Currently browsing

June 11, 2013

Enter to Win Tickets to The 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival | June 15th & 16th, 2013!!!

Enter to Win a Pair of Tickets to the 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival | June 15th & 16th, 2013! Click Poster above to Enter Drawing! Good Afternoon T.U.M.S. Readers! On behalf of Nina Gordon Public Relations and the team here at T.U.M.S., we are giving away 2 tickets (1 …

Pianist Marc Cary Releases “For The Love of Abbey” – Tribute to the Late Abbey Lincoln | Available NOW

Pianist MARC CARY Releases
For the Love of Abbey,
a Sterling Piano Tribute for Mentor and Longtime Employer, the Late Abbey Lincoln, via Motéma Music

Marc Cary has gained a reputation as one of the most creative pianists of our time, a bandleader with musical interests that encompass jazz, go-go, hip-hop, electronic music, Indian classical music and more. But Cary is also an incisive and sought-after accompanist, a fact famously borne out by his 12-year tenure (beginning in 1994) with the great vocalist, songwriter and jazz icon Abbey Lincoln.

To continue, please click “MORE”!

Funk Instrumentalists Connie Price & The Keystones Release 3rd Album, “Lucas High EP” feat Zach Lucas, Son of Jazz-Funk Trumpeter Doug Lucas

A Father’s Day Reunion: Son Samples Late Father’s Groundbreaking Jazz-Funk Music on Unforgettable New EP
‘Lucas High’  


Features such legendary hip-hop acts as The Pharcyde and Big Daddy Kane

LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A son reunites with his late father’s music in a tribute record that brings together live instruments with acclaimed hip-hop artists including The Pharcyde, Big Daddy Kane, Guilty Simpson and Lady of Rage. Deep funk instrumentalists Connie Price & The Keystones release their third album “Lucas High EP” with featured guest musician Zach Lucas, son of Doug Lucas, a pioneering composer and trumpet player in the European jazz-funk scene of the 1970s. Using samples from Lucas’ rare and diverse catalogue of jazz, funk, progressive, and afro-disco compositions, the new recordings create a unique conversation between father and son.

To continue, please click “MORE”!

Temika Moore & Production Duo Helen Bruner & Terry Jones Releases Remix, “I’m Not Ok”

Temika Moore and Grammy® Winning Production Duo
Helen Bruner & Terry Jones Team Up for
Electronic Dance Remix of
‘I’m Not Ok’

Temika Moore makes her official debut into the bass-thumping, fist-pumping world of electronic dance music (EDM) with a sizzling summer remix of her smash single, ‘I’m Not Ok’.


(Washington, D.C.) – The wait is finally over for fans that have been waiting for Temika to give them ‘Moore’.

To continue, please click “MORE”!

New Jazz Release: Funk Saxophonist Donn Bynum | “My Favorite Songs” (Avail Now)

Funk Saxophonist Donn Bynum Reveals a Treasure Chest with
“My Favorite Songs”

Sizzling with grooves, “My Favorite Songs” by funk saxophonist Donn Bynum will be something you’ll definitely want to add to your summer cool. Carefully crafted by seasoned and professional musicians, guest appearances include guitarist Paul Jackson Jr., bassist Sekou Bunch and drummer Lyndon Rochelle. Vocals include Dee Cole on “Come with Me” and Donn’s own soulful singing on five songs. Co-producers include gospel recording artist Kynne Smith (“Right Now Right Now” and “There Goes My Heart”) and highly sought after producer Lew Laing for ten other tracks.

To continue, please click “MORE”!

Our Special 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Coverage/Interviews | 2013

Join Us For The Special 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Coverage & Interviews on T.U.M.S.! 2013 Good Morning Readers and whats happening? T.U.M.S. kicks off the week with a slew of special interviews with yours truly slated to perform this weekend at the 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival. It’s happening …