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Nonprofit Hosting Jazz & Gumbo Festival to Benefit Homeless Veterans & Families

Volunteers of America of Florida is hosting its first ever benefit concert, 2017 Jazz & Gumbo Festival, in which proceeds will benefit homeless Veterans, Veteran families and related services. Proceeds will benefit homeless Veterans & services via Volunteers of America of Florida and Rotary Clubs of The St. Petersburg Area & Gulf Beaches, https://www.rotary.org. Volunteers …

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The WDR Extends its Contract with Wayne Marshall as Chief Conductor of the WDR Funkhaus-Orchestra Cologne

Wayne Marshall WDR

Chief Conductor Wayne Marshall will continue to conduct the WDR Funkhaus-Orchestra. His contract, which has been in force since August 2014, has been extended until August 2020. WDR Radio Director, Valerie Weber, commented: “Wayne Marshall convinces with his exceptional talent – as a conductor, but also as a soloist. With his esprit and his charm, …

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No Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival in 2017

In joint consultation, Fundashon Bon Intenshon and Mojo Concerts have decided not to organize Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival in September 2017. The reason is that there are no main acts available in this period. After seven wonderful editions with legendary concerts, the festival has come to a standstill in 2017. In order to maintain …

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Greatest Hits Collection of Prince, ‘Prince 4Ever’, arrives on Novemver 25

Prince 4ever

Today, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announced two new Prince releases that will celebrate the iconic artist’s music and introduce fans to previously unreleased material from his legendary vault. This will mark the first Prince recordings released since his passing on April 21st of this year. Released on November 22nd in the U.S. and …

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Level 42’s ‘Collected’ out in vinyl november 11th

In the early eighties Level 42 started out as a jazz-funk fusion band in the United Kingdom, formed by Mark King and the Gould brothers (Phil and Rowland). During the Brit Funk era, they met up with Mike Lindup and Wally Badarou (who would become a fifth member in all but name) and recorded their …

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Blue Note At Sea 2017 announced

A great partnership between Blue Note Records, Blue Note Jazz Club and Entertainment Cruise Productions is announced, to launch Blue Note at Sea, a re-branding of ECP’s Contemporary Jazz Cruise. Joining aboard the 2017 Blue Note at Sea are 34 exceptional artists, including Blue Note recording artists Marcus Miller (also the cruise’s musical director), Terence …

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John Coltrane’s Iconic Impulse! Records Lifetime Recordings Remastered

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)

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 …

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Legacy Recordings Celebrates the Music of Maxwell with Special Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl Releases

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrates the music of neo-soul icon Maxwell with the release of two highly-collectible limited edition 12″ vinyl album titles on Friday, October 28. Leading the way on Legacy’s Maxwell vinyl reissue project is the 20th Anniversary edition of Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, the artist’s game-changing debut …

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Fairfield County Charity Will Honor 25th Year With Rare Performance by Local Icon Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick, Jr. will perform at a benefit for The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education on November 1st. The annual benefit provides critical funding for programs serving the neediest residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut. This year marks the charity’s 25th annual benefit dinner, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT. …

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Swiss Experimental/Prog/Jazz entity Penfield announced new album

A few weeks after unveiling the single “La physique anarchique” still available for digital exclusive / streaming on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms such as iTunes; Swiss new-prog’/jazz/electronica/experimental outfit from Geneva Penfield just confimed the official release of its new full-length album ‘Parallaxi5’ on September 30th. In the meantime, the band has just unveled …

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