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Jazz Artists David Margam & Lee Jones Releases New Single “City Beat” | LISTEN!


 
Renowned international artists David Margam and Lee Jones are pleased to announce the release of their new single, “City Beat”
 
Available Now on all digital platforms
 
“City Beat” is a vibrant fusion of urban sounds, combining the rich cultural influences of Granada (Spain) and Miami (Florida). This collaboration has resulted in a unique blend of contemporary jazz, smooth & grooves and Mediterranean rhythms, creating an energetic and captivating musical experience.

Pianist Emmet Cohen to Release Anticipated New Album “Vibe Provider” on August 23rd, 2024 | LISTEN! Announces New Tour Dates for 2024


 
Emmet Cohen to Release Vibe Provider on August 23
via Mack Avenue Records
 
Renowned Pianist’s New Album Is a Heartfelt Tribute to the Late Funmi Ononaiye, a Beloved Luminary of the NYC Jazz Scene
 
July 12, 2024: Today, critically acclaimed pianist, composer, and bandleader Emmet Cohen announced his new album, Vibe Provider, out August 23 via Mack Avenue.

Jazz Singer Amber Weekes Releases Official Video for “Wasn’t It Wonderful” | WATCH! New Album “A Lady With A Song – Amber Weekes Celebrates Nancy Wilson” is Avail NOW


 
Official Music Video
“Wasn’t It Wonderful”
by Amber Weekes.
 
The first music video from the
“A Lady With A Song – Amber Weekes Celebrates Nancy Wilson” album release
 
On A Lady With A Song, Amber Weekes pays homage to one of her inspirations, Nancy Wilson, while welcoming such all-stars as guitarists Russell Malone and Paul Jackson Jr., tenor-saxophonists Gerald Albright and Rickey Woodard, and Justo Almario on flute.

Trombonist Michael Pallas to Release New Project “Gateway” on August 23rd, 2024 | LISTEN!


 
Versatile New York-Based Trombonist and Composer
Michael Pallas Explores Latin, Jazz, Neo-Soul
and Hip-Hop on Gateway
 
Available August 23 via Truth Revolution Records,
 
With the release of his debut album, Gateway, the Phoenix-raised, New York City-based trombonist, composer, and educator Michael Pallas looks to make his mark as a leader to be reckoned with.

South African Saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane to Release New Album “Iladi” on July 12th, 2024 | LISTEN!


 
South African Saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane to Release New Album “Iladi”
 
On July 12, South African saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane will release his new album Iladi via Blue Note/Universal Music Africa. The album was produced by Sikhakhane’s frequent collaborator Nduduzo Makhathini who is also featured on piano with Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere on bass and Kweku Sumbry on drums. Iladi presents eight evocative original compositions by Sikhakhane.

Guitarist Rich Goldstein to Release New Soul-Jazz Album “Into the Blue” on Sept. 27th, 2024


 
Guitarist Rich Goldstein Digs Into Soul Jazz Roots on “Into the Blue”
 
Release Date: September 27th, 2024
(Truth Revolution Records)
 
Veteran jazz guitarist and educator Rich Goldstein, a longtime faculty member at The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, channels some of his guitar heroes and main influences on Into the Blue.

Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band to Release New Album “Walk A Mile In My Shoe” on August 16th, 2024 | LISTEN! Announces New Tour Dates for 2024


 
ORRIN EVANS AND THE CAPTAIN BLACK BIG BAND TEAM WITH VOCALISTS FOR WALK A MILE IN MY SHOE
 
Featuring LISA FISCHER, BILAL, PAUL JOST, JOANNA PASCALE
 
Fifth album from the seasoned, twice Grammy-nominated powerhouse ensemble
 
Building on back-to-back Grammy nominations for its Smoke Sessions albums Presence (2018) and The Intangible Between (2020), the Captain Black Big Band returns with Walk a Mile in My Shoe: a set that embodies the CBBB’s infectious community spirit like no other.

Vibraphonist Simon Moullier to Release New Project “Elements of Light” on Sept. 20th, 2024 | LISTEN!


 
Simon Moullier Signs With Storied Label Candid Records
 
Hear “808” Out Today
From The New Album Elements Of Light Available September 20, 2024
 
Today vibraphonist-composer Simon Moullier announces his newest album Elements Of Light, to be released September 20th on the storied Candid Records label. The album features Moullier’s remarkable quartet along with special guest appearances by Gerald Clayton and Marquis Hill. Released today is the track “808” available for streaming on all platforms.

Jazz Guitarist Joe Taylor to Release Album “Westside Chill” on Vinyl on August 12th, 2024 | LISTEN!


 
Guitarist Joe Taylor chills out on vinyl
 
“Westside Chill” will be released on vinyl on National Vinyl Record Day; “Jaco’s Court” drops as a single on September 21, the anniversary of Jaco Pastorius’s passing.
 
BENNETTS POINT, SC (1 JULY 2024): Guitarist Joe Taylor successfully reentered the contemporary jazz space earlier this year after a seventeen-year absence with the release of his “Westside Chill” album, showcasing his rootsy blend of instrumental jazz, Americana twang and earthy blues.

Trombonist Steve Turre Releases First Live Album “Sanyas” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Trombonist/Composer Steve Turre Releases the First Live Album in his Storied Five-Decade Career with the Exhilarating Sanyas
 
Available Today, via Smoke Sessions Records, the Album Features an All-Star Band with Nicholas Payton, Ron Blake, Buster Williams, Lenny White, and Isaiah J. Thompson
 
Throughout 2024, Smoke Jazz Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary, its post-pandemic rebirth and renovation, and the first decade of its record label, Smoke Sessions, with a series of live recordings by some of the acclaimed artists who have called the club home.