August 26th, 2015
Click here to enjoy a preview of James Brandon Lewis's new album "Days of FreeMan". Want to listen to the whole album in full length? Then simply click on the links to be directed to your local Amazon store or download it on iTunes.
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August 7th, 2015
Watch Dee Dee Bridgewater's video of the recording session for "House of the Rising Sun" – featuring Grammy Award-winning Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Gain insights into the singer's and trumpeter's inspirations for their new album 'Dee Dee Feathers' and discover Dee Dee's personal lovestory with New Orleans.
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July 17th, 2015
Cool your summer with deals on jazz at Amazon Music​! The sale features albums from the likes of David Sanborn, Billy Childs​ & Kat Edmonson​ at prices as low as $7.99! Click here to see all of the jazz titles. Hurry! Sale ends July 30th. (US only)
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July 14th, 2015
Sonny Rollins will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award form the Jazz Foundation of America at the organization’s 14th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" event on Oct. 22 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. A special tribute to B.B. King will also take place. Further information will be announced at a later date. For more information at that time, visit Jazz Foundation.
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June 22nd, 2015
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfiel were interviewed by KulturPort.de at the Elbjazz Festival and it was a lot of fun. Watch the video here:
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June 17th, 2015
Somi moved from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria, for 18 months in search of new inspiration. The result: her outstanding 2014 opus and major label debut, The Lagos Music Salon (Sony/OKeh). The song 'Akobi: First Born S(u)n’ has now been remixed twice by QB Smith and is available on OKeh Records.
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June 10th, 2015
Sachal was recently interviewed by musician Leo Sidran for his Third Story Podcast.
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June 4th, 2015
Watch this interview between Jamaaladeen Tacumah and James Brandon Lewis about recording Days of FreeMan, the 2015 album on OKeh Records.
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June 4th, 2015
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra have hit the road! Get your tickets for Dee Dee's Feathers 2015 Summer Tour now! Click to see all tour dates.
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May 29th, 2015
The German ECHO Jazz 2015 award ceremony took place in Hamburg, Germany at the Elbjazz Festival on May 28th in the Blohm + Voss shipyard hall and was moderated by Gregory Porter and Roger Cicero. OKeh artist Branford Marsalis is one of the winners! See some pictures of the show here.
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May 18th, 2015
Mexican, New York based jazz singer Magos Herrera has received the first "Berklee Latino Masters Award" presented by Berklee College of Music after last may 4th concert at The Paramount Theatre in Boston, MA, organized by The Mexican Consulate of Mexico in Boston, Berklee College of Music and Emerson College.
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May 17th, 2015
Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona gets the all-star treatment in Pavel Giroud and JuanMa Villar Betancort’s elegant new film. Lecuona is regarded today as the most influential Cuban musician of the 20th century. In the film, celebrated musicians Chucho Valdés, Michel Camilo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba pay tribute to the godfather of contemporary Cuban music.
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May 17th, 2015
May 11th is the day for the international release of BEYOND, MARIO BIONDI’s album of new songs. He’s back two years after his Sun album went straight to number 1 in Italian charts, garnering platinum, and after the success of his Christmas album projects Mario Christmas (2013) and A Very Special Mario Christmas (2014), certified double platinum in Italy.
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May 16th, 2015
Jazz Innovation recognises artists whose compositions are pushing boundaries of the music and features nominations for saxophonist and flautist Henry Threadgill, pianist Jason Moran and trumpeter Theo Croker.
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April 29th, 2015
The fourth annual International Jazz Day will be celebrated in more than 185 countries with hundreds of events from concerts and jam sessions to workshops and film screenings and master classes. Webcast on JazzDay.com of All-Star Global Concert from Paris 1pm NY | 7pm Paris | 2am Tokyo (May1).
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April 23rd, 2015
Join us in sending our warmest congratulations to two of our artists that will be awarded with the ECHO Jazz 2015! The ECHO Jazz awards are conferred by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, a German cultural institution associated with the National Music Industry Association. The organization has handed out the ECHO Music awards, the German equivalent to the American Grammy Awards, annually since 1992 and the ECHO Classic awards since 1994. The ECHO Jazz prizes are the latest addition, having launched in 2010.
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April 15th, 2015
Following to the successful 2014 tour (more than 35 000 tickets sold), Dhafer Youssef is starting tomorrow his European tour, one of the most promising Jazz and World Music tour in Europe this year.
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March 30th, 2015
‘Dee Dee’s Feathers’ is the first collaboration of three-time Grammy Award winning jazz singer-songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s (NOJO) and its Artistic Director and jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield. The album, the first new music by Dee
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March 25th, 2015
For this DVD, label founder Branford Marsalis and his quartet have been captured in a complete performance of John Coltrane’s 1964 masterpiece “A Love Supreme”. This legendary suite, which tenor saxophonist Marsalis included on his label’s premier release, Footsteps of
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March 24th, 2015
Chain Of Days is a “chain” of 11 songs with no genre-boundaries, carefully put together with a focus on melody. There is a touch of folk, pop, jazz, Norwegian folk-music, country and blues, but all of the songs have Silje
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March 19th, 2015
Since the year 2001 the RGG trio has been more and more often identified with the European taste of improvised music, performed by the piano trio. In 2013 after 12 years od RGG’s existence the pianist Przemysław Raminiak was replaced
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March 10th, 2015
Listen below exclusively to excerpts of David Sanborn’s new album “Time and the River”. Visit Davids Facebook page to hear what he has to say about the recording and the process to his fans. Today also the pre-orders are available:
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March 9th, 2015
Today SLOW MOTION MIRACLES is released across Europe and Asia! Read on to learn more about the album with some interesting quotes of Sachal: On Slow Motion Miracles, Sachal delivers a full set of multilayered gems steeped in a variety
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March 3rd, 2015
Watch the lyric video for “No More Tears”, Sachal’s first single of his upcoming album ‪Slow Motion Miracles‬: http://vevo.ly/irfdal Pre-order SLOW MOTION MIRACLES on CD. Or here on iTunes and get 2 tracks instantly! You can watch the video here
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February 27th, 2015
For the first time Jazz pianist Jo-Yu Chen will perform in Norway and Switzerland.She will give her Europe debut at the Bærum Kulturhus in Oslo with her Trio partners Christopher Tordini and Arthur Hnatek. March 4th, Solo Piano/Exclusive Private Event,
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February 20th, 2015
We are very proud to inform you that seven of our Jazz artists have been nominated for the most important german music award ECHO Jazz 2015. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on May 28th in Hamburg.
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February 19th, 2015
Grammy nominee Sergio Mendes announces more global tour dates in support of his latest album MAGIC. Check it out and see Sergio Mendes​ live! Mar 20 Abu Dhabi (UAE) – Abu Dhabi Festival, Emirates Palace Auditorium April 17 – Orlando,
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February 18th, 2015
The Recording Academy has announced its 2015 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees. Every year, a special committee of Academy members select a handful of albums that are at least 25-years-old to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Sonny Rollins‘
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February 11th, 2015
A kind thought on your birthday today from OKeh Records! We would like to take the opportunity to show our appreciation and respect for all the fabulous music you have created in your life. The entire team heartfully wishes you
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January 30th, 2015
Sachal has revealed the cover art for his new album “Slow Motion Miracles”! Visit Sachals Facebook page to hear what he has in store for his fans. Listen exclusively to two full tracks of his upcoming album “Slow Motion Miracles”
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January 20th, 2015
James posted a new video on his PledgeMusic Site, in which he reveals the album title and latest informations about his new recording. Click here to see the whole video! Learn more about James Brandon Lewis’ new album, which you
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January 16th, 2015
On January 10th singer Sachal showcased for the first time his new songs in New York. The repertoire, taken from the forthcoming album Slow Motion Miracles, was extremely well received by a full house. Sachal, who wrote most of the
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January 7th, 2015
Dear friends of OKeh Records! We would like to ask you to help us in finding family members of our founder Otto Heinemann. We have been approached by the Heinemann family and a historian who is seeking out all the
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January 5th, 2015
Enjoy a video of Sergio Mendes performing “Simbora”, from the GRAMMY-nominated album MAGIC, live at the Jazz à Vienne Festival in France in July 2014. You can download MAGIC here or get the CD here. See the video here.
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January 5th, 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone, we hope you are well and enjoyed the festive times. To finish off the past year, we are glad to see some of our releases in the 2014 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll: NPR Top 50
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December 19th, 2014
JazzWeek just published the Jazz radio US year end chart for 2014. It also includes albums various OKeh-Artists, including
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December 19th, 2014
OKeh Records and PledgeMusic have come together to bring you the new James Brandon Lewis’ album. James is following up the critically acclaimed “Divine Travels” release with a brand new recording. Join this extraordinary artist in the making of his
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December 8th, 2014
We are very happy to announce that Sergio’s album MAGIC has been nominated for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Award in the 53rd category BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM! Click here to see the full list of all 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards
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December 8th, 2014
A number of our albums are nominated for “Best Albums of 2014” by National Public Radio magazine “NPR-music”, including Magos & Limon, Bill Frisell and Jeff Ballard Trio. VOTE for them HERE! Please get your votes in – it’s open
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November 26th, 2014
Broadwayworld.com published a fantastic review of Magos & Limón’s live performance at Joe’s Pub in NYC on the 20th of November. …”With a breathy, airy voice, Magos Herrera’s sultry alto instrument, even when at full volume, reads as a wholly
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November 14th, 2014
Somi’s newest music video “Brown Round Things” is premiering today exclusively on revive-music.com. Somi was also interviewed and talks about the inspiration of the video and the newest LP The Lagos Music Salon, her latest release via OKeh Records. “My
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April 16th, 2014
OKeh’s sister label Masterworks has just released great albums by two extraordinary jazz acts. Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort blends folk songs and spirituals which the jazz violinist interprets through a modern lens. The album is available on CD and for
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April 14th, 2014
Sonny Rollins’s preferred element is on stage, in front of an adoring crowd, free to follow his every impulse and dazzle with his inventions—he is fully at home there. And that’s not just because in those situations this iconic tenor
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March 28th, 2014
Theo Croker was born and raised in Leesburg, in central Florida, on July 18, 1985. Leesburg was not exactly a hotbed of music, and Theo wasn’t exactly born with a horn in his hand. He first picked one up at
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March 27th, 2014
Jazz and the Philharmonic, the one-of-a-kind concert project merging Jazz and Classical music, is now available on CD, iTunes and Spotify. The recording features Grammy® award-winning Jazz artists, such as Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin and Terence Blanchard, who
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March 20th, 2014
To accompany and illustrate his debut album release on OKeh records, ‘Golden Age’, guitarist Nir Felder has released a track-by-track commentary on Spotify. Dubbed “the next big jazz guitarist” by NPR, Nir Felder’s exciting new album puts his skills as
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March 17th, 2014
It’s seven p.m., in an indistinguishable neighborhood bar in New York City. There’s a man sitting alone with a cup of coffee, his guitar leaning against the wall. A tall, thin, young woman with a slow, elegant gait walks through
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March 11th, 2014
Switch comes along with great innovations – new band, different approach and original sound. It was recorded in collaboration with Erland Dahlen (drums, metal plate, logdrum, steeldrum, drum machine, Blosson Bells, Xylophone, electric guitar, baritone guitar), Geir Sundstøl (pedal steel
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March 10th, 2014
On France 24, Dhafer Youssef talks about his latest album Birds Requiem, why he loves Nordic musicianship and about his upcoming performance with the London Symphony Orchestra this April. Watch the interview in English here. Beginning April 2014, Dhafer Youssef
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March 6th, 2014
The internationally successful producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sérgio Mendes, has signed with OKeh Records. The new recording “Magic” featuring eclectic and upbeat Brazilian rhythms will feature guest vocalists John Legend, Maria Gadu among others. The album will be available
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February 25th, 2014
Over the span of his storied and still-unfolding 65-year career, Rollins has established himself as one of the giants of jazz – a towering influence, a trailblazer, a powerfully creative force in the music. From his earliest masterpieces, such as
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February 21st, 2014
For her new album Heart of Memphis Robin McKelle immersed herself in the spirit of Memphis. The City is like a place of pilgrimage for any soul, blues, or rhythm and blues fan. Despite the time that has gone by
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February 11th, 2014
James Brandon Lewis’ debut on Okeh Records is now available in the US and worldwide from March 10, 2014. Even for an artist hailed by Ebony Magazine as one of “7 Young Players to Watch” who has studied with jazz
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February 10th, 2014
5 new signings to Okeh came to Berlin and Paris for two days in each city in January to do interviews to promote their respective album release on the re-launched label. Nir Felder, Somi, James Brandon Lewis, Jo-Yu Chen and
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February 10th, 2014
“The title of this album refers to two different types of strangers: the people who once were strangers that have slowly walked into my life, and those people who were close to me in the past that became strangers over
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January 31st, 2014
On January 11th the showcase of the new OKeh signings at Groove in New York, as part of the Winter Jazz Fest, was a tremendous success. All 6 acts enjoyed a full house and at time the queues in the
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January 23rd, 2014
JAZZ AND THE PHILHARMONIC is a one-of-a-kind concert project conceived by music producer Larry Rosen that merges Jazz and Classical Music featuring a star-studded roster of award-winning jazz and classical artists performing iconic compositions by legendary composers. The project involves
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January 17th, 2014
John Medeski gave an interview at Radio Boston, speaking about his solo album “A Different Time”, the speciality of his instrument, which initiated the songs he composed for the album, and about how improvisation helps you to connect with other
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December 9th, 2013
Enjoy new dimensions opened by new voices – ‘The Sound of Next’ presents the event of the second wave of signings since the reactivation of OKeh Records in January 2013. During the Winter Jazzfest you will be able to listen
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December 3rd, 2013
The guitarist Nir Felder – a native of Katonah, New York – will release his debut on OKeh records in early 2014. He started to play the guitar at the age of thirteen, graduated from Berklee Collage of Music in
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November 26th, 2013
OKeh congratulates Michel Camilo for winning the first Latin Grammy ® for the re-launched label with his latest recording What’s Up?, of which Camilo says: “I had lots of fun making this new album but it also has been quite an
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November 25th, 2013
There could hardly be a better start for the new year – the 2014 jazz season will be opened by none other than Jeff Ballard, together with outstanding guitarist Lionel Loueke and the great Miguel Zenon on saxophone. Their first
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September 30th, 2013
“As usual, Camilo’s pianism is remarkable, not only where technique is concerned, but moreover, for the range and beauty of his sound. The many moods Camilo conveys could not be achieved without his control of the instrument at its most
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September 24th, 2013
OKeh is back! With more than 10 albums in the first 12 months since starting to issue new jazz recordings! April 2013 saw the release of ‘A different time’ by John Medeski and since then there have been a selection
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September 24th, 2013
In December 2012, Dhafer Youssef, one of the most highly respected and influential virtuosi of the oud, started to work on his new album Birds Requiem. After recording primarily in Gothenburg, Sweden, with additional recording in Istanbul he finished the
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September 2nd, 2013
From the time he arrived in New York in 1986, saxophonist Craig Handy was acknowledged as a musician with big, burly tenor sound, sharp wit, and above all, individuality. Over the next few years he would breathe life into those
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