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Sanborn Sessions Episode 1: Kandace Springs

Sanborn Sessions Episode 1: Kandace Springs

BY SANBORN SESSIONS
December 5, 2019

Season Premier Kandace Springs joins David Sanborn and his house band at Dave’s home studio in New York for the first session of Sanborn Sessions. Springs performs “People Make The World Go Round” and “Solitude” alongside Sanborn with support from Ben Williams on bass, Alice Soyer on vocals, Nate Smith on drums, Jon Herington on guitar, and Andy Ezrin on keyboards. The songs from the episode will be individually released as shorter video content for more bite-sized consumption, including two ......

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Jazz Improvisation Workshop In Italy 2020 - Register Now

Jazz Improvisation Workshop In Italy 2020 - Register Now

BY MARCO CHELO
December 4, 2019

The Jazz Improvisation workshop in Italy combines a week of rigorous jazz studies with an exploration of the foods, wines, and sights that Italy has to offer. The workshop is perfect for instrumentalists and vocalists with different backgrounds who want to learn and become better musicians. You won't want to miss out on this spectacular 6-day / 7-night immersion in Jazz improvisation held in a supportive and focused atmosphere conducive to intensive study and mutual encouragement through individual and group ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: November 2019

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: November 2019

BY MICHAEL RICCI
December 1, 2019

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in November, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! EDITOR'S PICKS Helga Marshal Herridge From: Chapter One 5:12 Iridescent Sounds Mark Fox From: Iridescent Sounds ......

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Philadelphia's Dogtown Records Reissues Sounds Of Liberation's Debut 1972 LP, 'Sounds Of Liberation,' In Collaboration With Brewerytown Beats Records — Available Now on Vinyl!

Philadelphia's Dogtown Records Reissues Sounds Of Liberation's Debut 1972 LP, 'Sounds Of Liberation,' In Collaboration With Brewerytown Beats Records — Available Now on Vinyl!

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 29, 2019

Sounds of Liberation was a band —and a social movement—formed in of the Germantown & Mt Airy neighborhoods of Philadelphia in 1970. The group consisted of seven members: Khan Jamal (vibraphone), Byard Lancaster (alto saxophone), Billy Mills (bass), Dwight James (drums), Monnette Sudler (guitar), Omar Hill (percussion), and Rashid Salim (percussion). Originally conceived and formed by Khan Jamal, the arrival of Byard Lancaster in 1971 helped shift their focus and efforts into a higher gear. Jamal and Lancaster would work ......

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Jon Batiste Releases Second Village Vanguard Installment Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard — Available Now On Vinyl!

Jon Batiste Releases Second Village Vanguard Installment Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard — Available Now On Vinyl!

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 28, 2019

The inimitable musician and bandleader, Jon Batiste, releases Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard on November 1. Recorded during his six-night residency in the fall of 2018, the live album is a follow up to his recent critically acclaimed release, Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard, and is part two of the two-part series. You can listen to the first single “HIGHER" and pre-order the album here. Anatomy of Angels and Chronology of a Dream ......

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Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Announce The Release Of Heavenly Bodies - The Expanded Collection

Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Announce The Release Of Heavenly Bodies - The Expanded Collection

BY WILLIAM JAMES
November 27, 2019

Bill Bruford was the drummer with Yes and King Crimson before he moved to jazz with his band Earthworks. Heavenly Bodies – The Expanded Collection takes 23 tracks from the Earthworks Complete deluxe box set to present a tidy overview of the band’s 20-year history in a double CD. Bruford says: “Heavenly Bodies- The Expanded Collection serves as the ideal ‘beginners’ guide’ for newcomers to the band. Progressive Jazz isn’t a million miles from Progressive Rock: both genres prioritise change ......

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Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

BY ROMAN MIROSHNICHENKO
November 26, 2019

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko is a finalist in the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Song For Godfather Of Fusion," which appears on his latest multi award-winning album Ascension which is dedicated to one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Larry Coryell. “Roman's adventurous complex playing and songs take the listener on a tour de force journey. Carrying on with a great tradition of fusion well done!" —Al Di Meola ......

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Jimmy Cobb Trio 'Remembering U' CD Release Performance This Monday!  Monday Nights With WBGO!

Jimmy Cobb Trio 'Remembering U' CD Release Performance This Monday! Monday Nights With WBGO!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
November 24, 2019

One Night Only! November 25th at Dizzy's Club Monday Nights with WBGO Broadway at 60th St., 5th Floor New York, NY 10019 212-258-9595 Jimmy Cobb: drums Paolo Benedettini: bass Tadataka Unno: piano Legendary Drummer Jimmy Cobb Still Swinging After All These Years The CD: Remembering U features guest appearance by the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove. A consummate accompanist, unerring timekeeper, outstanding soloist and dynamic ......

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Bassist / Composer / Grammy Nominee Peter Slavov Debut Release 'Little Stories' out December 13, 2019

Bassist / Composer / Grammy Nominee Peter Slavov Debut Release 'Little Stories' out December 13, 2019

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
November 23, 2019

Grammy Nominee, Bassist, Composer Peter Slavov Little Stories Debut Release: December 13, 2019 Little Stories by Peter Slavov Little Stories is the debut album by Grammy-nominated bassist and composer Peter Slavov, known for his work with Joe Lovano, Quincy Jones, Alfredo Rodriguez, George Garzone and many others. Little Stories is a concept album: each composition is accompanied by a short printed one-paragraph story that explains the inspiration behind the music, and/or the meaning of the title. ......

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Music Icon Patricia Barber 2020 European Tour Schedule & More!

Music Icon Patricia Barber 2020 European Tour Schedule & More!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
November 22, 2019

American Composer & Jazz Icon Patricia Barber Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2019. 2020 European Tour Announced! Press Praise Continues “Conspicuously literate and restlessly inventive." —The New Yorker Stereophile Editor's Pick, Downbeat, Jazziz, Chicago Tribune, London Jazz News, International Airplay! TSF France Radio Interview & Performance on November 25th! 3:30-4:30pm Paris Time (9:30-10:30am EDT U.S.) Upcoming Dates European / US Tour: 2019-2020 Nov 21: Le Colisee in Lens, France Nov 23: Teatro ......

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Announcing 'The Innocence Of Spring' By Don Aliquo + Michael Jefry Stevens Live At Hinton Hall On The Arc Label

Announcing 'The Innocence Of Spring' By Don Aliquo + Michael Jefry Stevens Live At Hinton Hall On The Arc Label

BY MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS
November 20, 2019

Announcing The Innocence Of Spring By Don Aliquo + Michael Jefry Stevens Live At Hinton Hall on the ARC Label. Recorded live at Middle Tennessee State University’s Hinton Hall, the release of The Innocence Of Spring (ARC-0736) brings together two veterans of the US jazz scene in saxophonist Don Aliquo and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens. In a live performance of raw improvisational clarity and sensitivity, inspiration from the jazz greats of years gone past is evident. Not just in the ......

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Debut Recording 'The Poet Is In The House' By Michael Jefry Stevens And The Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble On The ARC Label

Debut Recording 'The Poet Is In The House' By Michael Jefry Stevens And The Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble On The ARC Label

BY MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS
November 19, 2019

The debut recording of The Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble is titled The Poet is in the House (ARC-0774) and features the following musicians: Christian Howes, Candace English, Anya Yarbrough Brigid Hopkins, Bill Berg, Jason DeCristofaro, Doran Heck, Frank Southecorvo, Jason Moore, Charles Elliot, Katie Cilluffo, Justice Mann, Michael Jefry Stevens, Bill Fouty, and Danny Iannucci. The Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble is a hybrid ensemble consisting of a string section (violin, viola, cello, contrabass), a percussion section (drums set, percussionist, vibraphone ......

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Italian Bassist and composer Giuseppe Millaci & Vogue Trio release The Endless Way

Italian Bassist and composer Giuseppe Millaci & Vogue Trio release The Endless Way

BY NINA FERI
November 15, 2019

Passionate, inventive, and sensitive, double bassist Giuseppe Millaci is praised by the international press for his exceptional musicianship. After completing his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Millaci’s musical career took him beyond European borders to perfect his skills with Drew Gress and Marco Panascia in New York. He performed first as a sideman alongside the biggest names in Belgian jazz and then as a leader of Vogue Trio with French pianist Amaury Faye and drummer Lionel Beuvens. Millaci’s ......

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The Bebop Channel To Begin Airing On Spectrum New York In 2020

The Bebop Channel To Begin Airing On Spectrum New York In 2020

BY GREGORY CHARLES ROYAL
November 15, 2019

The BeBop Channel (beboptv.com), the multicultural multi-platform streaming network from Harlem, is set to begin airing its programming by early 2020 to certain New York City cable households over Spectrum. The BeBop Channel will air in the north Manhattan region from the Upper West Side extending into the Bronx. Channel executives, which are currently developing a seven channel streaming format to accommodate “BeBop’s" growing and racially inclusive Harlem content for jazz, lifestyle, comedy, teen, culture, competition/game shows, festivals, theatricals, “Top ......

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Will Sellenraad, Eric McPherson and Rene Hart release 'Greene Street Vol. 1' 0n Deko Music

Will Sellenraad, Eric McPherson and Rene Hart release 'Greene Street Vol. 1' 0n Deko Music

BY JASON BYRNE - RED CAT PUBLICITY
November 14, 2019

“For his fourth album, guitarist Will Sellenraad set out to capture a social dynamic in motion. He called on two longtime associates, bassist Rene Hart and drummer Eric McPherson, and made Green Street Vol. 1, which is due out on Deko Music on June 14. The album includes tunes by all three musicians, but its opening track—and first single, premiering here—is a song by pianist James Williams, “Alter Ego." Perhaps you remember the tune from Williams' album by that name ......

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Lisa Hilton Redefines Her Path With Latest Album 'Chalkboard Destiny' Available December 6th

Lisa Hilton Redefines Her Path With Latest Album 'Chalkboard Destiny' Available December 6th

BY LISA HILTON
November 13, 2019

“My favorite album we’ve worked on in there’s a lot of great music!” —Al Schmitt, 23-time Grammy winning engineer “We live in an exciting time of constant change…” is the introductory quote from the award winning composer, and acclaimed pianist Lisa Hilton, in her liner notes for her latest release Chalkboard Destiny—recorded with jazz luminaries JD Allen on tenor saxophone, Rudy Royston on drums and Luques Curtis on bass. It’s an appropriate prelude for an album that unfolds with the ......

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David Sanborn Releases Trailer For His New Show 'Sanborn Sessions'

David Sanborn Releases Trailer For His New Show 'Sanborn Sessions'

BY SANBORN SESSIONS
November 12, 2019

DAVE SANBORN, LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST, PRESENTS THE FIRST SEASON OF HIS NEW SHOW “SANBORN SESSIONS” Digital Series Features Performances & Conversation With Kandace Springs, Michael McDonald, Terrace Martin, Bob James and Others. Dave Sanborn, veteran saxophonist and six time Grammy Award winner announced today that he will soon present the first episode of his new music show, Sanborn Sessions. The new series is hosted by Sanborn and features a diverse roster of accomplished artists from a variety of genres and generations. ......

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Vocalist / Composer / Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant 'Smolder' Release Performance At Birdland Broadway World - Rave Review!  Brand New Video!

Vocalist / Composer / Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant 'Smolder' Release Performance At Birdland Broadway World - Rave Review! Brand New Video!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
November 10, 2019

Kristen Lee Sergeant has truly blazed her way onto the scene with her most recent live performance at Birdland, featuring the music from her DownBeat Editor's Pick release, Smolder. Stephen Mosher (BroadwayWorld.com) writes: “Oh my gosh. That was my immediate reaction to Kristen Lee Sergeant. Oh my gosh, oh my goodness, golly Moses, holy wow. OMG. Those are the thoughts that were going through my head as I watched the jazz set presented by Kristen Lee Sergeant and friends in ......

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Musicians On The Suncoast Jazz Festival Roster Say They Are Looking Forward To Upcoming Performances At Three Day Event

Musicians On The Suncoast Jazz Festival Roster Say They Are Looking Forward To Upcoming Performances At Three Day Event

BY CARY GOLDBERG
November 9, 2019

A Variety of Artists Express Their Enthusiasm for the Festival’s Evolving and Eclectic Line Up As autumn begins its inevitable turn toward winter, the chance to enjoy a combination of jazz and sunshine becomes even more tempting. From November 22 through 25, the Suncoast Jazz Festival, which takes place on the travel-award-winning Clearwater Beach, will provide both in ample amounts. This year marks the 29th anniversary of the Festival, which continues to expand its offerings from traditional jazz to include ......

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Boost Your Event's Visibility with Jazz Near You's Spotlight Service

Boost Your Event's Visibility with Jazz Near You's Spotlight Service

BY MICHAEL RICCI
November 7, 2019

Up to five five weeks of promotion for only $40! Musicians, venue owners, and presenters can increase the visibility of their events and boost ticket sales with the Jazz Near You Event Spotlight service. Spotlight gives an event prime placement on the Jazz Near You home page, on the Jazz Near You calendar page, in the weekly Jazz Near You email, and in the Jazz Near You app. The Spotlight service is $40 per event and can run up to ......

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