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The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars Set to Release A Gift to Pops: “Black and Blue” feat. Common Available Now Famed Rapper Addresses Racial Consciousness and Prejudice Over R&B-Flavored Groove: “My school of thought is black openness/ To define and redefine what the culture is.” Co-Produced by Wycliffe Gordon, Nicholas Payton, and Jackie Harris with…

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Two New Albums  Available Now via ECM Norwegian Trumpeter and Composer Mathias Eick Returns to Musical Storytelling with When we leave 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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Virtual Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Rocket Mortgage Tops 2M Viewers High-Quality Jazz Event Surpasses Expectations, Grows Global Audience The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage attracted a virtual global audience of more than two million viewers/listeners during Labor Day weekend, doubling the number of jazz fans who clicked on last year’s virtual jazz festival. The Festival also…

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AVAILABLE NOW via Sunnyside Records   Pianist/Composer Helen Sung Celebrates Women Composers with Quartet+ — a Vibrant New Album Combining All-Star Quartet with GRAMMY® Award-Winning Harlem Quartet    Album Features Original Music Alongside Pieces by Geri Allen, Carla Bley, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Mary Lou Williams, and Marian McPartland Pianist/composer and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow Helen Sung celebrates the work of influential…

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  Christian McBride & Inside Straight Releases Live Performance from the Most Venerated Jazz Club in America, Which Gave Rise to the Band in ’07 Live at the Village Vanguard, Available November 26 via Mack Avenue Records; First Single, “Stick & Move,” Available Now Christian McBride & Inside Straight Live at the Village Vanguard is Christian McBride’s twelfth release…

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Pianist and Composer Craig Taborn Returns To Solo Piano Format  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,”…

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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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