Jazzanova To Release Documentary + Funding Drive

 

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German filmmakers freier.eckert are producing a film about the epic musical massive that is Jazzanova. Having completed three years of shooting, the duo are readying the film for Berlinale (German Filmfestival) and worldwide release (circa 2013/2014). Watch a trailer for the film above!

To complete the film, they are about to embark on the creation of an original soundtrack featuring exclusive Jazzanova material. Pretty fancy, indeed!

Please consider supporting these folks financially to help complete the project!

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New Track: Jeff Bradshaw – “Got ‘Til It’s Gone” ft. Marsha Ambrosius & Twyse (Janet Jackson Cover)

 

Trombone sensation Jeff Bradshaw has just released a little appetizer off his upcoming feast of an album, Bone Appetit. And what a tasty little treat it is – a “Got ‘Til It’s Gone” Janet Jackson cover featuring Marsha Ambrosius and Twyse. Click play and you’ll be in an instant nostalgic sway and snap mode.

The two-volume, 20 song collection is full of soulful, jazzy R&B delights and boasts a star-studded cast. Jeff brings on a cast of his many talented friends, including Raheem DeVaughn, Kindred the Family Soul, Maysa Leak, Coko of SWV, PJ Morton, amongst others.

Look out for the album to drop April 24!

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New Release: DJ Rob Swift – ‘Roc For Raida’ Mix

 

Yesterday, a very special collection of defining songs and DJ battle routines of the late Roc Raida were released by DJ Rob Swift. The compilation also includes some unreleased tracks, original “scratch/beat juggle compositions” that Rob has dedicated to Raida, and thought to be lost interview archives.

Rob Swift notes, “It’s not about me this year. It’s about Raida, his wife Tye and their 3 kids (Tia, Nyra and Asia). Proceeds from the mixtape sales will be donated to Raida’s family.”

You can hear a snippet of the mix on Soundcloud. Please support!

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Giant Step Presents A Secret Party with DJ Questlove at WMC 2012 – Win Entry

Giant Step’s parties during Winter Music Conference are legendary – from the Sunset Soiree’s at Raleigh, Sagamore, The Hotel, and most recently our five year residency at The Delano. This year, we are throwing an intimate Sunset Soiree with an exclusive WMC appearance from DJ Questlove and Yameen Allworld plus DJ San Gabriel (Berlin).

Enter our contest here for a chance to attend our secret party in Miami during Winter Music Conference with DJ Questlove.

Esperanza Spalding Releases ‘Radio Music Society’

Grammy winning jazz bassist, vocalist, and composer Esperanza Spalding today releases her newest album, Radio Music Society. Twelve sparkling songs are accompanied by eleven conceptual music videos, which Esperanza uses to express the inspiration and story behind each tune. All of the videos are available with the digital download and the deluxe version.

The guest list is impressive as well. On the album are jazz legends Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart, as well as Q-Tip, Algebra Blessett, Lalah Hathaway, Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke, amongst others.

And let us say that watching Esperanza live is truly an experience of its own – catch her on the road beginning April 18. Tour dates after the jump!

Finally, you must watch the gorgeous video trailer for the album as well as the music video for “Radio Song” (which is also a free download below) after the jump!

Enter our contest to win Radio Music Society!

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Watch the video for “Radio Song” & the trailer for Radio Music Society + tour dates after the jump