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Superstar Drummer & Songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana To Release New Summer Single "Fun, Party, Splash" Feat. Carlos Santana & Produced By Narada Michael Walden

Superstar Drummer & Songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana To Release New Summer Single "Fun, Party, Splash" Feat. Carlos Santana & Produced By Narada Michael Walden

The past few months have been a blur for Cindy Blackman Santana, who is currently touring and performing with her husband Carlos Santana, is featured as a vocalist, drummer, and songwriter on Power of Peace, the new Santana/Isley Brothers collaboration, and has been busy touring with her own band and recording tracks in the studio with ...

Jo and Rosey: Two New CDs

Jo and Rosey: Two New CDs

Back in the 1950s, pop singers played a vital role in the fabric of our society. Unlike today, where many pop stars leverage dark fantasies and disturbing psychological dramas in songs to connect with audiences, singers 60 years ago were songbirds of the American Dream. They were relentlessly cheery and upbeat, and in the process lifted ...

Chet Baker: Live in London

Chet Baker: Live in London

Between March 28 and April 2 in 1983, Chet Baker appeared at the Canteen in London. By then, the club's space at 4 Great Queen St. in Covent Garden was something of a landmark. From 1979 to 1981, it was the Blitz, a wine bar where British pop's New Romantic movement was launched. So it was ...

Bev Kelly: From the Heart

Bev Kelly: From the Heart

A couple of days ago I heard from singer Bev Kelly. If you're unfamiliar with Bev, dig my two-part interview with her from 2013 (here and here). In the 1950s, Bev was one of the hippest jazz vocalists in Chicago's bevy of hotel clubs and lounges. She recorded quite a few important albums, including several with ...

American-British vocalist Allen Austin-Bishop debut album "Sorry Grateful" Available Now!

American-British vocalist Allen Austin-Bishop debut album "Sorry Grateful" Available Now!

Vocalist Allen Austin-Bishop's Sorry Grateful is an album comprised of jazz standards ranging from Errol Garner’s “Misty” and Johnny Mandel’s “The Shadow of Your Smile”, to Victor Young’s “When I Fall in Love” and Bart Howard’s “Fly Me to the Moon." Allen Austin-Bishop was born in Newark, New Jersey (USA) but is currently based in London. ...

Tom Brigandi: Late Night N.Y.

Tom Brigandi: Late Night N.Y.

Bassist Tom Brigandi recorded just two albums as a leader. Both albums are exceptional. From my online research, I know he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated in 1981. I also know that he played with Chuck Mangione in the 1990s along with J.R. Monterose and Nick Brignola. And this past May, ...

Chet Baker at the Moonlight

Chet Baker at the Moonlight

Aging beauty is still beautiful. Jazz greats lucky enough to grow old tended to develop new techniques for expressing how they felt when they played. Their honesty and sensitivity remained intact but both were more pensive and thoughtful. What they played was still elegant and transparent. This was especially true of trumpeter Chet Baker in his ...

Andromeda Turre "Live EP" August 7th Release!

Andromeda Turre "Live EP" August 7th Release!

Andromeda Turre's “Shine" Project CD To Feature: Steve Turre, Orion Turre, Rahsaan Carter, James Carter, Sachal Vasandani, Ray Angry and Warren Wolf After studying at Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory, New York City native Andromeda Turre kickstarted her career as the last Raelette hired to sing for Ray Charles. Producing two albums on ...

Saxophonist Oded Tzur's Releases "Translator's Note" on Yellowbird/ENJA

Saxophonist Oded Tzur's Releases "Translator's Note" on Yellowbird/ENJA

Saxophonist Oded Tzur's latest effort, Translator's Note (Yellowbird/Enja Records) is is now available! Starting in 2012, Oded led a rehearsal in Brooklyn with Shai Maestro, Petros Klampanis and Ziv Ravitz. The immediate connection between the four musicians led to the creation of the Oded Tzur Quartet, an ensemble that explores relationships between the jazz setting and ...

Pianist And Composer Hayley Lam Releases "Being Alive" Single

Pianist And Composer Hayley Lam Releases "Being Alive" Single

Composer/pianist/violinist Hayley Lam has released “Being Alive," a single that serves as expository material for her debut EP Being Alive scheduled for release later this year. The track features Marko Djordjevic on drums and Akos Forgacs on bass. Hayley Lam's musical background is diverse: she is a classically-trained pianist, received her classical diploma at 11, studied ...


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