"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. ...
Jazz Singer Cheryl Barnes Struts To #7 On The Mediabase Smooth A/C Chart
On the heels of her hot debut of Joni Mitchell's rendition of " Come In From The Cold " - the single which charted a higher than Grammy Award winner, Sam Smith on the Mediabase Smooth A/C chart last week, continues to gain momentum this week by coming in at #7.
CherylBarnes ' undeniably unique voice ...
Con Funk Shun Percussionist D. Edward To Release Soulful New Single And Video - "Show Me"
Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed 2014 solo album 'Love Is', Con Funk Shun percussionist and singer-songwriter D. Edward is releasing a soulful new single and video titled "Show Me" featuring Jenna Lavoie! 'Love Is' was released worldwide on October 21st, 2014. The album was two years in ...
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Welcomes Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis To Honorary Board Of Directors
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) today announced that world-renowned musician, composer, educator and Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis has joined the MMRF Honorary Board.
"Wynton Marsalis' lifetime commitment to uplifting people through the ...
Vocalist, Victor Fields With A Sneak Peek Of His New Single "Let Me Be Good To You" From His CD "The Lou Rawls Project"
The Jazz Network Worldwide has been an avid supporter of Fields' projects throughout the years and is excited about sharing with its community and beyond his new single "Let Me Be Good To You". Giving homage to a music legend has shown to be a very successful quest for Victor, for it is one that is ...
Fred Taylor To Receive George Wein Impresario Award From Berklee College Of Music On March 11, 2015
Berklee will present famed jazz promoter Fred Taylor with the college's first ever George Wein Impresario Award on Wednesday, March 11, at Scullers Jazz Club. Named after Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, the award recognizes individuals who bring music to life through their dedication to discovering, ...
Larry Coryell "Heavy Feel" - The Godfather Of Fusion Returns With An All-Star Band
"One might describe Larry Coryell as something of an undiscovered legend.
To those in the know - jazz/fusion aficionados and those like me fortunate enough
to stumble onto his vast catalog by accident - he's one of the greats." - Bill Kopp, MUSOSCRIBE
Larry Coryell returns for his third release ...
Kendrick Scott Oracle To Preview Blue Note Debut With March US Tour
Kendrick Scott Oracle, the acclaimed quintet led by drummer and composer Kendrick Scott, will release their Blue Note Records debut this summer. Next week Oracle will head out on a U.S. tour previewing the material from the new album, kicking off March 2 at Jazz Alley in Seattle and including stops ...
'Beale Street Saturday Night' Reissue Features Jim Dickinson, Furry Lewis, Teenie Hodges, Sid Selvidge, And More, Out On Omnivore On April 14
When Memphis' Beale Street - a hub of music and activity since the 1860s - was being plowed under for "urban renewal" in 1976, James Luther (Jim) Dickinson - who had played with the Stones, Ry Cooder, and the Flamin' Groovies (later with Bob Dylan and the Cramps among others), as well as produced Big ...
Dreamdoktor To Release Its Avante-Garde Sounds With Sunset Jazz!
There's some serious method to the madness of this new record from Dreamdoktor, now being released with the Sunset Jazz record label. The prolific electronic artist has spent years constructing musical compositions, which evokes a soothing and ambient sound that is very much avante-garde showing off ...
Readers Witness Big Band, Jazz History In Henry Holloway's New Memoir
Holloway's memoir gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest names in jazz, vocals and big bands.
In March 2003, Henry Holloway made history with the Big Band Academy of America: He became the first non-American to win the prestigious Golden Bandstand Award, a tribute to his 30-year ...
Sonos Blue Note Play:1 Limited Edition Speaker On-Sale March 5, 2015
Legendary music deserves to be celebrated. Today, Sonos pays tribute to the jazz legends, their art, and a record label founded on creating a timeless experience with music that captures the energy and emotion of a live performance. To commemorate 75 years and counting of Blue Note Records and a memorable ...
Grammy Award Winner Steve Tyrell Lands #5 Spot On Billboard's Jazz Chart
GRAMMY® Award winning vocalist and producer Steve Tyrell today celebrates the chart success of his new album, THAT LOVIN' FEELING, which entered the Billboard Jazz Chart at #5. THAT LOVIN' FEELING is Tyrell's 11th album and his 9th visit to the Top 5.
"I am thrilled to learn I have another Top ...
Glen Naylor Releases "Where The Willows Weep"
Glen Naylor is an amazing songwriter. If you're looking for easy-listening tunes with wonderful jazz sensibilities, look no further - Glen Naylor fits all these descriptions and so much more.
Robert Glasper Returns To Acoustic Trio For New Album Out June 16, 2015
Glasper, Archer and Reid - who form the original trio featured on Glasper's first two Blue Note albums: Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007) - reconvened at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California in December to record Covered in front of an intimate live audience. The material mainly ...
Jazz Piano Wunderkind Joey Alexander Confirms Debut Album 'My Favorite Things' (Out 5/12 On Motema Music)
On May 12th, jazz piano wunderkind Joey Alexander will release his highly anticipated debut album 'My Favorite Things' on the Grammy-winning Harlem-based label Motema Music. The album finds Alexander playing everything from Coltrane to Rodgers and Hammerstein with a deft touch, adventurous spirit and ...
Inspired By Miles Davis And John Coltrane Groups Of 1960s, Aaron Comess Sets Straight Ahead Jazz Quintet CD For March 17, 2015
Inspired by the Miles Davis and John Coltrane groups of the early 1960s, drummer Aaron Comess has delivered by far his most straight ahead, purely-jazz album to-date, a high energy collection of originals and seminal covers inspired by an era that changed the course of his musical life. Soon to be ...
Marcus Miller Makes His Blue Note Debut With March Release Of "Afrodeezia"
Bassist/composer Marcus Miller has signed to Universal Jazz & Classics in France and will make his debut for Blue Note Records next month with the release of his new album Afrodeezia, which will be available March 16 in Europe and March 17 in the U.S. The album's lead single "Hylife" is available today ...
Winners Announced For 2014 Made In New York Jazz Competition
The winners of the second-annual 2014 have been announced. True to the competition's international claim, the winners of the 2014 competition came from four continents. Third place awarded to the Jan Prax Quartet from Germany, second awarded to Thana Alexa from the United States, and judges awarded ...
Vijay Iyer Trio's "Most Compelling So Far" (Downbeat): 'Break Stuff,' "A Dizzying Pinnacle Of Contemporary Jazz" (Gaurdian), Out Today ECM
Today, the Vijay Iyer Trio released their latest album, 'Break Stuff,' on ECM Records, and, despite their long-standing critical success, The New York Times calls it the trio's "best record" and The Guardian calls it "a dizzying pinnacle of contemporary jazz." Downbeat, in a 5 out of 5 star review, ...