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Remembering Al Jarreau

Take a breath. Start with this. If it wasn’t for Al Jarreau you wouldn’t be reading this because I wouldn’t be writing it here.. It’s that simple. On a summer…

New Music Playist – March 2017

Curated playlists are ever so trendy, it’s a chance for those of us who have access to share the music you may not have time in your busy life to keep…

Music News and Notes – March 2017

Check out the most exciting tracks from new releases on our monthly Spotify playlist!. Spyro Gyra is previewing tracks from their forthcoming album during their concerts and it’s going to…

6th Annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival

Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Foundation presents the 6th Annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival on the grounds of the Lake Arbor Community Center in Mitchellville, MD. Events begin the evening…

2015 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival

  Information is posted for the 2015 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival in St. Mary’s County, MD at Colton’s Point.  The festival will be held on Saturday July 11, 2015….

Marcus Miller’s Afrodeezia 3/17

Marcus Miller has always been one of our most innovative and forward thinking artists and he is exploring new territory again with his Blue Note Records debut Afrodeezia, to be…

Remembering Joe Sample

Friday night. Actually Saturday morning. I was binge watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. A girl’s gotta have her escape hatch after another 8 hours in that spiritual black hole known…

Brian Culbertson – meditative music out now and energized live album coming soon

Brian Culbertson is finally doing a live album. Live performances by contemporary jazz artists, especially those on the smooth side, are generally more energized and exciting than their studio releases….

Jonathan Butler on Tavis Smiley Show

Tune in or set your DVR’s to the Tavis Smiley Show on Friday, July 18th to see Tavis’ interview with Jonathan Butler. Jonathan’s new album, Living My Dream, released on…

Steve Oliver “Best of – So Far” on June 3

It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years since Steve Oliver released his debut solo album First View in 1999. Positive Energy followed and featured “High Noon,” the…