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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Sep 22

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Announces Kick-Off Events for Upcoming Fall Season

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

The Grammy-Award Winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra announces two events that will kick-off its official Fall Season starting with NPR’s “Jazz Night in America” featuring Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on October 24th and the Jazz Orchestra’s Showcase Concert on October 26th. The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s showcase on October 26th represents the first performance since …

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Sep 21

Jazz Luminary Dee Dee Bridgewater To Receive ASCAP Foundation Champion Award

Dee Dee Bridgewater

The ASCAP Foundation announces that Grammy- and Tony Award-winning jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater will be honored with The ASCAP Foundation Champion Award at The ASCAP Foundation Honors Celebration on Thursday, December 14. The annual, invitation-only event takes place at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams said: …

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Sep 20

Diana Krall Announces Third Leg Of Turn Up The Quiet North American Tour Dates

DIANA KRALL

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall will return to North America in January for the third US leg of her “Turn Up The Quiet World Tour.” The tour kicks off on January 30th in Clearwater, FL at the Ruth Eckerd Hall and will visit major venues and cities including the Walt …

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Sep 19

Frank Sinatra’s Merry Best Gathered For ‘Ultimate Christmas’

As the holidays draw nearer, Frank Sinatra Enterprises and Capitol/UMe are pleased to announce an essential new Frank Sinatra collection, designed to make the season bright. To be released October 6, Ultimate Christmas showcases 20 festive and warm holiday classics from Sinatra’s Capitol and Reprise catalogs. The new collection also honors the Sinatra Family’s holiday …

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Jun 26

Richard And Mika Stoltzman Team Up For “Duo Cantando” Available Via The Savoy Jazz Label

Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman teams up with his wife, marimbist Mika Stoltzman, on an all new contemporary classical album titled “Duo Cantando” which will be released today via Savoy Jazz. Transcending the boundaries of classical and jazz, the renowned duo’s new album showcases compositions by Bill Douglas, Chick Corea, Toru Takemitsu, John Zorn and …

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May 18

Frank Sinatra ‘Baby Blue Eyes… May The First Voice You Hear Be Mine’

Frank Sinatra always saluted his audience with a toast: “May You Live To Be A Hundred And The Last Voice You Hear Be Mine.”  Envisioned as a child’s first musical library to be shared with the generations before, Tina Sinatra has curated a special compilation of Sinatra recordings for children and parents alike. On May …

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