February 17 2015
Bassist/composer Marcus Miller has signed to Universal Jazz & Classics in France and will make his debut for Blue Note Records next month with the release of his new album Afrodeezia, which will be available March 16 in Europe and March 17 in the U.S. The album’s lead single “Hylife” is available today across all digital retailers and streaming services. Miller has also announced select shows around the album’s March release in Chicago, Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles.
February 8 2015
Rosanne Cash won three GRAMMY Awards today to become one of the top winning artists at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Her acclaimed album The River & The Thread won for Best Americana Album while the song “A Feather’s Not A Bird,” which she co-wrote with John Leventhal, won for both Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song.
February 3 2015
Cunard and venerable jazz label Blue Note Records are proud to announce an exciting entertainment partnership, which will debut on Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, on October 29, 2015. Guests onboard will embark on a very special Transatlantic Crossing, featuring intimate jazz performances by Blue Note Records artists. The ship’s maiden voyage will feature the Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary All Star Band, Our Point of View, formed for the label’s milestone anniversary in 2014.
January 27 2015
More than 50 years into an already legendary career, 2015 is shaping up to be a momentous year for Charles Lloyd. As reported today in The New York Times, the esteemed saxophonist and composer has signed with Blue Note Records and will release his first album for the iconic label in 30 years with the April 14 arrival of Wild Man Dance, a magnificent live recording of a remarkable long-form suite commissioned by the Jazztopad Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Lloyd will present the North American premiere of the “Wild Man Dance Suite” on April 18 at the Metropolitan Museum Temple of Dendur in New York City followed by two performances of the work during a four-night stand at SFJAZZ (April 23-26) in San Francisco. That month, Lloyd will reach another career landmark when he is awarded the NEA Jazz Masters honor celebrating his remarkable career as well as recognizing his creative brilliance in the pantheon of such other living and vital jazz legends as Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter. An awards ceremony and concert honoring the recipients will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 20.