TROMBONE SHORTY SET TO RELEASE HIS
BLUE NOTE DEBUT PARKING LOT SYMPHONY ON APRIL 28;
Trombone Shorty has announced an April 28 release date for Parking Lot Symphony, his debut album for Blue Note Records. The album pre-order launched today along with the irrepressible first single “Here Come The Girls,” which is available now to download or stream.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “HERE COME THE GIRLS”!
Saxophone Maestra FOSTINA DIXON Blends Contemporary Jazz, Gospel, Funk and R&B on HERE WE GO AGAIN
Wilmington, DE: As a highly-regarded, in-demand composer, vocalist and jazz soloist who plays soprano, alto and baritone saxes, flute, and clarinet, Fostina Dixon has been honing her craft for decades as a guest soloist with Abbey Lincoln, Barry Harris, Earl May and the Big Apple Jazzwomen.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR “PRAYER OF JABEZ’!
Roots & A Revolution: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Turns A Page “So It Is”
NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced the release of their new album, So It Is, the septet’s second release featuring all-new original music, coming April 21 via Legacy Recordings. So It Is finds the classic PHJB sound invigorated by a number of fresh influences, not least among them the band’s 2015 life-changing trip to Cuba.
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Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Somi to Release Petite Afrique,
Inspired by the Fate of African Immigrants in Harlem
Featuring Special Guest Aloe Blacc
Pulsing with Harlem’s rhythms and sonic ambiance, Somi‘s Petite Afrique is an homage to her New York City upper Manhattan neighborhood, and one of the Meccas of the African diaspora.
Visionary Pianist Gerald Clayton Merges Streams of Life
into a Greater Body of Work with Tributary Tales
On his new record Tributary Tales, set to release April 21 on Motéma Music, pianist and composer Gerald Clayton traces paths of myriad streams — personal, experiential, intangible — that flow into one another, creating a musical narrative greater than the sum of his individual compositions.
Saxophonist Jimmy Greene Further Memorializes
the Life of Late Daughter with Groove-Filled Release,
Flowers — Beautiful Life, Volume 2
GRAMMY® Award-nominated saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jimmy Greene wrote and recorded an album three years ago that no parent should ever have to make — Beautiful Life celebrated the life of Ana Márquez-Greene, his 6-year-old daughter who was murdered along with 19 other children and six educators on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Jazz-Soul Ensemble E-Life 7 Feat Michael Pennick and Many Special Guests to Release Debut Album Miked Up
Buffalo, New York – Three 2 Go Music introduces E-Life 7 Featuring Michael Pennick (EL7) and their debut album Miked Up. EL7 unites some of Western NY’s finest musicians on this release, including Michael Pennick on bass, Rodney Spears & Charlie Crymes Jr. on keyboards, guitarist Ron Walker, and drummer and percussionist Tim Webb.
California Jazz Foundation Honors Educators And Jazz Icons Kenny Burrell And Gerald Wilson At Annual Give The Band A Hand Gala On April 8, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — California Jazz Foundation (CJF) will host its fifth annual Give the Band a Hand benefit dinner, concert and honors presentation on April 8, 2017. CJF founder and President, Edythe Bronston, had previously announced that guitarist Kenny Burrell is the recipient of the 2017 Nica Lifetime Achievement Award and the late Gerald Wilson, trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader, is the recipient of the CJF Heritage Award.
Pianist Christian Sands Manifests New Experiences Stretching Into Progressive New Territory on Mack Avenue Records Debut, REACH – Available April 21
With his debut Mack Avenue Records recording, REACH, singularly talented pianist and five-time Grammy® Award nominee Christian Sands is stretching into exciting progressive territory as he breaks new ground traversing from the straight-ahead zone into fresh-sounding music influenced by a range of styles, from Afro-Cuban rhythms to hip-hop beats to dirty blues with an edge.
Eddie Palmieri Announces First New Album Since 2006
*Grammy-Winning Music Icon Celebrates 80th Birthday With Release Of ‘Sabiduria’ featuring Donald Harrison Jr, Marcus Miller, Alfredo de la Fe, Joe Locke, Johnny Rivero, Ronnie Cuber and more*
Two Thousand Sixteen – A challenging year on planet Earth. We’ve honored many of our musical heroes, and reconsidered the value of music in our lives. The battles for justice and peace that have dominated the last 50 years have been brought to the forefront as we also question the values of our fast-moving world.