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Available Now: Gerald Clayton “Tributary Tales” on Motema Music

AVAILABLE NOW on Motéma Music: Visionary Pianist Gerald Clayton Merges Streams of Life Into Greater Body of Work with Tributary Tales Upcoming National Tour Celebrates Release “His pellucid touch and quicksilver phrasing can evoke swinging touchstones like Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson – as well as contemporary heroes like Brad …
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Available Now: Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, and the Temple University Studio Orchestra “Luck be a Lady – A Tribute to Frank” on BCM&D Records

AVAILABLE NOW on BCM&D Records: Michael Abene Commissioned by Boyer College of Music and Dance to Create Luck Be A Lady – A Tribute to Frank, by Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, and the Temple University Studio Orchestra SPECIAL PERFORMANCE TONIGHT AT DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA IN NEW YORK CITY: Featuring Special Guests Terell Stafford, Danny Janklow, …
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Cameron Graves Announces 2-LP 120-gram Vinyl Release of Critically Acclaimed Debut Album “Planetary Prince”

CAMERON GRAVES – Visionary Pianist & West Coast Get Down Founding Member Announces 2-LP 120-gram Vinyl Release of Critically Acclaimed Debut Album Planetary Prince  Available May 26 via Mack Avenue Records Available For Pre-Order Now    Planetary Prince, the debut album from West Coast Get Down founding member and cosmic …
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Available Now: Adam Turchin “Manifest Destiny” on Ropeadope Records

Available Now on Ropeadope Records: Multi-Instrumentalist Adam Turchin Proves Success is Where Preparation and Opportunity Meet in Chronicling Bi-Coastal Move from Philadelphia to Los Angeles on Debut Album Manifest Destiny Composer/Producer Weaves Reoccurring Melodies Throughout Blend of Soul, Rock, Funk, Jazz, and Hip-Hop  Album Features Special Guests Terrace Martin, Javier Starks, Robert “Sput” Searight, …
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Available Now: Jimmy Greene “Flowers – Beautiful Life, Volume 2” on Mack Avenue Records

AVAILABLE NOW on Mack Avenue Records Saxophonist Jimmy Greene Further Memorializes the Life of Late Daughter with Groove-Filled Release, Flowers — Beautiful Life, Volume 2   Ana Márquez-Greene was One of Many Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting in December 2012 Upcoming Jimmy Greene Performances: April 27 – April 30 | Jazz Standard …
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Somi: Free Performance at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Monday, May 15

  Carnegie Hall Presents: Somi Returns to the Neighborhood Concert Series with Free Performance at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Monday, May 15 Concert in Support of Critically Acclaimed New Album Petite Afrique – Available Now on OKeh Records Somi / Vocals Liberty Ellman / Guitar Toru Dodo …
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Available Now: Regina Carter “Ella: Accentuate the Positive” on OKeh Records

  Available Now on OKeh Records: Virtuoso Violinist Regina Carter Digs Deep Into the Ella Fitzgerald Catalogue on Ella: Accentuate the Positive   “Ms. Carter is widely considered the finest jazz violinist of her generation, a hard-charging soloist whose precisely focused tone and graceful way with a ballad hint at her …
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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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