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Daniel Weatherspoon debuts No.1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz album with The Langley Park Project’

Grammy-winning musician, composer, songwriter, Daniel Weatherspoon’s modern Jazz album, The Langley Park Project debuted at Number 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album chart this week. This is Weatherspoon’s first Jazz project and it offers personal insight into a deeply expressive musician. “The Langley Park Project” also debuted entered the Top Jazz Album Chart at Number 6.

Amassing Grammys, Stellar and Dove Awards, Weatherspoon’s renowned music career has spanned over two decades. The Chicago native cut his teeth as many do playing at church before hitting the road to play professionally for a myriad of mainstream and gospel artists. Currently based in the Maryland, Weatherspoon spoke with about The Langley Park Project which  is a fusion of jazz, gospel, instrumentation and all parts in between.

Daniel Weatherspoon releases azz album

It is the piano that Weatherspoon calls home and he aptly connects life and music, beautifully  playing on The Langley Park Project.  And it is the combination of experience and technical skill  that are on display on the carefully thought out 10-track project.

Named for his current hometown of Langley Park in Maryland, The Langley Park Project profoundly  conveys turning points in Daniel’s life. From “Boston Ave”  the actual start of the album represents the literal start of Weatherspoon’s time in Maryland, to the meaningful Thursday,” a standout and deeply personal song about proposing to his wife. Additionally, Tommy Sims guests on the album with a timely and needed song “Brother.”

Weatherspoon continues to travel, create music and produce for various projects. “The Langley Park Project” is available online now.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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