San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces Line-up for Eighth Annual Gathering

Los Muñequitos from Cuba, Teatr Zar from Poland, Omar Sosa from Spain, Barak Marshall from Israel and the U.S. Debut of Iraqi Bodies Artists from Six Countries, San Diego and Seattle Travel to SF to Join Their Bay Area Peer Tickets on Sale March 1

Calendar Editors Please Note
Who: Multiple Artists
What: The Eighth Annual San Francisco International Arts Festival
Where: Multiple Venues
When: Wednesday May 18 – Sunday June 5, 2011
Tickets: $12-$25. Full Time Students & Seniors $16
Box Office for Advance Purchase: and 1-800-838-3006
For more information: 415-399-9554

San Francisco,CA–In exactly six months and two days the Eighth Annual San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) will kick off on May 18 with more than 40 performances being presented by 23 arts organizations and ensembles at multiple venues throughout the city.


Published in: on November 17, 2010 at 7:53 PM  Leave a Comment  

16TH Annual Gathering Of The Vibes Festival Brings The Magic Back To Connecticut’s Seaside Park July 21-24, 2011

Get Into The Holiday Vibe With Early Bird & VIP Tickets

On Sale ‘Black Tie Dye Friday,’ November 26TH 10AM EST

Bridgeport, CT — Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s acclaimed music festival destination, will “bring the magic” once again with a 4-day extravaganza of eclectic music, arts and community, July 21-24, 2011 at Connecticut’s magnificent Seaside Park.

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Detroit International Jazz Festival Receives $100,000 from Knight Foundation to Support DJF’s Jazz Planet

DETROIT,MI-– The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded the Detroit International Jazz Festival (DJF) a $100,000 grant to help the festival reach a global audience through an exciting web-based initiative, DJF’s Jazz Planet.

DJF’s Jazz Planet – a streaming news magazine and music channel, featuring performances, news flashes, interviews and behind-the-scenes commentary from the 2010 Detroit International Jazz Festival – was created to showcase Detroit as a significant center for jazz, provide a platform for artists to share their projects, and develop a mainstream audience for jazz and the festival through the internet. (more…)

Roxy Perry – NY Bluesbird on KCOR – Playlist: November 11, 2010

The best Blues, Swing and Indies with Roxy Perry on Kansas City Online Radio! Log on to the KCOR website and click the CHAT icon to join Roxy and friends live in the chat room!

Kansas City Online Radio: Blues-Rock and Cool Talk! Recognized by The National Heritage Foundation Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Radio Station! Listed by Windows Media Guide as one of the TOP THREE INTERNET RADIO STATIONS!

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Roadmaster – Roxy Perry
Long Tall Sally – Little Richard
I Want To Hug You – John Lee Hooker
Old Time Ball – Paul Gabriel
Everything And Everyone – S’Killit
Change Your Ways – Mike Crandall
One Bad Studd – Swingadelic
Boogie Now – Sandy Mack
Born Ready – The Porkroll Project
Out Go The Lights – Mikey Junior
Black Jack – Ray Charles
Black Rat – Big Mama Thornton
Hey Baby Please Come Home – SaRon Crenshaw
Heat On The Highway – Michael Hill’s Blues Mob
Itchin’ For It – Bill Perry
Two Hundred Pounds of Heavenly Joy – Tom Jones / Jooles Holland
Crossroads – Rhett Tyler
Too Rolling Stoned – Robin Trower
Superhypermost – Jesse Evans
Seven Days – Mountain
Give It Up Or Turn It Loose – James Brown
Cold Sweat – Frankie Paris
Turn This Thing Around – Dumpstafunk
John Brown – Papa Grows Funk
Early In The Morning – Don Oriolo
Crooked Path – Roxy Perry

Published in: on November 9, 2010 at 10:27 AM  Leave a Comment  
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As New Owl Studios CD Featuring Snoop Dogg, George Clinton & Others Is Readied, The Legendary Headhunters Announce U.S. Tour

“A true fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, Rap, Salsa, Rock, New Orleans, African rhythm and its classical forms”

Jazz/funk/fusion legends THE HEADHUNTERS have announced a U.S. tour for November, with stops in NY, VT, MA, PA, ME, VA and NC. The seminal band is currently finalizing tracks for a compelling new CD, ‘Platinum’, which will be released early next year by Owl Studios, featuring guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Killah Priest, Del the Funky Homosapien and others.

Legendary Headhunters percussionist Bill Summers unabashedly previews the album in his own words: “2011 will mark the beginning of a new movement in music and jazz. The true fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, Rap, Salsa, Rock, New Orleans, African rhythm and its classical forms. The Headhunters are steeped in the funk and jazz traditions. The groove is undeniable and the layers of rhythm, melody and spoken word in this release will raise the bar and set a benchmark for the world to follow. (more…)

Featured Video: “Ball and Chain” Live by Mary Washington Brooks

Mary Washington Brooks Delivers a powerful vocal on this Big Mama Thornton tune at her Holiday Park Concert. Her Allstar band steps up to the plate and delivers a home run with a powerful musical arrangement. The All Star Band includes Jake Luger on Keyboard, Stueyblue on Saxaphone, Jerry Creapeau on Drums, Gustavo Lesconta on Harmonica, Joe Beard Jr. on Bass, and John Zack on Lead Guitar.

Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, NOW Available on DVD

Image Entertainment is proud to release Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, now available on DVD. Needing no introduction, Jimi Hendrix is world renowned for changing the landscape of rock & roll and revolutionizing the way a guitar is played. Narrated by Slash and with interviews from such rock legends as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and more, Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero gives an essential perspective on the prodigy that was Jimi Hendrix.


Pianist Benito Gonzalez Releases His Sophmore Album, Circles, on Furthermore Recordings

CD Release Performance at Jazz Standard on November 2

“”Life is a Circle that is Full Of many Circles of Our Existence.
Everything we do and learn make up who we are.
Every circle has a purpose and every purpose tells the story of our life.
Because in everything there is one huge fact and truth.
Where there is a beginning, there is an end, and another beginning.”
– Benito González, Circles Liner Notes

Circles, the new recording by Venezuelan pianist Benito González, his second as a leader, speaks of an artist taking stock — as he moves forward. “This album for me marks a cycle that ends and another that begins,” says González. “All my experiences are portrayed in this album.” And what a remarkable journey it’s been. (more…)

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Rufus Reid Announces Out Front Tour Fall 2010-Featuring Steve Allee and Duduka Da Fonseca Performing Music From Critically-Accclaimed CD on Motema Music – Out Front

Bassist/composer Rufus Reid announces his Fall tour in support and celebration of his latest recording, the critically-acclaimed Out Front (on Motema Music). The concerts will feature the incredible trio featured on the CD, pianist/composer Steve Allee and drummer/percussionist/composer Duduka Da Fonseca. (more…)

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Unearthed Ray Charles Rarities Set for Oct. 26 Release on Concord; Johnny Cash duet


Unreleased Ray Charles Recordings Are
Focus Of Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters

Oct. 26 Concord Records Release
Features Surprise Duet With Johnny Cash

LOS ANGELES, Calif. —Concord Records is celebrating the 80th birthday of the legendary Ray Charles with a special gift for his legions of fans: Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters. This treasure trove of newly discovered recordings, highlighted by a duet with fellow icon Johnny Cash, will become available at physical and digital retailers October 26, 2010. (more…)