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Cuban Pianist Chucho Valdés Opens his Online Music Academy | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Cuban Pianist and Composer Chucho Valdés
Opens his Online Music Academy
Before devoting himself entirely to a career in music as a pianist and composer, Chucho Valdés studied to become a teacher. His admiration for his uncle Emilio’s vocation, who was an important educator in Cuba, led him to attend teacher training school with the goal of becoming an educator.

Flutist Kim Scott Releases New Single “Back Together Again” | LISTEN!

Contemporary Jazz Flutist Kim Scott Releases New Single “Back Together Again”
About Kim: From her 2011 debut album, “Crossing Over”, to her #1 Billboard charting 2019 album, “Free to Be”, Innervision Records label recording artist Kim Scott has impressed audiences across the globe in performances and on the airwaves.

Guitarist Dan Wilson to Release New Album “Vessels of Wood and Earth” on April 23rd, 2021 | WATCH NEW VIDEO for Single “Who Shot John”!

Guitarist/Composer Dan Wilson Calls Attention to the
Beauty of Often Ignored Structural Foundations
of Music and Life with Debut Label Release
In today’s society, perception over reality influences everyday life. Grand offerings of seemingly luxurious lifestyles flood social channels, offering a glimpse of false security and achievement that rarely lie on a strong foundation. Just as a beautiful house is finished with vessels of silver and gold, underneath lies wood and earth.

James Brandon Lewis’ Red Lily Quintet to Release New Album “Jesup Wagon” on May 7th, 2021

James Brandon Lewis Continues To Shatter Expectations on Powerful New Quintet Set, Jesup Wagon (TAO Forms), Paying Homage to George Washington Carver, with Liner Notes by the Noted Historian Robin D.G. Kelley
Voted Rising Star Tenor Saxophonist in the 2020 Down Beat Magazine International Critic’s Poll, James Brandon Lewis supercharges his remarkable evolution on the New York jazz scene with Jesup Wagon, a brilliant and evocative appreciation of the life and legacy of turn-of-the-19th century African-American renaissance man George Washington Carver.

Bassist Julian Vaughn Releases New Album “Chapters of Love” | LISTEN to New Single “Amore”!

Bassist Julian Vaughn Releases New Album “Chapters of Love”
Jazz Bassist Julian Vaughn comes back to the scene with a brand new project entitled “Chapters of Love,” coming to us courtesy from Trippin N’ Rhythm Records. The Bass Supreme drops 11 tracks of flavor, reminiscent to his previous albums in the contemporary jazz spectrum. Lead single “Sway” is already making it’s run around the internet.

Bob Baldwin to Release New Project “NewUrbanJazz 3: An UrbanSmooth Suite” on Feb. 26th, 2021 | LISTEN to New Single “Footsteps In The Dark”!

Bob Baldwin to Release “NewUrbanJazz 3 / An UrbanSmooth Suite”
What is NewUrbanJazz? By definition, it is:
A gumbo of contemporary jazz, Urban, R&B and Brazilian/Caribbean genres
Bob Baldwin’s 32nd studio offering is a musically unplanned birth that was caused by a simple
procedure…Stay-at-home orders.

Saxophonist Michael Lington to Release New Album “Alone Together: The Duets” on March 26th, 2021 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Album of Duets Features Dave Koz, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Kenny Lattimore, Chris Walker, Sy Smith, Nick Colionne, Billy Dean, Dorian Holley and season 1 winner of The Voice, Javier Colon
(Los Angeles, Feb. 19, 2021) What do you do when you can’t hit the road in 2020? You turn your home studio into a premiere virtual performance destination with a popular ongoing series of weekly shows on the StageIt Platform, invite your musical friends to be your guests, record all the performances, and a year later release an extraordinary album of duets Alone Together.

The Monterey Jazz Festival Releases Never Before Shared Commission Performances | “Evolution of a Groove: The Monterey Commissions”

Evolution of a Groove: The Monterey Commissions
The Monterey Jazz Festival Releases Never Before Shared Commission Performances
Monterey, Calif., February 17, 2021: The Monterey Jazz Festival is excited to announce the release of Evolution of a Groove: the Monterey Commissions a brand-new series of never before shared commissioned performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival archives.

Music Group Lunar Octet to Release New Album “Convergence” on May 7th, 2021

Lunar Octet Re-Emerges with First Album in 26 Years
Ann Arbor Ensemble Blends
Latin Jazz, Afrobeat, Samba and Funk on Convergence
A decades-long institution in Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, and also the nearby Metro Detroit area, the Lunar Octet is back with a potent collection of originals inspired by such wide-ranging influences as mambo, samba, funk, Afrobeat and jazz on Convergence.

Impulse! Records Celebrates 60 Years with Year-Long Campaign | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Impulse! Records Celebrates 60 Years with Year-Long Campaign
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — For 60 years, the legendary Impulse! Records has been home to the greatest jazz artists of all time, including John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Quincy Jones, and more.