New vocalist Lizz Wright has tour dates listed now on her Verve site. She will be playing the House of Blues in Chicago with Al Green on April 13 and the Cerritos Center in Cerritos, California on April 14. She is definitely a must see. You can hear a couple of her sample tracks on her Simblist Group webpage.
Vocalist Carla Cook has an updated website with new information and tour dates.
Legendary singer Roberta Flack, who turns 64 tomorrow, is working on a new album. More details as they become available.
Vocalist Dianne Reeves is wrapping up work on her upcoming Blue Note release “A Little Moonlight” which is scheduled to be released on August 5. It will includes 11 tunes that range from standards like “Skylark,” “Darn that Dream” and “You Go to My Head” to more modern songs like Stevie Wonder’s “Make Sure You’re Sure.”
Verve Records will release “Paganini: After a Dream“, a landmark album from the acclaimed violinist Regina Carter on April 22. This album was insprired from a December 2001 concert in Genoa, Italy on the 200 year old Guarneri violin belonging to classical violinist Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840). Regina is the first jazz musician and African-American to lay hands on this classic instrument. She said in a recent San Francisco concert that she played the violin with a room full of armed guards.
Hey!! Singer Lalah Hathaway has a website!! Hopefully, we will hear some new music from her soon.