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  • SFJAZZ Announces Performers for May 8 Gala Honoring Joni Mitchell

    April 16, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    SFJAZZ has announced the musical guests for its annual gala on May 8, this year honoring Joni Mitchell, who will be presented the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award by Wayne Shorter. The gala concert will feature special guests Kris Kristofferson, Joe Jackson, Patti Austin, Kurt Ell ...

  • DC Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

    April 14, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Since 2005, the DC Jazz Festival organization has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz, our nation’s singular original art form. The festival presents a selection of the jazz genre ...

  • Jeff Beck Releasing Live Album and Two New Studio Tracks

    April 09, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Jeff Beck’s 2014 double-bill tour with ZZ Top provides the source material for the guitarist’s new live album, Jeff Beck Live+, out May 5. The album features 14 live performances from the tour and includes two new studio tracks, the first new music from Beck since his 2 ...

  • Yes and Toto announce joint North American tour

    April 08, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Yes and Toto are joining forces for a summer tour. The 26-city tour officially kicks off in August and features stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles before wrapping up in mid-September. “We’re thrilled to be hitting the road with Toto,” Yes co ...

  • Detroit Jazz Festival Announces Metheny as Artist-in-Residence

    April 07, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Pat Metheny will serve as Artist-in-Residence at the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival, which takes place Sept. 4–7. The guitarist/composer will perform in multiple musical incarnations at the festival and will take part in education and mentorship activities throughout the year. ...

  • Steve Hackett Releases New Solo Album 'Wolflight'

    April 06, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    You could call Steve Hackett’s new album, Wolflight, a rock record, but it’s so much more than that. Besides its healthy doses of rock, R&B and jazz, the album, which will be released April 7, reveals the Influence of 19th-century composers and features some un ...

  • Final Frank Zappa Album Will Finally Be Released

    April 03, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    The incredibly prolific Frank Zappa's music has been featured on 99 different releases through 2015. Yesterday, the Zappa Family Trust officially announced release #100 and it's one that has been in the works for over 20 years - Dance Me This. According to an email sen ...

  • A new live CD by Billy Cobham from last years' celebrated Spectrum 40 tours!

    April 02, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    In the summer of 2015, Cobham will release a live CD recording from last years' celebrated Spectrum 40 tours, which dazzled audiences around the world in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Spectrum CD, the defining album of the jazz-fusion genre. Ever since his breakt ...

  • 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 ...


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