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Pianist Kevin Toney to Release New Concert Project “An Evening with Kevin Toney and Friends ~ Jazz Legacy” on March 24th, 2023 | WATCH VIDEO!

Piano Master Kevin Toney Celebrates 50th Year in Music with Expansive
Concert Recording Documenting His Spirited Acoustic Legacy in Jazz
Album Features Daughter Dominique Toney, Azar Lawrence and
Kamau Kenyatta
Let it be stated – no shouted from the highest mountaintop – that the root source of piano virtuoso Kevin Toney’s dynamic musical artistry has ALWAYS been hardcore straight-ahead Jazz.

Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters Celebrates 35 Years Of Recording With 25th Album “That Special Touch” on Oct. 7th, 2022 | LISTEN!

Chart-Topping Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist
Kim Waters Celebrates 35 Years Of Recording With His
25th Album That Special Touch Out October 7, 2022
In a world where we are all multi-tasking, overbooked and moving at maximum speed, the intimate quiet moments and thoughtful gestures from the ones we love, are what makes life worth living. The hit-making and chart-topping saxophonist Kim Waters offers the perfect oasis from life’s frenetic pace on his 25th recording That Special Touch.

Jazz Group Jazz Funk Soul to Release New Album “Forecast” on Aug. 5th, 2022 | LISTEN to New Single “Hustle”!

Supergroup Jazz Funk Soul
(Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber & Paul Jackson Jr.)
Orchestrates the Perfect Forecast on Anticipated
New Recording Of Originals Out August 5th!
Omne trium perfectum- everything that comes in threes is perfect. When it comes to the trio Jazz Funk Soul (JFS), this statement rings true. Saxophonist Everette Harp, keyboardist Jeff Lorber and guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. are the perfect union of balance and harmony,…

Jazz Guitarist Paul Brown to Release New Album “Promised Land” on July 15th, 2022 | LISTEN!

Two-Time Grammy-Winning & Chart-Topping Guitarist/Producer
Paul Brown Finds His Happy Place on Promised Land
Brown’s Sophomore Shanachie Recording Featuring All Originals Unites Him with
Euge Groove, Marion Meadows, Shane Theriot & Others
Some say that there is a boundary line to art but few true artists and visionaries conform to that notion. It is no surprise that two-time Grammy-winning guitarist and producer extraordinaire Paul Brown cites both Jerry Garcia and Wes Montgomery as founding influences.

Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Marc Antoine to Release New Album “Something About Her” on May 21st, 2021 | LISTEN to New Single “Groovy Sunday”!

Guitar Maestro Marc Antoine Finds Inspiration On His
25th Wedding Anniversary Delivering
A Musical Love Letter To His Wife On Something About Her
Due Out On 5/21
Antoine’s Joyous Celebration of Life Unites Him With All-Star Friends
David Benoit, Brian Simpson, Philippe Saisse, Marion Meadows & Others
“It’s all about the voyage for me. I hope I can take listeners along with me to enjoy the voyage,” exclaims Marc Antoine. The Parisian born guitar extraordinaire’s spark for music began as a child. He recalls, “My parents told me that when I was four, I went into a trance while listening to Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring.’”

Jazz Artist Carl Roland Releases New Single “Rock With Me” | LISTEN!

“Mu’Sonique Records brings Smooth-Modern Jazz, Recording Artist CARL ROLAND”
Releases New Single “Rock With Me”
Carl Roland, a Kansas City, ambitious teen fled to Los Angeles, California, in hot pursuit of his music dream. Carl quickly engaged in several joint ventures earning him multiple Gold and Platinum ‘RIAA’ certifications. Carl has had the pleasure of working with some of the great musical artists…

Jazz Keyboardist/Vocalist William Green to Release New Single “The Power In You” on July 7th, 2020 | LISTEN!

Magic Dream Recording Artist & Jazz Keyboardist/Vocalist William Green Debuts New Single, “The Power In You”
ATLANTA – June 9, 2020 – PRLog — International Recording Artist & Keyboardist Extraordinaire William Green will release his lead single, “The Power In You”, off his forthcoming album, “The Power In You”, on July 7, 2020. Green’s upcoming CD is scheduled to be released in February 2021. “The Power In You” can be purchased at and many other digital outlets worldwide.

Concord Jazz to Release “Ella 100: Live At The Apollo!” on April 24th, 2020 | LISTEN!

For Immediate Release – Ella 100: Live at the Apollo!, set for release on April 24th, 2020 via Concord Jazz, celebrates the music and life of the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald, hailed as perhaps the greatest singer in the history of jazz.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Contemporary Jazz Group Pieces of a Dream Returns with New Album “All In” on Nov. 6th, 2015

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Pre-Order/Purchase All In Now on Amazon
Once upon a time, a trio of teenage jazz prodigies began turning heads in Philadelphia. Hailing from the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ the all-star unit Pieces Of A Dream stands alongside an impressive lineage of musical wonders who have made Philly proud including Gamble and Huff, Patti Labelle, Grover Washington Jr. Jill Scott and The Roots. Proclaimed a “tough act to follow” by the iconic Count Basie, Pieces Of A Dream was discovered while in High School and was mentored by Mr. Magic, pioneering saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr.

The Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition and All Star Gala Concert Honoring Quincy Jones | Nov. 14-15, 2015

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Semifinalists Selected for 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition – Taking Place November 14-15 in Los Angeles
Weekend Includes All-Star Gala Concert Honoring Quincy Jones with Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Seth MacFarlane, Andy Garcia, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau & More
Washington, D.C.—The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is pleased to announce that 11 semifinalists have been selected to participate in the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition, which will be held November 14-15 in Los Angeles.