Cole, Trotman, Andrew and Vaughn releasing new music

By Phillip Martin

In my latest new music watch, I highlight new releases by Steve Cole, Elan Trotman, Vandell Andrew, and Julian Vaughn.

Steve Cole releases single ahead of new album

Sax player Steve Cole released his new single a few days ago. “Mirage” (embedded from Spotify below) will appear on his new CD album Turn It Up. The new album is expected to release in mid-July but is available for pre-order.

Cole released his Pulse album in 2013. His fans will likely remember his 2000 album, titled Between Us. That particular album featured his hit “Got It Goin’ On” and his cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls.”

Elan Trotman teases redone songs from previous albums

Elan Trotman, another successful sax man, posted a video teaser of his newest project via Facebook and Instagram. He has presumably titled the project Double Take, and, according to his post, it will feature redone versions of songs from his previous albums. He concluded his post by saying he will release the album July 1 at Scullers Jazz Club, in Boston.

Elan Trotman allowed fans to listen to a teaser from recording software. Screenshot by Phillip Martin.
Elan Trotman allowed fans to listen to a teaser from his recording software. Screenshot by Phillip Martin.

Trotman’s recent work includes collaborating on Marion Meadows’ “Magic Men” and Julian Vaughn’s “Ride Along.” The native from Barbados also earned an education from the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, according to his biography on his website. He is also the founder and host of the Barbados Jazz Excursion, held every Columbus Day weekend.

Vandell Andrew offers pre-order of new album

Like the two aforementioned sax players, Vandell Andrew is also releasing new music. All For Love is set to release on July 29. Andrew has posted a pre-order link on

The New Orleans native released a short play album earlier this year titled For Lovers. Additionally, Andrew’s 2011 debut Years Later earned “rave reviews from smooth jazz fans, music lovers and critics across the world,” according to his biography on his website. “Let’s Ride,” the hit single from his 2014 EP Turn It Up, earned Billboard chart success and a Soul Train nomination.

Vandell Andrew shared artwork for his new record set to come out this July. Screenshot by Phillip Martin.

Julian Vaughn pushes new release back to 2017

I first shared a few months ago that bass guitarist Julian Vaughn announced he would release his new album this summer. Apparently, Vaughn pushed back the release date for sometime in March of next year. This is according to a post he shared recently on Facebook.

Bassist Julian Vaughn updates his fans on the progress of his new record via Facebook. Screenshot by Phillip Martin.

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