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Soul-Jazz Trombonist Brian Thomas to Drop New Album “On The Bone” on Jan. 27th, 2023 | LISTEN!


 
Soul-Jazz veteran Brian Thomas ready to drop his groovy debut album
 
“On The Bone,” releasing January 27, features original compositions by the trombonist in a retro organ trio setting along with special guests.
 
BOSTON (10 January 2023): One could argue that “On The Bone” is trombonist Brian Thomas’s eleventh album.

Blue Note Records to Release New Collection “Transmissions From Total Refreshment Centre” on Feb. 17th, 2023 | LISTEN!


 
Blue Note Records Announces Feb. 17 Release of
Transmissions from Total Refreshment Centre
Eclectic New Compilation From London’s Vibrant Jazz Scene
 
Hear The Lead Single “Visions”
by Soccer96 Featuring Kieron Boothe
 
January 6, 2023: Blue Note Records has announced a February 17 release of Transmissions from Total Refreshment Centre, an eclectic new collection that features a wide range of artists who are part of London’s vibrant Total Refreshment Centre community…

Funk-Jazz-Soul Quintet The Motet Releases New Single “Draccus” – LISTEN! New Album “All Day” Arrives Jan. 18th, 2023 | Announces New Tour


 
The Motet unveil “Draccus,” the existential second single off their forthcoming instrumental album All Day
 
Marking the funk-jazz-soul quintet’s 10th studio LP, All Day will release on Wednesday, January 18, 2023
 
For a little over two decades, The Motet have cultivated a fervent fanbase through immaculate live performances and a seamless blend of funk, jazz, soul, and rock.

Legendary Drummer Joe Chambers to Release New Album “Dance Kobina” on Feb. 3rd, 2023 | LISTEN!


 
JOE CHAMBERS RETURNS WITH FEB. 3 RELEASE OF DANCE KOBINA
 
DRUMMER, PERCUSSIONIST, VIBRAPHONIST, COMPOSER & BLUE NOTE LEGEND EXPLORES
THE MUSICAL CONNECTION BETWEEN JAZZ, LATIN & AFRICAN MUSIC ON VIBRANT NEW ALBUM
 
Drummer, percussionist, vibraphonist, composer, and Blue Note legend Joe Chambers returns with the February 3 release of Dance Kobina, his 3rd Blue Note album as a leader which explores the deep musical connection between Jazz, Latin, Brazilian, Argentinian, and African music.

Marlon McClain Releases New Project “Funky Fridays Vol. II” | LISTEN!


 
Marlon McClain Releases New Project “Funky Fridays Vol. II”
 
On Friday, August 5th, veteran acclaimed guitarist, songwriter, producer, artist manager, and entrepreneur Marlon McClain releases his new full length project “Funky Fridays Vol. II” which includes 3 collaborations featuring New York based MC and lyricist BD3..

Jazz Guitarist Steve Knight to Release Debut Album “Persistence” on Aug. 12th, 2022 | LISTEN to 2 NEW SINGLES!


 
CHICAGO-BASED GUITARIST STEVE KNIGHT RELEASES
PERSISTENCE
 
STEVE KNIGHT’s journey from Olathe, KS to Chicago via Oklahoma, South Carolina, New York, and the Caribbean has been anything but linear or predictable. He’s now releasing his debut album, PERSISTENCE, a trio recording featuring seven of his originals as well as several compositions by other artists.

The Playing For Change Band Releases Debut Album “The Real Revoution” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Playing For Change Band Debut Album
The Real Revolution
 
Out Now
 
(Los Angeles, CA) – Playing For Change is proud to release The Real Revolution featuring the Playing For Change Band! The new album is a purpose-driven record with a compelling message of connecting the world through music.

Percussionist/Composer JoVia Armstrong to Release New Album “The Antidote Suite” on July 15th, 2022


 
Percussionist and Composer JoVia Armstrong Wants Listeners to Look Inward on The Antidote Suite; A New Chapter in Afrofuturist Music.
 
Her First Recording is the debut of Nicole Mitchell’s new Black Earth Music Label and features Isaiah Sharkey (bass), Leslie DeShazor (Violin), Jeff Parker (guitar), and Mitchell (flute).
 
JoVia Armstrong’s new music builds on many classic and contemporary sounds and molds them into a dynamic of the moment presentation.

South African Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini to Release New Album “In the Spirit of Ntu” on May 27th, 2022 | WATCH VISUALIZER for New Single “Senze’Nina”!


 
SOUTH AFRICAN PIANIST & COMPOSER NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI RETURNS
WITH LUMINOUS NEW BLUE NOTE ALBUM IN THE SPIRIT OF NTU OUT MAY 27
 
On May 27, the visionary South African pianist, composer, and healer Nduduzo Makhathini will release In the Spirit of Ntu, his milestone tenth studio album, his second album to be released on Blue Note Records in partnership with Universal Music Group Africa following Modes of Communication,…