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February 25, 2016

Cuban Pianist Axel Tosca’s Self-Titled Album Coming March 25th, 2016 Via ALFI Records

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ALFI Records Releases Eponymous Album by Pianist Axel Tosca
NEW YORK, NY, February 25, 2016 ­­- ALFI Records celebrates the release of “Axel Tosca,”a nine-track album of contemporary jazz with a global reach, composed and performed by Axel Tosca, the Cuban-born, New York-based piano virtuoso. Special guests on the album include Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums), James Genus (bass), Luisito Quintero (percussion) and Ron Blake (saxophone/flute). Release date: March 25; Pre-order date: February 26

Ben Tankard Takes Home 14th Career Stellar Award | Preps for New Book & 3rd Season of TV Show

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Jazz Artist BEN TANKARD Takes Home 14th Career Stellar Award For Instrumental CD of the Year!
Ben Tankard Prepares For Season 3 of THICKER THAN WATER: THE TANKARDS and
Nashville, TN — Gospel/Jazz instrumentalist Ben Tankard won his first Stellar Gospel Music Award as New Artist of The Year in 1989. With an incredible career span of three decades, the musical pioneer has earned the title of “Godfather of Gospel Jazz” and earned his fourteenth Stellar Award over the weekend in Las Vegas, NV. Tankard took home the honor for Best Instrumental CD of the Year for his FULL TANK 2.0 album.

Saxophonist Darren Rahn to Release Project “Sonic Boom” on March 4th, 2016

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Hitman Darren Rahn seeks maximum impact with “Sonic Boom”
The saxophonist’s fifth album, due March 4, will have an exclusive world premiere on February 27; dynamic first single, “D-Luxe,” explodes onto radio playlists.
DENVER (24 February 2016): Whether it’s with a devastating jazz-funk workout, nasty R&B groove, bellowing gospel soul call or an emotionally-intense melody, saxman Darren Rahn is hitting and hitting hard on “Sonic Boom,” his fifth album and first for Woodward Avenue Records, which is releasing the recording March 4.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Donn T Teams Up with Questlove for “Last Breath (Questlove Remix)”

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Video Brings Together Critically-Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter Donn T & Grammy-Winning Musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Singer-songwriter Donn T recently teamed up with her brother, Grammy winner Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson for a new video for the remix of her single “Last Breath“.

VP Records Announces Launch of New Partnership with ADA

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New Pact for Worldwide Digital Distribution &
U.S. and Canada for Physical Product Distribution
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 23, 2016: ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), has announced the launch of a global partnership with VP Records, the world’s largest reggae label, to include physical distribution in the U.S. and Canada, and worldwide digital distribution. ADA and VP Records joined forces in 2009, although the label’s relationship with Warner Music dates back to 2002. Previous successes include releases from Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton, Elephant Man, Sean Paul, Maxi Priest, Jah Cure and the Reggae Gold compilation series.