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Congratulations to Eliane Elias on Grammy Win!

Congratulations! Eliane Elias wins Grammy Award for Made in Brazil (Best Latin Jazz Album). Eliane Elias who has sold over 2 million records over the span of her career just won a Grammy Award for her album Made In Brazil (Concord) in the category Best Latin Jazz Album. The Associated press gave the album 5 stars and The New Read more

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Birds of Chicago’s ‘Real Midnight’ now streaming on NPR First Listen

You can now stream the entire new album from Birds of Chicago, Real Midnight, at NPR First Listen! NPR writes, “Real Midnight, their Joe Henry-produced second studio album, finds Russell and Nero memorializing the intense, freewheeling, all-too-fleeting attachments of youth (‘Remember Wild Horses,’ ‘Times And Times’), eulogizing fellow dreamers (‘The Good Fight’) and meditating on mortality (‘Sparrow’). Really, Read more | Stream the album at NPR First Listen

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GoGo Penguin Reviewed by Pitchfork and More!

The new GoGo Pengin album, Man Made Object, is garnering rave reviews from Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, PopMatters, & more! Pitchfork writes, “The album comes on the heels of a revival of sorts for jazz music; where artists like Kendrick Lamar, David Bowie, Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington fused the genre with their own blends of rap, rock, electronica Read more | Read the full review at Pitchfork

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Belly Reunites for Summer Tour!

Belly will reunite for a summer tour with new music! The group told Rolling Stone, “We’ve also got a handful of brand new Belly songs in various stages of writing and recording that we’ll be releasing one by one over the next few months…First previews will be right here on the website!” From Rolling Stone: “Tanya Read more | Read the full announcement at Rolling Stone

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GoGo Penguin releases “Man Made Object” on Blue Note Records

GoGo Penguin announce additional U.S. tour dates surrounding their Coachella Festival performance with shows in New York, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Mercury Prize Nominated UK trio’s Blue Note Debut, Man Made Object is out now. The New York Times raved about their recent performance at the recent Winterjazz “The members stayed locked in their grooves, three young men making music with Read more | Click here to listen to Man Made Object

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Laney Jones in Rolling Stone

Laney Jones is one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know for February. As to “Why You Should Pay Attention,” Rolling Stone says, “Things could have gone a lot differently for Laney Jones — the native Floridian was on her way toward a degree in international business when she realized she favored Read more | See the full list at Rolling Stone

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GoGo Penguin in Downbeat

Says Downbeat on GoGo Penguin’s New York City set,”‘Protest’ reminded the New York crowd they were witnessing a latter-day version of England’s angry young man, straight from the heart of Labour. More will be heard from him.”     Read the full review at Downbeat For more info on GoGo Penguin and upcoming tour dates, Read more | Read the full review at Downbeat

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“The Roots of Rhiannon Giddens” on CBS

CBS premiered their story on the life and career of Rhiannon Giddens today.  From CBS- Introducing Rhiannon Giddens, an up-and-coming singer with a voice and a style all her own. Martha Teichner has her story: How often can you witness a moment that changes a career? For Rhiannon Giddens, it was this: her performance during Read more | Watch the segment or read the interview

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Swimming In Dark Waters

A special tour to celebrate Black History Month will hit the road in February, 2016. “Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience” will feature Rhiannon Giddens, Bhi Bhiman, and Leyla McCalla. The concert will examine the history of protest, subversion, and cultural resistance from musicians of color throughout the history of the United States, Read more

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New Video from Walter Martin at Brooklyn Vegan

A brand new video from Waler Martin for his song ‘Amsterdam’ has premiered at Brooklyn Vegan. ‘Amsterdam’ is from Martin’s forthcoming album ‘Arts & Leisure’. Brooklyn Vegan writes…”Walter Martin, late of The Walkmen (who are on ‘extreme hiatus’), has released another song from Arts & Leisure, his upcoming album that is, lyrically, all about art history. Read more | Watch the video for 'Amsterdam' at Brooklyn Vegan