Decibel Picks – Jazz & A Little More

Decibel Picks – Jazz & A Little More

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by the UNESCO Director General and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

(source : https://jazzday.com)

The world will be turning the volume up in celebration of one of the globe’s oldest genres today, cuz it’s international jazz day! Here’s a few picks from home you can celebrate today with.

Cathy Menezes 

Her album ‘Breakaway’ recently made it to the grammy list (first round/click here to read more)  and even had success on the YES Home Grown Top 15 with ‘Whispers Of Love’.

Herb Alpert

Did you know that Lanka’s very own Hussein Jiffery is in Herb Alpert’s Grammy Winning band? =D

Andrea Marr 

She’s had tremendous success with her album ‘Natural’ internationally and has had local chart success & radio play at home. (‘Credit’ was recently on the YES Home Grown Top 15).

Rukshan Perera, Sohan Weerarathna & Rajitha 

trust us, this is not a typical single as it was made for the time it was released in.

 

Nathan Eardly 

This track by Nathan Eardly got his the award for Best Acoustic Track at the YES Home Grown Awards back in 2015 and this single had some chart success too on The YES Home Grown Top 15.

Colombo has it’s own Jazz & Blues Festival too in case you didnt know. Here’s a throwback from last year.

Geoffery Fernando & The Gang

Jerome Speldewinde 

Brown Sugar 

Other easy, good listening material 

Naomi Wijemanne 

Dilan Jayakody aka Kody

 

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