Saxophonist Justin Young Pours His Heart And Detroit Soul Into "Blue Soul"
Several years in the making plus nearly a full year of paving the way for a successful release by issuing a trio of infectious singles throughout 2017, saxophonist Justin Young finally dropped his fourth album, "Blue Soul," on Friday. The JustnTime Records platter packs a two-fisted punch of potent ...
Cole Becomes A Diamond: Grammy Winner, Lilith Star Paula Cole Re-Emerges With A Stunning New Album And A Fresh Perspective
Turning 50 in April 2018, Paula Cole is reflective and grateful, back on tour in support of her acclaimed double-CD 'Ballads', and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album that put her on the map, 'This Fire'.
A grounded adult and a woman of substance, Grammy winner Cole is celebrating her re-emergence ...
Jazz Singer/Songwriter Karen Souza To Release Highly Anticipated New Album "Velvet Vault" December 1, 2017
Jazz singer/songwriter Karen Souza will be releasing her highly anticipated new album "Velvet Vault" on December 1, 2017! Featuring several jazz standards, "Velvet Vault" is a more mature and more subtle than Karen's previous efforts, and she truly feels is her best album to date.
Saya Karen, "'Velvet ...
Carolyn Lee Jones - Have You Met Miss Jones
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Carolyn Lee Jones, the vocalist, burst onto the Dallas Jazz scene in 2008. Though music was a large part of her formative years in Nebraska, she was lured to the big city of Dallas to pursue a career with luxury retailers. She happily traveled the world. Her love of music ...
Unreleased Ella Fitzgerald Live Album 'Εlla At Zardi's', Unearthed From Verve's Vaults 60+ Years Later In Celebration Of Jazz Legend's Centennial
Verve Records and UMe will close out their year-long celebration of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with the ultimate present for her 100th birthday - a completely unreleased live album. More than 60 years after it was recorded, Ella At Zardi's will finally be released on CD and digital on ...
Soulful Singer/Songwriter Arika Kane Releases Her New Single, The Classic 1960's Remake - "Love Makes A Woman"
BSE Recordings International chart-topping soulful singer and songwriter Arika Kane releases her new single, "Love Makes A Woman". Originally performed by the one and only Barbara Acklin, music lovers abroad will fall in love all over again, with this classic remake. "Love Makes A Woman" is available ...
Introducing "Blue Note Review" - A New Biannual Limited Edition Boxset Subscription Series
Blue Note Records introduces Blue Note Review: Volume One - Peace, Love & Fishing, the inaugural edition of a stunning new biannual, limited edition, luxury boxset subscription series that encapsulates the storied past and auspicious future of the legendary jazz label. The beautifully curated collector's ...
Brian Culbertson To Celebrate Love With A Colorful Bouquet Of Romantic Music On Valentine's Day
They met for the first time when they were music majors at DePaul University. Flash forward, Michelle and Brian Culbertson celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary last month. With love, romance and his wife serving as his motivation, the soulful contemporary jazz hit-maker started writing material ...
Eric Byrd's Trio 8th Release Feat: Terell Stafford & Tim Warfield
The Eric Byrd Trio is proud to release their eighth recording— a collection of sacred music— with guest appearances by jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford and alto saxophonist Tim Warfield, entitled, Sacred Music Vol. 1: Saints Are Still Marching.
Featuring: Eric Byrd - Piano, Vocal; Bhagwan Khalsa ...
Cincinnati Jazz Hall Of Fame, Veteran Journeyman Pianist, Phil DeGreg Releases His 12th Album
Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame, Veteran Journeyman Pianist, Phil DeGreg releases his 12th CD. A Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies at CCM in the University of Cincinnati. A graduate of Yale and the University of North Texas, he toured with Woody Herman Orchestra, including Besides teaching at CCM, he ...
Veronica Swift Daughter Of Hod O'Brien & Stephanie Nakasian Legacy Jazz
Veronica Swift is the daughter of pianist Hod O'Brien, jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and Swift (her stage name), has a residency at Birdland every Saturday night, when not touring with Chris Botti or Vince Giordano. Including being a 2nd place winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition.
Zurich, Home To Dave Feusi Jazz Artist
I was fortunate recently to meet a man that is the living definition of jazz at its finest. I was on a press and radio tour with blues singer Evelyn Rubio in Europe and one of our scheduled meetings was in Zurich Switzerland. Well as a promoter I can't help but search out other major players within ...
Jazz Legends Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington And Stan Getz Celebrated With Five-Album Vinyl Box Sets Featuring Some Of Their Classic Records
There are many who would agree that classic jazz from the 1950s and '60s sounds best when played on the medium it was originally intended for - namely, the vinyl LP. With that in mind, UMe is proud to present three vinyl box sets via Verve Records focusing on key albums from three of jazz's biggest ...
Get In The Holiday Spirit With Herb Alpert's First Seasonal Record In Five Decades, 'The Christmas Wish'
Herb Alpert will cap off a remarkable 2017 with perhaps his finest moment of the year: a return to holiday music for the first time in five decades. 'The Christmas Wish' features Alpert and a stunning 77-piece symphony and choir lending fresh interpretations to more than a dozen holiday hits. 'The Christmas ...
Jean Louisa Kelly Presents A Personal Collection Of Songs From The American Standards And Musical Theater
Today, Michael B. Sutton, President of iMerica Entertainment, announced that stage and screen star Jean Louisa Kelly has just released an electrifying new single of the classic standard "Where or When." The overwhelming response to this single and sheer excitement it's created have demanded it be sent ...
Gregory Porter Announces His Carnegie Hall Debut; New Album "Nat King Cole & Me" Out Now!
2-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist Gregory Porter has released his stunning third Blue Note album, Nat King Cole & Me, a heartfelt dedication to his idol, the legendary singer and pianist Nat King Cole that finds Porter revisiting some of Cole's most cherished classics such as "Smile," "L-O-V-E," "Mona ...
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 ...