Former Weather Report Drummer Alex Acuña to Release Gifts, His First Album as a Leader in 17 Years.
The incredible journey of Alex Acuña has seen the renowned drummer-percussionist travel from his small rural hometown in Peru to being a first-call session drummer in the country’s capital city, Lima, then touring the United States with mambo king Pérez Prado, gigging in Las Vegas with Elvis Presley and ultimately touring internationally with Weather Report, the premiere fusion band of the mid-1970s.
Ronnie Foster Releases Rendition of Stevie Wonder’s
“Isn’t She Lovely”
New Full-Length Reboot out July 15
Organ Great’s First New Album in 36 Years Arrives
50 Years After His 1972 Blue Note Debut Two Headed Freap
June 24, 2022: Organ great Ronnie Foster returns to Blue Note Records with the July 15 release of Reboot, his first new album in 36 years, which arrives 50 years after his 1972 Blue Note debut Two Headed Freap.
In Commemoration Of This Year’s JUNETEENTH Celebration, Internationally Renowned Saxophonist, MIKE PHILLIPS Releases His Rendition Of “LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING” (aka The Black National Anthem), Lifted From His Upcoming Album.
In commemoration of this year’s annual Juneteenth celebration and it’s status as an official National Holiday, it was only fitting that Mike Phillips released his rendition of this classic song.
Saxophonist Fostina Dixon impresses on Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open”
Once upon a time, the Wilmington, Delaware born woodwind player electrified an Apollo Theater audience with a bluesy saxophone solo of Prince’s masterpiece, “Purple Rain.” Since then, Fostina Dixon has performed at numerous jazz festivals, toured several European countries, and played with a host of superstars including soul icon Marvin Gaye.
Percussionist and Composer JoVia Armstrong Wants Listeners to Look Inward on The Antidote Suite; A New Chapter in Afrofuturist Music.
Her First Recording is the debut of Nicole Mitchell’s new Black Earth Music Label and features Isaiah Sharkey (bass), Leslie DeShazor (Violin), Jeff Parker (guitar), and Mitchell (flute).
JoVia Armstrong’s new music builds on many classic and contemporary sounds and molds them into a dynamic of the moment presentation.
Saxophonist Johnny James Dr. J Releases Cover of Single “Foolish Heart” (Vocal Mix) feat. Sangingdiva
Following the release of “Foolish Heart” in March 2022, which is currently a Top-10 hit in the United Kingdom and Top-50 in America – and still climbing in both countries – smooth jazz saxophonist Johnny James Dr. J is releasing a remix of the classic song, featuring songstress Sangingdiva.
Blue Note Records Announces
Blue Note Re:imagined II
out Sept. 30
Listen to Ego Ella May’s reimagining
of Chico Hamilton’s “The Morning Side Of Love”
Blue Note Re:imagined returns in 2022 with a new 16-track compilation featuring fresh takes on music from the illustrious Blue Note Records vaults recorded by a heavyweight line-up of the UK jazz, soul, and R&B scene’s most hotly-tipped rising stars.
Carnegie Hall Announces Schedule for
NYO Jazz’s First US Tour Following June 24
Release of Debut Album We’re Still Here Led by
Artistic Director and Bandleader/Trumpeter Sean Jones
Carnegie Hall today announced the schedule for the first-ever US tour by its acclaimed NYO Jazz set to take place on the heels of the June 24, 2022 release of the ensemble’s first full-length studio album, We’re Still Here.
Saxophonist Nick Stefanacci introduces a new dimension to his repertoire
The smooth jazz single that he wrote with Billboard hitmaker Adam Hawley,
“Dance Until Dawn.”
NEW YORK CITY (19 May 2022): After having released seven solo albums constructed of sophisticated pop, funk and jazz fusion featuring guest vocalists, saxophonist Nick Stefanacci decided to throw a changeup by crafting a buoyant smooth/contemporary jazz instrumental,…
Yellowjackets Enter Fifth Decade
Sounding as Fresh as Ever
on Parallel Motion
Available August 26 on
Mack Avenue Records
Maintaining a distinct group identity for 40 years is an exceedingly rare achievement, but what sets Yellowjackets apart isn’t their longevity so much as the consistently inspired quality of their music.