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  • Tony MacAlpine Announces Tour Dates

    August 25, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Tony MacAlpine says he is doing much better in his battle against colon cancer. In a new Facebook post, the guitarist gives an update on his health and announces a run of West Coast dates in October, including several opening spots on Steve Vai’s Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversar ...

  • Wayne Krantz Announces 2016 Fall Tour

    August 24, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    The American dates run from Oct. 4 in Sellersville, Penn., to Oct. 26 in Santa Cruz, Calif., stretching the tour across the continent. Afterwards, overseas gigs are booked Oct. 28-30 at Cotton Club in Tokyo, Nov. 1-2 at Blue Note in Beijing and Nov. 20-21 at M8 in Mainz, Germany. Mem ...

  • Oz Noy Releases Video from WGAF Sessions featuring Randy Brecker

    August 24, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    An exclusive view of the recording of 'A Change is Gonna Come' from the latest Oz Noy release Who Gives a Funk on Abstract Logix. ...

  • Scofield Explores Country Music on New Album

    August 17, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Following his Grammy win in the category Best Instrumental Jazz Album for his 2015 recording, Past Present (Impulse!/Verve), guitarist John Scofield is set to release Country For Old Men, an exploration of country music, on Sept. 23. The new album, also on Impulse!/Verve, includes ...

  • No Tickets Required! The Montclair Jazz Festival

    August 01, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    The Montclair Jazz Festival produced by Jazz House Kids kicks off nine hours of world-class jazz on Saturday, August 13 in Nishuane Park, Montclair, New Jersey. Hosted by five-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride, with award-winning actor and mistress of ceremonies S. ...

  • Jerry Donahue Suffers Stroke

    August 01, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Jerry Donahue's daughter Kristina Daly announced through Facebook on Saturday, July 30, that her father had suffered a stroke on Friday. The renowned guitarist and solo artist also played with the Hellecasters and Fairport Convention. Here is Kristina's post: "Facebook friend ...

  • Nels Cline releases new single “I Have Dreamed” - Double Album due August 5

    July 27, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Guitarist Nels Cline has released “I Have Dreamed,” a new single from his upcoming double-album Lovers, which will be released by Blue Note Records on August 5. The song, his version of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s standard, is the third single to be release ...

  • Tribute Concert Set to Celebrate 80th Birthday of Joe Diorio

    July 26, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    An array of jazz-guitar greats will join in New York City on Aug. 10 to celebrate the 80th birthday of guitarist Joe Diorio, in a tribute concert titled “Joe Diorio at 80.” The concert will be held at Zinc Bar (82 West 3rd Street in Greenwich Village), and feature performances by ...

  • Indian Classical Meets Jazz Fusion in New Zealand This Weekend

    July 22, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    An Indian classical and Jazz Fusion event with famous Jazz musicians and Indian classical singers and musicians will be held this weekend in Auckland. The show ‘Anhad’ will be held on July 23 at 6 pm. It will open with an Indian Classical Khyaal sung by Baljeet Kaur followed by a ...

  • Springfield Mass. Jazz & Roots Festival to Take Place Aug. 6

    July 21, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    The third annual Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival will take place on Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Springfield, Massachusetts’ Court Square. Headlining the free event is Springfield native and Grammy-winning singer/guitarist Taj Mahal, whose appearance at the event is “sig ...

  • RAHSAANATHON to Honor Rahsaan Roland Kirk

    July 13, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    California jazz club Cafe Stritch will host the fourth-annual RAHSAANATHON—a celebration of the life and music of multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk—in San Jose from Aug. 3-7. The event will include live performances of Kirk’s work, with acts like Steve Turre & the Eulip ...

  • DownBeat Readers Poll Now Open

    July 11, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Votes are pouring in for the 81st Annual DownBeat Readers Poll, which opened on July 1. Readers will vote in 34 categories, and the results will be published in DownBeat’s December issue. In last year’s Readers Poll, pianist Chick Corea was voted the Jazz Artist of the Year, and ...

  • Aristocrats To Tour Asia & Australia this Autumn

    July 07, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Sept 5 - Fukuoka, JAPAN - Gate’s 7 Sept 6 - Osaka, JAPAN - BigCat Sept 7 - Nagoya, JAPAN - The Bottom Line Sept 8 - Kawasaki, JAPAN - Club Citta Sept 10 - Bangkok, THAILAND - M-Theatre Sept 12 – Kolkota (India) – Venue TBC Sept 14 – Mumbai (India) – Venue TBC Sept 16 ...

  • Miles Davis tribute at the Lighthouse Jazz Festival, Michigan City, July 9

    July 07, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    The first Lighthouse Jazz Festival, presented by Live Music Matters, will take place at the Guy Foreman Amphitheater in Washington Park, Michigan City, on July 9 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. One of the highlights of its program is a tribute to Miles Davis by pianist and former Davis produ ...

  • John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension begin their European Tour this week!

    June 30, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    European Summer Tour 2016 July 1 Vitrolles , France July 3 Montreux , Switzerland July 6 Segré , France July 7 Vienne, France July 8 Vienna, Austria (NEW) July ...

  • Redman, Mehldau To Release Duo Album on Sept. 9

    June 30, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    On Sept. 9, saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau will release Nearness, a selection of duets recorded live during their recent European tour. The album, available on Nonesuch, will be the first duo recording by the two musicians, who collaborated together in ensembles th ...

  • Jaco Pastorius Play-Along Book Published

    June 24, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Jaco Pastorius revolutionized bass playing over the course of a tragically short life, which has been depicted in the acclaimed documentary, “JACO,” produced by Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. Now, some of Jaco’s most famous bass lines (from his solo work, tenure in Weather ...

  • Percy Jones and BRAND X Reunite for US Tour

    June 24, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Legendary Jazz-Rock-Fusion band BRAND X has reunited and is preparing to celebrate their reunion with a Fall 2016/Spring 2017 U.S. tour, including a headline performance at Progtoberfest in Chicago on October 21st. Also on this initial run will be shows in Milwaukee, Detroit, Clevelan ...

  • Hear Steve Vai perform No Pockets from His New Modern Primitive LP

    June 24, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Thanks to Guitar Player magazine for presenting the exclusive premier of “No Pockets,” a track from Steve Vai’s new “lost” album, Modern Primitive. “No Pockets” is one of 13 unreleased song sketches and works-in-progress collected on Modern Primitive. All of the songs ...

  • Princeton Names Rudresh Mahanthappa Director of Jazz

    June 21, 2016   By Ablx Staff


    Princeton University’s Department of Music has named saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa Director of Jazz. Mahanthappa, who comes to Princeton with an extensive jazz background and a voice “intent on transcending cultural divides by hybridizing progressive jazz and non-We ...


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