Aspenbeat ran a search for ermerging jazz artists who probably haven’t hit your radar yet, and came up with five who are worthy of your consideration for airplay and promotion. Some of these artists are new to the promotion game, while others are in full swing in getting their notes heard loud and clear. We know finding emerging jazz artists and songs you resonate with is a combination of exposure, luck, timing and hard work (on their part).
We invite you to take a listen! (links below)
Listen to your favorite Emerging Jazz Artists on the ’all artists’ playlist on SoundCloud:
Aspenbeat Top 5 Emerging Jazz Artists
“One of the best voices in the business” Canadian Audiophile….
“A beautifully haunting, resonant voice” The Jazz Page
With awards for Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz Vocals, and Best Jazz Recording and two top-ten albums under their belt, Veronneau have captivated audiences in international festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs including the Kennedy Center and the legendary Blues Alley. Driving acoustic guitars frame an astonishing voice per-forming in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Veronneau’s repertoire of samba, bossa nova, swing and French chanson standards blends with their own original compositions.
Listen to: “Mas Que Nada”
Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/veronneau/04-mas-que-nada?in=aspenbeat-1/sets/aspenbeat-top-5-emerging-jazz
“Absolutely Incredible” Michael Bolton
If Sade took over Mariah Carey’s body & sang to tracks written by Steely Dan, the combination might hit somewhere close to Lindsey Webster’s sound. This 25-year-old power- house with a world-class singing ability “knows how to win the audience’s heart” (Jay Collins) . Lindsey released her self-titled first recording in 2013. She counts Carnegie Hall, Musikfest, and Summerfest among the many venues she has played.
Listen to: “Fool Me Once”
Sounds like: Piano soloist Gene Harris, George Winston, Bill Evans
Tim Barton is a pianist with a performing repertoire of jazz, ragtime & classical piano original compositions. He has authored a text on improvisation & released 5 CDs. Based in Chicago, his home town, Tim travels the world playing and speaking through the piano, creating a unique language of understanding, crafted through his many years of study, improvisation and performance. Barton has performed at Ravinia, Orchestra Halls in Chicago and Minneapolis, & jazz venues such as House of Blues and Chicago Jazz Fest
Listen to: “Walking”
WILLIE AUGUST PROJECT
A “#1 New Artist” on Sirius-XM Real Jazz
In the Top 100 Downloads list at AllAboutJazz.com
Named for composer-guitarist Ben Siems’ late grandfather and drawing inspiration from the small group jazz of the ‘60’s as well as the meditative sound associated with the ECM record label, this Minneapolis-based trio’s style centers on straight-ahead rhythmic synergy between the players and has resulted in award-winning albums. Ben Siems on guitar, Jeremy Hauer on drums and Scot Hornick on bass.
Listen to: “Nothing Matters But The Joy”
RANDAL V WILSON
Coming out of the vibrant music scene in Detroit, Randal V Wilson is a jazz guitarist, songwriter & producer who has shared the stage with the likes of George Benson, Joe Sample, Michael Franks, and Natalie Cole to name a few. His studies with Pat Metheny and Larry Coryell show in his progressive jazz sound. “No traxx, no drum machines, all purely instrumental, ‘honest’ music.”
Listen to: “A Promise To Myself”
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