BET NETWORKS AND DR. BOBBY JONES CELEBRATE THE 35TH AND FINAL SEASON OF “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL” THIS UPCOMING SEASON
NEW YORK, NY (Friday, April 24, 2015) – BET Networks announced at the BET UPFRONT that it will tape the 35th and final season of “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL,” cable television’s longest running original series. With today’s biggest Gospel artists having their first television performance on “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL,” Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams celebrated Dr. Bobby Jones’ groundbreaking work with a soul stirring performance in tribute to Dr. Jones phenomenal work on BET Networks throughout the years.
Seattle Jazz Singer Eugenie Jones Prepares to Release “Come Out Swingin'” May 12
With her lavishly praised 2013 debut album “Black Lace Blue Tears,” late-blooming jazz vocalist and composer Eugenie Jones immediately faced questions about whether she was a one-hit wonder or a real contender. But her even more impressive second album, “Come Out Swingin’,” makes a persuasive case for Jones’s status as a heavyweight talent.
Richmond, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 – Eugenie Jones’s widely praised 2013 debut, “Black Lace Blue Tears,” introduced a late-blooming but fiercely original jazz vocalist and songwriter to the jazz world. Among other honors, the disc was named Earshot Jazz’s Northwestern Recording of the Year. The Seattle-area singer’s response to her warm critical reception was to start writing again and prove that her success was no fluke.
Urban/Contemporary Jazz Trumpeter Lin Rountree Returns with New CD Soulfunky on May 19th.
The wait is over!! SOULFUNKY, Lin Rountree‘s fifth studio CD is set to release May 19th on Cutmore Records. And for the first time ever Rountree will host a CD release event ironically at the venue where his career as a bandleader began; The Key Club. Situated just off of the Detroit River, the Key Club is where Lin’s first band “Up Close” made its debut and on June 3rd the Soul-Trumpeter is coming back home.
Lalah Hathaway Wows Star-Studded Crowd at lalah hathaway LIVE!
Last night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, two time GRAMMY Award winner, Lalah Hathaway, wowed a celebrity-filled audience at the live recording for her upcoming album, lalah hathaway LIVE! Celebrities including Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, Erica Campbell, Kenny Lattimore, Daley, Laurieann Gibson, Deitrick Haddon, Yvette Nicole Brown, Angie Fisher and Luenell watched Lalah deliver the stunning R&B vocals she’s known for on the same stage that her father, the late great Donny Hathaway, recorded his seminal LIVE album on in 1972.
ROBERT GLASPER RELEASES RADIOHEAD COVER “RECKONER”
FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
COVERED (THE ROBERT GLASPER TRIO RECORDED LIVE AT CAPITOL STUDIOS);
ALBUM PRE-ORDER LAUNCHED AHEAD OF JUNE 16 RELEASE DATE
Robert Glasper has released his new single “Reckoner,” a cover of the Radiohead song which is available today on all streaming services and digital retailers. The track appears on the keyboardist’s forthcoming album Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios), which will be released June 16 on Blue Note Records.
DEE DEE’S FEATHERS
FEATURING DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER, IRVIN MAYFIELD & THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
AVAILABLE AUGUST 11, 2015
A STUNNING HOMAGE TO THE PEOPLE AND CULTURE OF NEW ORLEANS
IN RECOGNITION AND HONOR OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA
Dee Dee’s Feathers, a journey through the history of New Orleans as told through song and the collaboration of Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), is set for release August 11th, 2015, via OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records.
R&B Singer Deborah Cox Releases New Single “More Than I Knew”
Available Now on iTunes
Canadian R&B songstress Deborah Cox is keeping the smooth groove’s coming to our heart & soul with another new single this week: “More Than I Knew.” The slow ballad showcases Deborah’s amazing vocal range.
“Remembering Joe Sample” at the Berks Jazz Festival
Reading, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 – One of the featured attractions at this year’s Berks Jazz Festival (its 25th anniversary show) will be a special performance on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA called “Remembering Joe Sample.” This special tribute to the world renowned pianist and composer who passed away last September was organized by musical director Bobby Lyle and festival promoter John Ernesto; and will feature a stellar lineup of artists—many of whom performed and/or recorded with Sample.
BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE MAKES HIS U.S. DEBUT WITH
I DREAM, I SMILE, I WALK, I CRY EP, OUT APRIL 28,
AND PAIR OF NEW YORK SHOWS
Capitol Records has signed Benjamin Clementine and will introduce the London-born, Paris-based artist with I dream, I smile, I walk, I cry. Set for release on April 28, the four-song EP will be available exclusively in the U.S.
VISIONARY, INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUPER-HERO & INCOGNITO MASTER-MIND BLUEY
RETURNS WITH SECOND SOLO RECORDING LIFE BETWEEN THE NOTES (4/28/15)
WATCH NEW VIDEO for Single “Saints & Sinners” on T.U.M.S.!
Shanachie Entertainment is thrilled to be releasing Life Between The Notes from pioneering and ground-breaking UK groove-master Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick on April 28, 2015. The creative force behind Incognito, the preeminent funk/jazz/soul/dance outfit in the world, Bluey pioneered the ‘acid jazz’ movement and laid down the blueprint for the neo-soul scene to follow.