Oya Thomas is Named Top 5 Singer/Songwriter in Los Angeles by CBS-L.A.

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Independent Music Artist, OYA has been named on the 2014 BEST OF LOS ANGELES Top Singer/Songwriter list, by CBS LOS ANGELES. The recognition comes by way of the abundance of diverse musical talent nurtured in the city throughout the years. Oya’s debut album Spirit of OYA, is a fusion project of R&B/Soul, Gospel, Jazz and Funk, and has music industry professionals and listeners raving about her authentic sound and mass appeal.

Vocalist Freda Payne Returns with New Disc “Come Back To Me Love” | Avail NOW | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

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Available Now via Artistry Music:
Vocalist Freda Payne Comes Back to Jazz
and Big Bands with Come Back To Me Love
As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music’s and show business’ brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music – jazz – love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. Her latest album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for Artistry Music) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her mid-`60s beginnings with Impulse!, but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit.

2015 Stellar Awards Marks 30th Anniversary in Las Vegas | March 28th, 2015

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2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Marks 30th Anniversary Milestone With New Date And Location In Las Vegas, Nevada
Telecast Taping Moves West to Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015; Travel and Ticket Packages on Sale Beginning August 4th
CHICAGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The biggest night in Gospel music, The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, is moving to a new venue and taping date in celebration of its 30th Anniversary milestone.

Legendary Vocalist Al Jarreau to Release Tribute to George Duke CD “My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke” on Aug. 5th, 2014

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Al Jarreau To Honor The Legacy Of His Dear Friend George Duke
The world of music was forever changed in 2013 with the passing of legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke. This year, Al Jarreau, famed vocalist and long-time friend of Duke, re-interprets some of Duke’s renowned catalog of post-bop, jazz-fusion, R&B and Brazilian jazz with My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke set for release August 5, 2014.

NEW VOICE: Singer KO Debut New Single “Adore” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

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New Breakout Artist KO Prepares Launch of New Pop/Soul Song “ADORE” Available on iTunes, Amazon and All Digital Outlets August 5th
Tanner Al (PRWEB) July 24, 2014: Musician, Producer and Singer KO of Koos Records is ready to celebrate with the World on August 5th 2014 his debut single from the album (The Addendum) “ADORE” to be released on iTunes, Amazon and all digital outlets. “ADORE” is a very Uplifting, High Energy, Fun and Happy song that will keep you moving from the minute you start listening until the end of the song. Its KO’S best material yet and definitely a song that you will put on repeat.

WATCH NEW VIDEO: Brian Culbertson | “Horizon” feat Michael “Patches” Stewart

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It may be “Another Long Night Out” for this gentleman of Contemporary Jazz, Mr. keyboard prodigy Brian Culbertson, because the cat is still keeping all eyes on his new project with this:
Flowing smoothly into the essence of Summer comes a new music video for single, “Horizon,” featuring jazz Trumpeter Michael “Patches” Stewart.

WATCH NEW VIDEO: David P. Stevens | “For You” | New CD “Mr. Guitar” Coming Aug. 5th, 2014

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Look out now.
Coming fresh off his successful recording, “Epiphany” back in 2013, Guitarist David P. Stevens is ready to do it all over again.
Mr. Stevens has released a brand new music video titled, “For You” – coming direct from his forthcoming project “Mr. Guitar” which is slated to hit retail on August 5th, 2014.

“The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015″ Sells Out with All-Star Lineup

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Unforgettable all-star lineup leads to a record sell-out and a second sailing of The Smooth Jazz Cruise
Natalie Cole, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Joe Sample, Peter White and more will headline two Caribbean voyages in 2015
St. Louis, Missouri (23 July 2014): While sailing into placid blue-green Caribbean waters last January, The Smooth Jazz Cruise encountered a tidal wave of demand for cabins for the 2015 sailing. On just the second day of the 2014 venture, next year’s cruise sailing January 11-18, 2015 showcasing more than twenty of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz and R&B sold out.

New Voice Kevin Ross to Open for Maxwell at “Summer Soulstice” Tour | Debut New EP “Dialogue In The Grey” on Aug. 12th | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Motown Recording Artist Kevin Ross Confirmed To Join Maxwell On His “Summer Soulstice” Tour
Kevin Ross singing an acoustic version of his song “Dream”
LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — One of R&B’s most talked about new voices, KEVIN ROSS, is now confirmed to open for Maxwell on the second half of his “Summer Soulstice” headline tour.

“Rappers Delight!” Bassist Chip Shearin Debuts New Single and Forthcoming CD on Innervision Records | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

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Legendary bassist who played the iconic bass line from Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rappers Delight!” steps out on his new single “Truth Be Told” featuring Marion Meadows from the soon to be released full CD “How I Live”.
Jul. 22, 2014 – ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Los Angeles based, North Carolina native Chip Shearin may not be a household name but you’ve felt his presence and heard his bass playing as the original bass player who played the iconic bass line for Sugar Hill Gangs, “Rappers Delight!”, The bass line that American Band Stand’s, Dick Clark said …”you may not know the rap but they’re singing the bass line all over the world!”…