1. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  2. Dave Koz, "Hello Tomorrow"

    October 22, 2010 11:41 AM EDT Saxophonist Dave Koz brings the funk on "Hello Tomorrow," certainly more so than the smooth jazz poster boy has on previous efforts since the 1990s. Some of that credit goes to Koz' new production team of Marcus Miller and John Burk, who surround him with stellar rhythm…

  3. Playboy Announces 2010 Festival Lineup

    February 26, 2010 11:18 AM EST The Chick Corea Freedom Band , George Benson and the Manhattan Transfer are among the headliners for the 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the annual festival will be held June 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Serving once again as master of ceremonies is comedian…

  4. Hidden Beach, Collipark Package New 'Unwrapped'

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hidden Beach Recordings' "Unwrapped" series is returning this month with a new slant and production collaborator. Offering jazz instrumental covers of Southern hip-hop hits, "Unwrapped Vol. 5.0: The C Hidden Beach Recordings' "Unwrapped" series is returning…

  5. Billboard Bits: WMG/YouTube, George Strait, Luther Vandross

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has pacted with YouTube to make videos from such artists as Madonna, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day legally available for the first time on the popular online site. Warner Music Group has pacted with YouTube to make videos from such artists as Madonna, the Red Hot…

  6. Marsalis, Costello Sign On For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis, Jamie Cullum, Ozomatli, McCoy Tyner and Elvis Costello and the Imposters with Allen Toussaint. The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis, Jamie Cullum, Ozomatli, McCoy Tyner and…

  7. Scott's 'Beautifully Human' Due In August

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott will release her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2," Aug. 31 through Santa Monica, Calif.-based Hidden Beach Recordings. It's the follow-up to Scott's 2000 Jill Scott will release her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully…

  8. Dave Koz Gets 'Saxophonic'

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even though Dave Koz's new Capitol Records album, "Saxophonic," is his first release since 1999's "The Dance" (excluding his 2001 Christmas disc), the top-selling smooth jazz saxophonist/songwriter says that he hasn&…

  9. Koz Explores Genres In Three Acts

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Smooth jazz mainstay Dave Koz has slated an Oct. 7 release date for his new studio album, "Saxophonic." His first studio album since 1999's "The Dance," the Capitol set finds the saxophonist exploring Smooth jazz mainstay Dave Koz has slated an Oct. 7 release date for…

  10. Rock, Pop, Jazz Artists Set For 'SunFest'

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to perform at the 2003 edition of SunFest. The West Palm Beach, Fla., multi-stage event will present a host of wel Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to…

  11. Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 2

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Producers Tony Joseph and Darryl Ross again bring together the worlds of hip-hop and jazz for the second volume of Hidden Beach's Unwrapped series. Producers Tony Joseph and Darryl Ross again bring together the worlds of hip-hop and jazz for the second volume of Hidden Beach's…

  12. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," VH1…

  13. Lone Cannibal Gift Plans Solo Release

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K. pop act Fine Young Cannibals. The self-titled album, due out via MCA, was produced by David Z (FYC, Jody Wat Next spring will bring the debut solo album from Roland Gift, former frontman of 1980s U.K.…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'Dark Angel,' Joe Jackson, Peter White

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Dark Angel,' Joe Jackson, Peter White Fox's popular TV series "Dark Angel," helmed by director James Cameron ("Titanic," "Terminator"), is said to be planning a soundtrack spinoff featuring music from its first and second seasons. Among…

  15. Turn Up the Heat

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Eric Marienthal utilizes many of the well-worn urban grooves that are de rigueur in contemporary jazz, but his gritty, honest tone and insistence on adding a hefty dose of improvisation to Saxophonist Eric Marienthal utilizes many of the well-worn urban grooves that are de rigueur…

  16. Nice & Slow

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. On his sixth album, keyboardist Brian Culbertson delivers a feel-good set powered by a core group of…