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BIO: So many times in contemporary popular music – in jazz, rock, blues, folk or beyond – the man with the guitar is the fulcrum on which all other sounds and voices hinge. He’s the core, the engine, the c... (read more...)

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by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2015

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MALEFICENT, BIG BANG THEORY, Taylor Swift and More Top 2015 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS - All the Winners! MALEFICENT, BIG BANG THEORY, Taylor Swift and More Top 2015 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS - All the Winners!
by TV News Desk - January 07, 2015

Anna Faris and Emmy Award winner Allison Janney, stars of CBS's critically acclaimed comedy MOM, are hosting the 2015 PEOPLE'S CHOICE live awards show from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live tonight, Jan. 7, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Scroll down for the full li... (more...)
Rock Bottom, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Erin Markey and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/18 Rock Bottom, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Erin Markey and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/18
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances over the next couple weeks, January 6 -18. Details below!... (more...)
Bridget Everett, Mother Falcon, Paris Jazz Club and More Set for APAP|NYC at Joe's Pub, 1/8-13 Bridget Everett, Mother Falcon, Paris Jazz Club and More Set for APAP|NYC at Joe's Pub, 1/8-13
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2015

This month, ?Joe's Pub at The Public presents showcases from a range of artists including writer Dan Hoyle to orchestral indie band Mother Falcon to downtown darling Erin Markey to a slew of French jazz musicians, as part of the Paris Jazz Club's French Quarter Festival, coinciding with APAP|NYC, th... (more...)
AMNH to Continue 'One Step Beyond' Series with Louie Vega and Duane Harriot, 1/9 AMNH to Continue 'One Step Beyond' Series with Louie Vega and Duane Harriot, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2014

The American Museum of Natural History continues One Step Beyond's eighth season with DJ sets by Louie Vega and Duane Harriot. The event will take place in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, January 9 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.... (more...)
German Gypsy-Jazz Virtuoso Joscho Stephan Featured in Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets Magazine German Gypsy-Jazz Virtuoso Joscho Stephan Featured in Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets Magazine
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2014

Joscho Stephan features in the 8th edition of Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets digital magazine available exclusively on mobile iOS and Android devices. This edition includes captivating video performances by Joscho in addition to an exclusive interview and video lesson detailing how to play Stochelo Rosen... (more...)
Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2014

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents its second season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center -- Three Dog Night on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm; The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm; The Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long on Saturday, May 16 a... (more...)
Ibeyi, Ryan Raftery, Kellylee Evans and More Among 'Rising Stars' at Joe's Pub This Winter Ibeyi, Ryan Raftery, Kellylee Evans and More Among 'Rising Stars' at Joe's Pub This Winter
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2014

? Since Joe's Pub at The Public opened its doors in 1998, it has been a stomping ground for both the masterful legends and powerful young voices of music and the performing arts. This winter (November 2014-February 2015), Joe's welcomes a slate of emerging musicians, performers and artists including... (more...)
Hugh Jackman, Meryl Streep Among Nominees for 2014 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS; Full List Announced Hugh Jackman, Meryl Streep Among Nominees for 2014 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - November 04, 2014

This morning, PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS Executive Producer Mark Burnett announced that Anna Faris and Emmy Award winner Allison Janney, stars of CBS's critically acclaimed comedy MOM, will host the live awards show from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live Wednesday, Jan. 7,... (more...)
Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland This Month Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland This Month
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of November 2014. Featuring: Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Karrin Allyson, Cyrill Aimee, Barbara Carroll, Anita Gillette, Music of Joe Henderson, Native Soul, Peter Mazza, Jim Caruso's C... (more...)
Secret Stash Records Release First Installment of 'The One-derful! Collection' Today Secret Stash Records Release First Installment of 'The One-derful! Collection' Today
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

Secret Stash Records presents: The One-derful! Records Collection, featuring six double LPs, CD, digital, extensive liner notes and a bonus 45 from Chicago's One-derful! Records Vault. The First Album: The One-derful! Collection: The One-Derful! Label will be out today, October 28, 2014.... (more...)
Yamaha Artist Nathan East to Be Inducted Into NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame Yamaha Artist Nathan East to Be Inducted Into NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2014

The NAMM Foundation has announced that Nathan East, one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music, will be inducted into the NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards Hall of Fame.... (more...)
Segerstrom Center to Welcome Guitarist and Singer George Benson This Spring Segerstrom Center to Welcome Guitarist and Singer George Benson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

Ten-time Grammy Award-winning artist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master George Benson returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for one night only on Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.... (more...)
Spoiler Alert!: Recap & Review of THE VOICE's Final Battle Round 10/21/; Full Results! Spoiler Alert!: Recap & Review of THE VOICE's Final Battle Round 10/21/; Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini - October 21, 2014

We've been through 18 Battles so far on Season Seven of THE VOICE, which means tonight we have just six performances left in this round of the competition. If last week is any indication as to how this will play out, we will see three performances, and the other three will relegated to highlight cli... (more...)
Al Jarreau to Play Smothers Theatre, 12/15 Al Jarreau to Play Smothers Theatre, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

With his unique vocal style, Grammy Award-winning Al Jarreau is one of the world's musical treasures. This special concert at Smothers Theatre in Malibu at 8 p.m. on Monday, December 15, showcases his warm, inimitable voice interpreting favorite holiday classics, as well as some of his biggest hits.... (more...)
Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next Month Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of November 2014. Featuring: Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Karrin Allyson, Cyrill Aimee, Barbara Carroll, Anita Gillette, Music of Joe Henderson, Native Soul, Peter Mazza, Jim Caruso's C... (more...)
Secret Stash Records to Release First Installment of 'The One-derful! Collection', 10/28 Secret Stash Records to Release First Installment of 'The One-derful! Collection', 10/28
by BWW News Desk - October 03, 2014

Secret Stash Records presents: The One-derful! Records Collection, featuring six double LPs, CD, digital, extensive liner notes and a bonus 45 from Chicago's One-derful! Records Vault. The First Album: The One-derful! Collection: The One-Derful! Label will be out on October 28, 2014.... (more...)
Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015.... (more...)
12 Miles North Kicks Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival Today 12 Miles North Kicks Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - September 06, 2014

12 Miles North today announced the lineup for its 8th Annual Take Me to the River Festival Music and Arts Festival, which will comprise 21 live concerts, two dance performances, over a dozen local food and beverage trucks, new art installations, and a plethora of fun, workshops and outdoor children'... (more...)
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by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015.... (more...)
ALL THAT JAZZ Set For Criterion Blu-ray Debut Today ALL THAT JAZZ Set For Criterion Blu-ray Debut Today
by Pat Cerasaro - August 26, 2014

Celebrated and acclaimed movie musical masterpiece ALL THAT JAZZ is set to be released for the first time on Blu-ray in a new Criterion Collection edition this August according to a new listing on the official website.... (more...)
Criterion Collection Releases ALL THAT JAZZ Restoration Preview Criterion Collection Releases ALL THAT JAZZ Restoration Preview
by Pat Cerasaro - August 25, 2014

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Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International jazz Vocal Comp... (more...)
Audio Fidelity to George Benson's 'Breezin' On Multichannel 5.1-Surround Sound Hybrid SACD Audio Fidelity to George Benson's 'Breezin' On Multichannel 5.1-Surround Sound Hybrid SACD
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

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12 Miles North to Kick Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival, 9/6 12 Miles North to Kick Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014

12 Miles North today announced the lineup for its 8th Annual Take Me to the River Festival Music and Arts Festival, which will comprise 21 live concerts, two dance performances, over a dozen local food and beverage trucks, new art installations, and a plethora of fun, workshops and outdoor children'... (more...)






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