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Singer and Songwriter Kat Edmonson

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 6:52 pm (UTC+0)
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The unique musician has been writing songs since she was nine years old

Legendary Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 5:27 pm (UTC+0)
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A 19-CD box set has been released, covering all of the studio recordings of the classic Brubeck Quartet

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

Ramsey Lewis, Taking Another Look

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 2:16 pm (UTC+0)
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Three-time Grammy winner and jazz legend is going to host a new television show about jazz music

Rachael MacFarlane’s Hayley Sings

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 1:36 pm (UTC+0)
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Hayley Sings showcases 14 jazz, blues and Big band oldies from the 1960s and 1970s reimagined for more contemporary audience

Weather Report’s Birdland and Jazz Fusion

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC+0)
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Jazz-fusion “Birdland” was written using brand new elaborate musical technology in the 1970s

1619 Broadway by Distinguished Jazz Singer Kurt Elling

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 6:33 pm (UTC+0)
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A new album showcasing 11 Great American standards as interpreted and arranged by Elling

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

Honoring Miles Davis and Edith Piaf

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm (UTC+0)
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U.S. postal service and its French counterpart, La Poste, release commemorative stamps honoring the two music legends

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


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