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Available Now: Christian Sands “Reach” on Mack Avenue Records

Available Now on Mack Avenue Records Pianist Christian Sands Manifests New  Experiences Stretching Into Progressive  New Territory on Debut Album, REACH  Five-Time Grammy® Award-Nominee is  Joined By Marcus Strickland, Gilad Hekselman,  Yasushi Nakamura, Marcus Baylor, Cristian Rivera  and Special Guest/Co-Producer Christian McBride  “…pianist Christian Sands plays with a restrained touch and a rolling  command across the entire keyboard.” – The New York Times  …
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Available Now: Bobby Watson “Made in America” on Smoke Sessions Records

Available Now via Smoke Sessions Records: Saxophonist Bobby Watson Shines Light on Vital but Largely Unappreciated Black Pioneers on Made in America Album Pays Tribute to Butterfly McQueen, Madam C.J. Walker, Sammy Davis Jr., Wendell Pruitt, Major Taylor, and Dr. Mark Dean, Among Others “Watson displays that rarest ability to truly express not …
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Philadelphia Jazz Festival: Sunday, April 23 – Sunday, April 30 at Various Locations Citywide

Philadelphia Jazz Festival: Sunday, April 23 – Sunday, April 30 at Various Locations Citywide Performers Include Randy Brecker, Bob Dorough, Orrin Evans, Steve Turre, Wayne Escoffery, ELEW, Joey DeFrancesco, Gerald Veasley, MAYSA, Jaguar Wright, among others The Philadelphia Jazz Festival, presented as part of Jazz Appreciation Month in conjunction with Philadelphia’s Office …
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Saxophonist Ivo Perelman Set To Perform in Celebration of Seven New Releases – The Art of Perelman – Shipp Volumes 1-7

Saxophonist Ivo Perelman Set To Perform  in Celebration of Seven New Releases –  The Art of Perelman – Shipp Volumes 1-7 May 7 at (Le) Poisson Rouge and June 3 at Vision Festival 22 Sunday, May 7 Performance at 9:30pm Ivo Perelman – Saxophone Matthew Shipp – Piano   (Le) Poisson Rouge  158 Bleecker St.  New York, NY 10012  …
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Gerald Clayton Announces National Tour in Support of Upcoming Album Tributary Tales

Visionary Pianist/Composer Gerald Clayton Announces National Tour in Support of Upcoming Album Tributary Tales, Available April 21 on Motéma Music Stream Tracks from Tributary Tales      Pianist/composer Gerald Clayton is proud to announce a national tour in support of his upcoming album Tributary Tales (April 21 via Motéma Music). The album, …
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Ariel Pocock – “Living in Twilight” Available June 9

  Ariel Pocock to Release Self-Reflective Exploration  of Life’s Winding Pathways on Living in Twilight –  Available June 9 on Justin Time Records    Stream Tracks From Living in Twilight In photography it’s known as “Magic Hour,” that time just after sunrise or just before sunset when everything glows with a …
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2017 Detroit Jazz Festival Artist Lineup Delivers Iconic Musicians, Special Collaborations

2017 Detroit Jazz Festival Artist Lineup Delivers Iconic Musicians, Special Collaborations Photos courtesy of artists The Detroit Jazz Festival, the world’s largest free jazz festival, has announced its full artist lineup for the 38th annual Labor Day weekend event. The lineup, which is filled with rich and diverse jazz talents, …
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Available Now: Kevin Eubanks – “East West Time Line” on Mack Avenue Records

 Kevin Eubanks’ Unique Perspective on  Musical Landscape of East and West  Coasts Shines with New Release East West Time Line – Available Now on Mack Avenue Records   East Coast Band (Side A) Features:  Nicholas Payton, Orrin Evans, Dave Holland and Jeff “Tain” Watts   West Coast Band (Side B) Features:  Bill Pierce, Rene Camacho, Marvin “Smitty” Smith and Mino Cinelu …
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Kathleen Potton – “Nero” Available May 19

Vocalist/Singer-Songwriter Kathleen Potton  Reveals A Personal Travelogue of Her Musical  Journey on Debut Album, NERO – Available May 19 Fuses Artful Pop, R&B and Jazz, While  Paying Tribute to Female Songwriters    Stream Tracks from NERO Though the title of her debut album, NERO, is a winking homage to the influential Laura Nyro, Australian-born singer-songwriter Kathleen Potton isn’t interested …
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Available Now: Somi – “Petite Afrique” on Okeh Records

  Available Now on OKeh Records Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Somi Releases Petite Afrique, Inspired by the Fate of African Immigrants in Harlem   Featuring Special Guest Aloe Blacc “The quintessential artist citizen of the world.” – NPR “Serious and seductive!” – The New York Times “A new High Priestess of Soul.” …
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