the ...

  • JazzCity Presents a Chicago Celebration of Elvin Jones

    December 09, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    On December 12, at 7pm, a gathering of Chicago greats will come together to pay tribute to drummer Elvin Jones. The final performance in the 2014 JazzCity schedule is free and open to the public and will take place at Austin Town Hall Park on 5610 W. Lake Street. As was ...

  • Bumblefoot to Host Listening & Singing Party for 100 Fans

    December 08, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Following eight years playing lead guitar for Guns N' Roses, guitarist, songwriter, singer, and multi instrumentalist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is putting final touches on his next Bumblefoot album, and is eager to give everyone a preview. Known as being one of the most fan ...

  • Montreal Jazz Festival Announces Initial Lineup

    December 04, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    The initial artist lineup has been announced for the 36th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal). Scheduled performers include Jesse Cook, Snarky Puppy, the Stanley Clarke Band, Steven Wilson, the Bad Plus with Joshua Redman, Bebel ...

  • Renaissance Return to the Road

    December 03, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Renaissance will tour the UK in April next year. Annie Haslam and company will return to the road for seven shows in support of this year’s album Symphony Of Light, originally released the previous year as Grandine Il Vento. It was their last to feature late guitari ...

  • New England Conservatory Honors John Zorn with Retrospective Concert, Doctorate

    December 02, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Says John Zorn: “I paid my dues with [avant-garde theater director] Jack Smith. I schlepped records around; I carried his equipment,” he told an audience at New England Conservatory of Music’s Jordan Hall. “I learned a lot about integrity from Jack Smith.&rd ...

  • More 2015 Dates For Tedeschi Trucks Band

    December 01, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    The Tedeschi Trucks Band continue to unveil early 2015 tour dates as the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi-led group are expected to have a big year following the end of Derek's commitment to The Allman Brothers Band. On February 12 and 13, The Tedeschi Trucks Band will pl ...

  • Jeff Beck Announces New Tour and Album for 2015

    December 01, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Jeff Beck has announced that he'll launch a tour on April 16, beginning with a pair of shows in Huntington, New York, and concluding on April 26 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The tour will also include makeup dates for the cancelled shows from Beck and ZZ Top's tour thi ...

  • Tal Wilkenfeld Releases Christmas Single, Launches YouTube Channel

    November 26, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    In advance of her highly-anticipated second solo album, due in 2015 (which will feature her debut as a singer-songwriter/vocalist), Tal Wilkenfeld has released a single on Amazon’s Christmas Collection, "All is Bright." Tal’s intimate ballad cover of Mari ...

  • NAMM TEC Awards Inducts Nathan East Into Hall of Fame

    November 25, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    The NAMM Foundation will induct bassist Nathan East and revered engineer -mixologist Ed Cherney into the NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame during the 30th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards show, to be held Saturday, January 24th in Anaheim, Calif. Nominees across ...

  • Jack Bruce 50th Birthday Concert CD/DVD Box Set

    November 24, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    On Dec. 2, MVD Entertainment Group will release a CD/DVD box set of Jack Bruce’s historic 1993 birthday concert in Cologne, Germany. Teamed with top musicians such as Bernie Worrell, Ginger Baker, Gary Moore, Simon Phillips, Gary Husband, Clem Clempson, and Dick Heckstall-Smi ...

  • King Crimson Announce New Live Album

    November 24, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    King Crimson will release a new live "mini album" on January 13 featuring material recorded on the group's recent North American Tour. Abstract Logix will make this available soon. Crimson founder Robert Fripp said the album will be about 40 minutes long and feat ...

  • Chick Corea Wins Best Latin Jazz Album at Latin Grammys

    November 21, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Paco de Lucia, the renowned flamenco guitarist who passed away Feb. 25, won the Latin Grammys’ Album of the Year award last night for his Canción Andaluza. Other wonners included Marc Anthony’s 3.0 for Best Salsa Album, Jorge Drexler’s Bailar En La Cueva fo ...

  • Ravi Coltrane to Perform “A Love Supreme” in San Francisco

    November 20, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane will perform A Love Supreme, the groundbreaking work created by his late father John Coltrane in December 1964, at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center on Dec. 13. The first show, at 7:30 p.m., is nearly sold out and the venue has now added a second perform ...

  • Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Concert - Sunday, Nov. 23

    November 19, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    The Stanley Clarke Band and five of Musicians Institute's most talented students will perform a free show this Sunday, Nov. 23rd at 8 pm at the MI Concert Hall in Hollywood for the prestigious annual Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Concert. A panel of high-profile music indus ...

  • BBC to Feature Jack Bruce Documentary Online for 30 Days

    November 18, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    A statement from Jack's family: "When Jack's album Silver Rails was released, the Deluxe Edition featured a DVD 'Jack Bruce - The Making of Silver Rails' directed by Jack's daughter Kyla Simone Bruce. The BBC have decided to feature the documentary onl ...


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