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Brian Culbertson goes indie for Another Long Night Out

Brian Culbertson was a college student living with three roommates in an apartment that was over a costume shop on a busy street when he recorded the demo tracks that landed…

Keyboardist, George Duke, Dies at Age 67

(Reprinted from jazzwisemagazine.com, 8/5/2013) It has been reported veteran jazz, R&B, funk and fusion keyboard virtuoso George Duke has died aged 67. This news comes after a difficult period for…

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

The 24th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival will be held October 17-20, 2013. This great little beach town comes alive with jazz everywhere! Shows this year will be held on…

Jessy J new release this summer

Jessy J sent out word to her mailing list that she has a new album coming out this summer. It’s called Second Chances and in her newsletter she says “It’s aall about…

Chieli Minucci and Special EFX celebrate 30 years with new release

Chieli Minucci and Special EFX will be celebrating 30 years of recording and touring with the release of the new album “Genesis” on May 21.  Along with Minucci, the album…

New releases on the way

A short and not totally inclusive update. More coming as we find out about them. Andy Snitzer  The Rhythm on 4/16 (today) Zoe – Unstoppable  4-16 Brian Simpson  – Just…

Koz, Albright, Abair, and Elliot get together for new album

Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot have been in the studio working on a star-studded album called “Summer Horns” which will be released on June 11th. The album…

The Jazz World Mourns the Passing of Guitarist, Ross Bolton

Guitarist Ross Bolton, known throughout the jazz community, passed away on March 30th after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ross was known for playing with Al Jarreau, Rick Braun, Euge…

The One Bright Spot for the Music Labels: Digital

The financial picture of the music industry is still bleak, but YouTube, Spotify, and other services are helping. The music industry is still in rough shape, based on data released…

Concord Music Group Sold to Wood Creek Capital

Wood Creek Capital Management has purchased the Concord Music Group from Village Roadshow Entertainment Group. Sources close to the transaction expect it to officially close on Friday. Wood Creek made…