Rowman And Littlefield Releases NEA Jazz Master's Highly Anticipated Biography
When Sheila Jordan dropped a nickel in the jukebox of a Detroit diner in the 1940s and heard "Now's The Time" by Charlie Parker, she was instantly hooked—and so began a seventy-year jazz journey. With Jordan's full cooperation, author Ellen Johnson documents the fascinating career of the 85-year-old ...
The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-Yo Ma's Europe Concert Tour Will Include Performances In Izmir, Istanbul, Paris, Amsterdam And Luxembourg
From September 3 through September 11, 2014, the critically acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble will travel to Europe for a concert tour with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bringing their unique border-crossing musical experience to audiences in Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey; Paris; Amsterdam; and Luxembourg. This ...
Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show Returns To Theatre By The Sea In Rhode Island By Popular Demand For An Encore Performance Run September 11-15
Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show was such an audience favorite and critical success when it performed for three weeks in June at the Theatre By The Sea in Wakefield, R.I. that it has been asked back for an encore run of performances September 11-15, 2014.
This marks the first time in the venue's history ...
Michael Wolff And Mike Clark's 'Wolff & Clark Expedition' Have Confirmed Two Concerts For October 2014
Michael Wolff and Mike Clark's Wolff & Clark Expedition have confirmed two concerts for October:
Oct 8 at Jazz Standard in NYC, and October 12 at Yoshi's in Oakland.
In additional to Wolff on piano and Clark on drums, the W&C Expedition 10/8 NYC Jazz Standard band will feature:
James Genus ...
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Album Now Available For Pre-Order; New Track "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" Available Now Digitally
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order beginning today. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, is available now on iTunes (iTunes.com/CheekToCheek), HSN.com (http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekHSN), ...
The Jazz Drama Program's 2014 Annual Benefit Concert Honoring Dorthaan Kirk
THE JAZZ DRAMA PROGRAM's
2014 ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT
Honoring Dorthaan Kirk
Concert on October 7, 2014
The DiMenna Center Concert Hall, New York, NY
Featuring Catherine Russell and Evan Christopher with the Eli Yamin Trio
and Jazz Drama Program Students
Hosted by Rondi Charleston
After 6 Weeks At #1 On Canadian Jazz Charts, Jill Barber Sets September USA Dates Supporting 'Fool's Gold'
Fresh off her new LP 'Fool's Gold,' Jill Barber will play a string of select full band US tour dates this September. Jill has had a busy summer - in addition to headlining some of the biggest festivals in her native Canada including Montreal Jazz Fest, her new LP 'Fool's Gold' took the #1 spot on the ...
"Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!" Swings On Thirteen's "Great Performances" On October 24, 2014
Taped at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall on July 28, each song was handpicked by the artists, and features classic selections from the Great American Songbook. At press time, the song roster is scheduled to include "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "Sophisticated ...
Father Knew Best: Kiki Ebsen Records A Jazz Tribute To Her Late Dad, Actor Buddy Ebsen
Singer-songwriter Kiki Ebsen stubbornly refused her famous father's repeated suggestions to learn how to sing jazz standards. Rebelliously she insisted upon forging her own path as a solo artist and accompanying keyboardist-vocalist with a bevy of A-list pop stars. Eleven years after the passing of ...
Trombonist/Composer Jason Jackson To Release The Orchestral Recording "Inspiration" On October 14, 2014
"Inspiration," the new orchestral recording by jazz trombonist/composer Jason Jackson.
J.J. Johnson was such a force in my life and trombone playing for so many years. I couldn't believe I was sitting next to my idol [in the classroom].
With the release of "Inspiration," the second CD to appear ...
Audio Fidelity To Release Jazz Legend George Benson's 'Breezin' On Multichannel 5.1-Surround Sound Hybrid SACD
Jazz fans worldwide are buzzing with excitement over the release of 'Breezin' by legendary jazz singer and guitarist George Benson on Multichannel 5.1-Surround Sound Hybrid SACD from Marshall Blonstien's Audio Fidelity. George Benson's 'Breezin' is the best-selling jazz album of all time. It is a true ...
A Constellation Of Friends Helps Keyboardist Patrick Bradley Get Heard
To bolster his effort to be heard above the incessant din cluttering our world, keyboardist Patrick Bradley called upon a few high-profile friends on his third album, "Can You Hear Me," produced by jazz fusion icon Jeff Lorber, which is slated for release September 23 on the Patrick's Music Factory ...
Jazz Songstress Releases Fiery New Album 'Natalie Jean'
Natalie Jean is excited to announce the much-anticipated release of her second album, titled simply, 'Natalie Jean.'
Produced by Alexi Von Guggenberg, the album offers up 12 tracks and is readily available for purchase nationwide at the iTunes Store, Amazon.com, and various digital online stores.
Impulse! Presents "Charlie Haden-Jim Hall"; Previously-Unreleased Live Recording By Two Jazz Masters
On September 30, the newly reactivated impulse! label will release Charlie Haden-Jim Hall, a previously-unreleased recording of a stunning duo performance by these two recently departed masters at the 1990 Montreal International Jazz Festival. impulse! is a division of Universal Music France which ...
Reykjavik Jazz Festival Returns To Iceland's Capital August 14-20, 2014
Since its inception in 1990, the Reykjavik Jazz Festival has featured prominent international jazz stars alongside local performers hailing from Iceland's vibrant music scene. Iceland has a rich musical history dating back to the early days of the Vikings to the modern era of international sensations ...
Vocalist Kelly Che Premieres Debut Jazz Album 'Collage'
Los Angeles-Vocalist Kelly Che showcases her eclectic mix of musical styles and traditions in her soon to be released album, Collage, featuring several notable Los Angeles jazz artists, including Edward Resto, Ramon Stagnaro, Joe Rotondi, Joey De Leon, Walter Rodriguez and Harry Kim.
Nathan East Breaks SmoothJazz.com Record With 25 Weeks At No 1
"I'm very proud Smooth Jazz radio stations have helped break the Nathan East project and hopefully our format is influencing other genres to pay attention to an artist that defies gravity and labels," said Sandy Shore, SmoothJazz.com President & Founder. "Nathan East embodies the new paradigm of music ...
Master Flute-Player Geni Skendo Releases Exciting New CD "Acoustic Cowboy"
After a successful performing career in his native Albania, Geni moved to the US in 2003 to raise his jazz playing to a higher level. His studies at the Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory (MM) led to a deep, ongoing involvement with the Boston music scene.
The style of the ...
Herb Alpert Follows 2014 Grammy Win With New Album 'In The Mood,' Out September 30th On Shout! Factory
Trumpet icon with 72 million records sold returns with diverse array of standards and originals.
After winning his ninth Grammy earlier this year and being honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts in 2013, "trumpet legend" (Wall Street Journal) Herb Alpert will release a new album ...
Keyboardist Greg Manning Is "Cruisin' Down The Road" Big Time As His New Single Debuts On The Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart And Leaps Into The Top Ten On The Mediabase Smooth A/C Chart
Keyboardist Greg Manning, the first artist signed to Kalimba Music (www.kalimba-music.com), the newly re-launched label owned by Earth, Wind & Fire's legendary founder Maurice White, is truly "Cruisin' Down The Road" as his infectious debut single catches fire on a variety of smooth jazz format charts.
Marcus Roberts Records Double LP Of Original Work With New Band The Modern Jazz Generation - 'Romance, Swing and the Blues' Out October 7, 2014
Pianist Marcus Roberts' new release, a double album of original work, introduces a new 12-piece band called the Modern Jazz Generation. The group evolved organically over several years through the age-old tradition of mentoring in jazz. 'Romance, Swing, and the Blues,' originally commissioned by Jazz ...
Brooklyn 6 And 7 String Jazz Guitar Master Ron Jackson Breathes New Life Into Acoustic Guitar Music With His New Release Akustik Inventyours
Howard Mandel, president of the Jazz Journalists Association best describes Jackson's 7th recording as a leader in his liner notes below:
Akustik InventYours is Ron Jackson's welcome and surprising new recording. Self-described as an "urban jazz guitarist" and best known for wielding his electric ...
Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens - Ron Westray's 'Jimi Jazz'
Professor Ron Westary's professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording and publishing. Since the early nineties he has performed in hundreds of performances around the globe as trombonist or lead trombonist with the most prestigious ...
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Album Of Classic Jazz Standards To Be Released On September 23, 2014
The long-awaited collaborative jazz album from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Cheek To Cheek, will be released on Streamline/Columbia/Interscope Records on Tuesday, September 23. The first taste of this new music is the classic Cole Porter song, "Anything Goes", available today on iTunes (iTunes.com/CheekToCheek) ...
A Great Mix Of George A. Santino Classics Along With Originals Make Up The New Album 'Get Back Up'
Some of these songs like As The One That Got Away, When You Walked Through The Door, and A Want Or A Need were very well received when they were released as singles. Included on this CD is the new title song Get Back Up. This uplifting inspirational song is the theme for Santino's upcoming book, also ...
Award-Winning Saxophonist/Singer-Songwriter Grace Kelly Is Working For The Dreamers
Grace Kelly may not be a real life princess, but she is certainly jazz royalty. Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly's three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. for ...
Unforgettable All-Star Lineup Leads To A Record Sell-Out And A Second Sailing Of The Smooth Jazz Cruise
While sailing into placid blue-green Caribbean waters last January, The Smooth Jazz Cruise encountered a tidal wave of demand for cabins for the 2015 sailing. On just the second day of the 2014 venture, next year's cruise sailing January 11-18, 2015 showcasing more than twenty of the brightest stars ...
Glen David Andrews Performing On "Playing For Change" Charity Comp, Louisiana Red Hot Records Distributing Back Catalog
The reviews are in from the first leg of Glen David Andrew's summer touring: All About Jazz wrote, "The trombonist/vocalist's legendary performances (melding rock, pop, soul, gospel, jazz, funk and brass) are nothing less than electrifying," while the Minneapolis Star raved Andrews is showman and an ...
An Evening Of Holiday & Hits wWith KENNY G At DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, December 7, 2014
"Fans can look forward to a winter night filled with festive spirit featuring Kenny G performing his biggest hits & Christmas classics. Our theater provides fans an intimate experience with their favorite, superstar artists," said Emily McLoughlin of DPAC
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny ...
Country Rocks Your Summer On "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock," Airing Tuesday, Aug. 5 On The ABC TV
Just when you think it can't get any hotter, more superstar performers have been announced for "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" airing Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Adding their chops and charm to the special are Luke Bryan, Eric Church with special ...