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.
What: Brian Culbertson’s Chicago Jazz Getaway Where: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park When: September 14-17, 2023 Artist lineup will be announced soon. Booking information will be released soon. The post Brian Culbertson Chicago Jazz Getaway 2023 appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
Gregory Porter covers Leonard Cohen with a gorgeous new version of “Suzanne,” an all-time favorite from the legendary songwriter’s songbook that appeared on his debut album Songs of Leonard Cohen. “It was truly an honor to sing the words and melody of a master craftsman of song,” says Porter. “I’ve long admired his wit, wisdom and courage that’s all
Brian Lynch and Spheres of Influence: Songbook Vol. 2: Dance the Way U Want To (Hollistic MusicWorks)
When trumpeter Brian Lynch released the first volume of his “Songbook” series last fall, Bus Stop Serenade, he promised more would soon be forthcoming, and … Read More “Brian Lynch and Spheres of Influence: Songbook Vol. 2: Dance the Way U Want To (Hollistic MusicWorks)” The post Brian Lynch and Spheres of Influence: Songbook Vol.
The mood was understandably festive as John Fedchock’s New York Big Band took to the stage at Birdland on Sunday, September 18. Not only was … Read More “John Fedchock Marks Milestones with His New York Big Band” The post John Fedchock Marks Milestones with His New York Big Band appeared first on JazzTimes.
By any account 2020 was a bad year but for guitarist Richard Smith it was worse than for most. He was fighting a battle against stage three cancer of the throat that included radiation, chemotherapy and taking part in a clinical trial of a drug that involved four hours a day of intravenous infusion. To
Back in 2020 Smooth Jazz Therapy commented on how almost impossible it seemed that keyboard player Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis had yet to release his debut album. Indeed, this Grammy nominated writer and producer has been the driving force behind a plethora of Billboard topping smooth jazz records and in so doing has worked with
What: Soul Beach Music Festival Where: Aruba When: May 24-29, 2023 Artist lineup will be announced later. Click the image below to visit their main site and to book your spot. The post Soul Beach Music Festival Aruba 2023 appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
What: Bruno Mars Where: Dolby Live at Park MGM – Las Vegas, NV When: December 30 & 31 Tickets on sale Friday, September 23. Click the image below to get tickets. The post Bruno Mars Live In Las Vegas NYE appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.