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Flutist Ragan Whiteside to Release New EP “Five Up Top” on Nov. 20th, 2020 | WATCH Official Video for Single “Reminiscing”!


 
No stopping soul-jazz flutist Ragan Whiteside
 
Her fifth collection, “Five Up Top,” drops Friday as she enjoys a Billboard Top 10 hit streak
 
ATLANTA (18 November 2020): Riding a hot streak of six consecutive Billboard Top 10 singles, soul-jazz flutist Ragan Whiteside will drop her new EP, “Five Up Top,” on Friday on the Randis Music label.

Jazz in Pink feat. Gail Jhonson to Release New Album “Joy!” on Oct. 30th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single “Keystroke”!


 
First Lady of Smooth Jazz Gail Jhonson
Presents Jazz In Pink’s Anticipated Shanachie Entertainment Debut Joy! Out October 30, 2020
 
Long-time Musical Director For Norman Brown Is Joined On New CD By
Labelmates & Special Guests Kim Waters, Marion Meadows & Paul Jackson Jr.
 
“Music has healing power, it can change your mood, put a smile on your face, or render up a dance move,” exclaims keyboardist and Jazz In Pink founder, Gail Jhonson.

Saxophonist George Coleman’s Live Recording “The George Coleman Quintet in Baltimore” to be Released on LP Nov. 27th – CD & Digitally on Dec 11th, 2020


 
Previously Unreleased Live Set By Tenor Sax Giant George Coleman Arrives as
Exclusive Record Store Day Package on November 27
 
One of jazz’s most powerful tenor saxophonists, George Coleman, is heard at his freewheeling, unfettered best on The George Coleman Quintet in Baltimore, a hitherto unheard live recording due from Reel to Real Recordings as an exclusive, limited-edition Record Store Day Black Friday LP release on November 27.

Nation Beat Releases New Album “The Royal Chase” | LISTEN to New Single “Big Chief”!


 
FORRÓ. FUNK. BRASS.
MEET THE NEXT INCARNATION
 
Nation Beat returns with a whole new plan…
and a fabulously funky, brash
new CD: The Royal Chase
 
The chase has been on for a longtime for drummer/percussionist extraordinaire Scott Kettner. With his collective Nation Beat, he has long explored the folkloric musical traditions of Brazil and Louisiana.

Butcher Brown to Release New Album “#KingButch” on Sept. 18th, 2020 | LISTEN to New Single “Cabbage”!


 
BUTCHER BROWN DELIVERS ALBUM #KINGBUTCH
ON SEPTEMBER 18
MAJOR LABEL DEBUT ON CONCORD JAZZ
 
Album Marks Career Breakthrough For Richmond, VA Powerhouse
Mix of Songs, Beats, Rhymes, and Grooves Foretells Jazz/Hip-Hop Future
 
#KingButch—hashtag proudly attached—is the title of Butcher Brown’s soon-to-be top-trending album, the eighth in the band’s up-from-the-roots legacy, and their first with Concord Records, on the Concord Jazz imprint.

Pianist/Producer Alfa Mist Reworks Eddie Henderson’s “Galaxy” | LISTEN!


 
ALFA MIST REWORKS EDDIE HENDERSON’S “GALAXY”
 
NEW SINGLE FROM BLUE NOTE RE:IMAGINED
A FORTHCOMING ALBUM OF CLASSIC BLUE NOTE TRACKS
RE-IMAGINED BY THE UK’S SHARPEST TALENTS
 
Jazz harmony meets alternative hip-hop and soul in the music of self-taught pianist and producer Alfa Mist.

Pianist Harold López-Nussa to Release New Album “Te Lo Dije” on Aug. 28th, 2020 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Pianist/Composer Harold López-Nussa Defies
Expectations and Captures the Soul of
Modern Cuba in His Vibrant New Album Te Lo Dije
AVAILABLE TOMORROW via Mack Avenue Records
 
Walk the streets of Havana on any day and you’ll hear the soul of Cuba: music pouring from private homes and bustling restaurants, windows rattling with the parties thrown inside, nightclubs pulsing with throngs of people dancing.

Trumpeter Chief Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah to Release New LIVE Album “AXIOM” on Aug. 28th, 2020 | LISTEN to “Sunrise in Beijing”!


 
Three-Time GRAMMY-Nominated
Chief Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
and His Septet to Release New Live Album AXIOM
on August 28th
 
August 20, 2020: Though it feels like a lifetime, March 10th, 2020 was only five short months ago. At that moment GRAMMY-nominated bandleader Chief Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was in a familiar place during an unfamiliar circumstance — about to play New York City’s famed Blue Note Jazz Club as COVID-19 uncertainty gripped the world.

Trumpet Great Eddie Henderson to Release New Album “Shuffle and Deal” on July 31st, 2020 | LISTEN to Title Track!


 
Trumpet Great Eddie Henderson Turns up a
Winning Hand with a Brilliant All-Star Quintet featuring
Kenny Barron, Donald Harrison, Gerald Cannon and Mike Clark
 
It’s never been wise to bet against Eddie Henderson. Not that the trumpet great is a gambling man, despite what the jackpot ride and shades-masked poker face on the cover of his invigorating new album, Shuffle and Deal, might imply. “I play War, but that’s about it,” Henderson jokes. “I’m not sophisticated enough for more than ‘high card wins.’”

Flutist Jef Kearns to Release New EP “Jazzy AF” on Aug. 28th, 2020 | WATCH VIDEO for Single “Nomadic”!


 
Flute wiz Jef Kearns dazzles again on his latest EP, Jazzy AF
 
In mastering the flute complete with its complex dynamics, Jef Kearns has pushed his chosen instrument into newer territories within the today’s R&B and hip-hop market.