July 15 2016
Swedish-born, London-based singer-songwriter Fatima has signed to Blue Note France, and will soon begin recording her label debut which will be released globally in 2017. Blue Note has reissued her 2014 album Yellow Memories, making the acclaimed LP available today for download and streaming. Fatima’s Still Dreaming EP, which contains three previously unreleased tracks, is also available now for download and streaming.
July 12 2016
Nashville singer and pianist Kandace Springs has announced a run of summer U.S. tour dates that kick off on July 30 and include shows in Boston (The Sinclair, Aug. 1), New York (Le Poisson Rouge, Aug. 3), Philadelphia (South, Aug. 5-6), and Chicago (City Winery, Aug. 16).
July 8 2016
Guitarist Nels Cline has released “I Have Dreamed,” another new offering from his stunning double-album Lovers, which will be released August 5 on Blue Note Records. Watch a video of Cline recording “I Have Dreamed” live in the studio. The Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II standard is the 3rd single to be released from Lovers along with Cline’s original “The Bed We Made” and the jazz standard “Beautiful Love.” Cline will premiere Lovers live at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 31.
June 14 2016
The legendary organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has been named one of the National Endowment for the Arts 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Smith will be honored at a tribute concert on Monday, April 3, 2017, produced in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.