JAZZ NEWS: Powerhouse Jazz Artist Manager Karen Kennedy Elected President of NAPAMA

January 26, 2023Press Releases, Special Announcement

Powerhouse Jazz Artist Manager Karen Kennedy Elected President of NAPAMA New York, New York — Karen Kennedy, Founding President of 24/Seven Artist Development, has been elected as President of North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA). Kennedy’s appointment follows the leadership of former NAPAMA president Gail Boyd, who was the first African American woman … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey and drummer Mike Clark return on seasoned new outing Cantaloupe Island beside guitar great Russell Malone, due out February 17, 2023 via Jazz Avenue 1

January 25, 2023New Release, Press Releases

Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey and drummer Mike Clark return on seasoned new outing Cantaloupe Island beside guitar great Russell Malone, due out February 17, 2023 via Jazz Avenue 1 Renowned bassist Leon Lee Dorsey continues his prolific streak with the issue of Cantaloupe Island, the latest album to be released on his Jazz Avenue 1 … Read More

Live at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: February 2023

January 25, 2023Birdland, Press Releases

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this February with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Mike Stern Band featuring Dennis Chambers and Randy Brecker, Uptown Jazz Tentet, Bill O’Connell and the Latin Jazz Sextet, Julie Benko with Euphonic Gumbo, Gunhild Carling, Melissa Errico, Ben Markley Band Feat. … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Composer, arranger, and violinist Ludovica Burtone presents debut album Sparks, due out March 3, 2023 via Outside in Music

January 20, 2023New Release, Press Releases

Composer, arranger, and violinist Ludovica Burtone presents debut album Sparks, an anecdotal recount of her journey from Italy to the United States, due out March 3, 2023 via Outside in Music Ludovica Burtone is an Italian violinist with an incomparable wealth of musical experiences and a sound that transcends categorization. Her vast compositional oeuvre extends … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Drummer and Composer Sanah Kadoura Presents Sophomore Album “Duality” due out March 3, 2023

January 17, 2023New Release, Press Releases

Electrifying Lebanese-Canadian Drummer and Composer Sanah Kadoura Announces her Sophomore Release as a Bandleader, Duality, Out March 3, 2023 Lebanese-Canadian drummer, composer, educator and producer Sanah Kadoura is thrilled to announce the March 3, 2023 release of her dynamic sophomore album Duality. A follow-up to 2018’s critically-acclaimed Hawk Eyes, Duality focuses thematically on the balance … Read More

JAZZ NEWS: The Baylor Project’s ‘The Evening: Live at APPARATUS’ is Nominated for Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal at the 54th NAACP Image Awards

January 16, 2023Press Releases, Special Announcement

The Baylor Project’s The Evening: Live at APPARATUS is Nominated for Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal at the 54th NAACP Image Awards On Thursday, January 12, it was announced that the exceptional vocal-drumming duo The Baylor Project received an NAACP Image Awards nomination for The Evening: Live at APPARATUS in the Outstanding Jazz Album – … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Bassist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Scott Petito reimagines the retro jazz universe among all–stars on Many Worlds, due out February 24, 2023 via Planet Arts

January 11, 2023New Release, Press Releases

Bassist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Scott Petito reimagines the retro jazz universe among all–stars on Many Worlds, due out February 24, 2023 via Planet Arts “To call it ‘fusion’ is to diminish the deep roots the music and players have planted in bop, funk, and Latin music. But it sure does rock, too,” – Seth Rogovoy … Read More

JAZZ NEWS: Catherine Russell To Release Single “I Want To Talk About You” in honor of Valentine’s Day & Black History Month, out February 10, 2023 (Dot Time)

January 10, 2023Press Releases

2x GRAMMY® Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell To Release New Single “I Want To Talk About You” in celebration of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month Due out February 10, 2023 via Dot Time Records Watch Catherine Russell’s NPR Tiny Desk Home Concert here. “Few singers alive can express the nuances of blues feeling and swing … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Soulful Multi-Talent Nadia Washington makes tenacious debut statement on Hope Resurgence, due out for release on February 24, 2023

January 9, 2023New Release, Press Releases

Soulful Multi-Talent Nadia Washington makes tenacious debut statement on Hope Resurgence, due out for release on February 24, 2023 Powerhouse vocalist Nadia Washington makes her debut statement with Hope Resurgence, her new album due out February 24, 2023. Six years in the making, this affirmative nine-track collection finds the seasoned singer demonstrating her multi-instrument proficiencies … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Celebrated Saxophonist Greg Ward Announces New Album ‘Dion’s Quest’ due out February 10, 2023 via Sugah Hoof Records

January 4, 2023New Release, Press Releases

Celebrated Saxophonist, Composer and Bandleader Greg Ward Announces Dion’s Quest, the eagerly-awaited sophomore release from his heavyweight ensemble Rogue Parade To Be Released February 10, 2023 as the inaugural release from Ward’s own Sugah Hoof Records Saxophonist and composer Greg Ward is thrilled to announce the February 10, 2023 release of Dion’s Quest, the eagerly-awaited … Read More