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Milwaukee Jazz Artist Kevin Hayden Trio Releases “Paris” | Avail Now

Milwaukee Jazz Artist Kevin Hayden Trio Releases New Album

Rising jazz drummer launches sophomore trio project on iTunes

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 23, 2012

Not since the days of Miles Davis have we seen a more daring and
musically innovative jazz musician. With a prominent gospel background
and strong roots in hip hop and R&B, the vast amount of edgy and
experimental flavor found in Kevin Hayden’s music should come to no
surprise. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Newcomer Charles Hammond Jr to Release New 4 Track EP, “Hello, My Name Is…” on April 10th, 2012

Charles Hammond Jr. – “Hello, My Name Is…” [EP] | Coming April 10th, 2012

Scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 10th, the debut EP from singer/songwriter Charles Hammond Jr. simply titled, “Hello, My Name Is…” will
serve as a musically diverse, yet cohesive introduction to an artist
who is just beginning to spread his wings both musically and personally.
Since early childhood, Charles has known that music would always play a
major part in his life. It is because of this awareness, hard work,
perseverance, and faith in God, that he has been afforded a variety of
professional opportunities, a list that continues to grow each year. 

has been a featured artist and has served as a backup vocalist on
several recording projects for a variety of local (Midwest) and
nationally renowned artists within the musical genres of jazz, hip-hop,
soul/r&b, pop, gospel, classical, and more. To continue, please click “MORE”!

Gregory Porter Releases New Music Video for Hit Single, “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

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 standards …

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”!

New Release from Luther Vandross, “HIDDEN GEMS” Coming April 17th, 2012

Luther Vandross Rarities Uncovered on Hidden Gems
NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The overwhelming talent of the late Luther Vandross (1951-2005), eight-time Grammy Award®-winning singer extraordinaire, songwriter, producer, arranger, and soul music visionary, are the focus of HIDDEN GEMS.

Andrea Helms New CD, “Moving Forward” Debuts at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart.

Music World Gospel Recording Artist and BET’s Sunday Best’s
Season 4 First Runner Up Andrea Helms’ New CD Project,
Moving Forward, Debuts at #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart


Label Prepares for Sunday Best’s Season 3 First Runner Up
New Solo Release, The Best of Elder Goldwire McLendon In Stores April 24

(Houston, TX – March 2012) –Music World Gospel recording artist and BET’s Sunday Best’s Season 4 first runner-up Andrea Helms’ new CD project, Moving Forward, debuts at #2 on  Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and #3 on the Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart. Moving Forward also debuts at #11 on Billboard’s Independent chart, #66 on the Top Current Albums chart and #77 on the Top 200 chart. To continue, please click “MORE”!

New Jazz Release: Chris Botti | “Impressions” – Coming April 17th, 2012

New Chris Botti Album, Impressions, Featuring Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler, David Foster and Caroline Campbell, Coming Tuesday, April 17, 2012


NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Trumpeter Chris Botti, the world’s largest selling jazz instrumentalist, will release his latest album, Impressions, on Columbia Records on April 17, 2012.  A collection of songs and compositions  expressing his love for rich, evocative melodies, the album showcases Botti among a high profile group of featured guests, including pianist/composer Herbie Hancock, tenor Andrea Bocelli, country singer Vince Gill, rock star Mark Knopfler, composer/pianist David Foster and violinist Caroline Campbell. To continue, please click “MORE”!

“The Right On Band” Releases New Music Video in Tribute to Basketball Team

Right On Band Releases 2012 Remix of “Shaka’s Got ‘Em Believing” Video

EastCoast Entertainment’s (ECE)
exclusive act, the Right On Band, releases a new music video tribute to
Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) men’s basketball team and their
coach, Shaka Smart, recognizing their 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) March 17, 2012

EastCoast Entertainment’s (ECE) exclusive act, the Right On Band,
releases a new music video tribute to Virginia Commonwealth University’s
(VCU) men’s basketball team and their coach, Shaka Smart. The song, “Shaka’s Got ‘Em Believing 2012
is a remix of the 2011 parody of the popular song, “Hooked on a
Feeling.” The original parody received over 100,000 views on YouTube and
national attention during VCU’s run to the final four in the 2011 NCAA
Men’s Basketball Tournament.

“VCU is busting brackets again this year and we’re so excited to show
our support!” says band leader Nigel Holland. “We couldn’t be prouder
of VCU and wish them the best in their 2012 tournament appearance.”

The Right On Band,
a 70’s show band based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an authentic
“10-piece show band” with a full horn section. To continue, please click “MORE”!

“Smokin’ Soul: The Story of Daptone Records” by Sarah Perry (Story of Soul Singer Sharon Jones) | Available Now

Smokin’ Soul: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Daptone Records

Award-winning author Sarah Perry
tells the inspiring story behind soul singer Sharon Jones’s rise from
corrections officer to world-touring artist and the small record label
startup -Daptone Records- that put her on the map. Article published by
The Atlas Society.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 19, 2012


Sharon Jones, and the indie record label that put her on the
map, Daptone Records, are at the forefront of a soul/funk revival –a
growing interest in new music, artists, art, and dance moves that
recapture the classic feel of soul/funk records of the 60s and 70s, yet
offer original artistry. Daptone Records is now celebrating its 10th
anniversary. To continue, please click “MORE”!