Deep into dark nights and freezing temperatures what a joy it is to take a look back to what was possibly the most sunshine filled track of 2022. Topping five charts simultaneously ‘Dreamland’ by guitarist Blake Aaron was everything that smooth jazz should be. Aaron’s outrageously dexterous playing gelled to perfection with co-writer Adam Hawley
Born in Yonkers, New York and raised in Villaba, Puerto Rico, jazz flautist Carlos Jimenez has released nine solo albums to date with the latest being ‘Wood’. Classically trained and with a vibe that sits very much on the straight head side of the jazz spectrum. Carlos had an aptitude for percussion from an early age
A one time New York subway artist whose music made him a YouTube sensation, Leo Pellegrino (aka Leo P) has just released his debut album ‘Comin’ Up Aces’ on the Shanachie Entertainment label. This big ballsy and brass infused extravaganza has its touch-points in funk, blues, salsa and so much more while Leo’s playing on
When first engaging with ‘Sojourn’, the latest album from the multi talented Steve Oliver, chances are you will hear orchestras, piano, sitar, and various electronic elements. Yet each song is played completely live with only one guitar. No other instruments are used. Every one of the twelve tracks was recorded live in Steve’s studio with
Replete with cool collaborations with some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz ‘Reasons’ by vocalist Lindsey Webster is one of the standout albums of 2022. Out now on the Shanachie Entertainment label it has already garnered considerable airplay with tracks such as the smoky streetwise ‘Stay With Me’ featuring legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker, the
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Known for his high-octane live performances, Fritzén has toured coast to coast across the USA on numerous occasions. He has appeared at some of the biggest jazz festivals in both the USA and around the world while along the way has collaborated with contemporary jazz heavy hitters such as Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Boney James
Creator and innovator, musician and producer, artist, and philanthropist, Herb Alpert is a man with a profound passion. A legendary trumpet player, Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY® Awards, the latest from his 2014 album, “Steppin’ Out,” fifteen Gold albums, fourteen Platinum albums and has sold over 72 million records.
Most twenty-year-old college students are exploring their identity and Samantha Fierke is doing their searching, questioning and experimenting via song. Despite their youth, the jazz singer-songwriter recently released their debut album, “Mirage,” which is a mature, transcendent and intriguing collection of captivating confessionals, emotional explorations, and intimate journal entries documenting the last couple years of their experience
Legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, his 25-year-old son Matteo and his 10-year-old daughter Virginia have teamed up with one of the most innovative vocal groups of all time, Pentatonix, to record an inspiring new version of the festive classic “Do You Hear What I Hear” – released today on Decca / Capitol Records. The new