Articles

By: Rokas Wed, 04/03/2019
Artists To Watch: Jazzahead! 2019 | Stingray DJAZZ

An international trade fair, exhibition, and renowned festival, ! is one of the jazz community's most important annual events. Hosted in Bremen, Germany, it brings together musicians, bookers, agents, organizers, jazz experts, and music enthusiasts. Jazzahead! 2019 pays special attention to Norwegian jazz and this year’s edition selected 40 different jazz acts from all over the world inviting them to perform over the course of three days. Stingray DJAZZ selects 5 artists not to miss.

By: Rokas Thu, 03/28/2019
To Believe by The Cinematic Orchestra

The musical brains behind The Cinematic Orchestra, founder Jason Swinscoe and longtime musical collaborator Dominic Smith, seem to be very pleased with the general reception of their last studio release, and its opening track To Build a Home,” in particular. The overall atmosphere of the new album resembles its predecessor in many ways: the specific tempo, vocal presence, and certain harmonic patterns all add to the feeling that “To Believe” looks back to the past rather than the future. Perhaps it was the huge success of To Build a Home that influenced the ensemble's musical direction, as to this day the track recorded in collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson features on various movies, TV, and radio programs.

By: Rokas Tue, 01/29/2019
ESNS 2019: Overview | Stingray

There aren’t many music festivals in Europe that have as much importance and weight in the music industry as the Eurosonic Noorderslag. Every year in January, the Dutch city Groningen becomes the European capital of young emerging artists. The annual four-day event has already helped launch the careers of musicians King of Convenience, The Libertines, James Blake, The Subways, Franz Ferdinand, Selah Sue, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Melanie de Biasio, and Anne-Marie. While no one knows who the next big act will be, many professionals from the music industry come to discover new artists. Many professionals take the opportunity to network, create opportunities, and solidify new partnerships. Stingray Music partnered with ESNS 2019 to launch the new format sessions, talk business, meet new colleagues, and spot the next Dua Lipa.

By: Rokas Wed, 12/12/2018
Jazz Album Of The Year | We Out Here by Various Artists

No other album epitomized the year better than We Out Here.

By: Rokas Mon, 12/10/2018
5 Albums You Missed in 2018 | Stingray

2018 was very special for jazz music as the genre became more appealing, listenable, and interesting.

By: Rokas Mon, 12/03/2018
Jazz Albums of 2018 | Top 10

We have selected 10 nominees for jazz album of the year. Each, in one way or another, reflect jazz’s mood in 2018.

By: Rokas Fri, 11/09/2018
So What’s Next? 2018 | Nubya Garcia & London Jazz Scene

When it comes to jazz, Eindhoven is not usually the first place you think of in the Netherlands. Yet, for the past 5 years the “So What’s Next?” festival has transformed the city into the Dutch jazz capital during the 1st weekend of November.

By: Rokas Tue, 10/23/2018
Artists to Watch | Spiritual Jazz in 2019

Stingray DJAZZ picks 5 spiritual UK jazz acts to watch for in 2019.

By: Rokas Mon, 10/22/2018
WOMEX 2018: Showcases to Watch | Stingray DJAZZ

Since 1994, World Music Expo has been attracting musicians, agents, press agencies, as well as media companies from all over the world.