Category Archives: Jazz

Neo-Soul African Style!!!

Neo-Soul African Style!!!

The Nigerian born vocalist Douye proves equally adept at capturing the sound of her native land and the sensual sound of adult oriented[c1]  soul on her second album So Much Love. The sound of Africa is probably never far from Douye’s heart, even while listening to her parents’ record collection that American soul and jazzContinue Reading

A New 21st Century Crooner

A New 21st Century Crooner

This may be Walter Christopher’s 5th CD project but it’s the first time I can say he became one of my new favorite artists. Normally I’ll just play about 30 seconds of a track to see whether it’s worth the listen. In the case of The Mellisonant Album it wasn’t that simple. I found myselfContinue Reading

A Message In Her Music!!!!

A Message In Her Music!!!!

Karen Bernod received the kind of encouragement that only a mother can give and the type of career validation that best comes as a result of winning. Bernod’s first public singing gig came when she entered an elementary school talent contest as a seven year old. Bernod recalls seeing her mother sitting in the auditorium’sContinue Reading

Welcome to the U.S. Deb

Welcome to the U.S. Deb

In many cases in marketing an artist, their music is way too often compartmentalized to the point of frankly sheer frustration. But, for the sake of presenting a complete package deal, especially regarding a new talent, the musician’s publicist and their team are still obligated to reel in fans with an attractive catch phrase inContinue Reading

From The U.K. With Soul

From The U.K. With Soul

MOBO nominated singer- songwriter, Natalie Williams, is an essential fixture in UK music. With her incredible all star 10 piece band she is in the 7th year of running and hosting her monthly residency, Soul Family Sundays, at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, where she has featured the likes of Lalah Hathaway, Jamie Cullum, David RyanContinue Reading

Exciting New Chinese Neo-soul Jazz Group

Exciting New Chinese Neo-soul Jazz Group

  Debuting their unique amalgam of soul, jazz, pop and some blues to the homegrown music scene is The Steve McQueens. They recently released their album Einstein Moments at Blu Jaz Cafe last week, which we’re sure will be on spin a lot. We talk to this NeoVintage Soul outfit about their beginnings, their ownContinue Reading

DR. JOHN! The Legend Returns!!

DR. JOHN! The Legend Returns!!

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. ( read more )

A soul music collage of sounds from around the world

A soul music collage of sounds from around the world

Soul Love 2014 isthe latest compendium from UK record label, Reel People Music, a 25 track digital release featuring an array of embryonic soul stars. Despite sounding a somewhat discontinuous affair, there is much to enjoy. Alongside the more familiar names (including UK stalwarts Omar and former Soul II Soul singer Carolyn Wheeler), this muchContinue Reading