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In Touch Entertainment Launches Jazz Piano Series

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In Touch Entertainment is launching a jazz piano series this month. The series which will include some of the finest pianists in the world – players like Alan Broadbent, David Kikoski, Helen Sung and many others – will take place every month in an intimate setting at downtown Manhattan’s Zinc Bar, a popular jazz spot located in the midst of the thriving Greenwich Village music scene.

The piano trio will perform classic jazz standards from the American songbook as well as original music and will feature solo, duo and trio spotlights.

Showtimes are at 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm. Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincbar.com.

Master Cuban Guitarist Jorge Chicoy to Make Rare Appearance at Zinc Bar Nov. 22

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Jorge Chicoy is a Cuban legend, as vital on the guitar as Chucho Valdez on the piano or Cachao on the bass. His style is both modern and classic, but most of all, it is dazzling.”
  —T.J. English, NY Times best-selling author of Havana Nocturne

Cuban guitarist Jorge Chicoy, whose notable stints with Omara Portuondo, Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval and Dizzy Gillespie, sealed his reputation as one of the most original and dynamic voices to emerge from the Caribbean’s largest island, will make a rare appearance at New York’s famed Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New Yor, NY 10012 on Wednesday, November 22. He’ll be joined by pianist Mike Eckroth, bassist Gabriel Vivas, drummer Pablo Bencid, conguero Miguel Valdes and special guest vocalist Xiomara Laugart.

Showtimes are at 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm. For reservations or more information, please call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincbar.com.

A Tribute To Les Paul: Live From Universal Studios Hollywood coming to DVD on September 8th

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With a legendary career as a hit-making musician, solid-body electric guitar trailblazer, and an inventor of unprecedented recording techniques, he has impacted and influenced the many facets of the music industry like none other. Filmed live at what was then the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on February 8, 2006, A Tribute To Les Paul: Live From Universal Studios Hollywood gives viewers a front row seat for an unforgettable night of powerhouse performances, as some of music’s biggest names come together to honor the ultimate icon. The night is headlined by show-stopping numbers from an all-star slate of Paul disciples, that includes Slash and Edgar Winterteaming up on the Stevie Wonder staple “Superstition;” Toto axeman Steve Lukather‘s rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing;” and Joe Perry and Buddy Guy closing the night with a soulful blues set. Other highlights include spirited performances by Joe SatrianiKenny Wayne Shepherd, recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Neal Schon, and more.

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Strings Attached Jazz Guitar Series Starts Monthly Residency at Zinc Bar

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“Jazz guitar is alive and well in New York City, thanks to ‘Strings Attached’ — don’t miss them!”
—Jon Herington, Steely Dan

Strings Attached features four of New York City’s premier six-string jazz masters on a single stage—Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Joe Cohn, and Mark Whitfield. Individually, they have been dubbed “the best young guitarist in the business” by the New York Times, received a grant from the NEA, appeared on Good Morning America, and are currently professors at some of the nation’s top conservatories.

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AXS TV CELEBRATES MUSIC PIONEER LES PAUL WITH THE PREMIERE OF THE STAR-STUDDED CONCERT SPECIAL LES PAUL & FRIENDS

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AXS TV CELEBRATES MUSIC PIONEER LES PAUL WITH THE PREMIERE OF THE STAR-STUDDED CONCERT SPECIAL LES PAUL & FRIENDS: 90TH BIRTHDAY SALUTE ON SUN., JUNE 18, AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT

The Night Features Paul’s Final Interviews and Performances by Rock Icons Slash, Joe Perry, Buddy Guy, Edgar Winter, & More

LOS ANGELES – May 10, 2017 – AXS TV pays tribute to the enduring legacy of groundbreaking music pioneer Les Paul, premiering the 2006 concert special LES PAUL & FRIENDS: 90TH BIRTHDAY SALUTE at 8pE/5pP on Sunday, June 18, 2017. This special broadcast is in celebration of Paul’s 101st birthday on June 9.

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Fusion Guitarist Allan Holdsworth Dead at 70

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One of the most original guitarists to have ever walked this planet, Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017) was a giant among giants who influenced legions of guitarists. His style of playing was nothing short of phenomenal — highly inventive, lyrical and at the same time jarring. He was the Picasso of his instrument stretching the boundaries of what was possible on the guitar, always reaching for the seemingly unreachable. 

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A Tribute to Les Paul Comes to AXS TV

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In 2006, some of the world’s finest rock guitarists and musicians gathered at the Universal Amphitheater in Hollywood to pay tribute to guitar pioneer Les Paul on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Now some 10 years later, that night is finally coming to the big screen on AXS TV. The show will air on Sunday, June 11. June 9 would have been Les Paul’s 101st birthday. Stay tuned for more details. 

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Vocalist Fleurine Debuts at Zinc Bar with A Little Help from Her Friends

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Vocalist Fleurine debuts at the Zinc Bar Wednesday, February 22 with her quartet featuring alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, Guitarist Peter Bernstein and bassist Doug Weiss. Showtime at 7:30 pm. For reservations, please call (212) 477-9462 or visit www.zincbar.com.

Jazz Fusion Pioneer Larry Coryell Dead at 73

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It is with heavy sadness that we report the loss of our dear friend and artist Larry Coryell. A memorial service is being planned for Friday (Feb. 24) at the SGI-USA Buddhist temple in New York.

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In Touch Adds Fiery Singer/Songwriter Melissa Menago to Roster

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In Touch Entertainment proudly announces the signing of singer/songwriter Melissa Menago.

Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melissa Menago is known by many as the lead singer of the rock band, June Divided. Her solo career began on Chesky Records with her 2016 folk release, Little Crimes.

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