PIANIST AND COMPOSER DARRELL GRANT BUILDS ON THE FAR-REACHING LEGACY OF THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET WITH OUR MR. JACKSON
AVAILABLE FROM LAIR HILL RECORDS
Release Date: OCTOBER 6, 2023
(CD, vinyl and all digital platforms; preorder now live on Bandcamp)
In 2013, when pianist Darrell Grant was approached by the Portland Jazz Festival to plan and perform a tribute concert to the Modern Jazz Quartet, he rose diligently to the occasion.
Joey Alexander Announces Continuance
Out November 3rd via Mack Avenue Records
On His New Album the 20-Year-Old Jazz Pianist Firmly Establishes Himself as a Gifted Composer with His Touring Band and Special Guest Trumpeter Theo Croker
Listen to the First Single “Blue”
September 12th, 2023: Today, GRAMMY®-nominated Joey Alexander announced his seventh album Continuance, out November 3rd via Mack Avenue Records.
Celebrated Pianist, Composer & Humanitarian
Drops New Lyric Video For Breathtaking Collaboration with Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter
& Harmonica Player Grégoire Maret
“This album is about the hope that we all carry inside of us,” shares internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian, Keiko Matsui, who has worked with everyone from Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Bob James, and Hugh Masekela.
The Award-Winning, Jazz Vocal Musician, Composer, Lyricist and Educator Lenora Zenzalai Helm and Her Tribe Jazz Orchestra® Nonet Unveil JOURNEYWOMAN,
Her New Album Chronicling the Challenges and Triumphs of Black Women
Chicago-born, Durham, North Carolina-based Dr. Lenora Zenzalai Helm is a top-notch jazz vocal musician, an ebullient composer, an inventive lyricist, an inspiring bandleader and a dedicated educator at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
Sean Mason Announces Debut Album
The Southern Suite
Out October 27th Via Blue Engine Records
September 8, 2023: Today, Jazz composer, pianist and bandleader Sean Mason has announced the upcoming release of his debut album The Southern Suite. Assembled with the help of Branford Marsalis, Mason’s debut signals the emergence of a guiding luminary, with an album that distills the essence of the genre for our time even as it points the way forward.
Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Dee Lucas Releases New Single “On The Verge’”
Saxophonist Dee Lucas has released a brand new single titled “On The Verge’”. In this offering, the soprano saxman delivers both a catchy and infectious hook combined with a story-telling melody spreading inspiration and optimism as the overall message.
There’s no place like home: R&B-Jazz saxophonist Shawn Raiford taps Grammy-winning producer Derek “DOA” Allen to honor “Vallejo.”
SACRAMENTO (1 September 2023): Home sweet home. Using his lyrically expressive horn to pay homage to his hometown, R&B-jazz saxophonist Shawn Raiford teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Derek “DOA” Allen (Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson, Tyrese) to create a musical love letter to the Bay Area city located thirty miles north of San Francisco.
COMPOSER/TENOR SAXOPHONIST JD ALLEN REFORMATS HIS TRIO SOUND WITH THE ADDITION OF ELECTRONICS TO HIS MUSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME, GIVING US “THIS” TO BE RELEASED ON THE SAVANT LABEL (SCD2209) OCTOBER 20, 2023
RECORDED IN SOUTH LONDON’S LIGHTSHIP 95 STUDIO WITH JD’S U.K. BAND FEATURING ALEX BONNEY ON ELECTRONICS AND GWILYM JONES ON DRUMS
Time was when the use of any electronically-generated effects in an artist’s work, would immediately brand you as a member of the avant-garde. Your creations, particularly musical ones, were imagined to be overly technical and exhaustingly cerebral – somewhat akin to advanced mathematics.
Saxophonist Ron Blake Releases His First New Album in 15 Years with “Mistaken Identity,” Due October 13
RICHMOND, Calif., Aug. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Ron Blake marks his return to the recording studio after 15 years’ absence by reuniting with an old friend for the October 13 release of “Mistaken Identity” on his own label 7tēn33 Productions.