South Africa’s Bala Brothers Self-Titled CD Out Today on Warner Classics
Major PBS Performance Special Airing Nationally
Across the US; Tour Planned For May 2015
Blu-Ray/DVD of Special To Be Released on March 24th
Today, the Bala Brothers release their self-titled CD on Warner Classics, soon to be followed by a DVD and Blu-Ray performance special that will be available on March 24, 2015.
BEN WILLIAMS GROWS UP ON NEW ALBUM COMING OF AGE DUE FOR RELEASE APRIL 21ST
INCLUDES VERSIONS OF NIRVANA’S “SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT” AND LIANNE LA HAVAS’ “LOST & FOUND”
ALBUM AVAILABLE ON CD AND VINYL
For Immediate Release – Acclaimed bassist Ben Williams delivers his sophomore album titled Coming of Age, April 21, 2015, on CD and vinyl via Concord Jazz. Continuing to implore the common elements of jazz, hip-hop, rock and soul, the young bandleader embarks on a bolder journey in this album with more music by his own hand and a reflection of his new outlook as a seasoned musician.
The Isley Brothers were one of Eric Essix’s favorite bands as a teenager growing up in the seventies. The group enjoyed a lengthy string of hits throughout the decade, beginning with songs from the landmark “3+3″ album, where brother’s Ernie, Marvin and cousin Chris Jasper joined the already established vocal trio.
ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC HOSTS BILLBOARD #1 GOSPEL HITS ALBUM CELEBRATION IN CHICAGO
Chart-Topping 2-Disc Superstar Compilation Remains a Top 5 Hit on Billboard Gospel Albums Chart
NASHVILLE, TN – Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) continues to be a big hit on the charts, inspiring listeners with its greatest hits compilation, Billboard #1 Gospel Hits. The 2-disc chart-topper is currently #5 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart, where it has remained in the Top 10 for the past 6 weeks.
Newport Festivals Foundation™ 5th Annual Gala Celebrates
George Wein’s 90th Birthday with Cassandra Wilson,
Michel Camilo and Jon Batiste & Stay Human
NEWPORT, RI, March 2, 2015 – Don’t miss one of Newport’s favorite social events when the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™ returns to The Breakers on Saturday, August 1, at 7:30 pm for its Gala Benefit featuring performances by Cassandra Wilson, Michel Camilo, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, to celebrate the 90th birthday of festival impresario George Wein.
New Album from JODECI
THE PAST, THE PRESENT, THE FUTURE FOR RELEASE MARCH 31, 2015
PRE-ORDER THE RECORD DIGITALLY NOW!
NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — JODECI have set March 31, 2015 as the release date for their highly anticipated new album and one of the biggest R&B events of the year—The Past, The Present, The Future[Sphinx Music Entertainment/Epic Records]. The digital pre-order for the group’s fourth full-length LP and first for Epic Records, is now live on iTunes, and it engages an instant download of the lead single “Every Moment.”
Daptone Records Announce ‘Look Closer’ Debut Album By Saun & Starr Released May 18th In The UK & May 19th in the US.
Soulful duo Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan became friends when they met at an open mic night in Harlem in the ’80s. For the past five years they have sung backing vocals for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.
EMMY WINNING ENTERTAINER AND AUTHOR
TO HOST 13TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS
Tickets for the Neighborhood Awards and Neighborhood Awards Weekend
August 6th – 9th in Atlanta
On Sale February 27th
ATLANTA, GA (February 26, 2015) – Steve Harvey, EMMY winning talk show and Family Feud host and star of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, is excited to announce the 13th Annual Neighborhood Awards and Neighborhood Awards Weekend!
(from left to right): Christian Sands, Zach Lapidus,
Emmet Cohen, Kris Bowers, and Sullivan Fortner
American Pianists Association’s Jazz Fellowship Awards -
Semi-Finals on Friday, March 27
Finals on Saturday, March 28
Competition to be Judged by Amina Figarova,
Bill Charlap, Edward Simon, Billy Childs and Al Pryor
with Emcee Christian McBride & Guest Vocalist Dianne Reeves
NBC News Anchor Lester Holt Named Honorary Chair
On Friday, March 27, the American Pianists Association’s Jazz Fellowship Awards presented by REI Real Estate Services Semi-Finals presented by Barnes & Thornburg will take place at The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, IN featuring each of the 5 Finalists over two sets. The five Finalists, in no particular order, are: Christian Sands, Zach Lapidus, Emmet Cohen, Kris Bowers, and Sullivan Fortner.
LeChateau Earl Records Releases Damien Sneed’s New Double Disc Project,
‘Broken to Minister: The Deluxe Edition’ on March 3
The Broken To Minister 15-City Promotional Tour Kicks Off on
Thursday, February 26 in New York City
(New York, NY –February 24, 2015) — LeChateau Earl Records releases multi-genre recording artist and Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient new double disc project, Broken To Minister: The Deluxe Edition on March 3. This release marks the first of a series of releases by Sneed and label co-founder, Bishop Iona Locke under their new deal with Central South Distribution.