Cyrus Chestnut – 3 year recording deal

New recording deal for Cyrus Chestnut Cyrus Chestnut has just agreed on a 3 year recording deal with Highnote Records, with a first release slated for early 2015. And he’s also had some more good news- Mr Chestnut also been invited to join Howard University as […]

Dizzy Gillespie All Stars

The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars opened for Aretha Franklin at Radio City & Montreal Jazz Festival… And here’s what she had to say about them in a recent interview: “…oh man, they are so good it’s just ridiculous.” -Aretha Franklin Full interview here: http://www.amny.com/entertainment/aretha-franklin-soul-legend-set-to-play-radio-city-music-hall-1.8386994

Avery*Sunshine in NYT

Avery*Sunshine’s ‘barn-burning performance’ at Lincoln Center Target Free Thursdays, a weekly program presented by Lincoln Center at the David Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway, lured me to a barn-burning performance by the Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Avery Sunshine. With nothing more than a guitar accompanist, her […]


Presents THE DIZZY GILLESPIE™ AFRO CUBAN EXPERIENCE Featuring MACHITO JR. LINE UP: John Lee – Bass Freddie Hendrix – Trumpet & Flugelhorn Sharel Cassity – Alto Sax, Soprano Sax & Flutes Yotam – Guitars Robby Ameen – Drums Special Guest: Machito Jr. – Percussion    […]

Charles Tolliver

Charles Tolliver will lead his big band in a historic appearance at the Blue Note with McCoy Tyner to perform ‘Africa Brass’…….the dates are June 21 – 24, 2012…..Blue Note, NYC….