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March 2014

Saxophonist Sam Rucker to Release Sophomore CD, “Tell You Something” June 3rd, 2014

Inspired Sax with a Hip-Hop Lean

Sam Rucker urges “Be True 2 Who U R” ahead of the June 3 release of “Tell You Something”

Williamsburg, Virginia (31 March 2014): Hip-hop producer turned contemporary jazz saxophonist Sam Rucker has something to say. Blending jazz, hip-hop, soul and gospel, he communicates through inspirational instrumentals that meaningfully resonate with listeners. Nearly three years in the making, his sophomore album, “Tell You Something,” is slated for release from Favor Productions on June 3 and includes contributions from Norman Connors, Bobby Lyle, Tom Browne and Alyson Williams on the set mixed and mastered by Euge Groove.   
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Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner to Drop 5th CD, “Evolve” on April 29th, 2014

Saxman Jackiem Joyner’s urban-jazz grooves “Evolve”

April 29th album release featuring duets with Gerald Albright and Keiko Matsui will be previewed at radio by the futuristic “Generation Next.”

Sherman Oaks, Calif. (19 February 2014): As a young turk on the contemporary jazz scene, saxophonist Jackiem Joyner is far from complacent and staid in his sound and style. Not afraid to challenge the fan base that took him to No. 1 twice and Top 3 two more times on the Billboard chart, Joyner gets adventurous on his fifth album, “Evolve,” which will be released April 29th by Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records.

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Howard Hewett Releases New Single, “You Still Live Inside of Me” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Crooner Howard Hewett Releases New Single, “You Still Live Inside of Me” WATCH NEW VIDEO! The legend that has brought you countless romantic ballads from over the years….starting with the monumental blessing, “This Is For The Lover In You” from hit R&B group Shalamar and then through his solo career …

LIVRE’ Releases New Music Video for Hit Single, “Amazing”

New Urban Gospel Group LIVRE’ Releases New Music Video “Amazing” Amazing (in every literal sense) new Urban Gospel group LIVRE’ is making some noise on the music circuit with the rise and success of new single, “Amazing.” The Bronx, NY team of 5 members, Ariel, Ajanee, Malik, Kenny and Richie …

Trumpeter Theo Croker to Release New Album, “AfroPhysicist” on May 20th, 2014

Trumpeter Theo Croker Collaborates with Producer Dee Dee Bridgewater Blending Soul, Jazz, and Funk On New Album
Available May 20

on DDB Records via OKeh Records


Album Features Bridgewater and Special Guests

Stefon Harris and Roy Hargrove
 “Theo Croker is one of the most promising and creative trumpeters
on the horizon today and is also one of the most energetic artists
I have ever encountered.” – Marcus Belgrave
“He has the tools, the intelligence, the ability and the talents.
The future looks bright for Croker.” – Wynton Marsalis

Enter the AfroPhysicist – trumpeter/composer Theo Croker. Coming straight out of Leesburg, Florida by way of Shanghai, China, this bold young soul-jazz newcomer, grandson of New Orleans trumpet legend Doc Cheatham is fortified by tradition with no lack of contemporary electricity to propel him into the future.

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Damien Sneed Receives the 2014 Sphnix Medal of Excellence

Damien Sneed Receives the 2014 Sphinx Medal of Excellence Honor with Events at the Kennedy Center and
The Supreme Court of the United States

Sneed Performed at the Historic Carnegie Hall with Lalah Hathaway,
Jimmy Heath and Others

(New York, NY –March 26, 2014) – Conductor, pianist, producer and recording artist Damien L. Sneed recently received the 2014 Sphnix Medal of Excellence honor, alongside Pedrito Martinez and Carla Dirlikov. The annual Sphinx Medals of Excellence honor extraordinary Black and Latino leaders in music who, early in their careers, demonstrate artistic excellence, outstanding work ethic, a spirit of determination, and leadership.
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Legendary R&B Songstress Miki Howard to Release New EP, “I Choose To Be Happy” This Summer 2014 | LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE!

Miki Howard - I Choose to be Happy
“I’m making music for the soundtrack of the times we are living in now.”
Grammy®-nominated vocalist / songwriter & actress Miki Howard represents passionate vocal artistry wrapped in a diminutive package of beauty, sass and candor.

Rising New Singer Casey J. Releases New Single, “Fill Me Up” | TAKE A LISTEN!

Casey J
Atlanta-Based Singer Shines As Latest Addition To Marquis Boone’s MBE (Marquis Boone Enterprise) Management’s Talented Roster
Atlanta, GA (March 25, 2014) — Spiritual advisor to the stars, entrepreneur, best-selling author and pastor Marquis Boone proudly presents emerging contemporary Christian artist Casey. J as she unveils her dynamic debut worship single “Fill Me Up,” available on iTUNES today!

R&B Group FULL FORCE to Release New Album, “Full Force: With Love From Our Friends” in Later Part of 2014 | 2 New Singles Released

Full Force Are Back With Love From Our Friends
Pioneering R&B/Hip-Hop Vocal Band/Production Team Return With
Two Singles

Heralding New “True Skool All-Star” Album “All Cried Out (Feat. Tisha Campbell-Martin)” Unveiled During Live Visit To NYC’s WBLS FM


NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Recording group Full Force partners with Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, to make their return to the airwaves with the arrival of not one but two new singles. The tracks herald the legendary R&B/hip-hop vocal band/production team’s upcoming new album, Full Force: With Love From Our Friends, which is slated for release later this year.

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Chaka Khan Joins Fans for Video Chat on Google+ Hangouts on Air | Documentary Special Airing on Centric TV

Ten-Time GRAMMY® Award Winner Chaka Khan
Joins Fans for a Pre-Birthday Live Video Chat on
Google+ Hangouts on Air
Wednesday, March 19, 9pm ET/8pm CT/6pm PT

Chaka Celebrates Her Birthday Week with
Preview of New Tracks, Documentary Special Airing on
Centric TV Network and an Exclusive Performance on
Sirius XM Satellite Radio

(Los Angeles, CA – March 17, 2014) – Ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner Chaka Khan will join fans for a pre-birthday one hour live video chat on Google+ Hangouts on Air on Wednesday, March 19, at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT/6:00 p.m. PT.  The video chat will be broadcast from the historic Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA.  Nine of Chaka’s most loyal supporters from around the world, including Europe, South America and the United States, will conduct a question and answer session; and viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions.
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