Wednesday, April 15, 2015|0 comments
Tyondai Braxton shares a new track, "Gracka," from his Nonesuch debut album HIVE1. "'Gracka' is a nickname for my wife Grace and it reminds me of her," says Braxton. "The piece emulates her always surprising, always beautiful spirit and down to earth nature." Hear the track here. Braxton also announces the Canadian premiere of HIVE at Montreal's MUTEK Festival on May 30, followed by a three-night HIVE residency at The Kitchen in NYC, June 4–6, and solo dates in Copenhagen, Ghent, and London.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourWednesday, April 15, 2015|0 comments
Sam Amidon, whose latest album, Lily-O, was released in September, kicks off a tour of Europe with a performance in Ghent, Belgium, tonight, followed by a two-week tour of the Benelux countries, Ireland, and the UK with Sharon Van Etten, and a ten-day solo tour culminating in a performance at Islington Assembly Hall in London on May 10. Amidon then heads to the US for performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music celebrating the music of Arthur Russell and several summer festivals, including Wilco's Solid Sound, Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires, and Pickathon.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, April 10, 2015|0 comments
Alarm Will Sound performs Adams, Reich, and Braxton, and Timo Andres performs his Shy and Mighty at Seoul's Right Now Music Festival ... Laurie Anderson performs in upstate NY ... Fatoumata Diawara starts US tour ... Rhiannon Giddens takes tour to mid-Atlantic ... Audra McDonald sings at SUNY Potsdam ... Brad Mehldau plays three sold-out shows in Paris, including a set with Tigran Hamasyan ... Punch Brothers tour Texas ... Joshua Redman Trio tours Europe ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourTuesday, April 7, 2015|2 comments
Brad Mehldau Trio kicks off a two-week tour of Europe with a performance at the Opéra de Rouen in Rouen, France. It's the first of several performances in the country, followed by stops in Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, and Italy. The Trio's set at the Philarmonie in Paris this Saturday is one of three nights Mehldau plays there this weekend, also including a solo set and a special duo concert with Tigran Hamasyan. Following the European tour, the Trio returns to the States for six-night residency at the Village Vanguard in NYC in early May.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourTuesday, March 31, 2015|0 comments
Pat Metheny will be the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence, including different music incarnations at this year's festival Labor Day Weekend—sets from the Pat Metheny Trio with Antonio Sánchez and Scott Colley and special guest Detroiter Kenny Garrett; an intimate acoustic duo with Detroiter Ron Carter; a reunion with the Gary Burton in a special quartet put together just for this festival; and a large ensemble with the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra—as well as education and mentorship activities throughout the year.