Friday, July 08, 2005
JAZZ CHILL MUSIC NEWS
Jazz saxophonist Andre Delano recently celebrated the release of his debut project - Full Circle (available from 7th Note Entertainment), with a special performance for an intimate audience at the Bel Age Hotel in WestHollywood, California. Delano is a former backup singer for soul artist Maxwell.
Donny Osmond continues to rise on the Smooth Jazz Charts as his song Breeze On By is ranked #18 on the Smooth Jazz Charts.
Diana Krall has just finished her year-long worldwide tour performing music from The Girl In The Other Room and has also just completed the TD series of Jazz Festivals across Canada. Diana is now working on her next recording - a Christmas album.
Full Cycle has released the Kenny Dope remix of Sing by Roni Size featuring Jocelyn Brown.
Trumpeter Hugh Masekela has released Revival, his first album in three years. On this new project, Masekela blends a mixture of smooth jazz and Afro-pop with his signature sound. For those of you who might remember, Masekela had a huge international instrumental hit back in 1968 with Grazing In The Grass. He then went on to perform with Paul Simon, Herb Alpert and Fela Kuti, among others. Standouts on Revival include, Sleep, Nontsokolo andFresh Air.
Boney James and Nova Menco will topline the Smooth Jazz 98.1 Presents Jazz On The Beach music festival in San Diego. It's scheduled for August 14 at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater.
The Quantic Soul Orchestra release their second CD Pushin' On which features excellent vocals from Alice Russell on 5 of the album's 11 tracks. Titles include Pushin' On, Introducing The Quantic Soul Orchestra, The Conspirator, Get A Move On, End Of The Road, That Goose In My Grave, Feeling Good, Hold On Tight, and Paintings And Journeys.
Richard Elliot will guest this weekend on The Dave Koz Radio Show. Elliot has a brand new album out called Metro Blue and its off to a great start with it as the first single People Make The Worlkd Go Round is currently #1o on the Radio and Records Smooth Jazz chart. Elliot is currently on tour all summer with the Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Peter and Jonathan Butler. Toni Braxton, George Benson and Michael McDonald also appear on the weekend's show.