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Jazz guitarist Chris Standring New Release “Sunlight”

The March 23 album release, featuring appearances by Bob James and Mica Paris, will be preceded by the rousing radio single, “Love Street.” STUDIO CITY (18 January 2018): Much like a prism refracts light into a colorful spectrum, guitarist Chris Standring’s “Sunlight” reflects rays of multihued jazz into a vibrant sonic palette of joy and positivity. The Los Angeles-based, native Brit will drop his twelfth album on March 23 on the Ultimate Vibe Recordings label, marking the ...

Chick Corea New Album The Musician

CHICK COREA RELEASES THE MUSICIAN: NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM AND 3-DISC SET CHRONICLING HISTORIC BIRTHDAY CONCERTS WITH 10 DIFFERENT BANDS, 28 LEGENDARY MUSICIANS Landmark set available in deluxe hardcover edition on April 21, 2017; 3-CD and 3-LP editions to follow   Chick Corea first laid eyes on New York’s Greenwich Village in 1959, fresh from high school, with a head full of music that only he could have imagined. With this new release The Musician, recorded in the epicenter of ...

Elan Trotman New Album Electro Sax

Plugged In: Saxophonist Elan Trotman adds EDM beats to his Caribbean-jazz fusion The “Electro Sax” album is released as the tropical “Island Gal’” prepares to charm radio. BOSTON (24 April 2017): 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 ...

Blake Aaron New Single Vivid

Guitarist Blake Aaron is Sirius about making it a “VIVID” spring   The vivacious third single from the forthcoming “Color and Passion” album goes for radio adds on April 24.   ALISO VIEJO (11 April 2017): Guitarist Blake Aaron has been featured multiple times on SiriusXM over the past week as part of Jazz Appreciation Month just as his vibrant new single, “VIVID,” is preparing to bloom brightly. The third single issued in advance of his upcoming “Color and Passion” ...

Patti LaBelle New Single The Jazz In You

I have been waiting for some new Patti LaBelle.  The wait is over. With a jazz feel, no less. Patti LaBelle New Single The Jazz In You

Soil & “Pimp” Sessions continues their Death Jazz attack via “Black Track”

NEW YORK CITY (28 March 2017): Jazz won’t know what hit it. The artistic purveyors of a super intense, high-voltage brand of aggressive alternative jazz the band dubbed “Death Jazz,” Soil & “Pimp” Sessions returns to the U.S. marketplace on April 14 with the release of their tenth album, “Black Track,” which will be issued on the Red River Entertainment imprint with distribution via BFD/Sony RED. The six-piece Japanese outfit rips, roars and rages through twelve piping...

Patti Austin Show Dates 2017

If you are in the mood for some Patti Austin, you are in luck. She will be performing in select cities in the USA and also overseas through the year. Patti Austin has always been a favorite of mine, because I love the tone of her voice.  She is also a part of the Quincy Jones family, so her music has always been on point. In case you forgot, she sang It's The Falling In Love, a duet with Michael Jackson, which appeared on the Off The Wall album.  It was never a single, but it was one ...

Julia Fordham The Language of Love New Album

Julia Fordham uses “The Language of Love” to romance and seduce   The British singer-songwriter’s acoustic jazz album, due April 14, reimagines classic hits as standards.     LOS ANGELES (15 March 2017): According to singer-songwriter Julia Fordham, Ella Fitzgerald set the standard when it comes to tackling standards so she had to turn to other source material for her forthcoming collection, “The Language of Love,” which will receive its U.S. and European ...

Artist Profile Kim Tibbs

Over the years, we have seen a long list of U.K. based female vocalists have success in the United States.  Most recently, Adele, Leona Lewis, Joss Stone, and the late Amy Winehouse are names that immediately come to mind. Especially with the soul singers, the music has a distinct sound.  They rely heavily on live instrumentation, where you will notice that organs and horns make up the backbone of the sound. You know how I feel about those horns. Originally from the US, Kim Tibbs ...

Geoff Alpert New Album Open Your Heart

Trombonist Geoff Alpert has loved music all his life, studying the craft, learning several brass/valve instruments, playing in bands and composing songs. Inspired by the likes of jazz legend J.J. Johnson, rock band Chicago’s James Pankow, and fusion greats such as Wayne Henderson and Raul de Souza, Geoff studied music as a major at San Diego State University while supplementing his income gigging near and far. Yet he walked away from music for 30 years in the early `80s to be an ideal ...

Mitchell Coleman Jr. Album Release

The Jazz-Funk Fusion artist is out with some new music that will certainly make you move. Fans of slammin’ yet radio-ready, Jazz-Funk Fusion, will rejoice upon the discovery of bassist/composer Mitchell Coleman Jr.! Coleman, a disciple of the Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson and Marcus Miller schools of The Throwdown, is still in awe of the success of the 2015 release of his debut CD, Soul Searching. Soul Searching is described as a musical journey of self-exploration – which ...

Al Jarreau Passes Away at 76

FEBRUARY 12, 2017 – Al Jarreau, one of the world’s great singers and a song stylist who defied categorization for decades, died today in Los Angeles at the age of 76. The seven-time GRAMMY winner had recently announced his retirement from the entertainment business after being hospitalized for exhaustion. Jarreau had fought through respiratory and cardiac issues in recent years. “We feel very fortunate to have worked with Al, one of the most distinctive and extraordinary vocali...

Rick Braun 1st Single from Around The Horn

Trumpet Maestro Rick Braun Invites You To Take a Trip Around The Horn  & A Journey Into His Diverse Influences New CD Features Special Guests Peter White, Till Brönner, Lindsey Webster & John Stoddart & Draws Inspiration from Unexpected Sources including Africa, Brazil, Alicia Keyes, Coldplay, Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez "This album is a bit different for me in that it reflects some of what is going on in  R&B and pop music now. I really tried to ...