Gino Rosaria – Still Waters Run Deep

Curaçao born keyboardist Gino Rosaria moved in 2003 to the US. After his graduation he performed with violinist Karen Briggs, jazz clarinet player Tim Laughlin, flutist Kim Scott, jazz guitarist Adam Hawley, and flutist Althea Rene.

His first project is the album Joy, Peace, Christmas featuring saxophonist Chris Godber (2012), followed by Some Other Time in 2013. Under the project name Groove Symphony he released the album Simon Says in 2016.

His album Still Waters Run Deep is available since July, 2019. Gino is supported by Eric Valentine, Omari Williams, John Jones (drums), Mel Brown, Eric Lampley (bass), Adam Hawley (electric guitar), Noah Thompson (acoustic guitar), Marcus Anderson, Carlos Vizoso, Christopher Spies, David Mann, Elan Trotman (sax), Marcus Anderson, David Mann, Althea Rene (flute), and Brynne Heatley (vocals).

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D. Mills – The Completion Of Next Step

There’s no holding back this guy’s talent! D. Mills, who sings and plays multiple instruments, is a Nu Jazz/R&B artist with an amazing story. His resume includes as a bass player for Gospel legend Shirley Caesar, opening a recording studio for artists and for documentaries, and – wait for it – being a New York City detective!

The key to make this new EP The Completion Of Next Step was for a certain type of classy and stylish person. The CD is designed for a person on vacation or in their home , but takes their mind and soul, where no mans gone before.

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Torcuato Mariano – Escola Brasileira

A great admirer of the work of Torcuato Mariano is the composer and guitarist Roberto Menescal: “I had the chance and the pleasure to hear “Escola Brasileira” before reaching the audience. It could have been more a guitarist, showing how much play your instrument a “waterfall of notes and technique”, as I have heard other big releases. But it’s not. Is a project to be enjoyed by your music, your compositions and large participation of wonderful artists and musicians. Torcuato, I’m sorry, but as I wanted to be that musician that you are, “wrote Menescal.

“Menescal is one of the most important composers of Bossa Nova, alongside Tom Jobim, Carlos Lyra and Vinícius de Moraes. Created songs that today are considered anthems of the movement and the popular music, as “O Barquinho”.”

Escola Brasileira is open for you at CDBaby.

Tom Grant and Phil Baker – Blue Sapphire

Fifteen original songs by one of the pioneers of smooth jazz in collaboration with a world class songwriter and bassist! Blue Sapphire is the musical collaboration between Pianist Tom Grant and Bassist Phil Baker. The album showcases the stunning excellence of these two celebrated artists. Blue Sapphire is a collection of songs written by Grant and Baker. The 15 original tracks trace an alluring path from smooth jazz to Bossa Nova, to R&B funk, with ambient passages along the way. Drawing upon their deep history in the industry, Grant and Baker assembled an all-star lineup of the best musicians in the Northwest including Nu-Shooz’ lead singer Valerie Day, R&B/pop singer Jarrod Lawson, and Jazz Grammy finalist Randy Porter to record on the album.

Tom Grant is an award-winning pianist and one of the original smooth jazz pioneers. His songwriting has earned him national acclaim, including chart-topping albums in the 80s and 90s. His latest title, Sipping Beauty, was named record of the year in 2017 in the New Age Chill-Groove category. His decades-long career includes years of touring with jazz giants like Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, and Charles Lloyd. If you liked Tom’s earlier hits such as In My Wildest Dreams, Mango Tango, and The View From Here, you’ll love Blue Sapphire.

Internationally renowned bassist Phil Baker is one of the most respected musicians on the west coast, adept at upright and electric basses, as well as guitar and keyboards. As bass player for Pink Martini for the last 16 years, he’s appeared with some of the most acclaimed symphony orchestras in North America. Baker toured for 10 years with Diana Ross and has played with Gino Vanelli, jazz legends Eddie Harris, Ernie Watts, Diane Schuur, Mose Allison, among a host of other revered musicians. As with several of his recent projects, the Blue Sapphire package features a vivid painting by Tom’s partner Mary Suzanne Garvey.

Pre-order Blue Sapphire on Amazon.com.

Dave Koz – Live From The Dave Koz Cruise

Dave Koz is not only an outstanding saxophonist, composer, and producer but also a passionate entertainer, radio host and entrepreneur.

As an entrepreneur, Koz founded Rendezvous Entertainment. In 2014 he joined forces with Cary Hardwick and Laurie Sisneros, partners and owners of Spaghettini in Seal Beach, to open a restaurant/live music venue in the heart of Beverly Hills’ restaurant row – Spaghettini and The Dave Koz Lounge.

Currently he concentrates his activity on the highly successful Dave Koz & Friends At Sea cruises to Alaska, Spain, Greece, Vancouver, Caribbean islands, Venice and beyond, Scandinavia and the Baltic, Australia and next year Amsterdam and The British Isles.

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David Benoit – David Benoit and Friends

It would be hard to write the book on Contemporary Jazz without a few chapters on David Benoit. The multi-Grammy nominated and chart-topping piano wizard has enjoyed more than a four-decade career taking chances and following his own intuition. “I look at the big picture and try not to get caught up in the minor details,” reveals the pianist. Unbound by categories and rules, the trailblazer has built an enviable career drawing inspiration from his vast influences which have included jazz, comics, film, Broadway and symphonies, to cite a few.

David Benoit’s free-spirited approach has allowed him to collaborate with such diverse artists as The Rippingtons, Faith Hill, David Sanborn and CeCe Winans. Few artists can say they have performed solo piano for “Peanuts” television movies and specials for over two decades but Benoit has. He also lent his chops in 2015 to the long awaited 3-D animated adaptation of the beloved Charles M. Schulz comic strip.

On August 23, 2019, Shanachie Entertainment will release David Benoit’s 36th recording as a leader and his first solo effort for the label. David Benoit And Friends is an exhilarating escapade of shifting moods, uplifting anthems, virtuosic playing and synergetic interplay that magnifies Benoit’s depth and vision as an artist. From original compositions and tributes to guitar maestro Kenny Burrell and NY Times Best Seller crime novelist Dean Koontz to covers by Irving Berlin, Coldplay and Portugal The Man, Benoit is nothing short of inspiring. “It comes from a very unconventional background on music,” shares the Los Angeles based pianist. “My influences were all over the place from Leonard Bernstein to The Doors.” David Benoit And Friends is produced by drummer Bud Harner who has produced and worked with everyone from George Benson and Barry Manilow, to Jeff Lorber to Keiko Matsui, Lindsey Webster and Lalah Hathaway.

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Travis Vega – A Call to Harvest

When you love to play guitar, you play. Nothing can stop you. When musical ideas are burning in your brain, you play them. Through The Valley (2004) was Travis Vega‘s expression and his debut album, starting his career as solo musician.

Music that flows between Jazz and Spanish Flamenco Guitar, that brings forth the sounds of years gone by, while adding new and interesting sounds, combined with the rhythms and harmonies that are the foundation. Travis, not one to shy away from blending mixtures of a musical soundscape that can be heard and understood, all while adding his unique performance.

A Call to Harvest (2019) is his newest release and now on sale at CDBaby.

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