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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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