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“Swingin’ In The Snow” showcases a stellar cast on timeless seasonal classics with album sales benefiting the Autism Society of America
Sherman Oaks, CA (8 October 2012): As cool as a winter’s eve, as warm as a holiday dinner with loved ones, and as beautiful as an exquisitely ornamented Christmas tree , Rick Braun’s “Swingin’ In The Snow” is a celebration of “the most wonderful time of the year” featuring some of the contemporary jazz star’s talented friends. Braun produced the elegant 11-song set that will be released by Brauntosoarus Music on October 16th. The merry band of musical elves who joined the trumpeter-vocalist in his workshop include Mindi Abair, David Benoit, Gregg Karukas, Dave Koz, Philippe Saisse, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, a string quartet and a gospel choir led by R&B crooner Jeffrey Osborne. Braun will donate one dollar from each album sale to the Autism Society of America. Continue reading
Grammy winning saxophonist will launch his new “Romance Language” album by streaming a live concert on Valentine’s Day!
Portland, OR (6 February 2012): Instead of dealing with crowded, overpriced restaurants on Valentine’s Day, stay home, light a few candles and let Grammy winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum set the mood for romance with a live two-hour concert streaming at 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT in conjunction with the release of his 29th album, “Romance Language.” In partnership with Portland Prime, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower and BMW & MINI Portland, the February 14th webcast powered by StageIt and shared around the world via Whalum’s Facebook page will include a backstage camera offering viewers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. On February 18th, there will be a rebroadcast of the Valentine’s Day concert at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT with a live question and answer session with Whalum. Continue reading
The multi-talented Grammy Winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum is back, this time he collaborates with warm and inviting baritone of his brother Kevin Whalum unite collectively to unveil their highly anticipated release “Romance Language.” As you can imagine, the title speaks explicitly to the romantics [Maybe the some of us non-romantics can listen and get some pointers?]. The Whalum’s capture this moment by joining their voices to serve up a delicious dish of ten plush yet soulful nuances just in time for Valentine’s Day. —Rob Young | The Urban Flux
Kirk Whalum -]|[- Romance Language -(MP3)- [Rendezvous Music, 2012]
The 1963 Impulse! Records LP John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman helped to redefine the renowned jazz saxophonist by pairing him with a singer on a collection of standards, showing that Coltrane wasn’t (or wasn’t only) an avant-gardist bent on playing free jazz. Nearly 50 years later, Kirk Whalum’s Romance Language isn’t going to have the same impact on his career, even though he has recorded the same half-dozen tunes with his brother Kevin Whalum taking the vocals. Kirk doesn’t have Coltrane’s reputation for one thing, and for another, he and Kevin are not trying to re-create the Coltrane/Hartman sound on Romance Language; they just happen to be performing the same songs. Continue reading
Greeting’s music lovers, friends and foes alike! Today, I’m elated to share with you a truly magical moment in music featuring Grammy Winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum and songstress Lalah Hathaway from his extraordinary recording Gospel According to Jazz Chapter 3. Congrats brother Kirk for doing what you do!
The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter III was created through the extraordinary skills of a special lineup of musical artists. In addition to Whalum, the celebration record features jazz keyboardist George Duke, vocalist Lalah Hathaway, guitarist Doc Powell, vocalist Kevin Whalum, keyboardist/vocalist John Stoddart, percussionist Lenny Castro, and others. Further, Whalum celebrates family as well as faith by engaging some other highly talented relatives.
In addition to his brother Kevin, the set features his uncle, singer and saxophonist Hugh “Peanuts” Whalum; his nephew, saxophonist Kenneth Whalum III; his son, bassist Kyle Whalum; his nephew, vocalist Kortland Whalum; and his cousin, hip-hop artist Caleb Tha Bridge. –Kirk Whalum.com
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PRE-GRAMMY® AWARDS CONCERT AND SERVICE HONORING
GRAMMY® NOMINEES IN ALL GOSPEL MUSIC CATAGORIES (Contemporary, Pop, R&B, Traditional, Rock, Rap, Southern, Country & Bluegrass)
SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13
WHAT: Sunday, February 13, THE DREAM CENTER, twelve time GRAMMY® Award Nominee Kirk Whalum and Victory University are hosting “IT STARTED WITH A DREAM.” In celebration of this year’s Gospel GRAMMY® Nominees, the event is a pre awards ceremony, concert and service honoring the nominees and benefiting THE DREAM CENTER’s PROJECT HOPE. “IT STARTED WITH A DREAM” will feature live performances by GRAMMY® Nominees; Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Forever Jones, Gungor, Israel Houghton Lecrae, VaShawn Mitchell, Karen Peck & New River, Lalah Hathaway and Kirk Whalum with special guest George Duke. Continue reading
Featuring performances by Buddy Guy, Cyndi Lauper and Mavis Staples, among others …
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 1–4 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be streamed live internationally on http://www.grammy.com/live and http://www.youtube.com/thegrammys beginning at 1 p.m. PT. The live stream of the Pre-Telecast will remain on GRAMMY.com as video on demand for 30 days following the event.
Well-attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the star-studded ceremony with be co-hosted by current GRAMMY nominees Bobby McFerrin and Esperanza Spalding, and will feature performances by nominees including Afro-Colombian hip-hop trio ChocQuibTown, blues musician Buddy Guy, singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper, American roots interpreter Maria Muldaur, contemporary blues artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, trombone and trumpet player Trombone Shorty, legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples, jazz musician Kirk Whalum, and R&B singer/songwriter Betty Wright. Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the night in 98 categories will be current nominees Laurie Anderson, Sara Bareilles, BT, Kathy Griffin, and Wayne Wallace.
Co-hosts McFerrin and Spalding each have one nomination: McFerrin for Best Classical Crossover Album for Vocabularies, and Spalding for Best New Artist.
Performers ChocQuibTown, Guy, Lauper, Muldaur, Shepherd, Staples, Trombone Shorty, and Wright each have one nod: ChocQuibTown for Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album for Oro; Guy for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Living Proof; Lauper for Best Traditional Blues Album for Memphis Blues; Muldaur for Best Traditional Folk Album for Maria Muldaur & Her Garden Of Joy; Shepherd for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Live! In Chicago (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Featuring Hubert Sumlin, Wille “Big Eyes” Smith, Bryan Lee, and Buddy Flett); Staples for Best Americana Album for You Are Not Alone; Trombone Shorty for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for Backatown; and Wright for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “Go (Live).” Continue reading
Greeting’s jazz enthusiasts, it’s great to be back this week with the stunning new project “Solo” by modern jazz pianist Vijay Iyer as our featured “Album of the Week.”
As always, there’s another intricate canvas of what’s -cool – and maybe not so -cool- from a optimistic perspective we don’t usually find in the diet of the chromatic pop music culture. The origin of new music featured each week encompasses various branches of jazz, which exudes a wealth of complex and distinctive styles, insinuating textures, immaculate melodies, and relentless rhythms exalted by the definitive voices of creative artists serves up sounds to quench our immutable thirst for quality music.
Vijay Iyer -][- Solo – [ACT Music, 2010]
ACT Music presents Vijay’s most personal statement yet: a kaleidoscopic solo piano album, his first, presents bold originals alongside works by Ellington and Monk, as well as a reverent take on Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature.” Release date: August 31, 2010. —ACT Music
“Bursting with both emotion and intelligence, this album is a dispatch from the vibrant forefront of jazz”
—The Utne Reader
“even more compelling than its predecessor… Iyer dives deep to find new twists and turns and harmonic surprises; all of them, however radical, sounding ineffably right, all of them glistening with a sense of revealed mystery… magic, from start to finish.” —All About Jazz
2010 MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR – Jazz Journalists Association Annual Jazz Awards
Do you want more music by progressive jazz pianist Vijay Iyer then go here: http://www.vijay-iyer.com/albums.html for more details.