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  • 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 ...

  • Robben Ford to Release New Album 'Into The Sun'

    February 09, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s forthcoming new album Into The Sun (Mascot Label Group) shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and the stunning playing that’s made him a favorite foil of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and other legends. ...

  • The 2015 World Tour of Wayne Krantz

    February 04, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Known for his uncompromising musical vision, unique rhythms and deep reserves of soul, guitarist Wayne Krantz ventures beyond the guitar’s limitations to create an identifiably original style and sound. On the heels of a sold-out Ronnie Scott’s show in London, Kran ...

  • Guitarist Henry Kaiser to Play Residency at The Stone in NYC

    February 02, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Guitarist and composer Henry Kaiser will play a residency at The Stone in New York February 3-8, celebrating the release of his four albums. The recordings—The Celestial Squid (with Ray Russell, released on Cuneiform Records), Garden of Memory (on which he is a featured guita ...

  • Al Di Meola Serves Up Cuts from Forthcoming Album

    February 02, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Al Di Meola has released a video of sample cuts from his forthcoming album, Elysium, a new record-in-the-making that will allows fans to go behind the scenes of the disc's creation. The album will contain 10 to 14 new songs recorded in various locations, including his New ...

  • Magma to Tour North America

    February 02, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Magma, a legendary band in France and one of music’s “most innovative and eclectic ensembles” will perform a select number of dates in North America this April. Formed in 1969 and inspired by a ”vision of humanity’s spiritual and ecological future&rdqu ...

  • King Crimson: Ready to Release a New Studio Album?

    January 29, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Things have been busy in the King Crimson camp. First, the group launched last year's comeback tour in the U.S., during which they recorded Live at the Orpheum, released earlier this month. Now King Crimson bassist Tony Levin says more music and a new studio album could be ...

  • Billy Cobham's Spectrum 40 Band Set for Berks Jazz Fest Concert

    January 26, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    For over 30 years, Billy Cobham has received international acclaim as the consummate drummer. With his matchless, dazzling, ambidextrous skills, Cobham has applied the same insistent fervor to his long list of monumental achievements. The 25th annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest ...

  • Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea Announce Joint Tour

    January 23, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea will tour together for the first time since 1978. The pianists will perform a number of dates in the United States and Canada beginning March 14 in Seattle, before heading to Europe in July for a handful of shows. They will also play in Asia, ...

  • All-Star Group to Celebrate Miles Davis' Late '60's Albums

    January 20, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Next Tuesday Jan 27th an all-star cast will visit the music and techniques of the Miles Davis albums Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson, Live Evil, On The Corner & Big Fun at Blue Whale in Los Angeles. It's a big band of innovators with the venue itself as part of the ...

  • Sco-Mule Announce US Tour Dates

    January 14, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Gov't Mule and John Scofield's long-awaited live album, Sco-Mule, will be released January 27. Sco-Mule is a two-and-a-half-hour instrumental jazz-rock hybrid, and it is the most anticipated Mule archival release in the band's vault. The recording dates back to Sep ...

  • Drum heroes heading to Ronnie Scott's in 2015

    January 12, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    A host of top drumming stars will head to London's iconic Ronnie Scott's club in 2015. Billy Cobham will be at Ronnie's for a week-long residency from 23 to 28 February, with Mark King and Michael Lindrup of Level 42 appearing as part of the show on 28 February. Ti ...

  • Jam with Matt Garrison in Brooklyn

    January 09, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Matt Garrison’s Brooklyn performance space, Shapeshifter Lab, is now hosting a weekly Wednesday night jam session, with free admission to all. One of New York City’s most dynamic music venues and a hot spot for new and established bass talent, the Lab can now be your la ...

  • U.S. DOT Issues Final Rule Regarding Air Travel with Musical Instruments

    January 08, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    The U.S. Department of Transportation recently handed down a ruling that will allow guitarists to bring their treasured instrument with them onboard the plane instead of being forced the check your axe and possibly have it destroyed. For more, see: http://www.dot.gov/aircons ...


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