lunes, 29 de febrero de 2016

NEA Jazz Masters 2016 Live Concert webcast, April 4

Collage of the 2016 NEA National Heritage winners
Left to right: Archie Shepp (photo by Monette Berthommier), Gary Burton (photo by Bill Gallery), Wendy Oxenhorn (photo by Francesco Pini), and Pharoah Sanders (photo by Quentin Leboucher).

Part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary celebrations, this concert will feature world-renowned and emerging musicians performing in honor of the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of our nation's highest honor in jazz. The 2016 NEA Jazz Masters tribute concert will also be streamed live and broadcast on SiriusXM. While in Washington, DC, the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters also will participate in a listening party at NPR’s headquarters on Sunday, April 3, and a master class at Duke Ellington School of the Arts on Tuesday, April 5. More details about all of the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters events are below.
The 2016 NEA Jazz Masters are:
* Wendy Oxenhorn is the recipient of the 2016 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz.
NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert—April 4
The 2016 NEA Jazz Masters tribute concert will take place on Monday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall at 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20566. It will be hosted by Jason Moran, pianist and Kennedy Center artistic director for Jazz, and include remarks by Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts; Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Kennedy Center; as well as the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters. The concert will feature performances by NEA Jazz Masters Randy Weston and Jimmy Heath, as well as Ambrose Akinmusire, Lakecia Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Justin Kauflin, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jason Moran, Linda Oh, and Roswell Rudd. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.  
Live concert webcast
The 2016 NEA Jazz Masters tribute concert will be video-streamed live at, and An archive of the webcast will be available following the event.
NPR Listening Party with 2016 NEA Jazz Masters—April 3
On Sunday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m. NPR will host a listening party in honor of the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters at their headquarters at 1111 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002. Hosted by Jason Moran, this event will include conversation with the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters, using music from their careers to tell the story of their lives. The 2016 NEA Jazz Masters will be joined by other musicians whose lives they have influenced. This event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Reserve your tickets here. Media who wish to attend this event should contact Hugo Rojo with NPR at

While this great moment arrives we invite you to enjoy the following video, where duo Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone for 2002 were presented at Montreux Jazz Fest playing the "Afro Blue":

¡¡Amor y Jazz!!

sábado, 27 de febrero de 2016

Juan Garcia-Herreros 'Snow Owl' continues its upstroke in Europe!

Juan Garcia-Herreros, also known by his stage name "Snow Owl", is a Grammy Nominated Colombian born world-renowned electric bassist. With his special instrument, a six-string Contra Bass Guitar, he has performed with world famous stars of all genres - including several Grammy / Oscar award winners and nominees. For his own music, he has been honored with numerous prestigious awards. His work and virtuosity with the Upright Bass Guitar has been received with the highest recognition from international Bass and Music publications. 

Snow Owl ripped ovations and the best comments album "Normas" Grammy nominee and in addition to his recordings and live performances successful outdone and requested a professor at the Center of Europe.
Snow Owl 11 and March 12 of this year will have performances with his band in the cities of Izmir and Bodrum in Turkey. More on Snow Owl in this web o
Garcia-Herreros always aware of its Latin American terroir makes us this beautiful music delivery, of his own inspiration, in the company of his partner and violinist Alejandra Maria "Bu(ho)ñelitos" delicious blends of local food as well as the Vals Jazz .. Enjoy it:

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz"          

lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016

Afiche e invitados para el Donostia Jazzaldia 51° en España

Marcos Navarro y Maddi Martínez de Murguía son los autores del cartel ganador del Concurso de Carteles del 51 Heineken Jazzaldia, que se celebrará en San Sebastián del 20 al 25 de julio.

Marcos Navarro, barcelonés de 29 años, actualmente vive en Donostia. Trabaja como ilustrador freelance para el sector del diseño textil, al mismo tiempo que desarrolla su ilustración más personal.

Maddi Martínez de Murguía, donostiarra de 28 años, ha estudiado en Barcelona, en la escuela de diseño Elisava, y trabaja actualmente como diseñadora gráfica en San Sebastián.

Algunas estrellas confirmadas

Diana KrallGloria GaynorBrandford Marsalis con Kurt EllingBrad Mehldau con John Scofield y Mark Guiliana, Ibrahim Maalouf y Christian Scott son las primeras confirmaciones del Heineken Jazzaldia 2016. El festival donostiarra celebra su quincuagésimo primera edición del 20 al 25 de julio. Su más de medio siglo de vida acercando el mejor jazz del momento a San Sebastián le ha convertido en una de las citas imprescindibles en el calendario, no solo nacional, sino también internacional, convocando a aficionados de todo el mundo en los diversos escenarios.

Vamos ahora a disfrutar de este video de la Diva del Jazz Diana Krall, todo un exito, una de las invitadas a San Sebastian el proximo mes de julio 2016:  

sábado, 20 de febrero de 2016

CHRIS MONTEZ great boom 60'!

In the mid-sixties boom continues our Latin Jazz ... Chris Montez with this delicious theme ja feel and comes to the top of the Hit Parade:

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!

jueves, 18 de febrero de 2016

This Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Trumpets Jazz Club new CD "Big Funk Live" with Don Braden Quartet

Saturday, February 20th, 2016 

The Big Fun(k) band: A Groove/Jazz/Soul journey!
 Come out and be the first to hear brand new funky/jazzy explorations of classics by Earth, Wind and Fire, Marvin Gaye, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder and others, plus hot new originals -- all from the band’s upcoming album recording. AND there will be songs from the previous CD, Big Fun(k) Live.
Present this flyer at the performance and receive a signed Big Fun(k) Live CD 

Let's enjoy Don Braden Quartet, two years ago, and its tasty Funky Jazz, Live, Litchfield Jazz Fest:

Gail Boyd Artist Management

martes, 16 de febrero de 2016

Tomorrow, 02/17/2016, the noted pianist Laurence Hobgood launches his new CD "Honor Thy Fathers" in Jazz Standard, NYC

Laurence Hobgood's CD Release Event This Wednesday!  

Already well known as a virtuoso pianist, composer and collaborator,   Grammy (R) Award winner Laurence Hobgood is releasing his first trio CD "Honor Thy Fathers" (Circumstantial).  Celebrate with us.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
 Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th Street, NYC
7:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m.

Laurence Hobgood Trio featuring:
Matthew Clohesy - bass
Jared Schonig - drums

Laurence Hobgood's new February 2016 release, Honor Thy Fathers, is a stunning dedication to the personal influences and inspirations of the virtuosic pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. Best known for his 18–year tenure as musical director for Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood played on, composed/arranged for, and co–produced 10 acclaimed albums by the singer – including the GRAMMY Award–winning Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane and Hartman, named Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2009. As a leader, the pianist has released such acclaimed discs as When The Heart Dances (2007), a duet session with iconic bassist Charlie Haden; PoemJazz (2012), an adventurous collaboration with U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky; and the 2013 holiday collection Christmas, which the Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich called “one of the most appealing recordings of an already distinguished career.” Honor Thy Fathers features original compositions and novel arrangements of popular tunes.
Now it's time while holding Laurence Hobgood and his new CD, we will remember this beautiful theme "When The Heart Dances" that play a duet with the legendary bassist Charlie Haden (RIP):

Gail Boyd - Artists Management

jueves, 11 de febrero de 2016

Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, new CD, in SF Jazz Center - April 12, 2016

This is a monumental concert event with the two living giants of Brazilian music making a rare Bay Area appearance together, celebrating 50 years of incredible songs and performing material from their new live album, Dois Amigos, um Século de Música (Two Friends, a Century of Music). Founding members of Brazil’s Tropicália movement and both born in the cultural hotbed of Bahia, Gil and Veloso radically reinvented Brazilian popular music in the mid-60s by combining Beatlesque psychedelia, art rock and Brazil’s northeastern roots rhythms. Additionally, both were jailed and later deported as dangerous musical subversives by the Brazilian government in the late 60s.
Since returning to Brazil from his London exile in the early 1970s, Gil has held center stage as a charismatic performer and songwriter with several dozen standards to his credit, which have been covered by just about every major Brazilian artist of the past four decades. In recent years he has found inspiration in the joyful, upbeat accordion-drivenforró style of music and dance, and served as Brazil’s minister of culture from 2003-2008.
Caetano Veloso places global pop, jazz and folk styles into a prism and conjures music that is uniquely his own. His self-titled 1968 LP was a revolutionary statement, launching Tropicália and helping to contemporize Brazilian popular culture by embracing international musical influences, and Veloso’s global stature as a songwriter has risen to that of John Lennon and Bob Dylan. Over 40 albums followed in the ensuing decades that continued to expand the scope of Brazilian music.
Both 73, these two artists’ influence across musical genres and geographic borders has been vast, yet their concert appearances remain the most important aspect of vital legacies still in progress.

Concert on 07.06.2015 - Palais des Congrès - Paris.Tour: Two friends, a century of music...enjoy it:

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!  

viernes, 5 de febrero de 2016

The Stryker / Slagle Band Expanded "Routes" CD RELEASE @ JAZZ STANDARD THUR, FEB 11, 2016

Stryker / Slagle “Routes” smolder, stomp, quietly reflect and encounter joyously the 4 horn charts devised by Slagle. It’s an edgy, funky, soulful, angular yet straight ahead expression of some pretty hip music, start to finish, which is how you should approach this one.
- Gary Walker, WBGO music director
Artist: The Stryker / Slagle Band Expanded
Title: Routes
Label: Strikezone Records 8813
Artists Website: / Release Date: February 5, 2016
UPC Code: 888295 383325 Track listing, track times:

Track Listing
1. City of Angels – Steve Slagle (Slagle Music BMI) 5:24
2. Nothin’ Wrong With It – Dave Stryker (D. Strike Music BMI) 6:07
3. Self-Portrait in Three Colors – Charles Mingus (Jazz Workshop Inc) 6:38
4. Routes – Dave Stryker (D. Strike Music BMI) 7:30
5. Ft. Greene Scene – Steve Slagle (Slagle Music BMI) 5:46
6. Great Plains – Dave Stryker (D. Strike Music BMI) 5:35
7. Extensity – Steve Slagle (Slagle Music BMI) 5:57
8. Gardena – Steve Slagle (Slagle Music BMI) 7:36
9. Lickety Split Lounge – Dave Stryker (D. Strike Music BMI) 7:44

Dave Stryker - guitar
Steve Slagle - alto saxophone (soprano sax #2, flute #3, #6) John Clark - french horn
Billy Drewes - tenor saxophone and bass clarinet (#2, #3) Clark Gayton - trombone and tuba (#3, #6)
Bill O'Connell - piano and fender rhodes (#2, #5, #6) Gerald Cannon - bass
McClenty Hunter - drums

Horn Arrangements by Steve Slagle

Produced by: Dave Stryker and Steve Slagle

Executive Producer: Rick Simpson

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by: Chris Sulit at Trading 8's Studio, Paramus NJ Recorded December 14-15, 2015

Front Cover Painting: “Columbus Circle” by Gerald Cannon

On their latest recording, guitarist Dave Stryker and saxophonist Steve Slagle explore the Routes they've travelled, and the musical Roots they've explored in their creative collaboration of several decades. The Stryker / Slagle Band is expanded to include some imaginative and innovative 4-horn writing by Steve Slagle in an all-original program by Dave and Steve, as well as a Mingus masterpiece.

Some good things go right on, others change but are still wonderful. This terrific album is great news on both counts. What stays in place is that Stryker and Slagle remain the soul-satisfying, deep-groove, superchops players they've been across decades, and they continue to manifest their extraordinary collaborative powers. These guys get each other, and you hear it phrase by phrase over their careers. They've often been on each other's many projects, and all the more to the point is the magnificent series of quartet albums under the heading The Stryker/Slagle Band that has produced some of the hardest driving, most musically adventurous, and outright joyous music on the planet.

What does change electrifyingly in this new project is that the Stryker/Slagle Band's classic quartet format goes to an expanded lineup with keyboard and three additional horns. Slagle has written brilliant, multi-textured, engaging, flavorful horn arrangements that repay repeated listening. You keep hearing new things. Superb keyboardist Bill O'Connell is present on acoustic piano or Fender Rhodes on all but one track, and three ace horn players join the mix: Billy Drewes on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, John Clark on French horn, and Clark Gayton on trombone and tuba. Since Stryker is often a single-line voice in the ensemble and Slagle doubles on alto and soprano saxophone and flute, the tonal colors multiply. Driving the band with constant, ripping energy are bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer McClenty Hunter, who also weigh in with riveting solos Increasing the richness of this dazzling project is that Stryker and Slagle have written songs they associate with the complex geographical and personal routes they've traveled to arrive in their present lives. Touchingly, then, this album is also all about roots. Both coasts and the Midwest come directly into focus, and the album's song titles and music movingly and impressively turn all of that power loose.
(edited liner notes from Rick Simpson)



lunes, 1 de febrero de 2016

NAMM: The other Show of Music

The National Association of Music Merchants - NAMM:
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $16.6 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 102 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. 

Notes of NAMM 2016:
The music industry returns home to businesses worldwide with innovative ideas and products that will bring the power of music to the masses. Held January 21-24, NAMM welcomed a record number of exhibitors and registrants to Anaheim, CA. Hundreds of new-to-NAMM companies paired with an increase in global interest, and those quintessential “only at NAMM” moments made for what many NAMM members called the most exciting NAMM Show in the association’s 115-year history.

Anaheim Convention Center
As the scope of music making expands, so do the number of brands that depend on the NAMM Show platform to unveil new products. This year’s show was the largest and most inclusive event in the National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) 115-year history. A record 1,726 exhibiting companies representing more than 6,000 brands brought the entrepreneurial spirit to life. The energy was palatable, with a 7% increase in exhibiting companies over 2015’s event.

Dr. John
A mix of NAMM member buyers and retail employees, exhibitors, media, artists, NAMM members’ invited guests, NAMM’s Generation Next (college music students) and Music Education Day participants (school music teachers) resulted in a record 101,736 NAMM Show registrants. This is a 2% increase over last year’s record-setting event.

The number of new companies relying on the NAMM show platform grew again, representing 409 of the total exhibiting companies. In addition to the new-to-NAMM names, 174 companies returned after a lapse of a year or more.

Latin Jazz
The NAMM Show’s global stature grew with 15,915 international registrants traveling to Anaheim from abroad, a 20% increase over 2015. Attendees came from every corner of the globe representing 125 different countries.

While retailers and distributors come to NAMM to make purchase decisions, the show is also the place to see the big picture of where the industry is heading, and spot potential growth areas for the year ahead.

Then there are those moments, moments that only happen at a NAMM Show, when you look over and a legendary artist is demoing an instrument right next to you. With hundreds of major stars attending the show to support their brand partners, there were more of those moments this year than ever before.

B.J. Jansen, baritone saxophonist, composer, producer and teacher, was very active during the days of the great event at the Anaheim Convention Center, California. Recognized music products Conn-Selmer won four awards in this edition. 

B.J. Jansen
Summer NAMM returns to Nashville’s beautiful Music City Center on June 23-25. Global growth opportunities abound at NAMM Musikmesse Russia, September 15-18 and ProLight + Sound NAMM Russia, September 15-17. The NAMM Show returns to Anaheim, January 19–22, 2017. Then in 2018, the global music product industry will return to Anaheim with room to grow into the new, modern wing of the Anaheim Convention Center that is currently under construction.

Now in the short and fast as we will see below we can see the spaces, exhibits, scenarios NAMM in Anaheim Convention Center: