PIECES OF A DREAM HITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY & KEEPS IN STRIDE WITH EXHILARATING NEW CD JUST FUNKIN’ AROUND
LISTEN to Pieces Of A Dream’s New Single “Right Back Atcha'”
The story of Pieces Of A Dream is a tale of destiny and brotherhood. Picture three starry-eyed fanatical teen musicians who manage to get discovered by Mister Magic (Grover Washington, Jr.), become teen sensations and go on to join the pantheon of musical wonders from the “City Of Brotherly Love” that includes Gamble and Huff, Patti Labelle, McCoy Tyner, and The Roots.
AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE LEADS AUDACIOUS QUARTET ON
A RIFT IN DECORUM: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
EXPANSIVE DOUBLE-ALBUM OUT JUNE 9 DOCUMENTS
TRUMPETER’S MOMENTOUS WEEK AT JAZZ’S MOST HISTORIC CLUB
Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire has proven himself an artist of rare ability and wide-ranging aesthetic interests on his previous Blue Note albums When the Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) and the imagined savior is far easier to paint (2014).
After Long Planning, Japan’s “Eternal Idol”
Seiko Matsuda’s New Jazz Project Goes Into High Gear
With over forty music awards, a record of 24 consecutive number one single hits on Japan’s Oricon charts and several hits on the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart, Seiko Matsuda has been active internationally since 1980. Now, after six years of planning, Matsuda finally unveils her first jazz album Seiko Jazz (Available May 12 via Verve).
Jason Miles Will Release Kind of New 2: Blue is Paris on May 12
Legendary producer, keyboardist and composer Jason Miles‘ Kind of New 2: Blue is Paris, featuring ten interpretations of the titular piece which he composed after visiting Paris in the weeks immediately following the 2015 terror attacks, will be released on May 12 on Lightyear Entertainment, distributed worldwide through Caroline/Universal Music Group.
Ahmad Jamal Cements Role as Leading Force in Jazz with Love Letter to
Iconic City in Southern France, Marseille
The name Ahmad Jamal is synonymous with peerless talent, unmatched character, and a world-renowned career; and his highly anticipated upcoming album, Marseille, will continue to elevate his stature.
Fatherhood has put saxophonist
Jackiem Joyner in a funky mood
The spirited first single from the “Main Street Beat” album is named for his daughter, Trinity.
SHERMAN OAKS (8 May 2017): Delivering on his promise to “Evolve,” the title of Jackiem Joyner’s last soul-jazz album, the saxophonist became a father since his 2014 release, an elation-inducing experience that informs the music he wrote and produced for his new Artistry Music set, “Main Street Beat,” due June 30.
Plugged In: Saxophonist Elan Trotman adds EDM beats to his Caribbean-jazz fusion
BOSTON (24 April 2017): Saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his committed to wave the flag high for Caribbean music, but after releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles that made him a permanent fixture on radio playlists, the Barbados native is “shaking it up” by going electronic on “Electro Sax,” his seventh outing which was released last Friday (April 21) by Island Muzik Productions.
Trombone Shorty Announces Fall Headline Tour
Blue Note Debut Parking Lot Symphony Out This Friday 4/28
Trombone Shorty has released “No Good Time,” the third single from Parking Lot Symphony, the Blue Note debut by the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews, which comes out this Friday, April 28.
Flute And Vocal Maven
Has Some Treble Up Her Sleeve
Contemporary jazz’s most promising artist is set to release her fourth studio album.
(Atlanta, GA 4/20/2017) – Ragan Whiteside, the flautist-singer who catches the ear like few in the world of contemporary jazz can, is getting ready to make waves this May 12th with her fourth studio album, Treblemaker.
AFROBEAT LEGEND TONY ALLEN PAYS TRIBUTE TO JAZZ LEGEND ART BLAKEY
WITH NEW EP TO BE RELEASED MAY 19 ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS
Blue Note Records has announced the May 19 digital release of Tony Allen’s new EP, A Tribute to Art Blakey. On the 4-track EP the legendary Nigerian drummer and Afrobeat pioneer best known for his work with Fela Kuti pays tribute to his longstanding idol, the American jazz drummer and Blue Note legend Art Blakey.