Enter to Win Tickets To The Best of Blue Note Festival at JALC + Blue Note Albums


Jazz at Lincoln Center hosts the Best of Blue Note Festival November 13-18 in New York City. Giant Step is giving one lucky winner a pair of tickets to the Joe Henderson 75th Birthday performance on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30pm in The Allen Room ($130 value) and 10 CDs from the label’s catalog.

There isn’t a major-league saxophonist under 50 who hasn’t incorporated Joe Henderson’s singular language—his flexible sound across the registers, laid-back phrasing, cat-like approach to rhythm, and clarity of intention. One such is Chris Potter, who will inhabit the tenor chair on a 75th birthday celebration of Henderson’s career (and his illustrious Blue Note discography) led by musical director and pianist Renee Rosnes, herself an alumna of several Henderson units. Joining the fray is NEA Jazz Master and long-time Henderson collaborator and Blue Note labelmate Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone, Robert Hurst on bass, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, plus drum giant Lewis Nash and rising star trombonist-arranger Michael Dease.

The CDs in the giveaway include albums featured in the Best of Blue Note Festival at JALC:

The Real McCoy (McCoy Tyner)
Mode for Joe (Joe Henderson)
Speak No Evil (Wayne Shorter)
Cool Strettin’ (Sonny Clark)
Uno Mas (Kenny Dorham)
Cornbread (Lee Morgan)
Blues Walk (Lou Donaldson)
Free For All (Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers)
Investions and Dimensions (Herbie Hancock)
6 Pieces of Silver (Horace Silver)

The winner of the contest will be contacted on Monday, November 12th. Please note, the contest only includes the above items for one winner. Transportation and additional expenses are not provided.

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*In your tweet above, tell us your favorite record or why you want to go the show.

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Seun Kuti Releases From Africa With Fury: Rise + Wax Poetics Interview, Tour Dates, & Contest to Win Tickets


From Africa With Fury: Rise is the sophomore release from Seun Anikulapo Kuti and shows the Egypt 80 leader coming into his own voice. With a new confidence, Kuti took this opportunity to be daring in his craft and make this work “completely different” from his first album. The album is produced by the legendary Brian Eno and John Reynolds, and boasts a fiery spirited sound sure to move the masses. So move, and don’t miss one of “today’s most incendiary live acts” who will also be touring the US this summer. Enter to win tickets to shows in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami.

Purchase From Africa With Fury: Rise on iTunes | Amazon

Wax Poetics interview and tour dates after the jump

Win Tickets to See Gilberto Gil – March 11

Grammy Award winning singer, guitarist, songwriter and musical innovator, Gilberto Gil, will be making a New York stop on his String Concert Tour featuring Jacques Morelenbaum and Bem Gil on Thursday, March 11, at Nokia Theatre. We are very excited to be able to offer some lucky winners a pair of tickets to see him perform live in Times Square.

This man has not only revolutionized his country’s music, but he is also its Minister of Culture. What City, State, and Country is Gilberto Gil from?

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