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New Music from Jazzmeia Horn

From WBGO Take Five: New Music From Jazzmeia Horn, Kenny Garrett, Terence Blanchard, Kate McGarry, and Ken Vandermark By: Nate Chinen Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force, “Lover, Come Back to Me” When we last caught up with Jazzmeia Horn, she was stretching her wings with a new book and an accompanying pair of singles. Now comes word of a full-length album due in the fall: a natural next step for her, and objectively good news for the rest of us. Dear Love will be released on Horn’s new label, Empress Legacy Records, on Sept. 10. The first single, a brisk, swinging “Lover, Come Back to Me,” is now available in digital form. The tune ‘” a standard dating back to 1928, and best known for Billie Holiday’s easygoing version in the ’40s ‘” provides Horn with all the runway she needs. She’s expertly backed by a 15-piece ensemble she... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 28th, 2021 in News


Citizen Jazz Reviews ‘Other Worlds’

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Other Worlds A presque 70 ans, Joe Lovano semble plus vert que jamais. Il le prouve encore sur ce nouvel album du quintet Soundprints qu'il co-dirige en compagnie de son vieux complice Dave Douglas. Read... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 6th, 2021 in News


“A Sterling Debut and a Radiant Song”

From WBGO Michael Mayo Opens Up About ‘Bones,’ a Sterling Debut and a Radiant Song of Himself By: Simon Rentner Earlier this month, Michael Mayo finally took the leap as a solo recording artist ‘” with Bones, his auspicious Mack... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 1st, 2021 in News


New Signing! Curtis Stigers

IMN is pleased to welcome award winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers to our roster! His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 30-year recording career aside, Stigers’ commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 21st, 2021 in News


NEA Heritage Fellow

Congratulations to Joanie Madden of Cherish The Ladies – one of this year’s National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellows! The National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows upon its folk... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 15th, 2021 in News


Return to the Center: Black Women, Jazz, and Jazz Education

Terri Lyne Carrington is live now on Zoom, welcoming participants to the symposium, “Return to the Center: Black Women, Jazz, and Jazz Education,” running throughout today and tomorrow and featuring some incredible panelists. Click here for more info Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 9th, 2021 in News


Take Five: Bold New Music by Michael Mayo

From WBGO Take Five: Bold New Music by Michael Mayo, Kurt Elling, Gerald Cleaver & Julian Lage By: Nate Chinen Michael Mayo, “Stolen Moments” There’s a beautifully slippery quality to the musicality of Michael Mayo. I mean that not in... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 8th, 2021 in News


“Fascinating nebulae of sound”

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Posted Jun 8th, 2021 in News


10 Albums You Need to Know in June

From JAZZIZ 10 Albums You Need to Know: June 2021 By: Matt Micucci Michael Mayo, Bones (Mack Avenue) Release date: June 4 Classically trained NYC-based rising star vocalist/instrumentalist/songwriter Michael Mayo has developed his own seamless and lush sound and on... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 3rd, 2021 in News


Jazz FM Album of the Week

From Jazz FM Jazz FM’s Album of the Week By: Alastair Steel Michael is a gifted singer and arranger who is only the third vocalist ever accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (now the Herbie Hancock Institute of... Read The Full Article

Posted May 26th, 2021 in News


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