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Qwest TV Offering 30-Day Free Trial to New Users Throughout Quarantine Period


 
Qwest TV by Quincy Jones –
platform dedicated to jazz
and its affiliated music –
Offering 30-Day Free Trial to New Users Throughout Quarantine Period
 
Redeem with Promo Code “30DAYSFREE-USD”
 
Upcoming Livestreams with Taylor McFerrin,
Brian Jackson, Sheléa & more
 
To enable and encourage jazz and related music discovery during this challenging time, Qwest TV by Quincy Jones, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand platform dedicated to Jazz and Beyond, is offering new users one-month of free access to its platform and entire content catalog, available until further notice.

Blue Note Records to Release Never-Before-Released Album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – “Just Coolin'” on April 24th, 2020 | LISTEN to Single “Quick Trick!”


 
ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS: JUST COOLIN’
NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED 1959 STUDIO ALBUM
DUE OUT APRIL 24 ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS
 
On April 24, Blue Note Records will release Just Coolin’, a never-before-released studio album by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers that was recorded on March 8, 1959 in Rudy Van Gelder’s living room studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Marlon McClain to Release New EP “Funky Fridays, Vol. 1” on March 27th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single “Mac & Cheese!”


 
Funk and R&B giant, Marlon McClain, throws down Funky Fridays
 
We are more than well acquainted with the popular rally cry of relief, T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness It’s Friday). Apparently, Marlon McClain has decided to undertake this popular phrase with all seriousness.

Jazz Group Butcher Brown Releases New Single “Tidal Wave” – LISTEN! Announces New Tour for 2020


 
Butcher Brown Release New Single “Tidal Wave,” an innovative fusion of jazz and hip-hop
 
“A nod to the OGs Ronnie Laws and Black Moon. Our example of how Jazz and Rap come from the same soul.” – Butcher Brown
 
Straight out of the underground, a steady rumble is building and it’s called Butcher Brown. Pulsing from the nerve center of Jellowstone Studios in Richmond VA, Butcher Brown takes careful note of the history and legacy of jazz and throws caution to the wind with wanton abandon.

Mascot Label Group Announces New Funk Label, “The Funk Garage” | Bootsy Collins In Special Role


 
MASCOT LABEL GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW FUNK LABEL WITH
BOOTSY COLLINS IN A SPECIAL ROLE
 
The legendary Maceo Parker is the funk label’s first signing
 
(New York, New York) – Mascot Label Group, the leading music company known for rock, blues and metal, is adding a funk label to its expanding umbrella.

National Museum of African American Music Announces Grand Opening Date of Sept. 3rd, 2020


 
National Museum Of African American Music Announces Grand Opening Date Of September 3, 2020 – Advance Tickets Now Available!
 
First multi-genre Black music museum scheduled to open early September in ‘Music City’
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After more than 20 years in development, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is ready to open its doors to music lovers of all ages.

Sergio Mendes to Release New Album “In The Key of Joy” on Feb. 28th, 2020 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
BRAZILIAN LEGEND SERGIO MENDES SHARES NEW TRACK, CELEBRATES SIX MAGICAL DECADES OF MUSIC WITH HIS ADVENTUROUS NEW ALBUM IN THE KEY OF JOY
 
February 28, 2020 release on Concord Records features an all-star cast of special guests including Common, Cali y El Dandee, João Donato, Buddy, Sugar Joans, Joe Pizzulo, Gracinha Leporace, Hermeto Pascoal, Rogê, Guinga and Sheléa
 
For Immediate Release – One common thread weaves throughout the staggeringly diverse tapestry of music that producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes has created over his remarkable six-decade career: the spirit of joy.

Saxophonist Benjamin Boone Collaborates with Ghana Jazz Collective on New Album “Joy” | Coming March 20th, 2020


 
RICHMOND, CALIF. (PRWEB) JANUARY 09, 2020 – Saxophonist-composer Benjamin Boone’s “The Poetry of Jazz,” a visionary collaboration with U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, was praised in leading musical and literary publications.

Drummer/Producer Kassa Overall to Release New Album “I Think I’m Good” on Feb. 28th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single “I Know You See Me!”


 
Drummer-Producer-Emcee
KASSA OVERALL
Signs to Brownswood Recordings,
 
Seattle-raised, Brooklyn-residing Kassa Overall is a jazz musician, emcee, singer, producer, and drummer. His second, full-length album, I THINK I’M GOOD, is the work of an artist whose voice has ripened to its own hard-earned, provocative conclusions, erasing the need to talk about dissolving barriers between hip hop and jazz because he has begun a new conversation.

South African Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini Releases Debut Album “Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds” in 2020 | LISTEN to New Single!


 
INTRODUCING
NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI
 
VISIONARY SOUTH AFRICAN PIANIST & COMPOSER
TO RELEASE HIS BLUE NOTE DEBUT IN 2020
 
The visionary South African pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini is set to release his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds in 2020. Makhathini has released the album’s lead track “Yehlisan’uMoya” (Spirit Come Down)…