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May 2014

Jazz Singer Kate Ross to Release New Project “People Make The World Go Round” on June 3rd, 2014

Kate Ross - People Make The World Go Round
 
Kate Ross
“People Make the World Go Round”
(KimCourt Productions KCPKR-01)
Street Date June 3, 2014
 
Kate Ross– Vocals, Caleb Hutslar-Keyboards,
Greg “The Governor” Pearson-Drums, Dave Irwin-Bass,
Craig McMullen-Guitar, Drums – Roger Myers, Alto Sax – A. C. Collins
 
There has always been a debate as to what separates a jazz singer from a singer who simply interprets songs in a rhythmic fashion. But from the first few bars of Kate Ross’ extraordinary debut album People Make The World Go Round, any question as to whether she qualifies is summarily dismissed.

Trumpeter Rick Braun is Set to Release New Album “Can You Feel It” on July 8th, 2014

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Rick Braun Feels like Getting Up and Dancing
 
Chart-topping trumpeter returns July 8 with “Can You Feel It” 
 
Sherman Oaks, Calif. (29 May 2014): It’s been five years since trumpeter-flugelhorn player Rick Braun released an album full of the funky R&B contemporary jazz grooves that made him one of the genre’s most consistent hitmakers over the past twenty years, but the award-winning musician, producer and songwriter returns to his signature sound July 8 with the release of his sixteenth album, “Can You Feel It,” which will be issued by Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records.

Blues Master Lucky Peterson to Drop New CD “The Son of a Bluesman” on June 10th, 2014

Lucky Peterson - The Son of a Bluesman
 
Blues Master Lucky Peterson Returns with
Career-Defining Album, The Son of a Bluesman,
Available June 10 on Jazz Village
 
Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. He has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era as a searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist. His many talents are truly mind-boggling.

New Gospel Singer Stephen B. Steward Enters at #10 on Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart with “Enter Your Gates”

STEPHEN B. STEWARD EARNS FIRST BILLBOARD TOP TEN WITH DEBUT ALBUM ENTER YOUR GATES



SOLO ALBUM RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS BY TOP MUSIC CRITICS

SECOND SINGLE “PURIFY MY SOUL” GAINING MAJOR TRACTION AT GOSPEL RADIO


New artist Stephen B. Steward has earned his first Top Ten with the release of his debut album, ENTER YOUR GATES entering at #10 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart this week. This impressive debut marks the highest first week chart position for a new male solo gospel artist this year to date and first top ten for their independent label GS Records LLC with distribution via Central South Distribution.

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More Than $8,000 was Raised for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Gospel’s Elite Delivered Powerful Performances, Helped Raise Over $8,000 For Ronald McDonald House Charities® Of The Greater Philadelphia Region



McDonald’s® Inspiration Celebration® Gospel Tour came to soulful stop in Philadelphia as partof nationwide concert series


PHILADELPHIA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Last week, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour delivered messages of hope, inspiration and service to Philadelphia. Some of gospel music’s biggest acts kept concertgoers clapping, dancing, laughing and lifting up their hands in joy. Attendees witnessed moving performances from Erica Campbell, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Kurt Carr, and the Mississippi Mass Choir, comedy from Jonathan Slocumb, tongue-twisting inspirational lyrics from Uncle Reece and the electrifying sounds of organist Moses Tyson, Jr.

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WATCH NEW VIDEO: Jonathan Butler | “Living My Dream” (EPK)

Jonathan Butler - Living My Dream
 
WATCH NEW EPK VIDEO by Jonathan Butler
“Living My Dream”
Album Coming June 24th, 2014
 
Good Morning Readers – The weekend is HERE!
 
T.U.M.S. brings to your attention a new EPK from well known Contemporary jazz/Gospel guitarist and vocalist Jonathan Butler. His new project, “Living My Dream” is slated for release June 24th, 2014 via Artistry Music. The 11 track collection will be Jonathan’s 22nd recording to date. The South African born gift is featured below sharing his thoughts about the direction of the album and much more. Press play, sit back and enjoy!

Phil Perry | “Where Is The Love” feat Chante Moore is Climbing on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Songs Chart | 2014

Phil Perry’s Duet with Chante Moore “Where Is The Love?” is Climbing on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Songs Chart (week ending May 31st, 2014) Whats’ Happening Music Lovers….did you hear about this? Although it’s been a full year since the release of album, “Say Yes” from R&B/Soul singing phenom Phil Perry, …

Keke Wyatt’s Self Titled Project Reaches #1 on Amazon

The North Star Group/Aratek Entertainment Recording Artist Keke Wyatt’s
Self-Titled Music Project Debuts at
#1 on Amazon’s Mp3 Hot New Releases R&B Albums and
#1 Mp3 R&B Soul Albums Best Sellers and
#4 on iTunes Top 100 R&B Albums

 
 
(New York, NY – May 23, 2014) – The North Star Group/Aratek Entertainment recording artist Keke Wyatt’s self-titled music project debuts at #1 on Amazon’s Mp3 Hot New Releases R&B Albums chart and #1 on the Mp3 R&B Soul Albums Best Sellers chart. The album also debuts at #4 on iTunes Top 100 R&B Albums chart.
 

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Saxophonist/Vocalist Mindi Abair Returns with New Disc, “Wild Heart” on May 27th, 2014

Mindi Abair, portrait, Los Angeles, California. 22 January 2014.
 
Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Mindi Abair to Release New Album,
“Wild Heart”
May 27th, 2014
 
Mindi Abair is one of the most dynamic performers on the music scene today. In addition to her acclaimed solo work, she was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour.

Usher’s New Look Organization Launches New Course “Music Industry 101”

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Usher’s New Look Introduces ‘Music Industry Leadership 101′
 
Blended Learning Course Gives High School Students Exposure To Over 30 Career Pathways In The Marketing and Music Industry
 
ATLANTA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Usher’s New Look, the non-profit organization founded by Usher Raymond IV developing global youth leaders through access, awareness and empowerment, launched a cutting edge, digital education course for high school students, entitled Music Industry Leadership 101.  MIL 101 exposes students to over 30 careers in the music and entertainment industry, providing them with unprecedented direction and guidance to be successful in whichever career path they choose.