Maya Angelou’s Posthumous Release “CAGED BIRD SONGS” Out Now
Angelou’s Iconic Words and Lyrics Blended with New Hip-Hop Beats
Released on November 4th via Smooch Music, Caged Bird Songs is the long-awaited album from the late iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, and lecturer Dr. Maya Angelou. Seven years in the making, the album blends Angelou’s poetic spoken words with modern hip-hop production.
Christian McBride Named Keynote Speaker for Jazz Connect Conference
Bassist and bandleader recently named the host of new show from NPR
– Jazz Night in America
The organizers of the Jazz Connect Conference announced today that bassist/composer/bandleader/radio host Christian McBride will give the keynote presentation at the Conference on Thursday, January 8 at 12:15 pm. Presented by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, the Jazz Connect Conference takes place on January 8-9, 2015 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City.