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Jazz (02/06/2017)
Paula Cole Reimagines Midcentury Music Of Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Bobbie Gentry, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald And More On 'Ballads' (August 11th/675 Records)
On August 11th, GRAMMY-winning artist and activist Paula Cole returns with her eighth studio album, 'Ballads,' a collection of soulful interpretations of American jazz, folk and country classics from the 1930's to the 60's. Self-produced and released through her own label, 675 Records, the twenty-song ...

Jazz (01/06/2017)
The Rolando Grooscors Sextet At Arts Garage June 24, 2017
Rolando Grooscors is a rare find on today's jazz scene: a unique voice that strengthens and expands the jazz idiom with sensitivity, clarity, and uncompromising integrity. Rolando's warm, expressive tones and impeccable phrasing have been delighting audiences wherever he goes. The two-time Grammy ...

Jazz (31/05/2017)
Julio Montalvo Comes To Arts Garage June16
"Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style" - ...

Jazz (30/05/2017)
Jazz Pianist/Composer Ramon Alexander With His CD 'Echoes From Louwskloof' Paying Homage To His Musical Forefathers Birthplace
Ramon Alexander was influenced by the brassy sounds of Moravian hymns and the surviving legacy of Khoisan music. On Echoes from Louwskloof, the obvious pride that the artist takes in his roots comes through quite strongly. "Echoes from Louwskloof" is a timeless legacy of one man's reflection on his ...

Jazz (29/05/2017)
Charles Lloyd Marks 10th Anniversary Of His New Quartet With "Passin' Thru" Out 7/14
On July 14, saxophonist, flutist, composer, and jazz mystic Charles Lloyd will release his latest Blue Note offering, Passin' Thru, a passionate live recording that marks the 10 anniversary of his acclaimed and enduring New Quartet featuring pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric ...

Jazz (26/05/2017)
Herb Alpert's Joyful + Transportive 'Music Vol. 1' Out July 28 (Herb Alpert Presents)
Joyful, romantic sounds that stir the soul: that's the overarching theme of Herb Alpert's 'Music Vol. 1,' the trumpeter and composers' new work out July 28 (via Herb Alpert Presents). Alpert's passion for timeless melodies takes the listener on a voyage that spans genres and generations with surprising ...

Jazz (22/05/2017)
Multi-Woodwind Instrumentalist, Mario Lamar Hunter And His Laid Back Jazz Ensemble: Powerful Jazz Winds
It is my desire that the music will blow powerful (but beautiful) jazz winds towards Jazz Musicians and Music Lovers across the globe, thus creating a force that is enjoyable and certain to be reckoned with." 'Mario Lamar Hunter and his Laid Back Jazz Ensemble: Powerful Jazz Winds project is a ...

Jazz (19/05/2017)
Elise Legrow Sings Chess Records Classics Like You've Never Heard Them On Debut Album 'Playing Chess'
On August 4, S-Curve Records/Awesome Music will release Elise LeGrow's debut album 'Playing Chess,' a collection of dramatically reimagined songs from the Chess Records catalog. Produced by soul legend Betty Wright, S-Curve Records founder Steve Greenberg, and studio wizard Michael Mangini - the Grammy-winning ...

Jazz (15/05/2017)
Matt Siffert (Eclectic Singer-Songwriter) To Release New EP In July 2017
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Siffert is set to release his new, self-produced EP, Gallatin, on July 21, 2017. Named after the street that runs through much of East Nashville, the EP features music that is challenging but accessible, with traces of alternative rock, folk, hip-hop, jazz, and ...

Jazz (12/05/2017)
Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire To Release Audacious Live Village Vanguard Double-Album 6/9
Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire has proven himself an artist of rare ability and wide-ranging aesthetic interests on his previous Blue Note albums When the Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) and the imagined savior is far easier to paint (2014). Now with the June 9 release of his expansive new ...

Jazz (11/05/2017)
New Release 'Inaugural Sound Clash' With Björkenheim, Sopko, James, Laswell, Yamaki
M.O.D. Technologies presents their Inaugural Sound Clash (For the 2 Americas) as a special one time only music encounter. Three guitarists, bass and drums, fire brand guitarist Raoul Bj顤kenheim from Finland, versatile guitarist Dominic James, based in upstate NYC, band leader for Angelique Kidjo, ...

Jazz (09/05/2017)
Fatherhood Has Put Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner In A Funky Mood
Delivering on his promise to "Evolve," the title of Jackiem Joyner's last soul-jazz album, the saxophonist became a father since his 2014 release, an elation-inducing experience that informs the music he wrote and produced for his new Artistry Music set, "Main Street Beat," due June 30. The first single ...

Jazz (09/05/2017)
Kenny G Surprises Delta Air Lines Employees At Delta Jet Drag Fundraiser Benefiting The American Cancer Society
Fighting cancer became a mission for flight attendant Jane Mitchell in 2015 when her daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer. On board a flight last month, she shared her story with a celebrity customer: saxophonist Kenny G, who serenaded passengers in her daughter's honor in a video that went viral. ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Nikka Costa Releases New Song Inspired By Long-Lost Original Sinatra Arrangement; New Album Out 6/2
American soul singer Nikka Costa returns with the eagerly awaited new album Nikka & Strings, Underneath and in Between due out on June 2nd via Metropolis Recordings. The album finds the celebrated soul, funk, and blues singer dipping her toes into a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Meklit Premieres New Video "I Want To Sing For Them All" With Vibe Magazine, New Album Out June 23, 2017
Ethiopian-American artist Meklit has shared a new video for her single "I Want to Sing For Them All". The jubilant video is currently streaming on who describes it as "a beautiful medley of lush and rich sounds from the African diaspora that inspired the song." The track also features Andrew ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Keyboardist/Composer Roy Powell Leads Mumpbeak On 'Tooth' - The Prog-Rock-Jazz Power Trio's Sophomore Outing
On their followup to their formidable self-titled debut on RareNoiseRecords in 2013, Mumpbeak again conjures up memories of vintage King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant and other prog-rock pioneers on Tooth. Led by the innovative keyboardist-composer and Oslo-based UK expatriate Roy Powell, ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist, Jim Altamore Gives A Sneak Peek At His New Single, "do Nothing Till You Hear From Me"
Every artist has their muse. Basie and Sinatra resonated with me from an early age. Their natural approach to making music inspired me to pursue my dream of becoming a singer. Jim's father always appreciated the true American music art form of jazz and swing. Jim was led on the right path early ...

Jazz (08/05/2017)
Cuong Vu 4Tet Feat. Bill Frisell Performs Music Of Michael Gibbs On Ballet (RareNoise)
On the heels of his acclaimed 2016 recording, Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny (Nonesuch Records), and his 2014 collaboration with electro-acoustic pianist-composer and Director of the School of Music at the University of Washington Richard Karpen on their Ellington-Strayhorn tribute That The Days Go ...

Jazz (05/05/2017)
The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big" On June 16, 2017
For many years, Brett Gold's artistic potential lay fallow as he abandoned early musical promise for success in the field of international and corporate tax law. But 25 years into his legal career, he changed course and reconnected with his musical muse, culminating in the June 16 release of "Dreaming ...

Jazz (04/05/2017)
Blue Note At Sea Sets Sail In 2018 With An Incredible Line-up Featuring 4 Nea Jazz Masters
2017 marked the initial sailing of Blue Note at Sea, a nautical musical collaboration between Blue Note Records, Blue Note Jazz Clubs and Entertainment Cruise Productions. Don Was, president of Blue Note Records and a three time Grammy winning producer has called this three-way production team "the ...

Jazz (03/05/2017)
Jack Gates - Bring The Flavors
Guitarist Jack Gates enjoys incorporating into his sound subtle musical stylistic traits, motifs and rhythms from around the world, which explains the title of his new album, Bring The Flavors. "Music can be like cooking where you add a variety of spices to come up with something new," he states. ...

Jazz (03/05/2017)
Jazz Pianist Ben Rosenblum Plays Mezzrow With Billy Hart & Curtis Lundy
Pianist Ben Rosenblum will perform music from his debut release Instead alongside a veteran rhythm section of jazz masters, including Curtis Lundy (Grammy-nominated bassist famous for his work with Betty Carter) and Billy Hart (legendary drummer with Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock) at Mezzrow ...

Jazz (02/05/2017)
International Jazz Day 2017 Worldwide Celebration Concludes With Extraordinary All-Star Global Concert, Hosted By Actor Will Smith, In Havana, Cuba
Following thousands of events taking place in over 190 countries, International Jazz Day 2017 culminated in a phenomenal concert streamed worldwide from Havana's historic Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. As the International Jazz Day 2017 Global Host City, the musically vibrant city of Havana ...

Jazz (29/04/2017)
Louis Hayes Makes His Blue Note Debut With May 26 Release Of Serenade For Horace, A Tribute To His Mentor & Friend Horace Silver
Legendary drummer Louis Hayes will make his Blue Note debut with the May 26th release of Serenade for Horace, a loving tribute to his mentor and friend, the great pianist, composer and bandleader Horace Silver. Hayes was 19 years old when he moved to New York City in 1956 and joined Silver's Quintet, ...

Jazz (28/04/2017)
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Multi-Instrumentalist Walter Chancellor With His New Single "Paradise"
Walter is a wellspring of inspiration to not only his collective audiences but to those up-and-comers that want to be immersed in the mechanics of todays technology platforms, yet receive the organic know-how of bringing the human element to one's music. Walter Chancellor is not only a multi-instrumentalist, ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
Trombone Shorty Announces Fall Headline Tour - New Single "No Good Time" Out Now
Trombone Shorty has released "No Good Time," the third single from Parking Lot Symphony, the Blue Note debut by the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews, which comes out this Friday, April 28. The shuffling, bluesy song was written by Troy and the album's producer ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
Art Pepper's 'West Coast Sessions!' Continue With Lee Konitz, Bill Watrous Duets, From Omnivore On June 30, 2017
Laurie Pepper, widow of legendary jazz alto saxophonist Art Pepper, explains the West Coast Sessions! concept best in her liner notes for a pair of expanded reissues coming on June 30, 2017 from Omnivore Recordings. The rollout will include Art Pepper Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 3: Lee Konitz ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
Bachot Muna Jazzes Up 2017 With His Soulful New Single 'A Muto 'The Woman''
On his new single 'A Muto,' Cameroonian Jazz impressario Bachot Muna brings soulful, sexy vibes to heat up your snow-filled February in a sumptuous mix of Afro Soul and Latin Jazz. Bachot's music is like nothing else in the charts at the moment and acts as an irresistibly catchy soundtrack to life's ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
New Location For Visual Jazz: Chor Boogie In La Jolla
Searching for some soulful illustrations? Monarch | Arredon Contemporary is honored to present Visual Jazz by San Diego County native Chor Boogie. The one-of-a-kind solo exhibition will feature over 20 original works on canvas, with an opening reception on Saturday April 29th 2017 from 5p to 8pm at ...

Jazz (25/04/2017)
Saxophonist Elan Trotman Adds Edm Beats To His Caribbean-Jazz Fusion
Saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his committed to wave the flag high for Caribbean music, but after releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles that made him a permanent fixture on radio playlists, the Barbados native is "shaking it up" by going electronic on "Electro ...

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