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Saxophonist Sherman Irby to Release New Album “Cerulean Canvas” on Oct. 20th, 2017


 
Sherman Irby Recalls Legends of the Alto Saxophone
While Forging Unique Voice on Cerulean Canvas –
Available October 20 on Black Warrior Records
 
Integrity is a word that often tends to be thrown around too loosely these days. But in the case of the extraordinary alto saxophonist Sherman Irby it not only fully applies, but demands a capital “I” for the proper emphasis.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Gregory Porter to Release Tribute Album “Nat King Cole & Me” on Oct. 27th, 2017


 
GREGORY PORTER ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NAT KING COLE & ME;
HEARTFELT TRIBUTE ALBUM OUT OCT. 27 ON BLUE NOTE
 
On October 27, 2-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist Gregory Porter will release his 3rd Blue Note album, Nat King Cole & Me, a heartfelt tribute to his idol, the legendary singer, pianist and Capitol recording artist Nat King Cole.

Saxophonist Vincent Herring to Release New Album “Hard Times” on Nov. 3rd, 2017


 
Saxophonist Vincent Herring Soothes Modern Day Turbulence on Hard Times –
Available November 3 on Smoke Sessions Records
 
There’s no avoiding the hard times. Every human being that’s walked this Earth has had his or her share of the blues, from the personal to the political, the local to the global.

EXCLUSIVE STREAM! LISTEN to New Album from Saxman NAJEE “Poetry In Motion” from Now til Aug. 27th!!


 
FOR A LIMITED TIME: STREAM THE ENTIRE NEW ALBUM “POETRY IN MOTION” BY SAXOPHONIST NAJEE – EXCLUSIVELY ON THEURBANMUSICSCENE.COM!!
 
Cheers! Here’s your chance to listen to the entire new album from contemporary/urban jazz saxophonist NAJEE entitled “Poetry In Motion” via Shanachie Entertainment! Hear the entire album from now until Aug. 27th, 2017! The new project will be released on Aug. 25th.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Trumpeter Keyon Harrold to Release New Album “The Mugician” on Sept. 29th, 2017


 
Grammy Award-Winning Trumpeter Keyon Harrold’s Upcoming Album ‘The Mugician’ Set for Release on September 29th via Legacy Recordings/ Mass Appeal Records
 
NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Grammy Award winner, Keyon Harrold, one of the world’s most sought-after genre-bending trumpeters, will release ‘The Mugician’ on September 29th via Legacy Recordings/ Mass Appeal Records.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Dee Dee Bridgewater to Release New Album “Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready” on Sept. 15th, 2017


 
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER’S NEW ALBUM, “MEMPHIS…YES, I’M READY,” SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 15TH VIA DDB RECORDS/OKEH/SONY MASTERWORKS
 
Memphis, Tennessee. Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently. The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater‘s stunning new album, “Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready,” begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell’s historic Royal Studios.

Nicole Mitchell & Haki Madhubuti Set to Release Collaboration Album “Liberation Narratives” on Sept. 29th, 2017


 
NICOLE MITCHELL AND HAKI MADHUBUTI RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF THEIR COLLABORATION
LIBERATION NARRATIVES
 
In 2014, Mitchell was commissioned by the Jazz Institute of Chicago to write music inspired by the poetry of Haki Madhbuti. Liberation Narratives, the latest release by composer, flautist and conceptualist Nicole Mitchell, will be released by the notable African-American publisher, Third World Press.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Drummer Sonny Emory to Release New Album “Love Is The Greatest” on Oct. 10th, 2017


 
DRUMMER TO THE STARS WORLD RENOWNED MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST COMPOSER SONNY EMORY GROOVES SOLO WITH BAND CACHET ON
LOVE IS THE GREATEST
 
(ATLANTA, GA — August xx, 2017) –After decades of laying down the foundation and galvanizing the groove on tour and in the studio for legends like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Crusaders, Bruce Hornsby, Al Jarreau, Steely Dan and Bette Midler, drummer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Sonny Emory is on the greatest creative roll of his career,…

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Jazz Saxophonist NAJEE Returns with New Album “Poetry In Motion” on Aug. 25th, 2017


 
The always reliable saxophone man in Najee gifts a special dedication on Poetry In Motion, to two special musical heroes
 
LISTEN to New Single “Is It The Way” featuring Eric Roberson below!
 
What a way to celebrate one’s 30th anniversary in the industry but with a personal thank you to two musicians that left their own impact with so many fans and peers. Of course, Najee is beyond the perfect candidate in extending homage to Prince and Al Jarreau, legends in their own right and whom performed alongside with the much respected saxophone/woodwind player in their careers.

Latin Jazz Group NEGRONI’s TRiO to Release New Album “New Era” on Sept. 8th, 2017


 
MULTIPLE GRAMMY-NOMINATED LATIN JAZZ GROUP NEGRONI’S TRiO SET TO RELEASE NINTH ALBUM, “NEW ERA,” SEPTEMBER 8TH VIA SONY MUSIC LATIN
 
Los Angeles, California. “New Era,” the stunning new CD from multiple Grammy-nominated Jazz group NEGRONI’s TRiO sets a new pace for the band in its exploration of multiple musical styles and sounds which have influenced Trio founder Jose Negroni throughout his life.