Cassandra Wilson's Billie Holiday Homage 'Coming Forth By Day' - #1 Jazz Record
Cassandra Wilson's otherworldly homage to Billie Holiday, 'Coming Forth By Day' (Legacy Recordings), has opened at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. The record, released last week on Billie's 100th birthday, is receiving some of the best reviews of Wilson's career from NPR Music, USA Today, New York Times, ...
Right On! DW3's "Truth" Is Spreading Fast
A twelve-song set of smooth old school soul strewn with modern day sensibilities, retro R&B vocal group DW3's just released sophomore disc, "Vintage Truth," is letting the music be its guide to the top of Billboard's Most Added and New & Active singles charts thanks to their spirited harmony, rhythm ...
The Outcat Paul Knopf Displays His Spirituality On His New Piano Jazz Album
Piano Jazz Veteran and host of the Outcat Show Podcast, Paul Knopf is gearing up for the release of his Christian Piano Jazz album titled "Through It All." The exotic piano jazz album is an instrumental jazz interpretation of various popular Christian hymns. "Through It All," by The Outcat Paul Knopf ...
The Bitter End Will Host Sim Shalom's Jazz High Holiday Services: A Joyous Holiday Musical Tradition Continues
The Sim Shalom Online Synagogue will celebrate the High Holidays with a series of sacred and jazz-inflected services at The Bitter End- the iconic music and entertainment venue in Greenwich Village.
"Combining worship and performance at The Bitter End is a marvelous opportunity for us," said Rabbi ...
Impression Cymbals Partners With Made In New York Jazz Competition
Impression Cymbals have a reputation for superior quality and are used by studio and performing musicians around the world.
More companies are announcing the partnership with the fastest growing International, jazz competition, Made In New York Jazz Competition. Among recently added sponsors is ...
Toyface Ready For New Album: 'Follow The Rules Of The Trainwreck'
Having been described by a fellow artist as 'like Laura Marling crossed with Billie Holiday', Bristol based duo Tamsyn and James, aka Toyface, are a mouth watering proposition for music fans. With a varied collection of 11 songs making up their debut album, the pair have blended an eclectic range of ...
Jazz/Fusion Guitarist Ron Bosse Releases His Brand New Music Video "Afterburner"
Jazz/fusion guitarist Ron Bosse has released his brand new music video for "Afterburner", the first single from his upcoming solo album. To view the video, visit his YouTube channel.
The original track was written in September, 2014 by Bosse & features many of his diverse musical influences which ...
The Iridium Launches Two New Series; Vernon Reid Presents Soul Guitar Sundays To Kick Off April 12 With "Captain" Kirk Douglas Of The Roots
Blue Door 1650 Offers Late-Night Sets For Only $5
Deemed a "guitar shrine" by The New York Times, and known around the world as The Home of Les Paul, The Iridium is looking to the future this Spring with the announcement of two new series that will welcome an exciting new class of musicians into the ...
Cassandra Wilson's New Album 'Coming Forth By Day' Out Today On Billie Holiday's 100th Birthday
Cassandra Wilson's otherworldly homage to Billie Holiday, Coming Forth By Day (Legacy Recordings) is out today, what would have been the singer's 100th birthday, and it's receiving raves from the New York Times, NPR Music, USA Today, New Yorker and more. Boston Globe says Coming Forth By Day is "the ...
The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors Perform At The Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater On April 24, 2015
Berklee College of Music presents the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, in a program featuring the members' original compositions, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on April 24. The quintet is composed of students attending the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI). ...
Apollo Theater Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Renowned Jazz Musician Irvin Mayfield And The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
The Apollo Theater announced its new artistic partnership with renowned jazz musician Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, which will include a range of major contemporary annual themed events and programs that will celebrate the origins of jazz, the continued innovations within the genre ...
The City Of Miami Gardens' 10th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival Breaks Records With 73,000 In Attendance
More than 73,000 attended the Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival last weekend as the City of Miami Gardens celebrated the festival's 10th anniversary March 21 and 22. Approximately 42,000 festival-goers attended Saturday's show, the first sold-out day in the history of the event. A-list musical ...
Piano Wunderkind Joey Alexander Celebrates Album Debut With NYC Release Concert At Jazz At Lincoln Center On April 30, 2015
Joey Alexander - the young wunderkind pianist who has become an international sensation in the past three years and counts Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock as fans - will perform with his trio at Dizzy's Coca Cola Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday, April 30th. This is Joey's NYC release concert ...
Jazz Royalty "Open Up" "The Vault" To Help Departed Friend's Family
A few days prior to New Year's Day, the day guitarist Jeff Golub passed away at age 59, his frequent collaborators Steven Miller, Rick Braun and Bud Harner put the finishing touches on Golub's 13th solo album, "The Vault," a collection of previously unreleased songs and reimagined early career gems ...
The Jazz Network Worldwide Features The Upcoming 7th Annual Katy Jazz Festival April 24-25, 2015 In Katy, TX
The KJF (April 24 and 25, 2015) is hosted by the Katy Independent School District. The purpose for this event is to increase exposure, education, and entertainment of the jazz music medium. The event is designed to benefit participating student jazz groups, individual student musicians, jazz music educators, ...
Distribution Deal Brightens Shashaty's "Brighter Day"
"Brighter Day," the sixth album from saxophonist ShaShaty that was released earlier this month by the newly formed A.H.I. Records, will benefit from the muscle of a new distribution deal with BFD/RED, a division of the New York-based Bob Frank Entertainment distributed by Sony's RED Distribution arm. ...
Smithsonian Announces $2.5 Million Jazz Endowment By Leroy Neiman Foundation And Installation Of Neiman's "Big Band" Painting
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will launch the celebration with a special announcement of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation's donation of a $2.5 million endowment towards the expansion of jazz programming.
Artist LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012) was ...
Velvet Revolver Producer Sends Up Funk New Orleans Style With The Terpsichords
Guitarist and Producer Doug Grean spent decades working with some of the most famous (and temperamental) rock stars of today...co-producing Velvet Revolver's seminal album Contraband and later serving as Musical Director/Guitarist and Producer for Scott Weiland's solo projects for 15 years.
Third Annual California Jazz Foundation Fund-Raising Event Will Honor Music Hyphenates/Philanthropists Corky Hale And Mike Stoller
The California Jazz Foundation (CJF) will host its third annual "Give the Band a Hand" benefit dinner, concert and honors presentation on April 25 at the L.A. Hotel Downtown, located at 333 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. The Foundation has announced that Mike Stoller and Corky Hale will take ...
"Traveler" Visits Barnes & Noble, Bossa Novas Onto Billboard Chart
The guitar-guided world music excursions that you hear this month in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the United States come from the recently released "Traveler," the critically-hailed fifth album from globetrotting guitarist Lawson Rollins. Debuting upon release in the Top 20 of the iTunes world music ...
Elaine Dame Announces Sip Residency & Matthew Shepard Foundation Benefit
Jazz vocalist and bandleader Elaine Dame will be holding down a Thursday night residency at SIP (aka Southport & Irving), 4000 N. Southport Ave in Chicago, throughout the month of April. The residency, which begins on Thursday, April 2 at 8PM CST, will be followed by a benefit for the Matthew Shepard ...
Award Winning Pianist-Composer, Roger Davidson Performs "Jazz For The Spirit" In Greenwich Village
Roger Davidson performed "Jazz for the Spirit", a program of jazz tunes, in Greenwich Village providing music aficionados at the venerable Caffé Vivaldi a delightful, musical treat.
"Jazz for the Spirit" showcases Davidson's gift for creating memorable mosaics, combining some of his original compositions ...
Composer And Producer Volodimyr Pigida Partners With Future Sound Production
License Composition, founded by Pigida, partners with Future Sound Production and has launched a brand new website to showcase their innovative services (https://www.licensecomposition.com/).
Volodimyr Pigida - a composer, producer, musician and founder of License Composition - has launched a brand ...
Jazz Drummer Aaron Comess In Today's Wall Street Journal - CD Release Concert Set For 3/21 At Rockwood Stage 3
JAZZ DRUMMER AARON COMESS CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW CD 'AARON COMESS QUINTET' WITH A 3/21 CONCERT IN NEW YORK - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL PREVIEWED THE SHOW IN TODAY'S PAPER
WALL STREET JOURNAL
by Will Friedwald
The Remarkable Melody Gardot Returns With A Brand New Album, Currency Of Man To Be Released June 2, 2015
International best-selling singer, songwriter and musician, Melody Gardot, is back with her 4th studio album, Currency of Man.
The highly-anticipated Currency of Man is an intensely creative milestone, transcending musical distinctions of jazz, blues and R&B, to offer a stirring social and musical ...
Sheila E.'s New E Spot Lounge Plays Host To The Jetsetter Jazz Kings, Nutty On March 28
So… if you wanted to go to a cool, new lounge & hang-out owned by a noted musical celebrity, eat some great food and hear the hippest band in the world, where would you go? Obviously, Vegas, right? No, not there. Miami, Perhaps? Buzz. That is Incorrect. Ok, OK, NYC? Wrong again. You would clearly ...
"Jazz Age Libertine" (EW) Hailey Tuck Reimagines Beach Boys, Jackson 5 On New EP 'Delancey Street'
Hailey Tuck has a voice "straight out of the Jazz Age with a modern identity" (Interview) and the 24-year-old expat has reimagined the work of an eclectic line-up of artists including Fats Waller, The Zombies and Maroon 5. On her new four-song EP 'Delancey Street' out March 31 and recorded at NYC's ...
Acoustic Caffeine: A Morning Musical Buzz In Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles can start the day off right with Acoustic Caffeine, a free monthly music series presented by Arts Brookfield that is the perfect musical buzz to complement a morning "cup of joe." The series debuted this past February for tenants and visitors to Gas Company Tower and will continue ...
Cantamessa Creates Unique Jewelry Award For Made In New York Jazz Competition
Among the top prizes will be a jewel-encrusted award to commemorate the honor of winning the annual online jazz contest. This new award is in addition to the cash prize and performance honors bestowed upon competition winners.
Winning a competition comes with a certain amount of prestige, and winning ...
Marcus Miller Performs On Letterman Tonight; Blue Note Debut Out This Week
Marcus Miller will be appearing tonight on the Late Show With David Letterman sitting in with Paul Shaffer & The CBS Orchestra. Tune in to CBS tonight at 11:35/10:35c to hear Miller preview songs from his Blue Note debut Afrodeezia, which is available today in Europe and tomorrow March 17 in the U.S. ...