1. Steve Howe Doing Double-Duty With Yes, Asia

    May 05, 2009 12:42 PM EDT Steve Howe expects to be making some new music with both Yes and Asia after the two bands complete a joint U.S. tour this summer. Though the guitarist insists specific plans are "hypothetical" at the moment, he tells Billboard.com that Asia is "hot on the trail of another…

  2. R&B, Jazz Acts Salute 'Charlie Brown Christmas'

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown Christmas" tribute album. Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown…

  3. Koz & Friends Plan 'Smooth Summer' Tour

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the fourth year in a row, several contemporary jazz artists will join forces under the Dave Koz & Friends banner for the latest edition of the A Smooth Summer Night tour. For the fourth year in a row, several contemporary jazz artists will join forces under the Dave Koz & Friends…

  4. At Last . . . The Duets Album

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mainstream jazz fans love to beat up on Kenny G. On his new Pro Tools and programmed CD, "At Last . . . Mainstream jazz fans love to beat up on Kenny G. On his new Pro Tools and programmed CD, "At Last . . . The Duets Album," the saxist safely plays the smooth and R&B jazz…

  5. 'Idol' Fave London Signs Label Deal

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with independent label Peak Records. She's due to begin recording a mix of original material and covers in January with an eye on a summer re Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with…

  6. Billboard Bits: Bernie Williams, Siren Festival, AthFest

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Bernie Williams, Siren Fest, AthFest New York Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams has inked a deal with GRP for the release of "The Journey Within," his recording debut. The CD is expected in stores on July 15. Williams, who plays guitar, composed seven of the album's…

  7. Masquerade

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Samantha Siva does it all: She writes the songs, sings them, accompanies herself on keyboard and bass, and then she produces the songs and markets them on her own label. Samantha Siva does it all: She writes the songs, sings them, accompanies herself on keyboard and bass, and then she…

  8. Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Inspired by the birth of his niece, contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz launches his Rendezvous imprint with a set of songs celebrating a father's role in nurturing newborn children. Inspired by the birth of his niece, contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz launches his Rendezvous…

  9. Koz Hits The Holiday Road Again

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Dave Koz has rounded up a group of friends to hit the road this winter on his sixth annual A Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour. Set to kick off with a two-night stand Nov. 29-30 at the Hyatt Rege Saxophonist Dave Koz has rounded up a group of friends to hit the road this winter on his…