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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Long Beach Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Long Beach Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Walter Atkins

It was a fantastic feast of musical talent featured at the 31st annual Long Beach Jazz Festival, held at a relaxed Southern California venue near the cool Rainbow Lagoon Park. The event was located next to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center and the Aquarium. On Sunday night, the long running festival closed with a ...

Najee: Poetry in Motion

Read "Poetry in Motion" reviewed by Liz Goodwin

On Najee's 15th studio release, and fourth project for the Shanachie label, the Jamaica Queens, N.Y. native delivers an inviting, feel-good album on which he is joined by such diverse talents as pianist/keyboardist Bobby Lyle, multi-instrumentalist/producer/composer/arranger Barry Eastmond, multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer Jean-Paul “Bluey" Maunick, vocalists Will Downing, Maysa and Eric Roberson, and guitarist Blake Aaron.

The ...

Brian Simpson: Out of A Dream

Read "Out of A Dream" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Some records not only desire your attention, they demand it. Think of Miles or Trane or Mingus and think of just puttering around the house as the music plays. It can't be done. The grandmasters of jazz made music that required it be heard and not merely listened to.

Out of A Dream is ...

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

Arizona Jazz Festival Bodes To Be A Souled Out Weekend

Arizona Jazz Festival Bodes To Be A Souled Out Weekend

Parade of Grammy winners and R&B legends set to join a stellar jazz slate March 7-9, including Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers and Gladys Knight Phoenix, AZ: With thousands of old school and new school R&B and contemporary jazz fans from across the U.S. flocking to Phoenix twice a year for the Arizona Jazz ...

Take Five With UroSoule

Read "Take Five With UroSoule" reviewed by Agnieszka Iwanska

Meet UroSoule:

UroSoule is an infectious jazz/soul duo by Chicago based artists Paul Scherer and Agnieszka Iwanska. Their album, Colors, is a collection of sultry and sophisticated compositions co-written and produced by Paul Scherer. Scherer has assembled a collection of top sessions musicians from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in order to create a addictive blend ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Winter Park-Fraser Valley Announces 30th Winter Park Jazz Festival

Winter Park-Fraser Valley today announced the dates for the 30th Winter Park Jazz Festival, to be held in Winter Park on July 21-22. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 9 at 10 a.m. (MT) and may be purchased by calling (888) 409-5974. General admission tickets are $40, V.I.P. cost $60 and Gold or Plaza tickets are ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2011: The Year In Jazz

Read "2011: The Year In Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The ebb and flow of jazz in 2011 was marked by a Grammy Awards coup, a Grammy dustup, economic changes that consolidated the recording industry a bit, impacted clubs in various locales, and provided some new opportunities. The U.S. Postal Service literally put its stamp on jazz, even as the government wrestled with the future of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Live from Loews Presents an Evening with Billboard Chart-Topping R&B and Contemporary Jazz Vocalist Maysa Leak at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel as Part of Their Free Monthly Concert Series

Live from Loews  Presents an Evening with  Billboard Chart-Topping R&B and Contemporary Jazz Vocalist Maysa Leak at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel as Part of Their Free Monthly Concert Series

LIVE FROM LOEWS, the concert series being launched at Loews destination hotels around the country, will present Billboard chart-topping R&B and contemporary jazz vocalist MAYSA LEAK for a free performance on Thursday, September 15 at the LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL. Taking place in their Solefood Restaurant, the evening starts with local music entertainment and a DJ with ...

NEWS: RADIO

Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz: Episode 15, "Sultry Sirens, Part 3"

SoulandJazz.com presents: Continuum--A Journey Through Jazz
Episode 15: “Sultry Sirens 3" Hosted and Produced by J. Scott Fugate, 'The Jazz Evangelist' As always, the show is free, absolutely legal, fun for the whole family, and available for listening right now, right here. This week we continue our journey through Jazz with the third installment of 'Sultry Sirens' - but with a ...