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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Apr 16

Yodok III Reveals First Album Preview

“Legion of Radiance”, the new album from international ambient/jazz/drone project YODOK III, is set for release via Consouling Sounds to coincide with the trio’s performance at this year’s Roadburn Festival. Burning Ambulance has just shared the first preview from this exceptional single 68-minute track, writing the following about the material: “This is dark, slowly sprawling …

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Apr 07

Red Cat Jazz Festival Celebrates 100 Years of American Jazz

In honor of over 100 years of American Jazz, this Mother’s Day weekend, the 6th Annual Red Cat Jazz Festival, will be a non-stop party at the luxurious Moody Gardens Resort on beautiful Galveston Island May 5-8, 2016. Featuring the all-star lineup of award winning contemporary Jazz performers ~ Marion Meadows, Jonathan Butler & Gerald …

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Apr 02

Rogier Telderman & Vincent Houdijk win Dutch ‘Young VIP’ award

Rogier Telderman & Vincent Houdijk have won the Dutch ‘Young VIP’ award 2016. The VIP is a joint venture consisting of 25 of the premier jazz clubs in the Netherlands. Each year the programmers for these venues award two musicians or groups with the ‘Young VIP’ award for most promising jazz artist. The 2016 prize …

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