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Eric Johnson to Perform ‘Ah Via Musicom’ on 2018 American Tour

Eric Johnson to Perform ‘Ah Via Musicom’ on 2018 American Tour

Eric Johnson has announced that he will perform his popular and successful 1990 album, Ah Via Musicom, in its entirety during his American tour in 2018. “I listen to the fan feedback and comments as I plan my projects and tours. That’s how I got into the recording and subsequent tour with Mike Stern. Same thing with the acoustic recording and tour because I kept hearing ‘Hey when are you gon... »

Flying Colors Launch Alternate Version of Their Debut Album

Flying Colors Launch Alternate Version of Their Debut Album

The band Flying Colors features drummer Mike Portnoy, keyboardist Neal Morse, vocalist and guitarist Casey McPherson, guitarist Steve Morse and bassist Dave LaRue – with the new version titled True Colors featuring the original master recording as it was mixed in the studio. It was helmed by executive producer Bill Evans. Speaking about the decision to release a new version of the 11-track record,... »

Oz Noy Limited Edition Boost/Overdrive Effects Pedal

Oz Noy Limited Edition Boost/Overdrive Effects Pedal

“The magic really happens when you play the RC into the AC because that’s when you get a really big sound!” — Oz Noy. Two classic Xotic Effects pedals, the AC Booster and RC Booster, in one box. Each channel features a 2 band EQ with LED activation to indicate that the channel is engaged. Internationally-acclaimed guitarist Oz Noy has been using the AC and RC Boosters since they were first i... »

Star-Studded Concerts Planned in NYC to Aid Puerto Rico

Star-Studded Concerts Planned in NYC to Aid Puerto Rico

Jazz musicians are coming to the aid of victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The stellar level of musicianship at two upcoming benefits in New York will make each concert a must-see event. On Oct. 23, (Le) Poison Rouge will host a benefit concert titled Salsa Meets Jazz for Puerto Rico! The venue is located at 158 Bleecker Street, the former site of the legendary jazz venue The Village Gate.... »

Original Incarnation of the Dregs to Tour

Original Incarnation of the Dregs to Tour

A message from Andy West: “Hi Folks, Earlier this year, the five of us (Steve Morse, Rod Morgenstein, Allen Sloan, Steve Davidowski, Andy West) got together and started talking seriously about playing together as the Dixie Dregs again. Our shared history goes way back in time (for some of us, as far back as high school), to the early 70s. So the synergy of this group has a particular feeling... »

Pat Metheny named a 2018 NEA Jazz Master Recipient

Pat Metheny named a 2018 NEA Jazz Master Recipient

Pat Metheny joins the ranks of the nation’s highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters. The NEA Jazz Masters are receiving this honor for their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. Each will receive a $25,000 award and be honored at a tribute concert on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Washington, DC. Ticket info will be announced early in 2018. Meanwhile, enj... »

Get to Know Invisible Whip & Wayne Krantz Bassist Kevin Scott

Get to Know Invisible Whip & Wayne Krantz Bassist Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott is a busy guy, from playing bass with Abstract Logix artists Wayne Krantz and Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip, to hosting a weekly experimental music series in Atlanta, to studio sideman gigs for a range of acts from all genres. Some may call him a protege of both bassist Tim Lefebvre (Wayne Krantz, David Bowie, Tedeschi Trucks Band) and the late avant-Southern-icon Col. Bruce Ham... »

Experience ‘Crosscurrents’ w/ Zakir Hussain On Tour

Experience ‘Crosscurrents’ w/ Zakir Hussain On Tour

Fresh from being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at SFJAZZ Gala 2017, and described by The New York Times as “a living genius,” tabla maestro Zakir Hussain returns with his new project Crosscurrents, exploring the profound intersection of jazz and Indian classical music with some of India’s greatest musicians working within the genre. Hussain is joined by modern saxophone master Chris Potte... »

Check Out Kneebody’s Latest, ‘Anti-Hero’

Check Out Kneebody’s Latest, ‘Anti-Hero’

With a constantly evolving sound that incorporates electronic music, rock and hip-hop, Kneebody has established themselves as one of the most forward-looking groups in jazz. Following their groundbreaking 2015 collaboration with IDM innovator Daedelus, the GRAMMY-nominated quintet bring raw energy, churning backbeats, and unrestrained exploration to their latest offering, Anti-Hero. Ben Wendel (sa... »

Donny McCaslin Releases ‘Beyond Now’

Donny McCaslin Releases ‘Beyond Now’

Deeply influenced by his extraordinary experience collaborating with David Bowie on his final release, Blackstar, Donny McCaslin steps forward with Beyond Now, a heartfelt dedication to the Starman. Along with “David Bowie’s Last Band” (Jason Lindner, Mark Guiliana, Tim Lefebvre and Donny himself), Donny reimagines two Bowie tracks (as well as tracks by Deadmau5 and MUTEMATH) alongside powerful or... »

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