Wayne Escoffery | “Like Minds”

Saxophonist/Composer Wayne Escoffery Celebrates the Chemistry Shared by His Closest Musical Collaborators on Like Minds Due Out April 14, 2023, on Smoke Sessions Records, the Album Features Gregory Porter, Tom Harrell and Mike Moreno Joining Escoffery’s Quartet with David Kikoski, Ugonna Okegwo and Mark Whitfield, Jr. It’s often said that great minds think alike, but great bands achieve [...]

Bill Kwan | “No Ordinary Love: The Music of Sade” | Available April 16

Vocalist Bill Kwan Explores Sade’s Artistry with an All-Star Group of Distinguished Players This is no ordinary jazz album. It’s not just that San Francisco vocalist Bill Kwan delves deeply into the songbook of one of the 20th century’s most popular female singers. Slated for release on April 16, 2021 No Ordinary Love: The Music of Sade captures an artist [...]

SYLEENA JOHNSON – Rebirth of Soul

FEATURED RELEASE SOUL REIGNS SUPREME ON SYLEENA JOHNSON'S REBIRTH OF SOUL (11/10) The R&B Diva Unites with Father-Legendary Soul/Blues Singer Syl Johnson for their First Recording Together In Over Two Decades Shanachie Entertainment The iconic Etta James once said about authentic soul and blues music, "You can't fake this music. It's how you connect [...]


NEW RELEASE Maria Schafer To Know Love With a "warm and sensuous vocal talent (Smoothjazz.com)", charmingly straightforward delivery, spot-on pitch, and nuanced rhythmic sensibilities, young jazz singer Maria Schafer carries forward the vibrant jazz tradition with a musical aesthetic born in the Great American Songbook. Her modern originals show influences from the romanticism of American [...]

FALKOR ENSEMBLE – Green Millenium

NEW RELEASE Falkor Ensemble 8 Green Millennium Falkor Ensemble (formed in 2016, Israel) blends together the worlds of modern jazz, free and abstract music and ‘60s psychedelic sounds to create a unique sound, dark and atmospheric, aimed at giving you the strongest emotional experience Since the band’s formation, Falkor Ensemble has played dozens of shows in [...]


FEATURED RELEASE 3D RHYTHM OF LIFE Fantasy The album leads with a vibrant Latin-Tropical-Soul cover of Earth Wind and Fire’s international mega-hit “Fantasy”, sung by Nuyorican vocalist, Chris Alfinez, who has toured with Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and La India. The video and single were released in late 2016, a few days prior to [...]


NEW RELEASE Bill Gati & The Roaring 20's Band 8 x 8 20's Jazz has returned. Bill Gati & The Roaring 20's Band is leading the charge on the revitalization of this forgotten genre. Why not? Throughout the generations we have witness Doo Wop, Motown, Punk Rock, and 80's Freestyle die out. Just as of [...]

JACKSON – Push Through

NEW RELEASE Jackson Push Through Push Through, a 4-track EP released August 2017 Jackson- a pseudonym for Bristol-based keyboard and session player Jack Baldus.  Jack is the sole writer (musically and lyrically) as well as producer for Jackson, and although the term Jazz-Funk has been previously described, his unique sound includes a concoction of styles [...]

MINDI ABAIR – The EastWest Sessions

FEATURED RELEASE Mindi Abair The EastWest Sessions Two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair's career highlights include seven solo albums, a two season stint as the featured sax player on American Idol, touring with Aerosmith and the Backstreet Boys, as well as collaborating on songs with the late Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty and [...]


FEATURED RELEASE Christian McBride  Bringin' It Iconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implores for years: Bringin' It. This highly anticipated release, which follows the Christian McBride Big Band's 2011 Grammy® Award-winning debut, The Good Feeling, puts his status and skills as an all-around entertainer [...]

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