Blue Note Records, Concord Music Group, Mack Avenue Music Group, Nonesuch Records, the Verve Label Group and Warner Music Group have joined together to release Relief — an all-star compilation of previously unreleased music from Jon Batiste, Kenny Garrett, Herbie Hancock, Hiromi, IRMA and LEO (Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese), Charles Lloyd, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman and Cécile McLorin Salvant. All net proceeds from the the album will benefit the Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund, which provides direct financial support to musicians in need during a time of uncertainty. Available as 180-gram 2-LP vinyl set, CD and digital release.
Jazz Foundation of America Mission Statement
For 28 years, the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) has been keeping jazz, blues, roots, R&B and soul alive by helping the musicians who have played with everyone from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. Their social work services provide housing assistance, pro bono medical care, and emergency financial support to musicians in crisis.