Please visit the Willie Royal Caregiver Fund on GoFundMe.com to help the beautiful and talented Willie Royal raise the funds he needs to receive the proper care; he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s over a year ago.
Currently at $4200 of $10K, your gift will certainly touch his life just as his music over the years has touched yours. Please continue to support and share the Willie Royal Caregiver Fund with those whose lives his music has touched as well!
Congratulations to Brazilian pianist and singer/songwriter, Eliane Elias, for winning a Grammy last night for Best Latin Jazz Album! Listen to the award winning album “Made in Brazil” and check out all the buzz on The Rio Times!
Contemporary Jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer Peter Horvath was in for some amazing news worthy of celebrating this past weekend. Released just last Friday January 29, 2015, he already landed #1 on Amazon’s Jazz Fusion sales for his new album “Absolute Reality“! Congratulations and cheers to a successful opening weekend!
To get in on the buzz, check out Peter Horvath’s “Absolute Reality” here http://amzn.to/1PavESB.
Congrats to our A Train Artists whose hits made it in the the Smooth Jazz Top 20 Songs of 2015! Thanks for the announcement Allen Kepler!
#1 Gregg Karukas ” Rio Drive”
#2 Rick Braun “Silk”
#3 Gerald Albright “Because of You”
#8 Jeff Golub “Swagster”
#9 Richard Elliot “Lip Service”
#12 Jeff Golub “Open Up”
#2 Gregg Karukas- Rio Drive
#4 Rick Braun- Silk
#5 Richard Elliot- Lip Service
#6 Gerald Albright- Because of You
#13 Rick Braun- Back to Back
#16 Jeff Golub- Swagster
#23 Gerald Albright- Elegant Nights
#26 Jeff Golub- Open Up
#28 David Benoit- Too In Love
#30 Peter White-Smile
#35 Down to the Bone- The Bounce
#42 Jessy J- the Tango Boy
#45 Peter White- Head Over Heels
#49 Gerald Albright- It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Glad to see all our A Train artists on the Billboards Smooth Jazz charts for 2015! Check them out!
A TRAIN CONGRATULATES ALL GRAMMY NOMINEES
WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE SUCH AMAZING TALENT GET RECOGNITION AND ARE HONORED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING NOMINEES REPRESENTED BY A TRAIN:
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
ARTIST: Bill Frisell
ALBUM: GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!
ARTIST: Kirk Whalum
ALBUM: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ, CHAPTER IV
Best Latin Jazz Album
ARTIST: Eliane Elias
ALBUM: MADE IN BRAZIL
Best Instrumental Composition
ARTIST: Bob Mintzer
TRACK: “Civil War”
ALBUM: Get Up!
Congratulations to the lovely Lila Downs for winning Best Folk Album at this year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards! Her latest record “Balas y Chocolate” for the win! For more on the Latin GRAMMY winners, visit http://www.latingrammy.com/en/nominees.
Congratulations to the following A Train artists who landed the Latin Grammy Nominations! Take a look and give ‘em a spin:
Best Tropical Fusion Album
“The King Is Back”
Label: Universal Music Group/AfterCluv Dance Lab
Best Folk Album
“Balas y Chocolate”
Label: Sony Music Entertainment Mexico, S.A. De C.V.
World renowned Indian musician, Zakir Hussain, wins Downbeat Magazine’s 63rd Annual Critics Poll for best percussionist.
Zakir’s Moment Records is releasing Distant Kin, distributed digitally through A Train.