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Pianist Harold Mabern to Release New Album “To Love and Be Loved” on Aug. 25th, 2017


 
Seminal Pianist Harold Mabern Assembles
Multi-Generational Band Featuring Longtime Collaborators
and Former Students on To Love and Be Loved
 
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn,” Eden Ahbez wrote in “Nature Boy,” his classic song, “is just to love and be loved in return.” That may not be something that pianist Harold Mabern has taught in the classroom during his decades as an influential educator, but it’s certainly a lesson that he’s passed on time and again by example.

Blue Note Entertainment Group to Open “Blue Note Rio” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


 
BLUE NOTE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
EXPANDS TO SOUTH AMERICA
 
New York, NY – June 15, 2017 – Blue Note Entertainment Group (BNEG) – the organization that owns, operates, licenses, and/or programs 10 music venues worldwide – announced today expansion to South America, opening the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Pianist Uri Caine to Release New Album “Space Kiss” on June 23rd, 2017


 
Visionary Pianist Uri Caine Joins Forces with The Lutosławski Quartet on New Release, Space Kiss – Available June 23 via 816Music
 
When worlds collide the results can be cataclysmic, but Uri Caine makes the stars align in thrilling and harmonious fashion on his latest merger of jazz and classical music, Space Kiss.

The “GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends™” Awards Ceremony & Live Tribute Concert | July 11th, 2017


 
THE RECORDING ACADEMY® TO HONOR 2017 SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS RECIPIENTS WITH
“GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS®” TELEVISION SPECIAL AS PART OF “GREAT PERFORMANCES” SERIES ON PBS
 
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 2, 2017) — The Recording Academy® will honor its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar (pictured), Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Gospel Jazz Artist Ben Tankard Releases New Album “FULL TANK 3: CanTANKerous” | Announces New Tour 2017


 
15-Time Stellar Award Winning Artist BEN TANKARD Is Back With New Album FULL TANK 3: CanTANKerous
 
Fresh off the heels of his 2016 best-selling book: The Full Tank Life: Fuel Your Dreams-Ignite Your Destiny, the Godfather of Gospel Jazz Ben Tankard is back with the third installment of his Stellar Award winning FULL TANK album series.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! The Charles Lloyd New Quartet to Release New Album “Passin’ Thru” on July 14th, 2017


 
JAZZ MASTER CHARLES LLOYD MARKS 10th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ACCLAIMED NEW QUARTET WITH PASSIONATE LIVE RECORDING PASSIN’ THRU
 
On July 14, saxophonist, flutist, composer, and jazz mystic Charles Lloyd will release his latest Blue Note offering, Passin’ Thru, a passionate live recording that marks the 10th anniversary of his acclaimed and enduring New Quartet featuring pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland, a simpatico unit that teems with intuition, contemplation and playfulness.

EXCLUSIVE STREAM! LISTEN to Pieces Of A Dream’s New Album “Just Funkin’ Around” from Now til May 29th!!


 
FOR A LIMITED TIME: STREAM THE ENTIRE ALBUM “JUST FUNKIN’ AROUND” BY CONTEMPORARY JAZZ GROUP PIECES OF A DREAM!!
 
Special Stream Ends May 29th!
 
Guess what? Here’s your chance to listen to the entire new album from legendary Contemporary Jazz Group Pieces of a Dream entitled “Just Funkin’ Around” via Shanachie Entertainment! Hear the entire album from now until Memorial Day – May 29th, 2017!

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Legendary Contemporary Jazz Group Pieces Of A Dream Returns with New Album “Just Funkin’ Around” on May 26th, 2017


 
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.