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The Jazz World Mourns the Passing of Guitarist, Ross Bolton

Guitarist Ross Bolton, known throughout the jazz community, passed away on March 30th after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ross was known for playing with Al Jarreau, Rick Braun, Euge…

The One Bright Spot for the Music Labels: Digital

The financial picture of the music industry is still bleak, but YouTube, Spotify, and other services are helping. The music industry is still in rough shape, based on data released…

Concord Music Group Sold to Wood Creek Capital

Wood Creek Capital Management has purchased the Concord Music Group from Village Roadshow Entertainment Group. Sources close to the transaction expect it to officially close on Friday. Wood Creek made…

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…