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April 2 2015

Blue Note Records/Universal Music France has signed the acoustic-electronica trio GoGo Penguin. Hailing from Manchester in the United Kingdown, GoGo Penguin are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Drawing on a heady brew of influences from Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack and Aphex Twin to Manchester’s grey rain-streaked urban streets they create a brave new sound all their own.

March 16 2015

Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi have announced the creation of Blues Brothers Records, a new record label dedicated to the development of blues artists that will be distributed by Blue Note Records. Aykroyd, aka Elwood Blues, has made a lifelong quest of his support for blues musicians, seeking out new and upcoming artists and giving them an invaluable platform via his long-running and award-winning radio show Elwood’s BluesMobile.

March 16 2015

Marcus Miller will be appearing tonight on the Late Show With David Letterman sitting in with Paul Shaffer & The CBS Orchestra. Tune in to CBS tonight at 11:35/10:35c to hear Miller preview songs from his Blue Note debut Afrodeezia, which is available today in Europe and tomorrow March 17 in the U.S. Miller is currently on tour with shows this week in Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles, and has announced additional U.S. tour dates in June and September.

February 27 2015

Kendrick Scott Oracle, the acclaimed quintet led by drummer and composer Kendrick Scott, will release their Blue Note Records debut this summer. Next week Oracle will head out on a U.S. tour previewing the material from the new album, kicking off March 2 at Jazz Alley in Seattle and including stops in Scott’s hometown of Houston, as well as San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City.