Rene Marie's Sound Of Red Nominated For Best Jazz Vocal Album At The 59th Annual Grammy Awards
"In the years of this millennium, some extraordinary singers have come along. We can hear in them Ella or Sarah or Nat or Billie, and some of them we already know by one name. Cat. Cyrille. Gregory. Cecile. Sound of Red is a new album from ... René." - WBGO
René Marie's acclaimed 2016 album ...
Blair Crimmins Satirizes Current State Of Music Industry With New Song, Premiered By Southern Living
"Now listen to me girls and guys, you can't play unless you advertise, you gotta sell something if you want to play. So take your songs and your melodies, and get them up on the TVs. People buy most anything, you just got to give them that song to sing," Blair Crimmins proclaims at the top of the title ...
Chris Stamey's Occasional Shivers Is Original Radio Play, Set In 1960s Manhattan At Christmas
Occasional Shivers is a brand-new old-fashioned radio play airing this holiday season on public broadcasting, created by Southern-pop icon Chris Stamey for WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill) and distributed nationwide by American Public Media. Set in New York in 1963, the one-hour musical drama tells the story ...
Hard-Swinging Vocal Trio Duchess Release Irresistibly Effervescent Album 'Laughing At Life' Feb 10 On Anzic Records
4-Night Run Of Album Release Shows Set For 55 Bar In Greenwich Village Feb. 22-25, 2017
Duchess - the trio of rising-star New York singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner & Melissa Stylianou - has won hearts far and wide with its hard-swinging, sweet-toned harmonies. The group channels the inspiration ...
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist, Daina Shukis EP 'Romance Of The Muse' Plays Impressionist Pieces On Piano
The Jazz Network Worldwide presents Daina Shukis's 'Romance of the Muse' (feat. Jeremy Steig), a classic blend of genres with an impressionist-avant garde progressive feel conducive to spiritual and emotional healing using ones imagination creating a peaceful place to relax and contemplate.
Art Pepper Duets With Sonny Stitt, Pete Jolly ('West Coast Sessions!') Coming From Omnivore On February 3, 2017
Art Pepper, the alto saxophonist who became a significant figure in the West Coast jazz movement through his recordings with Stan Kenton and his vast 55-year solo discography, was an at artistic zenith in the late '70s. The Japanese label Atlas approached Pepper, hoping to have him record for the company, ...
Lenny Bunn, Returns With 'Blueberry Hill' Cover Dedicated To His Late Father
From sharing a stage with Razorlight, Noah And The Whale and Feeder, to supporting Scouting For Girls and Wilkinson, Big Lenny Bunn has dedicated his life to the industry. Returning with a classic cover of 'Blueberry Hill', Lenny has collaborated with major musicians to create a track in dedication ...
12th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup With Jill Scott, LL Cool J Feat. DJ Z-Trip
As the fastest growing jazz & R&B festival in America moves to celebrate its twelfth successful year, the City of Miami Gardens is excited to announce the lineup for the Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) Music Festival, taking place on March 18th and March 19th, 2017 at the newly named Hard Rock Stadium ...
Jazz Super Group, Pieces Of A Dream, Under New Management
Jazz Super Group, Pieces Of A Dream agreed earlier this year to select Baltimore Native, Gar Roberts to head up the groups management duties. The music collective is excited to have Roberts on board. Roberts has worked with the group for over 25 years as a member of their management team, where he worked ...
Gregory Porter's "Take Me To The Alley" Receives Grammy Nomination For Best Jazz Vocal Album
Gregory Porter's acclaimed album Take Me to the Alley has been GRAMMY-nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Gregory previously won the award in 2014 for his million-selling breakout album Liquid Spirit. The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2017, live from STAPLES Center ...
Seventh World Fusion Album By Gino Foti Released On Net Dot Music Label
Geomantia, the seventh solo album by jazz/world fusion bass guitarist & keyboard player Gino Foti, has been released by Net Dot Music.
This concept album explores the dichotomy between design & chance by integrating aleatory music elements via geomantic devices, including: I Ching coins & hexagrams, ...
Robert Glasper Experiment On Conan 12/7; West Coast Tour Dates
Robert Glasper Experiment is set to appear on TBS Conan this Wednesday, December 7. The band will be performing "Day to Day," the buoyant single from the groundbreaking, GRAMMY-winning band's new album ArtScience. The Experiment lands in L.A. today to kick off a West coast tour at The Fonda Theatre ...
Blair Crimmins Addresses One-Night Stands And Bee Endangerment In Video For "Top Of The Class"
Atlanta-based Ragtime/Dixieland/Gypsy jazz artist Blair Crimmins and his band The Hookers will release their new album You Gotta Sell Something! on February 17th via New Rag Records. Their fourth studio release following 2013's Sing-a-Longs, this new album delivers more of their signature sound of supercharged ...
A Tree Grows Delivers Sublime Jazz-Laced Fusion With New 'Wau Wau Water' Single
In advance of announcing their debut album through Rufftone Records, Brooklyn-based A Tree Grows present 'Wau Wau Water', the first single from their self-titled debut EP. Involving some of the most talented musicians on the New York scene, they create a unique stew with jazz at its core, blended with ...
Karina Iglesias & The Nu-Thang At Normandy Fountain On December 2, 2016
The City of Miami Beach presents First Fridays, with NBC's Voice finalist Karina Iglesias in a FREE performance December 2 from 6 to 9 PM, at Normandy Fountain, Normandy Drive and Rue Vendôme.
Finalist on NBC's "The Voice," Karina Iglesias brings her powerful vocals to Normandy Fountain December ...
Blair Crimmins To Release New Album On 2/17
Atlanta-based Ragtime/Dixieland/Gypsy jazz artist Blair Crimmins and his band The Hookers return with their new album You Gotta Sell Something! set to release on February 17th via New Rag Records. Their fourth studio release following 2013's Sing-a-Longs, this new album delivers more of their signature ...
Nea Jazz Master Randy Weston To Release New 2-CD Set, "The African Nubian Suite," On His African Rhythms Label, January 20
I feel that this is the kind of work that should be in the schools, the churches, the cultural centers, because it will give us a better understanding of Mother Africa.
NEA Jazz Master, iconic pianist/composer, and still-vital jazz elder Randy Weston, at 90, remains a powerful force in jazz. Currently ...
Hard-Swinging NYC Vocal Trio Duchess To Deliver Harmonies And Hijinks At First-Ever 'Duchess Variety Hour' Nov 29 + 30 At The Jazz Standard
Duchess, the one-of-a-kind NYC vocal trio who blend vintage, sure-footed swing with an utterly modern insouciance, will host the first ever Duchess Variety Hour on November 29 and 30, at the Jazz Standard in NYC. Performing two sets each night, the group - singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa ...
Visiting Artist Jacob Collier Premieres Newly Arranged Works At MIT's Annual Sounding Series, Features Works Performed Using New Interactive Technology Developed At IT
22-year- old ground-breaking British musician Jacob Collier is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger, composer, producer, music-video creator (with 7.5 million views on YouTube) and a unique creative force with limitless potential.
Visiting Artist Jacob Collier Premieres Newly Arranged Works ...
Blackbird Presents Announces "The Last Waltz 40 Tour" Featuring Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson & John Medeski
Blackbird Presents is proud to announce the first leg of "The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz" kicking off on January 21, 2017 at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida with tour dates running through February 2017 across multiple US cities. A full list ...
"Anatomy Of Vince Guaraldi" Documentary Re-discovers Long-Lost Jazz Treasures
Vince Guaraldi, the man who composed "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas", in the recording studio in 1962.
Vince Guaraldi in the recording studio, from the new music documentary "The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi"
Let's agree that Vince Guaraldi re-invented the sound of ...
A Week To Reminisce About For Jazz Fusion Guitarist Tyler Reese
Guitarist Tyler Reese has been releasing jazz-rock records since he was 15, but the now 23-year-year-old finally reached Billboard's Top 5, which is where his newly-released "Reminiscence" debuted on the contemporary jazz albums chart. News of the No. 5 chart entry opened a memorable week for the guitar ...
Norah Jones Announces Additional U.S. Tour Dates
Norah Jones has announced additional U.S. tour dates for March 2017 in support of her acclaimed new album Day Breaks. The run kicks off March 1 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and takes Norah to cities including New Orleans, Orlando, Atlanta, Raleigh, Cincinnati and Louisville. Tickets go on-sale ...
Grammy Award Winners Gregory Porter & Dee Dee Bridgewater Perform On Cunard's Blue Note Jazz At Sea Transatlantic Crossing
Cunard hosted jazz legends and Grammy Award-winning musicians Gregory Porter and Dee Dee Bridgewater on their coveted Blue Note Jazz at Sea Transatlantic Crossing, which sailed from New York to Southampton, England on October 25, 2016. Mr. Porter, his second time traveling and performing on the brand's ...
Jazz Fusion Orchestra Bandzilla Ft. Guest Appearances By Randy Brecker & Leo Sayer To Release Long-Awaited Second Album "Bandzilla Rises!"
What happens when a group of top studio musicians get together in their free time? A unique mixture of sophisticated composition, passionate improvisation, scathing social commentary and biting humor, BANDZILLA play furious funk, sleazy soul, punk jazz and heartfelt ballads. Led by acclaimed composer/arranger/guitarist ...
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, Standard And Deluxe Edition CDs Set For Pre-Order Today!
Tony Bennett celebrated his 90th birthday in August and this milestone occasion continues with the RPM Records / Columbia Records release of Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 set for pre-order on November 11th and worldwide release on December 16. TONY BENNETT CELEBRATES 90 will be released as a Standard and ...
Fast Rising Singer/Songwriter Aubreylyn Set To Open East Coast Dates For Rasputina
"Lyrical neo-jazz" is a fitting description for Aubreylyn, the nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter and Bucks County, PA native. And the world will soon fall under her spell with the release of her forthcoming yet-to-be-titled album, as well as the singles "Portuguese" and "Motion R&B" - overseen by ...
Yamaha To Honor Jazz Trumpet Player Bobby Shew In Hitting 40th Anniversary Milestone As Yamaha Performing Artist
Yamaha Corporation of America will honor legendary trumpet and flugelhorn musician Bobby Shew this week, in celebration of his 40th anniversary as a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Shew, who is widely admired as one of the jazz community's most in-demand clinicians and concert soloists, will be feted on ...
World Music Guitarist Lawson Rollins Muses Time On "3 Minutes To Midnight"
Three minutes to midnight. Time is lapsing. What would you do with the final moments of your day? Award-winning world beat guitarist Lawson Rollins pondered that question as he entered the recording studio to craft his seventh album, "3 Minutes to Midnight," which will be released on January 20 via ...
Noted American Singer Releases New Jazz EP
Just back from an exciting time in Sydney Australia, where Miss Daley was celebrating the directing debut, of her good friend Dame Julie Andrews, of "My Fair Lady", at the Sydney Opera House.
Jan returned to Los Angeles to work on the final touches on her jazz EP "When Sunny Gets Blue" with Michael ...