4th Annual Uptown Charlotte Jazz Festival

The Uptown Charlotte Jazz Festival welcomes summer to North Carolina on June 21-22nd, 2013. This 4th year brings a stellar line-up to the Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre: BWB (Rick…

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…

Awards? And the winner is…

Anyone and everyone who has survived and managed to thrive in this constantly shifting business model by working their butts off to create music, promote it, and give their audience…

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…

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…