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Pianist and Composer Craig Taborn Returns After a Ten Year Hiatus  with His Release Shadow Plays Available October 8 via ECM   Ten years have passed since Craig Taborn’s Avenging Angel album was released, bringing strikingly fresh ideas to the solo piano idiom. “It reflects Mr Taborn’s galactically-broad interests,” said the New York Times, “along with his multifaceted technique,” while the Guardian saluted…

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AVAILABLE NOW via Artistry Music GRAMMY® Award-Winning Saxophonist Kirk Whalum Asks, How Does Christmas Sound? with Second Holiday-Themed Release Album Explores More Spiritual and Introspective Sound for Christmas, Welcoming Peace and Celebration When we think of Christmas, sometimes it’s the sights that come to mind: the multi-colored lights framing the windows of neighbors’ houses, the line…

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AVAILABLE NOW via BCM&D Records   Terell Stafford and The Temple University Jazz Band Honor The Legacy of Jimmy Heath On Their Upcoming Release “Without You, No Me” Album Features Heavy Hitters Christian McBride and Joey DeFrancesco January 19, 2020, bears a bittersweet tinge in Terell Stafford’s memory. On one hand, Temple University’s Director of Jazz and Instrumental Studies…

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Christian McBride, Billy Hart, The Baylor Project, Alicia Olatuja, Emmet Cohen, Zaccai Curtis, Camille Thurman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jazz House Collective, Danielle Ponder + more Headline 2021 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FEST Grand Finale Week On the heels of a magical summer series of evening concerts in July and all-day swinging block parties in August attended by thousands…

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AVAILABLE NOW VIA BMG Dubbed “The Grace Jones of Jazz” by Gilles Peterson, Lady Blackbird Creates Soundtrack to a Revolution with Debut Album, Black Acid Soul Upcoming Performances: September 16 | The Ford | Los Angeles, CA September 18 | BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival | Brooklyn, NY September 21 | Bar LunÀtico | Brooklyn, NY “One of the most unique voices of…

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Available Now, Cécile McLorin Salvant’s “Easy Come, Easy Go Blues,” the Third Single from Relief: A Benefit for the Jazz Foundation of America’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund (Listen/Share Here)   An Unprecedented, Star-Studded Collection from America’s Top Jazz Labels in Support of Musicians Affected by the Pandemic, Now Arrives on November 12   Listen to Joshua Redman’s “Facts”…

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Lisa Hilton and her Trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis Masterfully Blend Classic Traditions in an Inspiring New Recording   Lisa Hilton’s Transparent Sky is AVAILABLE NOW #1 Amazon New Release/Jazz “One of the most original sounding yet still under the radar pianist/composers has to be So Cal based Lisa Hilton.”  – Jazz Weekly As…

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Norwegian Trumpeter and Composer Mathias Eick Returns to Musical Storytelling with When we leave Available September 24 via ECM Mathias Eick is among the most immediately recognizable soloists to have emerged from the Norwegian jazz scene, and his wistful trumpet sound and strongly melodic compositions have met with a positive response around the world. When…

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