Conrad Herwig ‘The Latin Side of Joe Henderson’ and Kenny Werner ‘Coalition’ CDs Makes Smashing Debut on Half Note Records

COALITION marks Kenny Werner's eighth release for Half Note Records.

By Danny R. Johnson “The overall intention of establishing Half Note was to document and capture the zeitgeist of New York jazz. Half Note is different than other independent jazz labels because its interface exists within a network of performance venues. The label was born out of the desire to document vital music that pass […]

Julian Music Festival Kicks Off This Saturday‏

Featured artist Jake's Mountain will perform at the Julian

JULIAN–Saturday night dances were once a part of Julian history beginning during the Gold Rush in the late 1800s, bringing the townspeople together for a long evening of music, food, and revelry. In that tradition, the Julian Music Festival will be held on September 20 in a beautiful mountain setting at Menghini Winery. The festival […]

Chris Brown Takes Over Music Choice

Chris Brown. Photo Courtesy of Music Choice

NEW YORK–In preparation for his September 16 takeover of Music Choice in honor of the release of his sixth studio album, “X”, Chris Brown stopped by the multi-platform video and music network’s NYC studio to film a special edition of “You & A” with host Claire Galterio. While on-set, the R&B superstar spoke about his call with the […]

Cellist-Trombonist To Speak And Perform At “Summer Davos” In China

Virtuoso jazz and classical artist Dana Leong.

LOS ANGELES–Knitting Factory Management, the artist management division of Knitting Factory Entertainment has signed virtuoso jazz and classical artist Dana Leong. A San Francisco native, Leong received a double scholarship in classical cello and jazz trombone from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. In September, Leong and DJ QBert will speak and perform at the closing […]

Behind The Scenes With Music Sensation Austin Mahone

Austin Mahone

Go on tour with music sensation Austin Mahone as he makes a stop in Phoenix, Arizona for a major show. Starting the day with a photo shoot, Austin spends the rest of his time personally connecting with fans before the big night. Get to know the people closest to him on stage and off.

George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 To Be Released September 23


LOS ANGELES–(Businesswire)–Universal Music Group and the Harrison family revealed that George Harrison’s first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label, have been digitally remastered from the original analogue masters for CD and digital release on September 23 by Capitol/UMe. Wonderwall Music, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, and Extra […]

Oceanside Library To Host Free Dixieland Jazz Concert

Dapper Dixie

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will present Dapper Dixie as part of a Fall 3rd Thursdays Music Series at the Civic Center Library. This free concert will be held on September 18  in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway. Performance time will […]

Grammy Winner Lester Abrams Of Doobie Brothers To Perform Free Concert


DEL MAR–Grammy award winner Lester Abrams of the Doobie Brothers and his trio will perform a free live concert at Fair Trade Décor in Del Mar from 6pm to 9pm. Adult contemporary radio station, “Easy 98.1FM”, will be covering the event live and distributing custom event posters to those in attendance. The evening’s festivities will […]

Hot Sardines Reinvent Hot Jazz For 21st Century

Hot Sardines

NEW YORK, NY–The Hot Sardines unleash their distinctly passionate, dazzling and inventive sound with their self-titled debut album to be released in the U.S. October 7 on Decca/Universal Music Classics. The electrifying record, produced by Eli Wolf (Norah Jones, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Al Green), features both early jazz classics and original new Sardine compositions.  Their album launch marks […]

Diane Monroe and Tony Miceli ‘Alone Together’ CD Brilliantly Reinterpreted Classic Jazz Standards With Rhythm-A-Ning Twist

ALONE TOGETHER cleverly takes harmonic improvisation to new heights.

By Danny R. Johnson WASHINGTON, DC – Philadelphia native and the witty and urbane jazz violinist,  Diane Monroe, teamed up with another City of Brotherly Love native   and enormously gifted and talented jazz vibraphonist, Tony Miceli, to produce their August 19, 2014 debut duet album title Alone Together, on the Dreambox Media label. While listening […]