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Vocalist Mary Stallings Releases New Album “Songs Were Made To Sing” | LISTEN to Single “Sugar”!

Vocalist Mary Stallings Reflects on
80 Years of Life in Music on
Songs Were Made To Sing
Acclaimed Singer Tells Her Personal Story
Through 13 Classics with Stellar Band Featuring
David Hazeltine and Eddie Henderson
Not a single lyric on Songs Were Made To Sing was written by Mary Stallings, but each one represents a chapter in her life and a piece of her soul.

Dorthaan Kirk Selected as a 2020 NEA Jazz Master

Dorthaan Kirk, Newark’s First Lady of Jazz,
Selected as a 2020 NEA Jazz Master
Kirk, along with fellow NEA Jazz Masters Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell
and Reggie Workman, Will Be Honored at a Special Concert at SF Jazz Center on April 2, 2020
NEW YORK, NY, MAY 22, 2019 – If you missed yesterday’s exciting announcement that DORTHAAN KIRK was named a 2020 NEA Jazz Master for her work as a tireless advocate for Jazz, please click HERE.

Ben Tankard Releases New Video for “Afternoon Nap” | WATCH!

BEN TANKARD Releases New Video “Afternoon Nap” As Single Impacts Billboard Jazz Chart Most Added!
Nashville, TN — With almost 30 years of award-winning, platinum-selling, chart-topping radio hits, Ben Tankard’s “Rise” marks his first #1 Billboard Smooth Jazz Airplay single. Emerging right on the heels of “Rise” is Tankard’s new follow-up single and official music video “Afternoon Nap”.

Legendary Guitarist Kenny Burrell & Family Need Our Help | GO FUND ME Campaign from Katherine Burrell

Publisher’s Note: T.U.M.S. Readers, please see the urgent message from the wife of legendary jazz guitar player Kenny Burrell, Mrs. Katherine Burrell, below…
My name is Katherine Burrell. I am raising funds for my husband, Kenny Burrell. He is a legendary jazz guitarist who has contributed much to the world of music. Following his 85th birthday concert at Royce Hall, he suffered an accident that led to a two year medical leave.

Saxophonist David Sánchez to Release New Album “Carib” on June 7th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “Madriga”!

Grammy-Winning Saxophonist David Sánchez to Release New Album Carib
Out June 7th Via Stretch Music / Ropeadope
Listen To New Track “Madriga”
On June 7th, Grammy-Winning Saxophonist David Sánchez will release his new album Carib on Stretch Music / Ropeadope.

Kirk Whalum to Host “Kafé Kirk” – A New Monthly Concert Series at Crosstown Theater | Kicks Off June 2nd, 2019

GRAMMY-winning Memphian Kirk Whalum to host new monthly concert series of musical collaborations at Crosstown Theater.
Slate of guests to include Kameron Whalum (Bruno Mars) and Kortland Whalum (of STAX Academy); and GRAMMY nominated artist Jonathan Butler.
Regarded as one of the most prolific and important Memphis musicians of his generation, twelve-time GRAMMY nominee and GRAMMY-winning Memphian Kirk Whalum will host Kafé Kirk, a new monthly series, at Crosstown Theater at Crosstown Concourse on Sunday, June 2 at 6 pm.

Vocalist John Dokes to Release New Album “True Love” on May 3rd, 2019 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Available Tomorrow via Rondette Jazz:
Vocalist John Dokes Explores Every
Aspect of Romance, From the Unrequited
to the Tempestuous with New Album True Love
There’s a love song to capture every aspect of romance, from the unrequited to the tempestuous. With True Love (available tomorrow via Rondette Jazz), vocalist John Dokes turns his attention, and his elegant baritone, to something deeper.

Guitarist Chris Standring to Release “Best of Chris Standring Remixed” on June 21st, 2019

Jazz guitarist Chris Standring reimagines his best
The album dropping June 21 consists of a dozen remixes, including the upcoming single, “Kaleidoscope” (Neptune Mix 2019).
STUDIO CITY (1 May 2018): Over twenty years and twelve albums into his career as a solo artist, chart-topping guitarist Chris Standring had no interest in putting out a typical “best of” album. After a gig, a fan approached him with a novel idea that did get his creative wheels spinning.

Abdullah Ibrahim Releases New Single “Jabula” – LISTEN! New Album “The Balance” Coming June 28th 2019

Celebrating a unique legend in the music industry, NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim delivers his latest single, “Jabula”
Without a doubt, Abdullah Ibrahim is a written jazz epistle. Experiencing the political heat of his home country throughout his career to express his musical passion, the pianist is more than deservedly an ambassador for jazz while bridging the pulse of South African rhythms and unapologetic concerns surrounding that countries’ townships.

Ron Carter and Danny Simmons to Release New Album “The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House” on June 7th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “For A Pistol”!

Ron Carter and Danny Simmons Announce
The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House
out June 7th via Blue Note
Ron Carter and Danny Simmons announce The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House, a new album to be released on June 7th via Blue Note.