NEW RELEASE: Greenleaf Music To Release “Stomping Off From Greenwood”, New Music from Greg Ward and his Rogue Parade Ensemble [Out 01/11/19]

November 19, 2018New Release, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Greenleaf Music is proud to announce the January 11th release of Stomping Off From Greenwood, the fourth album from alto saxophonist and composer Greg Ward. Considered one of the most versatile saxophonists of his generation, the bandleader, composer and arranger is proud to launch his new group Rogue Parade with the release of this new … Read More

OUT TODAY: ESP-Disk’ Releases Gabriel Zucker’s “Weighting” + Tyshawn Sorey/Adam O’Farrill/Eric Trudel

November 16, 2018New Release, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Zucker is quickly becoming one of the most prominent voices in the New York avant-garde/creative music scene. A Yale graduate and Rhodes scholar, Zucker’s maximalist compositions and intense, virtuosic playing have earned him recognition in jazz and new music circles alike. His prior release Evergreen (Canceled World) (2016), recorded with … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Outside In Music Announces Saxophonist Jordan Pettay’s Debut Album “First Fruit” – Out Feb. 15, 2019

November 13, 2018New Release, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Accomplished saxophonist and composer Jordan Pettay is proud to announce her arrival with the February 15 release of First Fruit, on award-winning trombonist and composer Nick Finzer’s record label Outside In Music. Co-produced by Christian Sands, who also lends his talents on piano and rhodes, First Fruit is presented by a stellar line-up which includes … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Bassist and Composer Dezron Douglas Announces New Album “Black Lion” – Out January 11th, 2019

November 12, 2018New Release, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Prolific bassist, composer and bandleader Dezron Douglas, who has stunned audiences with his virtuosity for nearly two decades, is proud to announce the January 11th release of Black Lion, featuring his eponymously named sextet. After releasing six albums as a leader, including his well received live recording Dezron Douglas: Live at Smalls (★★★★, Downbeat Magazine), … Read More

OUT TODAY! Guitarist/ Composer Gene Ess Releases New Album “Apotheosis”

November 6, 2018Features, Press Releases, Reviews

Esteemed Japanese-American guitarist and composer Gene Ess is proud to release Apotheosis, the fourth album from his quintet Fractal Attraction TODAY (Nov. 6th)!Featuring Thana Alexa on vocals, Sebastien Ammann on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums, Apotheosis speaks to the astonishing quality of the spirit and of the ability of human beings … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Pianist Christian Li & Guitarist Mike Bono Announce Debut Collaborative Recording “Visitors”

November 5, 2018New Release, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Tone Rogue Records is proud to announce the January 16th release of Visitors, the debut co-led album from piano/guitar duo Christian Li and Mike Bono. After almost a decade of working together – a period which included a collaboration on Bono’s 2013 From Where You Are – the pair are now excited to release this … Read More

OUT TODAY! Trumpeter Gil Defay Releases Debut Album “It’s All Love”

November 1, 2018New Release, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Trumpeter, composer and arranger Gil Defay is proud release his new album It’s All Love TODAY, November 1st! On this, his debut recording, Gil brings together a whole host of talented musicians including, Ansy Defay on tenor/soprano saxophones and vocals,  Rakiem Walker on alto saxophone, Toku Jazz on flugelhorn, Antonio Peñalva on guitar, Joel Desroches on keyboards, … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Grammy Nominated Vocalist Jean Baylor Joins Manhattan School of Music Faculty

October 29, 2018Press Releases, Special Announcement

Grammy Nominated Vocalist Jean Baylor Joins Manhattan School of Music Faculty New York, NY — Multiple Grammy nominee Jean Baylor is proud to announce that she has joined the faculty at Manhattan School of Music. Starting this semester, Jean will be teaching Jazz Voice and Ensembles in the Jazz Arts program, under the direction of Jazz Arts Director … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Bandleader, Composer & Saxophonist Eyal Vilner Announces Swinging Holiday Show at Birdland, NYC

October 29, 2018Event Announcement, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Birdland Jazz Club, located at 315 W 44th St #5402, New York is excited to welcome bandleader, composer and saxophonist Eyal Vilner and his 17-piece big band on Sunday, December 9th at 6:00pm (doors: 5:00pm). Vilner emerges as one of the leading new voices on the New York big band scene. After performing at many … Read More