Within a year of continued promotion, The Blu J’z has already “created a buzz” in the Contemporary Jazz media circuit by means of airplay, recognition on magazines, and was recently asked to open up for Paul Taylor and Marion Meadows at the Tower Theater in Fresno, California (July 12, 2014).
Happy Friday everyone. Some of you are going to step out tonight and meet some friends…or some of you are going to chill at home and wind down. Sit back and reflect. Or…some of you are still occupied with work. Or… many other various situations. Hopefully everything is ok with you.
As we carry on, for the most part, our Top 100 R&B Slow Jams has been very positive about the messages/lyrics carried in our selections, our picks for this special elite of love ballads. Positive in terms of 2 people falling in love, expressing their joys, heartaches. All dealing with the aspect of love. Some expressing faithfulness. Some dealing with infidelity.
GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST, COMPOSER & PRODUCER JEFF LORBER RELEASES 30TH ALBUM AS A LEADER THE DROP FEATURING ORIGINALS & ALL-STAR LINEUP WITH
JIMMY HASLIP, PAUL JACKSON JR., SNARKY PUPPY’S MARK LETTIERI, DAVID MANN & MORE
Anticipated Recording Drops September 22, 2023
“I think it’s easy to write music but it’s hard to write great music,” confesses trailblazing and Grammy-winning keyboardist, composer and producer, Jeff Lorber.
Gets Out Of His Comfort Zone & Finds His Stride On
New & Thirteenth Recording As a Leader
Featuring Originals Out 8/25!
Special Guests Include Candy Dulfer, Richard Elliot & Dino Soldo
Check Out Euge Groove’s New Single “Junior” Inspired By Junior Walker!
“I’ve been home for the last twelve months free from touring to take care of my mind, body, and spirit” confesses one of Contemporary Jazz’s premier road warriors and hitmakers, Euge Groove. “I just turned 60 last November.
CHART-TOPPING PIANIST, COMPOSER & PRODUCER
BRIAN SIMPSON MAKES A
SOUL CONNECTION ON NEW
OUT JUNE 16, 2023
“Every performance and recording presents an opportunity to bring happiness to a world of listeners. Music has an unparalleled ability to make a difference in our lives. I continue to appreciate how it can inspire people through good and bad times and never take for granted the opportunity I have been given to play a small role in someone’s life,” reflects Brian Simpson.
Yamaha & Billboard #1 Jazz Artist, Piano Virtuoso, Producer & Composer
Signs with Shanachie Entertainment & Fulfills her Purpose of Divine Music on Label Debut Presence Due Out July 7, 2023
The astounding late actor Chadwick Boseman once remarked, “Purpose crosses disciplines. Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history. Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill.”
HIL ST. SOUL DELIVERS
“A FEELING SO BEAUTIFUL” ON FIRST NEW ALBUM IN A DECADE
The Highly Anticipated Back In Love Is A Love Letter To Fans Due Out On Shanachie Entertainment November 18th Featuring Two Duets With Noel Gourdin
When a singer covers a song already definitively recorded by the likes of The Isley Brothers and Whitney Houston, there is skepticism; surely it could only fail to match the heights of hit renditions by two legendary artists.
Versatile Chicago Vocalist Tracye Eileen’s “YOU HIT THE SPOT” Releases Today, August 26th
On YOU HIT THE SPOT, Chicago singer TRACYE EILEEN returns to her straight-ahead jazz roots on an album of standards performed with a contemporary edge. This is Eileen’s fourth release and third full-length album. Always exploring new ways to express herself, each of her previous recordings covered different genres and stylistic approaches.
GRAMMY AND NAACP AWARD-WINNING MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING
CELEBRATES THE ART OF ELEGANCE ON ANTICIPATED NEW RECORDING SAVOIR FAIRE
The Billboard #1 Artist’s New CD is a Pan-American Journey Traversing The US & Brazil Featuring An All-Star Line-Up with Alyson Williams, Frank McComb, Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Barry Eastmond, Robert Herbert & Adam Hawley Among Others
“My life has been a series of pivotal events and circumstances that have gotten me to where I am,” reflects the fearless chart-topping Contemporary Jazz pioneer Najee. In a business where trends and artists come and go, the genre-bending saxophonist’s staying power is a rare blessing.
BILLBOARD #1 SINGER/SONGWRITER
KICKS OFF 2022 ON THE RIGHT NOTE WITH
“I DIDN’T MEAN IT” FEATURING
OUT JAN. 14TH
NEW CD EXPECTED EARLY 2022
“I am an artist…period,” declares Lindsey Webster. “I have influences from many musical genres and have been influenced by them from a young age. I believe in the power of music to empower and reach people on multiple levels.”