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Derrick is set to hit Europe from Friday, July 4th to the following week on July 11th showcasing the music of his Blue Note debut LP, Live Today. Backing DHodge in his first European tour as a leader are Michael Aaberg (keys), Federico Pena (keys), and Mike Mitchell (drums). Head over to Derrick's Tour Page for ticket information and all the latest news on his upcoming shows. Tour List: July 4, 2014 - Istanbul Jazz Festival - Istanbul, Turkey July 5, 2014 - Love Supreme Festival -

Downbeat's Annual Critics Poll showed DHodge lots of love this year by awarding him with 132 votes making Derrick a frontrunner in the "Rising Star: Electric Bass" category. Derrick's work with the Robert Glasper Experiment also got nods as the Experiment topped categories in "Beyond Artist or Group" and "Beyond Album" for the release of Black Radio 2. Catch all the details at Downbeat.

Blue Note records recently announced the release date for drummer Otis Brown III's debut album, The Thought of You, which Derrick co-produced. The album is set to be released on August, 26 on Revive/Blue Note, a new partnership between Revive Music and Blue Note Records. The Thought of You features a stellar line-up of musicians including Robert Glasper, Bilal, Gretchen Parlato, and many more. Derrick had this to say about the working on the album as well as Brown's musicianship: "Otis has become one of those drummers who once

After two sold-out shows with the Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment at the 2012 Festival, genre-shaping bassist, composer and producer Derrick Hodge returns to Melbourne with his highly anticipated new project feat. Special Guest Chris Turner vocals, Federico Pena (keys) Michael Aaberg (keys) and Mark Colenburg (drums). A musical mastermind with a vast horizon of influences and styles, Hodge has performed and recorded with jazz titans such as Mulgrew Miller and Terence Blanchard, R&B stars Jill Scott and Maxwell, and hip-hop icons Kanye West and Common. His

Derrick will embark on his first European tour as a leader this summer, traveling across the continent July 4-11, 2014. The band; Michael Aaberg - Keys, Federico Pena - Keys, Mike Mitchell - Drums, will showcase original music from Derrick's Blue Note Records debut release "Live Today." Travel to Derrick's tour page and see where he will be playing and ticket information. Hopefully, he will be somewhere in your backyard! July 4, 2014 - Istanbul Jazz Festival - Istanbul, Turkey July 5, 2014 - Love