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QWEST TV Announces December 15, 2017 Launch Date


 
QWEST TV
Founded by Music Legend Quincy Jones
Announces December 15, 2017 Launch Date
 
New York, NY – December 7, 2017 – Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms founded by music legend Quincy Jones in collaboration with French jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, announced today its official global launch date set for December 15, 2017. The announcement comes just two months following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in Fall 2017 that raised nearly $170,000 USD, nearly double the platform’s target goal.

Dr. Lonnie Smith to Release New Album “All In My Mind” on Jan. 12th, 2018


 
NEA JAZZ MASTER & HAMMOND B-3 ORGAN LEGEND
DR. LONNIE SMITH TO RELEASE SPIRITED LIVE TRIO ALBUM
ALL IN MY MIND JAN. 12 ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS
 
Hammond B-3 organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith has announced a January 12 release for All in My Mind, a spirited live trio album that the NEA Jazz Master recorded during his 75th birthday celebration at the Jazz Standard in New York City this past summer.

Drummer Mike Mitchell Emerges as Blaque Dynamite – Releases New Album “Killing Bugs” | LISTEN!


 
Drummer Mike Mitchell Reinvents Himself as
Blaque Dynamite, Encourages and Embraces the Unorthodox
on Hydra Rock/Hip-Hop/Jazz Debut Record Killing Bugs
 
In a world of constant repetition and formulaic goals, there stands one young man’s quest to exist however he wants, in any manner he deems fit. The mundanities of life hold back the true potential of this creative genius until he reinvents himself as a boundless force to be reckoned with: Blaque Dynamite.

Blue Note Records Introduces “Blue Note Review: Vol. 1 – Peace, Love & Fishing” Boxset | Available NOW


 
INTRODUCING
BLUE NOTE REVIEW
VOLUME ONE – PEACE, LOVE & FISHING
 
Blue Note Records introduces Blue Note Review: Volume One – Peace, Love & Fishing, the inaugural edition of a stunning new biannual, limited edition, luxury boxset subscription series that encapsulates the storied past and auspicious future of the legendary jazz label.

RVMK Records to Release “Two Beats, One Soul” – An Album Celebrating The Sounds of Cuba – on Jan. 19th, 2018


 
RVMK RECORDS ANNOUNCES, ‘TWO BEATS, ONE SOUL’
AN ALBUM CELEBRATING THE SOUNDS & ARTISTRY OF CUBA
OUT 19th JANUARY
 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY RAY CHEW & VIVIAN SCOTT CHEW — TO BE RELEASED 19TH January TWO BEATS, ONE SOUL DOCUMENTARY DIRECTED BY BILLIE WOODRUFF TO BE RELEASED IN SUPPORT OF FULL ALBUM
 
RVMK Records/Sony Music Latin is excited to announce the release of Two Beats, One Soul – a 13 track album showcasing the fusion of Cuban and American music.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Drummer Sonny Emory to Release New Album “Love Is The Greatest” on Oct. 10th, 2017


 
DRUMMER TO THE STARS WORLD RENOWNED MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST COMPOSER SONNY EMORY GROOVES SOLO WITH BAND CACHET ON
LOVE IS THE GREATEST
 
(ATLANTA, GA — August xx, 2017) –After decades of laying down the foundation and galvanizing the groove on tour and in the studio for legends like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Crusaders, Bruce Hornsby, Al Jarreau, Steely Dan and Bette Midler, drummer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Sonny Emory is on the greatest creative roll of his career,…

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Funk Band Phat Phunktion is Set to Release New Album “Live At The High Noon” on June 2nd, 2017


 
Award-Winning Nine-Piece Funk Band PHAT PHUNKTION To Release Fifth Album on June 2
 
Available Digitally, on CD, and Blu-ray, ‘Live at the High Noon’ Is the Group’s First Live Album. 75-Minute Concert Includes Exuberant Rendition of “Jupiter” by Earth Wind & Fire. Group Includes Oscar-Winning Arranger Tim Whalen.
 
MADISON, Wis. – April 17, 2017 – PRLog — As a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students who banded together in 1996, Phat Phunktion have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the United States and around the world.

Afrobeat Pioneer Tony Allen to Release New EP, “A Tribute to Art Blakey” on May 19th, 2017


 
AFROBEAT LEGEND TONY ALLEN PAYS TRIBUTE TO JAZZ LEGEND ART BLAKEY
WITH NEW EP TO BE RELEASED MAY 19 ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS
 
Blue Note Records has announced the May 19 digital release of Tony Allen’s new EP, A Tribute to Art Blakey. On the 4-track EP the legendary Nigerian drummer and Afrobeat pioneer best known for his work with Fela Kuti pays tribute to his longstanding idol, the American jazz drummer and Blue Note legend Art Blakey.

Legendary Soul Jazz Guitarist Melvin Sparks Album “Live at Nectar’s” Coming April 28th, 2017


 
The Legacy of Late Great Soul Jazz Guitarist MELVIN SPARKS
To Be Celebrated With Release of LIVE AT NECTAR’S
Due April 28th on ONE NOTE RECORDS
 
The legacy of legendary soul jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks will be celebrated on April 28, 2017 with the release of Live At Nectars on One Note Records. The recording, to be issued on digital formats, as well as limited edition vinyl, documents Melvin’s final band on December 30, 2010 just a few months before his passing in March 2011.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Latin-Tropical-Soul Band, 3D Rhythm of Life to Release New Album “Fantasy” in Summer 2017


 
ACCLAIMED LATIN-TROPICAL- SOUL BAND 3D RHYTHM OF LIFE RELEASES NEW ALBUM “FANTASY”
 
New York, NY – Acclaimed Latin-Tropical-Soul band, 3D Rhythm of Life led by drummer Michael Tate, announces the up and coming release of their new album, “Fantasy” (Summer 2017). This project details their multi-dimensional sound, a fusion of Latin and Afro-Caribbean grooves, blended with a variety of genres including Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Rock.