JAZZ NEWS: GRAMMY-Nominated, Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Somi Debuts Off-Broadway in Original Musical “Dreaming Zenzile” – Running Through June 26 at New York Theatre Workshop

June 15, 2022Press Releases

GRAMMY-Nominated, Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Somi Debuts Off-Broadway in Original Musical Dreaming Zenzile, Running Through June 26 at New York Theatre Workshop Accompanying the March release of her record Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba, Somi presents her original production Dreaming Zenzile, both inspired by the life of South African singer, songwriter and civil rights … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Geoffrey Keezer Presents His Buoyant New Excursion “Playdate” due out August 12, 2022 (MarKeez)

June 15, 2022New Release, Press Releases

Geoffrey Keezer Presents His Buoyant New Excursion “Playdate” due out August 12, 2022 (MarKeez) On his 23rd album as a leader, renowned pianist, composer and arranger Geoffrey Keezer continues to augment and refine his distinctive style. He presents a dazzling amalgamation of genres with Playdate, due out August 12 on his own record label, MarKeez. … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives Rolls Out Armstrong Now!, A New Interdisciplinary, Multi-Sector Initiative

June 10, 2022Press Releases, Special Announcement

(from left to right: Matthew Whitaker, Alain Lauture, Tyrel Hunt, Ulysses Owens Jr., Xhosa Fray-Chinn) The Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives Rolls Out Armstrong Now!, A New Interdisciplinary, Multi-Sector Initiative  Featuring work from contemporary artists and innovators while honoring the jazz legend’s legacy, Armstrong Now! is a creative series that responds to the newly … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Multi-Instrumentalist Eyal Vilner Presents Dazzling New Ensemble Recording The Jam! due out July 1, 2022

June 2, 2022New Release, Press Releases

Multi-Instrumentalist Eyal Vilner Presents Dazzling New Ensemble Recording The Jam! due out July 1, 2022 Eyal Vilner is pleased to announce the release of The Jam!, the latest sparkling release from the Eyal Vilner Big Band on July 1, 2022. As founder and leader of one of New York’s finest large ensembles, multi-instrumentalist Vilner takes … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Drummer and composer Billy Drummond Presents ‘Valse Sinistre’ due out August 5, 2022 (Cellar Music Group)

June 2, 2022New Release, Press Releases

Drummer and composer Billy Drummond spotlights his eclectic tastes on Freedom of Ideas quartet release Valse Sinistre, due out August 5, 2022 (Cellar Music Group) “[Drummond] has led compelling straight-ahead combos of his own since the early 1990s, propelling them with his lucid swing feel and his ear to the broader shape of a song” … Read More

Special Announcement: Second Annual ‘Don’t Miss A Beat Jazz Festival’ Returns To Woodstock Park in Jacksonville, Florida on July 23

June 1, 2022Event Announcement, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Special Announcement: Second Annual ‘Don’t Miss A Beat Jazz Festival’ Returns To Woodstock Park in Jacksonville, Florida on July 23 Two-time GRAMMY®-Winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr presents second Don’t Miss A Beat Jazz Festival in partnership with the City of Jacksonville for the second year in a row Powerhouse jazz drummer and composer Ulysses Owens … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Vibraphonist Sasha Berliner Presents Sophomore Recording, ‘Onyx’ due out July 22 via JMI Recordings

June 1, 2022New Release, Press Releases

Ascending vibraphonist Sasha Berliner augments her effervescent and contemporary signature on sophomore release ‘Onyx’ due out July 22 via JMI Recordings After an impressive foray on her debut album, Azalea (2019), in-demand vibraphonist Sasha Berliner presents her vigorous, unabashedly avant-garde sophomore recording, Onyx. Due out July 22, 2022 via JMI Recordings, Onyx finds the budding, … Read More

Live at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: June 2022

May 27, 2022Birdland, Press Releases

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: June 1 – June 30 Schedule Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this June with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Liebman, Brecker, Copland Quintet, Greg Ruvolo Big Band, Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams, Frank … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Bassist and Composer Harish Raghavan Presents ‘In Tense’ due out July 29, 2022 via Whirlwind Recordings

May 26, 2022New Release, Press Releases

Bassist and Composer Harish Raghavan Presents ‘In Tense’ due out July 29, 2022 via Whirlwind Recordings Whirlwind Recordings is proud to announce the July 29 release of In Tense, the latest album from New York-based composer and bassist Harish Raghavan, following his 2019 debut Calls For Action. This new and all-original output was recorded at … Read More