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New Release: BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC!

Hailed by The New York Times as ‘a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed,’ Mark Guiliana brings the same adventurous spirit, eclectic palette and gift for spontaneous invention to a staggering range of styles. Equally virtuosic playing acoustic jazz, boundary-stretching electronic music, or next-level rock, he’s become a key collaborator with such original sonic thinkers as Brad Mehldau, Meshell Ndegeocello, Donny McCaslin, Matisyahu, and the late, great David Bowie. Guiliana’s forward-leaping BEAT MUSIC is more than a band ‘” it’s a community. Over the last decade the drummer has gathered around him a family of like-minded artists who share a passion for the limitless possibilities of electronic music combined with an in-the-moment creativity rooted in jazz improvisation. Today, Motéma Music releases Guiliana’s third plunge into that vast musical ocean, the emphatically titled BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! The in-your-face exclamation of that title is no accident;... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 12th, 2019 in News


New Video: Kneebody ft. Michael Mayo

New video from Kneebody – the title track off their Edition Records EP, featuring the amazing vocalist (and fellow IMN artist) Michael Mayo! “By Fire” by Hiatus Kaiyote Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 12th, 2019 in News


Blanchard Named BMI Icon

From BMI Terence Blanchard to be Named a BMI Icon at 2019 BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards BMI is proud to announce that film composer and celebrated jazz musicianTerence Blanchard will be named a BMI Icon at the... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 12th, 2019 in News


NPR's Favorite Latin Songs This Week

From NPR alt.latino ‘Medicine’ To Make You Feel ‘Inmortal’: Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week By: Felix Contreras, Stephanie Fernández, Jacqueline Reed Lila Downs, “Cariñito” Lila Downs has been making music that is both extremely popular and artistically exquisite for... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 11th, 2019 in News


Libera Award Nomination

From Libera Awards Congratulations to Deva Mahal on her Libera Award nomination for Best Blues Album for Run Deep! Click here for the full list of nominees Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 11th, 2019 in News


Combating Sexism in Jazz

From 90.9 WBUR Berklee’s Institute Of Jazz And Gender Justice Aims To Combat Sexism In Jazz By: Amelia Mason Though systemic sexism touches all corners of the music industry, jazz is an especially male-dominated field, subject to its own particular... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 10th, 2019 in News


Soaring jazz from Moran's BANGS trio

From The Boston Globe Soaring jazz from Jason Moran’s BANGS trio at Sanders Theatre By: Bill Beuttler The Jason Moran set that World Music/CRASHarts brought to Sanders Theatre Sunday night, BANGS featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson and cornetist Ron Miles, was... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 9th, 2019 in News


Combo 66 at Jefferson Center

From The Roanoke Times Jazz guitar icon brings his Combo 66 to Jefferson Center on Friday By: Tad Dickens Sometimes he plays jazz/funk. Sometimes he plays countrified jazz. Sometimes his jazz is loaded with electronic music, or rock, or soul.... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 9th, 2019 in News


An Interview with Dayme

From World Music Central INTERVIEW WITH DAYMÉ AROCENA By: Tony Hiller There’s a revolution happening on the music front in Cuba led by a visionary group of millennials that’s banging down post-Buena Vista Social Club doors with an intoxicating mix... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 9th, 2019 in News


Bria Skonberg Among Monterey Jazz Festival on the Road

From The Calgary Herald Canadian Bria Skonberg among young musicians taking Monterey Jazz Festival on the road By: Eric Volmers Once called ‘one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation’ by the Wall Street Journal and listed... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 8th, 2019 in News


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