March 20, 1936 – September 17, 2019
Influential Jazz Pianist and Educator Passes Away at Age 83
Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern died suddenly on Tuesday, September 17, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83. His death was announced on Thursday by his record label, Smoke Sessions Records.
Taylor McFerrin Releases Video for “Love and Distance”
From New Album Love’s Last Chance
US Tour Starts Next Week with Dates in LA, Oakland, Seattle, Portland, NYC, DC and Austin
Los Angeles-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ, and vocalist Taylor McFerrin released the video for his song “Love and Distance,” off of his new album Love’s Last Chance.
Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark Releases His Sophomore Album Inner Visions Featuring Jeremy Pelt and Duane Eubanks on the European Jazz Tribes Label
New York-based, tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark will officially release his new album Inner Visions on September 20, 2019, on Holland’s Jazz Tribes label.
RCA INSPIRATION RELEASES PROLOGUE III, THE NEW EP ALBUM FROM BET’S “SUNDAY BEST” WINNER MELVIN CRISPELL, III
NASHVILLE, TN (September 20, 2019) – RCA Inspiration launches the first new collection of music from Melvin Crispell, III – who won Season 9 of BET’s “Sunday Best” this year – with the release of the EP album Prologue III.
Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz
Collaborate to Honor and Extol the Great Charlie Parker
in Anticipation of His 100th Birthday
August 29, 2020 will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The celebration gets off to a jubilantly swinging start with an alto saxophone summit bringing together three of modern jazz’s most acclaimed voices: Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson and Gary Bartz.
Band Incognito to Release Highly Anticipated New Album “Tomorrow’s New Dream” on Nov. 8th, 2019, in celebration to their 40-year career
British acid jazz band Incognito release their new album ‘Tomorrow’s New Dream’ on November 8th 2019, and have announced a huge homecoming London show at Indigo at The O2 on December 4th 2019, marking an incredible 40 years since their formation.
Spyro Gyra taps vinyl for inspiration
Seminal contemporary jazz band mines a collection of vinyl classics for their first album in six years. “Vinyl Tap” drops October 11 with the first single, “Can’t Find My Way Home,” going for playlist adds September 23.
NEW YORK CITY (18 September 2019): Free of the tension of having to write great songs, the five members of Spyro Gyra were laughing and having fun in the recording studio.
Brian Culbertson tells “Winter Stories” in a jazz trio
“Morning Walk” went for playlist adds on Monday ahead of the October 4 album release.
CHICAGO (17 September 2019): Inspiration strikes artists even when on holiday break. As pianist Brian Culbertson strolled the frigid streets of Chicago last winter, he felt compelled to write music.