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Austin City Limits Presents Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock | Premieres Jan. 20th, 2018 on PBS | WATCH VIDEO!


 
Austin City Limits Presents a Dazzling Hour with the Legendary Herbie Hancock
 
Austin, TX—January 19, 2018—Austin City Limits (ACL) presents a series highlight: a career-spanning hour with one of the world’s most celebrated artists, jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in his first-ever appearance on the program. The new installment premieres Saturday, January 20 at 8pm CT/9pm ET as part of ACL’s Season 43.

Jazz Guitarist Chris Standring to Release New Album “Sunlight” on March 23rd, 2018


 
Jazz guitarist Chris Standring basks in the positive glow of joyous “Sunlight”
 
STUDIO CITY (18 January 2018): Much like a prism refracts light into a colorful spectrum, guitarist Chris Standring’s “Sunlight” reflects rays of multihued jazz into a vibrant sonic palette of joy and positivity.

Trumpeter Lin Rountree to Release New Album “Stronger Still” on Feb. 9th, 2018 | LISTEN to New Single “Pass The Groove”


 
Contemporary Jazz Trumpeter Lin Rountree is Set to Release His New Album “Stronger Still” on Feb. 9th, 2018 – LISTEN to New Single “Pass The Groove”
 
Trumpeter Lin Rountree continues to make impact in the contemporary jazz spectrum with the release of his new album “Stronger Still,” arriving in stores Feb. 9th, 2018 via Trippin N’ Rhythm Records.

Jazz Bassist Darryl Williams Releases New Single “Do You Remember” feat Michael Lington – LISTEN!


 
Urban-jazz bassist Darryl Williams shows he’s got staying power on new single
 
“Do You Remember,” featuring saxophonist Michael Lington, follows the Billboard top 10 “Here to Stay.”
 
TEMECULA (11 January 2018): It took ten years for urban-jazz bass player Darryl Williams to write, record and release “Here to Stay,” his Billboard top 10 single and the title track to his second album.

The Lao Tizer Band to Release New Live Album “Songs From The Swinghouse” on March 16th, 2018 – WATCH VIDEO! Announces Tour Dates 2018


 
The Lao Tizer Band Set to Release
Songs From The Swinghouse,
Recorded Live at Conway Studios in Hollywood:
Available March 16, 2018 via Yse Records
 
With more than five years since their last release, The Lao Tizer Band has taken the time to grow in every aspect. An updated larger band is exploring some new methods on their upcoming CD/DVD combo, Songs From The Swinghouse: recorded live in just three days at Conway Studios in Hollywood, the band explores three cover tunes with vocalist, a first for the group, alongside original instrumental tracks, bringing them to new heights of excellence and exuberance.

Keyboardist BIGYUKI to Release New Album “Reaching For Chiron” on Feb. 2nd, 2018 – WATCH VIDEO!


 
BIGYUKI
(Talib Kweli, Matisyahu & A Tribe Called Quest Collaborator)
Announces Debut Album Reaching For Chiron
 
Torn between the ferocity of the equine and the civility of man, Chiron was considered to be the noblest of the centaurs. His front legs were not of a horse but of a man.

NEW JAZZ RELEASE: David Murray feat. Saul Williams – “Blues For Memo” | Coming Digitally Feb. 2nd – Physically Feb. 16th, 2018


 
Jazz Innovator David Murray &
Acclaimed Actor/Poet Saul Williams
Craft Powerful, Political Expression of the Blues
on New Album, BLUES FOR MEMO,
Available Digitally February 2
Physical Release: February 16 on Motéma Music
 
At Amiri Baraka’s funeral in 2014, Saul Williams recited a poem imploring the iconic poet, author and social critic to “get out of the coffin” and continue his important work. Sadly, Baraka was beyond hearing the younger poet’s words, but they did reach the ears of one of his closest collaborators: saxophonist David Murray.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents “The Savory Collection Volume 4: Bobby Hackett and Friends” | Available NOW


 
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents
The Savory Collection Volume 4: Bobby Hackett and Friends
Available December 15 Exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes
 
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s Savory Collection will release Vol. No. 4: Bobby Hackett and Friends exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes on December 15.

Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Deliver Keynote Address at 1st Annual Jazz Congress | Jan. 11th, 2018


 
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
AT FIRST ANNUAL JAZZ CONGRESS
Thursday, January 11, 2018
12:15 pm in The Appel Room
 
Jazz Congress, a new annual conference organized by JazzTimes and Jazz at Lincoln Center, announced NBA all-time leading scorer, New York Times-bestselling author, and U.S. Cultural Ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the keynote speaker for its first annual Jazz Congress on Thursday, January 11 at 12:15pm in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room.

Pianist Greg Spero & Spirit Fingers to Release Debut Album on March 16th, 2018 | LISTEN to “Inside”!


 
SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS CAPTIVATING YOUNG PIANIST
GREG SPERO & SPIRIT FINGERS
 
“I feel I have a mission and something to say,” confides pianist Greg Spero and leader of Spirit Fingers. “It requires a lot of digging and a lot of agony to get to the point where it can be said truly and honestly.” The forward-thinking and introspective pianist has been in the woodshed with his electrifying quartet Spirit Fingers, who will make their Shanachie Entertainment debut on March 16, 2018 with their explosive eponymously titled CD.