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July 8, 2014

20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival Largest Ever With More Than 550,000 Attendees

Charlie Wilson
 
FESTIVAL MARKED 20 YEAR MILESTONE WITH 20 STAGES OF ENTERTAINMENT AND EMPOWERMENT OVER FOUR DAYS
 
MORE THAN 80 ARTISTS: ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCES FROM PRINCE, LIONEL RICHIE, MARY J. BLIGE, NAS, JILL SCOTT, ERYKAH BADU, THE ROOTS, TREY SONGZ, JANELLE MONAE, CHARLIE WILSON, YOLANDA ADAMS & MANY OTHERS
 
NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The 20th annual ESSENCE Festival attracted a record-breaking 550,000 attendees from around the world to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, earning the distinction of being the largest gathering in the event’s history.

Legendary Saxophonist David Sanborn is Back in The Studio | New Album Coming Soon

David Sanborn II
 
Good Afternoon Readers! How was your 4th of July?
 
We have some GREAT news to share….with regards to sax legend David Sanborn.
 
Mr. Sanborn is back in the studio, working on the release of a brand new solo studio album. The release date is not announced but take note: Guess who is coming back to assist in the production dept? Bass legend Marcus Miller! Marcus is coming in to perform and produce the upcoming project.

Leela James to Release New CD “Fall For You” on July 8th | Avail NOW!

leela james - Fall for you
 
Second Single and Title Track “Fall For You” Impacting Urban AC Radio
Video at VH1 Soul and Available on VEVO Today
 
New York, NY (May 6, 2014) – R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Leela James announces the release of her new album Fall For You to be released via J&T Records/BMG/RED Distribution on July 8, 2014. Fall For You marks Leela’s fourth studio album of her career.
 

Rick Braun’s “Get Up & Dance” dances to the top of the charts | CD “Can You Feel It” Avail NOW | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Rick Braun - Can You Feel It
 
The jazz-funk trumpeter’s “Can You Feel It” album hits the streets as the rapidly rising
“Get Up And Dance” is ready to sashay off with the No. 1 singles crown.
 
Sherman Oaks, Calif. (8 July 2014): Back with his first contemporary jazz foray in five years, trumpeter Rick Braun appears to be wasting no time in his quest to add more No. 1 hits to his burgeoning catalogue of chart-toppers. “Get Up And Dance,” his fun-filled frolic with sax sensation Dave Koz that bodes to become the song of the summer, is already No. 3 on the Billboard singles chart this week, the first cut issued from Braun’s sixteenth set, “Can You Feel It,” which was released today by Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records.
 

Brazilian Music Icon Sérgio Mendes Releases Eclectic OKeh Records Debut, “Magic” | Coming Sept. 9th, 2014

Sergio Mendes - Magic
 
In a career that spans more than half a century, Sérgio Mendes is an old hand at creating a unique sonic blend that electrifies a mass global audience. His knack for delivering hit after hit has made him the most successful Brazilian musician of his time. A grand conceptualizer, his well-polished talents as a pianist, composer, bandleader, vocalist and producer make him a truly singular artist. With Magic, his debut recording for the storied OKeh label, he triumphs once again, delivering a timely update on the infectious mix of Brazilian rhythms and contemporary styles from his homeland, the U.S. and elsewhere that make the Mendes sound instantly recognizable.