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September 2016

Drummer Nate Smith to Release New Album “KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere” on Feb. 3rd, 2017

Drummer Nate Smith Chronicles His Own Black American Experience and Reality of the American Dream Through Deep-Rooted Grooves on Debut Album
Album Features Special Guests Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Lionel Loueke, Adam Rogers, and Gretchen Parlato
Nate Smith‘s visceral, instinctive, and deep-rooted style of drumming has already established him as a key piece in reinvigorating the international jazz scene, and now his rising career reaches a new benchmark with the release of his bandleader debut, KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere (February 3, 2017 via Ropeadope Records).

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Soul Jazz Singer Lindsey Webster to Release New Album “Back To Your Heart” on Nov. 4th, 2016

Rising Young Soul Jazz Singer/Songwriter Lindsey Webster
Scores First Vocal #1 on Contemporary Jazz Charts Since Sade
& Signs to Shanachie Entertainment
Webster’s New Single Just Debuted on SiriusXM’s Watercolors.
Growing up in an artist community, the daughter of loving hippie parents, in Woodstock NY, the allure of music was never far from Lindsey Webster.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Gia Jade Drops New Single “Bumpin’ on Sunset”

Jazz Recording Artist Gia Jade Breaks New Track on iHeartRadio
Gia Jade’s new contemporary jazz single made its iHeartRadio launch on 9/23 the night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival live in Las Vegas.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Sept. 24, 2016 – PRLog — Jazz recording artist Gia Jade‘s new track “Bumpin’ on Sunset” is now officially streaming on iHeartRadio. The track made its iHeartRadio launch beginning streaming on 9/23.

Music Legend Chris Jasper Releases New Single “You Are So Beautiful”

Former Isley Brother CHRIS JASPER Releases a Soul-Stirring Rendition of “You Are So Beautiful”
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Former Isley Brother CHRIS JASPER, famous for his soulful renditions of popular hits such as James Taylor’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” Todd Rundgren’s “Hello It’s Me,” and Seals & Croft’s “Summer Breeze,” has done it again with his soul-stirring arrangement of the Billy Preston classic “You Are So Beautiful” just released from his 14th solo album “Share With Me.”
NEW YORKSept. 26, 2016PRLogCHRIS JASPER, the driving creative force behind the music of the Isley Brothers (1973-1983) and Isley-Jasper-Isley (1984-1987), just released his 14th solo album … “Share With Me” …

The 18th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is Coming to Houston | Feb. 3rd, 2017

18th Annual NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (PRNewsFoto/Super Bowl Gospel Celebration)
Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Coming To Houston, Texas For Super Bowl LI On Friday, February 3, 2017
DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, February 3, 2017, the NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration (SBGC) will kick-off Super Bowl LI with its 18th Annual star-studded music jubilation at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.

Verve/UMe Releases 9 Classic Impulse! Records Albums in Honor of John Coltrane’s 90th Birthday

John Coltrane’s Iconic Impulse! Records Lifetime Recordings Remastered In High-Res Audio In Honor Of Jazz Legend’s 90th Birthday
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary saxophonist and composer John Coltrane would have been 90 today. To celebrate his legacy and incredible body of work, Verve/UMe is proud to announce today’s release of the high-resolution audio remasters of nine more of his classic Impulse! Records albums, continuing the label’s initiative to remaster every album Coltrane recorded in his lifetime for “The House That Trane Built” in a variety of high-fidelity formats.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Guitarist Marc Antoine Releases New Album “Laguna Beach”

International jazz guitarist Marc Antoine returns to health and California with a diverse outing at “Laguna Beach” with friends
The title track continues its chart-toping trajectory on the Billboard songs chart as the album is released Friday.
Laguna Beach, Calif. (23 September 2016): The four-year gap between albums for global guitarist Marc Antoine was spent fighting for his life and career as well as moving his family from their longtime home in Spain to the Southern California coast.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Gospel Songstress Christina Releases New Album “Just Believe”

Rising Gospel Songstress Christina Releases Freshman Album, Just Believe
Shreveport, Louisiana – September 23, 2016 – Gospel singer Christina has released her debut project, titled JUST BELIEVE, today. The 7-song project boasts contributions from Aaron Sledge (Mary Mary, Jessica Reedy), D Jamel Kimbrough (Todd Dulaney), and Darrel Walls of The Walls Group.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Macy Gray’s New Album “Stripped” Debut at #3 on Billboard’s Jazz Chart

Macy Gray Debuts at #3 on the Billboard Jazz Chart
Iconic Singer Returns to Her Roots for
Chesky Records Debut
Multi-platinum artist Macy Gray released her critically acclaimed jazz-infused album Stripped on September 9th via Chesky Records, a gorgeous stripped down record that debuted today at #3 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. The intimate offering was recorded live on high resolution audio in a decommissioned Brooklyn church around one binaural microphone and features new original songs, intriguing covers, and stunning new arrangements of her classic hits as she makes a return to her original jazz roots.

Nina Simone – Vinyl Remasters of Seven Classic Albums from Philips Years | Coming Sept. 30th 2016 via Verve/UMe

Nina Simone’s Historic Philips Years Celebrated with
Vinyl Remasters of Seven Classic Albums Including
Nina Simone in Concert, Wild is the Wind,
High Priestess of Soul
Available September 30 via Verve/UMe
From 1964 to 1967, the extraordinary Nina Simone released seven albums on Philips Records, further establishing her peerless artistic expression and singular voice. During this exceptional purple patch, she recorded some of her best and most important work of her career, much of it fuelled by the Civil Rights Movement and the turmoil of 1960s America.