Vahagn Stepanyn – A New Chapter

Keyboard player Vahagn Stepanyan is an award-winning music producer, arranger, songwriter, film and television composer who, since his arrival in the USA from his native Armenia, has been making waves in the field of jazz fusion.  His latest album, the appropriately titled ‘A New Chapter’, is notable for many things not least of which being


Norah Jones ‘Little Broken Hearts (Deluxe Edition)’ Out Now

A decade ago, Norah Jones defied expectations with her 5thstudio album Little Broken Hearts, a striking collaboration with the producer Danger Mouse that arrived 10 years after her debut Come Away With Me prompting SPIN to call it “the second essential record of Norah Jones’ career.” Today Blue Note Records releases the expanded 31-track Little Broken Hearts (Deluxe Edition) curated by Jones and Eli Wolf which includes rare


Shawn Raiford ‘Leave the Door Open’ – LISTEN

At its essence, the four-time Grammy-winning hit “Leave the Door Open” is a song about opportunity and R&B-jazz saxophonist Shawn Raiford is keeping himself open to the opportunities that music presents to him “at this stage in my life.” Teaming with Grammy-winning producer Derek “DOA” Allen (Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson, Tyrese), Raiford pours his soulful intentions into an instrumental version


Spotlight On Brooke Alford

  Every now and then, amid the smooth jazz staples of sax, guitar and keyboards, comes an artist who dares to be different.  One such performer is harpist Mariea Antoinette and another is violin player Brooke Alford. Brooke released her debut album, ‘Expressions’ in 2007 and followed it with the EP ‘The Viosocalist’ five years