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Geoff Alpert’s New Album Open Your Heart Will Make You Fall In Love With The Trombone Again

Geoff Alpert’s new album Open Your Heart is one for the ages. It isn’t your average smooth jazz album. It’s a smooth jazz album that has a contemporary vibe, funky tunes, and of course it has Geoff Alpert himself showing off his talent with the trombone! Really making his music stand out of the crowd, and drawing that crowd in!

Although the album is rooted in smooth jazz, Alpert utilizes many different styles, which results in a dynamic and engaging musical fusion.  The album is accessible to many and will appeal to those who love smooth jazz as well as those who love funk, pop and many other styles.  The album features the solo trombone, which is also a refreshing change from the more conventional solo instruments of smooth jazz.

If you haven’t yet, you can listen to the album on iTunes, CD Baby  and Amazon.

Be sure to keep up with Geoff on Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation and his official website www.GeoffAlpert.com for any updates.

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Geoff Alpert’s Smooth Jazz Fusion Album Open Your Heart Impacts Music Scene

It is truly rare to find the kind of dedication and emotional investment in music that Geoff Alpert displays with every note he plays.  After a 30 year hiatus from music when Geoff dedicated himself as a husband and a father, he has returned to the scene and brought with him a groovy smooth jazz based sound that features the trombone and that is making a huge impact on the smooth jazz scene.  Although Geoff’s music contains some very smooth jazz-oriented grooves, he pushes himself to incorporate other genres such as R&B, which results in a beautiful fusion of genres.

Geoff lost his wife to cancer in 2002 and, after soul searching, was motivated to re-join the musical community.  He took the emotion and passion from this loss and, after meeting director Gail Johnson and bassist Darryl Williams, was lead to create a musical statement and image that closely ties to his life story.  Geoff’s passion for the spiritual Eastern Martial Arts discipline is also an integral part of his music and inspiration.

You can listen to the album on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.

Be sure to keep up with Geoff on Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation and his official website www.GeoffAlpert.com for any updates.

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2015 Marks The 10 Year Anniversary Of Jazz/Soul Guitarist Raul Midon’s TV Debut on David Letterman

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2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of Jazz/ Soul guitarist Raul Midón’s network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. He performed the titled track off of his 2005 debut album “State of Mind”. Midón was able to finally showcase, on national television, his phenomenal guitar and mouth trumpet skills! Now you can see Raul Midon show audiences those same skills in his music video for his hit single “Mi Amigo Cubano” off of his new album Don’t Hesitate. The song was written with the help of Bill Withers, how cool is that? You can watch Raul perform “Mi Amigo Cubano” on YouTube.

“Mi Amigo Cubano” is now available on iTunes and Amazon. Become one of Raul’s near 50,000 amigos on Facebook and on Twitter. Discover more of Raul’s Latin soul at his Official Site at: www.RaulMidon.com.

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Jazz/Soul Musician Raul Midón Releases Latest Song Mi Amigo Cubano off His New Album Don’t Hesitate

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Calling all Jazz fans, both English and Spanish speaking alike! Raul Midon has just released his newest single entitled “Mi Amigo Cubano”, a song that is sure to provide you with the soulful sounds that you crave. This track, off of the brand new album, “Don’t Hesitate”, shows Midon uniquely capturing the essence that is Jazz music, be it American or Latin. Not only that, but he has also gifted his fans with a video to support the single, which can be viewed on YouTube.

Relentless with his passion, Midon’s sharp yet distinctive playing style has earned him a career that spans over twelve years and at least eight albums under his belt, as well as several collaborations that include artists such as Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, and Bill Withers, who helped co-write the new single back in 2008.

“Mi Amigo Cubano” is now available on iTunes and Amazon Become one of Raul’s near 50,000 amigos on Facebook and on Twitter. Discover more of Raul’s Latin soul at his Official Site at: www.RaulMidon.com.

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Sijay’s New Blues Album, Detroit Club, is Out Now with a Free MP3 Download

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To celebrate his latest new album “Detroit Club” and the upcoming holidays, his label is giving away the full length lead single, titled “Detroit Club”, when you sign up for Sijay’s newsletter.  To get your free download, Click here and hear for yourself!

Combining his musical background with the urban lifestyle of Chicago, singer-songwriter Sijay has paved the way for his desire to make music outside the typical guidelines.  He has allowed himself to perfectly merge musical genres to create music that is in a league of its own.

In addition to producing all of his own music as well as music for other artists, he writes all the lyrics, melodies and even scores the horn parts! He has been said to be a mixture between Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren.

You can’t really associate Sijay with one genre.  He incorporates Neo-Soul and R&B, with a Blues and Jazz influence.  His lyrics compliment the groovy yet edgy sound he achieves.  Transitioning form his last record, which was electronic/dance, Sijay has established his musical talent.

Check out the Pulse Magazine full page feature article for more intimate info on Sijay.

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Sijay Releases New Latest Album, Detroit Club, and Gives Away Free Music Download

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Sijay’s album “Detroit Club” released on Tuesday, November 20 opens his audience up to a musical psyche molded into an intricate device that has been resting in a rich marinade of Neo Soul, R&B, and Jazz Fusion. The epitome of a triple threat, Sijay is a producer, songwriter and mixer.

Most of the lyrics are about trials of human emotion, playing on common themes like love and loss from a different perspective. Many songs are about hypothetical situations occurring to an over-curious protagonist. Songs range from the goings on at a seedy night club with hot tubs on every other floor, to a chance encounter with a girl who wears clothes from the 80’s and spikes her hair every morning.

Sijay’s musical background and the urban lifestyle of Chicago has established a desire to not follow the typical music rules, and has allowed him to flawlessly merge genres to constantly create music that is in a league of its own. Fitting in has never been so out of style.

In celebration of the new album “Detroit Club” and the upcoming holidays his label is giving away the full length lead single coincidentally titled “Detroit Club” when you sign up for Sijay’s newsletter. To get your free download, Click here

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Chicago Based Singer-Songwriter Jumps Into Jazz Music With New Album, Detroit Club

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With it’s vast musical history and diverse culture, Chicago isn’t the kind of place to just ‘Fit In.’ Hailing from the Windy City, Sijay learned to craft his obsession with the unorthodox, into a nurturing relationship with lyric and song. Not even his musical upbringing could predict the depth of Sijay’s vocal talent; and when you consider his unique musical style, his apathy towards modern convention, and the passion he breathes for redefining the art of songwriting, fitting in just isn’t in the cards.

Sijay’s musical mind is a complex instrument that is a rich marinade of Jazz, neo-soul, and R&B for just over 22 years. Quoting Sijay, “Every note I sings is meaningful; combining beautifully crafted tones with a rich timbre that eludes even the most experienced singers. Drawing inspiration from personal relationships, alternate history paths, and long and winding road trips, I catalogue a tapestry of original music that brings my passion for originality to the forefront.”

His new album “Detroit Club” will be released on November 20th.  Check him out and let me know what you think.  Click here to hear for yourself!

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