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.
Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner mixes smooth jazz with sexy R&B on his latest project, Touch
It is quite an achievement for a smooth jazz artist to maintain their musical game despite the music industry’s changes and fads. When not motivating students to achieve their musical goals, Jackiem Joyner keeps steady in the studio and out on the road for the cause of adult contemporary jazz, steadily gaining a worldwide audience.
Damien Sneed Releases New CD,
‘Jazz In Manhattan’
The Multi-Genre Artist Joins the Faculty of The Manhattan School of Music
(New York, NY – September 24, 2019) – Damien Sneed, composer, pianist, and vocalist released his new digital CD, Jazz In Manhattan on Friday, September 20 on his boutique label, LeChateau Earl Records.
Contemporary/Urban Keyboardist Nichlas Cole Releases New Album “The Weekend”.
Featuring Elliot Yamin, Kay’ta Matsuno and Chieli Minucci. Available NOW on Amazon!
For his 4th project “The Weekend,” talented jazz/R&B keyboardist/pianist Nicholas Cole is joined with special guests Elliot Yamin, Kay’ta Matsuno and Chieli Minucci. The 10 track project gives listeners a taste of both smooth jazz with a little sprinkle of classic R&B and nu-soul. Including his cover of Michael Jackson’s hit single “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”.
Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Andre Delano revisits a Babyface song from 1989
Many of soul & R&B’s elite have called upon saxophonist Andre Delano, including Stevie Wonder, The Emotions and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds. Yet this independent musician/songwriter has built up a respectable discography since his debut in 2005, Full Circle.
Tenor Saxophonist Lawrence Clark Releases His Sophomore Album Inner Visions Featuring Jeremy Pelt and Duane Eubanks on the European Jazz Tribes Label
New York-based, tenor saxophonist Lawrence Clark will officially release his new album Inner Visions on September 20, 2019, on Holland’s Jazz Tribes label.
Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz
Collaborate to Honor and Extol the Great Charlie Parker
in Anticipation of His 100th Birthday
August 29, 2020 will mark the centennial of one of jazz’s most iconic figures, Charlie Parker. The celebration gets off to a jubilantly swinging start with an alto saxophone summit bringing together three of modern jazz’s most acclaimed voices: Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson and Gary Bartz.
Band Incognito to Release Highly Anticipated New Album “Tomorrow’s New Dream” on Nov. 8th, 2019, in celebration to their 40-year career
British acid jazz band Incognito release their new album ‘Tomorrow’s New Dream’ on November 8th 2019, and have announced a huge homecoming London show at Indigo at The O2 on December 4th 2019, marking an incredible 40 years since their formation.
Spyro Gyra taps vinyl for inspiration
Seminal contemporary jazz band mines a collection of vinyl classics for their first album in six years. “Vinyl Tap” drops October 11 with the first single, “Can’t Find My Way Home,” going for playlist adds September 23.
NEW YORK CITY (18 September 2019): Free of the tension of having to write great songs, the five members of Spyro Gyra were laughing and having fun in the recording studio.
Brian Culbertson tells “Winter Stories” in a jazz trio
“Morning Walk” went for playlist adds on Monday ahead of the October 4 album release.
CHICAGO (17 September 2019): Inspiration strikes artists even when on holiday break. As pianist Brian Culbertson strolled the frigid streets of Chicago last winter, he felt compelled to write music.