Artist On Tour 2013/2014




** ON TOUR 2013 - 2014 **

Carmen Souza "Kachupada"
Jojo Mayer & Local Big Band "25 Years Anniversary Buddy Rich"
Lenny White "Present Tense" Live Japan 1997
Pedro Javier Gonzalez "Transversal"
The Syndicate (former J.Zawinul Syndicate)
Ernie Watts Quartet
Hugh Masekela  "Jubilee World Tour"
Sonny Emory "Rock Hard Cachet"
The "Original" Blues Brothers Band

Cape Verde meets World/Jazz

Asian tour: September-October 2013
European tour: October-November 2013
European tour: February-July 2014

Videos: Afrika
"Kachupada" Official Trailer
Carmen Souza's Youtube Chanel:

Latest release "Kachupada" distr. by Galileo-MC:

Line up: Carmen Souza - vocal, ac. guitar, rhodes or wurlitzer, Theo Pas'cal - bass, double bass, backvocals,
Filipe Melo or Ben Burrell - ac. piano, Mauricio Zottarelli or Elias Kacomanolis - drums

Bookings territories: CH, AT, Eastern Europe, Asia

Carmen Souza was one of the big winners at this year edition of CAPE VERDE MUSIC AWARDS 2013.
She won BEST FEMALE VOICE and BEST MORNA with the song from "Kachupada" - "6 on na Tarrafal".  Rising Star !!!

Carmen Souza is an acclaimed unique singer/songwriter musician born in Lisbon with cape Verdian origin.

With her last 4 album released worldwide by German Independent label Galileo,
she was able to collect an outstanding collection of reviews from the Press all over the world. ...

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Jojo Mayer with Local Big Band
"25 Years Anniversary Buddy Rich"

betw. October 2013 - August 2014

Line up: Jojo Mayer - drums
Local Big Band

Bookings territories: worldwide

Jojo Mayer is one of the greatest drummers to have ever walked our planet, not only because of his skill level, but because of his unrelenting search for creative freedom and musical expression.

Recent performances and recordings have earned him rave reviews: Jojo Mayer "...destined for "Drum God" status!" (Modern Drummer) ...

Jojo Mayer won the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2013 "Best Fusion Drummer" and his band Nerve "Best Recorded Performance (Nerve EP4)" Modern Drummer issue Jul13 here:

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Live Japan 1997
Available period: end November - mid December 2013

BFM Label:

Line up: Lenny White - drums, leader, Foley - bass, Victor Bailey - bass, Bennie Maupin - sax, clarinet, Patrice Rushen - keys, piano

Booking territories: Switzerland, Austria, Italy, East Europe, Japan
in cooperation with Janet Williamson, USA

Grammy Award-winning artist Lenny White, an influential drummer and longtime member of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever as well as a prolific producer, has delved deep into his own past and come up with another gem in Live From 97. A document of a tour of Japan in 1997, this powerful funk-fusion outing features an all-star lineup including fellow Miles Davis alumnus Foley on lead bass along with former Weather Reporter Victor Bailey on low-end bass, former Herbie Hancock Headhunters saxophonist Bennie Maupin, the late trumpeter-vocalist Mark Ledford, pianist Patrice Rushen and Lenny’s former Twennynine band mate Donald Blackman on synths. Together they show remarkable chemistry on a set of originals that fuses the essence of funk, jazz, rock and soul into an organic whole. This dynamic 1997 performance comes on the heels of two highly successful studio albums White 1995’s Present Tense and 1996’s Renderers of Spirit.

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"Transversal" feat. Trilok Gurtu
Available period: February - August 2014

Video: Transversal (Mercat de Música Viva Vic)

Transversal distr. by CD Baby:

Line up: Pedro Javier Gonzalez - guitar, Raul Rodriguez - cuban tres, Guillem Aguilar - bass, special guest Trilok Gurtu - percussion

Booking territories: worldwide

A coming together of the talent and experience of accomplished musicians from different styles and disciplines. From Barcelona, Pedro Javier Gonzalez's guitar leads the group with flamenco and Mediterranean airs. From Sevill, Raul Rodriguez’s electric Cuban Tres forms an exquisite bridge between flamenco and latin music. From India, the percussionist Trilok Gurtu, a European-resident Hindu, brings his wisdom of jazz and ethnic music. Hence, a transverse project of styles - flamenco, jazz, latin, world music - and also geographies - India, Italy, Barcelona, Seville and Cuba. All together this produces a great variety of sounds that will agreeably connect with all kinds of public. ...

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(former J.Zawinul Syndicate)

Available period: October - November 2013

Videos: Victims Of The Groove
They Had A Dream
"File Under Zawinul" Official Trailer

Latest release "File Under Zawinul" distr. by Hunia Records:

Line up: Emile Parisien - alto-, soprano sax, Thierry Eliez - keyboards, Aziz Sahmaoui - vocal, percussion, Alioune Wade - bass, vocal, Munir Hossn - guitar, Jon Crancamp - drums

Booking territories: worldwide
(in cooperation with Intermusic, Vienna)

For two decades, from 1988 to 2007 Joe 'Zawinul, one of the most important voices in Jazz performed and toured with his own band The Zawinul Syndicate.

After the death of their leader the band continued to play together calling themselves 'The Syndicate' and keeping the musical heritage of their mentor alive. Along with the Zawinul veterans a number of newcomers provide impressive example of their musical skills and brought a young, fresh and personal touch into the band.

Thus it is only logical for 'The Syndicate' to issue an album of their own with the title File under Zawinul comprised of six works by the master, played in his unmistakable style but in the same time in independent interpretation that reflects the characters of the musicians. ...

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..."Ernie Watts one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players on the music scene"...
Fall tour: 11-30 November 2013
Spring tour: 30 April - 18 May 2014

Videos: Live @ Berlin 55 Arts Club

Latest release "Oasis" distr. by Laika Records:

Line up: Ernie Watts - tenor sax, Christof Seanger - piano, Rudi Engel - bass, Heinrich Koebberling - drums

Booking territories: Europe, Asia

Two-time Grammy Award winner ERNIE WATTS is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players on the music scene.  In a diverse career that has spanned more than thirty years, he has been featured on more than 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound.  He started to learn jazz by ear, often falling asleep at night listening to a stack of Coltrane records. After studying at the famed Berklee College of Music, Watts was asked to join the Buddy Rich Band in 1966.  Watts moved to Los Angeles in 1969 and began working in the big bands of Gerald Wilson and Oliver Nelson. He went on to become a longtime associate of Charlie Haden, including charter membership in Haden’s acclaimed Quartet West. With 18 solo recordings to his credit Watts continues to build an impressive body of work, whether in the studio or collaborating on stage in live performance. ...

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"The South African Music Legend"
"Jubilee World Tour"

Available period: Spring - Summer 2014

Videos: Live @ Afro-Pfingsten Festival
Live @ Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
Live @ Estival Jazz Lugano

Line up: Hugh Masekela - band leader, trumpet, vocal, Cameron Ward - guitar, Fana Zulu - bass, Lee Roy Sauls - drums, Randal Skippers - keyboards, Francis Fuster - percussion

Bookings territories: East Europe, Asia
(In cooperation with Griot, Germany)

The Hugh Masekela story is a long and exciting one: the two times Grammy awarded artist is Africa's most important jazz and world musician. He has covered the globe and played with just about every top star you can think of. Hugh Masekela wrote a number of international hits and sold several million CDs. He even topped "Jumping Jack Flash" by the Rolling Stones with "Grazing in the Grass" in the US charts. Another very popular song of Hugh Masekela called "Bring Him Back Home" became the anthem for Nelson Mandala's world tour following his release from prison. Some of Hugh Masekela's activities are a while ago. ...

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"Rock Hard Cachet"

Avails: 13-21 October 2013
End November - December 2013
Spring-Summer 2014

Listen some music:

Latest release "Rock Hard Cachet" distr. by Moosicus:

Line up: Sonny Emory - drums, vocals, Morris Pleasure - keys, John Eley - guitar, Isaac West - bass, Shaundra T. Smith - vocals

Booking territories: Europe, Asia

'Hard Rock Cachet' is the vision of Grammy award winning drummer Sonny Emory, previously with such top drawer acts as The B-52's, Earth, Wind & Fire, Steely Dan and Lee Ritenour. Two old friends, Eric Clapton and Bruce Hornsby, are both on board for this latest project which fuses Rock and Funk seamlessly in a high-energy musical experience.

Also featured on Sonny's album are the stellar vocals of Shayna Steele who has performed with such greats as Bette Midler and Rihanna, and keyboard genius Morris Pleasure. Twelve, mostly self penned, tracks make up this driving set which also includes his take on an undisputed Rock Classic, Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein". ...

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..."The Mission Continues!"...

Avails: November - December 2013

Video: The "Original" Blues Brothers Band Promo Video Cuts

Line up: Steve "The Colonel" Cropper guitar, Lou "Blue Lou" Marini sax, "Smokin" John Tropea guitar, Leon "The Lion" Pendarvis keyboards, Eric "The Red" Udel bass, Lee "Funkeytime" Finkelstein drums, Larry "Trombonius Maximus" Farrell trombone, Steve "Catfish" Howard trumpet, Bobby "Sweet Soul" Harden vocal and special guest: Jonny "Rock N' Roll Doctor" Rosch vocal, harp

... They Are Back: The "Original" Blues Brothers Band! Just let loose and join the dance. The Blues Brothers Show Band and Revue as they were called in the beginning is back!  ...

The Original BLUES BROTHERS BAND is alive and well. Original members hand-picked by JOHN BELUSHI and DAN AYKROYD have assembled the ultimate rhythm and blues review and have emerged as a powerful entity in their own right. The BLUES BROTHERS BAND, best known for the Universal Pictures feature films "The Blues Brothers" and "Blues Brothers 2000" and the Atlantic Record triple-platinum album "Briefcase Full of Blues" and the soundtracks from both Films.  ...

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