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.
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, 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 “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”.
CHICK COREA, LEGENDARY PIANIST, KEYBOARDIST AND COMPOSER,
EXPLORES HIS SPANISH, LATIN AND FLAMENCO INFLUENCES
WITH THE DEBUT ALBUM BY HIS NEW SPANISH HEART BAND
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.
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.
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.