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March 22, 2012

Gregory Porter Releases New Music Video for Hit Single, “Be Good”

GRAMMY® NOMINATED SOUL JAZZ VOCAL SENSATION GREGORY PORTER RELEASES FIRST VIDEO FROM HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW CD, BE GOOD

Whimsical Treatment of CD’s Title Track, “Be Good (Lion’s Song)” Directed by Award Winning Filmmaker Pierre Bennu, with Cinematography by Shawn Peters and Special Set Work by Visual Artist Dirk Joseph


Riding high on the out of the box success of soul/jazz vocalist Gregory Porter’s sophomore release, Be Good, Motema Music has just released a video of the CD’s title track, “Be Good (Lion’s Song.)”  The video, which was directed by Pierre Bennu of ExitTheApple Productions, features cinematography by Shawn Peters, who worked with Porter on the two videos from the singer’s Grammy nominated CD, Water (“Illusion” and “1960 What?”), and who has also shot videos and short films for Pharoahe Monch, Blitz The Ambassador, and Terence Nance.

Shooting entirely on location in Baltimore, Maryland, director Pierre Bennu visually compliments Porter’s intense lyrics and smooth, soulful vocals with vibrant colors and whimsical storytelling, and sets it all against Charm City’s unique backdrop. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Peter White’s “Here We Go” is #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart

by Peter White’s new release, Here We Go, debuts at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart This is the guitarist/songwriter’s first #1 chart debut   Over the past couple of decades, British-born guitarist Peter White has quietly built a successful solo career as an acoustic jazz guitarist, infusing pop …

Terence Blanchard Named Jazz Chair For The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Terence Blanchard Named Jazz Chair For The Detroit Symphony Orchestra


DETROIT  (March 20, 2012) – Today, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) unveiled one of the most ambitious seasons in recent years for the Paradise Jazz Series – a collection of one-night-only appearances hand-picked by the legendary jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard. To continue, please click “MORE”!