AIA welcomes Lizz Wright

American International Artists is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Lizz Wright – a galvanizing voice acclaimed by press as a national treasure. Her next album, produced by Larry Klein, is scheduled for release September 2015.

Visit Lizz Wright’s page for full bio and media links

Four-Time Grammy Nominee Karrin Allyson Readies Holiday CD, U.S. Tour Dates

Four-time Grammy nominee singer/pianist Karrin Allyson will release the sophisticated  Yuletide Hideaway on November 1st. The 13-song album, available via hard copy and digitally on , is a combination of original Holiday songs and Christmas standards, and features Allyson’s trademark elegant, dreamy vocals. From ‘Let It Snow’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ to Allyson’s stunning original title track and more, the album is at times playful, introspective, spirited – a timeless classic-in-the-making – as Allyson’s understated sophistication suggests a cozy, contemplative December evening by the fireplace, perhaps alone, perhaps with loved ones by our side. Listen to samples here

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Join AIA & James Carter at the 22nd Annual Jazz Loft Party, October 19, 2013

The Jazz Foundation of America’s annual  Jazz Loft Party makes it possible for the Jazz Foundation to save hundreds of musicians from eviction and homelessness, musicians who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music. Join us for a night of great music and support a worthy organization. Click here for details. 

James Carter performance time:
8:30PM to 9:15PM in BLUES LOFT

Madeleine Peyroux Announces New Album The Blue Room, Out March 5th

Decca Records is proud to announce the release of Madeleine Peyroux’s new album The Blue Room. Set for a March 5th release, The Blue Room sees Madeleine and longtime collaborator / legendary producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), re-examine Ray Charles’ classic, and one of his most controversial albums, Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music.

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James Carter Article Featured in Downbeat Magazine

There’s an inner musical tree that grows in each and every one of us.” —Dexter Gordon, as the character Dale Turner in the 1986 film Round Midnight (Warner Bros.).

This quote is so eternally true for those of us who search for musical gratification beyond imitation of our idols. But in our search, it is often our equipment that hinders our “tree” from flourishing and bearing the personal results that encourage us on to artistic heights yet attained. Your horn(s) of choice are an important factor in this task, but even more crucial in this endeavor is the “golden spike” that fuses human and instrument together in the perpetual dance of artistic expression: the quest for THE perfect mouthpiece.

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Newport Jazz Festival Discount For James Carter Fans

James Carter fans can get $10 off general admission tickets for Fort Adams State Park events by buying on-line with promo code NJFMUS by Monday, April 30, 2012. Go here to get this discount

GRAMMY win! – Boardwalk Empire score with Rob Morsberger

“Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 : Music From The HBO Original Series” (Elektra) won the GRAMMY® award in the category of Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Featured among the album’s tracks is Loudon Wainwright III’s take on the traditional “Carrickfergus”, with arrangement and accordion by AIA’s Rob Morsberger. Congratulations, Rob, on this tremendous achievement!

Rob is currently touring select venues, and you can see his schedule here.

New James Carter Videos from Mariachi Moscow

See James here in videos from Mariachi Moscow, courtesy Dmitry Semaev

Nick DeRiso reviews “Ghosts Before Breakfast”

“Morsberger animates these songs with a nervy intellect, sounding at times as angry and gruff as Tom Waits, then as absurdly prescient as Randy Newman and then as darkly solipsistic as Bob Dylan.”

Read the full article here

Early raves for Rob Morsberger’s brilliant new CD

Respected critics have weighed in with early raves for esoteric rocker Rob Morsberger’s brilliant new CD ‘Ghosts Before Breakfast.’

In her USA TODAY Listen Up Music Pick, Elysa Gardner highlighted the mournful song “Cobblestones,” praising it as an “exquisitely plaintive postcard from a lonely foreigner”

And, in his expansive write-up via syndicated tastemaker outlet BLOGCRITICS, veteran critic Jack Goodstein said the album is nothing less than “true art.”
Please see his full review here
– Seth Cohen


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