Woody Russell Releases an Instant Classic Titled Delicious Days
Woody Russell Releases an Instant Classic Titled Delicious Days Austin, Texas-October 2, 2013-Woody Russell has a catalog of excellent releases. With each release he gives the listener a new adventure to dive into. Delicious Days is not an exception. Although the new release is filed under pop, it is far more deep and eclectic than one word or genre can express. Russell takes a deep dive into the well of his musical ancestors and pulls out all the stops to come up with a consistently outstanding outing. The recording is a melting pot of his influences, taking elements of jazz, blues, country, Americana and pop, to give it an overall crossover appeal that is hard to ignore. If music has a soul then Woody Russell is it and he knows exactly what he wants to communicate through his music. Every note and every word that he vocalizes comes from the depths of his heart and inner being. If music lovers are seeking an artist that is true and on course, then they need to look no further than Mr. Russell. Russell says it all when the album starts with the message ?This is all that I have/ I suggest that you take it? on the opener ?Light Like That. ? It doesn?t get any more self-explanatory than that. For the artist this was a very personal release so everything flows like a river of emotions and the music is the vehicle that delivers the goods. Delicious Days can be streamed and purchased on the Woody Russell Bandcamp page or purchased on iTunes or Amazon. com. Listeners are encouraged to check out the available stream and then help to support the artist and his musical endeavors. You can also support live music by catching Woody Russell on these upcoming concert dates: Friday Oct 5th 2013 at 7:30pm One2One Bar 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite 600, Austin, TX 78704 Saturday Oct 12th 2013 at 8pm The Bugle Boy 1051 N Jefferson La Grange, TX 78945 Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM Theatre 166 2425 W Parker Rd Carrollton, TX 75010 Contact: Woody Russell Company: CUTS Music Group Address: Austin, TX E-mail: cutsmusicgroup@gmail. com Website: http://www. woodyrussell. com Bandcamp: http://woodyrussell. bandcamp. com/ Amazon: http://tinyurl. com/pvsps5a iTunes: http://tinyurl. com/naw4oz9 PR Created and Distributed By MuzikReviews. com
European Singing Star Eric Van Aro Is Back With A Captivating New Jazz Album
European Singing Star Eric Van Aro Is Back With A Captivating New Jazz Album An adventurous performer, Eric Van Aro is releasing his latest recording, Obsession Lugano, Switzerland-October, 8, 2013- Singer/songwriter/producer Eric Van Aro?s Obsession EP is scheduled to be released on October 18, the latest in dozens of recordings Van Aro has released, many on his Switzerland-based record company, Eraki. Multi-skilled Eric Van Aro combines his impressive singing with his activities as a producer, as a European radio and television personality, and as the founder of his recording and production company, Eraki Entertainment. He came by his various skills via the gifts of his lineage, as the descendant of a family of musicians and artists reaching back eight generations. His mother is the great European singing star, Caterina Valente. His father, Erik Van Aro, Sr. , is a German juggler and producer. Growing up with parents whose booking obligations took them all over the world, Van Aro was primarily raised in Switzerland and London. ?My mother,? says Van Aro, ?spoke Italian to me as a child. My father spoke German, and the nanny we had spoke French. ? Add to that his exposure to English during the periods when the family was living in London. The net result was a cosmopolitan upbringing that prepared him ? creatively, linguistically and personally ? for his musical and artistic ambitions. By the early ?90s, Van Aro?s career had developed to the point where he was fully prepared to introduce himself to major European audiences via his self-conceived show, Freunde-Amici-Friends. A few years later, he was cast in the role of Captain Von Trapp in the Swiss production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music. Over the past two decades, numerous Van Aro recordings preceded Obsession. Their remarkable diversity reflected his fascination with a colourful range of styles and genres embracing jazz, pop, rock, house, lounge, rap, world music and more. Obsession, however, leans more in the direction of contemporary, jazz-tinged song. Reminiscent at times of Caterina Valente?s convincing mastery of jazz and Brazilian-driven music, it includes five tracks ? ?I?m Not Anyone,? ?Since I Fell For You? ?Rain? ?Ordinary Fool? and ?Obsession? ? in which he is backed by the sole accompaniment of the brilliant Italian jazz pianist Fabio Gianni. The results showcase the multi-layered depths of Van Aro?s skills as an interpretive artist. With Gianni providing an irresistible rhythmic and harmonic foundation, Van Aro displays the full breadth of his musical story-telling ability to illuminate the essence of each of the songs in the Obsession program. ?I?m Not Anyone,? by Paul Anka, was included because of Van Aro?s fascination with the Sammy Davis, Jr. version, ever since he heard Davis sing it on a TV special in the early ?70s. ?Since I Fell For You? has been a hit since Annie Laurie?s version in the ?40s and, more recently, by George Benson. Once again, Van Aro uses his lyrically expressive skills to bring it vividly to life from his own unique perspective. ?Rain,? written and recorded by Dr. John, is remembered by Van Aro for the lush string orchestration by Claus Ogerman. But this version, lacking the strings, nonetheless emerges as an equally captivating interpretation, blending Gianni?s superb backing with Van Aro?s intimate vocalizing. ?Ordinary Fool,? from the 1976 musical gangster film, Bugsy Malone, was written by Paul Williams and recorded by Mel Torme. Van Aro?s version captures both the story-telling of the original as well as the jazz undercurrent of the Torme interpretation. And, once again, Gianni?s propulsive backing provides the exact essence of jazz vitality. ?With You I?m Born Again. ? David Shire?s 1980 song, recorded by Billy Preston and Syreeta, is performed by Van Aro in a gently floating duet version with country singer/songwriter Sheri Pedigo. ?Obsession,? the title song of the album, composed by Brazilian singer/songwriter Dori Caymmi, revives the love of Brazilian music that has been present in Van Aro?s family since his mother, Caterina Valente, was one of the first artists to bring bossa nova to the U. S. and Europe. ?Dancing To The Rhythm. ? On the Stevie Wonder classic, Van Aro is backed by the dynamic vitality of the Iguazu Acoustic Trio, who have performed with him on several recordings. The results are memorable. ?It does not get any better than this,? concludes Van Aro on the liner notes for Obsession. ?It?s what being in this line of work is all about. ? Eric Van Aro?s future in ?this line of work? appears to be on a definite upswing with the release of Obsession. And what becomes eminently clear with every hearing of Van Aro in action ? recorded and live ? is that he is now entering a period of impressive musical authenticity with a strong jazz emphasis. At a time when young female singers have been dominating the jazz vocal category, Van Aro is displaying all the signs of emerging as a creatively significant male jazz singer. And, with the many successes of his mother, Caterina Valente?s career serving as a model for her talented son, the sky?s the limit for the Van Aro future. - Don Heckman, International Review of Music (iRoM) * * * * * * * * Contact: Renee Carvicchio Company: ERAKI Entertainment Address: Casella Postale 91-Castagnola Switzerland Phone: +41-91-9663226 Fax: +41-91-9663226 Email Management: rc@eraki. com Website: http://www. ericvanaro. com iTunes Catalog Link: http://tinyurl. com/mwv69kx PR Distributed By MuzikReviews. com
Marquee Sydney, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, 2009, Australia
Marquee Sydney is located on the entire top tier of The Star?s Pirrama Road harbour side entrance, commanding expansive views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. With nearly 20,000 square feet of floor space, and a capacity for 1500 people, the venue is designed to house three distinct spaces within the one venue to cater for different tastes and moods.
Twice voted the number one nightclub in Australia, Marquee has built an undisputed reputation as the premiere entertainment destination and celebrity venue of choice with unbeaten national and international talent.
Awards for Marquee Sydney:
Australian Nightclub of the Year 2012 and 2013, Australian Bartender Magazine Awards.
Jason Barnes has a new tool at his disposal that should help him in his quest to become a professional drummer: a drum-enabling robotic arm. The unique prosthesis was announced last week by the Georgia Institute of Technology.
As demonstrated in this video, Barnes, a below-the-elbow amputee, possesses a robotic arm prototype that allows him to experience three-way independence between his two arms-meaning that he can perform three distinctive stick patterns simultaneously. That's a technical capability unimaginable to most drum set players (the inimitable jazz drummer Eric Harland aside).
Jeremy Ellis has garnered attention across genres and continents, dazzling crowds with his unique live performances. In what has been described as the "greatest live use of a drum machine", Ellis is among the elite in live finger-drumming/pad-mashing. The Detroit native comes from a jazz-funk piano background that creeps out in his production as well. Jeremy Ellis pushes the envelope musically, both live and in-studio. For its 3 year anniversary, Applied Pressure has taken on a new project, recreating and reinterpreting DJ Shadow's iconic, "Endtroducing". Incorporating drums, synth, samples, bass guitar, and scratching into the live arena, the project is an extremely meaningful and ambitious one. "Endtroducing" is a common thread among the members, striking a chord as one of the first instrumental hip-hop records to break the boundaries of traditional, loop-based production. DJ Tats stands the test of time, as a pioneer in Austin's handfull of true turntablists. Dabbling in intrumental hip-hop, experimental, psych, IDM, prog rock, hip-hop, etc....Tats' sets are a true journey into sound.
Jazz is all about evolution, about absorbing the boundaries placed in your way and re-presenting them as style.
Polar Bear are all about evolution. Each album, each step from the London group feels separate, unique with new album 'In Each And Every One' representing another junction.
Continuing to experiment with electronics, Polar Bear are now mapping co-ordinates somewhere between the soundsystem and headphones, jazz and avant techno.
Preparing for a new UK tour, Seb Rochford & Co. have pieced together the new 'Don't Forget' mixtape. A guide to where their collective head is at, it's a bewildering array of tracks, styles all held together by a common purpose.
Expansive fare, it's an enthralling, absorbing listen.
Secretsundaze Easter Special with Derrick May, Dee
Thursday 17th April 2014
******************* First Party of 2014
Secretsundaze, the original East London house and techno innovators, party collective and record label go from strength-to-strength as they announce their first party of their 13th season in London, at Electric, Brixton on Easter Thursday.
Kicking things off in style, the party returns to South London for their annual Easter Special at Electric. After sell out shows there with Nina Kraviz last Spring and Levon Vincent this NYE, they come with a typically heritage-meets-cutting-edge line-up that makes it a must go to event for any discerning house and techno fan alike.
******************* Derrick May
Headlining the event is none other than Derrick May, Detroit innovator and famously part of the Belleville 3 alongside Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Spanning a career of decades and responsible for various classic productions along the way, Derrick is now most renowned for his prowess as a DJ and is a man still very much at the top of his game. Effortlessly combining a raw funk backbone with a smoother more hypnotic sensibility, his set for secretsundaze last year at the Opening Party at Studio 338 was the highlight of our summer so we cant wait to welcome him back, but this time, presenting him in a different scenario, as we witness the damage he can do in a packed theatre house with disco lights.
Co-headlining is Swiss veteran Deetron, whose skills as both a producer and as a technically genius 3-turntable DJ, has earned him a unique position in the world of house and techno, fiercely independent, and not aligned to any particular crew or label. His stock has steadily risen and now, whilst inspiring a new generation of young artists along the way, is one of the most in-demand DJs out there. These skills can be heard on his highly rated Balance CD compilation and most recently his natural flair in the studio 'Music Over Matter', his second artist album. Many of Deetron's roots are in Detroit techno so he was our first choice to pair alongside Derrick May for an enticing US / European meeting of minds..
As a 3rd guest in the main room we welcome rising star, Argentinian but London based Arnaldo, who has steadily been carving a reputation as one of a new wave of serious deep house artists emerging from the city. Playing only the coolest spots and often publishing his long live sets online to much acclaim from the heads, he is also more than handy in the studio, recording for esteemed labels such as Lawrence's Smallville and Blank Slate no less.
******************* James Priestley & Giles Smith
As ever, secretsundaze founders James Priestley and Giles Smith will be on residential duties, warming up and rounding off proceedings as only they know how.
******************* Livity Sound
Taking over Room 2 is one of favourite labels right now, Bristol based Livity Sound. The union of artists Peverelist, Kowton & Asusu is releasing some of the most forward thinking music out there, taking inspiration from dub, jungle and crucially techno. They are at the forefront of a new wave of UK labels exploring these crossroads. The results are formidable, rightfully earning them the highly respected accolade of Top Label of 2013 on Resident Advisor. Their string of vinyl only releases have been charted by some of the world's most adventurous DJs, but it was the Livity Sound CD compilation that has transcended them onto the lips of any UK electronic music lover worth their salt.
So with this typically jaw-dropping line-up to be held at the suitably grand setting of Electric, Brixton, the scene is set for another explosive start to the yearly secretsundaze calendar. Super early bird tickets are now on sale exclusively through Resident Advisor.
Ledisi Returns To Philly With A Powerhouse Sound And Lineup - Thursday, May 1
Ledisiis an eight-time GRAMMY-nominated singer and songwriter with a voice that is simply out of this world?and she's coming to Philly once again! On May 1, you can check her out at the Tower Theaterin West Philadelphia.
Ledisi brings together the sounds of soul, R&B, jazz and gospel into her music, and keeps her fans on the edge of their seat with her electrifying performances and impressive vocal range. Her album Pieces of Me, garnered three GRAMMY nods and showcased her work with two Philly notables; songwriting duo Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barias. Carvin and Ivan contributed their serious production talents on a few of Ledisi's tracks including the hit single ?I Gotta Get to You.?
Led's performance on Black Girls Rock, which aired on BET in 2010, alongside Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, and Kelly Price definitely solidified her as one of the powerhouse voices of this generation. Their rendition of ?Four Women? by Nina Simone left viewers in awe of the raw emotion and talent of the women on stage. It's a must see.
Her new tour is in support of her latest release The Truth which features the hit single ?I Blame You.? Special guest on The Truth Tour will be the Robert Glasper Experiment, brainchild of acclaimed jazz pianist and recent,Robert Glasper. The collective is comprised of Casey Benjamin (saxophone, vocoder), Derrick Hodge (bass), and Mark Colenburg (drums). Their GRAMMY-winning album Black Radio featured an array of hard hitting features from artists including GRAMMY-winner Lalah Hathaway.
With a new look and her trademark stunning vocals, Ledisi is taking the show on the road and we can?t wait to see her here in Philly!
Ledisi The Truth Tour w/ Special Guest Robert Glasper Experiment When: Thursday, May 1, 8 PM Where: Tower Theater, 19 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA Cost: From $46-75 Tickets: Click here to buy tickets.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Ledisi's new video for her single "I Blame You."
Revamped Vintage Vessels - The DIY Modern Milk Glass Vases is a Fun and Feminine Home Project (TrendHunter.com)
(TrendHunter.com) While some people might find the clean white surface of vintage milk vessels perfect enough for their home, others will want to jazz them up in order to bring them into the 21st century with flair;...
The UK's only Jazz dance class where you can get taught the original underground Jazz dance style as seen in the trendy jazz clubs and then you join in and enjoy one of best jazz dance sessions in the UK. If you like hard jazz funk, Latin, bebop, Brazilian, Fusion and Jazz with like minded people the this is for you. be prepared to enjoy yourself in this friendly Sunday afternoon session.