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Saxophonist Mark Allen Felton Releases New Album “Soul Real” | WATCH VIDEO!

Saxophonist Mark Allen Felton Melds Genres, Creates a New One With Soul Real
LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Thousands of listeners follow him on Spotify. He’s had success on the music charts, composed songs for radio, film, and television, and appeared with some of the biggest names in jazz.

Pianist Michel Camilo to Release New Album “Essence” on June 7th, 2019 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Legendary Pianist Michel Camilo Celebrates 25th Album as a
Leader with Stunning All-Star Big Band Release
Essence — Available June 7 via Resilience Music Alliance
For his landmark 25th album as a leader, iconic pianist, composer and bandleader Michel Camilo wanted to do something truly special.

Bassist Charnett Moffett to Release New Album “Bright New Day” on June 21st, 2019 | WATCH VIDEO for “Free the Slaves”

Bassist/Composer Charnett Moffett Breaks New Ground &
Debuts Exceptional New Quintet on Bright New Day,
Available June 21 via Motéma Music
For Bright New Day (available June 21), bassist/composer Charnett Moffett’s seventh recording for Motéma Music and 16th as a bandleader overall,…

Vocalist Mary Stallings Releases New Album “Songs Were Made To Sing” | LISTEN to Single “Sugar”!

Vocalist Mary Stallings Reflects on
80 Years of Life in Music on
Songs Were Made To Sing
Acclaimed Singer Tells Her Personal Story
Through 13 Classics with Stellar Band Featuring
David Hazeltine and Eddie Henderson
Not a single lyric on Songs Were Made To Sing was written by Mary Stallings, but each one represents a chapter in her life and a piece of her soul.

Dorthaan Kirk Selected as a 2020 NEA Jazz Master

Dorthaan Kirk, Newark’s First Lady of Jazz,
Selected as a 2020 NEA Jazz Master
Kirk, along with fellow NEA Jazz Masters Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell
and Reggie Workman, Will Be Honored at a Special Concert at SF Jazz Center on April 2, 2020
NEW YORK, NY, MAY 22, 2019 – If you missed yesterday’s exciting announcement that DORTHAAN KIRK was named a 2020 NEA Jazz Master for her work as a tireless advocate for Jazz, please click HERE.

Ben Tankard Releases New Video for “Afternoon Nap” | WATCH!

BEN TANKARD Releases New Video “Afternoon Nap” As Single Impacts Billboard Jazz Chart Most Added!
Nashville, TN — With almost 30 years of award-winning, platinum-selling, chart-topping radio hits, Ben Tankard’s “Rise” marks his first #1 Billboard Smooth Jazz Airplay single. Emerging right on the heels of “Rise” is Tankard’s new follow-up single and official music video “Afternoon Nap”.

Legendary Pianist Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band Releases New Album “Antidote” on June 28th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “The Yellow Nimbus”!

The Spanish Heart Band – Antidote, due out June 28 on Concord Jazz,
revisits songs from Corea’s classic albums My Spanish Heart and Touchstone
with a multi-cultural octet, plus new compositions and guest appearances
y vocalists Rubén Blades, Gayle Moran Corea and Maria Bianca
Throughout his storied career, iconic pianist/keyboardist Chick Corea has explored a wealth of music from across borders both geographical and stylistic.

Legendary Guitarist Kenny Burrell & Family Need Our Help | GO FUND ME Campaign from Katherine Burrell

Publisher’s Note: T.U.M.S. Readers, please see the urgent message from the wife of legendary jazz guitar player Kenny Burrell, Mrs. Katherine Burrell, below…
My name is Katherine Burrell. I am raising funds for my husband, Kenny Burrell. He is a legendary jazz guitarist who has contributed much to the world of music. Following his 85th birthday concert at Royce Hall, he suffered an accident that led to a two year medical leave.

Saxophonist David Sánchez to Release New Album “Carib” on June 7th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “Madriga”!

Grammy-Winning Saxophonist David Sánchez to Release New Album Carib
Out June 7th Via Stretch Music / Ropeadope
Listen To New Track “Madriga”
On June 7th, Grammy-Winning Saxophonist David Sánchez will release his new album Carib on Stretch Music / Ropeadope.

Kirk Whalum to Host “Kafé Kirk” – A New Monthly Concert Series at Crosstown Theater | Kicks Off June 2nd, 2019

GRAMMY-winning Memphian Kirk Whalum to host new monthly concert series of musical collaborations at Crosstown Theater.
Slate of guests to include Kameron Whalum (Bruno Mars) and Kortland Whalum (of STAX Academy); and GRAMMY nominated artist Jonathan Butler.
Regarded as one of the most prolific and important Memphis musicians of his generation, twelve-time GRAMMY nominee and GRAMMY-winning Memphian Kirk Whalum will host Kafé Kirk, a new monthly series, at Crosstown Theater at Crosstown Concourse on Sunday, June 2 at 6 pm.