Beyond Smooth

This breakdown is not all encompassing or perfectly historically correct. It’s a means to an end so bear with me. Before there was smooth there was contemporary, which evolved parallel…

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…

George Benson’s new album – you can be a part of it

George Benson’s new project is a tribute to Nat King Cole that will feature a 42 piece orchestra in association with Concord Records and fans are being given the opportunity to…

2013 Capital Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

The Capital Jazz Fest, June 7-9, 2013 held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, has announced their talent lineup. Tickets go on sale March 23rd. FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013…

Guitarist Ross Bolton battling cancer

Rick Braun shared this on his FaceBook page: “I am writing to let you know that my dear friend of nearly 20 years, Ross Bolton, is going through a very…