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 AimLoan.com 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 […]

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, […]