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Jonathan Kreisberg’s One, Exclusive Music

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 3:03 pm (UTC+0)
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Acclaimed Kreisberg releases his first solo album next month on vinyl, and in late Dec on CD

Charlie Byrd’s Rendition of Francis Lai’s Un Homme et Une Femme

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm (UTC+0)

“Un Homme et Une Femme” by Francis Lai is one of the all-time killer songs for lovers

Pat Metheny’s Unity Band

Posted August 1st, 2012 at 8:06 pm (UTC+0)
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Quartet includes amazing saxophonist-clarinetist Chris Potter, flamboyant drummer Antonio Sanchez, and brilliant bassist Ben Williams

New Albums by Marcus Miller, Mike Stern

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 3:41 pm (UTC+0)
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Marcus Miller and Mike Stern are two acclaimed guitarists who performed with trumpet legend Miles Davis

A Day and A Half with Berta Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 10:08 pm (UTC+0)
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A joint production celebrating the music of some of South America’s legendary artists

Tribute to Guitar Giant Wes Montgomery

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm (UTC+0)

Wes Montgomery is one of the greatest and most influential of jazz guitarists worldwide

Jazz in Pop: John Pizzarelli’s Double Exposure

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC+0)

A flamboyant guitarist proving the idea that jazz and pop can co-exist.

Rez Abbasi’s Jazz & Qawwali Music Mix

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:34 pm (UTC+0)
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Rez Abbasi is a tour de force and his creative music mix will surely help popularize jazz in South Asia

Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC+0)

Radio Music Society is considered a companion to Esperanza Spalding’s 2010 best-selling album Chamber Music Society

George Benson, a Legendary American Guitarist

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 7:38 pm (UTC+0)
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He is one of America’s most successful guitarists, although most people think of him as a vocalist

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Diaa BekheetCairo native Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows for the former Arabic Service such as Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site,


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