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August 2013

New Jazz Release: Contemporary Jazz Band Pieces of a Dream | In The Moment (Available NOW) | LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC

Long standing hit contemporary jazz group Pieces of a Dream unite once again to give people ‘what they want’ with the release of their 20th album,  “In The Moment” – on Shanachie Records. The group is now celebrating 37 years together in the business, with founding members James Lloyd and …

New Jazz Release: Saxophonist Bobby Watson | “Check Cashing Day” (Coming Aug. 28th, 2013)

Saxophonist/Composer BOBBY WATSON to Release New Album,
Check Cashing Day,
in Honor of

50th Anniversary of March on Washington
via Lafiya Music



Digital Release on August 28
Physical Release on November 12


Saxophonist-composer-producer-educator Bobby Watson is proud to release, Check Cashing Day, the second self-produced recording on Watson’s label, Lafiya Music. The project, which honors the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have A Dream” speech, is now available digitally (August 28, 2013) and will be released physically on November 12, 2013. 

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Tasha Cobbs’ “Break Every Chain” Climbs Charts

Motown Gospel Recording Artist Tasha Cobbs’
“Break Every Chain” Climbs the Urban Adult Contemporary Charts

 

Cobbs’ Grace is #3 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart

Cobbs Receives Five Nominations and Scheduled to Perform on the
44th Annual GMA Dove Awards


(Nashville, TN) – Motown Gospel recording artist Tasha Cobbs receives five nominations for her hit praise and worship anthem, “Break Every Chain” and her Top 5 Billboard album, Grace.

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New Jazz Release: Pianist Ahmad Jamal | “Saturday Morning” (Coming Sept. 10th, 2013) | SEE VIDEO TEASER

NEA Jazz Master AHMAD JAMAL to Release
New Album,
SATURDAY MORNING,

Available September 10 on Jazz Village

 

Project Spotlights Jamal’s Original Compositions
 
“All my inspiration comes from Ahmad Jamal.” – Miles Davis

“He commands attention.” – Julian “Cannonball” Adderley

 
Saturday Morning – pianist/composer/bandleader and NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal‘s new eleven-track album produced by Jazzbook Records, featuring his quartet, drummer Herlin Riley, bassist Reginald Veal and percussionist Manolo Badrena – is his impressive and invigorating follow-up to his GRAMMY® Award-nominated, 2012 Jazz Village release, Blue Moon.

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WATCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO by R&B Songbird Algebra Blessett | “Nobody But You”

WATCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO from R&B Singer Algebra Blessett “Nobody But You” Whats Happening Readers? Atlanta, Ga native Algebra Blessett breaks out with a brand spankin’ new music video in support of her previously released single, “Nobody But You” – direct from new album, “Recovery” on Purpose Music Group/eOne Music. …

Robert Glasper Experiment Announces Release of Black Radio 2 – Deluxe Edition

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT ANNOUNCES
DELUXE EDITION OF BLACK RADIO 2
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT iTUNES TODAY



EXPANDED VERSION FEATURES 4 EXTRA TRACKS INCLUDING COLLABORATIONS WITH MACY GRAY, JEAN GRAE, BILAL, JAZMINE SULLIVAN & ERIC ROBERSON
PLUS A COVER OF THE BILL WITHERS CLASSIC “LOVELY DAY”


RGX has announced an expanded Deluxe Edition of Black Radio 2 that will also be available October 29 digitally and on CD and will include 4 additional tracks featuring special guests Macy Gray, Jean Grae, Bilal, Jazmine Sullivan, and Eric Roberson, as well as a cover of the Bill Withers classic “Lovely Day” that includes a spoken intro from Mr. Withers himself.

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WATCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO – Sandra St. Victor | “Coming Around”

Check Out New Music Video by Sandra St. Victor “Coming Around” New CD ‘Oya’s Daughter’ Coming Sept. 24th, 2013 Whats Happening Readers… How is your Sunday afternoon going? The anticipated return from one of the eccentric voices of R&B and Soul music, Sandra St. Victor, gains traction today and moving …

Jeff Lorber Fusion Returns With New CD “Hacienda” | Coming Aug. 27th, 2013

JEFF LORBER FUSION 
IS IN THE HO– — USE ON NEW 
HACIENDA 
RECORDING



August 27, 2013 release features Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal, Jean-Luc Ponty, Larry Koonse, Paul Jackson, Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Lenny Castro, David Mann and more!

Keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber, heralded as “one of the founding fathers of fusion” (Keyboard), returns with his GRAMMY®-nominated power trio the Jeff Lorber Fusion, featuring bassist/co-producer Jimmy Haslip and saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Since the late 1970s, this contemporary jazz collective has blended elements of jazz, funk, rock, R&B and world music into a distinctive sound that has connected with audiences from a variety of continents, cultures and generations.

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Motown Gospel Receives 9 GMA Dove Award Nominations…

Motown Gospel Receives Nine GMA Dove Awards Nominations with Tasha Cobbs, Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago and Anita Wilson

(Nashville, TN) – Motown Gospel receives nine GMA Dove Awards nominations for recording artists Tasha Cobbs, Anita Wilson and Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago.  The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

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Alicia Keys Partners with Community Leaders to Address High Rates of AIDS

Alicia Keys, Congressman Charlie Rangel, And Community Leaders Partner With Harlem Community To Address High Rates Of HIV/AIDS

 
  
The Grammy Award-winning artist joins with local residents and leaders, the music and faith communities, and elected officials to come together to tackle HIV’s disproportionate impact in communities of color.

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Grammy Award-winning artist and advocate Alicia Keys rallied with community leaders and residents of Harlem today, hosting a community conversation aimed at tackling the issue of HIV/AIDS.

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