• 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 ...

  • Blue Note to open in Honolulu, Hawaii

    December 22, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    The iconic Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced the opening of its newest location in Honolulu, bringing world-class musical performances to Hawaii. Blue Note Hawaii will serve as the state’s premier venue for the world’s most celebrated artists, from jazz a ...

  • Charles Lloyd Sets 2016 Tour Dates; Several with Bill Frisell

    December 18, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Charles Lloyd has announced a series of early 2016 tour dates in support of his forthcoming Blue Note album, I Long to See You. All of the dates through early February include guitarist Bill Frisell: some are Lloyd-Frisell duo sets; others feature Frisell and the rhythm section of ...

  • Marco Benevento Announces Tour Dates

    December 17, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Keyboardist Marco Benevento has announced upcoming tour dates, including the first leg of shows supporting his forthcoming studio album, The Story of Fred Short, due in April on Royal Potato Family. The eight-night album support run begins March 31 in San Diego followed by shows st ...

  • UK Bassist Shez Raja Releasing All-Star Album with Mike Stern and Randy Brecker

    December 16, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Dot Time Records is pleased to announce Shez Raja's highly anticipated all-star album “Gurutopia" will be released in April 2016. Featuring the cream of the British jazz scene as well as global jazz legends, Mike Stern and Randy Brecker, the recording captures the ra ...

  • Steve Smith Rejoins Journey For 2016 Tour

    December 16, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Steve Smith, the legendary drummer on many of Journey's biggest hits, who is also a teacher, clinician, leader of the fusion band Vital Information, and a collaborator in countless great musical projects has rejoined Journey for a big 2016 reunion schedule. The band will j ...

  • Dave Weckl Releases Behind-the-Scenes Movie, Flies on the Studio Wall

    December 15, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Dave Weckl and his longtime musical partner, keyboardist Jay Oliver, are releasing a two-hour movie about the making of their 2014 release, Convergence. 

The film, titled Flies on the Studio Wall, is available now at Flies on the Studio Wall focuses on prov ...

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