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April 2012

New Jazz Release: Bobby Broom | “Upper West Side Story” (Coming May 15th, 2012)

Bobby Broom - Upper West Side Story
 
New CD by Guitarist Bobby Broom’s Trio, “Upper West Side Story,” to Be Released by Origin Records May 15
 
Bobby Broom’s new CD, “Upper West Side Story, ” is the guitarist’s tenth album in as many years—the culmination of a golden period of prolific creativity and steady artistic growth. Five of those recordings have featured his jazz trio with bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Kobie Watkins, who’ve worked as a unit since 1997. Origin Records, Broom’s longtime label, will release the CD on May 15.

Saxophonist Boney James Joins the Theo Wanne Endorser Family

Boney James Joins the Theo Wanne Endorser Family

Theo Wanne™ is proud to announce a
new member to our family of Endorsers and supporters, Boney James. He
joins a renowned pantheon of the artists we are proud to call a part of
the family.

Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) April 30, 2012

Boney James is a widely renowned artist with twelve albums under his
belt – albums which have sold millions of copies worldwide. 2010
Billboard Magazine named him “The No. 3 Top Contemporary Jazz Artist of
the Decade,” and music critics consider him to be one of the most
influential jazz artists of his generation. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Dan Ackerman Releases New Jazz CD, “The Futurist” | Available NOW

Journalist Dan Ackerman mixes retro jazz, funk, rock, and bossa nova in his new music album, “The Futurist”

On his fourth album of eclectic,
original music, radio DJ turned technology journalist Dan Ackerman
explores Brazilian jazz, retro funk, and instrumental indie rock.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2012

The bossa-nova-tinged ‘The Futurist’
is the fourth album from former radio DJ turned journalist Dan
Ackerman. Inspired by his love for classic Brazilian jazz, from Antonio
Carlos Jobim to Sergio Mendes, the album lays bossa beats over indie
jazz rock, with plenty of Rhodes organs and slinky basslines. To continue, please click “MORE”!

American Idol Finalist Jermaine Jones Debuts New Single “I Apologize” on May 22nd, 2012

American Idol Finalist Jermaine Jones’ Debuts Single @Philly Concert


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | April/May 2012 | Dubbed the “gentle giant,” South Jersey native and former American Idol finalist Jermaine Jones will be personally thanking his supporters on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7pm at the 7165 Lounge located 7165 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.  The goal of his “Thankful” concert is to allow fans an opportunity to see him up close and personal in an intimate and live setting while releasing new music and giving back to the community that gave him so much love. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Reggae Star Sadiki to Release New Single “MAMA” on April 24th, 2012

SADIKI TO RELEASE NEW REGGAE SINGLE, TITLED ‘MAMA,’ ON ITUNES, PRODUCED BY KEMAR ‘FLAVA’ MCGREGOR



Jamaican reggae artist Sadiki is preparing to release a new roots single, titled “Mama,”  Tuesday, April 24, 2012, on iTunes.


Sadiki’s single, produced by Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor, is a heartfelt cultural ballad with a twist – it describes the family bond between an ailing mother and her son, but at the same time, the song offers a thoughtful commentary on the current state of Jamaican culture. The title, “Mama,” refers in part to the nation of Jamaica itself, and through a succession of sensitive and symbolic lyrics, the song pleads for Jamaican expatriates to regard, support and most importantly, to love their homeland, despite its many struggles. To continue, please click “MORE”!

“The Essential Mariah Carey” from Columbia Records | Coming May 8th, 2012

The Essential Mariah Carey Celebrates Her First Decade on Columbia, 1990-1999


 
 
28-track, 2-CD Collection Contains 14 #1 Hot 100 Hits, Plus Rare Remixes and Selected Album Tracks

NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Mariah Carey’s first decade of record-setting hit singles, remixes and fan-favorite album tracks are collected on THE ESSENTIAL MARIAH CAREY.  The 28 tracks on this double CD laid the foundation for five-time Grammy Award®-winner Mariah’s reign as the top-selling female recording artist in history with over 200 million albums, singles and videos sold worldwide. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Quartet Group SOUL TEMPO Signs with Taseis Music and WEA/WORD/ADA | New Album, “TRUST IN GOD” Coming Sept. 4th, 2012

Contemporary Quartet Group SOUL TEMPO Signs with Taseis Music and WEA/WORD/ADA Distribution



Connecticut’s Soul Tempo Gets Set For September Release

Hamden, CT — Contemporary Gospel quartet group SOUL TEMPO is a group of four talented men who are sound in a brotherhood of friendship and dedicated to the ministry of music.  Jerry Brunson, Tony Burnett, Kevin Mitchell and Phillip Mitchell are SOUL TEMPO.  These four gentlemen have been friends since childhood and began making music together in high school.  Now, over 25 years later, the group has a camaraderie that is stronger than ever, a vocal blend that is even more precise and immaculate, and is continuing in their fast track forward with a new project for release this fall. To continue, please click “MORE”!

New Jazz Release: Ralph Peterson | “The Duality Perspective” (Coming June 19th, 2012)

RALPH PETERSON CELEBRATES 50TH BIRTHDAY WITH RELEASE OF, THE DUALITY PERSPECTIVE, FEATURING NEW FO’TET AND SEXTET,  AVAILABLE JUNE 19TH ON ONYX MUSIC


 
SEXTET LINEUP: TRUMPETER SEAN JONES, SAXOPHONISTS TIA FULLER AND WALTER SMITH III, BASSIST LUQUES CURTIS
AND PIANIST ZACCAI CURTIS
 
PETERSON FEATURES MENTEEES FROM BERKLEE WITH NEW FO’TET: CLARINETIST FELIX PEIKLI, VIBRAPHONIST JOSPEPH DOUBLEDAY AND BASSIST ALEXANDER L.J. TOTH, ALONG WITH ORIGINAL MEMBER, MARIMBIST BRYAN CARROTT  

LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE STREAMING TRACKS FROM
THE DUALITY PERSPECTIVE


The painting by Edward LaRose that graces the cover of The Duality Perspective, drummer/composer Ralph Peterson’s new release and 16th as a leader, is a dynamic illustration of the album’s driving principles. The yin yang symbol in the background represents the balance between the two ensembles that appear on the record, the young, next-generation Fo’tet and the more established Sextet. To continue, please click “MORE”!