Venerable Saxophonist Rupert Meets Thelonious Monk Finalist Swift
Saxophonist Jeff Rupert has performing and recording credits that include associations with Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, and Benny Carter's Grammy winning Harlem Renaissance. Jeff Rupert toured for fifteen years with Sam Rivers; four albums ensued, and from 1997- 2002 ...
Pianist Marcus Roberts And His Trio Celebrate The Spirit And Relevance Of The Great John Coltrane With 'trio Crescent: Celebrating Coltrane,' Out November 17, 2017
Genius pianist Marcus Roberts will release 'Trio Crescent: Celebrating Coltrane' on November 17th on his J-Master Records label. 'Trio Crescent' is a deeply moving reimagining of John Coltrane's classic 1964 album 'Crescent.' It finds Roberts and his longtime trio - Rodney Jordan (bass) and Jason Marsalis ...
Jazz At Lincoln Center And JazzTimes Announce Co-Production Of The 2018 Jazz Congress
Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes have joined forces to co-produce the Jazz Congress, a new annual conference designed to bring together artists, media and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas to nurture and grow the jazz community and the underlying business and organizations ...
Kalu & The Electric Joint Inject West African Funk With Texas Heat On 'Time Undone' (Out December 8, 2017)
"Heart is broken, will is shaken...maybe time will heal it all," Kalu James sings with his seismic croon over rattling bass frequencies and liquid wah-wah guitars, a plaintive declaration of optimism through pain. So begins Kalu & The Electric Joint's 'Time Undone' (out December 8 on Spaceflight Records), ...
Grammy Nominations "Possible" For R&B-Jazz Singer/Songwriter Selina Albright's "Conversations"
Being considered in four preliminary Grammy categories for her debut album, "Conversations," in her first year as a NARAS voter provided smooth soul singer-songwriter Selina Albright an entirely new perspective about what her father, contemporary jazz saxophone giant and eight-time Grammy nominee Gerald ...
"...Some Of The Edgiest And Darkness Avant-Folk In The Business Today"
Released as a digital download and on double vinyl through Austin Signal Vinyl on Demand, 'Miss Anthropocene' is a sprawling dystopian musical encompassing parts of an imaginary, eponymous production, loosely cast in four acts that serve to represent a seasonal epoch.
ÄIÖ Soundings is a small label ...
Norah Jones "Day Breaks Deluxe Edition" Out 10/27; Acl Appearance Airing 10/28
Tomorrow sees the release of Day Breaks Deluxe Edition, a new expanded version of Norah Jones' acclaimed album. A 2-CD set and limited edition 2-LP 180g silver foil-cover vinyl are available to order on the Norah Jones Store, and the Deluxe Edition will also be available at all physical and digital ...
New Film On Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval In Production
A new documentary on legendary jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is currently in production. Filmmaker Francisco J. Ricardo, director of F For Franco, is directing the film, inspired by Arturo's energy and dedication to his craft.
"Can you imagine life without music?" - Arturo Sandoval
Few musicians ...
Lawrence Preston Goes From Child Prodigy To Bass-Playing Guiding Light Of Modern Soul
It's reassuring to know that in these days of click tracks and auto tune, REAL SOUL still exists. Not just music which fits a convenient pigeon-hole but music with real heart and a real musician creating it.
Lawrence Preston is not just an incredible singer, he is a skilled-songwriter; studio producer ...
Colorado Music Hall Of Fame Presented By Comfort Dental
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental, will host its next induction concert "Jazz Masters and Beyond" Tuesday, November 28, at Paramount Theatre honoring world class musicians who have tremendous ties to the state.
The evening features performances from some members of the ...
Nashville Jazz Crusader Rahsaan Barber's 3rd CD As A Leader, "The Music In The Night," Set For November 3 Release
Saxophonist/composer Rahsaan Barber, a mainstay of Nashville's vibrant jazz scene, featured cutting-edge originals on his first two albums for his Jazz Music City label. On his new CD, "The Music in the Night," Barber highlights his gifts as an interpreter of familiar standards by Rodgers & Hart, Stevie ...
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong's Beloved Musical Partnership Celebrated In New 4CD Set, "Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings," Out November 10, 2017
By the time Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong collaborated on their first duet together, they were each already jazz giants. Fitzgerald was an acclaimed solo artist for Decca with many hits and more than 200 songs under her young belt, first with the Chick Webb Orchestra and then as leader of her ...
Crossing Chinese Opera With Jazz Is A Musical Dialogue Across Time And Space With The Golden Jazz' Premiering In The USA
Crossing Chinese Opera with Jazz is an innovative cultural project which is produced by Zhuhai Golden Jazz Cultural Industry Management Co., Ltd. Through adapting and arranging classic Chinese opera excerpts in the manner of jazz music, the two independent music forms have been blended harmoniously ...
Vocalist, Grace "Gigi" Smitherman Debuting Her Original Single "This Doesn't Feel Like Love"
Formally known as "Gigi" - "The lady with the fan" for she always has a beautiful handmade fan adorning her performances. Her female fans are known as her "fanistas". Her cool, sensual singing style is geared toward the 'senior set' as her performances are reminiscent of days gone by when jazz standards ...
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band Celebrate A 20 Year Musical Bond With "Body And Shadow" Out November 10, 2017
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band marks its 20th anniversary with the release of their sublime fifth album, Body and Shadow, a succinct nine-track meditation on lightness/darkness that arrives like a balm for the soul, ebbing and flowing with grace, subtlety and no shortness of beauty. The album will ...
Bostonian Guitarist, Piper Transcends With His Newest Album, Continuing The Acid Jazz Lineage
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 ...
Vinyl Release: The Beautiful Day - Kurt Elling Sings Christmas Available October 13th From Music On Viny
Grammy Award-winning artist Kurt Elling has released his acclaimed new album, The Beautiful Day, on vinyl and is available in stores October 13, 2017. It also features the vinyl only bonus track "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" featuring The Swingles.
When Kurt Elling embraced the meaning and spirit ...
Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah Premieres "Thee Cypher" At Mass Appeal
Grammy nominated trumpeter, composer, and producer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah will release the third installment of a trio of albums commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recordings. Collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, the final album in the series The Emancipation Procrastination ...
Fred Astaire's Greatest Jazz Recording, "The Astaire Story," Returns As Deluxe 2CD Set For 65th Anniversary On October 20, 2017
In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed up with the brilliant pianist Oscar Peterson and an all-star jazz sextet to record jazz versions of many of the songs that he helped introduce and make famous in the 1930s and '40s. The original program, The Astaire Story, was an innovative ...
Famed Jazz Pianist Donald Ryan And His Son Barron Ryan Embark On Tour
Father and son duo Donald and Barron Ryan will embark on a series of shows together beginning with two performances in Enid, Oklahoma on October 21 and 22.
Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into an enthralling concert experience. From Rachmaninoff ...
Saxophonist Justin Young's "Blue Soul" Powered By "High Definition"
Justin Young is hungry. The energetic and enthusiastic saxophonist is all about hustle and hard work. For over a decade, he's put out quality soul-jazz albums, but his forthcoming disc, "Blue Soul," captures an artist hitting his stride on the cusp of a major breakthrough. Mining his Detroit roots, ...
Jazz Great, Former Oscar Peterson Drummer Alvin Queen, Denied Entry Into USA
Mr. Queen, the former drummer for Oscar Peterson, whose career includes memorable collaborations with a veritable who's who of music royalty, including Nina Simone, Horace Silver, George Benson, Ruth Brown, Buddy DeFranco, Wynton Marsalis, Billy Taylor, Wild Bill Davis, George Coleman, George Braith, ...
John Coltrane's Music And Life Explored And Honored In 'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary'
On November 17, respected filmmaker John Scheinfeld's acclaimed feature documentary film, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, will be released by UMe on DVD and Blu-ray with exclusive bonus features. On the same date, Verve/UMe will release the film's vital audio companion - Chasing Trane: ...
Yamaha Lends Its Musical Family A Hand At The 60th Monterey Jazz Festival-Onstage And Behind The Scenes
In its 41st year as part of Jazz's longest continuously running gathering, Yamaha was on hand to support its musical family in ways large and small.
Kenny Barron (piano); Kiyoshi Kitagawa (bass); Sean Jones (trumpet); Roy Hargrove (trumpet) and Justin Falkner (drums) performing at this year's Monterey ...
Jazz Star Frank McComb Headlines Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation's Inaugural Hill Fest
The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation launches the inaugural Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation Hill Fest in Washington, D.C. starting on Wednesday October 4, running through October 7.
Jazz star Frank McComb headlines the festival's concert, along with five other national and local acts. The concert will ...
Spencer Proffer And The Blue Train Partner On An Unprecedented South African Celebration Of John Coltrane
Music and media producer Spencer Proffer and Africa's Leading Luxury Train, The Blue Train, announced a partnership of a unique experience to celebrate John Coltrane and South African jazz music, through the South African private screening of the acclaimed John Coltrane feature documentary, Chasing ...
Park West Gallery Supports The Arts With Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Park West Gallery is sponsoring the Amelia Island Jazz Festival for its fourth consecutive year as part of its mission to encourage an appreciation of the arts. The gallery's non-profit organization, the Park West Foundation, is contributing $15,000 to the festival.
"We are delighted to be a four-year ...
Deana Martin In "Deana Sings Dino" Celebrating Dean Martin's 100th Birthday At The Jazz Corner, October 6th & 7th
Join me at The Jazz Corner for a ring-a-ding party!
It's Dean's birthday but the gifts are all yours as Deana Martin performs hot new arrangements of time honored classics from Dino's songbook: That's Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody, Memories Are Made Of This and more, along with songs made famous ...
Author & Jazz Composer Releases Children's Book With Jazz Suite
Toni Jannotta's life as a performer came very early as often happens with little girls. She started dancing at the age of 4, and never stopped. At the age of 9, she found the violin and at 14, fell in love with acting. Her first "gig" was as a chorus dancer in a production of South Pacific at the ...
Crooner George A. Santino Drops "Bring Back The Songs"
It's been awhile since singers like Frank Sinatra reigned supreme in the mainstream, but thanks to artists like George A. Santino that smooth sound is still as prevalent as ever. Especially with his new single, "Bring Back the Songs."
After taking a year off to promote his book, Get Back Up: From ...