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Pat Metheny Unity Group at Thornton Winery, Temecula, California





Jazz lovers from Southern California and all over the Western United States have been coming to Thornton Winery in Temecula (north of San Diego) for an amazing twenty six seasons. And amazingly, both the talent line up and the concert experience continue to get better. I’ve been fortunate to have seen some of the true…

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Added by Rick Grandi on July 23, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Merengue, the Dominican Republic’s Quintessential Music



Few cultural forms are more associated with the Dominican Republic than merengue music and the brisk, shuffling, hip-wagging dance that goes with it (no one’s exactly sure where the name comes from – sweet,…

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Added by David Paul Appell on June 30, 2014 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Kansas City Jazz Still a Hot Ticket

by Diana Lambdin Meyer

Jazz in the Blue Room at the Jazz Museum, Kansas City Jazz in Kansas City is not like jazz in New Orleans or in any other great American music city. It’s a little more bluesy, a little heavier on the keyboards and bass, not so bold with the brass. They call it “cool jazz” here, jazz that’s a little gentler on the spirit.

In…

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Added by EnLinea Media on November 26, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Traveling to and with the Sound of Music

Tourism has many forms, and the niche tourism market is not only a growing market, but also understanding one niche helps tourism and travel professionals to apply the same principles to other niche markets.  One such market is the music and music festivals as a travel and tourism motivator. 

Although often overlooked, both music and tourism share a great deal in common.  Both are good for the soul, both attempt to lift a person's spirits and both help the person leave the doldrums of…

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Added by Peter Tarlow on November 11, 2013 at 7:09am — No Comments

UK Woos Music Tourists

Britain is acknowledged as the musical capital of Europe.  It is famed for being home to the The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Elton John, Rod Stewart, the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Elvis Costello, Coldplay, Adele, Florence+The Machine, One Direction – legendary figures …

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Added by Rita Payne on October 15, 2013 at 6:29am — 1 Comment

Harlem Jazz and Blues Spots

 

I'm always on the look out for great hidden jazz haunts in New York City, particularly Harlem.  I've been keeping tabs on this scene and taking small and large groups of visitors on immersion tours there since 1997.  At that time, I started maintaining a new…

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Added by Gordon Polatnick on September 16, 2013 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Remembering Cuban Music Icon Celia Cruz

           Celia featured in a wall mural in Miami's Little Havana



“Ay, no hay que llorar…

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Added by Jose Balido on July 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

David Sanborn & Bob James Go Deep at Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Show





The Thornton Winery in Temecula, CA is home to one of California’s longest running concert series. In fact, this year is the 25th anniversary of the Champagne Jazz Series. As you would expect, this summer’s lineup features some of the biggest and most popular of today’s Jazz performers…

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Added by Rick Grandi on June 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Del Castillo to Perform at Galveston’s Pier 21®

Acclaimed Latin Rock band Del Castillo will perform at Party on the Pier on Sat., July 20.  Mitchell Historic Properties and the restaurants and attractions at Pier 21® present this new free, family-friendly gathering, which takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through October and features live music and entertainment including performances by award winning Austin musicians. 

Del Castillo has won upwards of 18 awards for their eclectic…

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Added by Sarah Harano on May 20, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Top 10 Artists/Albums to Hit the Road With



10. UP IN THE AIR SOUNDTRACK: A great movie with some great performances, but the soundtrack is also very good, well about half of it. Mixes new school and old school with some great messages. If you like travel, this is a great place to start with some music.

 

9: U2 GREATEST HITS. Ok, here's the thing. I'm not a obessive U2 fan or nothing. I just think they got some good tunes, its inspring, and they mean good. They aren't the next coming of Jesus, but,…

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Added by Paul Anthony Rogers on May 19, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Eurovision Song Contest 2013: A Review

Call me a masochist (or whatever), but even after sitting through the often cheesy but extremely popular annual song festival that is Eurovision…

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Added by David Paul Appell on May 18, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Acclaimed Musician Carolyn Wonderland To Perform at Galveston’s Pier 21®

GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (May 10, 2013) –   Galveston has long been home to a thriving art and live music scene.  This year, Mitchell Historic Properties and the restaurants and attractions at Pier 21® are raising the bar with a new monthly event called Party on the Pier.  The free, family-friendly gathering takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through October and features live music and entertainment including performances by award winning Austin…

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Added by Sarah Harano on May 10, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Cuban Music and the Buena Vista Social Club

Hotel nacional de Cuba



It all started as a bit of an accident. A big fan of Cuban music, American guitarist Ry Cooder had been invited to Cuba to work on a collaboration with local musicians and two well-known musical stars from Mali. When the Africans were denied entry visas to Cuba, Cooder set about creating his Plan B: A recording of Cuban son music with local…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on February 25, 2013 at 8:43am — No Comments

Sixto Rodriguez: A Tale of Three Continents… and the #MassMarketing of #BigBox #America

 

Primero, Segundo, Tercero, Cuarto, Quinto, and… and… Sixto, ahhhh…  And the sixth time was a charm (not that the first five weren’t), and Sixto Diaz (Jesus) Rodriguez came into this world on July 10, 1942, the sixth son of Mexican immigrants working in war-time Detroit, more than three years…

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Added by Earl Hardie Karges on February 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Croatian Folk Music: An Adventure Off the Beaten Path

by Nelly Huang



Croatia: a land of more than a thousand islands, splattered off the beautiful Adriatic coastline in Eastern Europe. Located at the crossroads of the Balkans and the Mediterranean, this European country is chock-full of intriguing history, Mediterranean cuisine and Slavic cultural heritage.

On a recent visit to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, I…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on January 8, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments

From Spain, A New Year's Eve Blast From the Past: "Another Year" by Mecano

by Tripatini staff 

An oldie but goodie from one of the seminal Spanish pop groups of the 1980′s and 1990′s, reunited just about a year ago. Two brothers, Nacho and José María Cano wrote and played the tunes and Ana Torroja sang ‘em, and many were quirky doozies — I Can’t Get Up Today, This Isn’t a Serious Cemetery, I Crashed a Party, Stereosexual. This one, from the 1987 album…

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Added by Tripatini on December 26, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Cesária Évora, Cape Verde’s Immortal Gift to World Music



Not too many people know much about (or have even heard of) the tiny,…

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Added by David Paul Appell on December 17, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

Mix Tape: Songs For A Road Trip

Road trips the perfect travel format as far as I'm concerned. They give you flexibility and a glorious sense of independence and freedom. Whether you're driving across America like someone out of a Kerouac novel or touring Europe, driving is the way to go. But no road trip is ever complete without a matching soundtrack. A mix CD is the heart and soul of any half decent road trip. Here are some songs that need to be in…

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Added by Agnes Riley on August 7, 2012 at 9:27am — 3 Comments

Sanborn & Culbertson "Crush It" in California's Temecula Wine Country

You may have heard about the current Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz series in Temecula wine country, and there’s lots of excitement about this year’s lineup.  Kenny G & Earl Klugh perform July 22nd, and such luminaries as Rick Braun & Richard Elliott, Dave Koz, and George Benson are also scheduled for this 24th season.

 

While these shows are sure to be great, the bar for sheer entertainment value has been set quite high at the sold-out “Dream Tour”…

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Added by Rick Grandi on July 23, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Samba Star Carlinhos Brown and His Musical Hometown Salvador da Bahia



by Nellie Huang





Tê tê te, Tetetê tetê! Samba de Bahia, Samba de Bahia…



You don’t have to be a samba lover to know this song. The catchy tune of “Maria Caipirinha” (video below) has won the world over with its infectious samba beats and…

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Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on July 5, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

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