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LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Norman Brown to Release New Album “Let It Go” on April 14th, 2017


 
Grammy® Winning Guitar Maestro/Singer
Norman Brown
Teaches Us How to Let It Go on Highly Anticipated Shanachie Entertainment Debut
 
In the liner notes of Norman Brown‘s exhilarating tenth solo album Let It Go, he speaks about the principals of Maat, the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, harmony, morality and justice. These concepts of wisdom and knowledge inform Brown’s life and music.

Jazz Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn to Release Debut Album “A Social Call” on May 12th, 2017


 
The Texas-born singer fulfills and surpasses expectations after winning top honor at Thelonious Monk competition in 2015
 
With an assured maturity and vocal confidence far beyond her years, the young singer Jazzmeia Horn arrives with her debut recording A Social Call, an album that reveals a talent ready to take its place alongside the best headlining jazz vocalists of today.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! U.K. Jazz Singer Polly Gibbons to Release New Album “Is It Me?” on April 21st, 2017


 
U.K. Jazz Singer/Songwriter Polly Gibbons Poised To Take U. S. By Storm With Release of IS IT ME…?
 
LOS ANGELES – March 15, 2017 – PRLog — Following sold-out tours in the U.K. opening for George Benson and Gladys Knight, including two acclaimed performances at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, singer/songwriter Polly Gibbons is set to make a British invasion of her own with the release of her highly-anticipated second album, Is It Me…? on Resonance Records on April 21, 2017.

Jeff Lorber Fusion to Release Anticipated New Project “Prototype” on March 24th, 2017


 
Multi-Grammy Nominated Visionary Jeff Lorber Journeys On A Thrilling Musical Excursion with PROTOTYPE Featuring Jeff Lorber Fusion and Special Guests Nathan East,
Chuck Loeb, Larry Koonse, Paul Jackson, Jr., and Dave Mann Among Others
 
Coming March 24th Via Shanachie Records
 
Trailblazing pianist, composer, producer and bandleader Jeff Lorber is a consummate artist who continues to push himself to new plateaus. A groundbreaking Fender Rhodes pioneer along with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample and Bob James, Lorber has triumphed as one of the most innovative musical minds in contemporary jazz.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Flautist Jef Kearns Releases New Single “N2U (Into You)”


 
R&B flautist Jef Kearns is pleased to announce his new single, N2U (Into You), the latest addition to his repertoire of chart-topping contemporary romantic Quiet Storm ballads.
 
Describing his creative process, Jef says that the melodies “just come out of my fingers” and the compositions “appear in my head.”
 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR “N2U”!

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Trombone Shorty to Drop New Album “Parking Lot Symphony” on April 28th, 2017 | Announces New Tour Dates


 
TROMBONE SHORTY SET TO RELEASE HIS
BLUE NOTE DEBUT PARKING LOT SYMPHONY ON APRIL 28;
 
Trombone Shorty has announced an April 28 release date for Parking Lot Symphony, his debut album for Blue Note Records. The album pre-order launched today along with the irrepressible first single “Here Come The Girls,” which is available now to download or stream.
 
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “HERE COME THE GIRLS”!

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Fostina Dixon Releases New Album “Here We Go Again”


 
Saxophone Maestra FOSTINA DIXON Blends Contemporary Jazz, Gospel, Funk and R&B on HERE WE GO AGAIN
 
Wilmington, DE: As a highly-regarded, in-demand composer, vocalist and jazz soloist who plays soprano, alto and baritone saxes, flute, and clarinet, Fostina Dixon has been honing her craft for decades as a guest soloist with Abbey Lincoln, Barry Harris, Earl May and the Big Apple Jazzwomen.
 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR “PRAYER OF JABEZ’!

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Release New Album “So It Is” on April 21st, 2017 | Announces New Tour 2017


 
Roots & A Revolution: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Turns A Page “So It Is”
 
NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced the release of their new album, So It Is, the septet’s second release featuring all-new original music, coming April 21 via Legacy Recordings. So It Is finds the classic PHJB sound invigorated by a number of fresh influences, not least among them the band’s 2015 life-changing trip to Cuba.
 
CLICK HERE OT LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “SANTIAGO”!

Vocalist Somi to Release New Album “Petite Afrique” on March 31st, 2017


 
Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Somi to Release Petite Afrique,
Inspired by the Fate of African Immigrants in Harlem
 
Featuring Special Guest Aloe Blacc
 
Pulsing with Harlem’s rhythms and sonic ambiance, Somi‘s Petite Afrique is an homage to her New York City upper Manhattan neighborhood, and one of the Meccas of the African diaspora.

The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ | April 20th-22nd, 2017


 
Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Announces
 
Tito Puente:
A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’
 
(Bronx, NY) – In the first ever retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more.