Saxophonist-Composer Benjamin Boone Collaborates With Accra-Based Ghana Jazz Collective On New Album "Joy," Due March 20
While on sabbatical in Ghana as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar during 2018-2019, California-based saxophonist-composer Benjamin Boone forged a relationship with the Ghana Jazz Collective that led to a weekly gig in Accra, touring under the auspices of the U.S. State Department, and finally to recording an ...
Schoolhouse Rock Singer Jack Sheldon Dies At 88
According to reports, Jack Sheldon, the iconic singer of Schoolhouse Rock's "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill," has died at age 88.
Sheldon was a Jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1931.
He's known for his association with the 1950s West Coast Jazz movement.
BlueWoods Releases Stunning Video For "Doin' Fine"
Kevin 'Blue" Woods, the leader of BlueWoods project is revered as one of American history's greatest composers and saxophonists, and last week, he dropped a stunning music video to a fabulous song "Doin' Fine."
The visuals feature talented singer Twanee who brightens the free and funky vibe.
Gina Kronstadt's Therapeutic Self-expression
Jazz singer-songwriter Gina Kronstadt was in a vulnerable head space. Saddled with the physical challenge of an eight-month recovery from multiple shoulder surgeries that could have spelled the end of her 43-year career as a first-call violinist, Kronstadt turned to writing as therapy, which provided ...
"Tony Bennett's Holiday Yule Log" Lights Up Youtube Today!
As the lyric of the famed "The Christmas Song" proclaims, "from kids from one to ninety-two," singer Tony Bennett has been celebrating the holiday season for 93 years and his heart-warming catalog of holiday recordings and original artwork are now featured on "Tony Bennett's Holiday Yule Log," launching ...
Grammy Winner Luciana Souza Announced At The Soraya's Jazz Club
The Soraya's intimate onstage Jazz Club welcomes GRAMMY Winner Luciana Souza for two nights performing songs from her critically acclaimed album, The Book of Longing. Inspired by the poetry of Leonard Cohen, Brazilian-American vocal jazz veteran Souza explores the theme of saudade, or yearning, in this ...
Special EFX Eager To Get Into Some All-Star "Hanky Panky" On Valentine's Day
Mainstay of the GRAMMY nominated collective that is Special EFX, guitarist Chieli Minucci has spent a lot of time on the road the last few years with a revolving lineup of celebrated musicians who bring the band's world jazz brand to life. When Minucci began writing the group's 21st album that he produced, ...
Arturo O'Farrill Presents Jazz Across The Americas: Argentina - A Tribute To Lalo Schifrin At Symphony Space
Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O'Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) continue their 18th Anniversary live performance season with Jazz Across The Americas: Argentina -- A Tribute To Lalo Schifrin at Symphony Space on Friday, January 17 & Saturday, ...
Anat Cohen Tentet Releases Its Eagerly Awaited Sophomore Album Triple Helix
Featuring three-movement clarinet concerto "Triple Helix" commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Symphony Center, written for Cohen by longtime collaborator Oded Lev-Ari
Plus works by Anat Cohen, Astor Piazzolla, Gene Roland
New heights for the Tentet include engagements at Zankel Hall, Chicago Symphony, ...
Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series To Continue In 2020
Blue Note Records has announced the continuation of the acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series in 2020. Launched in 2019 in honor of the label's 80th Anniversary, the Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from ...