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WATCH NEW VIDEO! Seiko Matsuda’s New Jazz Project “Seiko Jazz” is Available NOW

After Long Planning, Japan’s “Eternal Idol”
Seiko Matsuda’s New Jazz Project Goes Into High Gear
With over forty music awards, a record of 24 consecutive number one single hits on Japan’s Oricon charts and several hits on the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart, Seiko Matsuda has been active internationally since 1980. Now, after six years of planning, Matsuda finally unveils her first jazz album Seiko Jazz (Available May 12 via Verve).

Producer/Keyboardist Jason Miles to Release New Project “Kind of New 2: Blue is Paris” on May 12th, 2017

Jason Miles Will Release Kind of New 2: Blue is Paris on May 12
Legendary producer, keyboardist and composer Jason MilesKind of New 2: Blue is Paris, featuring ten interpretations of the titular piece which he composed after visiting Paris in the weeks immediately following the 2015 terror attacks, will be released on May 12 on Lightyear Entertainment, distributed worldwide through Caroline/Universal Music Group.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Jazz Piano Legend Ahmad Jamal to Release New Album “Marseille” on June 9th (Digital) & July 7th, 2017 (Physical)

Ahmad Jamal Cements Role as Leading Force in Jazz with Love Letter to
Iconic City in Southern France, Marseille
The name Ahmad Jamal is synonymous with peerless talent, unmatched character, and a world-renowned career; and his highly anticipated upcoming album, Marseille, will continue to elevate his stature.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner to Release New Album “Main Street Beat” on June 30th, 2017

Fatherhood has put saxophonist
Jackiem Joyner in a funky mood
The spirited first single from the “Main Street Beat” album is named for his daughter, Trinity.
SHERMAN OAKS (8 May 2017): Delivering on his promise to “Evolve,” the title of Jackiem Joyner’s last soul-jazz album, the saxophonist became a father since his 2014 release, an elation-inducing experience that informs the music he wrote and produced for his new Artistry Music set, “Main Street Beat,” due June 30.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Singer/Songwriter Ola Onabulé Announces 3 East Coast Performance Dates for 2017

British-Nigerian Singer/Songwriter Ola Onabulé
to Make U.S. Performance Debut with Three East Coast Dates
Ola Onabulé, a charismatic and sophisticated British-Nigerian singer/songwriter who possesses emotional intensity and vocal virtuosity, is gearing up for his U.S. debut with performances in Washington DC, New York, NY, and Alpharetta, GA.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Saxophonist Elan Trotman Releases 7th New Album “Electro Sax” | Available NOW

Plugged In: Saxophonist Elan Trotman adds EDM beats to his Caribbean-jazz fusion
BOSTON (24 April 2017): Saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his committed to wave the flag high for Caribbean music, but after releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles that made him a permanent fixture on radio playlists, the Barbados native is “shaking it up” by going electronic on “Electro Sax,” his seventh outing which was released last Friday (April 21) by Island Muzik Productions.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Trombone Shorty’s New Single “No Good Time” | Announces New Fall Headline Tour 2017

Trombone Shorty Announces Fall Headline Tour
Blue Note Debut Parking Lot Symphony Out This Friday 4/28
Trombone Shorty has released “No Good Time,” the third single from Parking Lot Symphony, the Blue Note debut by the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews, which comes out this Friday, April 28.

Flautist/Singer Ragan Whiteside to Release 4th Album “Treblemaker” on May 12th, 2017

Flute And Vocal Maven
Ragan Whiteside
Has Some Treble Up Her Sleeve
Contemporary jazz’s most promising artist is set to release her fourth studio album.
(Atlanta, GA 4/20/2017) – Ragan Whiteside, the flautist-singer who catches the ear like few in the world of contemporary jazz can, is getting ready to make waves this May 12th with her fourth studio album, Treblemaker.

Afrobeat Pioneer Tony Allen to Release New EP, “A Tribute to Art Blakey” on May 19th, 2017

Blue Note Records has announced the May 19 digital release of Tony Allen’s new EP, A Tribute to Art Blakey. On the 4-track EP the legendary Nigerian drummer and Afrobeat pioneer best known for his work with Fela Kuti pays tribute to his longstanding idol, the American jazz drummer and Blue Note legend Art Blakey.

Legendary Soul Jazz Guitarist Melvin Sparks Album “Live at Nectar’s” Coming April 28th, 2017

The Legacy of Late Great Soul Jazz Guitarist MELVIN SPARKS
To Be Celebrated With Release of LIVE AT NECTAR’S
Due April 28th on ONE NOTE RECORDS
The legacy of legendary soul jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks will be celebrated on April 28, 2017 with the release of Live At Nectars on One Note Records. The recording, to be issued on digital formats, as well as limited edition vinyl, documents Melvin’s final band on December 30, 2010 just a few months before his passing in March 2011.