Vocalist Allan Harris Pays Heartfelt Tribute to
Iconic Singer and Innovator of Vocalese with
The Genius of Eddie Jefferson
With his gruff, gravelly voice, his penchant for hep cat diction, and the serpentine bebop turns of his vocalese creations, the late Eddie Jefferson might not seem the ideal match for a classic romantic crooner like Allan Harris.
Legendary Trumpeter Eddie Henderson
Explores the Many Facets of Musical Vision
on Masterful New Recording, Be Cool
Before he walks out the door on his way to a gig, 77-year-old trumpeter Eddie Henderson always gets two words of advice from his wife: be cool. The legendary trumpeter has taken that mantra to heart, and on Be Cool, his new release on Smoke Sessions Records, he shows just how hot cool can get.
ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT – LIVE
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LALAH HATHAWAY, BILAL, WAYNE BRADY,
B. SLADE, ALGEBRA BLESSETT, AND THE METROPOLE ORCHESTRA
ON DVD AND DIGITAL FORMATS VIA EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT
~MARCH 16, 2018~
New York, NY (February 1, 2018)—March 16, 2018 marks the release of Robert Glasper Experiment – Live on DVD and Digital Formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Grammy-Nominated Singer, Drummer, Composer and Bandleader Jamison Ross Announces New Tour Dates
Whereas Jamison Ross’ GRAMMY®-nominated, vocal-heavy 2015 debut disc, Jamison shocked some listeners who knew him primarily as a drummer, especially after he won the 2012 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Drum Competition, his sophomore disc, All For One will surely solidify his reputation as one his generation’s brightest vocalists and drummers.
Original line-up of Minneapolis funk outfit fDeluxe (aka The Family) reunite in Twin Cities for the first time since 1985
Jerome Benton rejoins band for 2 Special Nights
January 25, 2018 – For the very first time in over 30 years all 5 original members of The Family (now known as fDeluxe) will reunite in Minneapolis on for 2 not to be missed shows at The Dakota on January 31, 2018.
Austin City Limits Presents a Dazzling Hour with the Legendary Herbie Hancock
Austin, TX—January 19, 2018—Austin City Limits (ACL) presents a series highlight: a career-spanning hour with one of the world’s most celebrated artists, jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in his first-ever appearance on the program. The new installment premieres Saturday, January 20 at 8pm CT/9pm ET as part of ACL’s Season 43.
SOULIVE Announces New EP ‘CINEMATICS, VOL. 1’
First New Music In Six Years From Genre-Smashing Groove Masters
Debut Single & Video ‘KINGS MARCH” Out Now
Soulive has announced the release of ‘Cinematics, Vol. 1.’ The long-awaited EP—due February 23 on digital and vinyl formats via the trio’s own imprint Soulive Music—is the first new music in six years from the genre-smashing groove masters.
Leslie Odom, Jr. To Sing “America The Beautiful” At Super Bowl LII On NBC
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer LESLIE ODOM, JR. will sing “America The Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl LII pregame festivities at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4, the NFL and NBC announced today. The performance will be televised live on NBC prior to kickoff.
Contemporary Jazz Trumpeter Lin Rountree is Set to Release His New Album “Stronger Still” on Feb. 9th, 2018 – LISTEN to New Single “Pass The Groove”
Trumpeter Lin Rountree continues to make impact in the contemporary jazz spectrum with the release of his new album “Stronger Still,” arriving in stores Feb. 9th, 2018 via Trippin N’ Rhythm Records.
The Lao Tizer Band Set to Release
Songs From The Swinghouse,
Recorded Live at Conway Studios in Hollywood:
Available March 16, 2018 via Yse Records
With more than five years since their last release, The Lao Tizer Band has taken the time to grow in every aspect. An updated larger band is exploring some new methods on their upcoming CD/DVD combo, Songs From The Swinghouse: recorded live in just three days at Conway Studios in Hollywood, the band explores three cover tunes with vocalist, a first for the group, alongside original instrumental tracks, bringing them to new heights of excellence and exuberance.