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Contact: Rick Scott310.306.0375   rick@greatscottpr.com  Brian Culbertson delivers his Valentine with Love  The jazz-R&B keyboardist drops his Colors of Love album on Valentines Day as preparations continue for a 50-city concert tour launchingMarch 30.  LOS ANGELES(14 February 2018): Contemporary jazz-R&B funksterBrian Culbertsonhas had love on his mind essentially since last Valentines Day. Inspired by the occasion of his twentieth wedding anniversary last fall the keyboardist began writing…

Contact: Rick Scott310.306.0375 rick@greatscottpr.com Brian Culbertson delivers his Valentine with Love The jazz-R&B keyboardist drops his Colors of Love album on Valentines Day as preparations continue for a 50-city concert tour launchingMarch 30. LOS ANGELES(14 February 2018): Contemporary jazz-R&B funksterBrian Culbertsonhas had love on his mind essentially since last Valentines Day. Inspired by the occasion of his twentieth wedding anniversary last fall the keyboardist began writing…

Saturday | February 24 2018 | 8 PM  Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents:  Kenny Barron (Solo Jazz Pianist)  Praised by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top jazz pianists in the world NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched elegance melodic sensibility and rhythmic mastery. He has received eleven GRAMMY nods most recently in 2017 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association. Dont miss this intimate solo…

Saturday | February 24 2018 | 8 PM Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents: Kenny Barron (Solo Jazz Pianist) Praised by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top jazz pianists in the world NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched elegance melodic sensibility and rhythmic mastery. He has received eleven GRAMMY nods most recently in 2017 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association. Dont miss this intimate solo…

"Van Django is a standout act. With a clever mix of contemporary standards classical ditties rock homages and solid originals they effortlessly whip the audience into a joyful frenzy. Attending a Van Django concert is the most fun you can have sitting down with your clothes on." -NICK LEHR Artistic Director Djangofest Northwest  Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson guitarist Budge Schachte…

"Van Django is a standout act. With a clever mix of contemporary standards classical ditties rock homages and solid originals they effortlessly whip the audience into a joyful frenzy. Attending a Van Django concert is the most fun you can have sitting down with your clothes on." -NICK LEHR Artistic Director Djangofest Northwest Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians; violinist Cameron Wilson guitarist Budge Schachte…

Contact: Rick Scott310.306.0375  rick@greatscottpr.com  Its (Eric) Valentines Day: urban-jazz multi-instrumentalist rides Velvet Groove into the Billboard Top 3  The album boasting performances by an all-star collective dropped Wednesday as the title track is within striking distance of the top spot on the singles chart.  LOS ANGELES(14 February 2018):Valentines Dayhas deeper meaning this year forEric Valentine who released his long-in-the-works labor of love Velvet Groove on Wednesday…

Contact: Rick Scott310.306.0375 rick@greatscottpr.com Its (Eric) Valentines Day: urban-jazz multi-instrumentalist rides Velvet Groove into the Billboard Top 3 The album boasting performances by an all-star collective dropped Wednesday as the title track is within striking distance of the top spot on the singles chart. LOS ANGELES(14 February 2018):Valentines Dayhas deeper meaning this year forEric Valentine who released his long-in-the-works labor of love Velvet Groove on Wednesday…

7thAnnual Les Paul Festival Concert Featuring The Mike Stern Band featuring Teymur Phell and Richie Morales Plus Opening Act  February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts 505 Ramapo Valley Road MahwahNJ07430 (201) 684-7844  Tickets & Info  The Mike Stern Band featuring Teymur Phell and Richie Morales will headline the 7th Les Paul Festival Concert at Ramapo College onSaturday February 24 2018in the Berrie Centers Sharp Theater at8:00 p.m. The annual festival…

7thAnnual Les Paul Festival Concert Featuring The Mike Stern Band featuring Teymur Phell and Richie Morales Plus Opening Act February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts 505 Ramapo Valley Road MahwahNJ07430 (201) 684-7844 Tickets & Info The Mike Stern Band featuring Teymur Phell and Richie Morales will headline the 7th Les Paul Festival Concert at Ramapo College onSaturday February 24 2018in the Berrie Centers Sharp Theater at8:00 p.m. The annual festival…

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New Release From Acclaimed Modern Jazz Singer Robin Grant  Sensitive storytelling in the opinion of many is the most significant test of a singer. If that is the case then a song has found a friend inRobin Grant.  A native of Chattanooga TN Robinhas been delightinglocal audiences for many years. With the upcoming radio release of her first CD'Good Girls' there's no doubt she is about to garnerinternational acclaim. Good Girls is a collection of original jazz songs reminscent of the all-time…

New Release From Acclaimed Modern Jazz Singer Robin Grant Sensitive storytelling in the opinion of many is the most significant test of a singer. If that is the case then a song has found a friend inRobin Grant. A native of Chattanooga TN Robinhas been delightinglocal audiences for many years. With the upcoming radio release of her first CD'Good Girls' there's no doubt she is about to garnerinternational acclaim. Good Girls is a collection of original jazz songs reminscent of the all-time…

John Raymond - flugelhorn Gilad Hekselman - guitar Colin Stranahan - drums Recorded Live at Urban Cowboy (Nashville TN) on September 18 2017 Composed by John Raymond www.johnraymondmusic.net www.sunnysiderecords.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/jraymondmusic Twitter: www.twitter.com/jraymondmusic Instagram: www.instagram.com/jraymondmusic

John Raymond - flugelhorn Gilad Hekselman - guitar Colin Stranahan - drums Recorded Live at Urban Cowboy (Nashville TN) on September 18 2017 Composed by John Raymond www.johnraymondmusic.net www.sunnysiderecords.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/jraymondmusic Twitter: www.twitter.com/jraymondmusic Instagram: www.instagram.com/jraymondmusic

A deeply emotional and personal record Parting Is takes the idea of a solo guitar album and transforms it into a stunning sonic landscape of texture and color. Many of the sounds on the album bear no relationship with traditional guitar but there are no synthesizers employed at all. Everything is played by Jon Durant on guitars with Durant also playing fretless bass on four pieces.

A deeply emotional and personal record Parting Is takes the idea of a solo guitar album and transforms it into a stunning sonic landscape of texture and color. Many of the sounds on the album bear no relationship with traditional guitar but there are no synthesizers employed at all. Everything is played by Jon Durant on guitars with Durant also playing fretless bass on four pieces.

"The Poetry of Jazz"  A Spellbinding Collaboration Between  Saxophonist/Composer Benjamin Boone &  The Late Pulitzer Prize-Winning  U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine  Set for March 16 Release  By Origin Records    Recording Sets New Precedent  For Pairing Jazz with the Spoken Word  With Performances By  Tom Harrell Branford Marsalis Greg Osby & Chris Potter  Joining Boone's Core Ensemble  As Levine Recites 14 of His Iconic Poems  Set to Boone Compositions They Inspired    January 30 2018…

"The Poetry of Jazz" A Spellbinding Collaboration Between Saxophonist/Composer Benjamin Boone & The Late Pulitzer Prize-Winning U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine Set for March 16 Release By Origin Records Recording Sets New Precedent For Pairing Jazz with the Spoken Word With Performances By Tom Harrell Branford Marsalis Greg Osby & Chris Potter Joining Boone's Core Ensemble As Levine Recites 14 of His Iconic Poems Set to Boone Compositions They Inspired January 30 2018…

Jack KleinsingersHighlights In Jazz New Yorks Longest Running Jazz Concert Series  The Highlights In Jazz 45thAnniversary Gala launches the new season Thursday February 22 2018 at 8 P.M. featuring the Bucky Pizzarelli Trio with guitarist Russell Malone and bassist Martin Pizzarelli.  Also Acclaimed Singer Allan Harris  Plus a surprise special guest!  All Shows At Tribeca Performing Arts Center Borough of Manhattan Community College 199 Chambers Street New York NY 10007 Box Office212-220-1460…

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series Announces its Season Four exciting

STEVE SLAGLE DEDICATION CD RELEASE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22nd SMOKE 2751 Broadway New York NY 10025 Sets7pm--9pm--10:30pm  Tickets & Info  Next Live Appearance  STEVE SLAGLE QT SMALLS FRI-SAT MARCH 9th10th Sets9:30pm11:00pm www.smallslive.com  DownBeat Editors Pick January 2018  ByEd Enright  Steve Slagle dedicates each track on his new album to people places and things that have served as sources of artistic inspiration during his five-decade career as a saxophonist/flutist composer educator…

STEVE SLAGLE DEDICATION CD RELEASE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22nd SMOKE 2751 Broadway New York NY 10025 Sets7pm--9pm--10:30pm Tickets & Info Next Live Appearance STEVE SLAGLE QT SMALLS FRI-SAT MARCH 9th10th Sets9:30pm11:00pm www.smallslive.com DownBeat Editors Pick January 2018 ByEd Enright Steve Slagle dedicates each track on his new album to people places and things that have served as sources of artistic inspiration during his five-decade career as a saxophonist/flutist composer educator…

With his focus on 'the art of the trio' since moving on from the Phil Woods Quintet in the late '80s - the last decade incorporating his innovative development of trio 'Rubato' playing into 7 albums on Origin Records - pianist Hal Galper made a major personal musical statement in adding his old friend and saxophone titan Jerry Bergonzi to a late 2016 tour and live recording. Diving into the 'Rubato' deep end with the trio Bergonzi provided another dimension and added spark opening unforeseen…

With his focus on 'the art of the trio' since moving on from the Phil Woods Quintet in the late '80s - the last decade incorporating his innovative development of trio 'Rubato' playing into 7 albums on Origin Records - pianist Hal Galper made a major personal musical statement in adding his old friend and saxophone titan Jerry Bergonzi to a late 2016 tour and live recording. Diving into the 'Rubato' deep end with the trio Bergonzi provided another dimension and added spark opening unforeseen…

For Immediate Release  Buddy RichThe Lost TapesNow Available on CD and Vinyl LP!  Studio City CA - Lightyear Entertainment and Lobitos Creek Ranch in association with Scabeba Entertainment and the Buddy Rich Estate have released the live albumThe Lost TalesfeaturingBuddy Rich and his Big Band recorded in 1985 at the King Street Studios in San Francisco on CD and vinyl LP. The album is part of the Buddy Rich Centennial Celebration. Buddy was born on September 30 1917.  The album is the…

For Immediate Release Buddy RichThe Lost TapesNow Available on CD and Vinyl LP! Studio City CA - Lightyear Entertainment and Lobitos Creek Ranch in association with Scabeba Entertainment and the Buddy Rich Estate have released the live albumThe Lost TalesfeaturingBuddy Rich and his Big Band recorded in 1985 at the King Street Studios in San Francisco on CD and vinyl LP. The album is part of the Buddy Rich Centennial Celebration. Buddy was born on September 30 1917. The album is the…

Vantomme is a project of Dominique Vantomme keyboardist composer band leader and producer equally as well known for his work with many European pop and rock acts as for being the jazz piano instructor at the Music Conservatory in Kortrijk in his native Belgium. In the studio session in Antwerpen Belgium in October 2016 Dominique Vantomme was joined by two musicians from the MoonJune circuit: the legendary Tony Levin (King Crimson Peter Gabriel Stick Men) on bass guitar and Chapman stick and…

Vantomme is a project of Dominique Vantomme keyboardist composer band leader and producer equally as well known for his work with many European pop and rock acts as for being the jazz piano instructor at the Music Conservatory in Kortrijk in his native Belgium. In the studio session in Antwerpen Belgium in October 2016 Dominique Vantomme was joined by two musicians from the MoonJune circuit: the legendary Tony Levin (King Crimson Peter Gabriel Stick Men) on bass guitar and Chapman stick and…

Black Current Jam just may be Hurst's most ambitious recording project to date. His musicianship ignites a plethora of bass and rhythmic offerings all situated by his international profile of eclectic bassist composer arranger band leader and swing street strategist. Hurst elegantly lays out music architecture continually shifting beats that are endlessly stirring never predictable. This recording is a hot savory mélange of rhythm. Watch yourself: you could be transfixed and entranced for…

Black Current Jam just may be Hurst's most ambitious recording project to date. His musicianship ignites a plethora of bass and rhythmic offerings all situated by his international profile of eclectic bassist composer arranger band leader and swing street strategist. Hurst elegantly lays out music architecture continually shifting beats that are endlessly stirring never predictable. This recording is a hot savory mélange of rhythm. Watch yourself: you could be transfixed and entranced for…

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