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  • Dave Koz performs for President at U.N.

    Dave Koz had an amazing night last night as he performed for the President at a United Nations event.

    "It was an amazing night being the "opening act" for President and Mrs. Obama last night at the 70th anniversary reception of the UN. They were so lovely and kind. And TALL! Unforgettable experience", described Dave on his Facebook page.

  • Sam Smith announces new James Bond theme song

    Sam Smith has announced his new theme song to the new James Bond movie SPECTRE... 'Writing's On The Wall'.

    You can listen and download the new song at

  • Bob James and Nathan East's "The New Cool"

    “The New Cool,” the debut duets collection released Friday by contemporary jazz keyboard legend Bob James and master bassist Nathan East from Yamaha Entertainment Group. The scrumptious session produced by the duo and Yamaha Entertainment Group vice president/founder Chris Gero celebrates over 25 years of musical collaboration and friendship while rediscovering the Grammy-winning musicians’ roots on the straight-ahead side of jazz with a surprising set of original intimate acoustic jazz compositions and a few handpicked classics.

    Bob James has won two Grammys and wrote the theme song to a hit television series (“Taxi”). His vintage catalogue dating back to the 1970s is amongst the most frequently sampled in hip hop. For the past quarter century, he’s captained the super group Fourplay, to which East also belongs. However, it’s been several decades since the famed keyboardist has had the opportunity and the creative license to fully orchestrate tracks until Gero encouraged James to go big on “The New Cool,” which sparked excitement and a gusher of creative fount. Having the Nashville Recording Orchestra at his command, James conjured up imaginative arrangements that perfectly underscored the scholarly piano and bass rhythms and poignant melodies, and dramatically illuminated the more grandiose productions, such as a lavish take on Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” featuring a sublime lead vocal from country phenom Vince Gill, a single that has generated voracious interest at iTunes ahead of the album release.

    Hot off of a Grammy nomination for his first solo record, 2014’s “Nathan East,” and a Grammy Record of the Year win for playing on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” East was invigorated by being able to put down his trusty Yamaha electric bass in favor of recording primarily with an upright acoustic bass on this disc with James that plays like a masters class on performance, production, songwriting and arranging. Set to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player magazine this November, East has built an unparalleled career by playing with pop music royalty ever since he was 16 years-old boasting a long list of collaborators such as Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé.      

    “The New Cool” is available through most major physical and digital retailers and via the outlets below:
    Apple Music


  • Dave Koz Cruise- 2nd Venice trip sells out

    The 2017 Dave Koz and Friends Cruise to Venice and Beyond sold out in a couple days. A second trip was added and also almost immediately sold out. Wait list space is available at the below link.

    Dave Koz and Friends at Sea
    Venice and Beyond…

    Venice, Italy • Dubrovnik, Croatia • Kotor, Montenegro
    Santorini, Greece • San Marino, Italy

    VOYAGE ONE: May 9 – 16, 2017 – SOLD OUT!

    VOYAGE TWO: May 16 – 23, 2017 WAIT LIST



  • Jeff Lorber Fusion "Step it Up"

    Jeff Lorber Fusion's new album Step It Up is in stores on September 25th.

    Preorder a CD signed by Jeff Lorber & Jimmy Haslip for $10:
    Or purchase through Amazon:

  • Stevie Wonder Carpool Karaoke

    On a recent episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, Stevie Wonder and James carpooled through Los Angeles while singing Stevie's classic songs. Find the episode on or on YouTube below.

    Stevie is going back on tour! Stay up-to-date at


  • Carol Duboc's Record Release Party


    For her second straight album, Carol Duboc ( is opening up her heart and soul with divulging lyrics about the difficult experience of ending her marriage and now coming though the other side – all while raising a young daughter. The jazz singer-songwriter’s stories on the forthcoming “Colored Glasses” aren’t candy coated, but honest and revealing to the point that she refers to the ten-track collection of originals that she wrote and produced with jazz fusion keyboard giant Jeff Lorber as “continuing therapy.” Slated for release September 18, her seventh album with musical contributions from an accomplished ensemble of contemporary jazz luminaries is also probably her funkiest solo record to date. Duboc will launch the disc at a pair of album release concerts on Friday, September 18 at Hollywood’s famed jazz club The Baked Potato, which will be filmed for a webcast.   


    Setting her tales to Lorber’s mid-tempo R&B beats and gyrating dance grooves, Duboc reunited many of the same Grammy-nominated musicians who backed her on what could be considered the first chapter, 2013’s “Smile.” Along with Lorber, who earned his keep on keys, piano, bass, programming and guitar, electric bassist Jimmy Haslip and acoustic bassist Brian Bromberg flank drummer Vinnie Colaiuta in a noteworthy rhythm section supplemented by percussionist Lenny Castro. Guitarists Paul Jackson Jr. and Michael Thompson play rhythm and lead with additional harmonies offered by saxophonist Eric Marienthal and flutist Hubert Laws. David Mann’s punchy horns and crafty horn arrangements lift the tracks into a supernal realm.


    The first radio single, “Hypnotic,” an urbane seducer about the intoxicating and blinding power of love, is immanently chart-bound after being the No. 1 most added single on the Billboard chart. Duboc & Company recently hit Venice Beach for some summer fun frolicking with fans in the video for the retro dancer “Wavelength” (


    At The Baked Potato shows, Duboc will be backed by Lorber, Haslip, Thompson and drummer Gary Novak. The platinum-selling songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri who has penned tunes for Patti LaBelle, Chante Moore, Tom Jones, Stephanie Mills, Jade, Fine Yong Cannibals, Maurice White and the late George Duke expects to perform a handful of concerts this fall on the national circuit with Lorber.



  • Sam Smith Named GQ Solo Artist of the Year

    The 18th annual GQ Men of the Year Awards took place in London on September 8th, honoring the men who represent film, television, music and sports. Sam Smith was named GQ's Solo Artist Of The Year. He will be featured on the magazaine's October cover. Other winners include Paul Rudd, winning the leading man award for Ant-Man, The Late Late Show host James Corden winning an award for TV Personality of the year, Christopher Waltz winning actor of the year, Will Ferrell with a comedian of year win, and Lionel Richie who received an Icon Award.  Visit for the full list of winners.

  • Chaka Khan Dances With The Stars

    Chaka Khan has joined the new cast of Dancing With The Stars!  Chaka with perform with partner Keo Motsepe!! The show premieres on Monday, September 14th on ABC! For the full cast line-up, visit

    If you are in the L.A. area, Dancing With The Stars is doing its biggest opening number ever, and you may have a chance to be a part of it! Come down to the El Capitan Theater at 9pm on September 10th on Hollywood and Highland. You'll see Chaka Khan and the DWTS cast and maybe even dance with them! Learn the dance in the video and RSVP to our Facebook event! ‪#‎TeamChaKeo‬ ‪#‎DWTS‬ Learn the dance:

  • Santana Forming Jazz Fusion Group

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    Carlos Santana recently caught up with Billboard and discussed his plans for lots of new music over the next year. The guitair legend and and his wife Cindy Blackman Santana are forming a jazz fusion group called Supernova with saxophonist Wayne Shorter, keyboardist Herbie Hancock and guitarist John McLaughlin.

    "Definitely spring recording and summer touring in Europe and maybe America," Santana says of his plans for Supernova. "It's kind of like playing with, sharing music with Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, 'cause Wayne and Herbie, they're at that level of genius, genius, genius, genius. I'm just grateful that they accept it and want to do it. And every time I play with Cindy, it goes viral. People go crazy. The energy between Cindy and I is very, very supernova."

    Santana is currently on the road with his regular band including his son Salvador as a special guest. He'll begin a residency at the Las Vegas House of Blues on Sept. 16.

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