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Kirk Whalum to Host “Kafé Kirk” – A New Monthly Concert Series at Crosstown Theater | Kicks Off June 2nd, 2019

GRAMMY-winning Memphian Kirk Whalum to host new monthly concert series of musical collaborations at Crosstown Theater.
Slate of guests to include Kameron Whalum (Bruno Mars) and Kortland Whalum (of STAX Academy); and GRAMMY nominated artist Jonathan Butler.
Regarded as one of the most prolific and important Memphis musicians of his generation, twelve-time GRAMMY nominee and GRAMMY-winning Memphian Kirk Whalum will host Kafé Kirk, a new monthly series, at Crosstown Theater at Crosstown Concourse on Sunday, June 2 at 6 pm.

Guitarist Chris Standring to Release “Best of Chris Standring Remixed” on June 21st, 2019

Jazz guitarist Chris Standring reimagines his best
The album dropping June 21 consists of a dozen remixes, including the upcoming single, “Kaleidoscope” (Neptune Mix 2019).
STUDIO CITY (1 May 2018): Over twenty years and twelve albums into his career as a solo artist, chart-topping guitarist Chris Standring had no interest in putting out a typical “best of” album. After a gig, a fan approached him with a novel idea that did get his creative wheels spinning.

Abdullah Ibrahim Releases New Single “Jabula” – LISTEN! New Album “The Balance” Coming June 28th 2019

Celebrating a unique legend in the music industry, NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim delivers his latest single, “Jabula”
Without a doubt, Abdullah Ibrahim is a written jazz epistle. Experiencing the political heat of his home country throughout his career to express his musical passion, the pianist is more than deservedly an ambassador for jazz while bridging the pulse of South African rhythms and unapologetic concerns surrounding that countries’ townships.

Ron Carter and Danny Simmons to Release New Album “The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House” on June 7th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “For A Pistol”!

Ron Carter and Danny Simmons Announce
The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House
out June 7th via Blue Note
Ron Carter and Danny Simmons announce The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House, a new album to be released on June 7th via Blue Note.

Joel Ross Releases New Track “Yana” – LISTEN! | New Album “KingMaker” Coming May 3rd, 2019 | Announces 2019 Tour Dates

Vibraphonist Joel Ross has revealed “Yana,” another new track from his auspicious debut album KingMaker, which comes out May 3.

Terence Blanchard To Be Named A BMI Icon At The 35th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards

Terence Blanchard To Be Named A BMI Icon At The 35th Annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards
LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is proud to announce that film composer and celebrated jazz musician Terence Blanchard will be named a BMI Icon at the 35th annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards in recognition of his significant contributions to the cinematic community.

Theo Croker to Release New Album “Star People Nation” on May 17th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “Understand Yourself” feat. Chronixx | Announces New Tour Dates 2019

Thus begins the ambitious manifesto behind Theo Croker’s newest album, issued as a preface to the trumpeter, producer, arranger, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s most personal project yet, due out May 17 from Sony Music Masterworks.

Elan Trotman Releases Tribute Album “Dear Marvin” – Available NOW | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Saxophonist Elan Trotman has “Got To Give It Up” to Marvin Gaye
He drops a tribute album, “Dear Marvin,” on April 2, the iconic crooner’s 80th birthday. The first single, “Got To Give It Up,” is the No. 1 most-added single on the Billboard chart this week.
BOSTON (20 March 2019): Sax salutes sexy soul on Elan Trotman’s “Dear Marvin,” a collection of ten of Marvin Gaye’s best-loved songs that drops on April 2, the late legendary R&B singer’s 80th birthday.

Linda May Han Oh to Release New Album “Aventurine” on May 17th, 2019

Acclaimed Bassist-Composer Linda May Han Oh Releases her
Most Ambitious Compositions to Date on the Stunning Aventurine
Aventurine, the translucent green quartz that lends its name to the fifth album from bassist/composer Linda May Han Oh, is prized for its shimmer, glistening surface – a quality known to geologists as “aventurescence.”

Trumpeter Johnny Britt Releases New Single “Highway 10” | LISTEN!

Singer/Trumpeter Johnny Britt’s spring fling looks like the real thing
“Highway 10,” the second single from the “So Hot” album, earns most added honors on the Billboard chart
LOS ANGELES (4 April 2019): As spring revelers take flight so does trumpeter Johnny Britt’s “Highway 10,” the new single from his “So Hot” album. The energizing excursion of soul-jazz penned and produced by Britt scored most added status in its first week at radio, according to the Billboard chart for the week of April 6.