lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015

Kim Nazarian steadily with his personal project and new CD "Some Morning"

"She was a founding member and soprano one of the most famous vocal groups: New York Voices, but his charming voice (soprano), the talent and lyricism have now led to a successful personal project"

The CD: 

"Some Morning"
Kim Nazariam
KIMJ Music

Tracks: 1. Robbin's Nest/Boneology; 2. Tell Him I Said Hello; 3. Gotta be Tis or That; 4. All in My Heart; 5. What'll I do; 6. Still Life; 7. Some Morning; 8. So in Love; 9. If It's Magic; 10. Que Sera, Sera; 11. Road to Kurks

Musicians: Kim Nazarian (vocal); Mark Soskin, Mark Shilansky, Alon Yavnai (piano); Dwayne Dolphin, Leo Traversa (bass); Roger Humphries, Jamey Haddad (drums); Marty Ashby (guitar); Mike Tomaro, Greg Nazarian (saxes); Jay Ashby (trombones, perc); Sean Jones, Steve Hawk (trumpets); Alexa Still (flute); Anna Nelson (clarinet); Jesse McCandless (bass clarinet); special guest: Gary Burton (vibes 7); Paquito D' Rivera (clarinet solo 2); John Pizarelli, Jiro Yoshida (guitar 3, 4); Caitlin Merhtens (harp); Alysia Tromblay, Peter Eldridge, Jay Ashby (bv 7)

Notes of Kim Nazarian:

Vocalist, teacher, lyricist, Grammy-nominated arranger, and Grammy award-winning ensemble singer, … try and fit a ball of positive energy into a category and you will break the box!

Kim Nazarian is the soprano and one of the founding members of the New York Voices, the only vocal group in recent memory to win two Grammys for live concert recordings (one of Brazilian music with Paquito D’Rivera, the other for Big Band Jazz with the Count Basie Orchestra). She has recorded, performed and toured the world with this outstanding vocal ensemble for the past twenty years. Her voice is featured on several MCG Jazz releases (, among them "Afternoon In Rio" with Joe Negri, (yes, Mr. Rogers’ Handyman Negri!) "The 21st Century Swing Band," the highly acclaimed "A Nancy Wilson Christmas," and "Long Ago And Far Away," her original, interactive children's concert, which has grown into a radio show now available on CD through MCG Jazz.

Aside from her work with MCG, Kim was a featured vocalist alongside Ray Brown and Stanley Turrentine in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of "Indigo In Motion" and has appeared with the Pittsburgh Children's Festival Chorus. She has taught at Duquesne University and the Ellis School, recorded with the Big-Band at Slippery Rock University and continues a busy schedule in her private teaching at home in PA. Kim has also recorded "Red Dragonfly In New York” for JVC in Japan. The album contains Japanese folk songs translated into English and western musical contexts. As a singer and lyricist for such artists as Masahiko Osaka her work has won the “seal of approval” by Japan’s Swing Journal.

Always passionate for Latin Music, Kim performs and records with Boston-based El Eco, whose album “Two Worlds” was recently featured on NPR’s JazzSet. Other collaborations include her work performing and recording with Mark Shilansky, her vocals featured extensively on his most recent recording “Join the Club.”

A more recent recording opportunity for Kim was her work on Bobby McFerrin's critically acclaimed Vocabulaires.

With husband, arranger, trombonist, percussionist, and Grammy-winning producer Jay Ashby, Kim has worked on many projects, toured the Czech Republic and Russia, and performs regularly in Pittsburgh and around the country. Their latest joint effort is the creation and recording of an original song for the record “Music To Make The Impossible Possible” - a CD of new and classic jazz that inspired renowned author and humanitarian Bill Strickland; author of “Make The Impossible Possible” - a guide showing how to achieve your dreams - using Jazz as a metaphor for success.

In New York, Kim continues work as a session singer, with credits including jingles and major motion picture scores. Also in the works is an educational book/DVD covering her critically acclaimed approach to vocal technique, solo and ensemble singing, and musical sensibilities for singers. A magna cum laude graduate from Ithaca College with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Acting, she is now the Artist in Residence for the Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz Program, where singers from classical and contemporary realms alike benefit from her knowledge and experience.

Kim has worked with and conducted choirs around the world, including the NY State Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Arizona All-State Jazz Choir. Kim shares her perspectives on music and life as a musician through teaching private students, clinics, workshops, jazz camps, master classes, festival adjudication and guest conducting for singers on all levels from grade to graduate school in the US and abroad.

Instrumental to her teaching as well as her personal life is the constant challenge of balancing the responsibilities of family with the demands of a career in music. Seeking joy and rich creative soil in both raising her son and the ever changing facets of life, Kim’s work continues to inspire vocalists around the globe.

Now Kim extensive experience in concerts and recordings launches a fascinating "Some Morning" to the delight of his thousands of followers.


sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2015

The 14th edition of the Dubai Jazz Festival to be held from 24 to 26 February 2016, repeated at Sting, Carlos Santana and premiere famed trumpeter Chris Botti in this prestigious celebration!

The Dubai Jazz Festival 2016, celebrating its 14th edition, repeated Sting and Carlos Santana, as figures highlight for this commemoration of good music, and invite one of the trumpeters and most important contemporary composer Chris Botti, the celebration will be from 24 to 26 February, 2016.

Santana was in the DJF scene in 2014, while Sting did this year, but the performances of both and his companions, in addition to the best start cheering, they won this new invitation. While Botti is an accomplished trumpeter and composer with a career on the rise and that showed their worth in recordings and concerts.

Chris Botti and Sting have been collaborating since 1999, when Sting contributed vocals to Botti’s third album for Verve, Slowing Down the World. This led to Sting inviting Botti to tour with him as a featured soloist in the Brand New Day tour, which lasted two years and culminated in All This Time, a CD/DVD taping and webcast performance from Sting’s estate in Tuscany.

The American trumpeter and composer is easily one of the biggest names in jazz today. Four of his albums have reached the #1 position on the Billboard jazz albums chart, and in 2013, his acclaimed album Impressions won best pop instrumental album at the Grammys. This victory testified his established reputation as a versatile musician in both jazz and pop, with his ability to fuse both styles together.

Under the sponsorship of Emirates Airline and other major companies and institutions DJF has become a valuable tourist and artistic-cultural event, as it not only presents the magnificence of modern architecture erected in the region, but their organizational capacity.

Anthony Yunes, CEO and founder of promoter Chillout Productions, who organize the DJF, to put Dubai on the map Jazz and it is very important for the global educational development.

On stage DJF have played important stars of the musical art as Esperanza Spalding, John Legend, Jamie Callum, Alan Foster, Earth, Wind & Fire, Nestor Torres, Chuck Loeb, Spyro Gyra, Acoustic Alchemy, Mindi Abair, Bob Baldwin, Lizz Wright, Mike Stern, Dave Koz, Boney James, Jane Monheit, Dee Dee Bridgwater, Freddy Cole, Randy Brecker, Chico Freeman, Hilton Ruiz, Billy Cobham, Hilton Ruiz and Archie Shepp, among others. So year after year and interest Dubai achieved fame not only for tourism but to combine this with the Jazz.

Now we invite you to enjoy this video where they combine Chris Botti and Sting to sweeten a scenario and fans:     

miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2015

Guitarist Maciek Pysz - A Journey - New on Dot Time Records!

Maciek Pysz 
Launches New CD On
Dot Time Records!  

Often compared to Pat Metheny and Al Di Meola, London/Paris based guitarist Maciek Pysz released his new album "A Journey", on October 15, 2015 (Dot Time Records). Recorded in December 2014 at the famous Artesuono studio in Italy, the album features the celebrated Daniele Di Bonaventura on piano and bandoneon along with bassist Yuri Goloubev and drummer Asaf Sirkis. In a recent review, UK based jazz journalist, Stephen Graham stated that Maciek is "...a major new presence on the jazz guitar scene". With the release of "A Journey" Maciek has once again proven this statement to be true.

Maciek Pysz Trio 
Maciek Pysz Trio

Press Contact: Scott Thompson PR

martes, 24 de noviembre de 2015

Fernando Otero en Concierto pasado mañana (26/11/ 15) en Teatro La Comedia, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fernando Otero - "RITUAL

November 26 - Teatro La Comedia- Buenos Aires

Fernando Otero - "Ritual"
Nominated for Latin Grammy 2015

Fernando Otero - "RITUAL"

November 26 - Teatro La Comedia- Buenos Aires
Fernando Otero - featuring Patricio Villarejo on Cello and Irene Cadario on Violin.

for more detailed information, please visit
Teatro La Comedia 
"RITUAL"  Album Preview

viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2015

Robert Irving III-Generations release "Our Space in Time" at The Promontory, Chicago, December 4, 2015

The CD:
Musicians: Robert Irving III (p, v); Laurence D'Estival Irving (as); Scott Hesse (g); Rajiv Halim (ss, f); Irvin Pierce (ts); Emma Dayhuff (ab, v); Charles 'Rick' Heat IV (d)

1 Poznan Dream 9:46 Theme melody is from a dream on 11/27/11 while at the Made In Chicago Jazz Festival in Poznan Poland. In my dream, I played the melody on a tree trunk from which sound emanated.
2 Generations 6:18 Main theme is also from a dream during 2014 and the tune was developed as the band’s theme song with a contemporary groove.
3 Energy 8:06 This title speaks of the fact that all is energy in different configurations. Bridge with successive bars of 6/8 and 7/8 was influenced by my work with Indian percussionist, Badal Roy, a fellow Miles Davis alum.
4 Aurora Australis (Interlude) 0:48 The title alludes to the “other” or southern aurora that we don’t often hear about. My poem is a parody on popular culture juxtaposed with a commentary on the plight of Australian Aboriginals.
5 Our Space In Time 6:34 It is estimated that 108 billion members of the human race (the only race) have occupied the earth since the beginning of time. Although, we only celebrate those that created something memorable. The title track is about the opportunity and obligation of contemporary humanity to leave something of lasting value for the generations to come. The main melody is from a dream of a big party in Paris attended by many of my musician friends. I make my "singing" debut on this track, "What we gonna do with our space in time..." joined by my wife Laurence d'Estival Irving with French spoken word, which translates, "What else is possible and how does it get better than this?" Bassist Emma Dayhuff sings the chorus melody, "How can you choose in the moment how to play it, what to say, when all that matters, is what comes from the heart; and when the stories end, who will even know you ever existed, if you didn't make a difference; now's the time to start: ("to figure out exactly what your contribution will be... in our space in time.").
6 Roads Less Traveled 6:35 I wanted to compose a modern jazz piece that broke boundaries with free jazz elements, however, “arranged and orchestrated”. I think of the passage just prior to the refrain as a “space tango”.
7 Octobre 10:54 This tune was inspired by autumn colors and melancholy experienced during trip to France and train ride through Brussels on the the way to a festival in Maastricht in the Netherlands during the month of my birth: Octorbre (French spelling).
8 Maat 10:42 Matt is the Ancient Egyptian concept of balance, truth order and morality as personified by the goddess of that name. The composition draws from the many rhythmic influences of the region as it moves between Latin, swing and African grooves.
9 Amor Incondicional (Interlude) 0:57 Melodic theme inspired by my love for Brazilian music. The full version will be released on the next Generations project.
10 Every Today 13:44 Title is based on the notion that in some indigenous African cultures, there is no word or concept for “yesterday” or “tomorrow” as all is one continuous today. All time is now, in 6/4! All songs composed and arranged by Robert Irving III Copyright © 2015 Vitasia Music Publishing Co./BMI

Notes of Robert Irving III:

Robert Irving III, known as the longest collaborating composer, producer, pianist and musical director for the legendary Miles Davis bands of the 1980’s, has released his third album as a bandleader,“Our Space In Time” on the newly revamped Sonic Portraits Jazz imprint. Irving says, “The brilliant idea of my wife, Laurence d’Estival Irving to create a band with my young mentees from the Jazz Institute mentoring program, espouses the notion of an ancient future as we jazz musicians look back to find inspiration to move forward.” In 2014 as Irving planed his annual Miles Davis birthday commemoration performance in Chicago, his wife implored him, “Just as Dizzy mentored Miles and Miles mentored you, likewise, you must start utilizing the young musicians you’ve been mentoring to make them a part of your live performance groups.” The first evolution of Robert Irving III- Generations featured an exceptional young trumpet player, Barrett Harmon with Laurence d’Estival Irving on alto sax and Irving’s 20-year old mentee, Irvin Pierce on tenor saxophone with Bob Davis on guitar, Emma Dayhuff on bass/vocals and Irving’s cousin, Charles “Rick” Heath IV on drums. When Harmon damaged his lip, Irving decided to replace him with a third woodwind player, who is also his Jazz Institute mentee, 25- year old, Rajiv Halim on soprano saxophone and flute. Irving explains, “I played trombone and other brass instruments in gradeschool and high school, but I always had a passion for the sound of woodwind ensembles.” Scott Hesse eventually joined the band on guitar. Although the band began with Miles Davis repertoire composed and/or arranged by Irving, it soon evolved into a vehicle for Irving’s new compositions created specifically for the group. Irving observes, “In jazz, there are creators of the music and there are interpreters of those creations. From the beginning my attraction has always been to the former class, although, somehow, through years of integration of lessons learned; I developed my own voice as a interpreter that has become commensurate with my esthetic as a composer and arranger.” The new CD features ten original compositions by Irving with four originating from dreams. One of those is the title track, Our Space in Time, which Irving says, “is about contemporary humanity’s opportunity and obligation to create something of value for future generations. “In my value creation process, I personally look back to Wayne Shorter as a composer, Gil Evans as an arranger and Miles Davis as a stylist and extraordinary bandleader. My forward looking is, confidently, towards the gifted young musicians in this band.” Group Biographical Sketch Irving’s wife, alto saxophonist, Laurence d’Estival Irving, a native of Paris, France, has performed with Archie Shepp, David Murray, Roy Ayers, George Clinton, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis. Charles “Rick” Heath IV is also currently the drummer for the Ramsey Lewis Group and played the show The Color Purple. Bassist, Emma Dayhuff is a recording engineer and producer of recordings for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in addition to being in high demand across genres from jazz to country music. Guitarist, Scott Hesse is a music educator who has performed internationally with Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble, Stafford James String Ensemble and the Victor Garcia Organ Group. Rajiv Halim and Irvin Pierce are both leading their own groups as highly recognized ‘young jazz lions’ who have been compared to Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane respectively

Although All Music Guide ( credits Irving as a contributor on 97 album projects (26 of those as a producer), “Our Space In Time” is only his third official outing as a bandleader. The release is on the newly revived Sonic Portraits label that is now rebranded as Sonic Portraits Jazz. The label originally launched in 2007 with the release of Irving’s trio project entitled, “New Momentum” that featured Buster Williams on bass and Yuseff Ernie Adams on drums with appearances by Marlene Rosenberg produced by drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. During the interim period, in 2009, Irving was commissioned by the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs to create the orchestral suite, “Sketches of Brazil,” which was premiered at Millennium Park in Chicago with a 34-piece orchestra featuring trumpeter, Wallace Roney and Fareed Haque on classical guitar to a crowd of 12,500 with three standing ovations; but there was no commercial recording. The piece was created in homage to Irving’s mentors, Gil Evans and Miles Davis on the 50th anniversary of the pair’s Sketches Of Spain recording. Irving hopes to remount this project in 2016 around the Brazilian Olympic games for subsequent release on the newly re-formed Sonic Portraits Jazz label. Irving adds, “2016 is also the 30th anniversary of my first trip to Brazil in 1986 with the Miles Davis Band.” In 2011 Chicago bassist, Frank Russell released his second solo project, “Circle Without End” on the Sonic Portraits imprint. There are plans for several subsequent releases including the third CD of Irving’s wife, Laurence d’Estival Irving, “No Limit” and a live album project from the Irving couple’s collaboration with French musicians bassist, Joachim Florent and drummer, Dennis Fournier along with special guests, saxophonist, Ari Brown and guitarist Jeff Parker in a program of spontaneously created music recorded at PianoForte studios in November 2014 as a part of “The Bridge” project that fosters collaborations between creative musicians from France and Chicago. Irving also plans to re-release a remastered version of his 1988 debut album “Midnight Dream” on the label along with a third Frank Russell CD project now in production. Irving adds, “there are several other releases being contemplated including a second Generations recording.” The band Robert Irving III Generations celebrated their oneyear anniversary with a recent performance at the 37th Chicago Jazz Festival. Prior to this the band had a pivotal twomonth run every Tuesday night during March-April at Andy’s Jazz Club in downtown Chicago. Irving notes, “This engagement gave us the opportunity to expand our repertoire of original compositions to 14 tunes. It also gave us a chance to assess the audience response to new and unfamiliar music prior to recording.” Building on this, the group continued to perform club dates and large neighborhood festivals leading up to their Chicago Jazz Festival debut on Labor Day weekend before an audience of 5,000 fans. Irving says, “Someone came up to me after that performance; as with almost every performance and said,

‘I was blessed by the music.’ This is not something that I would normally expect to hear about a jazz concert. However, I think that because a large amount of the music came from dreams and because we tune at A432 hertz; (and not the standard A440), there is something otherworldly about our sound that people can feel on a deep level. Some refer to what we do as being jazz church.” Guitarist, Scott Hesse notes, “When people hear this music there is a real connection that is made and from the band’s point of view, what you really want, is to connect with people.” Irving’s wife and band co-founder, Laurence d’Estival Irving says, “The band has accomplished a lot in one year with 18- performances, a successful crowd-funding campaign for our CD project and the Chicago Jazz Festival engagement.” For her, all of this is full circle from her childhood in Paris, France. She was 14 years-old when her mother purchased the album “Decoy” by Miles Davis, with music composed and produced by Robert Irving III. She recalls, “I heard this album on a daily basis until the vinyl literally wore out. The cosmic sound of this music inspired me to learn the saxophone with the goal of playing with Miles Davis.” She and Irving met about 12-years later during a David Murray workshop in Paris in 1995, which also traveled to Senegal the following year. Just after this, young Ms. d’Estival spent three-months in Chicago working with Irving’s bands, School of Cool and the African Arts Ensemble in 1996. They remained close friends and collaborators over the next 15-years. While in Chicago in 2012 to mix her new album, Ms. d’Estival and Irving realized they were both free and available at the same time and decided to get married. Irving says, “For me, our story is reminiscent of the love affair between Miles Davis and French singer, Juliette Gréco when he was 22 years old… only our story eventually progressed to the happy ending.” The band Robert Irving III-Generations is pursuing 2016 festivals in France to continue extension of that full circle and add some chapters to the story.

Enjoy this video of Robert Irving III-Generations in the recent Chicago Jazz Festival

Kate Smith Promotions

lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2015

The singer Sharon Marie Cline held in Temecula Theater, CA, the approach of Christmas - Nov. 19, 2015

Sharon Marie Cline is an extraordinary young vocalist who brings a unique & distinguished sense of jazz history to her song stylings. Her brilliant interpretations of standards, show tunes, and classic jazz ballads leave a lasting impression on her listeners that is truly unforgettable! She is exciting, sexy, fun and mesmerizing. Her style is reminiscent of a time gone by, yet is distinctively contemporary. Growing up in the South, with a very musical family, Sharon was influenced by the great torch singers she heard playing on her mother’s phonograph. All throughout the day, the sounds of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole resounded throughout the house. Sharon fell in love with the romantic melodies and lush harmonies of American music. She wanted, most of all, to become a great interpreter of the tender & dreamy lyrics of composers like Gershwin, Porter, and Kern. From her first experience singing in front of a live audience, Sharon knew that music was to be her life. At the tender age of twelve years old, she appeared as “Little Bo Peep” in her grammar school production of Babes in Toyland. The rave reviews of her family and friends were unanimous. She was sensational! From that moment on, Sharon devoted her time to pursuing her dream. She studied privately with some of the best vocal coaches in Florida, and became involved in musical theatre productions in the Jacksonville area, such as The King & I, Westside Story, South Pacific, carousel, Showboat, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Wiz, and Hair. Her first real break as a jazz vocalist came when she was given the opportunity to sing with the Jacksonville Pops Orchestra at the age of sixteen. This appearance led to a series of concerts where Sharon and the Orchestra were featured at schools throughout northeast Florida. While studying music and theatre at the University of Florida, Sharon continued to broaden her horizons as a performer with appearances as the featured vocalist in revues that focused on the music of composers such as George Gershwin, Jule Styne, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. After entertaining throughout the southeast, Sharon felt the need to “go west” and relocated to Los Angeles where she continues to be a sought after headlining performer at some of the most elegant rooms in Tinseltown, such as the Atlas Supper Club, Lunaria Jazz Lounge, Spazio, Chasen’s the legendary Cinegrill, Monsoon, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Merv Griffin’s Beverly Hilton Hotel, The Jonathan Club and many others. Recently, she was invited by world renowned arranger and music director, Buddy Bregman, to perform at the fabulous Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Since then she has been invited back to perform at other Las Vegas venues such as The Blue Note and the Venetian Hotel’s WB Stage 16. This past year, Sharon dazzled audiences during her performance at the Savannah Jazz Festival, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival as well as other festival venues around the country... and played on the same bill as Nancy Wilson, Chris Botti and the legendary Tony Bennett. And the dream keeps unfolding for Sharon... Her vast background in musical theatre and concert performance shines through in the poise and humor that keep her audiences captivated. The Divine Ms, Cline invite her listeners to join her on a magical journey through the wonderful history of the American Art Song. Accompanied by world class musicians on piano, bass, drums, and guitar she fondly dubs them “The Bad Boyz of Jazz”. They are known for their aggressive rhythmic interpretations and their smooth sensual sound. As a trio, they provide impeccable support that is refreshing, inventive and thoroughly entertaining to music lovers of all ages. 

Check out Sharon Cline’s debut CD, “At First Glance” & her follow up live CD, “Interplay”. Then came the albums "By the Fireside" (2011), "Sugar on My Lips" (2013) and "This Is Were I Wanna Be" (2014), which like the above has been hailed by his followers and criticism specialized.
Certainly the abum "By you Fireside" she throw a very appropriate as all his music for this winter holiday season single "Christmas Time is Here".If you have not seen live on the Miss Cline, we recommend that this concert, which also will stage a spectacular site suitable for her and her music ... do not miss as it's time we invite you to enjoy this video premiere, in which Miss Cline expresses with her singing, attitudes, expressions joy of life, and especially in this time where should prevail peace and love among all:

On this website you can find other articles to Sharon Marie Cline. 

sábado, 14 de noviembre de 2015

PATAX en concierto el 17 de Noviembre 2015 en Teatro Calderon, Madrid-España!

Martes 17 de noviembre de 2015
a las 20:30 h en el Teatro Calderón
Atocha 18, 28012 Madrid. Tel.: 91 429 40 85


PATAX, the unclassifiable Jazz-Fusion band that has shaken the spanish Jazz scene with their amazing 
video disc “Live From Infinity”(Youkali Music, 2013) and has been crowned as 2014’s revelation band 
with their celebrated Jazz tribute to the King of Pop "Patax Plays Michael” (Youkali Music, 2014), has
 now decided it's time to move to the big leagues.
In pursuit of that goal, they have gotten into a whole crazy mess: recording their next album alive, in 
a big 1000 seat’s theater, surrounded by over 20 video cameras and 60 microphones to immortalize
 whatever happens there. Jazz, Flamenco, Salsa, Funk, and God knows what else, will form the recipe
 ingredients this time...
With a really impressive line-up where including some of the very best musicians from Spain’s latest 
& brilliant generation of improvisers (well reinforced with selected guests) and a distinctive irreverence &
 freshness, this band, that night, is gonna give a resounding blow on the drum. That’s for sure.

*  *  *
PATAX, la inclasificable banda de Jazz-Fusión que meneó el panorama jazzístico en Madrid con los 
impagables videos de su disco ¨Live From Infinity¨ (Youkali Music, 2013) y se consagró como banda 
revelación con su celebrado tributo Jazz al rey del Pop "Patax Plays Michael” (Youkali Music, 2014), ha 
decidido que es momento de pasar a las grandes ligas, para lo que se han metido en todo un berenjenal: 
realizar la grabaciónde su próximo disco en riguroso directo, en un teatro de 1.000 localidades, rodeados 
de más de 20 cámaras de video y 60 micrófonos, que inmortalizarán lo que allí ocurra. Jazz, Flamenco, 
Salsa, Funk y Dios sabe qué mas ingredientes formarán la receta en esta ocasión...
Con una plantilla impresionante donde milita lo mejorcito de una brillante generación de improvisadores
residentes en España, bien reforzada con selectos invitados y con una irreverencia y frescura muy poco 
habituales en el panorama jazzero nacional, esta banda pretende esa noche, dando un rotundo puñetazo 
sobre la mesa, hacerse mayor...

Aqui les ofrecemos este video en donde PATAX, liderado por Jorge Perez nos invita a gozar del New 

Flamenco Jazz:                  

jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2015

Newvelle - New Vinyl-Only Company Offers Exclusive Recordings!

New Vinyl-Only Company Uses  
Innovative New Model To Release  
World-Class Artists   
Initial Year's Membership Brings Private Material By:
Jack DeJohnette, Frank Kimbrough, Noah Preminger,  
Don Friedman, Ben Allison & Leo Genovese!
Guests include:
Esperanza Spalding, Ted Nash,  
John Patitucci, Billy Hart & More! 

Jack DeJohnette (Photo credit: William Semeraro)  

"A new kind of record label with a curated repertoire of world class musicians. Newvelle ships six impeccably produced and beautifully packaged vinyl LPs to your door every year. This music is available only on vinyl and solely through Newvelle."
Jack DeJohnette
Jack DeJohnette Video 
Elan & J.C. Explain:

Members of Newvelle receive one new record every two months. These records are recorded by us at East Side Sound in New York City and released solely on the highest quality vinyl. This model allows us to focus completely on releasing premium vinyl and allows the musicians to keep all of their rights to the music. After a window of a couple years where only members can hear this music on their turntables, the artists can release their record in whatever manner and with whomever they choose.
In addition, we are using the larger canvas of vinyl to curate works from some of the most innovative and renowned visual artists working today. Bernard Plossu, the iconic French travel photographer, has agreed to publish works from his catalogue for our inaugural series. We are also publishing texts on the vinyl sleeves from some world class writers.  For this first series, we are printing the poems of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith with six poems from her collection "Life on Mars." 
The idea, in sum total, is to curate not just a series of exclusive music, but to create an artistic bi-monthly event.  Utilizing all the aspects of what makes vinyl special; the superior sound, the physical, tactile quality of the medium, the larger canvas for art and the slower ritualized nature of vinyl, to present something unique and beautiful."
 --Elan Mehler & Jean-Christophe Morisseau,
founders of Newvelle Records

l-r: Elan, Engineer Marc Urselli, J.C., Billy Hart, Ben Monder, John Patitucci and Noah Preminger.    
(Photo credit: William Semeraro) 

2.  Jack DeJohnette  Solo Piano  March 2016
3.  Noah Preminger  Quartet featuring Ben MonderJohn Patitucci and Billy Hart  May 2016
4.  Don Friedman Trio  featuring Phil Palombi and Shinnosuke Takahashi playing music from Booker Little's seminal albums "Out Front" and "Victory and Sorrow"  July 2016
5.  Ben Allison Trio featuring Ted Nash and Steve Cardenas  September 2016
6.  Leo Genovese featuring Esperanza Spalding and Jack DeJohnette November 2016

Press: Scott Thompson PR      

lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2015

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater presents Gypsy Jazz with Dorado Schmitt & Family + Friends-November 15, 2015!

"Tribute to Django Reinhardt"

Every year for the last decade and a half, select groups of hot swing musicians have come from Europe to tour the U.S. The exact lineups change, but they all feature masters of the "gypsy jazz" — or jazz manouche — style pioneered by guitarist Django Reinhardt. In fact, they're billed under the banner of New York's Django Reinhardt Festival.The Django Festival All-Stars perform acoustically, but they played an electrifying set near the end of the Newport Jazz Festival. Afterward, we asked them to stick around and perform one more tune, and though their flying-finger exercises left them properly winded, they had plenty left in the tank for this energetic performance.

European festivals and concerts performed in the main cities in honor of Django Reinhardt and equally remembered top musicians are case Pere Soto and Doug Munro, who update the music of the great gypsy.

Dorado and Samson Schmitt lead the Django Festival All Stars who play hot gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. This recording features 7 tracks recorded live at Birdland in NY in November 2012 and 8 studio tracks recorded in Paris in February 2012. Joining legendary French guitarist/violinist Dorado and his son, guitarist Samson Schmitt, are accordionist Ludovic Beier, violinist Pierre Blanchard, rhythm guitarists Francko Mehrstein & Doudou Cuilllerier, lead guitarists Amati & Bronson Schmitt, bassist Xavier Nikq, cellist Jisoo Ok, and special guest alto saxophonist Anat Cohen.

Now the world famous Dorado comes with your sons and friends to delight with its hot rhythm in flamenco jazz all his followers in the Big Apple and more in the exclusive Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Sunday November 15th.

Before a Masterclass is being held by Dorado in the afternoon for 8 talented young guitarist from the Hudson Valley, who will sit in later as guest performers.  

Opening the show is local favorite, Cold Spring Caravan featuring Sara Labriola. Creating perhaps the largest spectacle of hot guitarists the region has seen, Sara, Doug Munro and top students from SUNY Purchase and Lagond Music School will sit in on 2 of Dorado’s compositions. A sight and sound not to be missed!

We invite you to enjoy the next video in Dorado Schmitt & Family improvised nicely: Live at Bar Le Terminus, Sarreguemines, France: