NYC natives Hollis Brown make music that is lush, raw and full of heart. The band’s Nothing & The Famous No One EP will be released digitally on April 3rd. For an early taste, the band has released a video for album track “Ride On The Train” triumphant song of new beginnings lead by warm, crackling guitar over booming piano.
Every year since 1974 Highlights In Jazz has honored a living jazz musician for their 'matchless musical achievements'.Previous honorees have included Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, Frank Wess, Roy Haynes, Maxine Sullivan, Hank Jones and Dr. Billy Taylor to name a few.This years honoree is the saxophone master Sonny Fortune.When critics speak of Sonny Fortune, names like Coltrane, Cannonball, Young, Bechet, Hawkins and Parker are mentioned.
Stony Plain Records announces a May 29 release date for the new CD from multi-award-winning blues singer/guitarist Rory Block, I Belong to the Band: a Tribute to Reverend Gary Davis. The new CD is the third in what Rory calls her “mentor” series saluting blues masters she met in person and greatly influenced her as a musician.
Chicago’s summer concert season kicks off on Memorial Day with the opening of Millennium Park’s popular cutting-edge indie rock and pop music series, Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays. Premiering a week later is Millennium Park’s all-new program, Loops and Variations, a series of six concerts that mix new music with electronica.