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New Music – 2013

New Jazz Release: Saxophonist Theresa Grayson | “Live2Love” (Coming Nov. 5th, 2013)

Surveying the Soul of Pop Music
Saxophonist Theresa Grayson’s “Live2Love,” a compelling mix of pop gems from past to present and soul-jazz originals, will be released November 5th.
Houston, Texas (16 September 2013): Theresa Grayson wears her passion for soulful pop music proudly. From Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oats, Sade and Tony! Toni! Toné! to Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and John Legend, the saxophonist-flutist mines hits from decades past to present on her sophomore album, “Live2Love,” which will be released November 5th by L2L Records.

New Christmas Release: Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. | “Christmas Made For Two” (Coming Nov. 5th, 2013)

Christmastime Will Be a Whirlwind for
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
Entertainer releases new Christmas CD and book and kicks off holiday tour with stops across USA and China.
(PRWE October 31, 2013 – The next two months are going to be non-stop for Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the dreadlocked classic crooner vocalist who won season six of NBC Television’s America’s Got Talent.

Leela James to Release New Single Feat. Anthony Hamilton, “Say That” on Oct. 29th | WATCH OFFICIAL VIDEO!

R&B/Soul Singer-Songwriter LEELA JAMES Set To Release New Single “SAY THAT” Featuring Anthony Hamilton October 29
New York, NY (October 23, 2013) – R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Leela James announces the release of her new single “Say That” featuring Anthony Hamilton.

New Christmas Release: Nnenna Freelon & The John Brown Big Band | “Christmas” (Coming Nov. 12th, 2013) | LISTEN!

New Release:
Nnenna Freelon & The John Brown Big Band
(Brown Boulevard Records)
Street Date November 12, 2013
Nnenna Freelon’s mother was a lover of Christmas – the story, the anticipation, the excitement, but most of all, the gathering of her family around her. In her passing, she left her daughter with a gift that has resulted in a dream fulfilled and a holiday album that will extend a mother’s love of Christmas to listeners everywhere.

NAJEE to Release New Album “The Morning After – A Musical Love Journey” on Oct. 22nd, 2013 | LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “In The Mood To Take It Slow” feat Meli’sa Morgan!!

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Urban/Contemporary Jazz Saxman
Returns With New CD
“The Morning After –
A Musical Love Journey”
on Oct 22, 2013

You can always count on Contemporary Jazz saxophonist Najee to deliver a plate full of tasty, urban jazz morsels. Year in – year out. Considering the accolades and achievements he has received from over the years:

Jazz Vocalist Gretchen Parlato to Release New CD/DVD, “Live In NYC” on Oct. 8th, 2013

Vocalist Gretchen Parlato Celebrates 10 Years in
New York City with a Mesmerizing Live Album & Companion DVD,
Live in NYC, Available October 8 on ObliqSound
Album Exemplifies Live Evolution of Parlato’s
Staple Songs Since Their Original Recordings
In the ten years since her arrival in New York City, Gretchen Parlato has emerged as one of the most inventive and mesmerizing vocalists of her generation. In an artful communion of space, texture and a genre-bending repertoire, she has introduced a musical sea-change, making the power of subtlety front and center in jazz.

Guitarist Jonathan Butler to Release Holiday Album, “Merry Christmas To You” on Oct. 1st, 2013

This Christmas will be a very special Christmas for Jonathan Butler
Singer-songwriter-guitarist will release “Merry Christmas To You” on October 1st and embark upon the Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour this holiday season.
Sherman Oaks, Calif.: Santa Claus has a special treat to stuff in the stockings of all the good Jonathan Butler fans this Christmas: the first Christmas album by the two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-guitarist.

Mary J. Blige to Release Holiday Album, “A Mary Christmas” on Oct. 15th, 2013

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Mary J. Blige Is Set To Release Her First Christmas Album With Legendary Producer David Foster
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Iconic Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige will release her first-ever holiday album on October 15th, 2013. The album is titled “A Mary Christmas,” and features her soulful interpretation of classic holiday tunes. This is Blige’s 11th studio album since her 1992 debut What’s the 411? In two decades, Blige’s work has earned her numerous awards and she has sold over 50 million records. Among her many accolades, Blige can claim eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy® Awards (she has been nominated for a staggering 29) and four American Music Awards.

Concord Records to Release “Ray Charles Forever” (Deluxe CD/DVD Collection) on Sept. 24th, 2013 | WATCH VIDEO!

LOS ANGELES, CA – Ray Charles will be commemorated on September 23, 2013, his 83rd birthday, with a United States Postal Service Music Icons Forever® Stamp.