Real life inspirations: Contemporary jazz guitarist
Chris Standring finds optimism meditating on “Real Life”
STUDIO CITY (3 February 2020): Riding the momentum of being named 2019’s Artist of the Year, contemporary jazz guitarist Chris Standring’s first single from his forthcoming 13th solo album, “Real Life,” was the most added track in its debut week at radio.
Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery Dedicates Expansive
New Album to Inspirations in Music and Life
The Humble Warrior, Available April 10
via Smoke Sessions Records
Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery is renowned for his fiery, muscular and virtuosic tenor playing, but his explosive sound is paired with a soft-spoken and thoughtful demeanor off the bandstand.
Guitarist Lawson Rollins marks 20th anniversary by dropping “True North”
SAN FRANCISCO (21 January 2020): Undeniably different, invitingly familiar and as masterful as ever, guitarist Lawson Rollins heads “True North” on his tenth album, a collection that commemorates the Billboard chart-topper’s 20th anniversary as a recording artist.
The First Lady of Smooth Jazz
Grammy Nominated Keyboardist & Long-time Musical Director for Norman Brown
Brings Some Much Needed “Joy Joy” Into the Universe With JAZZ IN PINK’S NEW SINGLE featuring Kim Waters
Hailing from the City Of Brotherly Love, Grammy nominated keyboardist Gail Jhonson adds to Philadelphia’s legacy of pioneering music luminaries.
PREMIERES NEW VIDEO AND EP FROM GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED ALBUM
STAR PEOPLE NATION
UNDERSTAND YOURSELF (FEATURING CHRONIXX)
Life in the continuum is a communal thing. We all have a duty to honor those that preceded us, to acknowledge and add something new — something of value — to the history that anticipates our arrival in the now and do our part to extend the past into the future.
Acclaimed Vibraphonist Warren Wolf Indulges
His Love for the R&B and Soul Music of His
Formative Years with New Album, Reincarnation
Through his three prior Mack Avenue Music Group releases and his attention-grabbing work with the likes of Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, Karriem Riggins, Jeremy Pelt, and the SFJAZZ Collective, Warren Wolf has established himself as the foremost straight-ahead vibraphonist of his generation, a bop torchbearer well equipped to carry the mantle of forebears like Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson.
Ella Fitzgerald’s Captivating, Intimate Duets with
Pianists Compiled for the First Time as
The Complete Piano Duets
Ella Fitzgerald was masterful in any musical format, but there was something especially luminous about her singing alone with a piano. This was clear when pianist Ellis Larkins was first asked to work with her for her 1950 album, Ella Sings Gershwin.
Independent smooth jazz veteran Paula Atherton continues to impress with her latest single, “Can You Feel It”
In 2018, Paula Atherton was named a Breakout Artist by Allen Keplers’ Smooth Jazz Network. However, the saxophonist/singer/songwriter has plugged away under her Dream On moniker since 2001, beginning with Let Me Inside Your Love.
GREGORY PORTER IS BACK!
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGING SENSATION RETURNS
TO HIS BELOVED ORIGINAL SONGWRITING WITH SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM
ALL RISE OUT APRIL 17 ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS
Undeniably one of the best voices of our generation, two-time GRAMMY Award winning singing sensation Gregory Porter has announced an April 17 release date for his sixth studio album ALL RISE (Blue Note),…