Jon Batiste Releases LIVE AT ELECTRIC LADY

Verve Records, Spotify and Electric Lady Studios are pleased to announce the release of musician Jon Batiste’s EP Live at Electric Lady, the first release in the new series announced last week by Spotify and the famous New York studio. Listen now:  Batiste put together a stellar roster of musicians including jazz legends Ron Carter, Gary Bartz and Kenny Garett to put an unexpected spin on tracks from his … Continue reading Jon Batiste Releases LIVE AT ELECTRIC LADY

Jon Batiste signs to Verve Records & Releases New Song

Pianist, bandleader, vocalist and New Orleans musical royalty Jon Batiste is set to release Hollywood Africans, his first solo album and first studio album on a major record label via Verve Records on September 28, 2018. “Don’t Stop” is the first track from the forthcoming album and it’s out now. Listen below: Recorded in a church-turned-studio in New Orleans and produced by T Bone Burnett, Jon Batiste’s … Continue reading Jon Batiste signs to Verve Records & Releases New Song

Soul & Jazz Saxophonist Michael Lington Teams up with Paul Jackson JR. on “JAYWALKING”

Michael Lington and Paul Jackson Jr. take it far outside the crosswalk on the sinuous, exuberant “Jaywalking,” the latest track to be released from Lington’s upcoming album, Silver Lining. Stream here >   “Jaywalking” follows two other inspired collaborations: lead single “City Life” – which features a searing guitar solo by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and has already entered the Top 20 of Billboard’s Smooth Jazz chart – and “People Get Ready,” which features vocals by Stax legend/2017 GRAMMY®-winner William Bell on the Curtis Mayfield-penned classic. … Continue reading Soul & Jazz Saxophonist Michael Lington Teams up with Paul Jackson JR. on “JAYWALKING”

New Macy Gray Album Coming This Fall

The legendary and multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and actress Macy Gray has confirmed that she will be releasing her tenth studio album titled “Ruby” on Artistry Music, a Mack Avenue label this fall. Talking exclusively to Billboard Magazine about the record, Macy revealed the album will be “gritty and grimy and dirty,” and have elements of pop, R&B and jazz. Read the full Billboard Magazine interview with Macy Gray HERE. “Ruby” is the follow up to her … Continue reading New Macy Gray Album Coming This Fall

[Exclusive] Laila Biali & The Radiance Project

I’m only now discovering the music of Canadian artist Laila Biali, and I’m so glad I had. Her sound is soul-shaking and thought-provoking. If you’re looking for soothing, contemporary Jazz with an emotional edge, Laila Biali and the Radiance Project is perfect for you. It’s an honor to have the singer on EY, so check out our exclusive interview right after watching the eccentric music … Continue reading [Exclusive] Laila Biali & The Radiance Project

Laila Biali Takes ’10’

It’s such a pleasure to have the wonderful Laila Biali on our site. Do check out our exclusive interview with Jazz artist, and continue below to learn some quick things about her: Love, and be loved. Ebullient and affectionate. (Puppy love!) Daily prayer. Yoga (when I can fit it in). Prepping and eating healthy meals at home. Green smoothies! Active love life with my husband. … Continue reading Laila Biali Takes ’10’

The Emotional Voice of Tess Henley

Seattle’s finest Tess Henley prefers to think of herself ‘as a songwriter who strives to write musically rich songs.’ Jazzy, smooth, emotional, soulful, are just a few of the words that went through my head the first time I saw one of Henley’s performance on YouTube. She’s more than just a wonderful singer; she’s the kind of artist that reaches the soul of her listeners. Songs like “Complicated,” “Boy in the Window” and “What You Won’t Do For Love” are three of my favorites that invoke a soothing atmosphere. Tess is truly one in a million.  Continue reading “The Emotional Voice of Tess Henley”

[Review] Lalah Hathaway’s “Where It All Begins”

Lalah Hathaway has been in the music industry for quite some time now, but she’s the kind of artist that I believe doesn’t get the full recognition she clearly deserves. I’ve never been able to put into sense exactly how her sound grabs my attention, but I can certainly say she touches the core of my soul with her singing. Its soul, r&b, and jazz elements all mixed together to create soothing and delightful melodies filling the atmosphere with this aphrodisiac that stimulates an intense emotion in listeners. ‘The First Daughter of Soul’ brings no bull when it comes to her art. It’s a sound like no other. I kid you not. Lalah’s music definitely has that impact on people and if you bid to differ, then evidently there’s something wrong with you, or it could mean you have no idea what good music is. The singer’s sixth studio album, “Where It All Begins,” is described as a regeneration of Lalah’s creativity. And after listening to the first single “If I Want To”, one could only expect it the album to be just as remarkable. So, is it? Let’s find out together. Continue reading “[Review] Lalah Hathaway’s “Where It All Begins””

[Review] “Moving In Secret”

It’s no ‘SECRET’ that kpop is creating waves around the globe, so it’s more of a matter of keeping the sound fresh and interesting to its listeners. SECRET, yes that is really the name of the group, has unleashed their first full length album, “Moving In Secret,” and I’m sorta feeling the 60’s rock n’ roll influence heard not only in the lead track but embedded in other songs on the record. I’m not used to hearing much about the group or even bothered to pay much attention to them and that’s probably because they’re somewhat underappreciated in the kpop scene. SECRET, in my opinion, is overshadowed by other top groups that never seem to get old to their fans. Their shining moment is often during the resting period of these groups but I’ve noticed that this time around, SECRET has decided to strike up some competition. Though the album is titled “Moving in Secret,” these bold ladies are doing the complete opposite when it comes to their music. The kpop charts are a strong proof of that.

What I like about this group, besides the fact that they have well toned bodies (especially thick legs), they seem to work exceptionally hard at being nothing less than themselves. So, let’s find out if they’ve delivered all the effort needed in making a ‘good’ album. Continue reading “[Review] “Moving In Secret””

[Exclusive Video] Interview with Alyssa Simmons


The name Alyssa Simmons should certainly be embedded into the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere, that’s if you’re interested in hearing good music from a truly talented performer. The down-to-earth singer/songwriter spared some time to film a video response to our questions and she definitely provided us with some interesting answers. Check it out below and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel as well as Alyssa’s.  Continue reading “[Exclusive Video] Interview with Alyssa Simmons”

Introducing Meklit Hadero

Who is Meklit Hadero? She’s a stunning beauty, a lover of the arts, a songwriter, and a soulful singer. This talented lady is widely influenced by jazz, hip hop, soul, r&b, folk music, to the traditional sounds from her East African home of Ethiopia. Her unique musical style has no limits. Meklit continues to evolve as an artist taking inspiration from any and everything. Continue reading “Introducing Meklit Hadero”

Esperanza Spalding…umm who is that?

Esperanza Spalding accepts the award for best new artist at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. / Justin Bieber appears in a Dec. 26, 2010 photo posted on his Twitter page. - Provided courtesy of AP Photo / Matt Sayles /

“Who is Esperanza Spalding?” was the question asked by many, after the jazz singer won the Grammy for Best New Artist on Sunday night. Not only did Esperanza shock stars in attendance, but many fans became puzzled and angry at the fact that Justin Bieber lost out to her. In retaliation, these disgruntled fans went in on Esperanza with the “social network” attack, and also defacing the musician’s wiki page. Continue reading “Esperanza Spalding…umm who is that?”

Erykah Badu releases “Gone Baby” MV

Queen of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu has released the music video for her third single ‘Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long’, from her fifth studio album ‘New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)’. The music video shows Erykah floating through a futuristic factory with what seems like electricity zooming from her head (interesting right?). Anyways check out the video below and let us know what you think: Continue reading “Erykah Badu releases “Gone Baby” MV”

Corinne Bailey Rae’s new single + album

Corinne Bailey Rae will be releasing a new album on Valentine’s Day called “The Love EP“. Each song on the album will be a cover of some of her favorite artists’ hits like Bob Marley‘s “Is This Love“, and her latest single “I Wanna Be Your Lover“, originally performed by Prince.

Corinne gives more details about each remake she on the new record, so be sure to purchase “The Love EP” when it’s released, and support this talented jazz princess. Listen to “I Wanna Be Your Lover” below:

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Spotlight – Corinne Bailey Rae

Meet Corinne Bailey Rae, a British singer and songwriter, and guitarist. Corinne had a breakthrough in the music industry with her number one self-titled debut album, and has sold over 4 million worldwide.

Corinne Jacqueline Bailey was born on February 26, 1979 in West Yorkshire, England. She began her music career at the performing arts school, where she studied classical violin. Corinne started out singing in church. She became musically diverse from performing different kinds of music in church, and later her youth leader offered to lend her money to purchase her first guitar.

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Spotlight – KEM

Meet Kem Owens, an American r&b/soul singer, songwriter, and producer born in Nashville, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan.

Kem dealt with homelessness and addiction after finishing high school, but he managed to overcome these issues with music and spirituality. “My career didn’t take off until I connected with my spirituality. That’s why I take time on stage and on the album to administer spirituality to people. That’s one of the things that I am most proud of.” Continue reading “Spotlight – KEM”