“Midnight Waves,” a highlight of Joey Alexander’s sixth album, Origin, describes the nocturnal ocean off Bali, where the teenaged pianist and his parents returned home … Read More “The Next Step” The post The Next Step appeared first on JazzTimes.
GRAMMY® award-winning global icon Seal will embark on a massive 30TH Anniversary Tour across North America this spring. Produced by Live Nation, he will team up with longtime producer and trusted collaborator Trevor Horn, who will take on the role of musical director for the run of shows; additionally, Horn’s acclaimed new wave band The Buggles will be featured as special guest performers. The six-week run
What: Lovers & Friends When: May 6, 2023 Where: Las Vegas Festival Grounds Following enormous success with its inaugural year, Lovers & Friends returns May 6, 2023 to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds with a massive collection of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest artists, highlighting the ongoing evolution of the genres. The incredible lineup will treat
Saxophone – WaKaNa Keys, programming, mix – Greg Manning Guitar: Kay-Ta Matsuno The post WaKaNa ‘A Sunny Day’ – LISTEN appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
Taken from his 2022 album ‘Savoir Faire’, the Grammy nominated sax and flute player Najee is back on radio with ‘Bounce’. This easy grooving gem is something of a contemporary jazz master class, orchestrated by Najee and added to by joint composers and performers Paul Brown on guitar, Roberto Vally on bass and Leon Bisquera
What: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival When: April 28-May 7, 2023 Click the banner below for more info and to get tickets. The post New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2023 appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
“Once in a generation” vocalist Samara Joy unveils a piano-vocal duo rendition of “Can’t Get Out of This Mood,” the lead single from her GRAMMY-nominated album Linger Awhile, out now on Verve. Featuring four-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist Gerald Clayton, the new track highlights Samara’s “rich, buttery vocals” (Billboard), “breathtaking technique” (Boston Globe), and “youthful exuberance” (WRTI)
Several years ago, one of Danilo Pérez’s students was suffering from tendinitis. Pianist Pérez was then a professor at the New England Conservatory; his student, … Read More “Explaining the Taubman Approach” The post Explaining the Taubman Approach appeared first on JazzTimes.
Christian McBride’s New Jawn — trumpeter Josh Evans (Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Rasheid Ali), saxophonist and bass clarinetist Marcus Strickland (Roy Haynes, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Chris Dave, Bilal, Robert Glasper), and drummer Nasheet Waits (Jason Moran, Joe Lovano, John Medeski) — is back with their highly anticipated sophomore album, Prime, the follow-up from McBride’s GRAMMY® nominated group. Featuring original compositions from each band
One could argue that “On The Bone” is trombonist Brian Thomas’s eleventh album. However, the collection of soul, jazz and funk arriving January 27 is the first issued under his own name, hence it’s a debut album from a veteran of more than twenty years. Thomas produced the set comprised entirely of original compositions brought to