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Donna Grantis HockeyTalkter Release

From Sacks & Co GUITARIST DONNA GRANTIS RELEASES NEW MUSIC IN COLLABORATION WITH HALL OF FAME PEARL JAM GUITARIST MIKE MCCREADY LIMITED EDITION TRASHFORMER 7” VINYL NOW AVAILABLE ON HOCKEYTALKTER RECORDS, ALSO ON STREAMING PLATFORMS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, DIAMONDS & DYNAMITE, TO BE RELEASED IN EARLY 2019 VIA EONE CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW “Donna can whup every man on guitar, bar none” — Prince “Lead guitarist Donna Grantis is stupendously gifted—trading licks and lead solos with Prince with an air of utter confidence and impunity.” — Drowned in Sound “Her tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and solos are as terrifyingly on point as a laser-guided drone, and everything is delivered with the unselfconscious swagger that identifies a musician truly in the moment.” — Guitar Player Acclaimed guitarist Donna Grantis, best known as the co-lead guitarist in Prince’s celebrated funk-rock band 3RDEYEGIRL, has released two new songs, “TRASHFORMER”... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 16th, 2018 in News

It's Carnival Time in Toronto

From Post City Toronto It’s carnival time in Toronto By: Ron Johnson Etienne Charles grew up with the sights and sounds of carnival in and around his childhood home in Trinidad and Tobago. But it was in the decidedly chillier... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 16th, 2018 in News

A Boundary-Blurring Jazz Drummer

From Cincinnati CityBeat Recommended Cincinnati Concerts: Mark Guiliana Space Heroes at Music Resource Center (Nov. 16) By: Mike Breen Mark Guiliana is one of the biggest young talents in Jazz — he’s often rated highly in “Best Jazz Drummer” polls,... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 15th, 2018 in News

Ben Wendel: 'The Seasons'

From JazzTimes Ben Wendel: The Seasons (Motéma) By: Britt Robson Wendel’s writing has a playful sophistication easily wielded in a duo setting. The top-notch quintet on The Seasons necessarily opts for aggressive nuance, with exacting decisions about layering or laying... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 15th, 2018 in News

Kathy Mattea Follows the Breadcrumb Trail

From NPR Kathy Mattea And Alanna Quinn-Broadus Followed The ‘Breadcrumb Trail Back To Singing’ By: Jewly Hight The human voice is the most physical instrument of all, its sound generated by delicate, undulating pleats of flesh in the throat that... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 14th, 2018 in News

Carter’s Performance Kicks Off Jazz Weekend

From The Lawrentian Carter’s performance kicks off Jazz Weekend On Friday Nov. 2, American jazz violinist Regina Carter and her group the Regina Carter Quartet performed as part of the Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 14th, 2018 in News

Interview: Kneebody

From AfterFM Interview: Kneebody Kneebody is a five-piece jazz band whose sound reaches across all genres. KGNU’s Indra Raj catches up with Kneebody’s bassist, Kaveh Rastegar, and trumpet player, Shane Endsley, to talk about Kneebody’s music, growing up playing jazz... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 14th, 2018 in News

Danilo Pérez Cofunds Association to Advance Jazz

From Berklee College of Music BGJI Cofounds International Association to Advance Jazz By: Sophie Maricq Five prestigious music programs have formed a new international organization to prepare young musicians to become jazz ambassadors in and beyond their communities. The Global... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 14th, 2018 in News

Chucho Valdés Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Chucho Valdes, who was honored today by the Latin Grammys with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 13th, 2018 in News

Urging Equal Gender Representation

From Daily Bruin Grammy award winner encourages equal gender representation in jazz concert By: Max Flora Terri Lyne Carrington received a full scholarship from Berklee College of Music at the age of 11. Now a Grammy award-winning drummer and vocalist,... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 12th, 2018 in News

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