BRAZILIAN LEGEND SERGIO MENDES SHARES NEW TRACK, CELEBRATES SIX MAGICAL DECADES OF MUSIC WITH HIS ADVENTUROUS NEW ALBUM IN THE KEY OF JOY
February 28, 2020 release on Concord Records features an all-star cast of special guests including Common, Cali y El Dandee, João Donato, Buddy, Sugar Joans, Joe Pizzulo, Gracinha Leporace, Hermeto Pascoal, Rogê, Guinga and Sheléa
For Immediate Release – One common thread weaves throughout the staggeringly diverse tapestry of music that producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes has created over his remarkable six-decade career: the spirit of joy.
Vocalist Maria Mendes Explores Portugese Fado Music
Through the Lense of Symphonic Jazz on Close to Me
Featuring Metropole Orkest & John Beasley
Available October 25 via Justin Time Records
Music is the heart and soul of jazz singer Maria Mendes, who studied in New York, Brussels, Rotterdam, and Porto, and whose talents have been praised by musical legends such as Quincy Jones and Hermeto Pascoal.
Modern Guitarist Gia Jade Debuts ‘Giant Steps’ on August 23rd
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Aug. 23, 2019 – PRLog — AWJ Music Group announces recording artist Gia Jade and the debut of her contemporary rendition of “Giant Steps.” Gia Jade presents a new flavor to this classic jazz track combining Bossa Nova and modern jazz elements…
LEGENDARY GRAMMY-WINNING CONGUERO PONCHO SANCHEZ
PAYS TRIBUTE TO SAXOPHONE ICON JOHN COLTRANE
ON HIS FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 7 YEARS
Master Conguero, Band Leader and Latin Jazz Legend celebrates
his 30th anniversary on Concord Picante on September 20, 2019
For Immediate Release – On his first new album in seven years, GRAMMY Award-winning conguero Poncho Sanchez celebrates the life and music of the iconic saxophonist John Coltrane.
CHICK COREA, LEGENDARY PIANIST, KEYBOARDIST AND COMPOSER,
EXPLORES HIS SPANISH, LATIN AND FLAMENCO INFLUENCES
WITH THE DEBUT ALBUM BY HIS NEW SPANISH HEART BAND
The Spanish Heart Band – Antidote, due out June 28 on Concord Jazz,
revisits songs from Corea’s classic albums My Spanish Heart and Touchstone
with a multi-cultural octet, plus new compositions and guest appearances
y vocalists Rubén Blades, Gayle Moran Corea and Maria Bianca
Throughout his storied career, iconic pianist/keyboardist Chick Corea has explored a wealth of music from across borders both geographical and stylistic.
Vocalist Douyé Embraces the African Roots That Underlie
American Jazz, Brazilian Samba, and Bossa Nova with
New Album, Quatro (Bossa Nova Deluxe)
Available April 5, 2019 via Rhombus Records
Ever since its creation nearly 60 years ago, bossa nova has been celebrated as a lyrical fusion of American jazz and Brazilian samba. The family tree of both of those musics, however, can be followed back to their African roots.
Saxophonist Isaac Edwards is inspired to “Begin Again”
The pop instrumental album mixing jazz, R&B, rock and gospel drops February 22 following the zesty Latin-jazz single, “Christina Christina,” which goes to radio on January 14.
SAN DIEGO (3 January 2019): Isaac Edwards finally reached a point in his life when he decided that he simply had to overcome past regrets in order to pursue his dream.
Two of Cuba’s Most Exciting and Innovative Artists
Join Forces as Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez
Release First Duo Album, Duologue
Album Features Wide-Ranging Original
Compositions, Cuban Classics, and Surprising Covers,
Produced by the Iconic Quincy Jones
Painted in the broadest of strokes, the stories of Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez may seem similar: both started life in Havana, discovered their gifts and passions for music and headed to the States,…
Music Icon Eddie Palmieri Announces New Album Mi Luz Mayor out Dec 7th
Featuring Special Guests Carlos Santana, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Herman Olivera
On December 7th the multi-Grammy Award winning pianist Eddie Palmieri will release Mi Luz Mayor, his second salsa album of the year on his newly launched imprint Uprising Music (through Ropeadope). Special guests on the album include Gilberto Santa Rosa, Herman Olivera, and Carlos Santana, who plays on the album’s third track “Mi Congo.”