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  • Blues Alley Jazz Society Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    March 31, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock will kick off the Blues Alley Jazz Society’s 30th anniversary music series at the Kennedy Center on April 10. Concerts will take place at the Blues Alley Georgetown location and will feature multiple artists including, Angela Winbush, Roy Hargro ...

  • Mark Egan Reunites with Danny Gottlieb and Mitchel Forman on Direction Home

    March 30, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Electric Bassist Mark Egan Reunites with Drummer Danny Gottlieb and Pianist Mitchel Forman on Direction Home Bass trio project to be released on Wavetone Records in March As a follow up to 2014’s About Now, his dynamic groove-oriented recording with longtime colleague ...

  • Gadd, Tedeschi-Trucks, Clarke To Play Rochester Jazz Festival

    March 27, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Pianist Diana Krall, drummer Steve Gadd and multi-instrumentalist Trombone Shorty are among the more than 1,500 musicians who will perform at this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, taking place June 19–27. The 14th edition of the festival will inc ...

  • The Aristocrats’ Third Album Title: “Tres Caballeros” – Plus North America Tour Dates!

    March 25, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Fresh off their wildly successful 2013-2014 Culture Clash world tour, The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today – rewrote their own rules for their third studio album, Tres Caballeros, which is slated for release in late Jun ...

  • Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit to reunite for limited

    March 24, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Special 2015 edition of beloved absurdist jam-driven outfit to feature Col. Bruce Hampton alongside original members Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, and Jeff Sipe. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Referred to in a recent Relix feature as “The Jamband Velvet Underground,&rd ...

  • Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit Announce Reunion Tour Dates

    March 24, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Abstract Logix and Relix are excited to announce that we will be presenting all of the dates on Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit's upcoming reunion tour. The band, which Relix referred to as "the Jamband Velvet Underground" in their 40th anniversary i ...

  • John Scofield & Taj Mahal to Celebrate Muddy Waters’ 100th

    March 23, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Guitarist John Scofield and multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal will commemorate the centennial of the birth of the late blues icon Muddy Waters on April 24-25 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, ...

  • Steve Vai Premieres "Gravity Storm" from 'Stillness in Motion' DVD

    March 23, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Steve Vai has released "Gravity Storm," a new live video taken from his new 2CD/2DVD, Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A. The album and DVD, which will be released April 7 through Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, were recorded October 12, 2012, at LA ...

  • Wayne Krantz Announces West Coast and Midwest Dates

    March 17, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Wayne Krantz returns to the West Coast and Midwest in March and April. The guitarist will be performing with James Genus on bass and Cliff Almond on drums. Krantz’s latest album is Good Piranha/Bad Piranha. It can be purchased at the link above. The dates are as fol ...

  • Mike Porcaro, Toto Bassist, Dies from ALS at 59

    March 16, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Mike Porcaro, who played bass with Toto, died on Sunday, March 15, following a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 59. Toto guitarist Steve Lukather posted a message on Twitter about Porcaro’s death: “My ...

  • Gong Founder Daevid Allen Passes at Age 77

    March 13, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Daevid Allen, a founding member of the influential jazz outfit Soft Machine and the driving force behind the prog-rock group Gong, died on Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 77. "Daevid passed peacefully in Australia today, Friday 13th at 1.05pm, surrounded by his b ...

  • Tenth Annual Night of the Prog Festival Set for July

    March 09, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Steve Hackett leads the tenth anniversary Night Of The Prog bill at the Lorelei Amphitheatre in Germany on July 17-19. The bill also features Pain Of Salvation, Steve Rothery, Camel, Fish, Pendragon, Riverside, The Enid and more. Organiser Winfried Volklein, who runs the ...

  • Trumpeter Lew Soloff Dies at 71

    March 09, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Lew Soloff, a fixture on the New York jazz scene for a half-century, and best known for his association with Blood, Sweat and Tears, died this morning, March 8, in New York City. His daughter, Laura Solomon, confirming Soloff’s death, stated on her Facebook page that he suffe ...

  • Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival Set for March 27-29

    March 05, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    The third Big Ears Festival, scheduled for March 27-29 in multiple venues throughout Knoxville, Tenn., includes several jazz artists among its eclectic offerings. The festival is also expanding its film programming this year and is spotlighting the film work of Bill Morrison. Among ...

  • Introducing Guitar Workshop Plus 2015

    March 02, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Join attendees from around the world this summer to learn, perform, share, and grow as a musician. Guitar Workshop Plus offers weeklong workshops in a musical environment at superb facilities. Guitar, Bass, Drum, Keyboard, and Vocal courses are offered for all levels, ages, and sty ...

  • Larry Coryell Plans U.S. Dates with Strings Attached

    February 24, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Guitarist Larry Coryell is planning several U.S. dates this spring and summer with Strings Attached, which consists of fellow guitarists Jimmy Bruno, Joe Cohn, Vic Juris, and Jack Wilkins, supported by bassist Jon Webber and drummer Steve Williams. The itinerary includes residencie ...

  • Steve Howe Curates New Solo 2-Disc Anthology

    February 18, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Guitarist Steve Howe played an integral role in shaping the sound of Yes and Asia and he's enjoyed a long and prolific career as a solo artist with more than a dozen studio albums to his credit. He has handpicked 33 tracks from his vast and varied discography for Anthology, ...

  • Al Di Meola Announces "Elegant Gypsy and More - Last Electric Tour" in USA

    February 12, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Feb 19 Clearwater, Florida - Capitol Theatre Feb 20 Orlando, Florida - The Plaza Live Feb 21 Ponte Vedra, Florida - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Feb 25 Durham, NC - The Carolina Theatre Feb 26 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Feb 27 Atlanta, GA ...

  • Steely Dan Announce 2015 Tour

    February 12, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Steely Dan and Elvis Costello are hitting the road together for a summer tour. The 21-city outing kicks off at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado on July 6th and runs through the middle of August. Additionally, Steely Dan have announced a West Coast tour in April that includes a ...

  • Solo Keith Jarrett at Carnegie Hall

    February 09, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Keith Jarrett returns to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perleman Stage on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8 p.m. to perform a rare solo-piano concert. The show will feature an entire evening of solo improvisations and will be his only solo concert appearance worldwide this winter ...


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