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Win Tickets To Gregory Porter

May 20, 2016

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the May 6 release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. The album pre-order has launched along with the release of two singles—“Holding On” and “Don’t Lose Your Steam”—which fans will receive instantly when pre-ordering a download of the album. The album is also available for pre-order on CD, and the singles are also available on streaming services.


With her passionate performances and charisma, Omara Portuondo has been Cuba’s musical sweetheart for more than half a century. As the only female member of the Buena Vista Social Club™, Portuondo transcended the landmark album and film with two Grammy Award nominated records of her own, all while continuing to enchant audiences around the globe with her effervescence and timeless charm. “It is the simple and profound things — life, love — that inspire me most,” she says. “Singing energizes me, and with this energy, I can introduce my culture and my roots to the world. Music is a part of nature, and a huge part of my life.”

Now following a hugely successful sold-out 2015 “Adios” tour with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club including a historic performance at the White House, Omara tours in the Summer of 2016 with long-time band mate Eliades Ochao. Then, in celebration of her 85 energetic years, Omara will tour in the Fall, 2016 with special guests Roberto Fonseca, Anat Cohen, and Regina Carter, bringing her rich, soulful brand of jazz and balladry to live audiences in the United States.


Win Tickets to Nearly Dan

May 13, 2016

The demands of the music of Steely Dan are high, both in technical proficiency and in preserving the sarcastic, knowing attitude originally conceived. Nearly Dan does well on both fronts, fusing together the chops of 12 diversely-talented artists (with backgrounds in jazz, rock, R&B, country, and swing) into a veritable butcher’s shop window of precisely cut bass lines; surgical, highly reminiscent guitar solos; a biting yet sophisticated horn section and richly marbled beats.

Nearly Dan's recipes avoid over-earnest adulation, coolly presenting Steely Dan’s Burroughsian black humor and notoriously perfectionist musicianship. Mixed with their own arrangements of those masterpiece compositions, the result is pure ambrosia. Nearly Dan puts their earnestness where it matters most; into the relaxed but highly practiced execution of great songs like the bouncing “Reelin’ In the Years,” the sorrowful, karmic circularity of “Do It Again,” or the funny but mortified “Peg.”