Blktop Project Rolls Thru Japan in New Tour Video

Check out Blktop Project cruise and groove while on their “Concrete Jungle” Tour!

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Con-Grant-ulations!

Congratulations to Wadada Leo Smith for being among the eight jazz artists to receive the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards!

According to a press release from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, artists are “appointed in recognition of their creative vitality and ongoing contributions to the fields of dance, jazz and theater.” Awardees will each receive $275,000 “in flexible, multi-year funding as well as financial and legal counseling, professional development activities and peer-to-peer learning opportunities provided by Creative Capital, DDCF’s primary partner in the awards,”.

Read more about the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation here!

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Sharing Is Caring – Willie Royal Caregiver Fund

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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!

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Eliane Elias Takes Home a Grammy!

Elias_CoverMini_square_300Congratulations 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!

 

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Peter Horvath Gets an “Absolute Reality” Check!

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.

Absolute Reality Amazon Number 1

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Top 20 Jazz Songs of 2015

top 20 jazz chartsCongrats 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”

 

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Billboard Magazine Smooth Jazz Songs

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#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!

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“And this years 58th Grammy Nominees are…”

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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
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ARTIST: Bill Frisell
ALBUM: GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!
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ARTIST: Kirk Whalum
ALBUM: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ, CHAPTER IV

Best Latin Jazz Album
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ARTIST: Eliane Elias
ALBUM: MADE IN BRAZIL

Best Instrumental Composition
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ARTIST: Bob Mintzer
TRACK: “Civil War”
ALBUM: Get Up!
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Tommy Guerrero Joins Converse

TG The BerricsCON(S)grats Tommy!

“STILL MAKING MOVES

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Lila Downs Wins Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album

balas_y_chocolate_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.

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