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  • Blue Note to Release Agnes Obel's Albums in North America
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    Contemporary composer, singer-songwriter, pianist and producer Agnes Obel has signed exclusively to Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group’s prestigious Yellow Label. The inspirational Dane has found a new musical home alongside DG’s leading contemporary composers and outstanding international ... […]

  • Matt Rollings - Country's Keyboard King
    Posted by Jon Regen on at

    Matt Rollings never planned on an A-list career in the Nashville music scene, but he was certainly ready when it came calling. “I’m not from Nashville, but I spent 20 years there from’86 until 2006,” the now Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer says. In his ... […]

  • Jeff Lorber on Pentatonic Soloing in Fusion
    Posted by Jeff Lorber on at

    Welcome to “Cold Fusion,” a new Keyboard column where we’ll be exploring concepts of jazz-fusion playing from the ground up. Let’s begin with pentatonic soloing. Pentatonic scales are especially relevant when it comes to improvisation in a jazz-fusion context because of the many patterns you can ... […]

  • Toontrack Releases UK Pop EZkeys MIDI Pack
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    Umeå, Sweden, February 20, 2018 - Today, Toontrack announced the release of the UK Pop EZkeys MIDI pack, a collection of MIDI playing variations for Toontrack’s widely popular piano, keyboard and songwriting tool EZkeys. About the UK Pop EZkeys MIDI packAdele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Amy ... […]

  • Soundtheory Ships GULLFOSS Intelligent Automatic Equalizer
    Posted by Music Marcom on at

    February 20, 2018 - Having introduced their first audio plug-in at the 2018 NAMM Show, Soundtheory is now shipping GULLFOSS, an intelligent automatic equalizer that uses unique computational auditory perception technology to identify and resolve problems in the frequency balance of your signal. ... […]

  • Jeff Lorber Grabs Grammy Gold
    Posted by Jon Regen on at

    "Just to be nominated is really cool," jazz keyboard legend Jeff Lorber tells me graciously after winning his first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Just days after claiming his prize, Lorber talked to Keyboard about his winning musical perspective. A big congratulations ... […]

  • More Than A Heartbreaker - Benmont Tench on Playing with Tom Petty, the Power of Silence and Listening to Everybody But Yourself
    Posted by Jon Regen on at

    “F***ing play it! We’re musicians. We’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Play your f***ing guitars!” legendary keyboardist Benmont Tench cries out to his fellow bandmates in a scene from the recent four-hour, career-spanning Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers documentary Running Down A Dream. One ... […]

  • Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!
    Posted by Mike McKnight on at

    The Roger Waters “Us + Them” production fits nicely into normal sized arenas in the USA, but down here in New Zealand and Australia we had to make some changes to pull off several of the shows. In Auckland and Adelaide, we had to use less of the “Rolios” due to the smaller arena we were playing in. ... […]

  • TALENT SCOUT - Dave Cohen
    Posted by Jon Regen on at

    Keyboardist Dave Cohen is one of the most in-demand musicians in all of country music. A quick glance at some of his recent credits on Spotify finds his playing all over recent chart-topping releases by everyone from Florida Georgia Line and Rascal Flatts to Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, and countless ... […]

  • THURSDAY TRACK PICK - Gabe Dixon's "I Believe In Our Love"
    Posted by Jon Regen on at

    Nashville-based singer/songwriter Gabe Dixon has led his own acclaimed groups and played keyboards with artists like Paul McCartney, O.A.R.and Supertramp. His new song “I Believe In Our Love” is featured on the Amazon Original playlist “Love Me," out just in time for Valentine's Day. Dixon writes, ... […]