Jul 26

An Immersive Night of Parisian Jazz Marks the Launch of Debut Novel

Inspired by a 2014 trip to Paris, Oliver Cable’s debut novel, Fresh Air and Empty Streets, launches on 29 July in London. Oliver Cable was born to English parents in Holland and currently lives in London. In the twelve years since writing his first poem, he’s written short-form poetry and prose, appearing in Avaunt Magazine …

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Jul 25

Michael Kiwanuka Announces North American Tour in support of new album

Michael Kiwanuka is excited to announce that he’ll be touring North America this fall in support of his sophomore album Love & Hate (out now via Interscope Records.) The album itself has already accrued critical acclaim, with Associated Press stating, “Most of the album’s 10 songs are rooted in Kiwanuka’s acoustic guitar and warm, expressive …

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Jul 07

Dox Live launches website and presents expanded roster

Today sees the launch of the new Dox Live booking agency website. Familiar in association with Giovanca, New Cool Collective and Benny Sings, Dox Live has expanded significantly this year to include international acts such as Raul Midón, George Clinton, Myles Sanko, Ebo Taylor and Nouvelle Vague. In charge of Dox Live is Mark van …

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Jun 19

Canada celebrating a Summer of Music with Nationwide Jazz Festivals

For the 13th year in a row, TD Bank Group celebrates music as the sponsor of jazz festivals across Canada, welcoming world-class musicians, critically acclaimed jazz artists and rising stars to perform for communities and share their love of music. This year’s lineups will showcase culturally and musically diverse programming including jazz, blues, folk, R&B, …

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May 26

Miles Davis: The Universe of Cool. Visualized

Miles Davis, international musical icon and cultural archetype, would have turned 90 years old on May 26, 2016. To commemorate Miles’ 90th, Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment) and Polygraph (a publication for thoughtful, data-driven storytelling) is launching “The Universe of Miles Davis,” an immersive destination website visualizing the astounding ongoing cultural …

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May 12

Marcus Strickland teams up with producer Meshell Ndegeocello

Saxophonist Marcus Strickland teamed with producer Meshell Ndegeocello on his remarkable Blue Note/Revive Music debut Nihil Novi. The album features his band Twi-Life along with special guests including singer Jean Baylor, bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Chris Dave & pianist Robert Glasper , drawing upon a world of music from J Dilla’s beat making to Bartók’s …

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May 10

Kandace Springs to release debut ‘Soul Eyes’

Singer-pianist Kandace Springs will release her debut album Soul Eyes on June 24. Produced by Grammy-winner Larry Klein (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), the album touches upon soul & pop while channeling her jazz influences as well as her Nashville upbringing. Kandace counts Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack & …

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May 08

Blue Note Vinyl Reissue Series continues with 5 new titles

The Blue Note Records Vinyl Reissue Series continues with the May 6 release of 5 new titles: Big John Patton Let ‘Em Roll, Blue Mitchell The Thing To Do, Ike Quebec Blue And Sentimental, Sam Rivers Fuchsia Swing Song, and Sheila Jordan Portrait of Sheila . In 2014 The New York Times ran a feature …

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May 03

Happy 90th birthday to bassiet Jymie Merritt

The great Philly bassist Jymie Merritt celebrates his 90th birthday today! Jymie solidified his place in jazz history as a member of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers from 1958-1963, a period during which the band recorded a remarkable run of Blue Note classics including Moanin’, The Big Beat, A Night In Tunisia, Mosaic & …

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Apr 18

The Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling Soar on Upward Spiral

It is no secret that the Branford Marsalis Quartet can be as freewheeling off the bandstand as in performance. Saxophonist Marsalis, and his Quartet made up of pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner are each bold personalities with strong opinions, equally intense in both musical and verbal exchanges. “The band talks …

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