News : Jazz


Jazz (22/01/2018)
Diva Jazz Orchestra - 25th Anniversary Project
"DIVA has long been a swinging unit, and Maricle has a reputation for seeking out the top female players for her "No Man's Band," many of whom have graduated and become prominent leaders themselves. Without surprise, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra plays Mandel's charts with the finesse of veterans who have ...

Jazz (22/01/2018)
Daptone Records Goes To Cuba: Orquesta Akokan Makes Blazing Hot Mambo Debut With Self-Titled Debut Album Out March 30
Akokán is a Yoruba word used in Cuba meaning "from the heart," and indeed, every song on the self-titled debut album (March 30/Daptone Records) by Orquesta Akokán feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to the listener. Assembled and led by Cuban vocalist José "Pepito" Gómez, Orquesta Akokán ...

Jazz (22/01/2018)
Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Premiere "Black Hole Ft. Anderson .Paak"
Chris Dave and The Drumhedz just premiered "Black Hole (feat. Anderson .Paak)" at Complex, who called it a "funky cut... that will have you doing your best two-step on the dance floor." The track is from The Drumhedz' debut self-titled album (out January 26th via Blue Note Records). Stream or embed ...

Jazz (19/01/2018)
Jodi Heights Releases Debut Album Produced By Two Grammy-Winning Engineers
Jodi Heights' EP "One Year Wiser" showcases the savvy songwriter's Broadway tinged voice and rockin' piano chops. The album was mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Erich Talaba (Sara Bareilles - What's Inside: Songs from Waitress, Kaleidoscope Heart) and mastered by six-time Grammy-winning engineer Adam ...

Jazz (19/01/2018)
Nina Simone's First Recordings, 'Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Sessions,' Coming Feb. 9 From BMG
Nina Simone was only 25 years old in 1958 when she entered Beltone Studios in midtown Manhattan for a one-day recording session for her debut album, Little Girl Blue, on Bethlehem Records. The 14 songs she recorded that day reveal just how well developed Simone's sound - her powerhouse vocals, her classically-trained ...

Jazz (19/01/2018)
Beats, Breaks And Rhymes With Ugly Duckling's Andy Cooper
'The Layered Effect' by US rapper/producer Andy Cooper offers a punchy reminder of the creative fun to be had in digging for breaks, stringing up loops and layering up stratas of sound. Brimming full of delightful inflexions from the world of Jazz, Easy Listening, Film Soundtracks and Hollywood voices, ...

Jazz (19/01/2018)
Jazz Guitarist Chris Standring Basks In The Positive Glow Of Joyous "Sunlight"
Much like a prism refracts light into a colorful spectrum, guitarist Chris Standring's "Sunlight" reflects rays of multihued jazz into a vibrant sonic palette of joy and positivity. The Los Angeles-based, native Brit will drop his twelfth album on March 23 on the Ultimate Vibe Recordings label, marking ...

Jazz (18/01/2018)
Louisiana Red Hot Records Announces Release Of Lilli Lewis' National Debut LP "The Henderson Sessions"
Louisiana Red Hot Records is pleased to announce the release of Lilli Lewis' "The Henderson Sessions." The launch of the jazz rock diva's intimate solo acoustic project is set for February 16, 2018. "The Henderson Sessions" is a nine song CD featuring socially conscious and inspirational original ...

Jazz (16/01/2018)
Drummer Bob Holz To Release Third Album Ft. Bass Legends Stanley Clarke And Ralphe Armstrong!
Jazz-fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz will be releasing his third album "VISIONS: Coast to Coast Connection," featuring bass legend Stanley Clarke on February 23, 2018! "This collaboration with the jazz star and Return to Forever bassist/composer, Stanley Clarke involved the recording of new compositions ...

Jazz (15/01/2018)
Jazz (Deluxe) By Smith And Hay
Mike Smith and Jonathan Hay have reached new heights with their brand- Smith and Hay. With an abundant amount of dedication and hard work, they have now built a catalog of over 500 songs with millions upon millions of streams. After their album Jazz yielded an excellent response from listeners, they ...

Jazz (12/01/2018)
GoGo Penguin Releases New Single "Bardo"; Announces US Shows Including Their Bonnaroo Debut
GoGo Penguin has released "Bardo," a stunning new single from their vivid forthcoming album A Humdrum Star, which is set for release February 9 on Blue Note Records. The UK trio has also announced select US shows in Brooklyn (Elsewhere, May 4), Washington DC (The Hamilton, May 6), Los Angeles (Teragram ...

Jazz (12/01/2018)
Urban-Jazz Bassist Darryl Williams Shows He's Got Staying Power On New Single
It took ten years for urban-jazz bass player Darryl Williams to write, record and release "Here to Stay," his Billboard top 10 single and the title track to his second album. This week's release of the follow-up single, "Do You Remember," proves that he doesn't plan to go away anytime soon. Plucking ...

Jazz (11/01/2018)
Dr. Lonnie Smith To Release New Album "All In My Mind" Jan. 12; Kicks Off US Tour Jan. 11 At Jazz Standard NYC
Hammond B-3 organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith is set for the January 12 release of All in My Mind, a spirited live trio album that the NEA Jazz Master recorded during his 75th birthday celebration at the Jazz Standard in New York City. The album is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2016 release Evolution, ...

Jazz (10/01/2018)
Fafa Galoure's New Album 'As You Are' Out Now
Efrat Cohen (aka Fafa Galoure), singer, writer and composer has been performing and arranging with Asi Ashkenazi since 2012 . The musical style is a bridge between Indie Rock and multiple patterns that range from Classical, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Ballad and Punk. The songs reveal an internal emotional ...

Jazz (09/01/2018)
Drummer Bob Holz To Release Third Album Ft. Bass Legends Stanley Clarke And Ralphe Armstrong!
Jazz-fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz will be releasing his third album "VISIONS: Coast to Coast Connection," featuring bass legend Stanley Clarke on February 23, 2018! "This collaboration with the jazz star and Return to Forever bassist/composer, Stanley Clarke involved the recording of new compositions ...

Jazz (09/01/2018)
James Weidman - Black Spirituals Re-Imagined Into Jazz Spiritual Impressions
Early Reviews: Weidman offers solid ideas on how to make old traditional material contemporary. Ruth Naomi Floyd whose rich vocals help breath new air into old music. Floyd is one of Philadelphia's gems. A fresh jazz interpretation. -Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine There's a lot going on here ...

Jazz (08/01/2018)
Robert Kennedy - Closer To Home
Early Reviews: A hopping B3 ace that knows how to give the rest of the band some steps up and delivers the goods here as this jazzy outing hits all the right notes throughout. A purely bad ass organ combo date, you can feel the grease dripping as it wends its funky way home. -Chris Spector, Midwest ...

Jazz (04/01/2018)
Boston Fusionist Justin Piper Transcend's With His New Formable Second Offering Of Acid Jazz Discs
Guitarist Justin Piper releases his second CD in a line of acid jazz discs that is revitalizing what is often rumored a dying genre of music. What is most inspiring about this statement mainly by traditional jazz purists is it could not be further from the truth. Gigs on are the up-rise, sales are ...

Jazz (02/01/2018)
An Evening With Branford Marsalis!
January 5, at 8 PM: Power Access, Inc. presents "An Evening with Branford Marsalis", opening the South Beach Jazz Festival at the Colony Theater. One of the Most Revered Instrumentalists of His Time, three-time Grammy Award® winner Branford Marsalis has continued to exercise and expand his skills as ...

Jazz (02/01/2018)
Ignacio Berroa Trio At The Fillmore On January 6, 2018
Saturday, January 6 in the Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore, 7 PM - Power Access, Inc. presents the South Beach Jazz Festival, tonight starring Ignacio Berroa, recognized as one of the greatest drummers of our times. As an author and a renowned educator Ignacio made his mark with the instructional ...

Jazz (30/12/2017)
Acute Inflections - Jazz & Luxury - The Brave
Elasea Douglas is a gifted singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Like many other singers, she started singing in church as a young child. For a short time as a toddler, she believed she was the reason everyone attended the services and took advantage of quiet moments like the choir's pauses to let ...

Jazz (30/12/2017)
Reggie Pittman/Loren Daniels Quartet - Smilessence
Pianist/composer Loren Daniels brings a multiplicity of musical experiences to bear on every project he joins. As a player, he's performed with many notable jazz practitioners including Milt Jackson, Rufus Reid, Makanda (Ken) McIntyre, Warren Smith, Eliot Zigmund and Jon Faddis. As a bandleader/musical ...

Jazz (28/12/2017)
EDGE Rings In The Holidays With Harry Connick, Jr.; Host Of Daytime Hit 'Harry' Headlines The Year-End 'Star Power' Issue
In the universe of popular culture, nothing consistently captures the collective imagination like the nature of celebrity and fame. The STAR POWER Issue of EDGE Magazine examines this dynamic from multiple angles as a holiday gift to its readers. Actors Elizabeth Hurley and Omar Miller join multitalented ...

Jazz (24/12/2017)
Monty Alexander At Bailey Hall January 20, 2018
Jan 20 at 7:45: South Florida JAZZ, South Florida's premier jazz organization, presents the Monty Alexander Trio. Born in Kingston, Jamaica on D-Day, Monty Alexander is a self-taught pianist with prodigious skills that were evident from age four. Nominated for a Grammy in 2011 for his CD "Harlem-Kingston ...

Jazz (20/12/2017)
Under The Lake Resurfaces With "Jazz, Groove & Attitude"
Like the name of one of their seminal influences, The Crusaders, Under The Lake has crusaded in the name of rhythm and groove, making jazz-funk records that don't fit neatly into any box. Powered by the dual-horn attack of tenor saxophonist David Evans and trombonist John Moak, and armed with eleven ...

Jazz (18/12/2017)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra To Present World Premiere Of Kathryn Bostic's The August Wilson Symphony On January 20, 2018
On January 20, 2018, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Grammy Award-winning conductor Lucas Richman, will premiere Kathryn Bostic's The August Wilson Symphony at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. Tony Award winning actress Phylicia Rashad, who both performed and directed several ...

Jazz (15/12/2017)
Leonardo Pavkovic's Moonjune Records Keeps Progressive Jazz & Fusion Alive - A Labor Of Love With His One Man Operation
As legendary composer/musician Frank Zappa once said, "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny." That statement could still describe much of the "jazz" music being released today. However, it definitely does not apply to MoonJune Records! Brutally independent MoonJune Records, operated by no more ...

Jazz (15/12/2017)
Leonardo Pavkovic's Moonjune Records Keeps Progressive Jazz & Fusion Alive - A Labor Of Love With His One Man Operation
As legendary composer/musician Frank Zappa once said, "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny." That statement could still describe much of the "jazz" music being released today. However, it definitely does not apply to MoonJune Records! Brutally independent MoonJune Records, operated by no more and ...

Jazz (14/12/2017)
Herbie Hancock's Spellbinding "River: The Joni Letters" Expanded Edition Releasing December 15 In Celebration Of 10th Anniversary
When Herbie Hancock's genre-defying River: The Joni Letters, won the 2007 Grammy® Award for "Album of the Year," beating out Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Foo Fighters and Vince Gill, it was a victory for musical exploration, inspired musicianship and the kind of creative spirit that the legendary jazz ...

Jazz (14/12/2017)
Uwe Gronau - When Every Word Was Singing
German keyboardist and composer Uwe Gronau, a favorite on the new age music scene, likes to mix things up musically. His music ranges from new age to space, from jazzy to progressive-rock, from ambient or avant-garde to extremely melodic with pop sensibilities. Much of his music is instrumental, but ...

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