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18th Annual Panama Jazz Festival Goes Virtual January 11th-23rd, 2021 Festival to Present Virtual Concert with Wayne Shorter Quartet’s Final Performance from 2018 Panama Jazz Festival   Uniting internationally acclaimed jazz artists, renowned educators, and jazz fans from around the globe, the 18th Panama Jazz Festival will be held January 11-23, 2021 on a virtual platform at www.panamajazzfestival.com. Among the…

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Cosmopolitan Vocalist Andy James Explores an Exhilarating Range of Latin Jazz Influences on Tu Amor set for January 22 on Le Coq Records  Boasting Colorful Arrangements by Pianist Bill Cunliffe, Tu Amor Features an All-Star Ensemble including Alex Acuña, John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Terell Stafford, John Beasley, Rick Margitza and Bob Sheppard Two great…

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ECM Announces Two New Releases Coming January 29: Shai Maestro’s Human and Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry’s Garden of Expression ECM is set to kick off 2021 with two sophomore label releases from Shai Maestro and Joe Lovano’s Trio Tapestry. The pair of albums will be released on January 29, 2021. Maestro’s Human sees the pianist expanding his trio to a quartet…

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AVAILABLE NOW via Reel to Real The George Coleman Quintet in Baltimore, A Fiery 1971 Date from the Famous Ballroom Deluxe Package Features Interviews with Coleman, Fellow Tenor Great Eric Alexander and an Authoritative Essay by Michael Cuscuna Previously Unreleased Live Set By Tenor Sax Giant George Coleman Arrives as Exclusive Record Store Day Package…

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New Label Le Coq Records Launches  with Star-Studded Inaugural Release, Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1   A Roster of Revered Modern Jazz Musicians Including Alex Acuña, John Beasley, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Cunliffe, Andy James, Joe LaBarbera, Rick Margitza, John Patitucci, Marvin “Smitty” Smith,  Terell Stafford and others Promising a catalogue…

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AVAILABLE TOMORROW via Jazz Is Dead Jazz Is Dead’s Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Recruit Spiritual Funk/Jazz Innovator Doug Carn for Distinctive Jazz-Hip Hop-Funk-Noir Record with Doug Carn JID005 Among the heroes and innovators of 70s spiritual/progressive/funk/jazz, Doug Carn has always flown a little under the radar. He has long plied his trade with patience and dedication,…

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Lisa Hilton Presents More Than Another Day Available Now via Ruby Slipper Productions Hilton Offers a Creative and Expansive New Album  Teeming With Original Compositions Featuring  Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis   “Attention grabbing!!” – KVNF Radio “Impressions of color and depth.” – JazzWeekly   “A smoking trio date but what it really is a tour de force for…

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JAZZ PIANO GREAT MONTY ALEXANDER’S BLAZING LOVE YOU MADLY: LIVE AT BUBBA’S AVAILABLE NOW Previously Unreleased 1982 Audiophile 24-Track Recording Captured at the Fort Lauderdale Club by Criteria Recording Studios’ Legendary Founder Mack Emerman Will Bow as a Two-CD Set  Deluxe Packages Will Include an Overview by Jazz Historian Willard Jenkins, Reminiscences by Band Members Paul Berner,…

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Mack Avenue Music Group Congratulates Pianists John Beasley and Christian Sands on Five GRAMMY® Award Nominations John Beasley is One of the Top Nominated Artists at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards with Four Nominations Christian Sands Earns First Leader Nomination Mack Avenue Music Group is proud to congratulate pianists John Beasley and Christian Sands on an astounding five nominations for the…

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Smoke Sessions Records Celebrates Great Artistry in 2020 with Releases by Late Harold Mabern, Wayne Escoffery, Orrin Evans Captain Black Big Band, Bobby Watson, Eddie Henderson, Joe Farnsworth, Peter Bernstein, and Eric Reed 2021 Kicks Off with Albums From Greg Skaff with Ron Carter and Tootie Heath; Vincent Herring with Cyrus Chestnut, Johnathan Blake, Yasushi Nakamura…

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