Marlon McClain Releases New Project “Funky Fridays Vol. II”
On Friday, August 5th, veteran acclaimed guitarist, songwriter, producer, artist manager, and entrepreneur Marlon McClain releases his new full length project “Funky Fridays Vol. II” which includes 3 collaborations featuring New York based MC and lyricist BD3..
CHICAGO-BASED GUITARIST STEVE KNIGHT RELEASES
STEVE KNIGHT’s journey from Olathe, KS to Chicago via Oklahoma, South Carolina, New York, and the Caribbean has been anything but linear or predictable. He’s now releasing his debut album, PERSISTENCE, a trio recording featuring seven of his originals as well as several compositions by other artists.
Percussionist and Composer JoVia Armstrong Wants Listeners to Look Inward on The Antidote Suite; A New Chapter in Afrofuturist Music.
Her First Recording is the debut of Nicole Mitchell’s new Black Earth Music Label and features Isaiah Sharkey (bass), Leslie DeShazor (Violin), Jeff Parker (guitar), and Mitchell (flute).
JoVia Armstrong’s new music builds on many classic and contemporary sounds and molds them into a dynamic of the moment presentation.
SOUTH AFRICAN PIANIST & COMPOSER NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI RETURNS
WITH LUMINOUS NEW BLUE NOTE ALBUM IN THE SPIRIT OF NTU OUT MAY 27
On May 27, the visionary South African pianist, composer, and healer Nduduzo Makhathini will release In the Spirit of Ntu, his milestone tenth studio album, his second album to be released on Blue Note Records in partnership with Universal Music Group Africa following Modes of Communication,…
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble Release New Album
Step Down via Colemine Records
Watch the Music Video For the Title Track
April 1, 2022: Today, The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble released their fourth full-length Step Down via Colemine Records. The new full-length follows the band’s 2019 LP Build Bridges, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart.
WANT SOME FUNK IN YOUR JAZZ?
Bassist Mitchell Coleman Jr. Simultaneously Kicks Instrumental Remix of 70s Funk Classic “Glide” PLUS Teases Sensual Collabo with Freda Payne
(March 30, 2022 / Los Angeles) Last year, modern Funk-Jazz bassist Mitchell Coleman, Jr. threw down the gauntlet by daring to rerecord the Funk classic “Glide,” originally recorded in 1979 by the Portland band Pleasure.
Chicago Soul Jazz Collective and Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist Dee Alexander Team Up on the Group’s Third Album, On the Way to Be Free
Available May 13 on JMarq Records
The name of this band tells you what you need to know about its purpose and history. Chicago, where Louis Armstrong moved to make his first records, is also the birthplace of gospel music, which gave rise to its secular cousin, soul; and few cities grooved harder to the post-bop soul-jazz revolution of the 1950s and ‘60s than Chicago.
Grammy-Award Winning Guitarist Eric Krasno Enlists Jazz Mafia For Funky Track About The Joy Of Losing Yourself
“Lost Myself” Is Featured On Krasno’s New Solo Album ‘Always,’
Out February 4th via Mascot Label Group
The idea of “losing yourself” may seem negative, but to Grammy-award winning guitarist Eric Krasno, the phrase has a deeper meaning. “It’s about losing your ego when you find someone who works for you,” he explains.