March 20, 1936 – September 17, 2019
Influential Jazz Pianist and Educator Passes Away at Age 83
Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern died suddenly on Tuesday, September 17, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83. His death was announced on Thursday by his record label, Smoke Sessions Records.
Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark Releases His Sophomore Album Inner Visions Featuring Jeremy Pelt and Duane Eubanks on the European Jazz Tribes Label
New York-based, tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark will officially release his new album Inner Visions on September 20, 2019, on Holland’s Jazz Tribes label.
Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz
Collaborate to Honor and Extol the Great Charlie Parker
in Anticipation of His 100th Birthday
August 29, 2020 will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The celebration gets off to a jubilantly swinging start with an alto saxophone summit bringing together three of modern jazz’s most acclaimed voices: Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson and Gary Bartz.
Band Incognito to Release Highly Anticipated New Album “Tomorrow’s New Dream” on Nov. 8th, 2019, in celebration to their 40-year career
British acid jazz band Incognito release their new album ‘Tomorrow’s New Dream’ on November 8th 2019, and have announced a huge homecoming London show at Indigo at The O2 on December 4th 2019, marking an incredible 40 years since their formation.
Spyro Gyra taps vinyl for inspiration
Seminal contemporary jazz band mines a collection of vinyl classics for their first album in six years. “Vinyl Tap” drops October 11 with the first single, “Can’t Find My Way Home,” going for playlist adds September 23.
NEW YORK CITY (18 September 2019): Free of the tension of having to write great songs, the five members of Spyro Gyra were laughing and having fun in the recording studio.
Brian Culbertson tells “Winter Stories” in a jazz trio
“Morning Walk” went for playlist adds on Monday ahead of the October 4 album release.
CHICAGO (17 September 2019): Inspiration strikes artists even when on holiday break. As pianist Brian Culbertson strolled the frigid streets of Chicago last winter, he felt compelled to write music.
RELEASES MAJOR LABEL DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM
BEAUTIFUL VINYL HUNTER
Following on from the success of ASHLEY HENRY’s two latest singles “Between The Lines” and “The Mighty,” the genre-blurring UK pianist unveils his debut studio album BEAUTIFUL VINYL HUNTER, out now on Sony Music Masterworks.
Acclaimed Trumpeter, Keyboardist and Composer
Nicholas Payton Takes to the Stage of
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club for a Scintillating
Live Double-Disc Set: Relaxin’ With Nick
When Nicholas Payton enters the recording studio, he uses that environment to the full extent of its capabilities, as he’s abundantly revealed on a series of groundbreaking releases that showcase his gifts as a producer as well as his virtuosic trumpet playing and multi-instrumental versatility.
LEGENDARY PIANIST/COMPOSER CHICK COREA REUNITES WITH
FELLOW JAZZ GREATS CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE AND BRIAN BLADE FOR
THEIR SECOND COLLECTION OF VIRTUOSIC LIVE PERFORMANCES
For Immediate Release – When an iconic pianist like Chick Corea gets together with such modern masters as bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, perhaps it should come as no surprise that the music they create together is absolutely magical.
A “Mint” debut for R&B-jazz saxophonist Dante’
The first single, “Vibin’ Out,” written and produced by hitmaker Darren Rahn,
goes for playlist adds on September 9. Album drops October 4.
LOS ANGELES (3 September 2019): It’s common. You go to school and prepare for a certain career path, but somehow the focus shifts. Years can go by before you realize that you have veered off course.