The love affair that popular music has long enjoyed with the festive season has never been stronger or more enduring than the romance contemporary jazz has with Christmas. Over the years the discographies of many smooth jazz artists have been populated with at least one ‘holiday album’ and this has led to a wide range
Writer/Producers Stokes & Machine have collectively worked with multiple Grammy Winners, Chart Toppers, and Film/TV directors as diverse as India Arie, Anthony David, Lalah Hathaway, Dr. Dre, Paula Cole, Arrested Development, Regina Belle, John Singleton, Ice Cube, Outkast/Andre 3000 and more. “All My Black,” features the #1 charting talents of Algebra Blessett and Lin Rountree. Produced by Eddie Stokes
Since 1989, and the release of his debut CD ‘Sweet & Saxy’, sax-man composer and producer Kim Waters has been a constant on the urban-jazz landscape. With a reputation for being one of the most technically gifted players around, he has released twenty-four recordings as a leader and is all set to make that twenty-five
Montreal-based jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky has released her distinctive version of “West Coast Blues” via MNRK Music Group, serving as an ode to the original writer, Wes Montgomery, and the mark that he’s left on jazz musicians and listeners worldwide. Yanofksy has always loved artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder and
The holiday season is just around the corner, and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Joss Stone has delivered an early gift with the release of her first ever holiday album, Merry Christmas, Love, out digitally today via S-Curve/Hollywood Records. To commemorate the occasion Joss has also released a festive lyric video for her rendition of “Winter Wonderland'' and announced
Lena Byrd Miles returns with a new single, "I'm On Your Side" from her forthcoming album Brand New dropping October 14th. One of the most sought-after vocalists in contemporary gospel, Lena’s soulful and extraordinary vocal prowess has caught the attention of musicians and artists alike. The post Lena Byrd “I’m On Your Side” – LISTEN appeared first on
Penn Live Arts—a performing arts presenter at the University of Pennsylvania—has organized a festival in tribute to Alice and John Coltrane to be held October … Read More "Philadelphia Festival Honors Alice and John Coltrane" The post Philadelphia Festival Honors Alice and John Coltrane appeared first on JazzTimes.
Every notable jazz reissue has an intriguing backstory, right? Live at Parnell’s, documenting a week of bruising performances by late B-3 organ master Brother Jack … Read More "Jack McDuff: Live at Parnell’s (Soul Bank)" The post Jack McDuff: Live at Parnell’s (Soul Bank) appeared first on JazzTimes.
If Ronnie Foster had never recorded anything but the spaced-out, frank and funky soul of 1972’s Two Headed Freap (recently re-released) and 1973’s Sweet Revival, … Read More "Ronnie Foster Releases First Album as a Leader in 35 Years" The post Ronnie Foster Releases First Album as a Leader in 35 Years appeared first on