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2015 was quite a year in this sense – while the world may have faced great adversity, the artistic outpouring was equally tremendous. From jazz, to hip-hop, to electronic, to R&B, and everything in between, artists worldwide churned out a flood of extraordinary work that pushed boundaries and propelled music forward.

The complete list of this year’s Grammy Nominations were released and REVIVE is happy to see artists who push the boundaries of styles such as jazz, instrumental & electronic, and next wave soul/R&B represented on the list.

2014 was an amazing year for music with new and old artists alike releasing some of the best material we’ve heard in a long time. keep reading »

As we stated here at Revive Music before, Manhattan wasn’t the only place in New York where jazz was cooking and innovating. Brooklyn has been keep reading »

Since 2005, Brooklyn-based collective Snarky Puppy has built their global legion of followers with a catalog of wildly imaginative, exploratory funk-scapes, conjured up largely by keep reading »

It wasn’t long ago when some of these artists were only known to some. When Gregory Porter frequented Harlem’s St. Nicks Pub, then to performing keep reading »

If you aren’t one of the 80,000+ people who have peeped the footage of Snarky Puppy and Lalah Hathaway performing “Something” at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Virginia yet, then you HAVE to stop what you’re doing and listen right now. Straight up this is insanity for your ears created by some of the best in the business right now. With the Snarky crew getting down and dirty with their groove and Lalah hitting two tones at once (WHAT?! See ~6:12), this video is the business.

A bridge ride away, the borough of Brooklyn was home to some of the most important musicians ever. From Art Blakey to Carmen McCrae, Wayne Shorter to Noel Pointer, Kings County was home to jazz royalty. Jack Dejohnette once famously played John Coltrane compositions at Brooklyn Museum with ‘Trane’s own son, Ravi.

Cory Henry is consistently the guy in the back of the band that makes you shake and move with his infectious grooves. His style inspires viral videos of him blazing on the organ in church, performing with Snarky Puppy, and grinding in his bedroom to name only a few. Long story short, you want to see him play no matter the setting, style, instrument, or group. Cory brings it.