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Rebirth Brass Band 2012 GRAMMY Nomination for "Rebirth of New Orleans"

Rebirth Brass Band is extremely excited to announce that their latest record, Rebirth of New Orleans has been nominated for a 2012 GRAMMY for Best Regional Roots Music Album. It was produced by Tracey Freeman (Harry Connick, Jr.) and engineered by Chris Finney. Rebirth of New Orleans was released earlier this year on Basin Street Records to critical praise from across the music spectrum.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces More Special Guests for 50th “Golden” Anniversary

New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band are pleased to announce more special guests that will join them on stage for their 50th anniversary performance.  On January 7th, 2012 at 8:00pm they will grace the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, with special guests Trey McIntyre Project, Steve Earle, Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), & Ed Helms.  These guests join an already incredible list that includes My Mornin

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Rounder's Mardi Gras Compilation Captures Flavor of New Orleans

There’s a chill in the air, and the sounds of the season are everywhere. Christmas, you ask? No, you’re in New Orleans, and it’s Carnival time — Meet Me at Mardi Gras. From every radio, bandstand, bar and coffee shop, the songs associated with Mardi Gras (especially perennial favorites such as Al Johnson’s “Carnival Time” and the ReBirth Brass Band anthem “Do Whatcha Wanna”) announce the month of parades and balls that will culminate with the nation’s biggest citywide party.
 

Is Jazz Losing Ground?

Have you ever worried that there won’t be an audience for jazz in the future?

Jazz already represents only a small fraction of the music market and schools are teaching less and less music, much less jazz (if any).  Without exposure, kids don’t even know what they’re missing.  It’s time we take proactive and concrete steps to reverse the situation.

Enter...The Jazz Drama Program!

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Jazz-Rock Guitarist Jake Hertzog @ Somethin’ Jazz Club Fri., Dec 9th

Critically acclaimed jazz-rock guitarist Jake Hertzog is at the Somethin’ Jazz Club for some extreme jazz!  At only 25 years old, Hertzog is one of the most original and exciting new voices on the scene. His new album "Evolution", released this August on Buckyball Records represents his third collaboration with venerated rhythm section Harvie S and Victor Jones and second release on the New York-based label.
 
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Dave Stryker Upcoming CD Release Gigs for "Blue Strike"

Guitarist Dave Stryker, who got his start working with Jack McDuff and Stanley Turrentine stretches the boundaries of the organ sound while keeping the groove deep on his new CD "Blue Strike" (SteepleChase 31729).  Once again Dave teams with young Hammond organ phenom Jared Gold, as well as legendary drummer Billy Hart, and adds to the front line two rising stars with their own sounds;

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MMJ, Mos Def, Blind Boys, Allen Toussaint & More to Join PHJB at Carnegie Hall

New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band are pleased to announce the special guests that will join them on stage for their 50th anniversary performance.  On January 7th, 2012 at 8:00pm they will grace the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, with special guests My Morning Jacket, Del McCoury Band, Trombone Shorty, GIVERS, Allen Toussaint, Blind Boys of Alabama, Tao Seeger, & Mos Def.

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National Jazz Museum in Harlem 2011 December Schedule

This last month of public programming in the year 2012 by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem presents conversations with well-established jazz artists such as Hal Galper and Steve Turre for Harlem Speaks, and live performances by emerging jazz musicians Jon Escreet, Sam Yahel and Dan Tepner for Harlem in the Himalayas at the Rubin Museum of Art.
 

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Play Carnegie Hall 1/7 for 50th Anniversary

New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band are celebrating their  50th anniversary by performing with some of their musical friends at one of the most legendary venues in the world.  On January 7th they will grace the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, with special guests to be announced soon.  Tickets for what is bound to be an unforgettable night go on sale December 2nd and are available at

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