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  • The International Jazz Day Global Concert, April 30 2016 from the White House

    April 28, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) again sponsors International Jazz Day on April 30, a series of celebrations around the world that pay tribute to America’s original art form — jazz. This year the All-Star Global Concert takes place in ...

  • Yes Announce Summer 2016 Tour

    April 11, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Yes just announced their 2016 summer touring plans. Billed as "The Album Series: Drama + Topographic 1 & 4," the tour will feature the 1980 album DRAMA performed in its entirety for the first time ever, and sides one and four of 1973's double album TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCE ...

  • President Obama and Michelle Obama to host International Jazz Day 2016 all-star global concert

    April 01, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    PRESIDENT OBAMA AND MICHELLE OBAMA TO HOST INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2016 ALL-STAR GLOBAL CONCERT AT THE WHITE HOUSE FEATURING HERBIE HANCOCK, STING, ARETHA FRANKLIN, TROMBONE SHORTY, DIANA KRALL, AL JARREAU, HUGH MASEKELA, BUDDY GUY, CHICK COREA, WAYNE SHORTER, PAT METHENY AND MANY OTH ...

  • Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy Announces Summer Tour Dates

    March 18, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Two guitar legends are coming together to bring the power of blues and rock to fans! For the tour, which begins July 19 in Port Chester, N.Y., Beck will be joined by blues veteran Buddy Guy, who’s set to serve as a co-headliner on the majority of the currently announced dates. ...

  • Christian McBride Named Artistic Director of Newport Jazz Festival

    March 10, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    For the first time in its 62-year history, the world-renowned Newport Jazz Festival® will have a musician other than pianist/producer George Wein as its artistic director. Multiple Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride has been named artistic director to work alongside, and eventu ...

  • Steely Dan Announces Spring Tour Dates & Summer Tour

    February 24, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have announced Steely Dan will be back to satisfy Dan fans nationwide with "The Dan Who Knew Too Much" tour dates this spring and summer. The band will kick off their spring touring with two Port Chester, NY p ...

  • Snarky Puppy release "Family Dinner: Volume 2" and prepare for tour

    February 10, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Snarky Puppy's Family Dinner: Volume 2 is available this week. The CD + DVD package is being supported by a tour this spring in North and South America. 3/5 Aura Music & Arts Festival Live Oak, FL 3/7 Lunario Mexico City, Mexico 3/9 Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina 3/10 Teatro So ...

  • Hiromi Returns with Highly Personal Album Spark

    February 10, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    On her 10th album as a leader, Japanese pianist/composer Hiromi explores the nature of creativity and her own personal sources of inspiration. Spark will be released on the Telarc label, a division of the Concord Music Group, on April 1. Spark is Hiromi’s latest release with The Tr ...

  • Santana Stream Their New Single, “Anywhere You Want to Go”

    February 03, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Santana have released the first track from their long-awaited reunion, and you can hear it below. Their new album, Santana IV, reunites the core of the original early Seventies group behind Santana, Abraxas and Santana III. Those albums produced such hits as “Evil Ways,” “Oye ...

  • Unreleased 1969 Herbie Mann Live Set Out in March

    January 28, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Real Gone Records will release, on March 11, the two-CD Live at the Whisky 1969—The Unreleased Masters, a previously unreleased 1969 recording by the flutist from the iconic L.A. club the Whisky A-Go-Go. Mann’s band at the time included guitarist Sonny Sharrock, Miroslav Vitous on ...

  • Newport Jazz Festival Announces Complete Lineup

    January 20, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    The complete lineup for the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival, set for Newport, R.I., on July 29-31, has been announced. Performances will take place at Fort Adams State Park and the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Headliners include Chick Corea, celebrating his 75t ...

  • New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup Announced

    January 20, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    The lineup for the 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, taking place April 22 to May 1, has been announced. As has been true for many years now, the majority of the headlining acts do not fit into the jazz category. They include: Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, ...

  • Saratoga Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

    January 18, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    The lineup has been announced for the 38th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, set for June 25-26 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Saratoga, N.Y. Smokey Robinson, Chick Corea and Joey Alexander (performing on his 13th birthday) are among the artists slated to ...

  • Kaiser Permanente San Jose Winter Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

    January 18, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    The 2016 Kaiser Permanente San Jose Jazz Winter Fest presented by Metro has announced its lineup. The festival will feature more than 25 concerts from February 25 through March 8. The following artists are set to perform: John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet, Regina Carter, Nicholas Pa ...

  • Berklee to Award Full-Tuition Grants for Jazz Students

    January 13, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Beginning with the fall 2016 class, all 20 students accepted to Berklee College of Music’s master of music in contemporary performance-global jazz concentration program will be awarded full-tuition grants valued at $46,000, according to a press release issued by the school. ...

  • Bill Frisell Releasing New Album This Month

    January 11, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    With the new album When You Wish Upon a Star, available on January 29, guitarist Bill Frisell draws upon the classic film and television music we have heard on screen and how it shapes and informs our emotional relationships to what we see. Frisell, whose own music has been feature ...

  • Tower of Power Celebrate 48th Anniversary With Tour

    December 31, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Since their formation in 1968, Tower of Power have been recording and touring, playing hundreds of shows annually and releasing 18 studio albums, seven live albums, six compilations and three DVDs. Additionally, Tower of Power has recorded with hundreds of artists as diverse as Aer ...

  • Uli Jon Roth, Jennifer Batten, Andy Timmons to Join Forces for Spring Tour

    December 31, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Guitar legend Uli Jon Roth will join forces with Jennifer Batten and Andy Timmons for the Ultimate Guitar Experience North American tour in the spring. Roth provided details about the tour in a detailed statement. “I’m really looking forward to this tour,&rdqu ...

  • John Patitucci Prepares to Release Documentary "Back In Brooklyn" on January 7th

    December 23, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    A candid look into the life of one of the greatest bass players in the history of jazz as he crafts his newest album, the documentary film BACK IN BROOKLYN premiers online Thursday, January 7th, 2016. Known for his versatility, sensitivity and tone, John Patitucci has played b ...

  • John Scofield Is Playing Both Guitar And Bass For A New Power Trio

    December 23, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Last night, virtuoso guitarist John Scofield posted an image of himself playing both the guitar and bass for a new "power trio." While details still remain scarce, Scofield's post reveals that Brad Mehldau is on synths and Mark Guiliana will play drums. Both musicians ...


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