So Many Men gets revamped by producer Tuplain

Tuplain is a passionate music maker. He does music composition and production in multiple genres, including electronic dance music, deep house, hip-hop, and Latin lounge. His latest, “So Many Men,” featuring the L.A.-based singer L. Paris, seems to fall into the pop category with a taste for Latin lounge and hip-hop, as it sounds both jazzy and stylish. There are horns, tinkling piano and a groovy bassline. It’s musically interesting…

Syreeta is Number One on Jazz Chart

If you hadn’t heard of Syreeta Thompson yet, now’s the time to know her name. Why? Well, she just debuted at Number One on the Billboard Jazz Album chart with her latest work, appropriately titled Winner. Syreeta Thompson is known as “The Trumpet Lady.” She has been playing the horn since she was a little girl, and in a world where there aren’t that many female black trumpet players, she stands…

Forget Me Not from Kim Meeks

Kim Meeks counts Al Green, Marvin Gaye, and the Bee Gees among her influences. Her biggest influence, though, is Hall & Oates. One of her goals in life is to perform on “Live from Daryl’s House,” which is a web series people watch online featuring the soulful vocal stylings of Daryl Hall from Hall & Oates. Right now, Meeks calls Macon, Georgia home. It’s where her song, “Sleeping With The…

Julian Hartwell Project

The Julian Hartwell Project had me hooked upon first hearing their song, “Street Dreams.” It’s a fresh take on jazz music, that somehow manages to sound like something old school AND brand new at the same time. Credit the band’s homebase– Philadelphia. Consisting of many of Philly’s up-and-coming players– many out of Temple U’s jazz studies program, The Julian Hartwell Project has got the skills to make a viable career playing…

Acid Jazz Guitarist

One listen to The Acid Jazz Guitarist and I immediately thought of the TV show Globe Trekker, a show I used to watch on PBS. It’s a long-running adventure tourism TV series inspired by the Lonely Planet travel books, and every single episode that I watched always featured the coolest background music no matter what country the host was showing off to a global audience. The Acid Jazz Guitarist’s style…

Joey Alexander Piano Prodigy

Thanks to the Internet, anyone from anywhere could become famous in a day. When people share videos on YouTube and such, they spread good things around the world that seemingly connect with thousands if not millions of people. In Joey Alexander’s case, he’s not even a teenager yet, but he’s a piano-playing child prodigy and he’s newly famous. Just last year, at the young age of 11, Joey Alexander from…

Marquis Hill Quintet at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

Marquis Hill played his trumpet and delighted all those within earshot. The setting? Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, an upscale, intimate jazz club in Lincoln Center at Columbus Circle. With a panoramic view of the NYC skyline, the club overlooks Central Park and tall buildings. You know you’re not in Kansas anymore while there! A visit to Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola amounts to the ultimate NYC jazz club experience, complete with…

Jazz Music Still Matters

Now about that jazz music…It’s funny. Whenever someone asks me what I sing, I tell them pop-jazz, with emphasis on pop. Why? Because I want to be liked and most people do not like jazz, or what they think of as jazz. That’s okay. I once heard only 20% of the U.S. population is going to have some interest in jazz music. Could it be because it’s complex? Probably. Americans…