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March 2011

Two-Time Grammy Award Winner Diane Schuur To Release New Album, “The Gathering” on June 7th, 2011

Jazz Legend Diane Schuur signs with Vanguard Records New release The Gathering available on June 7th Features guest performances by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Larry Carlton, Mark Knopfler and Kirk Whalum

March 28, 2011 – Santa Monica, CA.  Two-time Grammy Award winner and one of contemporary jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur, has signed with Vanguard Records. She will be releasing her label debut, The Gathering, on June 7th. With a distinguished career that spans nearly three decades, Schuur’s new album is unique in both material and style, and features special guests Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler, Larry Carlton and Kirk Whalum.

The Gathering is a collection of 10 classic country songs, mostly written during the golden era of the 1960s, and is the first time Schuur has featured this genre of music.  On selections like Willie Nelson’s “Healing Hands of Time,” Roger Miller’s “When Two Worlds Collide,” Merle Haggard’s “Today I Started Loving You Again” and Tammy Wynette’s “Til I Can Make It on My Own,” Schuur’s great vocal versatility shines through. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Cuban Group Tiempo Libre Releases “My Secret Radio” on May 3rd, 2011

Cuban Music Group Tiempo Libre Celebrates the Thrill of American Radio in New Timba Album, My Secret Radio


Available May 3, 2011

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — SONY MASTERWORKS announces the new album My Secret Radio by three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre, available May 3, 2011.  Featuring the group’s signature timba music – an intense, sophisticated mix of Latin jazz and danceable Afro-Cuban rhythms – My Secret Radio conjures the seven musicians’ teenage years in Havana
when they secretly listened to forbidden American music. Through lyrics
which capture both sides of the immigrant experience – from the secret
radio sessions which fueled dreams of life in America to the
perplexities of starting life in a new country – Tiempo Libre pays
tribute to magic of American radio and the profound influence it had on
their lives and music.  The project reunites Tiempo Libre’s founder, Jorge Gomez, with the legendary Cuban songstress Albita and includes a guest vocal by Rachelle Fleming.  My Secret Radio was produced by Jorge Gomez and Juan Cristobal Losada at Sonic Projects Studios@peermusic in Miami. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Kindred the Family Soul To Release New Album, “The Great Recession” in Spring 2011 | Releases New Single, “U Got Love”

Soul Spotlight goes to Kindred the Family Soul

VH1 Soul powers debut of “U Got Love” featuring
special guest Snoop Dogg with airing of new music video once an hour.
Hometown radio heats up with feel good radio jam.

March 3, 2011 —
Soulful Hitmakers Kindred the Family Soul close out February with a
belated Valentine’s gift from VH1 Soul. The stars of the popular
web-series “Six Is It” are the Soul Spotlight Artist of the Week this
week with the broadcast premier of the video for “U Got Love” featuring
Snoop Dogg powering the week at one spin an hour, a minimum of 100
spins. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Guitarist Matt Marshak Comes Back with “Urban Folktales” on April 1st, 2011

Guitarist Matt Marshak Delivers New Project, “Urban Folktakes” on April 1st, 2011

There’s no denying Matt Marshak’s mastery of the contemporary jazz
format, as he lays down original, stylish guitar licks with shades of
the blues, rock, pop, soul and—of course—jazz. On April 1, 2011,
Marshak returns with his freshest and cohesive work to date with Urban Folktales (Nuance Music Group). It’s his sixth major release and bound to be on Top 10 lists.

“It’s my first theme record, one that sticks to the same vibe from top
to bottom,” says Marshak. “I really wanted to capture the essence of
the late-night city sound, an intangible vibe I’ve always been drawn

Marshak is known for his lively, fun and energetic live shows, and it’s on stage where he drew the inspiration for

Urban Folktales. He’d recently noticed that fans enthusiastically responded to the tune “Seduction” from his 2009 CD Family Funktion
(Nuance Music Group). “It has a combination of neo- soul, R&B,
jazz and funk,” he says. “People always ask about ‘Seduction’ after we
play it. They told me they really like the open-ended, airy sound
that’s at its essence.” To continue, please click “MORE”!

Simply Red’s ‘Farewell – Live In Concert At Sydney Opera House’ (CD/DVD) Coming May 17th, 2011

Simply Red’s ‘Farewell – Live In Concert At Sydney Opera House’ Marks the End of an Exceptional Career


New CD/DVD and Digital Audio Release Captures One of the Band’s Final Concerts

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In 2010, after 25 years of success, Mick Hucknall announced his decision to disband Simply Red and in 2011 took the band
on a final tour of the world – a celebration of all that they have
achieved, and a final farewell to the band’s many fans.  To mark the end
of Simply Red’s career, Capitol/EMI will release a concert album and
film of one of the band’s final and most spectacular gigs on this tour,
shot against the backdrop of the iconic 
Opera House.  Titled ‘Farewell – Live In Concert At Sydney Opera House,’ the concert will be released on CD/DVD on May 17; the audio will be available for digital download on the same date. 

beautifully filmed concert features the band performing a host of their
hits, spanning the length of their career, and is combined with an
exclusive, previously unseen interview with Mick Hucknall. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Irvin Mayfield to Release Book & CD, “A Love Letter To New Orleans” on April 26th, 2011

Grammy-Award Winning Jazz Musician, Irvin Mayfield Sends “A Love Letter To New Orleans”

multi-media coffee-table book and CD package chronicles Mayfield’s
artistic quest and development into one of America’s most promising
young jazz musicians. A Love Letter to New Orleans is also available as a

A Love Letter to New Orleans will be released nationally
through Amazon and select retailers on April 26, 2011. A series of local
book release parties will be held at the Tennessee Williams Literary
Festival on March 27 at The Palm Court Jazz Café in New Orleans and
April 20th and 30th at the Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse in New Orleans.

Orleans, Louisiana)—Irvin Mayfield and Basin Street Records announced
today the release of A Love Letter to New Orleans, a richly designed
coffee-table book and CD that provides an intimate glimpse into the
people, places and ideas that have shaped Mayfield’s musical evolution
into an internationally recognized Jazz artist. Anchored by a stunning
black and white cover photo of Mayfield by jazz photographer Herman
Leonard, A Love Letter to New Orleans begins with a foreword by
journalist Soledad O’Brien, who after her first interview with Mayfield,
is convinced that in her next life she wants to come back as a native
of New Orleans. To continue. please click “MORE”!

New CD by Chris Brown, “F.A.M.E.” Reaches #1 on Billboard 200

Chris Brown No. 1 With New Album “F.A.M.E.”



Singer/Songwriter Earns First Chart-Topping Album Debut on the Top 200

Latest Single “Look At Me Now” Continues No. 1 Reign At Urban Mainstream

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Chris Brown‘s fourth studio album F.A.M.E.
(Jive Records) debuts this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with total album sales of over 271K.
 The album has spawned three consecutive No. 1 singles and marks the
multi-platinum singer’s first No. 1 album on the Top 200 chart.  F.A.M.E. is the second highest-selling album of the year. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Upcoming Singer Terry Myrick Releases 2nd Project, “Show Me The Way”

Former Off-Broadway Stage Actor, Terry Myrick, Delivers Sophomore Gospel Release


Artist’s New CD Drops On Tuesday, April 5, 2011

(New York, NY) – March 29, 2011 – Terry Myrick has much to sing about in his new studio recording.  A veteran in the music industry, Myrick has a range that’s one of a kind.  Soaring from baritone to soprano, Terry Myrick has mastered his unique gift.  He has won the famed Apollo Amateur Night and had the opportunity to showcase his talents on Off-Broadway stages in musicals like “Mama, I Want To Sing” as well as in numerous churches.  He’s sung on stages with gospel greats like the late Bishop Walter Hawkins, Tramaine Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, Shirley Caesar and Commissioned.  It’s his amazing vocal talents that have gotten him there.  Now this incredibly gifted singer is releasing his sophomore CD, Show Me The Way, on April 5, 2011. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Boney James New CD “Contact” is Released Today!

by Boney James Releases “Contact” – Available Now! Good Morning to our traveling and reading T.U.M.S. Folks! Ready for another week of musical news and streaming videos? Well known urban jazz king Boney James releases his new effort today entitled, “Contact” for all of those who admire his sound to …

The Winners of The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards Has Been Announced

Lotus, Melissa Auf der Maur, Little Miss Higgins, Christopher Tin,
Pokey La Farge and The South City Three, Jackson Browne and David
Lindley Among The Winners Of The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards

Fan Online Voting Will Determine The 10th IMA Vox Pop Winners

29, 2011 – Flying Lotus, Melissa Auf der Maur, Pokey La Farge and The
South City Three, Little Miss Higgins, Christopher Tin, and Jackson
Browne and David Lindley
are among the diverse self-released and
independent label talent named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as
the Judge-determined Winners of The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for fans and bands.

The Winners in more than 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design
categories winnowed from thousands of submissions from around the globe,
were determined by a panel of 62 influential music industry pros
including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Seal, Aimee Mann, Ozzy Osbourne, Bettye LaVette, Jim Lauderdale, Arturo Sandoval, Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Pat McGuire (Filter Magazine) and Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter). To continue, please click “MORE”!