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Music Legend Teena Marie’s Last Studio Recording, “Beautiful” to be Released on Jan. 15th, 2013 | LISTEN to New Single, “Luv Letter”!

by Music Legend Teena Marie’s Last Studio Recording, “Beautiful” to be Released on January 15th, 2013 | Take a LISTEN to New Single “Luv Letter”! Before her untimely death at the age of 54, Teena Marie, known as the Ivory Queen of Soul or simply Lady Tee and as one …

The UN & Music Collective Playing For Change Releases New Video, “A Better Place” in Uniting For Human Rights

UN, World Musicians Unite For
Human Rights

 



The United Nations and world music collective Playing For Change, have
joined forces on a new “Around the World” video for their original
song, “A Better Place.” Mashable premiered the video today to mark
International Human Rights Day. It features 29 musicians from thirteen
countries – including Mountaga Sissoko of Mali, Naprang Manator of
Thailand, and Papa Orbe of Cuba – performing the song in their native
country, speaking out against inequality and for social justice with one
united voice.

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Singer-songwriter José James Signs to Blue Note | Releases “No Beginning No End” on Jan. 22nd, 2013

VOCALIST JOSÉ JAMES SIGNS TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS;
FULL-LENGTH LABEL DEBUT NO BEGINNING NO END SET FOR JAN. 22 RELEASE



IT’S ALL OVER YOUR BODY EP AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THRU iTUNES TODAY;
“TROUBLE” FEATURED AS iTUNES SINGLE OF THE WEEK;
JAMES TO PERFORM AT iTUNES FESTIVAL 2012 IN LONDON ON SEPT. 23


 
Singer-songwriter José James has signed to EMI’s Blue Note Records and is set to release his full-length label debut No Beginning No End on January 22. However, fans need not wait until then to get a taste of James’ intoxicating blend of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. The vocalist has released the four-track It’s All Over Your Body EP today exclusively through iTunes. “It’s All Over Your Body” is also available now as a single through all other digital retailers and streaming services. iTunes is also currently featuring James’ song “Trouble” as their free Single of the Week.

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New Jazz Release: Joe Lovano | “Cross Culture” (Coming Jan. 8th, 2013)

JOE LOVANO TO RELEASE 23rd BLUE NOTE ALBUM CROSS CULTURE ON JAN. 8



FEATURING ACCLAIMED QUINTET US FIVE PLUS SPECIAL GUEST LIONEL LOUEKE

On January 8, 2013, living legend saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano will release Cross Culture, his 23rd Blue Note recording and the third consecutive release by his critically acclaimed quintet, Us Five. The album is an 11-track tour de force that presents 10 of Lovano’s original compositions along with a stunning interpretation of the Billy Strayhorn ballad “Star Crossed Lovers.”

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Legendary Saxophonist Wayne Shorter to Release New Blue Note Recording “Without A Net” on Feb 5th, 2013 | Announces 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET ANNOUNCES 2013 U.S TOUR DATES INCLUDING
APPEARANCES AT CARNEGIE HALL IN NYC & DISNEY HALL IN LA

 

SHORTER REVEALS COVER ART FOR NEW ALBUM WITHOUT A NET;
TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS TO BE RELEASED FEB. 5

The legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter will make his triumphant return to Blue Note Records after 43 years with the February 5, 2013 release of Without A Net, his searing new album with his long-running Quartet featuring pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade. Shorter has revealed the album cover artwork for Without A Net, which features drawings by Shorter himself.

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Sax Man Elan Trotman to Release “Tropicality” on Feb 19th, 2013

Sax man Elan Trotman gets autobiographical on “Tropicality”



The star-studded set slated for release February 19th chronicles his journey from Barbados to Boston while celebrating island culture.

Boston, MA (3 December 2012): Rihanna may be the most famous Barbadian making worldwide headlines, but saxophonist/flautist Elan Trotman is another gifted islander who is bringing the Caribbean island’s culture to the masses via music. 

“Tropicality,” which will be released February 19th on Woodward Avenue Records, chronicles Trotman’s journey from Barbados to Boston…    

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R&B Legend Phil Perry is Back in The Studio | New Release Coming April 2013!!

by Music Legend Phil Perry is Slated to Release New Album in April 2013! Click pic above to access Phil Perry’s official website! After a nearly four year hiatus, R&B/Soul singing legend Phil Perry has returned to the studio to produce yet another masterpiece album sure to delight fans the …

FREE DOWNLOAD: Mario Brown’s “This Christmas” | Available for a Limited Time!

by A MARIO BROWN CHRISTMAS GIFT TO THE GOSPEL COMMUNITY Press Play button above to access FREE DOWNLOAD! Boston, MA,  December 20, 2012-Gospel newcomer Mario Brown recorded one of the all-time Christmas favorites, “This Christmas”  and is making it available to all. “2012 has been a great year.  My album …

Legendary Soul Singer Bunny Sigler’s New Christmas CD, “When You’re In Love at Christmas Time” Gets Rave Reviews | Set to Appear on Fox 29 on Christmas Day

Soulful Hitmaker Bunny Sigler Receives Rave Reviews On New Christmas CD


 
Artist Set To Appear On Philadelphia’s FOX 29 On Christmas Day
 
Singer To Perform At Philly’s Sharon Baptist Church on Sunday, December 23, 2012

 
(Philadelphia, PA) – December 20, 2012 – Everyone loves Christmas time.  Legendary Hitmaker Bunny Sigler does as well.  His affinity for the holiday season was the impetus for the new Christmas project called When You’re In Love At Christmas Time.  The brand new release showcases the soulful singer in some of the season’s most popular hits. Songs like the CD’s lead single “Little Drummer Boy”, the reverent “Ave Maria”, the captivating “O Holy Night” and the festive “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” set the scene for this special time of year.  Not forgetting those bitten by the love bug, Bunny provides the CD’s title tune, “When You’re In Love At Christmas Time” as well.  The industry has been ranting and raving about the new release.

 
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Chrysler Launches New Advertising Campaign for 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown Edition

Chrysler Brand Launches Advertising Campaign for the New 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown Edition

 

New 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown Edition debuts ad campaign featuring legendary Motown founder and Detroit native Berry Gordy.


AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

    Legendary Motown founder and Detroit native Berry Gordy featured in Chrysler brand’s new advertising campaign

    New commercial showcases the new 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown Edition vehicle

    Spot showcases partnership between the Chrysler brand and Berry Gordy ‘s Broadway Musical “Motown: The Musical”

    Chrysler 300 Motown Edition will be revealed in Detroit at the 2013 North American International Auto Show

The Chrysler brand is continuing to build upon the heart, soul and the passion of Detroit with a new 60-second commercial titled “Who We Are.” The commercial showcases the new 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown Edition and features legendary Motown founder and Detroit native Berry Gordy , taking you through his journey from humble beginnings in Detroit to the bright lights of New York’s Times Square and home of the new Broadway show “Motown: The Musical.” The ad “Who We Are” will make a broadcast debut on Thurs., Dec. 20.

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