Najee – Savoir Faire

Well known for his classy virtuosity, Grammy nominated sax and flute player Najee has been one of the most influential figures in contemporary jazz for the past thirty plus years.  He enjoyed his first big break in 1983 when, with his brother Fareed, he toured with Chaka Khan.  This in turn brought him to the…


Skinny Hightower – Rain

Taken from his 2020 Trippin n Rhythm album ‘Blue Moon’ the intensely rhythmic ‘Rain’ is the latest track to be serviced to radio.  It follows both the similarly disposed ‘Bittersweet’ and the altogether more chilled out title cut as being sublime selections with which to show off this fine collection. ‘Blue Moon’ is Skinny’s fourth…


John Schott Leads “’Round Midnight Reconsidered” Event on Shavout

Bay Area guitarist and composer John Schott will lead “’Round Midnight Reconsidered,” an all-night musical meditation celebrating Thelonious Monk’s iconic composition and paying respect to … Read More “John Schott Leads “’Round Midnight Reconsidered” Event on Shavout” The post John Schott Leads “’Round Midnight Reconsidered” Event on Shavout appeared first on JazzTimes.


Tank and The Bangas Album ‘Red Balloon’ Out Now

Best New Artist Grammy nominee Tank and The Bangas’ new album Red Balloon is out now on Verve Forecast. Predominantly produced by Tank and the Bangas, the 16-track album includes contributions from Alex Isley, Masego, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, Questlove, Big Freedia, Trombone Shorty, Jamison Ross, The Hamiltones, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Wayne Brady. Red Balloon was born out of a pandemic-ordered break from the band’s rigorous touring schedule. The hiatus gave the…


Ultimate Disco Cruise 2023

Ultimate Disco CruiseSailing February 25 – March 2, 2023Aboard Celebrity SummitFrom Miami, FL to Key West and Cozumel Artists will include: Kool & The Gang Billy Ocean Taylor Dayne Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge Tavares Norma Jean Wright & Luci Martin (formerly of Chic) with special guest  Evelyn “Champagne” King Heatwave The Trammps featuring Earl Young Al McKay Allstars C+C…