Portuguese-Born Vocalist Maria Mendes Releases the Single “Hermeto’s Fado for Maria” Today
From Her Forthcoming Album, Saudade, Colour of Love
Due Out October 7 on Challenge Records, Saudade, Colour of Love Features Orchestral Arrangements of Songs from Her Grammy-Nominated Album Close To Me
Hailing from Portugal and based for the last decade and a half in the Netherlands, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-nominated vocalist and composer Maria Mendes is no stranger to living between two different worlds.
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED PIANIST/VOCALIST
ELIANE ELIAS TRANSPORTS YOU TO QUIETUDE
ON CANDID RECORDS OCTOBER 14, 2022
Reigning Queen of Bossa Nova Returns to Brazilian Roots
Following 2022 GRAMMY® Win for Best Latin Jazz Album
(September 6, 2022) Hot off her 2022 GRAMMY® win for Best Latin Jazz Album for Mirror Mirror internationally celebrated virtuoso pianist, alluring vocalist, composer and arranger Eliane Elias returns to her Brazilian bossa nova roots on her new recording Quietude.
VOCAL PHENOM ROXANA AMED GATHERS LATIN AMERICAN ALL-STARS ON “UNÁNIME” OUT 9/16 ON SONY LATIN
When Ontology, her critically hailed 2021 debut U.S. recording, scored two Latin Grammy nominations in the Best Latin Jazz Album and Best Arrangement categories, Roxana Amed adroitly shifted her artistic focus for her next project.
Joe McCarthy’s New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band Returns with The Pan American Nutcracker Suite, a Pan-Afro Reimagining of the Tchaikovsky Classic
If you think Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s remarkable, 1960 interpretation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1892 ballet, The Nutcracker, is the final jazz word on the popular orchestral work, think again.
Former Weather Report Drummer Alex Acuña to Release Gifts, His First Album as a Leader in 17 Years.
The incredible journey of Alex Acuña has seen the renowned drummer-percussionist travel from his small rural hometown in Peru to being a first-call session drummer in the country’s capital city, Lima, then touring the United States with mambo king Pérez Prado, gigging in Las Vegas with Elvis Presley and ultimately touring internationally with Weather Report, the premiere fusion band of the mid-1970s.
GRAMMY® Award-Winning Pianist,
Composer, Educator and Social Activist
Danilo Pérez Reaches New Artistic Heights with Crisálida,
Featuring His New Formidable Ensemble,
The Global Messengers
Available March 18 via Mack Avenue Records
GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Danilo Pérez hopes to usher in a new era of enlightenment that will unite all of humanity with his epic new album, Crisálida, which in English translates to “chrysalis.”
Critically Acclaimed Composer-Pianist Marta Sanchez to Release SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum)
On her fourth quintet album, Sanchez presents her life in musical form – including experiences from both Spain and America
Marta Sanchez’s creative voice is strikingly original – circling rhythms, elaborate forms and criss-crossing counterpoint distinguishes her sonic signature on the crowded New York contemporary music scene.
Arnan Raz & Pablo Eluchans Release New 3-Track EP “Pal Viento”
Arnan Raz (Saxophone) and Pablo Eluchans (Drums) are releasing their duo EP (3 Songs), “Pal Viento” (“For/To the Wind”). The jazz record seeks to express a longing for, and attachment to nature and peace by bringing grooves and sounds from Arnan Raz’s upbringing in Kibbutz Merchavia in Israel and Pablo Eluchans’s Chilean roots.
International contemporary jazz guitarist Marco Albani drops his first project in over a decade entitled Kallaama
He hails from Italy, but his musical canvases draw from the Mediterranean, Africa and South America and a few places in between. Guitarist/composer/producer Marco Albani drops an alluring ambience which calms the spirit yet graced with an uplifting acoustic guitar.