March 4 2016
An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the May 6 release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. The album pre-order has launched today along with the release of two singles—“Holding On” and “Don’t Lose Your Steam”—which fans will receive instantly when pre-ordering a download of the album. The album is also available for pre-order on CD, and the singles are also available on streaming services.
March 2 2016
Nine-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones will perform the rare feat of appearing at both the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival on consecutive weekends this July. Demonstrating her versatility and wide appeal, Norah will make her first-ever solo appearance at the Folk Festival on Saturday, July 23 having previously performed at the 2014 festival with her band Puss n Boots and as a special guest with the legendary singer Mavis Staples. The following weekend Norah will make her first-ever appearance at the Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 30.
January 27 2016
GoGo Penguin—the UK trio of drummer Rob Turner, double bassist Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth—have announced additional U.S. tour dates in April surrounding their performance at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The tour will include a return to NYC’s (le) poisson rouge on April 27, as well as debut performances in San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston. Their Blue Note debut is Man Made Object.
January 20 2016
The New York Times has described Ambrose Akinmusire’s music as existing in “the realm of poignant possibility & artful implication, & not a small amount of beauty.” The trumpeter has announced an European & U.S. tour dates for February & March including his first-ever headline appearances at the famed Village Vanguard in NYC.