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Concord Releases Best of Monk, Evans, Brubeck, Adderley & Guaraldi

Concord Music Group is launching five new titles in its Very Best Of jazz series, which showcases some of the very best tracks culled from the recordings of some of the most influential artists in the history of the genre. The five new titles, which highlight the work of Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi, The Bill Evans Trio, Thelonious Monk, and Cannonball Adderley, are set for release on August 7, 2012.

Birdland's Django Reinhardt Festival Partners with World Yacht

The successful Birdland Django Reinhardt Festival will expand this summer  by joining with WORLD YACHT for a cruise around Manhattan to the live musical style of the great Django Reinhardt, performed by one of America's top hot jazz bands, "The Hot Club of Detroit", showcasing some of the music from their new release 'Junction' on Mackavenue Records.  The band is a versatile modern hot jazz group, with a unique acoustic-electric sound.

Stanley Jordan to Perform with Umphrey's McGee @ sUMmer School

Umphrey's McGee Summer tour kicks off tomorrow! They're keeping it short and sweet this summer with a handful of shows down the east coast and Midwest. Be sure to join UM on July 6th at the beautiful Harmony Park on Lake Geneva for the first annual Weekend and Harmony with our good friends Yonder Mountain String Band. Get your tickets now.

Austin's MilkDrive Releases New Album 'Waves'

MilkDrive, Austin’s phenomenal jazz-grass band, will release its second studio album, WAVES, on June 19, 2012.

Capturing the band’s sophisticated arrangements and fierce musicianship, WAVES showcases a number of original compositions. It also features special guests Noam Pikelny (of Punch Brothers) and Futureman (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones).

Bill Frisell explores the music of John Lennon @ The Boulder Theater

Bill Frisell's exploration of the music of John Lennon came to life on his 2011 release, 'All We Are Saying.' The album has long been in the works - one could say as far back as the first time Bill heard the Beatles at the age of 13. Says Frisell, "John Lennon's music has been with me, the band, everybody, the world...seems like forever. The songs are part of us. In our blood. There was nothing we really needed to do to prepare for this.

New Jersey Jazz Society Presents JazzFest 2012 | 6/16/12

Each year since 1976, the New Jersey Jazz Society has presented Jazzfest, one of the best and oldest mainstream jazz festivals in the entire northeast. This year is no exception as this popular jazz festival serves up nine hours of great music in the air conditioned comfort of two concert halls plus outdoor entertainment, a food court and vendors selling everything from hard-to-find CDs to crafts and interesting merchandise.

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Just Announced: Ron Carter Quartet @ Boulder Theater | 10/28/12

KUVO &  Z2 Entertainment are proud to present an evening with Ron Carter Quartet at the Boulder Theater Sunday, October 28th, 2012.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 10:00 am for $25.00 - $40.00 for Reserved seating types and $47.50 for Gold Circle.

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National Jazz Museum in Harlem June 2012 Schedule

This June, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem continues to offer a wide range of top quality free programming and affordable concerts from jazz’s most celebrated musicians, educators and historians.

For Harlem Speaks, our flagship public program of oral histories, we have vocalist Michael Mwenso.

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Concord's 'Very Best Of' Includes Coltrane, Miles Davis, Chet Baker

Concord Music Group launches a new series of jazz compilations for the summer of 2012 that showcases the very best tracks culled from the recordings of some of the most influential artists in the history of the genre. The first five titles in the “The Very Best Of” series — which highlight the work of the Miles Davis Quintet, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery Sonny Rollins, and Chet Baker — are set for release on June 12, 2012.

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New Jersey Jazz Society Presents JazzFest 2012 in Morristown, NJ

Each year since 1976, the New Jersey Jazz Society has presented Jazzfest, one of the best and oldest mainstream jazz festivals in the entire northeast. This year is no exception as this popular jazz festival serves up nine hours of great music in the air conditioned comfort of two concert halls plus outdoor entertainment, a food court and vendors selling everything from hard-to-find CDs to crafts and interesting merchandise.

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