Dec 29

The WDR Extends its Contract with Wayne Marshall as Chief Conductor of the WDR Funkhaus-Orchestra Cologne

Chief Conductor Wayne Marshall will continue to conduct the WDR Funkhaus-Orchestra. His contract, which has been in force since August 2014, has been extended until August 2020. WDR Radio Director, Valerie Weber, commented: “Wayne Marshall convinces with his exceptional talent – as a conductor, but also as a soloist. With his esprit and his charm, …

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Dec 27

Osaru Releases New Smooth Jazz Album

Osaru, a NC-based musician and physician, releases a surprise album just in time for the holiday season. His latest smooth jazz release features lead soprano, and tenor saxophone sounds. ‘Stepping up the B-Side’ is an alternate version of his recently released album, Stepping Up. All of the songs have been remixed. In ‘old school terms’, …

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Nov 17

No Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival in 2017

In joint consultation, Fundashon Bon Intenshon and Mojo Concerts have decided not to organize Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival in September 2017. The reason is that there are no main acts available in this period. After seven wonderful editions with legendary concerts, the festival has come to a standstill in 2017. In order to maintain …

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Oct 29

Osaru Releases New Smooth Jazz Album

The Musical MD takes another quick break from caring for his patients, to release a brand new smooth jazz album titled ‘Stepping up’. This is a 10-song collection of original tracks written, produced and performed by the artist. It features smooth, melodic tenor and soprano sax phrasing, sprinkled with subtle keyboard and vocal syncopation on …

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Oct 21

Greatest Hits Collection of Prince, ‘Prince 4Ever’, arrives on Novemver 25

Today, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announced two new Prince releases that will celebrate the iconic artist’s music and introduce fans to previously unreleased material from his legendary vault. This will mark the first Prince recordings released since his passing on April 21st of this year. Released on November 22nd in the U.S. and …

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Oct 20

Level 42’s ‘Collected’ out in vinyl november 11th

In the early eighties Level 42 started out as a jazz-funk fusion band in the United Kingdom, formed by Mark King and the Gould brothers (Phil and Rowland). During the Brit Funk era, they met up with Mike Lindup and Wally Badarou (who would become a fifth member in all but name) and recorded their …

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Oct 19

Forastero to release ‘El Submarinista en el Tejado’

The debut album from Spanish outfit Forastero delivers a riotous but groove driven jazz-punk setlist featuring a theremin and a wonky Hammond organ re-work of the Orbital classic, ‘The Box’. ‘El Submarinista en el Tejado’ (which means ‘Diver on the Roof’), is Sonic Youth intense in its climactic peaks and drips in filmic Morricone quirk …

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Oct 18

Diana Krall’s Classic Holiday Album “Christmas Songs,” Released Back On Vinyl

Diana Krall’s beloved holiday album, Christmas Songs, is now available back on vinyl as of today, Friday, October 14 via Verve/UMe. Originally released to wide spread critical acclaim in 2005, the album featuring the GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist/singer backed by the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra was the #1 Jazz and #1 Holiday record in the U.S. upon …

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Oct 10

Bart Wirtz released ‘Beneath the surface’

Last Friday, October 7th the new album ‘Beneath the surface’ of Dutch alto saxophonist Bart Wirtz was released. With his fourth solo studio album, the Dutch alto saxophonist takes a whole new direction. The blend of hip-hop, rock, jazz and funk is a departure from the sound of his earlier work. “I hope the music …

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Sep 30

Blue Note At Sea 2017 announced

A great partnership between Blue Note Records, Blue Note Jazz Club and Entertainment Cruise Productions is announced, to launch Blue Note at Sea, a re-branding of ECP’s Contemporary Jazz Cruise. Joining aboard the 2017 Blue Note at Sea are 34 exceptional artists, including Blue Note recording artists Marcus Miller (also the cruise’s musical director), Terence …

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