Inside Outsider David Garfield Seizes The Opportunity To Create "Outside The Box"
Four decades into an accomplished career that has seen him record and tour with many of the brightest stars in the contemporary jazz, R&B and pop galaxies as well as front his own bands and solo albums, keyboardist-songwriter-producer-arranger David Garfield still feels like an outsider.
"All my ...
Mindi Abair Launches Timely 'Pretty Good For A Girl' Initiative, Shifting The Belittling Language Into A Term Of Empowerment For Women
Two-time Grammy nominated singer/saxophonist Mindi Abair has launched a timely initiative to celebrate the power of women, shifting the condescending language 'pretty good for a girl' into a rallying cry.
Abair is accustomed to taking a leadership role, both in terms of her remarkable career as ...
It's (Eric) Valentine's Day: Urban-Jazz Multi-Instrumentalist Rides "Velvet Groove" Into The Billboard Top 3
Valentine's Day has deeper meaning this year for Eric Valentine, who released his long-in-the-works labor of love, "Velvet Groove," on Wednesday. The Matcha Entertainment collection of soul-soaked urban grooves and sophisticated contemporary jazz sounds is the first release from the drummer-multi-instrumentalist-songwriter-producer's ...
Brian Culbertson Delivers His Valentine With "Love"
Contemporary jazz-R&B funkster Brian Culbertson has had love on his mind essentially since last Valentine's Day. Inspired by the occasion of his twentieth wedding anniversary last fall, the keyboardist began writing thirteen new songs about a year ago dedicated to his wife, Michelle, which make up his ...
The Lost Brothers Continue To Treat Us After 10 Years With Eloquent New Single
"The Lost Brothers harmonies are to die for, as near as a duo have got to the mastery of The Everlys and The Louvin Brothers' tender close harmony singing that I've heard anywhere near these shores." Richard Hawley
There is something special about two musicians in unison. Solo artists bear the ...
New York Jazz Workshop® 10th Anniversary Celebrations
The New York Jazz Workshop® is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 16 music programs and jazz camps for young adults and older musicians in New York City this summer.
The program will launch with Marc Mommaas, the co-founder of the school who will be conducting the Summer Intensive in Jazz Improvisation ...
Gregory Porter Releases Spotify Singles Feat. "Blackbird" & "L-O-V-E"
Gregory Porter gives his fans a special Valentine's Day gift today with the release of a sublime Spotify Singles featuring the 2-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist's soulful and uplifting version of The Beatles classic "Blackbird," as well as a spirited take on the Nat King Cole favorite "L-O-V-E," which ...
Jazz Pianist Ricardo Bacelar Crafts A Masterful Celebration Of Latin American Music From A Brazilian Perspective
Last July, pianist-composer-arranger Ricardo Bacelar jetted from his home in Brazil to Miami, the place he calls "the center of Latin music in the world," where he gathered an ensemble of Latin American musicians to honor the roots of Brazilian music while incorporating each musician's unique culture ...
From Turin Italy - The Black City Family Band Lays Down New Tracks
When something is hot music fans will take note and this team of musicians is red hot. Whether they are performing in their home town of Rivoli or they are booked to be out on the road by booking agent Stefania Cilli this quartet has got it working. They've just added fourteen new songs to their repertoire ...
Teri Roiger & John Menegon: The Music Of Duke Ellington, Thursday, 2-15 At 7:30, Admission Is Gratis, St. Peter's Church, NYC
Teri and John have been collaborating musically for over 25 years,and have been sharing their knowledge and inspiration with their many students at the State University of New York (SUNY) in New Paltz (NY), Williams College (MA), and Bard College (NY). They have performed and taught master classes ...
Award Winning Gospel Saxophonist Angella Christie Charts Billboard With "Intimate Conversations"
Stellar Award winner, Smooth Jazz and Dove Award nominated Saxophonist Angella Christie, lands coveted rankings on two Billboard Charts - Gospel and Contemporary Jazz. "Intimate Conversations," Christie's long-awaited new release and ninth album captures her posing as a mesmerizing musical conversationalist ...
Trumpeter And Big Band Leader Bill Warfield Pays Tribute To His Late Mentor And Friend, The Trumpeter Lew Soloff, On "For Lew," To Be Released March 9
Lew was such a warm, supportive human being. I wanted to sound like him. I wanted to be like him. But he was the guy who got me to take my writing seriously.
Bill Warfield's career as a trumpeter was launched the moment he heard Lew Soloff's immortal solo on the Blood, Sweat & Tears hit "Spinning ...
Step Into The Mesmerising World Of Whiskey Moon Face
Welcome to the world of Whiskey Moon Face. It's a beautiful world of times gone by but with its feet firmly set in the here and now.
Louisa and Ewan lived together with a group of people at The George, a 150 year old Victorian east London pub that by night opened as a music venue. Ewan started to ...
Andrew Gould - First Things First - Outside In Music
Native New Yorker, saxophonist and composer Andrew Gould has established himself as one of the most in demand players on the NYC music scene.
He has performed with James Moody, Benny Golson, Wallace Roney, Jon Faddis, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mambo Legends Orchestra, David Weiss, Ray Vega, ...
Vapeism Releases Debut Album "Vaped Out Vol. 1"
The songs always take you on a journey and, the next thing you know, you're not thinking about music anymore, you're thinking about the trip that you're taking, riding on the waves that these guys create. -Dave Darlington (Grammy Winning Engineer)
If there is a parallel universe out there where all ...
Jazz Holdouts Holding Out Until "Morning"
From night until morning, Jazz Holdouts frontmen Alan Palanker and Lou Cortelezzi have been toiling away in the studio diligently conceiving ultramodern electronic soundscapes to pair with their enticing keyboard and saxophone melodies. Last summer, they came up with a sensual blend of throbbing house ...
Introducing The Golgis' Mr Fisher
This debut single from the band is a quintessentially English slice of quirky Jazz Folk replete with saxophone solo and melody horn parts. The song is an infectious and accessible introduction to the band's sound ahead of the release of their album, which is slated for release in early summer.
Upcoming Soulful Singer Lina Nikol And Veteran Frank Mccomb Collaborate In A Sultry Confessional Track "All I Need", To Be Released On 9th Of February
It's always exciting to hear new voices and explore new talent especially when the virtuoso singer, composer and pianist Frank McComb is on board. "All I need" is the first single from the upcoming album of Lina Nikol. If you like soulful runs and sassy vocals, don't hesitate to click play. The song, ...
Renowned Conductors To Lead The 2018 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles In Walt Disney World This November
The All-National Honor Ensembles consist of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed choir, jazz ensemble, and a guitar ensemble, the newest ensemble for ANHE 2018.
This year, five award-winning conductors will lead the National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) premier All-National Honor ...
Jazz Legend Charles Lloyd Celebrates His 80th Birthday In 2018 With Special Concerts, Festival Performances & A New Album
Jazz legend Charles Lloyd marks his 80 birthday on March 15, and will celebrate the milestone throughout 2018 with special concerts, residencies, festival performances, and the release of a new album for Blue Note Records this summer. The NEA Jazz Master enters his ninth decade at a creative peak in ...
Girlboss Debuts Boss Of The Week Elise Legrow's "Powerhouse" New Single
Girlboss has officially declared Elise LeGrow their Boss of the Week, commending the Canadian powerhouse's fearless mission of "re-imagining soulful classics for a new age." With a thunderous rasp and spellbinding style, Girlboss confirms Elise is "on the verge of a musical breakthrough," unveiling ...
An "Overture" Straight From The Harp
The dramatic opening immediately commands attention. Emerging from the lab with a preview of her upcoming summer album, urban jazz alchemist Mariea Antoinette returns on January 29 with the jubilant "Overture," the new single featuring her mystical harp pouring forth as a bubbly protagonist. The divine ...
Noa Fort - Sister Of Anat Fort - Steps Forth As A Leader With No World Between Us
Over the past few years, pianist/singer Noa Fort has been concretizing a remarkably terse, succinct, purposefully pensive sound that draws on her jazz background as well as western classical music and her own Israeli heritage. Fort sings in a bright, clear, expressive voice, backed by Zack Lober on ...
Kiki Sanchez Latin Jazz Ensemble At Arts Garage Feb 3
Saturday February 3, 8 PM: Arts Garage presents the Kiki Sanchez Latin Jazz Ensemble. Among the new generation of young Afro-Peruvian Jazz musicians that are emerging on the national Jazz scene is pianist Kiki Sanchez. Born in Lima Peru, Sanchez began playing piano at age 11. Later he moved to Miami, ...
Veronneau - Exploring Their 4th Album - Love & Surrender
Love & Surrender finds the band stretching out, evolving and exploring, with five new band compositions, alongside cherished classics by composers like Jimmy Webb and Serge Gainsbourg.
(Lynn), She's got a relaxed and easily delivered voice. She throws in a bit of exotica as she purrs in French ...
If The Extraordinary Composer/Guitarist Benji Kaplan Had Chosen The Cinema As His Art, He Would Undoubtedly Be Called An Auteur
If the extraordinary composer/guitarist Benji Kaplan had chosen the cinema as his art, he would undoubtedly be called an auteur - a creator whose vision fully encompasses every element of expression toward the ultimate goal. The true auteur fully understands the need for collaborators who have both ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...