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Featured New Jazz Releases

KALEN HENRY – Not Forgotten

KALEN HENRY - Not Forgotten A Love Story Inspired by the Music of Nat King Cole Brilliant - 19-year-old Kalen Henry releases her debut project “Not Forgotten”, an exploration of one of her favorite artists: the one and only Nat King Cole. Although his music primarily comes from the American Songbook and is typically performed by jazz [...]

EMPATHY PROJECT – Influences

Empathy Project - Influences - Empathy is the ability to experience another person, another creature, a forest, a lake, nature and all the world inside yourself. This process is a drastically different and a far deeper and more errorless form of communication than the one we are all used to nowadays. Our mission is to [...]

NOAH PREMINGER – Genuinity

NOAH PREMINGER - Genuinity - Saxophonist Noah Preminger celebrates the release of Genuinity. On Genuinity, his tenth release as a leader and his debut on Criss Cross Records, Preminger and longtime collaborators Palmer and Cass are joined for the first time by Weiss. Nine Preminger originals evoke varying moods and ambience with strong melodies and [...]

MELBREEZE – Animazonia

MELBREEZE - Animazonia - Blue Canoe Records releases "Animazonia" from Turkish-born world musician Melbreeze. The ninth release from this creative world musician started as a Brazilian jazz effort but culminated into a compilation of authentic Brazilian music fused with world, jazz and dance flavors. Melbreeze's passion for world music and stubbornly authentic recreation of Brazilian [...]

ORRIN EVANS – Presence

ORRIN EVANS and the Captain Black Big Band Returns with Raucous Live Recording, Presence Long-running Ensemble, Led by The Bad Plus' New Pianist, Creates Family Vibe Onstage in Philadelphia For Third Album Available September 21 via Smoke Sessions The influence of the late playwright and educator Donald Evans has always loomed large over the Captain Black Big Band. [...]

YUKO MABUCHI TRIO

Yuko Mabuchi Trio (Vinyl) Executive producers Craig and Diane Martin attended Yarlung’s annual meeting in 2017, where Yuko, Del and Bobby played to celebrate the release of the trio’s first CD underwritten and executive produced by Randy Bellous.  The Martins knew they wanted to support Yuko further.  And with help from David B. Levinson, the Martins underwrote [...]

THA AFTERSET

Tha Afterset Jazzy Soulful Intelligent Movement Tha new cd from tha mind and production of DJ I.N.C featuring tha Saxophone of Marqueal Jordan, tha Percussion Gregory Carmouche, tha Keyboard stylings of Mr. William Kurk, tha Upright Bass of Mr. Jeff Harris and a standout Vocal performance from Mrs. Stephanie StephStaa McNair. Tha Afterset Jazzy Soulful [...]

CHRISTIAN SANDS – Reach Further EP

Christian Sands REACH FURTHER EP Christian Sands Announces Ambitious Summerwith Digital-Only Live REACH FURTHER EP, International Touring & Serving as Creative Ambassador to the Erroll Garner Project REACH FURTHER EP Available May 18 via Mack Avenue Records New Full-Length Album Scheduled for Fall 2018 After a dynamic 2017, filled with international touring and the release [...]

VANDELL ANDREW – 30

Vandell Andrew 30   Vandell Andrew grew up in New Orleans, spending years of his childhood in the shadow of Louis Armstrong, soaking up the vibe of the French Quarter’s great brass bands. Jazz was in the blood, but his soul was also filled with magic from his flute playing mom’s R&B collection (Anita Baker, [...]

JAREZ – Blow Your Mind

Jarez Blow Your Mind   Jarez’s rise from the studio to the stage has been a remarkable journey of talent, timing and authentic showmanship.Originally trained as a jazz artist, Jarez understood the necessity for extending his musical outreach to younger audiences, which led to a unique business and musical partnership with hip hop guru Coolio. [...]