Grammy-Nominated Singer, Drummer, Composer and Bandleader Jamison Ross Announces New Tour Dates
Whereas Jamison Ross’ GRAMMY®-nominated, vocal-heavy 2015 debut disc, Jamison shocked some listeners who knew him primarily as a drummer, especially after he won the 2012 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Drum Competition, his sophomore disc, All For One will surely solidify his reputation as one his generation’s brightest vocalists and drummers.
Original line-up of Minneapolis funk outfit fDeluxe (aka The Family) reunite in Twin Cities for the first time since 1985
Jerome Benton rejoins band for 2 Special Nights
January 25, 2018 – For the very first time in over 30 years all 5 original members of The Family (now known as fDeluxe) will reunite in Minneapolis on for 2 not to be missed shows at The Dakota on January 31, 2018.
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.
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.
SOULIVE Announces New EP ‘CINEMATICS, VOL. 1’
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.
Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Rhyon Brown Announced as Recipients of 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards
Performers to Include Doug E. Fresh, Keke Wyatt, Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow, Sir the Baptist, Arrested Development, Estelle
ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, will air exclusively on Bounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Contemporary Jazz Trumpeter Lin Rountree is Set to Release His New Album “Stronger Still” on Feb. 9th, 2018 – LISTEN to New Single “Pass The Groove”
Trumpeter Lin Rountree continues to make impact in the contemporary jazz spectrum with the release of his new album “Stronger Still,” arriving in stores Feb. 9th, 2018 via Trippin N’ Rhythm Records.
The Lao Tizer Band Set to Release
Songs From The Swinghouse,
Recorded Live at Conway Studios in Hollywood:
Available March 16, 2018 via Yse Records
With more than five years since their last release, The Lao Tizer Band has taken the time to grow in every aspect. An updated larger band is exploring some new methods on their upcoming CD/DVD combo, Songs From The Swinghouse: recorded live in just three days at Conway Studios in Hollywood, the band explores three cover tunes with vocalist, a first for the group, alongside original instrumental tracks, bringing them to new heights of excellence and exuberance.
GREGORY PORTER WILL MAKE HIS CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT
WITH VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT ON FEBRUARY 14, 2018
2-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist Gregory Porter has released his stunning third Blue Note album, Nat King Cole & Me, a heartfelt dedication to his idol, the legendary singer and pianist Nat King Cole that finds Porter revisiting some of Cole’s most cherished classics such as “Smile,” “L-O-V-E,” “Mona Lisa,” “Nature Boy,” and “The Christmas Song.”