•  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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Dee Dee McNeil is the winner of the Motown Collection set from the recent contest featured on the Jazz Review, courtesy of Time Life. This five-volume (10 CD) collector’s set features songs by The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Four Tops, Martha & The Vandella's, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Mary wells, Marvin Gaye, and many more

The place where hits were born, the distinct Motown sound of the '60s and '70s was unden

Darren Rahn A Second Glance
by Cheryl Hughey

A master’s level jazz graduate from the University of Northern Colorado, Canadian born saxophonist Darren Rahn at the age of 36 has already achieved more than most musicians dream possible. As a producer, the list of Billboard credits to his name are many and his current credits include "Throwin’ It Down" (Top 10 Wayman Tisdale), "Life in the Fast Lane" (Top 20 Dave Koz), "Goin’ All Out" (Top 20 -Eric Darius), "Third Wind" (Top

Chris Greene Releases Soul and Science 2: Electric Boogaloo
"Straight Ahead Jazz with an Edge"

Soul and Science 2: Electric Boogaloo, the new CD by the Chris Greene Quartet, is now available for purchase at and at its Chicago headquarters (1120 N. Ashland). Copies may also be purchased at,, ITunes, and

And the critics are

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G John Martin "Black Ice"

Releases Debut CD

"Periodically throughout the history of contemporary Black American music, we have seen the emergence of geniuses that we have come to love and appreciate. The explosion of G John Martin on the scene with his hot new project marks another one of those points in American popular culture that will long be re


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Vibes Alive Releases After Hours

Los Angeles, CA/July 9, 2008

Vibist Dirk Richter’s story is about discovery and passion. Before Dirk was even old enough to go to school, he was hanging out at the local music store. At the tender age of four, Dirk was intensely studying music on a daily basis. By the time he was five, Dirk was gigging as

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Time Life Releases Motown Collection

Moorestown, NJ/July 8, 2008

Time Life has issued a five-volume (10 CD) collector’s set featuring songs by The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Four Tops, Marth


Introducing De'Nate'

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Coming Soon from nuGroove

DéNaté - Music that defies description! Their debut release, Reminisce is an incredible combination of Soul, R&B, Smooth Jazz and Pop music.

Perhaps chance... perhaps fate... the magic of Nate Harasim and Deborah Connors’ collaborative efforts was evident from the very start! Their music touches you emotionally and their songs weave an intoxicating sound, like no other before. From their love of music developed two very