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Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Deliver Keynote Address at 1st Annual Jazz Congress | Jan. 11th, 2018


 
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
AT FIRST ANNUAL JAZZ CONGRESS
Thursday, January 11, 2018
12:15 pm in The Appel Room
 
Jazz Congress, a new annual conference organized by JazzTimes and Jazz at Lincoln Center, announced NBA all-time leading scorer, New York Times-bestselling author, and U.S. Cultural Ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the keynote speaker for its first annual Jazz Congress on Thursday, January 11 at 12:15pm in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room.

Pianist Greg Spero & Spirit Fingers to Release Debut Album on March 16th, 2018 | LISTEN to “Inside”!


 
SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS CAPTIVATING YOUNG PIANIST
GREG SPERO & SPIRIT FINGERS
 
“I feel I have a mission and something to say,” confides pianist Greg Spero and leader of Spirit Fingers. “It requires a lot of digging and a lot of agony to get to the point where it can be said truly and honestly.” The forward-thinking and introspective pianist has been in the woodshed with his electrifying quartet Spirit Fingers, who will make their Shanachie Entertainment debut on March 16, 2018 with their explosive eponymously titled CD.

Columbia/Legacy Recordings to Release “Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6” on March 23, 2018.


 
Columbia/Legacy Recordings Announce Release of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 on March 23, 2018
 
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 on March 23, 2018.

QWEST TV Announces December 15, 2017 Launch Date


 
QWEST TV
Founded by Music Legend Quincy Jones
Announces December 15, 2017 Launch Date
 
New York, NY – December 7, 2017 – Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms founded by music legend Quincy Jones in collaboration with French jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, announced today its official global launch date set for December 15, 2017. The announcement comes just two months following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in Fall 2017 that raised nearly $170,000 USD, nearly double the platform’s target goal.

Dr. Lonnie Smith to Release New Album “All In My Mind” on Jan. 12th, 2018


 
NEA JAZZ MASTER & HAMMOND B-3 ORGAN LEGEND
DR. LONNIE SMITH TO RELEASE SPIRITED LIVE TRIO ALBUM
ALL IN MY MIND JAN. 12 ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS
 
Hammond B-3 organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith has announced a January 12 release for All in My Mind, a spirited live trio album that the NEA Jazz Master recorded during his 75th birthday celebration at the Jazz Standard in New York City this past summer.

Innervision Records to Release Jazz Collectible, “Holiday Collection, Vol. 2” – LISTEN!


 
Innervision Records celebrates the season with bargain priced sampler “Holiday Collection Volume 2”
 
The digital only limited release features several brand new never released tracks from the Innervision roster.
 
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – Nov. 20, 2017 – PRLog — With the holidays upon us, Innervision Records is giving the gift of music to Smooth and Groove Jazz fans everywhere with this limited release specially priced sampler of both previously released holiday tracks from the Innervision catalog along side several brand new unreleased tracks.

Saxophonist Gianluca Gibbons Releases New Single “Shades of Me” on Dec. 1st, 2017 – WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Gianluca Gibbons Announces Music Video Release for Breakout Single
“Shades of Me”
Now streaming on YouTube and Spotify, and for purchase on iTunes
 
Los Angeles, CA: Avant-guard saxophonist and composer, Gianluca Gibbons, releases the music video for his breakout single, “Shades of Me”, that features world-renowned dancer and choreographer Keva Walker.

NEW VOICES! Vocalist Alexandra Jackson Releases New Singles “Brazilica” & “Girl From Ipanema” – LISTEN! | New EP “Legacy & Alchemy” Coming Dec. 2017


 
Alexandra Jackson,
A Fresh New Voice with A Fascinating Background,
Presents Single “Brazilica,”
#1 Most Added at Smooth Jazz Radio
 
Today’s listening culture has been increasingly disrupted by a hybridization of styles and by globalization.
 
With a few clicks and some knowledge of Garage Band or ProTools, one can intermingle mid-80s Cambodian hip-hop, Norwegian jazz, Gamble & Huff-stylized Philly soul and classical music of the Andes. The most vital genre-blending in our global culture is being realized by the crosscurrents of different “cultural musics.”

Saxophonist Euge Groove to Release 11th Album “Groove On” on Nov. 17th, 2017


 
Euge Groove Continues to Groove On Finding Inspiration in Life & With a Little Help With Some Friends Old & New Including Peter White and Lindsey Webster
 
“I never really know what song is going to come next…thankfully it just comes to me,” confides chart-topping saxophonist, composer and producer Euge Groove, who has scored close to a dozen #1 hits on the Contemporary Jazz Charts.

Drummer Mike Mitchell Emerges as Blaque Dynamite – Releases New Album “Killing Bugs” | LISTEN!


 
Drummer Mike Mitchell Reinvents Himself as
Blaque Dynamite, Encourages and Embraces the Unorthodox
on Hydra Rock/Hip-Hop/Jazz Debut Record Killing Bugs
 
In a world of constant repetition and formulaic goals, there stands one young man’s quest to exist however he wants, in any manner he deems fit. The mundanities of life hold back the true potential of this creative genius until he reinvents himself as a boundless force to be reckoned with: Blaque Dynamite.