Brazilian guitarist, Torcuato (tor-QWAH-toe) Mariano - who cites the legendary Jeff Beck as a primary stylistic influence - is a guitar master in his own right with an outstanding pedigree in the rich world of Brazilian Jazz. After winning the Sharp Prize (the equivalent of a Grammy award) as Best Pop Composer and spending several years as one of the most sought after guitarists in his adopted homeland, he went on to perform and record with a virtual "Who’s Who" of Brazilian music. He’
Saxophonist Dominic Amato Releases Fresh from the Groove
Produced by Grammy Award Winner Michael Broening
Moorestown, NJ/March 10, 2009
Young talent is the lifeblood of the contemporary jazz scene. Most will attempt to emulate those that have gone before them. Only a brave few will risk it all and dare to create music that de
On Wednesday, March 11, 2009, eight CDs on the nuGroove Records label made the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Sales Charts. Four of these nuGroove releases, made the Top Thirty on the chart (#4 Michael Lington Heat; #5 Gail Jhonson Pearls; #15 Bob Baldwin NewUrbanJazz.com and #26 Shilts Jigsaw Life).
Since its reemergence on the contemporary jazz scene under the direction of David Chackler in January 2007, nuGroove has progressively established itself as
Hammond B3 Legend Novello Redefines the Groove in B3 Soul
with Multi-Platinum Songwriter/Producer Andy Goldmark
Moorestown, NJ/February 29, 2009
Legendary Niacin band member and Hammond B3 player Novello joined forces with nuGroove Records for the release of B3 Soul in conjunction with the NoGo label. B3 Soul is co-produced
January 8, 2009/Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles session guitarist David Boswell is scheduled to release his third album, I Like That, January 12, 2009. With guest stars that include jazz innovator Jimmy Haslip (Credits: Yellowjackets and an extensive list of major industry leaders), smooth jazz saxophonist Nelson Rangell (Credits: Eric Marienthal, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius and more), rock drummer M.B. Gordy III (Frank Zappa, REO Speedwagon, The Doobie Brothe
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Nate Harasim and Featured Guest Darren Rahn to Perform for Presidential Inaugural Gala
Moorsetown, NJ/December 4, 2008
Pianist Nate Harasim and guest saxophonist Darren Rahn will perform for the "A Time for Hope" 2009 Presidential Inaugural Jazz Gala at the Carlyle Club in Alexandria, Virginia (Washington, D.C.) on January 20, 2009. This high e
At the 2008 Buffalo Music Awards, Jack Prybylski was declared the Saxophonist of the Year for the tenth time (four years consecutively from 2004-2008). "It's flattering and rewarding to be recognized by peers and fans. I appreciate that people continue to find enjoyment in my musical craft," said Prybylski.
In 2006, Prybylski released Window Shopping to rave reviews and a top ten listing in the Smooth Jazz News. "It doesn't take long to realize why Prybylski has been awarde
Garrison Davis Brings Hope to the World
with "World of Friends (Song for Obama)"
In a world filled with uncertainty, musicians unite to share their vision of peace
with the world.
Tokyo, Japan/November 14, 2008
Led by jazz gospel/R&B musician Garrison Davis, Japan-based American musicians have joined forces for "World of Friends (Song for Obama )" song and
Airborne (AKA "Musical Peacemakers"of Contemporary Jazz) Gives Away Free Holiday Downloads
Following the recent release of their "Winds of Change" album on Tilt Records, Airborne is giving away free holiday downloads on their site. Fans can download "Every Year at Christmas Time," "Silent Night," "What Child is This" and the "Little Drummer Boy." Currently, none of these holiday songs available on CD and can only be downloaded by visiting: http://www.airbornejazz.com/Chr