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Gregg Karukas has almost finished his new album Soul Secrets.

Soul Secrets features his long-time friends: Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Ricardo Silveira, Eric Valentine, Nate Phillips, Michael O’Neill, James Harrah, Adam Hawley, vocalists Shelby Flint and Ron Boustead; violinist Charlie Bisharat, Luis Conte and Vincent Ingala!! There is lots of grand piano, and also quite a bit of some classic keyboards that he grew up with: Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Hammond B3 and Minimoog.

If you want to support Gregg’s new project, visit his Pledge Music site.


The keyboard pioneer reportedly passed away last night at St. John’s Hospital in Los Angeles. George Duke has died aged 67, after battling and being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This news comes after a difficult period for the acclaimed keyboardist and composer whose wife Corine passed away just over a year ago. Duke’s record label Concord-Telarc have confirmed he died on 5 August in Los Angeles, his passing coming after he had just launched his latest album, Dreamweaver, which he’d dedicated to his wife’s memory.

The musician, singer, producer and composer leaves behind a stunning legacy that includes collaborations with the likes of Frank Zappa and albums such as the Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. Duke’s music has been sampled by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock and Madlib.

Duke had recently returned to form in the studio and remained a hugely popular live draw at festivals and jazz clubs around the world. He will be sorely missed by his legions of fans from both R&B/soul and jazz-fusion worlds.


GOLF WITH “THE PRODUCERS” – Paul Brown & Darren Rahn
only at the Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2013

Exclusive supporting programme on Saturday, May 4, 2013 including Green Fee for 18 holes and transport from Biomar Gran Hotel and back. Registration necessary.

Here you can make your reservation:
Hotel package from 2 nights (May 3-5, 2013) incl. half-board & all concerts: from 284,00 Euro per person in a double room
Concert tickets per day (without hotel): 55,00 Euro per person
Golf with “The Producers”: 99,00 Euro per person


For Hurricane Sandy & Typhoon Bopha Victims

TODAY, Tuesday, 2.19.13, Incognito & Kelli Sae release a beautiful, transformative and inspiring musical force into the universe to help those most in need right now.

If you can help us get the word out today via your social media,

internet and terrestrial programming, your websites,

twitter and Facebook feeds….a worthy cause


You can hear the song here:


BUY LINKS for social media postings




100% proceeds go to charity.


My friends, this is your chance to have your voice heard by getting involved in the making of my new CD “Relentless”. I want to make the best music possible. Through your help on my kickstarter project, that’s exactly what I’ll be able to do.

Please get involved and spread the word. Your support will not only be appreciated, but ensure the completion of an incredible CD project. Be a part of something great! No travel. No scheduling.


The new CD, “Relentless”, is unlike anything I’ve done before. I have been on a “Relentless” mission to bring my music to the forefront, a place where listeners are able to see and hear how the flute transcends perceived boundaries. Not only is the background music done with live musicians (instead of programmed keyboards), but there’s a more energentic sound showing my growth as an artist.

Darryl E. Jones

Cutmore Records is offering a service whereby they will give those artists who do not have any sales history at retail the opportunity to try and make it in the business. It’s a known fact that it takes more than a great record to make you a success. Building relationship and recognition at retail is very tough in this day and age and it accomplished over time. Retail is looking for the sure thing with movement history which makes it very tough for a new act trying to break in.

This is where Cutmore Records comes in. With a combined 50 + years in the business, they have the tools, knowledge and relationships in place to give you the best possible chance to break through the clutter and achieve success. They have the facilities in place to take you by the hand and show you the way. It’s about fresh, new and innovative talent. If you think you have what it takes please feel free to submit your project to the new label.

The label is excited to announce the labels first signing, 18 yr old producer/keyboard phenomenon Nicholas Cole. Having first caught to attention of the label a few years ago with the release of his self produced debut, Cole has accumulated a rather large and rabid following of believers who, as the label has, have caught a small glimpse of how great he can be. Cole is one of a number of very young artists that have come to embrace the genre and inject a new excitement and edge to a format that has been stagnant over the last few years.

More information about CutMore Records.

The unveiling of the Miles Davis stamp by Eduardo H. Ruiz Jr., left, L.A. District manager of the USPS, and bassist Marcus Miller, right, with musicians and members and friends of the Davis family during the U.S. Postal Service dedication of the Miles Davis stamp before a concert at the Hollywood Bowl on June 27.

Miller, a two-time GRAMMY winner, returns to composing and exploring new music of his own on “Renaissance” with a new band of curious and like-minded young musicians, and a mission to travel the world to take the message of his musical movement straight to the people. Set for release August 7 on Concord Jazz, “Renaissance” includes eight original compositions with inspired interpretations of songs by WAR, Janelle Monáe, The Jackson 5 and Ivan Lins.