NEW RELEASE: Teodross Avery Presents Harlem Stories: The Music of Thelonious Monk – Out 08/21/2020, WJ3 Records

June 16, 2020New Release, Press Releases

WJ3 Records is proud to announce the August 21st release of Harlem Stories: The Music of Thelonious Monk, the new album from soprano and tenor saxophonist Teodross Avery. On his ninth release as a leader, Avery delivers a ten-track collection with the support of two different quartets; the bandleader is joined by pianists Anthony Wonsey … Read More

DCJAZZFEST FROM HOME Presented by Live from Our Living Rooms feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater, Regina Carter, John Clayton and more!

June 12, 2020Press Releases, Special Announcement

DCJAZZFEST FROM HOME PRESENTED BY LIVE FROM OUR LIVING ROOMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DC MUSICIANS JUNE 21-29 Online Festival & Fundraiser Featuring Jazz Masters & Emerging Talents Alike, Offered Free of Charge to Music Fans Worldwide During This Challenging Time   Washington, DC – June 12, 2020 – DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) announces an … Read More

OUT NOW: Alessandro Fadini and Josiah Boornazian’s SIMPLY BEGIN AGAIN (Fresh Sound New Talent)

June 11, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Fresh Sound New Talent Announces Presents Alessandro Fadini and Josiah Boornazian’s ‘Simply Begin Again’ “Badass 21st Century jazz that’s consistently subtle and inviting.” -Dave Wayne/All About Jazz “Josiah Boornazian is an important future voice in creative and improvised music.” -David Binney “What interests me when listening to music is  something I haven’t heard before: a … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Jorge Perez-Albela’s THE TIME IS NOW is out July 10th!

June 9, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Renowned drummer, percussionist and educator Jorge Perez-Albela is excited to announce the release of The Time is Now, Out July 10th.  Noted for his skilled work as a sideman with such artists as Maria Schneider, Bert Seager, Danilo Perez, Sofia Rei and Sissy Castrogiovanni, Perez-Albela offers audiences his first foray as a bandleader.  This spirited amalgam of the percussionist’s jazz influences … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol & Whatsnext? Present THE RISE UP: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Inspiration on August 21, 2020 via DÜNYA

June 8, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol & Whatsnext? Present THE RISE UP: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Inspiration on August 21, 2020 via DÜNYA “It’s hard to find unique music nowadays. It’s even harder to find unique large-ensemble music. Mehmet and his band are, in my opinion, one of the most interesting musical associations on the scene. They … Read More

OUT NOW: GONZALO RUBALCABA & AYMÉE NUVIOLA’s “VIENTO Y TIEMPO – LIVE AT BLUE NOTE TOKYO”

June 4, 2020New Release, Press Releases

GRAMMY WINNERS GONZALO RUBALCABA  AND AYMÉE NUVIOLA RELEASE “VIENTO Y TIEMPO – LIVE AT BLUE NOTE TOKYO” Fulfilling a longtime dream of working on a project together, award-winning artists Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymée Nuviola release “Viento y Tiempo – Live at Blue Note Tokyo.” Childhood friends from Havana, Cuba, who have both received widespread acclaim for their work, joined forces for this … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Ryan Cohan’s ORIGINATIONS is out July 17 on Origin Records

June 1, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Guggenheim Fellow, Pianist, Composer and Producer Ryan Cohan announces the release of ORIGINATIONS, Out July 17 on Origin Records “‘ORIGINATIONS’ surely places Cohan in the first rank of contemporary jazz composers.” -Chicago Tribune Acclaimed Pianist, Composer and Producer Ryan Cohan is excited to announce the upcoming release of his sixth album as a bandleader, Originations, … Read More

Over 100 Jazz Icons to Participate in Live From Our Living Rooms Creative Summit & Fundraiser (June 3 – June 14th)

May 29, 2020Event Announcement, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Live From Our Living Rooms Creative Summit and Fundraiser  Runs June 3 – June 14 Featuring workshops, webinars, and performances with over 100 jazz icons   Proceeds will provide emergency relief to US-based musicians whose freelance careers have been impacted by COVID-19. Presented by musicians Sirintip, Thana Alexa and Owen Broder The creative world is reeling … Read More

NEW SINGLE: Ashleigh Smith’s “In The Rain” is out now!

May 28, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Ashleigh Smith Releases “In The Rain”, Stirring New Single with Special Guest Chantae Cann Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Ashleigh Smith has released her hope inspiring single, “In the Rain”, a follow-up to her critically-acclaimed 2016 debut album Sunkissed.  Ashleigh, who came to national prominence as the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal … Read More