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George Benson’s new album – you can be a part of it

George Benson’s new project is a tribute to Nat King Cole that will feature a 42 piece orchestra in association with Concord Records and fans are being given the opportunity to…

2013 Capital Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

The Capital Jazz Fest, June 7-9, 2013 held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, has announced their talent lineup. Tickets go on sale March 23rd. FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013…

Guitarist Ross Bolton battling cancer

Rick Braun shared this on his FaceBook page: “I am writing to let you know that my dear friend of nearly 20 years, Ross Bolton, is going through a very…

Al Jarreau Update

Grammy winning singer Al Jarreau cancelled a concert on Sunday 5/20, due to an illness, which turned out to be a bout of pneumonia. This gave his fans quite a…

10th Annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars

Please join Special FX keyboardist Jay Rowe and some of his talented friends, for the 10th Annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars Concert in Milford, CT. This concert benefits the Milford…

Mindi Abair – Talented Sax Player and Now Author

Let’s add author to the list of saxophonist Mindi Abair’s talents.  She has written a guidance book called How to Play Madison Square Garden – A Guide to Stage Performance. The…

New Spyro Gyra coming your way

Spyro Gyra will be releasing “A Foreign Affair” on Sept. 13. The album has a decidedly world music influence, as the title implies, but as always maintains the Spyro Gyra…

Jeff Golub loses eyesight – send prayers and love

Guitar hero Jeff Golub has lost his eyesight. The news began to spread this evening (7/6) when Rick Braun posted this on FaceBook “As you may know my dear friend…

Rick Braun Sings with Strings

Rick Braun is taking a step in a new direction with his August release – he is singing some of his favorite standards, jazz classics, and a few left field…

Chuck Loeb’s Third Annual String Training @ Berks Jazz Fest

Guitarist Chuck Loeb, a much respected veteran and staple at the annual Berks Jazz Fest, is hosting his third annual guitar workshop/seminar for musicians of all ages and levels, that want to…