#LEGENDS aims to bring big band jazz to the Twitter generation.
The living legends of jazz are coming together at Avatar Studios in Manhattan to record a new EP for DulceTone Recordings.
The album, appropriately titled “#LEGENDS,” will be released late this summer and is the first project from the newly formed DulceTone Recordings. Christian Josi, taking on lead vocals, is joined by award-winning and legendary jazz musicians.
Signed on to the album are the artists Mike Renzi, a 7-time Emmy winner and musical director; Freddy Cole, younger brother of Nat King Cole; Bucky Pizzarelli, master guitarist and long-time studio and concert musician; and Antonia Bennett, vocalist and daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett.
The talent on “#LEGENDS” isn’t reserved for the musicians. Jim Czak, a long time recording engineer who has worked with some of the greatest artists on hundreds of albums, will be helming this project.
“We’ve brought together some of the best, if not the best, artists in the business,” said Jeff Davis, co-founder of DulceTone Recordings. “This album will be loaded with talent.”
“#LEGENDS” will be available on CD and iTunes for digital download next month.
Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit.
The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.