NEW YORK – Mount Vernon, NY native Bob Baldwin, Jazz Artist, Radio Host and Music Presenter, is an unsung herowhen it comes to the Contemporary/Smooth Jazz genreand is on the move. With a vision to take his gift of music to bless those less fortunate, and raise funds for organizations in need of help, Bob Baldwin adds Arts Advocate and Educator to his resume. On July 2011,Baldwin released his 16thCD “NewUrbanJazz.com 2 / Re-Vibe” on Trippin’ N Rhythm Records.
The CD which debuted on Billboard Jazz at #14,and features Glenn Jones,Darren Rahn, Ragan Whiteside, Joey Sommerville, along with Atlantic Starr legend Porter Carroll, Jr. The reviews have been positive nonetheless. Amazon’s Editorial Review stated: “Bob Baldwin s nationally syndicated radio program 'The NewUrbanJazz Lounge' now airs on over 20 radio stations in 10 states and is broadcast across the African American Public Radio Service and the internet to a weekly audience of over a million listeners. This becomes the perfect vehicle to introduce the next volume in his highly popular and bestselling series NewUrbanJazz.com aptly titled, NewUrbanJazz.com 2 /Re-Vibe.
Over more than two decades and 16 records, Bob Baldwin has carved out and more than solidified his place as one of the chief progenitors of true urban jazz. When you listen to Baldwin’s cuts, more than just hearing, you feel them as he has long had a way of digging deep into your soul and touching that inner sweet spot. NUJ.com 2/ Re-Vibe showcases Baldwin in the thick of his element fusing funky Contemporary Jazz with Gospel, Hip-Hop and Brazilian all with a strong dose of heavy urban flavoring. Bob Baldwin fans will rejoice at the arrival of this his finest work to date and the early buzz on the streets indicates that this NewUrbanJazz.com 2/ Re-Vibe will re-invigorate not only his massive following, but alsocontinue to build upon it.”
Photo by Dee Freeman/Decatur, Ga.