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Grammy-Nominated Singer/Drummer Jamison Ross Announces New Tour Dates 2018


 
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.

Funk Group fDeluxe Reunite in Minneapolis for 2 Shows on Jan. 31st, 2018 | Feat Jerome Benton, Jellybean Johnson & “St Paul” Peterson


 
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 Corp. & Blue Note Media Group Announces New Sponsorship Agreement

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 Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock | Premieres Jan. 20th, 2018 on PBS | WATCH VIDEO!


 
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.

Group SOULIVE to Release New EP “Cinematics, Vol. 1” on Feb. 23rd, 2018 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
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.

The 26th Annual 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards will Air Exclusively on Bounce on February 11th, 2018


 
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.

Trumpeter Lin Rountree to Release New Album “Stronger Still” on Feb. 9th, 2018 | LISTEN to New Single “Pass The Groove”


 
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 to Release New Live Album “Songs From The Swinghouse” on March 16th, 2018 – WATCH VIDEO! Announces Tour Dates 2018


 
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 to Make Carnegie Hall Concert Debut on Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14th, 2018 | Announces Tour Dates 2017-2018


 
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.”