Rising star pianist/composer Connie Han brings the ancient Sumerian culture to the present day by channelling Inanna — the ancient Sumerian goddess of love, beauty and war — on her third release for Mack Avenue Records. Featuring Katisse Buckingham (alto flute and piccolo), John Patitucci (bass), Rich Perry (tenor saxophonist) and drummer Bill Wysaske, Secrets of Inanna creates a new world open to interpretation, harkening back
For years, the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) took place on the street. Over one weekend in June, Downtown thoroughfares Penn Avenue or Liberty Avenue … Read More “12th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival” The post 12th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival appeared first on JazzTimes.
The title of trombonist/composer Kalia Vandever’s second release, Regrowth (New Amsterdam), follows logically from the botanical metaphor of her 2019 debut, In Bloom. The new … Read More “Kalia Vandever Evolves on Second Album” The post Kalia Vandever Evolves on Second Album appeared first on JazzTimes.
There is no major, large-scale jazz music awards event in North America—but now there’s one that hopes to fill the void. The inaugural Jazz Music … Read More “First Jazz Music Awards Ceremony to Be Held in Atlanta” The post First Jazz Music Awards Ceremony to Be Held in Atlanta appeared first on JazzTimes.
Mary J. Blige, Ella Mai and Queen Naija make all-too-relatable songs. They go through similar joy and pain tied to love, selflessly extending deep levels of vulnerability that resonate with their devoted audiences. That simple formula may be why the reigning Queen of Hip-Hop Soul invited the new R&B divas to join her Good Morning
After two years of anticipation, Durand Bernarr is back with a new album. Wanderlust is the latest record from the emerging singer and songwriter. It follows his 2020 LP Dur&, which was among Rated R&B’s 30 Best R&B Albums of 2020 list. Bernarr wrote on Instagram how Kelis and her 2001 sophomore album Wanderland inspired
SiR embraces settling down on his new song, “Nothing Even Matters,” produced by SamTRax. It samples D’Angelo’s “Send It On” from his Grammy-winning sophomore album, Voodoo. With the neo-soul sample as its backbone, the deeply focused love song pushes the Inglewood, California, native further into the arms of an ebony goddess he can’t live without.
Inayah has released her new EP Insecure via EMPIRE. It’s the follow-up to her 2021 EP Side A. Insecure was preceded by “Always Something,” a relatable tune that arrived with a music video. The song, co-written by Dixson and Omari “G.O.” Massenburg, exceeds over 655,000 streams on Spotify. The EP’s second single, “Most Girlz,” dropped
Emerging R&B group FLO has returned with a new single titled “Not My Job.” Produced by MNEK and Tré Jean-Marie, “Not My Job” is an anthem that reinforces the importance of setting boundaries, especially in relationships. In some instances, it can be easy to get lost in love to the point where one partner is