Friday, November 25 - color>Listen Here! 50 Years of pianist Eddie Palmieri - Absolut (R) Vodka will add a special "spirit" to the celebration concert of Eddie Palmieri, legendary Latin jazz composer with sponsorship of this vivacious performer. The pianist and bandleader will return triumphantly to Aaron Davis Hall (ADH) for the first New York live performance of his current release Listen Here! Special guest artists will join Palmieri for two cross-cultural and cross-generational concert nights to celebrate his astounding legacy, his latest compositions, and his own birthday. Two magical concert nights, Afro Caribbean Jazz Night on Friday, December 2, 2005 and Salsa & Mambo Night on Saturday, December 3, 2005, will showcase Palmieriâs stylistically diverse new album, Listen Here!, and the exciting rhythms that have consolidated him as an international Latin music icon. He will be reunited with an eclectic blend of jazz luminaries as bassists Christian McBride and John Benitez, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, drummer Horacio âEl Negroâ Hernandez, master conguero Giovanni Hidalgo, trombonists Jimmy Bosch and Conrad Herwig, Cuban tres guitar master Nelson Gonzalez, trumpeter Brian Lynch, singer Herman Olivera, percussionist Little Johnny Rivero, and performing with Eddie for the first time in the U.S. since 2002, Eddieâs original vocalist, Ismael Quintana.
Jazz by Genre - @ The Mod Club on November 27, 2005, internationally renowned jazz artist Roy Ayers and his band will headline the launch of a new Toronto-based jazz series called
Jazz by Genre. Honoured to be opening for the legend behind Ubiquity, RAMP and famous Fela Kuti collaborator will be KUSH, featuring two of Toronto's foremost cross-genre jazz explorers, Etric Lyons and Nick "Brownman" Ali.
Cape Town International Jazz Festival - 2006 - The 7th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival, affectionately known as 'Africa's Grandest Gathering' and acknowledged as the biggest Jazz event on the African continent, will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April 2006. Festival director, Rashid Lombard, and his organisation team promises that this 3rd International Jazz Festival at the CTICC will, as in previous years, feature a world-class line-up of jazz and jazz-related artists. Visit, Capetown Jazz Festival for more details!
Wednesday, November 23 - color>On Stage at Blues Alley - 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC ...
Visit, the Blues Alley music page.
- SLIMMAN & BONAFIDE (Smooth Jazz) - Nov. 23
- ALEX BUGNON (Smooth Jazz) - Nov. 25-27
- ANGELA STRIBLING (Vocals) - Nov. 29
- STANLEY CLARKE - Dec. 1-4
- JOSHUA REDMAN - Dec 8-11
- ERIC FELTEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA PERFORMS "THE DUKE ELLINGTON NUTCRACKER SUITE" - Dec. 15
- MARCUS JOHNSON PROJECT - Dec. 16-18
- RACHEL Z TRIO - Dec. 19
- PHAZE II HOLIDAY SHOW - Dec. 23
- "Closed for The Holiday" - 24-25
- AHMAD JAMAL - Dec. 26-30
- AHMAD JAMAL TRIO - Dec. 31
- MOSE ALLISON TRIO - Jan. 5-8
- HIROMI (Piano) - Jan. 12-14
- MAYSA (R&B Vocals) - Jan. 19-22
- TUCK & PATTI - Jan. 26-29
1st Annual - Key West International Jazz Festival - celebrates this true American art form with an international representation. KWIJF brings a wealth of culture and musical talent to a spectacular and unique location for a weekend of pleasure and appreciation. In it's idyllic setting, the KWIJF gives the audience a chance to hear internationally renowned artists while sunning in the warmest winter climate in all of the United States with spectacular ocean views and legendary sunsets. Visit, KWJF hompepage for complete details about the festival!
Newport Beach Jazz Party - Feb. 16-19th 2006, Presidents Day Weekend! Visit, NBJP to see this terrific lineup of jazz artists!
Queen Mary Brazilian Carnaval - Feb. 25th 2006! Go here for further details!
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival - Feb. 22-25! Visit, their web site for more details!
Portland Jazz Festival - 2006 - will feature legendary pianist McCoyer Tyner and Latin Jazz pioneer Eddie Palmieri in a series of unique collabrations with younger jazz greats, Ravi Coltrane and Nicholas Payton. Visit, PJF web site for complete festival schedule.
French Quarter Festival - will take place as scheduled on April 21 - 23, 2006! A unanimous decision from the board of directors has determined that the 22-year old festival will take place in 2006. "We would like this festival to be a celebration of survival as well as a memorial for those we have lost" said Jon Stern, French Quarter Festival Board President. The French Quarter Festival is the essence of all that makes up New Orleans, good food, good music and a wonderful way to showcase the French Quarter. Go here for further information!
Monday, November 21 - color>New York Guitar Festival - Announces sixth season of concerts. It will begin January 14, 2006, featuring 60 guitarists, 20 concerts, 7 venues. Go here for more details!
Friday, November 18 - color>Savannah Music Festival 2006 program lineup is a 17-day musical marathon with more than 500 artists and 100 events, and includes commissioned works, one-time only productions, and outstanding regional, national and international artists. The diverse line-up features Emmylou Harris, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with AndrÃ© Watts, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, the National Ensemble of the Republic of Guinea, Del McCoury, Emerson String Quartet, Bill Charlap, The Rebirth Brass Band, and others.
Wednesday, November 16 - color>Jazz at The Blue Note - December schedule ... "World's Finest Jazz Club & Restaurant, 131 West 3rd Street, NYC!
- DJ LOGIC and PROJECT LOGIC, [Late Night Groove Series] Dec. 3rd
- ARTURO SANDOVAL, Dec. 4th
- CHRIS BOTTI, Dec. 6th
- ADAM DEITCH PROJECT, Dec. 9th
- JIMMY HEATH YOUTH BIG BAND, Dec. 11th
- NYC INDIE-SOUL, Dec. 12
- JOSHUA REDMAN ELASTIC BAND, Dec. 13th
- JAY RODRIGUEZ [of Groove Collective] Dec. 17th
- RUTGERS JAZZ, Dec. 19th
- CHRISTMAS WITH THE SONGS OF SINATRA with MONTY ALEXANDER TRIO, Dec. 20th
- GEORGE COLLIGAN & MAD SCIENCE, Dec. 23rd
- AKIKO TSURUGA, [Late Night Groove Series] Dec. 24th
- CHRISTMAS BRUNCH with KAYO HIRAKI & ANNETTE ST. JONE, Dec. 25th
- CASSANDRA WILSON, Dec. 27th
- ANTHONY MILLS, [Late Night Groove Series] Dec. 30th
- NEW YEARS EVE with CASSANDRA WILSON & HER BAND, Dec. 31th
- CASSANDRA WILSON, Jan. 1st
Marcus Roberts Trio at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola - November 15-20
7:30pm & 9:30pm w/additional 11:30pm set on Fri-Sat
The Marcus Roberts Trio
Marcus Roberts (piano), Roland Guerin (bass), Jason Marsalis (drums)
The Marcus Roberts Trio was founded in 1993 when Roberts began to study the lineage of great jazz trios, including those of Nat âKingâ Cole, Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner, and Ahmad Jamal. Roberts first met young drummer Jason Marsalis in the mid-to-late 1980s, during his days in the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Jason was just 10 years old at that time. With the founding of the Marcus Roberts Trio, Roberts had the goal of creating a whole new style of jazz trio playing. After trying a series of drummers and bassists over a two-year period, in 1994 Roberts asked the 17-year-old Jason Marsalis to join his band. In early 1995, Roland Guerin played with Roberts for the first time and from the beginning, he made the trio sound complete. The philosophy and style of Marcus Roberts Trio has steadily evolved from that point.
December 13-18: Donald Harrison/Patrice Rushen Quintet featuring Christian Scott (trumpet), Vicente Archer (bass) and Carl Allen (drums) will perform at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz At Lincoln Center. Check out the calendar for the remainder of 2005 into the New Year!
Monday, November 14 - color>Ottawa Jazz Festival Inc Presents ... renowned Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander will perform at the 8th Annual Fall into Swing Benefit Concert on Thursday, December 15th at the National Library and Archives Auditorium. Visit the Ottawa Jazz Festival for more details.
Friday, November 11 - color>Trumpeter Avishai Cohen will be in residency at Fat Cat Jazz Club in New York City on November 10, 17, 24. The Avishai Cohen Group will include an exciting array of musicians: Yosvani Terry (sax & chekere), Sam Bar-Sheshet (piano), Jason Lindner (piano), Barak Mori (bass), Ben Street (bass), Omer Avital (bass), Eric McPherson (drums), Greg Hutchinson (drums). Avishai Cohen released his first album as a bandleader, âThe Trumpet Playerâ with Jeff Ballard, John Sullivan and Joel Frahm on the Fresh Sound New Talent label.
The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia presents - Mellon Jazz Fridays November 18. This season's Philly All-Star night features Christian McBride, âthe world's most in-demand bassist, â and his acclaimed quartet. This former Sting sideman has come into his own as a bandleader, after performing with legends from Herbie Hancock to Chick Corea. Plus local legend and Max Roach Quartet alum Odean Pope leads his nine-member Saxophone Choir in their Verizon Hall debut. And saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is along for a special guest appearance!
Chicago Afrobeat Project to Celebrate debut their album with two performances at Martyrs' Live in Chicago on November 12, 2005. The 21+ evening performance will feature special guests Fareed Haque,
Morikeba Kouyate, Howard Levy, Zach Brock and the CAbP Dancers (African
dancers). DJ Kennedy Octane will spin afrobeat beginning at 9 p.m., and local
artist Chadwick will paint "live art" during the performance.
The all-ages afternoon performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. with an opening
set from the Lincoln Elementary School African Percussion Ensemble. CAbP will
then perform one set with the CAbP dancers.
Five percent of all sales of the new album as well as five percent of the
CD celebrations' proceeds will benefit Journalists Against AIDS Nigeria
(JAAIDS), a non-profit organization that creates innovative communication
programs to help combat AIDS. Go here to discover more about the group!
The very first Bali Jazz Festival is designed to be a dialogue forum and culture-sharing between participating elements who come from various countries around the globe, with the main objection on producing new creativities with universal references needed into the building of a nation. Unity and global brotherhood to sounding peace can also be quoted as a starting point of this festival, and that it becomes an independent medium that is distances away from political interference and inter-racial issues. Go here for more details about this exciting festival!
Wednesday, November 9 - color> Pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs performs at The Kitano Jazz Club in New York on December 2 and December 3. Sets begin at 8:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Harlem-born, Queens-raised, Onaje Allan Gumbs has enjoyed a career as first-call sideman, valued arranger and composer, producer, and most importantly, bandleader and recording artist.
Pianist, composer Michael Weiss debuts a new group at the Kitano Hotel, January 13 and 14, 2006, during the weekend of the IAJE Conference in New York City. Personnel includes Steve Wilson - alto and soprano saxophones, Daniel Sadownick - percussion, Ugonna Okegwo - bass, and Willie Jones - drums. Weiss has established his career for over twenty years in New York performing with the likes of Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Charles McPherson, Slide Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, George Coleman, Frank Wess and a host of other jazz veterans. His fourth recording as a leader, Soul Journey, features nine original compositions including the 2000 grandprize winner of the BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers Competition. Weiss has gained greater recognition as a composer with a New Works grant from Chamber Music America. Go here to see the November lineup of great talent appearing at the hotel.
The first-annual Bang! Music Festival - The Saturday following Thanksgiving has always served as the âsoftâ opening of the legendary Miami winter season. But now itâs official: The season starts with Bang. More than 15, 000 revelers are expected to celebrate the start of the Miami winter season 2005-06, on Saturday, November 26, 2005, during this 13-hour, outdoor party-a-thon: The first-annual Bang! Music Festival. And just today, two new live headliners were announced: The incomparable Fischerspooner and the ascendant Brazilian Girls. Media darlings of the new millennial musical wave, Fischerspooner is a fitting act to top the 50-plus roster of Bang! artists. This performance art/music duo (Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner) incorporate chart-topping pop fusion and Broadway-caliber stage theatrics in shows which receive international acclaim and audience bedazzlement. About Bang!âs headliner, Rolling Stone says simply: They are the âbest thing to happen to music since electricity.â
This Friday, [November, 11] catch Marcus Johnson at South Beach Bistro & Bar in Atlanta for "A Jazz
Show Just for You..." The show starts at 9pm, but feel free to join us at 6pm for a meet and greet with Marcusz and the Friday After Work Attitude Adjustment.
The first-annual 24th Annual Festivall in Gainesville, FL! Works of fine art, sounds of smooth jazz and the aroma of delectable treats will fill the air as the City of Gainesville's Division of Cultural Affairs presents the 24th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13. Set in the heart of historic downtown Gainesville, the nationally acclaimed Downtown Festival & Art Show is North Central Florida's premier fall festival of the arts. Since 1996, the Downtown Festival & Art Show has been rated as one of the top 200 shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine.
Sunday, November 6 - color>Maurice Brown trumpeter extraordinaire will perform Saturday November 18th and Sunday the 19th at the New Yorks' Sweet Rhythm Jazz Club. This show will be Maurice's official debut as a New York City resident so come and give him a warm welcome and bring all your friends! Check out Sweet Rhythm Jazz New Yorkâs eclectic music venue/restaurant in the city! Looking forward for and opportunity to see the Maurice Brown Qunitet live ... "To win two tickets to see the Maurice Brown Quintet at Sweet Rhythm in NYC on the 18th or 19th of November, email his webmaster with "win tickets" in the subject line and your contact info. Winners will be contacted by email and/or by phone.
Jazz Standard - "Some of the best booking in the city." says Ben Ratliff, NY Times "The best thing to happen on the club scene." says Gary Giddins, of The Village Voice. For those of you seeking an alternative jazz spot while you're visiting or living in the metro area check out the Jazz Standard's calendar for the month of November by downloading a small pdf. file while you're visiting the site.
Friday, November 4 - color>Jazz in the Pines - Norfolk Island Jazz legends Don Burrows and James Morrison will 'sax up' Norfolk Island together this December when they star in the biggest-ever Jazz in the Pines Festival. The veteran virtuosos and their saxophones will offer a smorgasbord of jazz on the tiny island during the December 5-9 festival.
Music of Miles Davis on Tour - Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Music of Miles Davis on Tour featuring Eddie Henderson, Jimmy Cobb, Wayne Escoffery, Dave Kikoski, Edward Howard, Antonio Hart, Steve Wilson Jimmy Cobb - drummer for Miles' Classic Release Kind of Blue Nationwide Tour from Atlanta to Anchorage trumpeter Eddie Henderson leads a swingin' group comprised of seasoned veterans and young, talented musicians with Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Music of Miles Davis. The 2005-06 Tour kicks off 11/19/2005 Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, Atlanta, GA
"Music of Miles Davis on Tour 2005-2006"
- 1/25/2006 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, www.foxcitiespac.com Appleton, WI
- 1/27/06 Orchestra Hall, www.detroitsymphony.com Detroit, MI
- 4/29/06 The Centrum, www.thecentrum.org Spring, TX
- 5/4/06 Mesa Arts Center, www.mesaartscenter.com Mesa, AZ
- 5/5/06 & 5/6/06 Founders Hall Jazz Club Orange County Performing Arts Center, www.ocpac.org Costa Mesa, CA
- 5/7/06 & 5/8/06 Pepperdine University Smothers Theater, www.pepperdine.edu/arts/ Malibu, CA
- 5/9/06 Santa Barbara, CA - Education Workshop Santa Barbara, CA
- 5/10/06 Santa Barbara, CA - Education Workshop Santa Barbara, CA
- 5/11/06 Napa Valley Opera House, www.napavalleyoperahouse.org Napa, CA
- 5/12/06 Lancaster Performing Arts Center, www.lpac.org Lancaster, PA
- 5/13/06 Atwood Concert Hall, www.anchorageconcerts.org Anchorage, AK
The Cabo Jazz Escape The 2005 CJE has been rescheduled for December 1-3, 2006 as we prepare for the best Escape ever! In 2004, jazz fans escaped to a desert landscape where the Pacific Ocean meets the gentle Sea of Cortez at the Cabo Jazz Escape in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Havana Jazz Festival The 22nd International Jazz Festival Plaza Havana ... Thursday December 1 to Sunday December 4, 2005 inclusively Organized by the Cuban National Center of popular Music. Chairperson: Chucho ValdÃ©s! Four days of concerts, jam sessions. Do not miss the closing performance on Sunday night. Visit their web site Havana Jazz Festival
Wednesday, November 2 - color>SERGIO MENDES BRASIL 2005
Live at The Blue Note [NOVEMBER 22 thru 27 ~ 8:00pm & 10:30PM.] Sergio Mendes became the top-selling Brazilian artist in the United States when he zoomed up the charts with hit singles and albums from the wildly popular group Brasil '66. Born in Brazil in 1941, he began studying classical piano at the local conservatory as a child. During the 50s, the new bossa
nova sounds became the rage throughout Rio de Janeiro and, at age 15, he abandoned
classical and took up the exciting new sound. He and fellow musicians engrossed themselves in the music of pioneers Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto as well as frequent visitors Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Byrd, Paul Winter, Roy Eldridge, Herbie Mann and others ...
The concert by Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project will be webcast LIVE
on NTJAZZ.com this Saturday night [November 5 at 7:30 p.m. C.S.T.] ...
Monday, October 31 - color>4th Annual Dubai Jazz Festival 2006: Chillout Productions, the founder and organizer of the Philips Dubai International Jazz Festival will once again take the lead on providing the best compilation of International Artists live at the Dubai Media City. Go here for more details ...
"Women Composers of Queens" Queens, NY has a rich jazz tradition, but its jazz women have been less known. A concert on November 18 at Jamaica Center for Artsand Learning, will present works of Queens' women composer/ performers from Billie Holiday to Julie Mandel.
"Iridium Schedule Nov-Dec 2005"
- Nov. 3-6 ALEX BUGNON
- Nov. 9 ED PALERMO BIG BAND
PLAYS THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA
- Nov. 10-13 KEIKO MATSUI
- Nov. 16 BARBARINO & LEVITT PRESENT: Iridium's Classic Night Club Hour
- Nov. 17-20 ROY AYERS QUINTET FEAT. BOBBY HUMPHREY
- Nov. 23-27 ERNESTINE ANDERSON with CLARK TERRY
- Nov. 30- Dec. 4 JAMES CARTER, CYRUS CHESTNUT
REGINALD VEAL, ALI JACKSON
A Tribute To Pavement
- Dec. 7-11 STEVE SMITH VITAL INFORMATION
FRANK GAMBALE, TOM COSTER, BARON BROWNE
- Dec. 14-18 CECIL TAYLOR ORCHESTRA
- Dec. 21-25 ORGAN SUMMIT PART III
DR. LONNIE SMITH, JIMMY McGRIFF, RUEBEN WILSON
HOUSTON PERSON, MELVIN SPARKS, DON WILSON
- New Year's - Dec. 28-Jan. 1 RUTH BROWN WITH THAD JONES/MEL LEWIS ORCHESTRA
Sunday, October 30 - color>San Francisco Jazz Festival : October 19 thru November 6th "Hailed by The London Observer as "the best jazz festival in the world," the San Francisco Jazz Festival is a two-week celebration of today's best music. Every fall the Festival presents a phenomenal array of jazz concerts, from the classic to the avant-garde, gathering the legends of today and the rising stars of tomorrow in premier venues throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Brian Culbertson and Eric Darius at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Jan/15/06 at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd Redondo Beach CA 90278. Go here for more info!
Friday, October 21 - color>Blue Note Jazz Club: Schedule for November, 2005! For those of you are headed to the "Big Apple" during the month of November there's some really great jazz happening at The Blue Note! Below we have a short list of talented musicians performing there!
- CLARK TERRY QUARTET with Special Guest MARY STALLINGS
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 thru Sunday, November 6, 2005 ~ 8:00pm & 10:30pm
- TURKEY BOULLION MAFIA [Late Night Groove Series]
Friday, November 4, 2005 ~ 12:30am
- GIL GOLDSTEIN [NYU JAZZ FACULTY SUNDAY BRUNCH]
Sunday, November 6, 2005 ~ 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2005 thru Sunday, November 13, 2005 ~ 8:00pm & 10:30pm
Monday, November 14, 2005 ~ 8:00pm & 10:30pm
- TOOTS THIELEMANS & KENNY WERNER with Special Guests OSCAR CASTRO-NEVES & AIRTO MOREIRA
Tuesday, November 15, 2005 thru Sunday, November 20, 2005 ~ 8:00pm & 10:30pm
Friday, November 18, 2005 thru Saturday, November 19, 2005 ~ 12:30am
- SERGIO MENDES BRASIL 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 thru Sunday, November 27, 2005 ~ 8:00pm & 10:30pm
Friday, November 25, 2005 thru Saturday, November 26, 2005 ~ 12:30am
- BLUE NOTE MASTER CLASS featuring Peter Erskine
Saturday, November 26, 2005 ~ 2:00pm
- ARTURO SANDOVAL [HALF NOTE CD/DVD RELEASE WEEK]
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 thru Sunday, December 4, 2005 ~ 8:00pm & 10:30pm
Wednesday, October 19 - color>Holland America - MS Zuiderdam: "Warren Hill Smooth Cruise" Saturday, January 21 2006 ...
All these and a host of others to set sail Saturday, January 21 2006!
- Warren Hill
- Acoustic Alchemy
- Bobby Caldwell
- Brian Culbertson
- Everette Harp
- Jeff Golub
- Bobby Lyle
- Brenda Russell
- Marion Meadows
- Euge Groove
Tuesday, October 18 - color>Spreckels Theatre - San Diego: "A Peter White Christmas" featuring the following artist ...
The date for the concert is December, 23 at 8:00PM
- Peter White
- Mindi Abair
- Rick Braun
Sunday, October 16 - color>Hyatt Regency - Aventine: "Times Square West" This concert performance features the following acts on New Years Eve Saturday - December, 31st starting at 7:30PM ...
- Richard Elliot
- Peter White
- Jonathan Butler
- Rick Braun
Tuesday, October 14 - color>Holland America - Oosterdam: "Dave Koz and Friends at Sea"
Saturday November, 5 thru 12. Here's a list of artist performing at the event ...
And a host of other smoothjazz acts! Dave Koz and Friends will play at San Diego Symphony Hall Sunday November, 27 at 7:00PM!
- Dave Koz
- Marc Antoine
- Patti Austin
- David Benoit
- Chris Botti
- Jonathan Butler
- George Duke
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