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April 2014

WATCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO | Kelly Price – “It’s My Time” | Sing Pray Love, Vol. 1 Coming June 3rd, 2014

WATCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO “It’s My Time” by Kelly PriceNew CD, Sing Pray Love, Vol. 1 Coming June 3rd, 2014 Good Afternoon Readers….How was your day? Let’s show Kelly Price some love this afternoon. We dropped news about Kelly’s blazing new, positive anthem/single, “It’s My Time” many times here on …

Incognito to Drop CD, “Amplified Soul” on May 13th, 2014 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

GROUND BREAKING & PIONEERING UK GROOVE-MASTERS INCOGNITO CELBRATES
35TH ANNIVERSARY WITH
AMPLIFIED SOUL
(OUT MAY 13TH)



New CD Features Appearances By Carleen Anderson (Brand New Heavies, Young Disciples), Deborah Bond (Chaka Khan, Sade, Anita Baker) Original Jamiroquai Drummer Nick Van Gelder, Saxophonist Nigel Hitchcock (Ray Charles, Tom Jones, James Brown) & Longtime Incognito Collaborators Imaani, Tony Momrelle & Vanessa Haynes & More!!


The enduring success of Incognito has been one of the great stories to emerge from the UK music scene over the past three decades. The pre-eminent funk/jazz/soul/dance outfit in the world, spearheaded by ground-breaking mastermind and UK groove-master Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, marks a milestone and celebrates their 35th Anniversary with their 16th studio album Amplified Soul.

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Ernie Watts is Awarded for the 2014 Frankfurt Music Prize

ERNIE WATTS MUSIC PRIZE FRANKFURT
“Award for an extraordinary career; he has generated an impressive artistic legacy.”  (Frankfurt Music Prize Foundation)


 
To Be Presented March 14 at Frankfurt Musik Messe IS SELECTED FOR THE 2014

 
In his over 50-year career, Ernie Watts has played in many genres, from symphonies to pop, the big bands of Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson to Frank Zappa, but always the heart of his music is jazz, his interior direction ever since he first heard John Coltrane on “Kind of Blue” when Watts was 14.
 
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Anita Wilson Releases New Single “That’s What He’s Done For Me” | Available NOW

ANITA WILSON RELEASES 1st SINGLE
“THAT’S WHAT HE’S DONE FOR ME”
FROM HER UPCOMING ALBUM VINTAGE WORSHIP, SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW!



NEW CD VINTAGE WORSHIP COMING JUNE 24TH!


April 29, 2014 — Nashville, TN: Grammy®, Dove and Stellar Nominated artist, Anita Wilson, releases her first single “That’s What He’s Done for Me” (http://bit.ly/1iwxTUz) TODAY, April 29th. Paying homage to gospel legends Andrae’ Crouch and Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers (The Tommies”) “That’s What He’s Done For Me” is an uplifting foot-stomping, toe-tapping tune that encourages listeners to reflect on how good God has truly been.

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Legends Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight & Natalie Cole to Join Musical “After Midnight”

**THE LEGENDS COME OUT —
AFTER MIDNIGHT**


 
THIS SUMMER
PATTI LABELLE
GLADYS KNIGHT
AND  
NATALIE COLE
JOIN THE COMPANY OF
THE TONY® AWARD-NOMINATED
BEST MUSICAL
“ A F T E R    M I D N I G H T ”
AS “SPECIAL GUEST STAR”

 
New York, NY (Wednesday, April 30) – In the glow of its seven Tony® Award nominations, including one for Best Musical, producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced today that a trio of true music legends will make their way to Broadway this summer in After Midnight.  Multi-award winning icons Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole (making her Broadway debut) are set to join the illustrious roster of “Special Guest Star” vocalists in the red hot Broadway musical.
 
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Jazz Legends The Headhunters Announces Tour Dates! | 2014

Jazz Legends The Headhunters Featuring Founding Members Mike Clark and Bill Summers To Play Select West Coast Dates!


New York, NY – The Headhunters have redefined modern funk, world music, and jazz as one of the most innovative groups in history. They recorded for several years with legendary pianist Herbie Hancock, representing a major turning point for Hancock with the formation of this popular band in 1973.

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The Revelations Releases New CD, “The Cost of Living” on April 29th, 2014 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

CLASSIC SOUL BAND THE REVELATIONS PREPARE TO RELEASE THE COST OF LIVING ON APRIL 29th

BROOKLYN OUTFIT’S THIRD EFFORT FEATURES SINGER RELL GADDIS

CHECK OUT THE STYLISH BLACK & WHITE VIDEO FOR “WHY WHEN LOVE IS GONE”

 
Critically-acclaimed soul band The Revelations are getting ready to release their third full-length studio album. The Cost of Living arrives via Decision/Red River/Sony RED Music on April 29th. 

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LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “Either Way” from Harvey Mason’s New Album “Chameleon” | Coming April 29th, 2014

LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE,
“Either Way,”
from the forthcoming Album “Chameleon” by 
Harvey Mason
New CD Drops April 29th, 2014



Chameleon, the scintillating Concord Records debut from multi-GRAMMY® nominated Harvey Mason, finds him drawing upon the rich jazz-funk legacy of the 1970s and recasting seven of that era’s most enduring classics with an early 21st-century sheen. A legendary session drummer, producer, composer and recording artist, Mason is among the most recorded and in-demand musicians of all-time.

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Aretha Franklin Files $10 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Website

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Aretha Franklin To Hit Kato Leonard and
TheNewsNerd.com with a Right Hook of Her Own –
A Ten Million Dollar Lawsuit
 
(April 16, 2014 – Detroit, MI) — Facebook and other social media lit up with the news that Patti LaBelle had been arrested for attacking Aretha Franklin with “a Mayweather style right and left” in attack on the Queen of Soul that reportedly took place at a concert in Atlanta.

The 2014 JJA Jazz Awards Winners Are Announced

The Jazz Journalists Association Announces Winners for 2014 JJA Jazz Awards


NEW YORK – The Jazz Journalists Association today announced winners of 2014 JJA Jazz Awards in 32 categories of musical achievement. Herbie Hancock — the man behind International Jazz Day (April 30) as UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialog and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz – is being honored for his Lifetime Achievement in Jazz. Saxophonist Wayne Shorter, Hancock’s frequent collaborator, has been voted Musician of the Year.
 
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