A new Todd Marcus recording is always a treat, not only for his prowess as a restlessly creative bass clarinetist but also for his original … Read More “Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra: In the Valley (Stricker Street)” The post Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra: In the Valley (Stricker Street) appeared first on JazzTimes.
The Chicago Jazz Festival, one of the nation’s largest free jazz festivals, returns as an in-person event on September 1-4, 2022, with a full schedule … Read More “2022 Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule Announced” The post 2022 Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule Announced appeared first on JazzTimes.
Nearly two decades before COVID-19 was even a twinkle in a pangolin’s eye—if in fact those endearing critters had any coronavirus connection at all—John Scofield … Read More “John Scofield Talks his Solo Debut and More” The post John Scofield Talks his Solo Debut and More appeared first on JazzTimes.
Already back, and this time with a focus completely on the greatest funk of the eighties, comes Volume 2 of the genre defining series California Funk Machine which will be released on July 22nd, 2022 on the Skytown Records label. Indeed, much like Volume 1, the driving force behind the project is none other than Billboardchart topping artist, Platinum producer
Musically on point and politically focused vocalist Ricky Alan Draughn has hooked up with serial hit maker Adam Hawley for an explosive rendition of the 1988 pop ballad ‘When You Love A Woman’ that was written and originally performed by Journey. Given the recent Supreme Court decision that deals a hammer blow to women’s rights, the timing
What do you do after celebrating over a decade as one of contemporary jazz’s top saxophonists, known for your trademark blend of sensual Latin tinged powerful horn playing which garnered 12 top singles and 6 chart topping albums? You tap into your longtime love for the vibrant soul and blues energies of the 60s and 70’s
That pianist Mark Etheredge appears smiling on the cover of his new contemporary jazz album, “Love Planet,” offering roses – his songs – to the world is a triumphant story of resilience. Since the title track of his last album, 2016’s “Connected,” landed him at No. 6 on the Billboard singles chart, the keyboardist slipped
Chart-topping jazz/R&B sax player Boney James released his new single “Bring It Back”, featuring critically acclaimed composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, and trumpeter, Dontae Winslow. The track is the first release from James’ forthcoming 18th studio album, Detour, out September 23rd on Concord Records. The new 10-song collection is a subtle stylistic turn that builds on the commercial success of 2020’s Solid, James’ highest charting release
Jazz Funk Soul’s new and fourth recording, Forecast, (Shanachie Entertainment, August 5, 2022) will once again show off their magnetic chemistry and inspired performances. At the core of the trio’s allure is their genuine camaraderie, which is anchored by each member’s passion to create. “All of us love music, especially Jazz, not to mention Funk and
In 2020, to celebrate JazzTimes’ 50th anniversary, we made a bold (some would say foolhardy) call: the top 50 jazz albums of the past 50 … Read More “The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1960s: Critics’ Picks” The post The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1960s: Critics’ Picks appeared first on JazzTimes.