If, like many of us have, you’ve been awaiting drummer/composer/producer Nate Smith’s debut as a bandleader, you’re about to get some really great news. Kinfolk: keep reading »
Saxophonist Jaleel Shaw links with Dres (of Black Sheep) in the official video for “Flight” (Energy) – a reinterpretation of the composition “Flight” from his keep reading »
Since Miles Davis’s classic ‘Bitches Brew’, the fusing of Jazz and of contemporary music has been a grand ambition of many jazz musicians. Ornette Coleman’s keep reading »
In preparation for Supreme Sonacy (Vol. 1)’s August 7th release (our second album under the Revive/Blue Note Records imprint), we are showcasing six saxophonists who helped make keep reading »
Tonight we’ve got a few very special performances happening in New York City and lucky for you, we’ve strategically scheduled them at venues within walking distance of each other and in a schedule for you to follow. Follow the schedule below for your ticket to musical bliss!
With Harold O’Neal releasing his first solo record on Damon Dash’s Bluroc Records and preparing for his album release show at Ginny’s Supper Club this Saturday 8/31/13. The record features Joe Sanders, Marcus Strickland, and Marcus Gilmore while the album release show will feature an equally impressive lineup of Jaleel Shaw, Ben Williams, and Kim Thompson.
On Tuesday September 3, 2013 renowned drummer Nate Smith (José James, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Michael Jackson, Dave Holland) will be bringing his new group kinfolk to the stage at Rockwood Music Hall. The band will feature Kris Bowers on keys, Fima Ephron on bass, Jeremy Most on guitar, Jaleel Shaw on saxophone, and Amma Whatt on vocals.
Man on the Street (August 6 / DD172 / EMI), the new album by pianist and composer Harold O’Neal, is a tribute to his mentors, keep reading »
E.J. Strickland will be bringing his dynamic quintet to the Generations of the BEAT Festival this weekend for a set that is sure to bring the heat. We caught up with Strickland to discuss his unique development as a musician, his various methods of composition, and more. Be sure to catch the E.J. Strickland Quintet at 8pm on Day 1 of our drummer festival this Saturday 3/23/13.
One of the most talented saxophonists on the scene today, Jaleel Shaw, has released a new record on his very own Changu Records entitled The Soundtrack of Things to Come. The most incredible part is that Shaw self-financed the entire record and everything involved from money he saved. Though the state of the music business is dismal, it is incredibly exciting to see musicians and bandleaders like Jaleel taking matters into their own hands and continuing to take the music to the next level.