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Jim McNeely: Barefoot Dances

Jim McNeely: Barefoot Dances

Jim McNeely is among the most interesting jazz composer-arrangers and pianists around today. He always thinks big and fresh when it comes to his writing, and he plays a gorgeous, sensitive piano. His latest album, Barefoot Dancers and Other Visions (Planet Arts), is an original seven-part suite that he arranged and conducted in 2014 with the ...

Multicultural European Singer-Songwriter Emily Johnson Releases Her Debut Ep "Open You Heart" Produced By Narada Michael Walden

Multicultural European Singer-Songwriter Emily Johnson Releases Her Debut Ep "Open You Heart" Produced By Narada Michael Walden

Sometimes known as “The Lady of Heart,” Emily Johnson is a Bulgarian-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, and composer. Having performed around the world for many years, she is releasing Open You Heart, her debut EP, on May 11, 2018, with the help of Tarpan Records in the United States. This EP was produced by Narada Michael Walden ...

Vocalist Tiffany Austin Celebrates The Resilient Spirit Of African-American Culture On Her Sophomore Recording "Unbroken," Set For June 1 Release

Vocalist Tiffany Austin Celebrates The Resilient Spirit Of African-American Culture On Her Sophomore Recording "Unbroken," Set For June 1 Release

With the June 1st release of Unbroken, on her Con Alma Music imprint, Tiffany Austin further solidifies her standing as one of the leading vocalists on the current international jazz scene. Austin was propelled onto the national stage in 2016 when her debut recording, Nothing But Soul, received rave reviews from media outlets such as DownBeat ...

Eddie Jobson's UK Debut Album To Be Released On Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl

Eddie Jobson's UK Debut Album To Be Released On Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of UK's critically acclaimed self-titled debut record released on Polydor in 1978, Eddie Jobson is making this seminal album available on vinyl for the first time since its original release. It will be released on April 21st, and available exclusively to Record Store Day participating retailers worldwide. The record is pressed on ...

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Releases "Timeline," Celebrating Dave Brubeck's Historic 1958 State Dept. Tour

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Releases "Timeline," Celebrating Dave Brubeck's Historic 1958 State Dept. Tour

Chris Brubeck and Dan Brubeck are extensions of a remarkable jazz legacy. Although they toured and recorded with their father extensively, the immensely popular and influential jazz innovator Dave Brubeck, Chris and Dan have forged their own musical identities. Bassist and trombonist Chris and drummer Dan have previously released four albums with their band Brubeck Brothers ...

Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff Evokes Mystery & Allure Of Arabian Desert On Quartet Outing "Desert," Set For May 4 Release

Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff Evokes Mystery & Allure Of Arabian Desert On Quartet Outing "Desert," Set For May 4 Release

It takes a discerning eye, or in this case ear, to envision the desert as more than a vast, arid wasteland. Pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff succeeds in musically portraying many of this daunting environment’s mysteries and its boundless allure on her new recording, Desert, to be released May 4 on her imprint L&H Production. The quartet outing, ...

Canadian Jazz Band B's Bees Releases Third Album "Kanata"

Canadian Jazz Band B's Bees Releases Third Album "Kanata"

Montreal’s busiest jazz band, B’s Bees, recorded their new album Kanata during a highly inspired, post-tour interlude. Their third album displays their vast, exciting style of play and shows growth in the group’s compositional and improvisational abilities. A native of British Columbia, drummer and bandleader Brandon Goodwin has been a mainstay in the Montreal music scene ...

Pianist Roberta Piket Revisits Jazz Trio Format With The April 6 Release Of "West Coast Trio," Featuring Joe La Barbera & Darek Oleszkiewicz

Pianist Roberta Piket Revisits Jazz Trio Format With The April 6 Release Of "West Coast Trio," Featuring Joe La Barbera & Darek Oleszkiewicz

Roberta Piket, one of the most virtuosic and versatile pianists on the current international jazz scene, revisits the iconic jazz piano trio format with the April 6 release of West Coast Trio on her label Thirteenth Note Records. Joining Piket is the consummate rhythm section of drummer Joe La Barbera and bassist Darek Oleszkiewicz—part of the ...

Guitarist/Composer Leni Stern Weaves Rhythms Of Senegal With The Music Of NYC On New Album, "3"

Guitarist/Composer Leni Stern Weaves Rhythms Of Senegal With The Music Of NYC On New Album, "3"

Featuring Leni Stern (guitar/vocals), Mamadou Ba (bass) & Alioune Faye (percussion & vocals). Available April 27, 2018 Upcoming Tour Dates: Tuesday, April 24 at 10 PM, 55 Bar, NYC
Friday, April 27 at 9 PM, Shrine World Music, NYC
Saturday, April 28 at 8:30 PM, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, NYC

Just Released: "Clockworks" (Songlines Recordings) Featuring Patrick Zimmerli Quartet with Ethan Iverson, Chris Tordini, John Hollenbeck

Just Released: "Clockworks" (Songlines Recordings) Featuring Patrick Zimmerli Quartet with Ethan Iverson, Chris Tordini, John Hollenbeck

Completing a 25-year compositional arc, saxophonist-composer Patrick Zimmerli releases his new jazz suite Clockworks (Songlines) following the release in 2016 of his first quartet’s 1992 recording Shores Against Silence (with Kevin Hays, Larry Grenadier and Tom Rainey). Both records feature rhythmically and melodically advanced composition largely inspired by Zimmerli’s love of serial composers such as Babbitt, ...