Sunday, August 06, 2017

Saxophonist and Composer Boney James' Honestly CD reflects music's power to transport



It's been a full quarter-century since a young saxophonist and composer released his debut recording as a leader, Trust. Now, on September 1, 2017,
Boney James will release his 16th album, this one titled Honestly. If you sense a direct line between those titles, you've already come a long way toward understanding what motivates the four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum-selling musician.

"I'm fighting the good fight to be my own artist and not be pigeonholed," says the genre-blurring James. "With a record's title I always try to find something that will communicate the feeling I get when I listen to it. The feeling I get with this music is a sense of sincerity and intimacy. The word 'honestly' really reflects how I aspire to live my life and create my music. One of the great things about music is how powerful it is. It can totally transport people. These are interesting times we are living in and the one thing I can do with the skills that I have is to make music that evokes a feeling and takes people somewhere... to do what I can to try and make the world a more pleasant place."

Honestly followsfuturesoul, James' 2015 release which spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. The New York Times raved, "Boney James performs with panache...His arc as a soloist is emotional...he can paint a scene."

Honestly, says James, is quite different sounding than the previous record. "It's more exposed," he says of the 10-track collection. "Some of the arrangements are not as dense. A number of the songs have a more buoyant, cheerful, happy quality to them." James produced the record and co-wrote all but one track, his interpretation of the Johnny Mercer-Hoagy Carmichael classic 'Skylark.'

James recruited collaborators and musicians whose work he admires, including chart-topping vocalists/co-writers Avery*Sunshine (on the title track) and Eric Roberson (on 'If I Can't Hold You').

Each track on Honestly reflects a different side of James' musical personality. "Songs like 'Kicks' or 'Up All Night' are much more boisterous sounding than the last couple of records," he says. "Then there's 'Skylark,' a song that I have always loved...a standard which I've never recorded before. The track Honestly (and first Urban Adult single) featuring Avery*Sunshine is straight up R&B." Regarding Avery, James says, "I heard her at a festival we were both playing and then I heard her #1 single 'Call My Name' on the radio. I was instantly a fan and just waiting for the right song for us to collaborate."

First instrumental single 'Tick Tock,' one of four songs co-written and co-produced with Jairus Mozee (Anthony Hamilton, Robin Thicke) is one of several on the album featuring a horn arrangement by Jerry Hey, who worked on Michael Jackson's greatest hits, amongst others. "It's a very funky track with an insistent groove and the arrangement goes places you don't expect it to go," says James.


Although each track on the album has its own definitive feel, James points directly toward some of his greatest influences as having provided inspiration. "I think about Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and Earth, Wind & Fire," he says, also mentioning such iconic R&B and contemporary jazz artists as the Brothers Johnson, Tower of Power and Grover Washington Jr. as having impacted him. "These are the bands that I grew up loving and the thing that they had was this method of arranging so the music is a character itself. That's something I aspire to create on my records. The bass line can be a hook, or a horn line or keyboard riff that you sing in your head-that's what I'm trying to create on the record. A tapestry of sounds that puts you in another world."

James plays all of the tenor and soprano saxophone parts on Honestly and contributes keyboards and drum programming to several of the tracks. But his career might have turned out a lot differently had a music store in his native New Rochelle, New York, had his first choice in stock the day he walked inside. "I wanted to play trumpet but when we went to the store to rent a trumpet all they had were clarinets, so I went home with a clarinet. Two years later I guess I was the best clarinet player in a band full of clarinets and the teacher wanted a sax player so he leaned on me to pick up the saxophone. I didn't want to do it because it was a much heavier case I'd have to carry. But as soon as I switched I loved it and it pretty quickly became my favorite thing to do. It still is!"

By the time he entered his teens, James was gigging with bands, and he turned pro at 19. He apprenticed as a sideman for artists like Morris Day and the Isley Brothers, picking up pointers on how to present himself onstage and off, and didn't cut his first album under his own name until he was 30. The independently released Trust led immediately to a major label deal and a string of increasingly successful recordings and live dates.

His skill as a performer as well as a recording artist garnered this notice from the Boston Globe, "James swaggered across the stage like a blacktop hero draining treys on an overmatched opponent. He even weaved his way through the audience, never missing a beat and all but daring the crowd not to have a good time."
Over the years, James has racked up sales of more than three million records, four RIAA gold albums, four GRAMMY nominations, a Soul Train Award, nominations for two NAACP Image Awards and 10 CDs atop Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. In 2009, Billboard named him one of the Top 3 Contemporary Jazz Artists Of The Decade along with Kenny G and Norah Jones.

With Honestly, as with futuresoul and the GRAMMY-nominated The Beat before it, Boney James is making some of the most stellar, wholly realized music of his career. "I've just grown up, personally and musically," he says. "I'm a lot calmer now when I approach making music and have more confidence. I'm a "give-110 percent" kind of person and I'm enjoying the process more now. I think that comes out in the music. Maybe that's why this new record is so much fun to listen to. There are parts on the record that still make
me smile."

James lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 32 years, Actress/Director Lily Mariye and has written scores for her film projects.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cécile McLorin Salvant Announces Third Album, Available September 29 2-CD Set, Deluxe 3-LP 180 Gram Vinyl Set




GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she's taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records. More information on the release, which will be available September 29th, is forthcoming.
Photo by: Mark Fitton 
McLorin Salvant first made waves in the jazz world when, at the urging of her mother, she entered the most prestigious jazz vocal competition in the world. Having nearly missed the submission deadline, she made it to the finals as their youngest performer and was selected by an illustrious panel of judges -- Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, and Al Jarreau -- as the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition winner. While she had bypassed the traditional U.S. conservatories and jazz schools, McLorin Salvant studied at France's Aix-en-Provence before returning for the competition's semi-finals, the judges noted her remarkable voice and striking ability to inhabit the emotional space of every song she heard and turn it into a compelling statement.  In 2013, McLorin Salvant made her Mack Avenue Records debut with WomanChild, garnering a GRAMMY® Award-nomination, NPR Music's pick for "Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year," and three placements in DownBeat's critic's poll as "Jazz Album of the Year," "Top Female Vocalist," and "Best Female Jazz Up and Coming Artist of the Year," among many other accolades. Her 2015 follow up release, For One To Love, won the GRAMMY® Award for "Best Jazz Vocal Album."
McLorin Salvant's music has been featured in multiple Chanel "Chance" campaigns and is included in the soundtrack for HBO's acclaimed film, Bessie. New York Times Magazine included her recording of "Trolley Song" as one of "25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going," The New Yorker profiled her at age 27, Vanity Fair featured her in their "Millennials That Are Shaking Up The Jazz World" piece, Essence Magazine noted her as one of "13 Emerging Black Women in Music," and Gilles Peterson included her as an "Artist to Watch" in The Atlantic. Learn more about McLorin Salvant on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Fresh Air," New York Times' "Close at Hand," or watch her perform on BBC's "Later... with Jools Holland" and PBS' "The Tavis Smiley Show."


Sunday, July 16, 2017

NEW MUSIC: Jazz Along the 101 - Justin Young


Jazz saxophonist Justin Young's successful Billboard run on his last single "Always There", has provided us with the perfect introduction to the musical magic that Justin is able to create. "Jazz Along the 101" is a tasty retreat into a sexy smooth groove and if you listen closely, you will hear elements of that traditional jazz big band sound as mimicked by Justin's notes. Definitely our pick of the week on #Jazzmoodsradio Tune in often to hear Justin and more. Find us on Itunes, TuneIn and http://www.jazzmoodsradio.com

Thursday, June 08, 2017

New Music: Jaee Logan - Portrait of Patrice



Jaee Logan is a music man of all sorts, one that cannot be pigeonholed into one category. From music producer, to songwriter, vocals coach, multi-instrumentalist, musical director and session musician; he does it all. His latest CD "Sun Rider" takes a jazzy turn but on some of the tracks you can hear influences of his R&B days when he worked with the likes of Club Nouveau, The Whispers, Bobby Brown and Pebbles to name a few. We're jamming "Portrait of Patrice" on #Jazzmoodsradio, a track that is said to pay homage to another awesome musician, Patrice Rushen.

It would be only fitting that a tribute to Patrice would be filled with elements of a few of Patrice's tracks and Jaee has cleverly done that while injecting his own style. Grooves run aplenty on this track which holds steady with a thick gurgling bassline and funky, sunny synths that is guaranteed loads of play. Tune in often to #jazzmoodsradio to hear music from Jaee plus more; purchase his CD here: http://amzn.to/2rZOo5V

Monday, May 29, 2017

New Music: Preston Smith - Meatballin'





Houston based trumpeter Preston Smith just emerged from the studio with his latest CD “Above the Surface” and from it we have extracted the high-energy and contagious single “Meatballin.’”
Danny Kusz appears on this single and the pairing is a match made in heaven. These two have merged their larger-than-life playing skills to create an even more big sound effect that will truly be a party-starter.

Funk-induced, entertaining and invigorating, “Meatballin” is definitely our jam of the week!

NEW MUSIC: Ed Maina - This is the Moment



#NewMusicMondays
Ed Maina is touted as a multi-woodwind musician, and he has finally packaged his work on his debut project entitled “In the Company of Brothers”, a CD that showcases his original music on everything from Pop to Latin, Jazz, Smooth Jazz and Funk.
As part of his smooth jazz offering, we are playing the catchy single  “This is the Moment.”
This single boast of having a fresh beat with a rocking edgy guitar, well-rounded sax and finger-snapping melody.
Before working on the CD, Ed spent his time honing his skills playing alongside musicians including Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole and Maynard Ferguson to name a few. According to Ed, the CD took 13 years to complete; the result is a compilation of music that comes from his heart. Hear new music and Ed plus more on http://www.jazzmoodsradio.com We are also on ITunes and TuneIn.
#edmaina
#newjazz2017
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#thisisthemoment

NEW MUSIC: Carol Albert - One Way




#NewMusicMondays
Fresh on the heels of her successful hit “On My Way”, jazz pianist Carol Albert has geared down to accommodate her unique version of Al Jarreau’s “One Way.”
Fueled by graceful piano riffs, ethereal vocals and Latin pastiche, Carol creates an enchanting atmosphere that is beguiling to the soul. Truly a gem that even Al would have fancied. “One Way” is taken from Carol’s full length CD “Fly Away Butterfly.”
Carol said that recording the single was prompted by Al’s passing. “I was very moved by Al’s recent passing, and thought a lot about what he meant to me as an artist. He was a great inspiration to me, and this tune fits perfectly with my style and translated beautifully as an instrumental with my favorite elements…” Listen to us on http://www.jazzmoodsradio.com or find us on ITunes and TuneInRadio.
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#oneway
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding to head Oasis Jazz U Festival May 20-27



Oasis Hotels & Resorts – the leading all-inclusive vacation resort brand in the Mexican Caribbean – will host its sixth annual Oasis Jazz U Festival on May 20th and 27th at the newly-renovated Oasis Arena at Grand Oasis Cancun. Widely regarded for bringing together some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, hotel guests and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy an eclectic mix of performances at the resort that the brand affectionately calls the “Grandmaster of Fun.” As part of the all-inclusive concept, the events will be offered complimentary to all Oasis guests.

Marcus Miller, American jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, will headline the festival’s first show on May 20th. The two-time Grammy winning artist has collaborated with trumpeter legend Miles Davis, pianist Herbie Hancock, singer Luther Vandross and saxophonist David Sanborn and at Grand Oasis Cancun, will follow a performance by Daniel Peñalver, Cuban saxophonist and flutist, performing with his Latin Project band that includes trumpeter Freddie Hendrix and pianist Elio Villafranca.

The following week, Esperanza Spalding, American jazz bassist and singer will take the Oasis Arena stage. The four-time Grammy-winning performer was the first jazz artist to win Best New Artist in 2011. She is considered a musical prodigy and first played the violin as a member of the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at the young age of five years old. Esperanza will follow a performance by Troker, a world-renowned funkadelic jazz band from Mexico. The six-person group describes their sound as “between the sublime and dangerous” and mixes metal and funk with jazz and mariachi traditions. The festival will kick off with a performance by Hiram Gómez, Mexico City born bassist and composer with a passion for jazz fusion, on May 18 at Kinky Night Club at Grand Oasis Cancun.

“The Oasis Hotels & Resorts entertainment team has put together an impressive mix of talent for this year’s Oasis Jazz U Festival, an event that each year draws more attendees and continues to solidify itself as one of our brand’s biggest draws,” said Jesus Almaguer, director of marketing and communications for Oasis Hotels & Resorts. “This will be the first time we host the festival at our newly-renovated arena and we expect the venue’s new technology and lighting equipment to take this event to the next level.”

Following a thorough construction project, Oasis Arena features the industry’s most modern light and sound technology and is ready to set the stage for these stellar live performances. With the ability to accommodate up to 2,500 fans, Oasis Arena offers attendees nearly 30,000-square-feet of combined event space, in addition to the outdoor deck areas, a beach club stage and more than 20,000-square-feet of oceanfront poolside terraces.

The renovation was part of a brand effort to solidify Grand Oasis Cancun as the destination’s go-to entertainment resort. In addition to hosting live concerts, festivals and shows at Oasis Arena, the Red Circus offers guests outdoor dinner shows featuring dramatic, acrobatic performances that highlight Mayan culture and tell the story of Mexico. By the pool – stretching a quarter mile making it Cancun’s longest – visitors can enjoy comedy skits and at the Beach Club they can dance the night away to live DJ sets. At the resort’s Kinky Night Club, things get a little bit more promiscuous with live cabaret performances and at the brand-new Red Casino at Grand Oasis, guests can try their luck in a handful of casino games.
Non-hotel guests may purchase general admission tickets for USD $32 or VIP tickets for USD $50, which include alcoholic beverages and snacks. Tickets can be purchased at Grand Oasis Cancun, Smart by Oasis, Café Nader or online at www.oasishoteles.com/en/events/upcoming-events. To learn more about Oasis Hotels & Resorts, or to book your stay, please visit www.oasishotels.com or call 1-800-44-OASIS.

About Oasis Hotels & Resorts
Oasis Hotels & Resorts offers ten properties spread throughout Cancun and Tulum, each with its own brand identity and catering to a distinct guest profile. Combined, Oasis’ portfolio consists of 4,000 guestrooms and suites. Oasis Hotels & Resorts recently made a multi-million-dollar investment to renovate its properties, including significant enhancements to its accommodations, food & beverage options and enhancing service standards. Oasis properties include: The Pyramid at Grand Oasis, Grand Oasis Cancun, Grand Oasis Sens, Grand Oasis Tulum, Grand Oasis Palm, Oasis Palm, Oasis Cancun Lite, Oasis Tulum Lite, Oh! The Urban Oasis, and Smart Cancun by Oasis.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The music of Sting's solo career to be released as The Complete Studio Collection June 9th on vinyl




A&M / Interscope Records / Deutsche Grammophon are honored to announce the release of The Complete Studio Collection on June 9th. Encompassing the entirety of Sting’s illustrious solo studio album catalogue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl – from his 1985 debut album The Dream Of The Blue Turtles through to the latest 57th & 9th – The Complete Studio Collection is the first ever complete anthology of Sting’s unparalleled solo career.
Following the release of the now sold out The Studio Collection box set via A&M / Interscope Records, The Complete Studio Collection includes all of the A&M / Interscope Records catalogue plus his Deutsche Grammophon discography – Songs From The Labyrinth (2006), If On A Winter's Night... (2009) and Symphonicities (2010) – in addition to his new album 57th & 9th; bringing together all 12 solo studio albums for the very first time.

For fans who purchased the original The Studio Collection box set, a separate bundle has been specially created entitled The Studio Collection: Volume II that contains the 4 newly added albums – Songs From The LabyrinthIf On A Winter's Night...Symphonicities and 57th & 9th – with space within the set for all of the remaining albums to create The Complete Studio Collection.

All of the included catalogue LPs are presented in meticulous reproductions of their original artwork with new vinyl masters cut at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios to ensure the highest possible audio quality throughout.

The Complete Studio Collection highlights the incredible full range of Sting’s seminal songwriting, inimitable storytelling, and awe-inspiring arrangements through a myriad of musical styles. From the jazz-infused politically-charged The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to the deft pop songcraft of …Nothing Like The Sun, the globetrotting Brand New Day to the evocative electronica of Sacred Love, through to the exploration of complex classical forms in Songs From The Labyrinth, expanding in magnitude and concept on  If On A Winter’s Night…, and further developing into the genre-melding orchestral expanse Symphonicities, before finally culminating in the triumphant return to pop/rock on 57th & 9thThe Complete Studio Collection showcases all facets of the ever-evolving and truly inspirational artistry of Sting.

The Complete Studio Collection and The Studio Collection: Volume II are out on June 9th and available to pre-order now.
View the special announcement video from Sting himself here.

Sting’s 57th & 9th World Tour, with special guests The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, is taking the world by storm with stunningly rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The guitar-driven rock tour, featuring a 4-piece band, has seen sold out performances throughout North America and Europe. Sting is currently performing across South and Central America, before venturing to Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka. Sting then returns to Europe for a string of summer festival and concert dates throughout Europe. Visit www.sting.com for complete tour and ticket details.

Sting will also be awarded the 2017 Polar Music Prize, which celebrates the power and importance of music and is given to individuals, groups or institutions for international recognition of excellence in the world of music. The Polar Music Prize ceremony is on June 15th in Stockholm, Sweden in the presence of the Swedish Royal Family.

THE COMPLETE STUDIO COLLECTION – TRACKLISTING:
THE DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES (Original Release: 1985)
Side A:
1.      If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
2.      Love Is The Seventh Wave
3.      Russians
4.      Children's Crusade             
5.      Shadows In The Rain             
Side B:
6.      We Work The Black Seam
7.      Consider Me Gone
8.      The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
9.      Moon Over Bourbon Street
10.   Fortress Around Your Heart

…NOTHING LIKE THE SUN (Original Release: 1987)
Side A:
1.      The Lazarus Heart
2.      Be Still My Beating Heart
3.      Englishman In New York
Side B:
4.      History Will Teach Us Nothing
5.      They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo)
6.      Fragile
Side C:
7.      We'll Be Together
8.      Straight To My Heart
9.      Rock Steady
Side D:
10.   Sister Moon
11.   Little Wing
12.   The Secret Marriage

THE SOUL CAGES (Original Release: 1991)
Side A: 
1.      Island Of Souls
2.      All This Time
3.      Mad About You
4.      Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)
5.      Why Should I Cry For You?
Side B: 
6.      Saint Agnes And The Burning Train             
7.      The Wild Wild Sea
8.      The Soul Cages             
9.      When The Angels Fall

TEN SUMMONER’S TALES (Original Release: 1993)
Side A:
1.      If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
2.      Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven)
3.      Fields Of Gold
4.      Heavy Cloud No Rain
5.      She's Too Good For Me
6.      Seven Days
Side B:
7.      Saint Augustine In Hell
8.      It's Probably Me
9.      Shape Of My Heart
10.   Something The Boy Said
11.   Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me)

MERCURY FALLING (Original Release: 1996)
Side A:
1.      The Hounds Of Winter
2.      I Hung My Head
3.      Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot             
4.      I Was Brought To My Senses
5.      You Still Touch Me
Side B:
6.      I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying
7.      All Four Seasons
8.      Twenty Five To Midnight
9.      La Belle Dame Sans Regrets
10.   Valparaiso
11.   Lithium Sunset

BRAND NEW DAY (Original Release: 1999)
Side A: 
1.      A Thousand Years
2.      Desert Rose (feat. Cheb Mami)
3.      Big Lie Small World
Side B:
4.      After The Rain Has Fallen
5.      Perfect Love...Gone Wrong
Side C:
6.      Tomorrow We'll See
7.      Prelude To The End Of The Game
8.      Fill Her Up
Side D:
9.      Ghost Story                    
10.   Brand New Day

SACRED LOVE (Original Release: 2003)
Side A:
1.      Inside            
2.      Send Your Love (feat. Vicente Amigo)
3.      Whenever I Say Your Name (feat. Mary J. Blige)
Side B:
4.      Dead Man's Rope
5.      Never Coming Home
6.      Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)
Side C:
7.      Forget About The Future
8.      This War
9.      The Book Of My Life (feat. Anoushka Shankar)
Side D:
10.   Sacred Love
11.   Send Your Love (Dave Audé Remix) 

SONGS FROM THE LABYRINTH (Original Release: 2006)
Side A:
1.      Walsingham
2.      Can She Excuse My Wrongs? [First Booke of Songes, 1597 - Arr. E.H.Fellowes]
3.      "Ryght Honorable: As I Have Bin Most Bounde Unto Your Honor..."
4.      Flow My Tears
5.      Have You Seen The Bright Lily Grow
6.      "...Then In Time Passing One Mr. Johnson Died..."
7.      The Most High And Mighty Christianus The Fourth, King Of Denmark, His Galliard
8.      The Lowest Trees Have Tops
9.      "...And Accordinge As I Desired Ther Cam A Letter To Me Out Of Germany..."
10.   Fine Knacks For Ladies            
11.   "...From Thence I Went To The Landgrave Of Hessen..."          
12.   Fantasy           
Side B:
13.   Come Heavy Sleep
14.   Forlorn Hope Fancy
15.   "...And From Thence I Had Great Desire To See Italy..."
16.   Come Again
17.   Wilt Thou Unkind Thus Reave Me
18.   "...After My Departure I Caled To Mynde Our Conference..."
19.   Weep You No More, Sad Fountains
20.   My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home  
21.   Clear Or Cloudy
22.   "...Men Say That The Kinge Of Spain Is Making Gret Preparation..."
23.   In Darkness Let Me Dwell

IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT… (Original Release: 2009)
Side A:
1.      Gabriel's Message       
2.      Soul Cake
3.      There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue
4.      The Snow It Melts The Soonest
5.      Christmas At Sea
6.      Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
7.      Cold Song
Side B:
8.      The Burning Babe
9.      Now Winter Comes Slowly
10.   The Hounds Of Winter
11.   Balulalow
12.   Cherry Tree Carol
13.   Lullaby For An Anxious Child
14.   Hurdy Gurdy Man
15.   You Only Cross My Mind In Winter


SYMPHONICITIES (Original Release: 2010)
Side A:
1.      Next To You
2.      Englishman In New York
3.      Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Side B:
4.      I Hung My Head           
5.      You Will Be My Ain True Love
6.      Roxanne
Side C:
7.      When We Dance
8.      The End Of The Game
9.      I Burn For You 
Side D:
10.   We Work The Black Seam
11.   She's Too Good For Me
12.   The Pirate's Bride
13.   Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Bronx Street Fair Mix)

THE LAST SHIP (Original Release: 2013)
Side A:
1.      The Last Ship
2.      Dead Man's Boots
3.      And Yet
4.      August Winds
5.      Language Of Birds
6.      Practical Arrangement             
Side B:
7.      The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance
8.      Ballad Of The Great Eastern
9.      What Have We Got? (feat. Jimmy Nail)
10.   I Love Her But She Loves Someone Else
11.   So To Speak (feat. Becky Unthank)
12.   The Last Ship (Reprise)

57TH & 9TH (Original Release: 2016)
Side A:
1.      I Can't Stop Thinking About You
2.      50,000
3.      Down, Down, Down
4.      One Fine Day
5.      Pretty Young Soldier
Side B:
6.      Petrol Head
7.      Heading South On The Great North Road
8.      If You Can't Love Me
9.      Inshallah
10.   The Empty Chair

57th & 9th Tour Itinerary – with special guests: The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner
Wed. May 17, 2017       Mexico City, MX National Auditorium
Thu. May 18, 2017        Mexico City, MX National Auditorium
Sat. May 20, 2017         Monterrey, MX Auditorio Banamex
Sun. May 21, 2017        Guadalajara, MX Auditorio Telmex
Sun. May 28, 2017        Singapore, SG Singapore Indoor Stadium
Wed. May 31, 2017       Seoul, KR Understage By Hyundai Card
Sat. June 03, 2017        Hong Kong, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tue. Jun 06, 2017         Tokyo, JP Budokan
Wed. June 07, 2017      Tokyo, JP Budokan
Thu. June 08, 2017       Tokyo, JP Budokan
Sat. June 10, 2017        Osaka, JP Chuo Gymnasium

Summer Festival Performances
During the months of June and July, Sting will perform throughout Europe at a series of festivals and special concert events including shows in Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and Italy.


ABOUT STING:
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England
before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band
released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

As one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations (most recently for “The Empty Chair” from JIM: The James Foley Story), a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, and most recently was given The American Music Award of Merit. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist.

Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid
mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989
to protect both the world’s rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Together they have held 18 benefit
concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet’s endangered resources. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents.