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Craft Recordings set to release 'Another Side of John Coltrane' on Aug. 20
13.06.2021 While John Coltrane's legacy largely focuses on his innovative and influential work as a leader, the saxophonist and composer began his career as a highly respected sideman, who rose to fame playing alongside some of the greatest names in jazz. Craft Recordings' forthcoming release, Another Side of John Coltrane, explores this aspect of the trailblazing artist's career and spotlights some of his best work in sessions led by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Red Garland, Tadd Dameron, and Art Taylor. read more

Karl Latham Upcoming Live Appearances
12.06.2021 Sat June 12 - Shanghai Jazz / Madison NJ w Laurence Hobgood and James Robbins 6:30pm and 8:40pm Wed June 23 - Ramsey Library Summer Concerts in Finch Park w Laurence Hobgood and James Robbins 7pm (rain date June 30) read more

Duduka Da Fonseca & Brazilian Jazz All Stars - Featuring Maucha Adnet - July 9 & !0
11.06.2021 Duduka Da Fonseca & The Brazilian Jazz All Stars Featuring Maucha Adnet Billy Drewes - Sax & Flute Helio Alves - Piano Nilson Matta - Bass Duduka Da Fonseca - Drums Maucha Adnet - Vocal Jazz Forum Friday & Saturday July 9 & 10 Shows 7 & 9:30 pm read more

Sept. 1-4 at Birdland - Legendary Strata-East Label Celebrates 50 Years - Led by Charles Tolliver with Narrator Danny Glover!
11.06.2021 STRATA-EAST RECORDS @ 50 with Charles Tolliver & the Strata-East All Stars featuring Billy Harper, George Cables, Buster Williams, Lenny White AND guest screen star activist Danny Glover as narrator. read more

Donna Singer - Take God's Hand - #1 Roots/Religious Charts for 9-Weeks!
11.06.2021 Take God's Hand, is the new gospel single by International Jazz Artist Donna Singer. Donna took the lovely song "We Can Make A Stand" from her hit CD Set Your Heart Free released in June of 2020 and added the beautiful words Take God's Hand to make a unique song of Gospel with still that hint of Jazz. read more

Sam Blakeslee & Wistful Thinking's "The Long Middle" due out July 30, 2021 via Outside In Music
10.06.2021 Outside in Music is thrilled to announce the July 30, 2021 release of The Long Middle, the debut album from stalwart New York-based trombonist and composer Sam Blakeslee and his dynamic ensemble Wistful Thinking. read more

Jazz@TheFalcon | Don Byron Quartet | Sun Jun 13
10.06.2021 THE DON BYRON QUARTET SUN JUN 13 7PM* | THE FALCON MAIN STAGE Don Byron's compositions, standards, and his interpretations of Hank Williams, the Bach Sonatas and Partitas for violin, will be performed by his outstanding quartet! ____________________________ Don Byron: Clarinet, Saxophone, Compositions, Arrangements David Gilmore: Guitar Dezron Douglas: Bass & Bruce Cox: Drums A singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, Don Byron explores widely divergent traditions while striving for what he calls "a sound above genre." As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, klezmer, rhythm & blues, gospel, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation. read more

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Columbia Pike Blues Weekend June 18-20 Vintage#18, Stacy Brooks, Sol Roots
13.06.2021 The Columbia Pike Blues Festival is one of Arlington Virginia's most highly-anticipated events. This year a hybrid three-day Columbia Pike Blues Festival Weekend (Friday to Sunday, June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2021) combines live-streaming concerts and ticketed outdoor performances designed to help get everyone back into a summer groove! read more

Watch Sol Roots Cover Grateful Dead's "Sugaree" from 'Live at The Hamilton'
22.02.2021 Sol Roots recently released a psychedelic video showcasing a unique, original, funky arrangement of Grateful Dead's "Sugaree" from the album 'Live at The Hamilton'. The live album features songs recently performed by the band in Washington, D.C. in February of 2020, just about a month before lockdown started. Live at The Hamilton features harmonica legend Phil Wiggins (of Cephas & Wiggins), drummer Eddie Christmas (of Jon Cleary, New Orleans Suspects, Eric Lindell, Anders Osborne) and Andreas Holmstrom on bass presenting an upbeat and danceable blend of funk, blues, soul and rock. read more

Gary Lover | London
21.11.2020 London-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gareth Hoskins (AKA Gary Lover) is releasing today his single "London" on all digital platforms together with a Music Video. read more

"Love in L.A." Proves Priceless for Canadian Indie Artist Alex Price
03.10.2020 Pop/R&B artist Alex Price is currently riding a wave of duo musical legacies with his latest hit single release, "Love in L.A." Representing for Canada, Price fits comfortably in the mix of the Canadian music invasion popularized by artists like Drake, read more

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New Release by Ches Smith's We All Break "PATH OF SEVEN COLORS" - Out On Friday 11th June 2021
04.06.2021 Ches Smith's We All Break melds elements of Haitian Vodou and contemporary jazz on groundbreaking new Path of Seven Colors The recording and accompanying film showcase the band's synergistic connection and exhilarating, alchemical mix of musical forms read more

HOMELAND - Seckou Keita Feat. Baaba Maal
03.06.2021 Baaba Maal and Seckou Keita's paths have crossed many times over the past 25 years at festivals and shared stages. They have developed a mutual respect and love for each other's music and have been talking about a collaboration for a while. They finally used the quieter time offered by the pandemic to realise their wish with HOMELAND. read more

Angrusori | Live at Tou
07.05.2021 Norway's Kitchen Orchestra collaborates with Slovak Roma musicians to create stunning contemporary improvised music inspired by traditional song. Their stunning debut album "Live at Tou" is being released worldwide today via British label Hudson Records. read more

Cande y Paulo Release "Tuyo" The Duo's Take on the Hugely Popular Narcos Theme Song
20.04.2021 Cande y Paulo, the Argentinian duo who caught the attention of the world when a performance of 'Barro Tal Vez', an achingly intense but minimalist Argentine rock classic went viral on YouTube amassing over 12 million views, today announce their debut. The self-titled album will be released on June 4th through the iconic Decca Records. read more

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