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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
CELEBRATED & DYNAMIC SINGER/SONGWRITER SANDRA ST. VICTOR SHINES ON SHANACHIE DEBUT
A trained opera singer, the Dallas born, Holland based singer/songwriter Sandra St. Victor is very much an artist’s artist. Through the years she has earned the respect and admiration of her peers and has the accolades to show it.
KENNY GARRETT –
PUSHING THE WORLD AWAY,
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 17 ON
MACK AVENUE RECORDS
For his third Mack Avenue Records release, Pushing the World Away, alto/soprano saxophonist/composer/bandleader Kenny Garrett literally had to “push away” a steady flow of distractions to get to the inner core of the album, shifting priorities in his schedule, and diving deep into the essence of the music.