There is a new wave of jazz musicians taking over the scene with the kind of vitality, creativity and energy that only youth can bring to such an esteemed tradition. José James is among those musicians making waves across the world and he has been a favorite of ours since our Brownswood Sessions days. Giant Step is excited to be bringing José James for a special evening at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, December 3rd. Always taking on new challenges, José will be giving a Billy Strayhorn two-night tribute concert this weekend at the Lincoln Center under the direction of Wynton Marsalis that already has New York buzzing. Read what Time Out New York has to say about it here.
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“Not the Drinking” is off Lauren’s debut album Wasted in Jackson, out now on Universal Republic. Produced by Eg White in his West London studio, the album’s highlights include the raspy, R&B-meets-gospel swagger of “Not The Drinking” and “When The Night Kills The Day,” a haunting, bluesy shuffle featuring the eerie sound of an ancient Steinway piano belonging to Ed Harcourt (who co-wrote the song) and the elegant playing of hip, young folk-slingers Mumford And Sons, whose frontman Marcus Mumford produced the song.
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This past Tuesday, October 19th, the third New Zealand at CMJ showcase took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge, brought to you by 42BELOW, NZ On Air, the NZ Music Commission and Giant Step. Featuring Zowie, Street Chant, Lawrence Arabia, Kids of 88, Ruby Frost, and Electric Wire Hustle. We want to thank all of you who came out and we hope you had as much fun as we did.
Check out photos of all 6 artists by Jaecyne Howell.
To celebrate their third release, Nu Revolution — due this December, French / Cameroonian duo Les Nubians have embarked on a preview tour backed by a world class 9-piece band. The sisters wrap things up in their now hometown — New York City — at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Friday, October 15th.
In case you haven’t bought your tickets yet, Giant Step is offering you a chance to win two to see Les Nubians live at (Le) Poisson Rouge.