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Taylor McFerrin's 'Love and Distance' Music Video Out Now Photo Taylor McFerrin's 'Love and Distance' Music Video Out Now
by TV News Desk - September 16, 2019

Los Angeles-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ, and vocalist Taylor McFerrin released the video for his song “Love and Distance,” off of his new album Love's Last Chance. Billboard praised “Love and Distance,” saying it “meets at the intersection of R&B, progressive jazz, funk and electronic musi...
Taylor McFerrin Releases New Single LOVE AND DISTANCE From New Album Photo Taylor McFerrin Releases New Single LOVE AND DISTANCE From New Album
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2019

Today, Los Angeles-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ, and vocalist Taylor McFerrin released his new single “Love and Distance.” Okayplayer praised the track, calling it “tender and warbled... [falling] square between Kool & The Gang's astral-plaining 'Summer Madness' and the half-muted heartbrea...
 Taylor McFerrin Announces New Album 'Love's Last Chance' Photo Taylor McFerrin Announces New Album 'Love's Last Chance'
by TV News Desk - July 11, 2019

Today, Los Angeles-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ, and vocalist Taylor McFerrin announced his new album Love's Last Chance (out August 16th via AWAL). The first single “Now That You Need Me” launched today....
Kendrick Scott Oracle to Release New Album A WALL BECOMES A BRIDGE on 4/5 Photo Kendrick Scott Oracle to Release New Album A WALL BECOMES A BRIDGE on 4/5
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2019

Kendrick Scott Oracle returns April 5 with the release of A Wall Becomes A Bridge (Blue Note), an inspiring new 12-song cycle about overcoming obstacles both personal and collective. The album was produced by Derrick Hodge, and find's Scott augmenting his long-running quintet with the addition of tu...
49th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival In Downtown Monterey In April Photo 49th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival In Downtown Monterey In April
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2019

The 49th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival takes place April 5-7, 2019 in downtown Monterey. The weekend-long event includes big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, and individual musicians competing for a spot on the stages of the 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festiva...
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Share TRADE IT ALL Live At Jammcard's JammJam Photo Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Share TRADE IT ALL Live At Jammcard's JammJam
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2018

Today, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles share their intimate, pulsating live rendition of 'Trade It All' from their exclusive JammJam performance, presented by Jammcard. The live session was recorded at Sayers Club in Hollywood, surrounded by Jammcard's premier network of musicians, industry professio...
Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Allison Miller And Derrick Hodge As 2019 Artists-in- Photo Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Allison Miller And Derrick Hodge As 2019 Artists-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2018

Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that drummer and composer Allison Miller and bassist, composer and producer Derrick Hodge have been selected as the 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival Artists-in-Residence and will work year-round with young musicians in performances and clinics at the 2019 Next ...
Award-Winning Jazz Pianist and Composer Justin Kauflin On Tour Photo Award-Winning Jazz Pianist and Composer Justin Kauflin On Tour
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018

Critically acclaimed and award-winning jazz pianist and composer Justin Kauflin announces Fall and Winter Tour dates. He will be touring in support of his highly regarded release Coming Home produced by Quincy Jones and Derrick Hodge. Revive-Music hailed the new album “highly anticipated” and says t...
Ray Angry to Release First Album, RAY ANGRY ONE Photo Ray Angry to Release First Album, RAY ANGRY ONE
by TV News Desk - September 04, 2018

JMI Recordings is proud to present pianist Ray Angry's debut release “Ray Angry One”. The veteran musician, and frequent contributor to The Roots, is combining elements of gospel, jazz, and hip hop to release a unique and rich LP. Accompanied by Eric Harland, Derrick Hodge, Ambrose Akinmusire & Myro...
Justin Kauflin Announces New Album COMING HOME Produced By Quincy Jones and Derrick H Photo Justin Kauflin Announces New Album COMING HOME Produced By Quincy Jones and Derrick Hodge
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2018

Justin Kauflin Announces New Album 'Coming Home' Produced By Quincy Jones and Derrick Hodge...
R+R=NOW To Release Debut Album COLLAGICALLY SPEAKING Out June 15 On Blue Note Photo R+R=NOW To Release Debut Album COLLAGICALLY SPEAKING Out June 15 On Blue Note
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2018

Dream team band R+R=NOW—featuring Robert Glasper on keyboards, Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and Justin Tysonon drums—will release their debut album Collagically Speaking (Blue Note) o...
R+R=NOW Release Debut Single Photo R+R=NOW Release Debut Single
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2018

Dream team band R+R=NOW has released 'Change Of Tone,' the enticing lead track from their forthcoming debut album Collagically Speaking, which will be released June 15 on Blue Note Records. 'Change Of Tone,' which is available today to stream or download, moves with ease between its various sections...
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Lineup for 40th Season Photo BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Lineup for 40th Season
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2018

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce the lineup and sponsors for its 40th season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. With 31 performances (June 5 – August 11), BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! launches a yearlong celebration to cap off four decad...
Robert Glasper Experiment: LIVE Coming to DVD Featuring Special Guests this March Photo Robert Glasper Experiment: LIVE Coming to DVD Featuring Special Guests this March
by TV News Desk - February 01, 2018

Robert Glasper Experiment: Live on DVD and Digital Formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment is scheduled for release on March 16, 2018. This recorded concert will feature special guests Lalah Hathaway, Bilal, Wayne Brady, and more! ...
Southern Soul Festival Montenegro Announce R+R NOW, Native Dancer, Marcellus Pittman Photo Southern Soul Festival Montenegro Announce R+R NOW, Native Dancer, Marcellus Pittman and More
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

Southern Soul Festival brings in extraordinary acts for its 6th edition, taking place from 28 June through 1 July on the Velika Plaza beach in Ulcinj, introducing the majestic R+R NOW, a first time collaboration of some of the greatest world-renowned American musicians in jazz music on one stage tog...
60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Single Day Tickets On Sale Monday 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Single Day Tickets for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15–17 go on sale Monday, May 15, and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499....
HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Joins Line-Up of Tony-Winning Artists Performing On Blue Note At Sea '18
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit HAMILTON, for which he took home both a Tony (for Best Actor in a Musical) and a Grammy (for Best Musical Theater Album), is set to bring his jazz chops to the forefront when he performs with his band on Blue Note at S...
Monterey Jazz Festival to Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2015

Highlights of the tour include a five-night run at Birdland in New York City, with appearances at major performing arts centers and colleges in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia....