Thursday, January 4, 2018

JAZZ PROMO @ The Jazz Congress

If You're Planning On Attending
January 11-12-2018
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway and 60th Street
New York City

Please Stop By Our BoothLocated In
The Ertegun Atrium

Jazz Promo Services
"Specializing in Media Campaigns for the music community, artists, labels, venues and events.”

•E Mail Marketing
We have a large data base of jazz contacts that can help you to promote your new releases, live gigs, festivals and more.

•Press Mailings
•Radio Mailings

Our Jazz Promo database contains over 10,000 international jazz contacts so we’re well equipped to get your events, new CDs and newsletters noticed by the entire jazz community.  Our list contains just about every important contact that you’ll need including music calendars, listings editors, radio, press, TV, print media Online Media, industry contacts and plenty of jazz fans too who like to buy tickets and go out to live shows.

If you have a new project please stop by our booth and say hello.

For the past seventeen years I've been building one of the largest contact data bases for the jazz business; press, radio and industry.

The list includes: Down Beat Voting Critics, Jazz Journalist Association Voting Critics, NPR, Alternative Music Mags print & Online Weeklies, Monthlies and Dalies and select jazz media.

My NYC Hot List includes NY/NJ/PA/CT and contains just about every important contact that you’ll need including music calendars, listings editors, radio, press, TV, print media, Online Media, industry contacts and plenty of jazz fans too who like to buy tickets and go out to live shows.

My international list, which includes the NYC Hot list, contains over 10,000 international jazz contacts so we’re well equipped to get your events, new CDs or newsletter noticed by the entire jazz community.  Our list contains just about every important contact that you’ll need including music calendars, listings editors, radio, press, TV, print media Online Media, industry contacts and plenty of jazz fans too who like to buy tickets and go out to live shows.

We have everything organized so for instance we can put your  announcement under the noses and in the e mail boxes of all the important music critics, reviewers, magazines, and bloggers.

Our list can be sorted by zip code so if an artist has an appearance anywhere in the US, Canada, Europe or Japan we can reach all the important contacts in those markets.

We're very diligent about maintaining our lists, constantly updating and deleting making sure that we always have the current contact info for every outlet.

We also have all the European, Canadian and Japanese magazines and online bloggers who cover jazz.

We have 800 plus radio contacts that include Jazz Week, PRI, CMJ and NPR stations.

We have over 300 European Radio stations as well.

You should also know that we also do national publicity campaigns for new releases and would be happy to give you a written proposal and campaign details if you’re interested.

Using Jazz Promo Services is an economical and effective way to make sure that everyone of importance in the jazz business knows about your release or important announcement.

For campaign costs and more info contact:
Jim Eigo
Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1
Warwick, NY 10990-3363
Ph: 845-986-1677
Skype: jazzpromo
"Specializing in Media Campaigns for the music community, artists, labels, venues and events.”

Melody Gardot - Live in Europe (UNIVERSAL MUSIC 2018)

I dreamed to have a live album since many years ago. Something that would be a dedication to the people who welcomed us all over the world. At first, I had wanted to seek out the “best of” in a way that would illustrate the most perfect performances from our concerts over the last few years. I struggled listening to over 300 shows, judging, analysing and critiquing every solo, every note, every phrase… it was painstaking until finally I reached a breaking point… I heard a song that made me cry - not because of the performance itself, but because of the memory of the feeling of that evening… and then suddenly, I remembered the point of all of this… why this album exists as it does is simply down to the ‘feeling’, the nostalgia, the memory - it’s not about perfection or ego or demonstration - it’s just about what happens live - because live there is only one element that counts: heart. This album holds my heart, and the love of all the people who supported us along the way. It is as much a gift to me, for the memories it holds, as it is my gift to you, the listener. This album is simply a very long thank you to all of you. I am forever grateful. // Melody Gardot.

Echoes of Swing - Travellin' (ACT MUSIC 23 February 2018)

1 Orient Express ( Chris Hopkins) 04:31
2 Volare ( Domenico Modugno / Mitchell Parish & Franco Migliacci) 03:24
3 The Old Country ( Nat Adderly / Curtis R. Lewis) 04:39
4 On A Slow Goat Through China ( Chris Hopkins) 03:03
5 Das Wrack Der Guten Hoffnung ( Bernd Lhotzky) 03:17
6 The Fiji Hula Bula ( Chris Hopkins) 03:58
7 Where Or When ( Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart) 04:07
8 On A Turquoise Cloud ( Duke Ellington & Lawrence Brown) 03:48
9 Cabin In The Sky ( Vernon Duke / John Latouche) 03:22
10 Gan Hyem [Going Home] ( Colin T. Dawson) 02:48
11 Southern Sunset ( Sidney Bechet & Harry Brooks / Noble Sissle) 04:05
12 En Auto ( Bernd Lhotzky) 02:37
13 Trav´lin´ Light ( Jimmy Mundy & James ´Trummy´ Young / Johnny Mercer) 04:25
14 Disorder At The Border ( Coleman Hawkins) 03:06
15 Wohin? ( Bernd Lhotzky, based on Franz Schubert) 04:20

Colin T. Dawson: 03, 10, 13, 14
Chris Hopkins: 01, 04, 06, 07, 08, 11
Bernd Lhotzky: 02, 05, 09, 12, 15

Produced by Echoes of Swing Productions

Recorded by Erich Pintar 
at Tonstudio Weinberg der Landesmusikdirektion, Kefermarkt (AT), 
September 5 - 7, 2017
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Cover art by Robert Gober, Untitled Shoe, 1990
Red casting wax (8x7x19 cm), © Robert Gober, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Edward Simon / Scott Colley / Brian Blade - Steel House (2018)

Three well-known instrumentalists are building a new band called Steel House. The foundations of this house are deep and strong, the roof sturdy.  Inside is one big, light-filled room occupied by the three leaders: Edward Simon on piano, Scott Colley on acoustic bass, and Brian Blade on drums.

Each man is a world-class jazz player with his own robust composing, recording, and performing career. Since meeting in New York in the early 1990s, they have shared stages and studios, playing many different styles of music together. They decided to form (build) Steel House to create a dedicated place for their own musical explorations.

The music of Steel House embraces both silence, and emerging from that stillness, conversation.  The communication among Simon, Colley, and Blade stays nimble, focused on moment-to-moment interaction.  Musical structure is minimal, poetic, and full of purpose.

Walls of genre, category, and style are torn down.  Light and space abound. We can hear them down the street now, Simon, Colley, and Blade building their Steel House.  The music is infectious.  It is everything you wanted – spirited and serious, caring and carefree.

1. Glad You're Here
2. What If ?
3. Kingpin
4. 87.5% Of You
5. Way Of No Return
6. Country
7. The End And The Beginning
8. Lover's Park

Guest: Genevieve Artadi(vo-2)

Al Di Meola - Opus (earMUSIC February 23, 2018)

Al Di Meola is a pioneer of blending world music, rock and jazz. His ongoing fascination for complex rhythmic syncopation, combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony, has been the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned over four decades.

The Grammy award winner achieved worldwide fame for both, being a solo artist and for his collaborations with Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page, Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul Simon, Phil Collins, Santana, Steve Winwood, Herbie Hancock, and many more. Al Di Meola holds the highest amount of Guitar awards in different categories from Guitar Player magazine (US).

With a curriculum vitae rich of exciting musical moments and incredible works, Al Di Meola is still challenging himself pushing his music towards new boundaries but with a more relaxed way to see things. Over the last few years he has in fact literally started all over, reinventing himself in both, his private life and music.

“With OPUS I wanted to further my compositional skills as I think that the evolution of this part of my persona has labelled me more composer/guitarist than guitarist/composer” - says Di Meola - “at the same time this record also marks a new era in my life. For the first time in my life, I have written music being happy, I’m in a wonderful relationship with my wife, I have a baby girl and a beautiful family that inspires me every day. I believe it shows in the music.”

1. Milonga Noctiva: Wandering in the Dark (feat. Kemuel Roig)
2. Broken Heart
3. Ava's Dream Sequence Lullaby
4. Cerreto Sannita (feat. Kemuel Roig)
5. Notorious
6. Frozen In Time
7. Escapado
8. Pomp
9. Left unsaid
10. Insieme
11. Rebels (feat. Kemuel Roig)

From March 2018 onwards Al Di Meola will take “OPUS” on tour. The first dates have just been released.

02.03.2018          Verden, Germany
    04.03.2018          Helsingor, Denmark
06.03.2018          Bern, Switzerland
    07.03.2018          Geneva, Switzerland
 09.03.2018          Basel, Switzerland
   10.03.2018          Zurich, Switzerland
         11.03.2018          Baden-Baden, Germany
   14.03.2018          Bergheim, Germany
           15.03.2018          Gummersbach, Germany
   16.03.2018          Nürnberg, Germany

Adrian Cunningham: Professor Cunningham and His Old School - Swing In Out (ARBORS RECORDS February 9, 2018)

This album is a fabulous example of highly dance-able and strikingly beautiful swing Jazz.

Adrian ''Professor'' Cunningham on clarinet, tenor sax, flute, & vocals; Jon Challoner on trumpet; Dani Alonso on trombone; John Merrill on guitar; Alberto Pibiri on piano; Jim Robertson on bass; Paul Wells on drums.

Adrian Cunningham is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and world traveller. Originally from Sydney Australia and now based in New York, he is proving to be one of his country's top exports. With fluent command of the saxophones, clarinet, and flute, he is one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in Jazz.

When he is not busy performing in NYC with some of its finest players, he is touring the world playing jazz festivals and swing events.

In 2013 Cunningham formed a tradtional/New Orleans style outfit called Professor Cunningham and His Old School, deeply rooted in the Jazz tradition and has fast become one of the top bands in the international Swing scene, having performed at Snowball (Stockholm), SLOX (California), BABBLE (NYC), CPH:LX (Copenhagen) and Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Adrian ''Professor'' Cunningham clarinet, tenor sax, flute, & vocals
Jon Challoner trumpet
Dani Alonso trombone
John Merrill guitar
Alberto Pibiri piano
Jim Robertson bass
Paul Wells drums

Harley Card - The Greatest Invention (January 12th, 2018)

Card takes the listener on a captivating journey. Virtually flawless with an ensemble cast second to none! - Brent Black /

The Greatest Invention is the third CD by Toronto guitarist and composer: Harley Card. A follow up to his 2013 release Hedgerow, and his 2008 debut Non-Fiction, it introduces eleven new compositions written for his long standing group The Harley Card Quintet. 

The music on The Greatest Invention covers a wide range stylistically, including longer through composed pieces, and shorter themes that bring the soloists into focus and pay tribute to the tradition of the great quintets in jazz.  The album draws inspiration from a range of musical influences, memorable places, and Harley’s deep interest in exploring the process of composition. The title track is inspired by the bicycle and the joy of cycling.  

The Greatest Invention is an album unified both by Harley’s voice as a writer and the Quintet’s sound and approach, developed over the last twelve years as a working band.

1. The Greatest Invention  4:49
2. Precipice  5:22
3. Shadows of Shea Pines  8:40
4. Ben’s Sanctuary  7:17
5. Canoe Lake  6:12
6. April Song  6:50
7. Enclosure  3:08
8. Grace  6:50
9. A Distant Bell  6:19
10. Highlights  6:55
11. Postcard  6:39

Harley Card - Guitar
David French - Saxophone
Matt Newton - Piano
Jon Maharaj - Bass
Ethan Ardelli - Drums

The Greatest Invention will be officially released worldwide on Friday, January 12th, 2018

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Harley is an endorsed artist by childhood friend, Winnipeg’s world class luthier and Grammy award winning guitarist; Jordan McConnell. 

Harley spent jr. high and high school in Ottawa, studying visual arts instead of music, playing in punk rock bands in his spare time.

Harley started as a drummer, playing his dad’s 1960’s Ludwig drum kit, which he still owns and plays for fun. Harley made the switch to guitar at age 16 and enjoyed a steep learning curve while studying with the great Ottawa guitarist; Dave Milliken.

As a teenager in the 90‘s, Harley cut his teeth with a few formative experiences as a freelance guitarist in Ottawa’s Reggae scene, getting to perform with many great Jamaican ex-pats and Canadian Reggae artists. 

On ‘A Distant Bell’ from Harley’s new release; ‘The Greatest Invention’ bassist Jon Maharaj played the bass that was used on Billy Idol’s iconic 1983 album ‘Rebel Yell’. Jon got the bass from Idol’s bassist Steve Webster and is having a bass made based on it’s design.

As a former student of living legend, clarinetist and composer; Phil Nimmons, Harley composed the song ‘Canoe Lake’ from his new release; ‘The Greatest Invention’ as a tribute to Phil and his legacy. 

Harley has collaborated on five songs to date with Dave Clark of Rheostatics, Dinner is Ruined, and Woodshed Orchestra fame, two of which are featured on ‘The Greatest Invention’.

Harley, Matt Newton, and Ethan Ardelli met in 2003 when they were placed together in Kevin Turcotte’s ensemble, while attending The University of Toronto’s Jazz Performance Program. They have been close friends and collaborators ever since.