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RANDY BRECKER


BIO: Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa. Randy's history is as varied as it is distinguished. Born (1945) in Philadelphia to a piano-playing father, Randy's musical talent was nurtured and encouraged from an early age. He began playing R&B and funk in local bar bands while in his teens, and developed an ear for Hard Bop through his father's record collection. "I'd listen to Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Miles' Quintets, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, the Clifford Brown/Max Roach group."

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Tom Kennedy Set to Release 'Stories' June 11 Photo Tom Kennedy Set to Release 'Stories' June 11
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2021

To breathe life into these new pieces, Kennedy enlisted lifelong St. Louis friends Dave Weckl and Roger Guth (drums) and Jay Oliver (keyboards), along with some of the brilliant players whose paths he’s crossed along the way....
Bob Holz to Release Live Album with Former Members of Spyro Gyra and Blood Sweat and Photo Bob Holz to Release Live Album with Former Members of Spyro Gyra and Blood Sweat and Tears
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2021

Jazz fusion artist Bob Holz is back with a power house live album featuring a star studded lineup of high profile players. The title is Bob Holz Live In New York and L.A. and was released on MVD Audio in early 2021. ...
Vocalist Luba Mason Set to Release New Album 'Triangle' Photo Vocalist Luba Mason Set to Release New Album 'Triangle'
by TV News Desk - September 10, 2020

With her last album, Mixtura, vocalist Luba Mason established her own musical genre, a “blend of different musical currents.'...
Saxophonist Chad LB's Virtual Big Band Album 'Quarantine Standards' Will Release Frid Photo Saxophonist Chad LB's Virtual Big Band Album 'Quarantine Standards' Will Release Friday
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2020

Saxophonist Chad LB defies quarantine to create his first-ever big band album, Quarantine Standards, due out August 21, 2020, convenes 18 stellar musicians recorded in lockdown on a thrilling set of classic tunes....
La Lucha Presents Online Album Release Concert Photo La Lucha Presents Online Album Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - July 06, 2020

On Friday, July 10th at 8pm (EST) La Lucha will present an online album release concert for their newest album and debut for Arbors Records, Everybody Wants To Rule The World. This project displays the telepathic interplay you expect from a band that's been together for years....
International Jazz Icon Igor Butman Announces 2020 Winter US Tour Photo International Jazz Icon Igor Butman Announces 2020 Winter US Tour
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2019

This coming January, world famous saxophone player, bandleader and producer Igor Butman will travel to the United States for a five-city tour of some of the country's most celebrated jazz institutions. The tour will mark the twentieth anniversary of Butman's acclaimed Moscow Jazz Orchestra, a 16-pie...
Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List! Photo Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List!
by TV News Desk - November 20, 2019

Recording Academy® President/CEO Deborah Dugan alongside Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., as well as GRAMMY Awards® host Alicia Keys and past two-time GRAMMY® nominee Bebe Rexha, today revealed nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in select categor...
Bob Holz To Release New Album With Rolling Stones Bassist Darryl Jones Photo Bob Holz To Release New Album With Rolling Stones Bassist Darryl Jones
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2019

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Franco Ambrosetti Leads All-Star Group on New Album Photo Franco Ambrosetti Leads All-Star Group on New Album
by TV News Desk - September 05, 2019

One of the most revered figures on the European jazz scene, Swiss trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti has maintained a strong affinity for the music since debuting as a leader in 1965 with A Jazz Portrait of Franco Ambrosetti. Now approaching his 78th birthday in December, Ambrosetti is still swinging after...
Lisa Maxwell Releases New Album 'Shiny!' Dedicated to Lew Soloff Photo Lisa Maxwell Releases New Album 'Shiny!' Dedicated to Lew Soloff
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2019

Celebrated within the jazz community as a multi-talented musician, Lisa Maxwell, finally releases a long-awaited album of her own material, dedicated to a special cohort. The lineup reads like a Who's Who of the music world (see personnel below)....
Highlights In Jazz Presents 'A Salute to Randy Brecker' Photo Highlights In Jazz Presents 'A Salute to Randy Brecker'
by TV News Desk - April 01, 2019

The annual Highlights In Jazz series, a fan fave for almost a half century, can be counted on to deliver concerts that surprise and delight savvy jazz fans. The third event of the 2019 lineup showcases one of the series' most beloved traditions: paying homage to a living jazz great. The Highlights I...
Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Perfor Photo Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four ...
Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PAC Photo Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PAC
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2019

The 47th season of Highlights In Jazz kicks off with an all-star concert featuring pianist/vocalist Daryl Sherman, saxophonist Houston Person, trumpeter Warren Vaché, clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski, pianist Norman Simmons, bassist Boots Maleson, and guitarist James Chirillo, plus a special su...
Rickie Lee Jones Reissues First Two Records On Vinyl Photo Rickie Lee Jones Reissues First Two Records On Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2019

After years out of print, Rickie Lee Jones' first two albums are now available on LP. Her self-titled debut album and the lauded follow up Pirates were re-released digitally via AWAL Recordings in the latter half of 2018. Now they receive their long overdue vinyl reissues....
Rickie Lee Jones Announces Vinyl Reissues of Two Albums Photo Rickie Lee Jones Announces Vinyl Reissues of Two Albums
by TV News Desk - January 08, 2019

After years out of print, Rickie Lee Jones' first two albums will be available on LP. Rickie's self-titled debut album and the lauded follow up Pirates were re-released digitally and on CD via AWAL Recordings in the latter half of 2018. Now they will receive their long overdue vinyl reissues on Janu...
Bob Holz Releases Star Studded Album Photo Bob Holz Releases Star Studded Album
by BWW News Desk - January 03, 2019

Jazz artist Bob Holz will release a new album, 'Silverthorne' featuring Mike Stern and Randy Brecker on MVD Audio. Holz got his start playing nationally with guitar great Larry Coryell. Holz and Coryell recorded two albums together. Bob previously recorded with Mike Stern and Randy Brecker on his fi...
Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season Photo Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by TV News Desk - January 02, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four ...
Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season Photo Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by TV News Desk - November 19, 2018

In four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today, 2019's Highlights In Jazz series brings together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. You'll hear unforgettable performances from jazz veterans including Warren Vac...
Keyboardist David Garfield Breaks 'Outside The Box' Photo Keyboardist David Garfield Breaks 'Outside The Box'
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2018

Veteran keyboardist David Garfield entered the year with a single in the Billboard Top 10 (“Go Home”) before announcing the details of his ambitious recording project, “Outside the Box.” The multidisc, multi-genre series of albums trickling out over a multi-year span features high-wattage assemblage...
61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets On Sale Now Photo 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - August 09, 2018

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 21-23 are on sale now, and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499....
San Francisco Bay Area Vocalist and Songwriter Jennifer Lee to Release New Album MY S Photo San Francisco Bay Area Vocalist and Songwriter Jennifer Lee to Release New Album MY SHINING HOUR August 10
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2018

With her first two albums, Oakland-based vocalist Jennifer Lee established herself as a gifted interpreter of the American and Brazilian Songbooks, producing a critically hailed body of work. On her new CD, 'My Shining Hour,' Lee emerges as a composer who, in the nine years since her last release, h...
Six-Time Grammy Artist Randy Brecker Featured on New Album by Isaiah Stewart Photo Six-Time Grammy Artist Randy Brecker Featured on New Album by Isaiah Stewart
by TV News Desk - June 05, 2018

Jazz-funk drummer and worldwide recording artist Isaiah Stewart announces the release of his fifth album “Summer Beat,” featuring world-renowned jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker....
Laury Shelley Releases New CD EP 'Time Is A Healer' Photo Laury Shelley Releases New CD EP 'Time Is A Healer'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Praised by Billboard Magazine as 'a singer with exciting vocal ability,' singer/songwriter Laury Shelley is proud to announce the release of her long-awaited new CD EP. Time Is A Healer , covers a variety of genres: soul, r & b, funk, jazz, adult contemporary and pop power ballads. The album marks t...
Sony Presents Blue Note Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Lineup Photo Sony Presents Blue Note Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2018

With over 100 events in five venues throughout New York City, the 2018 Sony presents Blue Note Jazz Festival will take place June 1-30, 2018. Sony Corporation is the Festival's Official Title Sponsor and INGLOT Cosmetics of Poland is thePresenting Sponsor. Ticket information and a current schedule o...
The Bill O'Connell Jazz Latin Quartet To Celebrate CD Release Tuesday, July 24 at The Photo The Bill O'Connell Jazz Latin Quartet To Celebrate CD Release Tuesday, July 24 at The Jazz Standard
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2018

The Bill O'Connell Jazz Latin Quartet will celebrate their new CD release this July at The Jazz Standard in New York. The quartet is comprised of Bill O'Connell-piano, Craig Handy-Sax, Lincoln Goines-bass and Cliff Almond-drums with special guests Andrea Brachfeld-flute and Dan Carillo-guitar...