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Upcoming Appearances

Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV (DVD)

May 19, 2015

Outside of Whalum’s magic on tenor and soprano sax (he even plays flute on the delicately fragrant “This is the Day”) and the fabulous piano work of John Stoddart is singer Shelea’s gorgeous and amazing interpretation of “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” It is the best moment of the DVD.

Video Premiere: Cyrille Aimée ‘It’s A Good Day’

May 14, 2015

Today, the winner of both the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition continues to reference the music that prompted her to string together pillow cases and climb off her bedroom window as she creates exciting arrangements of beloved songs that range from Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall” to Peggy Lee’s “It’s a Good Day.”

Kevin Eubanks, Stanley Jordan exude everlasting kindness in first-ever ‘Duets’

March 23, 2015

“It ended up being more laidback and mellow than I thought it would be,” Jordan said, because some of the concepts initially were so upbeat.

5/30/15 Yellowjackets New York, NY Blue Note
5/30/15 Danilo Pérez Bergen, Norway Rokeriet USF (w/ Wayne Shorter Quartet)
5/30/15 Freda Payne Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe
5/30/15 Rick Braun Newport Beach, CA Newport Beach Jazz Festival
5/31/15 Christian McBride Santiago de Compostela, Spain Teatro Principal
5/31/15 Yellowjackets New York, NY Blue Note
6/2/15 Christian McBride Bilbao, Spain Teatro Campos Eliseos
6/3/15 Christian McBride Paris, France Duc De Lombards
6/4/15 Christian McBride Manchester, England Band On The Wall
6/5/15 Christian McBride London, UK Wigmore Hall
6/5/15 Danilo Pérez Burlington, VT Flynn Theatre
6/5/15 Raul Midòn North Bethesda, MD AMP/Strathmore
6/6/15 Stanley Jordan Lisbon, Portugal Coliseu de Lisboa
6/6/15 Danilo Pérez Quebec, Canada Palais Montcalm
6/6/15 Rick Braun Birmingham, AL Steel City Jazz Festival
6/6/15 Raul Midòn North Bethesda, MD AMP/Strathmore
6/7/15 Jonathan Butler Columbia, MD 2015 Capital Jazz Festival - Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/8/15 Kirk Whalum Hendersonville, TN TMC Auditorium (Praise The Lord TV Taping)
6/11/15 Raul Midòn Yountville, CA Lincoln Theatre Yountville
6/12/15 Jonathan Butler Cape Town, South Africa Grand West Casino (Jonathan Butler and Friends featuring Oleta Adams & Euge Groove)
6/13/15 Jonathan Butler Johannesburg, South Africa Carnival City (Jonathan Butler and Friends featuring Oleta Adams & Euge Groove)
6/13/15 Kirk Whalum Knoxville, TN Holiday Inn World's Fair Park
6/18/15 Jimmy Greene Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Jazz Festival
6/18/15 Kirk Whalum Nashville, TN Born Again Church
6/19/15 Stanley Clarke Oakland, CA Yoshi's - Oakland