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Rachel Huggins Uplifts And Inspires With Jazz-infused Debut Ep 'Keep Dreaming'

Rachel Huggins Uplifts And Inspires With Jazz-infused Debut Ep 'Keep Dreaming'

The London singer-songwriter gives an injection of much-needed vibrancy via her debut EP Keep Dreaming. Singer-songwriter Rachel Huggins weaves a rich tapestry with her debut EP, Keep Dreaming. Hers is a sound emerging from London’s thriving jazz scene, interwoven with flecks of funk, soul and golden, RnB grooves. The five-track release is about “uplifting your inner voice and raising levels of consciousness so we can make better informed choices as we go forward in life”, Huggins shares. Huggins’ voice is ...

Kirsten Gustafson's New CD 'Wait Until Dark' Out Now!

Kirsten Gustafson's New CD 'Wait Until Dark' Out Now!

Kirsten Gustafson, the renowned jazz vocalist, hailed by critics and fans since her intimate 1992 Atlantic Records debut “You Taught My Heart To Sing" is back with a new collection that pushes the boundaries of the traditional jazz standard. Wait Until Dark is an album of 11 songs that includes selections from a variety of genres – pop, funk, soul, easy listening, '50s swing, and—yes—even rock. Kirsten’s compelling, sultry vocals, supported by adventurous and sophisticated arrangements, effortlessly and expertly tie ...

Devyn Rush's New Release Recalls Timeless Beauty Of Joss Stone And Alicia Keys

Devyn Rush's New Release Recalls Timeless Beauty Of Joss Stone And Alicia Keys

Devyn Rush is a distinctive and personable artist with a passion for creating music that feels timeless and connects with the audience on a more intimate level. Her style features influences as diverse as jazz, vintage pop, and some blues, going for a versatile and emotional tone. Rush’s EP features five songs, including the beautiful opening track, “Stuff Like That There.” The song kicks off with an incredibly expressive saxophone lead, and it later evolves into a soothing piano and ...

Sarah And The Swinging Richards Jam With Jazz, Funk, And '90s Alternative On New Album

Sarah And The Swinging Richards Jam With Jazz, Funk, And '90s Alternative On New Album

Florida-based Sarah and the Swinging Richards is a band with a unique twist and an innovative approach to their music. What makes their sound quite special is the fact that it creates a clever dualism between the feel of the “golden age” and the fresh impact of the “new school.” When listening to the songs that are featured on the band’s new album, Rollercoaster, you might immediately think of great names of the past. Some comparisons include Fleetwood Mac, Dire ...

Guitarists Jon Durant And Robert Jürjendal Release A Vibrant New Musical Collaboration Across The Evening

Guitarists Jon Durant And Robert Jürjendal Release A Vibrant New Musical Collaboration Across The Evening

Across the Evening, by ambient experimental guitarists Jon Durant and Robert Jürjendal, further extends the ambient/jazz/world crossover music both musicians have traversed throughout their diverse careers. Featuring appearances from Colin Edwin (UK) on bass, Aleksei Saks (Estonia) on trumpet, and Andi Pupato (Switzerland) on percussion, Across the Evening is a multi-dimensional, trans continental delight. With sounds that caress and envelop, rhythms that percolate and inspire, the two guitarists nimbly play off each other and their guests, rarely allowing the listener ...

Australia's Greatest And Most Enduring Songwriter, Paul Kelly, Collaborates With Award-Winning Jazz Pianist And Composer Paul Grabowsky

Australia's Greatest And Most Enduring Songwriter,  Paul Kelly, Collaborates With Award-Winning  Jazz Pianist And Composer Paul Grabowsky

Please Leave Your Light On due July 31 from Gawd Aggie/Cooking Vinyl North America (digitally), August 14 on CD and vinyl Paul Grabowsky and Paul Kelly share a love of the classic collaborations between Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle (particularly In the Wee Small Hours), and Tony Bennett & Bill Evans (with whose playing Grabowsky’s has been favorably compared). “All of the songs were already part of Paul’s extensive catalogue,” says Grabowsky of the project. “I transcribed them, and adapted ...

Veteran tuba master Ralph Hepola creates a dynamic, supremely soulful new lead voice for the idiom on his eclectic debut album 'Tuba'

Veteran tuba master Ralph Hepola creates a dynamic, supremely soulful new lead voice for the idiom on his eclectic debut album 'Tuba'

Invented in both its bass and tenor forms in the 1830s by instrument builders Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht, Johann Gottfried Moritz and Johann’s son Carl Wilhelm Moritz, the tuba played a prominent role over the next century in the works of Strauss, Stravinsky, Wagner, Prokofiev, Brahms, Gershwin and others. Having played for several years with the Basel Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland and in the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Music Festival in Austria as part of a five-year stint in Europe ...


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