Songwriter Emily Estefan Receives ‘Discovery Artist of the Year’ Award At La Musa Awards

LOS ANGELES–Emily Estefan, daughter of Billboard Latin artist Gloria Estefan, received the first ever WorldArts ‘Discovery Artist of the Year’ award at the 2016 La Musa Awards Gala, which honors the newest inductees to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. “I am really honored,” said Emily. “I still can’t believe it’s real.  And being able […]

Largest Grassroots Movement For Music In History To Take Place In D.C.

WASHINGTON–On October 26, more than 2,000 music makers will visit their local legislator’s office as part of The Recording Academy’s annual Grammys in My District event — music’s largest grassroots movement. This advocacy initiative allows Recording Academy members to address important creators’ rights issues directly with their respective members of Congress, from copyright review to […]

Jim Lauderdale Receives WagonMaster Lifetime Achievement Award At Americana Honors And Awards

NASHVILLE–Jim Lauderdale, a longtime ambassador of the Americana genre, received the WagonMaster Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by George Strait Wednesday as part of the 15th annual Americana Honors and Awards. “I am delighted to give the WagonMaster award to my good friend Jim Lauderdale,” Strait said. The Texas superstar presented Lauderdale with the WagonMaster award, […]

Emily Estafan To Receive WorldArts Discovery Award at La Musa Awards

Miami Beach, FL–The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame/La Musa Awards and WorldArts will honor emerging singer-songwriter Emily Estefan with the WorldArts Discovery of the Year Award during the 4th annual La Musa Awards ceremony in Florida. Event organizers say the WorldArts Discovery of the Year Award is given to promising young talent at the start […]

Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks Collected On ZAPPAtite

LOS ANGELES–In his trailblazing and incredibly prolific career, artist, composer and all-around musical pioneer Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums in his lifetime, as a solo artist and with his bands the Mothers of Invention and the Mothers. Coupled with more than 40 posthumous releases since his death in 1993 at 52, figuring out […]

Grammy Winner John Scofield Pays Homage To His Country And Folk Roots

Coming off a Grammy win earlier this year for his last album, Past Present, John Scofield has been largely in the spotlight over the last year, sitting in the with The Roots on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” gracing the cover of Downbeat and garnering the attention of NPR. His impressive 40-plus-year career has […]

Los Lobos To Headline 6th Annual San Diego Blues Festival

SAN DIEGO–The Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank will host the sixth annual San Diego Blues Festival along the downtown San Diego waterfront. The family-friendly, two-day event will feature nine musical acts on two stages. Festival attendees will enjoy local craft beer, food vendors, specialty cocktails and wine, along with arts and crafts vendors. […]

Grammy Award Winner Colbie Caillat Set To Release New Album

MALIBU–Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat, has announced plans to release upcoming album, The Malibu Sessions with an accompanying tour this fall. The follow up to 2014’s Gypsy Heart, which featured inspiring, platinum-selling, “Try”, will be released through a partnership between her new label PlummyLou Records and RED Distribution. The Malibu Sessions will […]

Oscar-Winning Composer Ennio Morricone Signs With Decca Records

NEW YORK–World-renowned Italian composer Ennio Morricone has signed a major new record deal with Decca Records, celebrating his professional 60-year career and 600 compositions. His new album Morricone 60 will be released on October 7 just ahead of his 88th birthday, and marks the start of a unique partnership between Decca and the Morricone family. […]

Trumpeter Marquis Hill’s ‘The Way We Play’ Album Showcases Explosive and Fiery Style Reminisce of Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard

By Danny R. Johnson Jazz and Pop Music Critic SAN DIEGO – Composer, band leader, trumpeter, music educator, arranger, and 2014 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition (Trumpet) winner, Marquis Hill, and his ensemble of four years, the Blacktet, are about to set the jazz world on fire with his June 24, 2016 Concord Records CD […]