Sheila E. will headline the 10th annual Uptown Jazz Festival

The annual Uptown Jazz Festival will return to North Long Beach in August and the headliner is, drum roll please, the “The Queen Of Percussion” herself: Sheila E. The “Glamorous Life” singer will perform on day two of the free Aug. 20-21 concert at Houghton Park. But before she takes the main stage, the 10th [...]

Montclair Jazz Festival is back, starts this month at Lackawanna Plaza

Cocomama’s all-female Latin jazz orchestra will play Thursday, July 9, at Lackawanna Plaza — part of the Lackawanna Soundcheck series, kicking off three months of Montclair Jazz Festival performances. (COURTESY JAZZ HOUSE KIDS) By DIEGO JESUS BARTESAGHI MENA The annual Montclair Jazz Festival is returning, with more than 35 hours of live jazz spread [...]

MARC ANTOINE – Something About Her

Marc Antoine's latest is a musical love letter to his wife as they celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary. The joyous affair unites Marc Antoine with his all-star friends including David Benoit, Brian Simpson, Philippe Saisse and Marion Meadows, among others. “It’s all about the voyage for me. I hope I can take listeners along with me to [...]

DANIEL GASSIN and his CROSSOVER BAND – Change of Heart

Daniel Gassin is an Australian pianist and composer of Franco-American descent based in Paris. Before relocating to France in 2013, Daniel garnered both local and international acclaim in his hometown of Melbourne. He was a finalist in the Jazz Solo Piano Competition at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007, reached the final three at the [...]

The Cold Stares Announce New Studio Album, ‘Heavy Shoes,’ Reveal New Song And Video For ‘In The Night Time’

Indiana duo The Cold Stares will release their new album Heavy Shoes on August 13th via Mascot Records (Black Stone Cherry, Crobot, Monster Truck). Ahead of this, they have revealed the video for “In The Night Time.“ Their story alone would be enough for a drama series – cancer, suicide, betrayal, divorce, loss, [...]

ColaJazz Fest coming to Midlands May 1-2

COLUMBIA – The 2021 ColaJazz Fest will be coming to the Midlands Saturday, May 1-2, at the Koger Center for the Arts. A #supportlocal themed night will showcase Columbia’s best in jazz with artists who have struggled through the pandemic. Four diverse bands will take to the stage at The Senate on Saturday, May 1. [...]

Jazz Standard Presents Fred Hersch Trio

JAZZ STANDARD, one of the nation’s premier jazz clubs, is keeping the music alive with “The Flip Side Sessions”, a virtual concert series broadcasting fully-produced, pre-recorded shows every Friday from March 26-May 14, 2021. Co-sponsored by The Boston Beer Company and Davos Brands. All shows are recorded from the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) [...]

Forget labels, we’re all one, says Grammy nominee Jon Batiste

By Sarah Mills LONDON (Reuters) - American musician Jon Batiste says he set out to break the confines of genre in his new album, mixing styles and working with the likes of gospel singer Mavis Staples, guitarist Cory Wong and author Zadie Smith. The award winning jazz musician from Louisiana last week released “We Are”, [...]

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