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Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas with Sound Prints to Release New Album “Scandal” on April 6th, 2018

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Stir Up Scandal
With their Free-Thinking Second Release by Their
Co-Led Quintet Sound Prints, Due Out
April 6, 2018 on Greenleaf Music
The perpetual schism in jazz circles, if you read the literature or simply monitor the social media debates, lies between those traditionalist torchbearers working doggedly to keep the music’s legacy alive, and the diehard avant-gardists intent on pushing ever forward into new, unexplored territory.

Sony Corp. & Blue Note Media Group Announces New Sponsorship Agreement

Sony Corporation and Blue Note Media Group
Announce Landmark Sponsorship
New Multi-Genre Music Venue
“Sony Hall” to Open in New York City Spring 2018
and Sponsorship of Annual Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City
NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2018 — Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and Blue Note Media Group (“Blue Note” / “BNMG”) – the sponsorship affiliate of Blue Note Entertainment Group, the organization that owns, operates, licenses, and/or programs 10 music venues worldwide including the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club – today announced a landmark strategic sponsorship agreement.

Elevation Worship to Release New Album “Elevation Collective” on Feb. 9th, 2018 feat Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Israel Houghton, Travis Greene, and More – LISTEN!

Elevation Worship to release new album under special collective project
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — What happens when you bring Elevation Worship, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Israel Houghton, Travis Greene, Tye Tribbett, Kierra Sheard, and The Walls Group together on an album?

R&B Duo Ruff Endz Returns with New Album “Soul Brothers” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

After their ‘Final Chapter,’ Ruff Endz returns in 2018 with Soul Brothers, continuing where they left off with their definitive old-school edgy brand of R&B
Sometimes when you think an artist decides to hang it up, a special event brings them back to reunite. The Baltimore based duo of David Chance and Dante Jordan (A.K.A. Ruff Endz) who last recorded The Final Chapter as a digital release in 2010, felt the need in musically responding to the injustice played out in the streets of their hometown.

Singer Akie Bermiss to Drop New Solo EP “#Basedonatruestory” on Jan. 23rd, 2018 | WATCH VIDEO!

Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Akie Bermiss Set to Release EP January 23, 2018
NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Music protégé and cutting-edge solo songwriter/singer/pianist Akie Bermiss will release his new solo EP on January 23, 2018. Entitled #basedonatruestory, this 4-song collection was produced by Mister Goldfinger aka Ray Angry (of The World-Famous Roots Crew).

Austin City Limits Presents Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock | Premieres Jan. 20th, 2018 on PBS | WATCH VIDEO!

Austin City Limits Presents a Dazzling Hour with the Legendary Herbie Hancock
Austin, TX—January 19, 2018—Austin City Limits (ACL) presents a series highlight: a career-spanning hour with one of the world’s most celebrated artists, jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in his first-ever appearance on the program. The new installment premieres Saturday, January 20 at 8pm CT/9pm ET as part of ACL’s Season 43.

Group SOULIVE to Release New EP “Cinematics, Vol. 1” on Feb. 23rd, 2018 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

First New Music In Six Years From Genre-Smashing Groove Masters
Debut Single & Video ‘KINGS MARCH” Out Now
Soulive has announced the release of ‘Cinematics, Vol. 1.’ The long-awaited EP—due February 23 on digital and vinyl formats via the trio’s own imprint Soulive Music—is the first new music in six years from the genre-smashing groove masters.

Jazz Guitarist Chris Standring to Release New Album “Sunlight” on March 23rd, 2018

Jazz guitarist Chris Standring basks in the positive glow of joyous “Sunlight”
STUDIO CITY (18 January 2018): Much like a prism refracts light into a colorful spectrum, guitarist Chris Standring’s “Sunlight” reflects rays of multihued jazz into a vibrant sonic palette of joy and positivity.