4-Time Grammy Winner Gordon Goodwin Allows His Jazz Band To Open Up On "An Elusive Man," Arriving September 9, 2016
Having amassed 20 Grammy nominations, four statues and three Emmy wins, Gordon Goodwin is the most decorated big band leader in the 21st century. After all six of his Big Phat Band albums have garnered Grammy nominations or wins, he’s not elusive about why he trimmed his large 18-piece ensemble for ...
Intimate New EP Ibrahim From The Great Divide
New-Zealand-born, London-based jazz artist Gerald Clark (aka The Great Divide) teams up with an eclectic line-up of musicians to bring this impressive and intimate new EP Ibrahim.
The EP’s three pensive and melancholy tracks each explore the feeling of being caught up between the ‘old world’ to ...
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Mosaic Artist Gregory Sipp Showcasing His Mosaic Art Of Legendary Jazz Artists
Gregory Sipp is a unique and tasteful portraiture mosaic artist who has captured the pure essence of a host of legendary jazz artists through his creative vision of mosaic art.
I feel that there is a message that jazz imparts that it allows for the sharing of learning life's lessons, our diversity, ...
Jazz Singer Audra 'Ms. Blu' Berger Adds #foreskinpride To Her Repertoire
From 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington to 'Bringing Foreskin Back' Today, She Wowed Crowds at NYC Pride 2016 with Foreskin-Friendly Messages. Now, She's Intact America's Intactivist of the Month for August 2016
The amazing Ms. Blu
I was born dark brown, perfect and beautiful, with no need ...
Robert Glasper Experiment Gets To Its Essence On "Artscience" Out 9/16
Robert Glasper Experiment has released "Find You," the powerful first single from the groundbreaking, GRAMMY-winning band's new album ArtScience (Blue Note). The eclectic album finds the Experiment getting down to its essence, with each of the band membersâ€”keyboardist Robert Glasper, saxophonist and ...
Multi Instrumentalist Blair Bryant Shines On Debut CD Gold For Innervision Records Friday, August 19
Lift Off," the lead track and latest single to Blair Bryant's first full length album and debut for Innervision Records titled Gold, is a dynamic start to a joyously melodic and grooving journey by an artist whose vibe and multitude of talents as a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has earned ...
Bay Area Artist/Producer Charles Xavier Presents Happy Note Records Sampler 2016 Compilation Album Showcasing Artists & Music From 20 Years Of Xman Releases
Charles Xavier, aka “The Xman,” is a visionary producer, composer, electronic musician and percussionist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a work ethic matched only by his creative madness, Xavier is releasing his sixth full-length album, Happy Note Records Sampler 2016, on October 14, 2016. ...
Jazz/Rock Trio Arjun Releases New Album 'Gravity'
Critically acclaimed guitar-driven instrumental rock / jazz trio ARJUN release their new album, Gravity (Pheromone Records), following the success of their chart-topping album Core. Gravity continues the artistic evolution of one of New York City's most exciting and original bands, featuring the masterful ...
Legendary American Jazz Pianist/Composer Erroll Garner Set To Release 'Ready Take One,' A Brand New Album Of 14 Unreleased Studio Performances On September 30, 2016
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Octave Music Licensing LLC, curators of American jazz legend Erroll Garner's archival recordings, announce the release of Garner's Ready Take One on Friday, September 30. Available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/Erroll_RTO_Amazon
Critically Acclaimed Jazz/Rock Fusion Trio Arjun Play Rockwood Music Hall To Celebrate The Release Of Their New Album 'Gravity'
Groove Jam Rock Trio ARJUN, will celebrate the release of their new album Gravity at New York's acclaimed music venue, Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, Auguest 11th, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. ARJUN will debut new songs form Gravity (Pheromone Records), the follow-up to their critically acclaimed and chart ...
Tony Bennett Celebrates His 90th Birthday!
Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90th birthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy, followed by a light display of the Italian and ...
Charm City Announces The First Baltimore Jazz Fest
Beautifully situated on a Chesapeake Bay tributary with tidal waters of the Patapsco River forming the Inner Harbor, the City of Baltimore is visually arresting. The Baltimore Jazz Alliance wants to bring public focus to the rich and enduring jazz scene showing that the city's soundscape is equally ...
19th Annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival Presents Internationally Acclaimed Jazz & Blues Lineup
HOT JAZZ, CUBAN, BLUES & ROCK!€” The 19th Annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is August 26, 27, 28 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA. Recognized by musicians, fans and critics as one of the best events of the summer it is "the largest festival of its kind in the Northwest" (ABC TV KATU 2, Portland, ...
Empire State Building And iHeartMedia To Honor 90 Years Of Iconic Music From Tony Bennett With Light Show And Art Exhibit
The Empire State Building events will take place in conjunction with a star-studded soiree at the celebrated Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, at which Lady Gaga will be "flipping the switch" to kick off Bennett's very own music-to-light show.
Designed by world-renowned lighting designer Marc ...
Ray Sonic Productions Presents "Where Is The Love?" Feat. Raymond Kevin Alford
Raymond Kevin Alford, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a powerful artist within the music industry. His sound is wide-ranging as he combines his love for ballads; from jazz, R&B to contemporary/traditional gospel. His musical influences include Donny Hathaway, Luther Vandross, Gladys Knight, Vanessa ...
Acclaimed Jazz-Fusion Group Project Grand Slam To Release Highly Anticipated New Album "The Queen's Carnival" On August 19, 2016
Project Grand Slam, the acclaimed jazz-rock fusion band led by bassist/composer Robert Miller, is excited to announce the second single from their upcoming full-length album, The Queen's Carnival. This single, "You Really Got Me", is a fresh take on The Kinks' classic, and features vocals by noted singer ...
Darren Barrett's Trumpet Vibes Pays Tribute To "The Music Of Amy Winehouse"
Trumpeter Darren Barrett, winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, was flipping through cable television channels while taking a break from a recording session when he stumbled upon a live concert by Amy Winehouse. He had heard the buzz about the unconventional British ...
Kiki Sanchez "Jazz Big Band Project"
The extraordinary producer, composer, arranger, and pianist Luis Enrique "Kiki" Sanchez has released "Too Many Notes," his latest single and the first track of the forthcoming "Kiki Sanchez Jazz Big Band Project", a project featuring his arrangements and compositions.
The underlying concept is ...
The Jazz Community Mourns The Loss Of Reade Street Records Musician And BMI Jazz Pioneer: Tenor And Baritone Saxophonist Charles Davis
Jazz musician Charles Davis, on tenor saxophone at Minton's Playhouse in Harlem.... plays with his usual lucidity, focus, and incisiveness, qualities that explain why he has been called upon by such a wide range of artists over his long career, from Billie Holiday and Ben Webster, to John Coltrane and ...
Future-Soul Beats Go Brazilian In The Bay Area
Brazilian fingerstyle guitar and melodic future-soul jazz, combine with surf rock and a hip-hop backbone beat as Getaway Dogs release the second single, “Excuses/Opinions” off of their album, Lost In The Ebb, due out August 19. All of these elements are mixed in with a resounding, sweet vocal presence ...
Neil C. Young Brings Trio Of Bass, Guitar And Drums In New Track 'Noo One'
The Yorkshire based Jazz influenced guitarist and song writer Neil C. Young releases a single track ‘Noo One’ which follows the success of his previous album ‘Encemble’.
The track seamlessly blends together bass guitars, drums and a jazz inspired guitar melody with crowd pleasing results, on this ...
Saxophonist Steve Cole's Entrancing "Mirage" Poised To Top The Billboard Chart
When saxman Steve Cole takes the stage Friday night at the Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival in Norfolk, Virginia, he will celebrate the release of his eighth album, “Turn It Up,” while on the precipice of adding another No. 1 Billboard single to his burgeoning catalogue of hits. The Artistry Music release ...
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Spoken Word/Jazz Ensemble Copus Blends Jazz And Classical Music With Spoken Word On Their Latest CD Release "Aspects"
Royal and I formed COPUS years ago with the idea of bridges - between words & music, between the university & the street, between ages & races, between classical & jazz. The word COPUS is an acronym for Creation Of Peace Under Stars ~ Wendy Loomis
COPUS is a spoken word/jazz ensemble that presents ...
James Lee Stanley "Alive At Last - In Philadelphia" Coming September 9, 2016
James Lee Stanley has long been known for his meticulous production, from his 20 solo albums to his celebrated All Wood and Stones releases with John Batdorf; All Wood and Doors with Cliff Eberhardt; the three duet albums with Peter Tork and the Two Man Band Two releases with Chicago genius Michael ...
Joe Lovano To Release 2005 Newport Jazz Festival Recording Featuring Hank Jones, George Mraz & Lewis Nash
On July 29, Joe Lovano will add the 25th album to his remarkable Blue Note catalog with the release of Classic! Live At Newport. The pre-order for the album launched today on iTunes along with the release of the lead track "Big Ben" which can be streamed on our exclusive Apple Music playlist Blue Note ...
Blue Note France Signs Fatima; Reissues Her Acclaimed 2014 Album "Yellow Memories"
Swedish-born, London-based singer-songwriter Fatima has signed to Blue Note France, and will soon begin recording her label debut which will be released globally in 2017. Blue Note has reissued her 2014 album Yellow Memories, making the acclaimed LP available today for download and streaming. Fatima's ...
American Quartet Forefront Wins Barbershop World Championship After Seven Years Chasing Gold
Hailing from Indiana, Indianapolis, and Kentucky, Barbershop quartet Forefront (Drew Wheaton, tenor; Kevin Hughes, lead; Brian O'Dell, bass; Aaron Hughes, bari) took home the Barbershop World Quartet gold medal on Sat., July 9, winning over 58 quartets from around the world in Saturday night's finals ...
Third Annual Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival Announces Schedule For Saturday, July 16
Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival has announced the full schedule for their third annual festival in Queens, where Armstrong famously resided for more than twenty years. Taking place at the historic Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, July 16, this daylong event will celebrate the life ...
Herb Alpert Catalogue Confirmed For World Wide Re-Issue: 25+ Albums Remastered And Available September 9, 2016
Following the hugely successful re-release of 'Whipped Cream & Other Delights' and 'Christmas Album' at the end of 2015, on September 9 2016, legendary musician HERB ALPERT will re-release 24 classic albums from his illustrious career on CD with a further four titles to be released on LP.
"Judy Garland Greatest Hits Live" Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Set For Release Via Amazon On Savoy Jazz Now!
Savoy Jazz is excited to announce the release of "Judy Garland Greatest Hits Live" on limited edition audiophile quality colored vinyl as part of Amazon's "Prime Day" sale today. This special reissue includes recordings taken from the legendary CBS Television series "The Judy Garland Show"â€”which ran ...