JAZZ NEWS: DC Jazz Festival Announces We Get to Talk Podcast Series

April 14, 2021Special Announcement

DC Jazz Festival Announces We Get to Talk Podcast Series Hosted by DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter Starting Wednesday, April 14 WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 14, 2021 – DC Jazz Festival today announces a new podcast series titled We Get to Talk, where DCJF Executive Director Sunny Sumter engages jazz artists in captivating conversations that revolve around relevant topics, … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Vocalist/Pianist Laila Biali Receives 2021 JUNO Award Nomination, To Release Video “Satellite” March 17

March 9, 2021Press Releases, Special Announcement

Award-Winning Vocalist/Pianist Laila Biali Receives 2021 JUNO Award Nomination For Album Out of Dust, To Release Video “Satellite” March 17 The award-winning artist has received a 2021 JUNO nomination for her latest album, “Out of Dust” a week before the release of her new lyric video for song “Satellite.” The award-winning vocalist and pianist Laila … Read More

SZCZECIN 2021: Europes First Hybrid Jazz Festival of the Year Runs February 25-March 4 in Partnership with Jazz in Europe

February 20, 2021Press Releases, Special Announcement

SZCZECIN 2021: Europes First Hybrid Jazz Festival of the Year Runs February 25-March 4 in Partnership with Jazz in Europe Szczecin Jazz will host Europe’s first hybrid jazz festival of the year running February 25 through March 4, 2021. This seven day event will include a nightly performance in Szczecin, Northwestern Poland’s largest city, featuring … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Cellar Music Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Albums, New Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships 

February 17, 2021Press Releases, Special Announcement

Cellar Music Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Album Releases, Exciting New Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships  The Vancouver, BC-based label joins forces with the SmallsLIVE Foundation and American Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt on new initiatives;  announces branded streaming playlists, a crowd-funding campaign and a plethora of new album releases.  Read about Cellar Music Group via CBC … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: 2021 DCJazzPrix™ Applications Launch Today!

February 16, 2021Press Releases, Special Announcement

2021 DCJazzPrix™ Applications Launches Today! DC Jazz Festival’s international band competition is now accepting applications—recognizing the top rising jazz ensemble talent from around the globe WASHINGTON – February 16, 2021 — The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) has announced that applications are now live for its annual international jazz band competition, DCJazzPrix. Potential applicants will find guidelines and submission requirements at dcjazzfest.org/dcjazzprix. … Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mosaic Records Announces the Release of The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 – 66 – Last Row Music

February 11, 2021Press Reel, Special Announcement

By Last Row Music Mosaic Records is proud to announce the April 10, 2021 release of The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 – 66, a 7-CD boxed set that will take listeners into the studio with Armstrong in a way never previously imaginable. Mosaic Records has long been lauded for the release … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Rainy Days Records Launches Hot Culture Series, Episodes Starting This February

February 1, 2021New Release, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Rainy Days Records Launches Hot Culture Series, Announces Digital Album Out February 26, 2021 When the age of coronavirus commenced last March, Eugene Petrushanskiy, the Director of the Rainy Days Records jazz music label in St. Petersburg, Russia, turned to YouTube to showcase the live performances of his artists in collaboration with Hot Culture. As … Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: First-call Brooklyn jazz drummer Mark Ferber to appear on the Jihye Lee Orchestra’s ‘Daring Mind’ – On The Drums/Medium

January 27, 2021Press Reel, Special Announcement

By Adam Budofsky, On The Drums/Medium Mark Ferber is a member of Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, the Marc Copland trio, the Brad Shepik Organ Trio, and his twin brother Alan Ferber’s Grammy nominated big band and nonet. Ferber’s also a highly prized freelancer, and recently Motéma Music announced his inclusion on Daring Mind, a … Read More