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Sting: The Complete Studio Collection to be released June 9th

A&M / Interscope Records / Deutsche Grammophon are honored to announce the release of The Complete Studio Collection on June 9th. Encompassing the entirety of Sting’s illustrious solo studio album catalogue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl – from his 1985 debut album The Dream Of The Blue Turtles through to the latest 57th & 9th …

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‘Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary’ to have its Alabama Premiere

Legendary saxophonist and composer John Coltrane would have been 90 today. To celebrate his legacy and incredible body of work, Verve/UMe is proud to announce today's release of the high-resolution audio remasters of nine more of his classic Impulse Records! albums, continuing the label's initiative to remaster every album Coltrane recorded in his lifetime for "The House That Trane Built" in a variety of high-fidelity formats. (PRNewsFoto/Verve/UMe)

The City of Birmingham will be the site of an advance Alabama screening of the critically acclaimed Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, on Saturday, March 25, at 7:00pm. The film will be screened at what was formerly the 2nd Presbyterian Church on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. The building is now known …

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Jose James will tour the US, starting March 16

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Jose James is reborn as a powerful voice in contemporary R&B on Love in a Time of Madness, his vibrant new album which is released on February 24. Watch the video for the first single “Always There” of the album down here. Moviegoers next month will find James featured in an on-screen performing role in …

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Lee Morgan film to premiere on march 24

The new film ‘I Called Him Morgan’ tells the astonishing love story of trumpeter Lee Morgan who was just 33 when he was killed by his wife during a gig at Slug’s in NYC in 1972. Luminaries who appear in the film include Wayne Shorter, Bennie Maupin, Charli Persip and Jymie Merritt. I Called Him …

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Dot Time Records announces partnership with Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

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Dot Time Records is proud to announce its partnership with the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. This newly established agreement will include four previously unreleased productions from the archives of Queen’s College, which houses the Louis Armstrong collection. The releases will be part of the Dot Time Records ‘Legends’ series. Jerry Roche, who heads the …

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Announcing Never-Before Released Louis Armstrong Music

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Dot Time Records is proud to announce its partnership with the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. This newly established agreement will include four previously unreleased productions from the archives of Queen’s College, which houses the Louis Armstrong collection. The releases will be part of the Dot Time Records ‘Legends’ series. Jerry Roche, who heads the …

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Jazz Fellow Giorgi Mikadze From Tbilisi Innovates New Microtonal Sounds in Southern California Residency

Composer, arranger, and pianist Giorgi Mikadze brings an international groove to 18th Street Arts Center’s Make Jazz Fellowship. Born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Mikadze is in residence at 18th Street Arts Center till March 30, 2017. The new body of work he will develop during his time in Southern California explores the microtonalities of traditional …

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Finalists 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announces the 15 finalist bands that will compete in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival – one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world – at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, on May 11 – 13, 2017. …

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Jazz legend Al Jarreau dead at 76

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American jazz singer Al Jarreau passed away this morning. This has been announced on the singer’s website. This week he has been hospitalized with dehydration. The tour he was doing, he had to stop this. Al Jarreau is seen as one of the most celebrated jazz singers and is the only singer ever who won …

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Acclaimed Jazz Fusion Drummer/Composer Bob Holz Returns With Visions & Friends

Bob Holz, popular drummer, composer and band leader has returned with his second MVD Records release, Visions and Friends, a further continuation of the contemporary jazz/funk fusion he spearheaded with 2015’s acclaimed A Vision Forward album. The new album includes contributions from music legend Larry Coryell on guitar; iconic horn master Randy Brecker, and bassist …

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