Eight Great Jazz Soundtracks – JazzTimes Magazine

Films that tell stories about jazz open a revealing window on the place and perception of the music within popular culture. See Kevin Whitehead’s compelling 2020 book Play the Way You Feelwhose insightful readings of roughly 100 films connect the dots between plot points, thematic ideas, conventions, and tropes related to race, authenticity, subculture, and … Read more

A2IM Complete List of Nominees for 2022 A2IM Libera Awards Presented by Merlin – American Blues Scene

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) announced the nominees for the 2022 A2IM Libera Awards Presented by Merlin, continuing its 17-year tradition of supporting and honoring the extraordinary talent of the independent music sector. Nominees in the 33 categories range from the experimental pop of Japanese Breakfast (the most-nominated artists of the year with … Read more

Tone Stith Talks “FWM” EPs, New Music, Memorable Moments In Career (Exclusive Interview)

We recently had a chance to catch up with Tone Stith for an interview. During our conversation, we touched on his plans for the coming year, the success he’s been celebrating lately, upcoming new music and tours, looking back at his latest two EP’s “FWM” and “Still FWM”, working with Chris Brown and HER, and … Read more

A Q&A with Kitchen Dweller Max Davies – American Blues Scene

Max Davies is a member of the Kitchen Dwellers providing guitar and vocals. The Kitchen Dwellers are a progressive Bluegrass band based out of Bozeman, Montana. They are known for their high energy live shows and are credited by their fan base for creating a genre of music known as “Galaxy Grass.” Growing up in … Read more

Rise Up with Doug MacLeod on ‘A Soul to Claim’ – American Blues Scene

Doug MacLeod is real, the product of a life filled with humor, a touch of horror, and pathos we can all identify with. His new album A Soul to Claim Addresses a plethora of emotions, a genuine heartfelt journey and a reflection of the times we’re living in. “I don’t call on my muse at … Read more

Interview/ Premiere: Emma Rawicz –

Photo by Mario Lazoladz Emma Rawicz comes to us with her brand new single ‘Mantra’ premiering on the site today. Rawicz switches from tenor to soprano sax for ‘Mantra’, where she outlines a meditative melody and harmonic loops with the serene guitar lines of guitarist Ant Law that express the piece’s title. Rawicz’s virtuoso soprano … Read more

The 57th Studio Album for Hank Williams Jr. to be ‘Rich White Honky Blues’ – American Blues Scene

Larger than life, capable of summoning “all his rowdy friends” with a couple crashing downbeats and a blaring guitar riff, Hank Williams, Jr. has been one of country music’s truest outlaws for over half a century. But more than the swaggering singles, roughneck fantasy videos or relentless sense of blue-collar boogie, at his core, the … Read more

Xhosa Cole (Stanley Arts, Norwood, Int. Jazz Day, 30 April) – London Jazz News

“I think people can underestimate the capacity that this music has to transform you emotionally and spiritually. We take that task and that job very seriously.” Xhosa Cole. Among the London gigs due to take place on International Jazz Day this year is a concert by a fine instrumentalist with a rapidly growing profile, at … Read more

Jazz Suites by Jarek Śmietana (Jazz Cafe POSK, 23 April) – London Jazz News

Violinist/composer/arranger Alicja Śmietana has prepared a very special concert program to celebrate the life and music of her late father, one of the legends of Polish jazz, guitarist Jarek Śmietana (1951-2013). With her on stage at Jazz Cafe POSK on Saturday 23 April will be a top-flight UK trio: James Pearson on piano, Jeremy Brown … Read more