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Brazilian Music Icon Sérgio Mendes Releases Eclectic OKeh Records Debut – Magic – Available September

In a career that spans more than half a century, Sérgio Mendes is an old hand at creating a unique sonic blend that electrifies a mass global audience. His knack for delivering hit after hit has made him the most successful Brazilian musician of his time. A grand conceptualizer, his …
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RODNEY WHITAKER Recounts His Journey to Joy Through Life, Love and Tragedy on “When We Find Ourselves Alone” – Available August 19 on Mack Avenue Records

  RODNEY WHITAKER Recounts His Journey  to Joy Through Life, Love and Tragedy  on When We Find Ourselves Alone -  Available August 19 on Mack Avenue Records   “…an inexhaustibly swinging bassist with a mammoth-sized sound and an infectious personality as radiant as his walking lines and solos.” – Detroit Free Press …
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Mack Avenue SuperBand Returns with New Release, “Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival” – 2013, Available September 2

  Mack Avenue SuperBand Returns with New Release, Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival – 2013, Available September 2   Catch the SuperBand on Saturday, August 30 at the Detroit Jazz Festival’s Carhartt Amphitheater Stage “…the SuperBand is a fiery, celebratory conglomeration,  the sort of chemistry experiment whose success is predicated on …
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Bolivian Vocalist Gian-Carla Tisera Showcases Operatic Roots and Creates Latin American Folklore and Jazz Inspired Album “Nora la Bella” – Available August 19

   Bolivian Vocalist Gian-Carla Tisera Showcases Operatic Roots and Creates Latin American Folklore and Jazz Inspired Album Nora la Bella – Available August 19    Stream tracks from Nora La Bella   Any true fusion in music represents a delicate negotiation. It requires both respect for the different genres in …
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The Quintessential Sound of New York Jazz: A Trio of Pianists – Smoke Sessions Releases New Albums by Cyrus Chestnut, Orrin Evans and Eric Reed

The Quintessential Sound of New York Jazz: A Trio of Pianists Smoke Sessions Releases New Albums by Cyrus Chestnut, Orrin Evans and Eric Reed Photo Credit: Jimmy Katz Smoke Sessions Records, the new imprint of New York City’s influential uptown club Smoke, releases new live recordings by a trio of …
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Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Blends Jazz with Classical Influences on New Album, “A Touch of Radiance” – Available August 12

    Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Blends Jazz with Classical Influences on New Album, A Touch of Radiance – Available August 12 Featuring Mark Turner, Joe Locke, George Mraz and Billy Hart   “Pianist Yelena Eckemoff is refreshing. She has carved a niche for herself  with an eye constantly trained to …
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Bill Warfield Pays Homage to Influential Trumpeters and Composers on “Trumpet Story,” Featuring Randy Brecker – Available July 8

Bill Warfield Pays Homage to Influential Trumpeters and Composers on Trumpet Story,  Featuring Randy Brecker - Available July 8   “It was a pleasure to be involved in this project from both a musical and personal perspective” – Randy Brecker Stream Tracks from Trumpet Story Trumpeter, composer, arranger, and long-established educator Bill …
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Available Now via Left 3 Lanes Music: MICHAEL BELLAR & THE AS-IS ENSEMBLE Showcase Ecstatic Groove Driven Improvisation on “Oh No Oh Wow”

Available Now via Left 3 Lanes Music: MICHAEL BELLAR & THE AS-IS ENSEMBLE Showcase Ecstatic Groove Driven Improvisation on Oh No Oh Wow See the Ensemble on Wednesday, June 25 at Lucille’s at BB King Blues Club & Grill in New York as Part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival “Their swing is …
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CYRILLE AIMÉE Infuses Novel Blend of Musical Styles on “It’s A Good Day” – Available August 19 on Mack Avenue Records

CYRILLE AIMÉE Infuses Novel Blend of Musical Styles on It’s A Good Day -  Available August 19 on Mack Avenue Records  “…astonishingly creative…with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition without being shackled to the past” – The Wall Street Journal “When you see Cyrille …
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Vocalist Freda Payne Comes Back to Jazz and Big Bands with “Come Back To Me Love,” Available July 22 on Artistry Music

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music’s and show business’ brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music – jazz – love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. …
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