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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Looking Ahead: Southwest Florida jazz preview (February and March)

Looking Ahead: Southwest Florida jazz preview (February and March)

The 2014-15 jazz concert season is running hot in Southwest Florida. Here is a rundown of noteworthy jazz events, principally in the Sarasota to Naples territory, in February and March. Wednesday, February 4 – Guitarist Pat Martino is the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra’s special guest. Daniels Pavilion, Naples. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2015 – ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Joe, Chrisette Michele, DL Hughley and more have been invited for the inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas, May 3-10, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona: On May 3, 2015, platinum soul star Maxwell will launch the maiden voyage of his own seven-day Caribbean cruise featuring a stellar lineup of R&B and contemporary jazz artists. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Romance Continues: Urban-jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters Will Mark His 25th Year With The Release Of “silver Soul” On September 2

The Romance Continues: Urban-jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters Will Mark His 25th Year With The Release Of “silver Soul” On September 2

The first single, “Dreaming Of You,” is the No. 2 most added radio track this week. New York City (10 July 2014): With persistence, patience and passion, romance grows stronger, richer and sweeter each year and for 25 years, urban-jazz saxophonist Kim Waters has written, produced and performed chart-topping candlelight compositions that explore the excitement, exoticism and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Hot Jazz And Soul In The Desert

Hot Jazz And Soul In The Desert

Robin Thicke, Maxwell, Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu, Keyshia Cole and jazz headliners will heat up the Arizona Jazz Festival on October 25-27, 2013. Phoenix, AZ: The endless Arizona sky will be filled with a galaxy of stars day and night during the Arizona Jazz Festival slated for October 25-27, 2013 at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazz Jackpot: Jazz And Soul Stars To Light Up The City Of Lights

Jazz Jackpot: Jazz And Soul Stars To Light Up The City Of Lights

Las Vegas Jazz Festival slated for September 27-29, 2013 headlines Charlie Wilson, India.Arie, Jeffrey Osborne, Euge Groove, Kem and Anthony Hamilton Phoenix, Arizona (8 August 2013): More than 24 contemporary jazz and R&B high rollers promise to make the Las Vegas Jazz Festival a winning bet. Tickets are now on sale for the 3-day music and lifestyle ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Brian Culbertson's Napa Valley Jazz Getaway Maturing Into A Stellar Vintage

Brian Culbertson's Napa Valley Jazz Getaway Maturing Into A Stellar Vintage

Single-day tickets go on sale as the festival partners with Bay Area radio station KBLX-FM Los Angeles, CA: Eager wine and jazz enthusiasts voraciously scooped up all the multiday VIP and Silver ticket packages for the second edition of Brian Culbertson’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, the flourishing festival slated for June 5-9, 2013 in Napa, CA, but ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Brian Culbertson's Napa Valley Jazz Getaway Set To Return In June

Brian Culbertson's Napa Valley Jazz Getaway Set To Return In June

Tickets are on sale for the second annual festival of music and wine that adds star power and more events. Los Angeles, CA: When multitalented musician Brian Culbertson announced the first Napa Valley Jazz Getaway last New Year’s day, he didn’t imagine that the 5-day celebration of music and wine in the Golden State’s idyllic wine country would ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Guitarist/Vocalist Nick Colionne Interviewed at AAJ

Guitarist/Vocalist Nick Colionne Interviewed at AAJ

No one likes hearing dire predictions about the imminent demise of jazz as an art form. And yet it's hard to deny that jazz seems at times to be slowly fading into the background. The genre receives relatively scant airplay, and is frequently relegated to little more than footnotes in the annual Grammy awards show. Increasingly, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nick Colionne: Making a Difference for the Future

Read "Nick Colionne:  Making a Difference for the Future" reviewed by Mikayla Gilbreath

No one likes hearing dire predictions about the imminent demise of jazz as an art form. And yet it's hard to deny that jazz seems at times to be slowly fading into the background. The genre receives relatively scant airplay, and is frequently relegated to little more than footnotes in the annual Grammy awards show. Increasingly, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nick Colionne: Keepin' It Cool

Read "Keepin' It Cool" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Nick Colionne sounds like a lot of guys. You'll hear a bit of George Benson here and a snatch of Wes Montgomery there, Jonathan Butler or Earl Klugh somewhere else. But that doesn't mean Colionne isn't original. It's just obvious that his style of playing has been influenced by other guitar greats.

Colionne has been ...