Contemporary Jazz Sax Legend NAJEE Returns with 18th Studio Album “Center Of The Heart” on Nov. 15th, 2019
In a business where trends and artists come and go, Najee’s name is synonymous with innovation, consistency and the best in contemporary jazz. The visionary has enjoyed an enviable three-decade career by staying true to his own artistic vision.
Javon Inman Offers Candid Encouragement Through New Feel-Good Single and Lyric Video “Today Is My Day”
Washington, DC — From his HEART OF A WORSHIPER album (2011) to his AGAPE EROS album (2017), Javon Inman continues to evolve as a brilliant creative artist with songwriting and performances that captivate audiences.
“Solidarity,” New CD Due Nov. 8 from Drummer/Composer Jerome Jennings, Addresses Concerns About Political & Social Justice
RICHMOND, CALIF. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 08, 2019 – Drummer-composer-educator Jerome Jennings puts the spotlight on his writing chops for “Solidarity,” his rousing second album as a leader, set for a November 8 release on his own Iola Records.
Tenor saxophonist Ray Blue enjoys his WORK, creating a straight-ahead jazz set filled with warm melodies.
A Well-Balanced Program Of Originals, Standards And Tunes By Nat Adderley, Jimmy Smith And George Coleman
The New York based tenor saxophonist Ray Blue, who has a deep tone and a melodic style, is featured on WORK, a set of accessible yet quietly creative music.
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.
March 20, 1936 – September 17, 2019
Influential Jazz Pianist and Educator Passes Away at Age 83
Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern died suddenly on Tuesday, September 17, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83. His death was announced on Thursday by his record label, Smoke Sessions Records.