Jan 16

David Sanborn superb in B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York

The American alto saxophonist David Sanborn has been participating in the music world for more than 40 years. The 72-year-old musician is known for an attractive fusion of jazz, pop and R & B influences. His first album ‘Taking Off’ was released in 1975 and since then he has won 6 Grammy Awards, 8 gold …

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Dec 18

Herbie Hancock’s Spellbinding “River: The Joni Letters” Expanded Edition Out Now

When Herbie Hancock’s genre-defying River: The Joni Letters, won the 2007 Grammy® Award for “Album of the Year,” beating out Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Foo Fighters and Vince Gill, it was a victory for musical exploration, inspired musicianship and the kind of creative spirit that the legendary jazz musician has carried throughout his incredible and …

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Dec 14

Release of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 on March 23, 2018

Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 on March 23, 2018. Available in 4CD boxset and digital configurations, Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 brings together, for the first time in an authorized edition with state-of-the-art production, five mythic concert performances as heard …

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Dec 13

Seal And Frank Sinatra Duet On Christmas Single “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

Sinatra Seal Duet

British soul legend Seal has released a duet with one of history’s most iconic artists, Frank Sinatra, via UMe. Performing the Christmas classic, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” Seal and Sinatra sing side by side, in perfect harmony, creating a unique, one-off single, just in time for the holidays. The dream collaboration, granted by …

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Dec 12

Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival Announces 2018 Line Up

The City of Miami Gardens announces the highly anticipated 2018 artist lineup for its 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival, the signature event for this vibrant community. On March 17-18, 2018, fans will again experience the ultimate festival event featuring the world’s top artists from the R&B, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and funk …

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Nov 25

Chip Wickham’s final fling of 2017

Chip Wickham

Veering off-road from his much-lauded sound typified on his debut breakout album La Sombra, Chip Wickham lets his hair hang and blow in the wind with his sure-fire, funk fuelled, floor-filler ‘The Beatnik’. Wah-wah guitar licks, an uptempo breakbeat and his signature transverse flute give the tune an impetuous feel – the perfect soundtrack for …

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Nov 05

Jazz Legends Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington And Stan Getz Celebrated With Five-Album Vinyl Box Sets

There are many who would agree that classic jazz from the 1950s and ’60s sounds best when played on the medium it was originally intended for – namely, the vinyl LP. With that in mind, UMe is proud to present three vinyl box sets via Verve Records focusing on key albums from three of jazz’s biggest and most influential …

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Oct 31

Jazz Diva Natalie Williams to Perform in Hong Kong for the First Time Ever

Orbital Events debuts their quarterly Seasonal Sounds series with MOBO nominee soul-jazz vocalist, Natalie Williams, in her first ever Hong Kong performance. In partnership with W Hong Kong, this unique night of firsts will be held at the glamorous and chic WOOBAR on Friday, November 17, 2017. A veteran of over a decade in the …

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Oct 16

Two New Bing Crosby CD Releases From the Bing Crosby Archive And UMe

HLC Properties, Ltd., the Crosby family company, announces the release of two new entries in the Bing Crosby Archive CD series. New Tricks: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition and Among My Souvenirs: More Treasures from the Crosby Archive will be released on December 8, 2017, through UMe. Kathryn Crosby, Bing’s widow is the executive producer of …

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Oct 12

Fred Astaire’s Greatest Jazz Recording, “The Astaire Story,” Returns As Deluxe 2CD Set

In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed up with the brilliant pianist Oscar Peterson and an all-star jazz sextet to record jazz versions of many of the songs that he helped introduce and make famous in the 1930s and ’40s. The original program, The Astaire Story, was an innovative three …

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