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EVENT: In Touch Entertainment Announces Its Fall/Winter Jazz Series Lineup at Zinc and Vitello's

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In Touch Entertainment has announced the Fall/Winter lineup of its highly successful jazz series held in a legendary New York music venue, Zinc. The programs consist of Piano Jazz, Guitar Masters, Trumpet Masters, Percussion Masters, Boss Tenors, Dangerous Rhythms, and Vocal Mania. The latter is also running concurrently on the West Coast, with performances held at Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club in Studio City, CA...

RECORDING: Vinyl Alert! Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius Offer Pre-Order Special for Guilty of Innocence LP

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Melodic Revolution Records is pleased to announce that m: Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius will release the LP of their highly acclaimed fifth album Guilty of Innocence a year after the official CD release via Melodic Revolution Records. The 10-track vinyl LP will include a download card of the album. Also for sale are the already-released CD and Digital album...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Sam Rivers

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All About Jazz is celebrating Sam Rivers' birthday today! Samuel Carthorne Rivers (born September 25, 1923, El Reno, Oklahoma) is a jazz musician and composer. He performs on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, and piano. Rivers was previously thought to have been born in 1930. Rivers\'s father was a gospel musician who had sung with the Fisk Jubilee Singers and the Silverstone Quartet, exposing Rivers to music from an early age. Rivers moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1947... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Songs by Jackie Paris

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The high-point of singer Jackie Paris's recording career came in November 1955. Over the course of three days, Paris recorded Jackie Paris for the Wing label, a Mercury subsidiary (the album also is known as Songs by Paris). Paris's voice was at its romantic club-cool peak, but even more impressive was the arranger -- Manny Albam -- and the players on the three sessions. They were some of New York's finest...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Shazam Removes Ads as Apple Completes Acquisition

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Apple announced that it has completed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam which is used by hundreds of millions globally. Along with the acquisition, Apple will make the app ad free. Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times and users identify songs using the Shazam app over 20 million times daily...

RADIO: 10 Most Influential College Radio Stations in the US

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Many a legend tells of the big breakout that came as the result of an early pickup by a college radio station, and while radio may not have the grip it once did, college radio stations remain an extremely desirable place for emerging artists, and are much more likely to take on chance on an artist than their massive commercial counterparts...

RADIO: Siriusxm Acquires Pandora for $3.5b and Why It Matters

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SiriusXM will acquire Pandora in an all stock transaction valued at $3.5 billion. The combined companies create what they are calling "the world's largest audio entertainment company" with $7 billion in expected 2018 revenue. SiriusXM has been interested in Pandora for more than a year. Last summer, the satellite broadcaster invested $480 million in cash in Pandora in exchange for a 19% stake...

RECORDING: NYC-Based Nigerian Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Lorens Chuno "Rhythm Sustained" Available Now!

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Lorens has worked with Geri Allen, Marc Cary and opened for Angelique Kidjo! About Lorens Chuno Audiences have praised Lorens Chuno's performance as energy-filled, captivating and elegant. The New York-based Nigerian musician has created a unique sound that has a broad appeal. His warm and dynamic vocal styling is the perfect vehicle for his catchy and bold modern jazz compositions that are always complete with soul and West African influences...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Fats Navarro

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All About Jazz is celebrating Fats Navarro's birthday today! 'Fats was a spectacular musician because, in a time when cats arrived on the scene with nothing, he came on with everything: he could read, he could play high and hold anybody\'s first trumpet chair, he could play those singing, melodic solos with a big beautiful sound nobody could believe at the time, and he could fly in fast tempos with staccato, biting notes and execute whatever he wanted with apparently no strain, everything clear... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Guy Lafitte'S Quartet and Quintet

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Paris was loaded with French saxophonists in the years immediately after World War II. Native-born eed players included Alix Combelle, Michel de Villers, Michel Attenoux, William Boucaya, Maurice Meunier, Andre "Teddy" Hameline and Andre Debonneville, Armand Conrad, to name a handful. One of the best of the French soloists was Guy Lafitte (above). More on him in a minute...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: John Coltrane

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All About Jazz is celebrating John Coltrane's birthday today! John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. At the age of three his family moved to High Point, NC, where young Coltrane spent his early years. His father, John Robert Coltrane, died in 1939, leaving twelve year-old John and his mother on their own. His mother, Alice Blair Coltrane, moved to New Jersey to work as a domestic while John completed high school. John played first the clarinet... Read more...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Ken Vandermark

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All About Jazz is celebrating Ken Vandermark's birthday today! For the past 20 years, Ken Vandermark has been exploring and working to expand the possibilities of improvised and composed music in North America and Europe. Since moving to Chicago from Boston in 1989, he\'s performed and recorded in a variety of contexts, and with many internationally renowned musicians. Past groups of significance include the NRG Ensemble, the DKV Trio, AALY, FME, the Vandermark Quartet, Spaceways Inc., School Days... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Introducing Alex Mercado

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Today, let's take a look at some videos featuring pianist Alex Mercado, who will make his St. Louis debut in a concert next Friday, September 28 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. The date is part of a brief tour of the Midwest, for which Mercado will be accompanied by Rodrigo Villanueva on drums and St. Louis' own Bob DeBoo on bass. While he's here, Mercado also will present a free, public master class at 1:00 p.m. on Friday in Room 103 of Washington University's Music Classroom Building, 6500 Forsyth Blvd...

TRENDS: Eventbrite Stock up 60% in Market Debut

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Concert and event ticketing platform Eventbrite stick soared as much as 70% during its Thursday IPO. Eventbrite shares had been priced $23 but at opened at $36 and climbed as high as $39.30 before ending the day up 59% at $36.50 per share. The self-service Eventbrite platform is popular with smaller venues and promoters, and its Ticketfly platform is one of the most aggressive alternatives to Ticketmaster...

RECORDING: Joe Locke Discovers His Lingua Franca on Subtle Disguise

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Available on November 16, 2018 from Origin Records CD Release Celebration: Nov. 17 @ e: Scullers, jny: Boston, MA For several years now vibraphonist/composer/bandleader Joe Locke has had two musical purposes: one, to speak in a vernacular which reaches people, and two, to continue challenging himself as a player, writer and arranger. In 2013 Locke released Lay Down My Heart (Blues and Ballads, Vol. 1), which dealt with the first directive. Then in 2015 he completed the astounding Love Is a Pendulum, a suite in five movements, which addressed the second. Now, on his newest release, Subtle Disguise (available on e: Origin Records, November 16, 2018), both of these impulses have been integrated into one recording. "For me, this album is the fruition of a long journey of self discovery as an artist, where I no longer see the different aspects of my musical personality as separate or at odds with one another. I have discovered my own lingua franca, connecting the seemingly disparate styles I enjoy playing," says Locke...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 24, 2018

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All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy! TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 6 1 Steve Turre The Very Thought of You (Smoke Sessions) 272...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Chico Hamilton

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All About Jazz is celebrating Chico Hamilton's birthday today! Legendary jazz drummer and bandleader Foreststorn 'Chico' Hamilton, born September 21st, 1921 in Los Angeles, had a fast track musical education in a band with his schoolmates Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette and Jack Kelso. Engagements with Lionel Hampton, Slim and Slam, T-Bone Walker, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnett, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr.... Read more...

RECORDING: Guitarist Bobby Broom Introduces His New Group the Organi-Sation with Their Debut Recording "Soul Fingers," Due October 12

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Virtuoso Chicago-based guitarist m: Bobby Broom has always embraced the rhythm and blues core of jazz music. On Soul Fingers, his 12th album as a leader and first with his new trio Organi-Sation, Broom mines the rich repository of '60s and '70s pop music, offering inspired versions of hits by the Beatles, Procol Harum, Steely Dan, and Seals and Crofts, among others. Set for October 12 release by MRI Entertainment, the recording was produced by legendary drummer Steve Jordan...

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