Good Charlotte To Release New Album

Good Charlotte are set to release their sixth studio album, Youth Authority on July 15, through the Madden Brothers’ own label MDDN, distributed worldwide through Kobalt Label Services. Formed in the mid-90s, Good Charlotte has five albums and two collaborations under their belt.  The band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the […]

Jazz Bassist Ron Carter Celebrated 79th Birthday with Series of Dynamic Performances at New York’s Blue Note

By Danny R. Johnson NEW YORK, NY – When Ron Carter celebrated his 79th birthday party on May 4th, he wanted everybody to join in. Which is just what occurred on May 3-8, 2016 at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club. He played with a nonet on May 3-4, a quartet on May 5-6, and […]

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts Received Numerous Honorable Mention at National Jazz Competition

By Danny R. Johnson   Jazz and Pop Music Critic NEW YORK, NY – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 21st Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, NY, proudly announced on Saturday evening, May 7, 2016, that the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts […]

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Receives $10,000 Matching Grant

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is singing a happy song thanks to a $10,000 matching grant from the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. “We are so incredibly grateful to the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation for helping support our musical mission of outreach,” said SDGMC Executive Director Bob Lehman. “It is with this […]

Florida Georgia Line Release New Single

Still reeling from the excitement of “Confession” topping both Country radio airplay charts, history-making RIAA DIAMOND-certified country duo Florida Georgia Line released the first single, “H.O.L.Y.,” off their third studio album from Big Machine Label Group. Due out this summer, Dig Your Roots will depict an evolution in both their musical and personal journeys. The track was written by hit makers busbee, Nate Cyphert, and William Larsen, and produced by the […]

Snoop Dogg And Wiz Khalifa Bring Tour To San Diego

LOS ANGELES–Multi-platinum selling artists Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will kick off a 33-city North American co-headline summer tour dubbed The High Road Summer Tour this July. The summer tour will kick off July 20 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL and hit markets including Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, […]

The Residents Present Live Performance, Exclusive Screening Of New Documentary

SAN DIEGO– Iconic avant-garde art rock collective The Residents present their latest live show Shadowland and a special pre-concert screening of the documentary, “Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents,” which takes viewers on a journey through their 40 plus-year career, during an extensive North American tour May 2016. “Theory of Obscurity” tells the […]

Elio Villafranca Conceives Musical Suite of Folkloric Latin Music Inspired by Caribbean Diaspora

By Danny R. Johnson NEW YORK, NY – On Sunday, April 17, 2016, Elio Villafranca , the Pinar del Río province of Western Cuba born pianist and composer, brought an all-star band with special guest singer, Pauline Jean, to New York City’s Jazz At Lincoln Center– Dizzy’s Jazz Club Coca-Cola for the continuation of his […]

New York City Blue Note Jazz Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

New York, NY –With over 100 events in 10 venues throughout New York City, the 2016 Blue Note Jazz Festival will take place June 1-30. Highlights for the sixth edition  of the annual festival include breakout saxophonist Kamasi Washington (co-presented with City Parks Foundation at Central Park SummerStage); a rare New York City theater performance by […]

Carl Saunders, Trumpet, Joins SDSU Jazz Ensemble In Concert

SAN DIEGO–The SDSU School of Music and Dance presents the acclaimed SDSU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bill Yeager, with special guest Carl Saunders, trumpet, on April 14 in Smith Recital Hall. Carl Saunders is known among trumpet players for his ability to make the seemingly impossible not only possible, but easy and musical. […]