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...BOB BALDWIN ISSUES WORLD FUNK ALERT... "Keyboardist Bob Baldwin's cool, funky chops are on display on "Third Wind" (NuGroove) -- a breath of fresh air..." - Carol Archer, Radio & Records

Keyboardist/Arranger Bob Baldwin is at it again! He has reached back into his roots of jazz, R&B and adds a taste of hip-hop and brings his friends along for the ride: Jocelyn Brown, Marion Meadows, Phil Perry, Freddie Jackson, Najee, Frank McComb and Jamband legend Ike Stubblefield, as w


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Bassist Michael Manson Signs with Nu Groove and Hits Top Twenty on R&R

Chicago, Illinois February 22, 2008

Michael Manson has teamed up with recording industry veteran David Chackler to release Up Front on Chackler’s Nu Groove label. Nu Groove has recently created an industry buzz with R&R charting releases featuring so

Fans enjoy a wonderful time and great music at JazzFest in Pensacola's historic Seville Square

Saturday & Sunday April 5 and 6, 2008

Pensacola JazzFest, now in its 25th year, is a FREE all-jazz festival held in downtown, historic Seville Square. The event is administered by the Jazz Society of Pensacola with able assistance from WUWF-FM and the Arts Council of Pensacola. The two-day festival, held in early spring each year, celebrates America's Unique Musical Art

"Now here's an album from a lady that knows how to sing, crafted lovingly by a production team that clearly understand their trade...This is highly recommended." - JJazproJect

With the release of her second album, Beautiful Soul, Cynthia Layne is poised for national attention.

This Indianapolis-based artist has made a name for herself on the live scene with sizzling R&B, soul and jazz vocals. " does not get any classier than the beautiful Cynthia," said N

FREE download to the first 200 people of the song "Two Hearts" by Nils. Click on the "FREE download" link below.

"Two Hearts" have never been released on an album. However, it can be purchased at

About the song:

Two Hearts was recorded as a session demo with a session singer but never released.

"It was originally written for a singing fireman after 911. I wanted to i

All Star Music Festival and All Star Smooth Cruise
The Ultimate Music Experience
January 2008
, San Diego, CA

Naperville, IL/December 18, 2007

With the holidays right around the corner, there are only a few weeks left to reserve your spot for the All Star Music Festival and All Star Smooth Cruise (January 18-26, 2008 - San Diego, CA). As mentioned on the TODAY show and Fox in San Diego - from R&B to old-school funk and smooth jazz, the All Star

Together again, after a hiatus of ten years, UTL is back with the freshest, most compelling smooth jazz release of the year - People Together. People Together is filled with energy- inspired by UTL's enthusiastically-received reunion in 2005 (their first live performance in 8 years) at the Columbia City Theater in Seattle.

In just a few short weeks, "Sweet Life" has climbed to #4 on the MusicChoice chart, the Top 50 in the chart and is the #15 most down

"Whoa, does he play sax!" - Scott O'Brien,

A passionate musical thrill seeker, Chasing the Sun is the powerful expression of Mark Hollingsworth's lifelong mission to search for the best in music from every style around the world. The result is a fresh, clear sound that dares to push the boundaries of contemporary music itself. Having worked with a broad array of legendary artists from Santana to Luther Vandross, Alice Cooper to Stevie Wonder, Hollingsworth has in

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Keyboardist Bob Baldwin Releases Memoirs of the Hudson DVD

Moorestown, NJ/September 17, 2007

As All About Jazz eloquently described in 2004, "As a contemporary jazz keyboardist, composer, and producer...Bob Baldwin is continually maintaining his status in the music industry as a person to watch."

An innovator in the fusion of R&B and pop, Baldwin has indeed been a s

Saxophonist Darren Rahn, one of the most versatile and unique young artists in contemporary jazz today has teamed up with nuGroove for the release of Once in a Lifetime. As one of the industry's most sought after record producers, his resume includes a variety of top honors including #1's on the coveted R&R and Billboard charts. You've heard his saxophone on several Wayman Tisdale hits including "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now", "Get Down On It" and "Way Up".

Rahn's new