The Versatile Jazz Singer Amber Weekes Creates An Inventive, Heartfelt And Surprising Christmas Album. In A Diverse Program Filled With Swingers, Ballads, And Soulful Departures, The Singer Is Joined By Top Los Angeles Musicians Including Paul Jackson Jr, Guitarist,...
In her career so far, Ana Nelson has shown that she has equal skill and sensitivity in playing jazz, classical and Latin music whether on alto-sax or clarinet. She has mellow tones on her instruments but also displays inner passion in her improvisations. Bridges, her...
As a sophomore in High School I received a lesson from a New York jazz trombonist that changed my perspective on music. In the lesson I was asked to play some fundamental jazz exercises (ii-V-I licks) for the teacher to gauge where I was at in my playing. Having never...
This is the first recording of the Ball State Jazz program and features five student compositions/arrangements and one from faculty member Dr. Scott Routenberg. I am extremely proud of this final product. Through the Jazz composition and arranging classes the students...
On January 22nd, 2021, my cousin died. She was 109. Her name was Margaret Chisley, and for me, this was a great loss. She had been bedridden for several years, but was still lucid and able to remember facts about my father’s heritage. She was aligned with my father’s...
The Chicago-based Bowmanville has a unique sound of its own. Comprised of violinist-leader Ethan Adelsman, Graham Nelson on harmonica and vocals, guitarist Mason Jiller, Oliver Horton (and occasionally Ethan Philion) on bass, and drummer Noah Plotkin, their...
Brent attended Western Michigan University, majoring in Music Education with a minor in Composition. He also attended Red Wing Technical Institute for Band Instrument Repair, owns and operates Brent’s Bench, Inc. Band Instrument Repair Shop in Lafayette and has...
On The Gennett Suite, acclaimed composer-arranger Brent Wallarab weaves a masterpiece from the music and history that birthed the recording industry Repurposing century-old compositions, Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra removes shroud of time from the music and the story of...
Classic Guitar is NYC based guitarist Charlie Apicella’s seventh record, available on 180 gram audiophile vinyl and CD. It celebrates 1950s guitarists Johnny Smith, Freddie Green, and Barney Kessel, in solo guitar, duo, and trio settings. On his first record of...
My previous recording, The Cheap Ensemble, was inspired by a Gerhard Richter painting that evoked and amplified then-present feelings of melancholy, nostalgia, restlessness, and agitation. It was also the start of a journey of trying to make honest, personal, and...
Going for Radio Adds August 8, 2021 FILE: Jazz Suggest Tracks: 7,8,9,10,11,15Listen to: “Stop”Going for Radio Adds May 14, 2021 FILE: JazzListen to: “Finch...
Fresh off their summer tour opening for Steely Dan, Stryker releases Prime—the first recording featuring his working trio. Along with Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums, Stryker offers eight new compositions and the beautiful standard “I Should Care.”...
In her acclaimed cabaret show, My Ship: Songs from 1941, and on her debut ZOHO CD release, award-winning vocalist Dawn Derow delivers a perfect storm of entertainment. In this wonderfully crafted work, her voice is crystalline and confident, while her vocal control...
LOVE OVER WAR opens with three anthems, with and without vocals. Each of these six Tracks is steeped in New Orleans flavors and idioms. Each is rooted in the rock- solid but syncopating drums-set of Herlin Riley and the uniquely sensitive and on-time bass-lines of...
Don Paul is the leader or producer of 23 albums. He currently works with Hamid Drake and Alex de Grassi in the GALLOP Trio and with them and Kidd Jordan, William Parker and Paul Plimley in the GALLOP Sextet. He's the youngest winner of Wallace Stegner Fellowship in...
“Putt Lake Toodleloo” marks my 20th release as leader and La Pompe Attack’s third, and probably, final release. My first release, “Courageous Cats”, a vinyl recording with Marshall Toppo and John Jones III, was released on Novus Records in 1986. It’s been a long and...
::The Edward Simon Trio (w/ Adam Cruz, drums and Reuben Rogers, bass) and special guest artists, award- winning Mexican vocalist Magos Herrera and percussionist Luis Quintero, present a program celebrating the legacy of Latin American women songwriters such as Violeta...
Evan is a freelance saxophonist from Indianapolis, Indiana and performs with many of the finest musicians in the Midwest. He frequently performs at the Jazz Kitchen, Chatterbox Jazz Club, and many other events in town including Indy Jazz Fest and Concerts on the...
GAEA SCHELL, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and vocalist, plays piano and flute on IN YOUR OWN SWEET WAY, and she also sings on a couple of tunes. The album consists of seven Latin-tinged original compositions, one straight-ahead original, and three...
In celebration of guitar legend George Freeman’s 95th birthday on April 10, 2022, Southport Records is pleased to announce the release of “Everybody Say Yeah!”, a new compilation of recordings documenting 26 years of Freeman’s music from our "Real Jazz Made in...
As Hope prepares for another amazing CD release party this Sept 19th at Campus Jax in Newport since returning from 2 sold out shows in Atlanta this past July 2021, can’t help but reflect on the journey it has been to this point. Hope is celebrating her new album...
In Book of Stories, arising from composition, improvisation, synergy, and truth seeking, Critical Response challenges the disillusionment and divisiveness that encircle this moment in history. Michael T.A. Thompson and I performed many times with choreographer/dancer...
J.A. Deane, called “Dino” by his friends, passed away before this CD was completed. Dino started his musical life touring with Tina Turner and eventually became a great innovator of electronic music, which is by any measure, an extraordinary journey. I met him in the...
Bandleader Jean Fineberg has recorded on more than 50 albums, and her compositions have been performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, The Grammys and the Kennedy Center. The ensemble’s musicians have performed and/or recorded...
The first time that bassist Jeff Denson and guitarist Romain Pilon got together to record with drummer Brian Blade felt like a lightning strike. Like so many musicians before them, the longtime friends from their days as standout students at Berklee experienced what’s...
JOANIE PALLATTO CAN MELT YOUR HEART DOWN TO A PUDDLE. JUST LISTEN: You can feel it gripping, easing, turning blue, then — that voice of hers, that supernal, sublime instrument of hers — will bring your heart back like a tempest before the rapture. This isn’t...
GUITARIST JORGE GARCIA CELEBRATES ESTEEMED COLLABORATORS ON NEW ALBUM, DEDICATED TO YOU Includes two previously unissued tracks with Richie Cole, Coming February 22, 2022 Although his name is not known to jazz fans nationwide, Cuban-born guitarist Jorge Garcia has...
Amber has a spirit and soulful quality in her lovely voice and she knows, so well, how to tell a story to make it touch our hearts. – Sue RaineyListen to: “The Gathering”[sc_embed_player_template1...
The 4 song recording features new arrangements of classic holiday songs (The Christmas Song, A Child Is Born and The Christmas Waltz) arranged by Marshall Vente and Carey Deadman (Arranger of Josie's critically CD, "You Must Believe in Spring,) and a new cover version...
Veteran jazz guitarist Larry Newcomb and his son bassist Jake Newcomb team up for a high-quality straight ahead jazz quartet set. The Newcombs, who are joined by pianist Thomas Royal and drummer Dave Marsh, perform six of the guitarist’s originals plus swinging...
On her fourth album of new material (a best-of LP and expanded Japanese CD, Top Shelf, recently joined her discography), award-winning Dallas-based retro jazz chanteuse Laura Ainsworth offers her fans an album of their requests, from great standards in her unique...
CD Release Show July 9 at Feinstein's at Vitello's in Studio City On July 15, 2021, Lorraina Marro releases her 3rd album with a team of some of L.A.’s finest musicians: Steve Rawlins on piano, Jennifer Leitham on bass, Grant Geissman on guitar, Steve Pemberton on...
[PRONOUNCER: Ortwine which means place of wine or winemaker] I've been thinking about doing my own set of albums for years, but I'm always very busy playing full time in an orchestra, teaching at a university, doing lots of recording for other people and playing live...
Michael Wetherwax grew up in Burbank, California. In his younger years he performed with his family band “The Reflectors” under the direction of his father, who was an accomplished musician, teaching in several different schools in Burbank. In Michael’s teen years, he...
Raised in a musical Mexican American family, Miguel de León remembers connecting deeply to the sounds of music he heard around him while growing up: the radio hits of Mexican artists in his parent’s record collection, and hearing recordings of Sergio Mendes & Brazil...
ABOUT THE ALBUMMiró Henry Sobrer’s album, Two of Swords, recounts his struggle to find peace amidst conflicted feelings and thoughts after his father’s death in 2015. Following his father’s death, Miró found himself alone in a world full of political, environmental,...
"Art Of Protest” is a Various Artists Compiliation on the Sonic Portraits Jazz record label (August 13, 2021 release) produced by Robert Irving III known for his nine year collaboration with Miles Davis. “The project explores the softer side of protest with songs that...
All releases going for Radio Adds November 12, 2021We Three KingsRobert Irving IIIfrom New Momentum (2007)Season of LightsLaura Walls2020...
SHAKE SUMTHIN’!! Roger H. Lewis, saxophonist, joined Gregory Davis, Kevin Harris, and Efrem Towns over 30 years ago to form The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Lewis and the Dozen are known for playing everything from birthdays to funerals…and everything in between. Try to...
Crafted in the vibrant, cross-cultural setting of the San Francisco Bay Area, Everybody is a celebration of community and human connection. Longtime friends and collaborators Molly Skuse and Dana Hinchliffe wrote and produced this buoyant blend of jazz and salsa to...
In 1988, Steve Million was a semifinalist in the internationally renowned Thelonious Monk Piano Competition; that same year, the Missouri native moved to Chicago and never looked back. The music of Monk continued to play an important role in his career. In the 90s he...
I played piano on a steady 5 night a week jazz gig from 2005 until 2020 at Catch 35 in downtown Chicago with the Eric Hochberg Trio. This gig featured a different Chicago jazz artist every night Tuesday through Saturday with me and Eric Hochberg (bass). I invited...
Featuring: Steve Slagle (alto & soprano saxophone, arrangements, producer), Bruce Barth (piano), Ugonna Okegwo (bass), Jason Tiemann (drums), Richard Sussman (synth orchestration & drum programming tks 1, 4 & 9), & Special Guest - Randy Brecker...
"This is 2022 & Susie Blue & The Lonesome Fella's have their eyes on the future - 16 hot and cool, swaggering, staggering tracks recorded with care & authenticity. Originals sit easily with new readings of old favourites from the 50's & 60's, covers of...
From the opening track, a dark, minor key blues entitled “Blue Visions,” you understand immediately where tenor saxophonist Todd Herbert is coming from. He proudly wears his bold, dark tone and urge to swing on his sleeve, like a medal earned from working in the...
Xiomara grew up with the sound of the marimba de chonta in her native Guapi, Colombia. Her aunts would sing, conjuring the sound of water flowing along the Guapi River. Like all elements in Colombia’s Pacific Coast music, their sound drew essence from the nature...
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet is back just in time for the holidays! The singing foursome and their supporting musicians have put their creative stamp on the timeless art of sizzling, swinging 4-part harmony vocal jazz over the years with their original songbook...
Al Thompson Jr.
Alexa Weber Morales
Amikaeyla & Trelawny Rose
Baecker Jazz Worship Service
Barbara Levy Daniels
Big Picture Holiday
Bill Cole & Joseph Daley
Billy Bang & Bill Cole
Black Olive Jazz
Bob Arthurs / Steve Lamattina
Brian “Mr Ho” O’neill
The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble
Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Charlie Apicella & Iron City
Clarkwise Featuring Chris Murrell
Dave Liebman Group
Django Festival Allstars
Event Horizon Jazz Quartet
Gelber & Manning
George Bernard Dudley Kenyatta
George Gee Big Band
George Freeman & Chico Freeman
Howard Johnson And Gravity
Ismael East Carlo
Janice Borla Group
Jason Kao Hwang
Jason Paul Curtis
Jazz Links Ensemble
JC and The Jazz Hoppers
Jeff Greene/Human Motion
Jerry Vivino Quartet
John Vanore & Abstract Truth
John Lamkin II
Jon Hemmersam/Dom Minasi
Joshua Davis Group
Liberation Music Collective
Lou Caimano / Eric Olsen
Lucy Smith ~ Autumn In Augusta
Madeleine & Salomon
Marc Courtney Johnson
Mark Moultrup Group
Marko Djordjevic And Sveti
Mary Anne Anderson
Mcclenty Hunter Jr.
Michael Spiro/Wayne Wallace
Miguel De León
Nnenna Freelon & John Brown Big Band
Novak & Haar
Peter Zimmer Quartet
Rg Royal Sound Orchestra
Rebecca Coupe Franks
Robert Irving III – Generations
The Rocco John Group
Roger Davidson Trio
Salsa De La Bahia
Sarah Elgeti Quintet
Sathima Bea Benjamin
Sharon Marie Cline
South Nine Ensemble
Speak In Tones
Stout & Booth
Suenos Latin Jazz / Steven Hashimoto
Svetlana And The Delancey Five
The Tango Group
Typhanie Monique & Neal Alger
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet
Willy’s Nyc Salsa Project
Yamit And The Vinyl Blvd
Radio Promotions is my personal passion!
Kate Smith Promotions specializes in non-commercial community public, college, internet, and cable tv radio airplay... CD and Digital service; artist interviews, and chart ratings for all jazz and jazz-related CD projects. We have worked with diverse artists such as Von, George, & Chico Freeman, Christopher Hollyday, Wayne Wallace, Either/Orchestra, Nnenna Freelon, Kim Nazarian, Joseph Daley, Jason Kao Hwang, and Dave Stryker.