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April 13, 2019

Tracy Oliver’s “The First Wives Club,” a BET series based on the film starring Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn licensed Ernie Watts’ recording of the Duke Ellington classic “In A Sentimental Mood” for an episode in the upcoming…

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April 5, 2019

Bates Meyer is handling the music clearance and licensing for the documentary “Chinatown Rising,” the opening film for CAAMFEST in San Francisco next month. Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco…

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March 4, 2019

Ted Hawkins’ acclaimed recording “The Next Hundred Years” originally produced by Tony Berg for Geffen Records has been released on 200 Gram vinyl by Acoustic Sounds.   This new 33-1/3 audiophile reissue has drawn out Hawkins' soulful and gritty voice, embracing…

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February 11, 2019

Diane Schuur performs at the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi, Russia with her quartet on Feb. 17.  The jazz singer then takes the stage at the International House of Music in Moscow on Feb. 18. Schuur heads back to…

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February 8, 2019

Bates Meyer did the copyright research for the upcoming release by Delta bluesman Leo Bud Welch, due out on the Easy Eye record label created by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.   “The Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name”…

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February 1, 2019

Ernie Watts will be the featured saxophonist for Jazz at the Berlin Philharmonic on February 6.  The musical program is  “Pannonica – Tribute to the Jazz Baroness.”  The Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter was a life-long friend and patron of countless jazz…

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January 18, 2019

The upcoming CW Series “In The Dark” is using the Ted Hawkins’ composition “Strange Conversation” in one episode.   The murder mystery featuring an irreverent 20-something blind woman is set to premiere on April 4, 2019.

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November 30, 2018

Respected physicist Stephon Alexander, a professor at Brown University and author of “The Jazz Of Physics” presents an opening lecture at a concert by the Ernie Watts Quartet at the Deutsch-American Institute (DAI) in Heidelberg, Germany on December 2.  Alexander…

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November 2, 2018

The new Tyler Perry Film “Nobody’s Fool” employs the T-Bone Walker classic “Stormy Monday.”   The 2-minute scene uses the Bobby “Blue” Bland version of this blues standard.

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October 30, 2018

Saxophonist Ernie Watts releases his latest quartet project “Home Light” on November 16 via City Hall Records.  “Home Light” is filled with a variety of powerful and lyrical pieces, and also some humor, such as the Ornette-like energy of ‘Frequie…

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