2015 Jazz Grammy Preview #2 - Best Jazz Vocal Album

Here we are, racing to the finish to get our Jazz Grammy predictions out before the awards are presented this afternoon!

In the Best Jazz Vocal Album category, we have a couple of extremely deserving first time nominees, a perennial nominee who unfortunately is always overlooked and a couple of fairly good albums that are the favorites to take home the prize. 646 more words

Jazz Grammys

Performance of the Day

Progressive Neo-Soul Jazz
Gretchen Parlato – This is a live cover of one of the most famous Jazz Fusion songs of all time by Herbie Hancock. 16 more words

Groove Jazz

Melissa Stylianou and Kavita Shah CDs reviewed

Two fine and distinctive young vocalists from New York make the trip to snowy Toronto and Montreal respectively this week: Toronto expat Melissa Stylianou plays the Jazz Bistro in her former hometown Thursday to Saturday, with drummer Matt Wilson in the rhythm section Friday and Saturday; in Montreal tonight, singer Kavita Shah touches down at Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill. 857 more words


Gretchen Parlato - Live at Lotos Jazz Festival 2013

My world of music is getting richer every day. Gretchen Parlato was a totally unknown singer for me until yesterday! Luckily we bumped into each other through this wonderful video where she sings at the LOTOS Jazz Festival in Poland in 2013. 88 more words


Lionel Loueke - Heritage

Lionel Loueke was born in Benin, a small African country, this album Heritage is his most electric so far and together with Robert Glasper – piano, Fender Rhodes; Derrick Hodge – electric bass; Mark Guiliana: drums and Gretchen Parlato – voice, brings invigorating fresh sounds to contemporary jazz. 37 more words


Artists “Can’t Help” But Remake This Michael Jackson Classic

Sources: Revive Music – By Eric Sandler (Published August 30, 2013)| All Things Michael

The Michael Jackson songbook is filled with some of the most timeless compositions of the 20th century. 659 more words

Michael Jackson