WeImprovise! is a work in progress, proof of concept, & labor of love. Support the project.
Musicians: News, Recordings, & Film
Entries 25 - 36 of 860
Memphis Legend Kirk Whalum Endorses P. Mauriat Saxophones
Memphis Legend Kirk Whalum Endorses P. Mauriat Saxophones

Saint Louis, Missouri -P. Mauriat is proud to announce it is welcoming the legendary Kirk Whalum as an endorsee.Kirk Whalum is among the most recognized saxophonists in the world and has toured and recorded with some of the industry’s biggest names. “We …

P. Mauriat Welcomes Roxy Coss To Its Family Of Artists
Desmond White
P. Mauriat Welcomes Roxy Coss To Its Family Of Artists

Saint Louis, Missouri -P. Mauriat is thrilled to welcome Roxy Coss to their family of artists. Roxy Coss is one of the world’s top jazz saxophonists, leading the Roxy Coss Quintet and the founder of the Women In Jazz Organization. Roxy plays the PMXT-66R tenor …

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters
Carol Friedman, Ken Weiss, Richard Kohler), & David Tallacksen / WBGO
National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

Washington, District of Columbia -Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Innovative jazz musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as Dorthaan Kirk—who is receivin …

Jazzmeia Horn’s Second Album Love And Liberation Is A Bold Declaration Of Musical Maturity, Cultural Identity, And Personal Growth
Jazzmeia Horn’s Second Album Love And Liberation Is A Bold Declaration Of Musical Maturity, Cultural Identity, And Personal Growth

Los Angeles, California -In the two years since Jazzmeia Horn bowed with her first album, the GRAMMY Award®-nominated A Social Call, she’s been busy on the road, honing her vocal skills to a finely tuned level, writing songs of personal relevance and social mess …

Guitarist Bobby Broom Joins Faculty at Northern Illinois University School of Music
John Broughton
Guitarist Bobby Broom Joins Faculty at Northern Illinois University School of Music

DeKalb, Illinois -Renowned jazz guitarist Bobby Broom has been appointed assistant professor of music in the Northern Illinois University School of Music. He will teach jazz guitar and improvisation in the school's nationally recognized Jazz Studies Progr …

Swing Symphony by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Conducted by David Robertson
Swing Symphony by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Conducted by David Robertson

New York, New York -On July 1, 2019, in the spirit of Independence Day, Wynton Marsalis’ third symphony, Swing Symphony —a musical manifesto on American ideals and the melding of jazz and classical —will be released on all digital platforms …

Sunny Jain Signs to Smithsonian Folkways & Announces New Solo Album Coming in 2020
Sunny Jain Signs to Smithsonian Folkways & Announces New Solo Album Coming in 2020

Washington, District of Columbia -Sunny Jain has announced the release of his debut solo album with Smithsonian Folkways in 2020. Jain is the dynamic bandleader and dhol player of global party band Red Baraat and has collaborated with Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Vijay Iy …

Matana Roberts
M Tarantelli
Matana Roberts

New York, New York -Matana Roberts is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. Roberts works in many contexts and mediums, including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. She ma …

National Music Council To Honor George Clinton and Vince Guaraldi at 2019 American Eagle Awards
Randy Hannan
National Music Council To Honor George Clinton and Vince Guaraldi at 2019 American Eagle Awards

Nashville, Tennessee -The National Music Council will honor iconic funk visionary George Clinton and beloved “Peanuts” composer and jazz piano giant Vince Guaraldi at the organization’s 36th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 18th at the Summer NA …

Yamaha Corporation of America Remembers Legacy of Dave Samuels
Yamaha Corporation of America Remembers Legacy of Dave Samuels

Indianapolis, Indiana -Yamaha today recognized and celebrated the legacy of the iconic vibraphonist Dave Samuels, who passed away on April 22, 2019 at the age of 70 after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. A Yamaha Performing Artist since 1991, Samue …

Allison Miller
Allison Miller

New York, New York -NYC-based drummer/composer/educator Allison Miller engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a Modern Jazz Icon in the Making, Miller has also been recognized as one of the “Top 20 …

James Brown's 'Get On The Good Foot' To Be Released In New 2LP Vinyl Edition By Republic/UMe
James Brown's 'Get On The Good Foot' To Be Released In New 2LP Vinyl Edition By Republic/UMe

Los Angeles, California -James Brown's 1972 album, Get On The Good Foot, will be reissued worldwide in a new 2LP vinyl edition on June 21 by Republic/UMe. The album's title track, "Get On The Good Foot," was issued as a two-part single that topped Billboard's R& …