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LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Pianist James Lloyd to Release Debut Solo Album “Here We Go” on March 17th, 2015

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Master Pianist, Visionary, Writer and Producer, James Lloyd Is Full Speed Ahead on his Shanachie Entertainment Debut CD “Here We Go” Featuring Special Guests & Tributes to George Duke and ‘The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul’
 
“Now feels like the right time for many reasons,” confesses pianist James Lloyd, a legend on the contemporary jazz scene, about the timing of his Shanachie Entertainment debut CD, Here We Go. Lloyd, who has shared the stage with everyone from James Brown to Count Basie, was recently on a plane that was struck by lightning and forced to make an emergency landing.
 

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington to Drop 3-Vol. Set “The Epic” on May 5th, 2015

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Saxophonist Kamasi Washington Revolutionizes
Modern Perception of Jazz with Highly Anticipated
3-Volume Set, The Epic – May 5 via Brainfeeder
 
Album Features 32-Piece Orchestra, 20-Person Choir,
and Washington’s Long Running 10-Piece Band:
The Next Step/The West Coast Get Down
 
The Epic is a 172-minute, three-record set that includes a 32-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir, and 17 songs overlaid with a compositional score written by Washington. Pulsing underneath is an otherworldly ten-piece band, each member of which is individually regarded as among the best young musicians on the planet…

NEW VOICES/WATCH NEW VIDEO! Trinity Dawson Releases New EP “With All I Am” | New Single “Just Be With Me” Available NOW

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FOOTBALL STAR TURNED URBAN INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST TRINITY DAWSON SHINES WITH DYNAMIC SINGLE “JUST BE WITH ME”
 
Emotional Tune Found On Powerful Singer’s Debut WITH ALL I AM- THE EP, Available Now on iTunes
 
Singer/Songwriter/Producer’s Full-Length Debut LP Due Summer 2015
 
Houston, TX (March 11, 2015) – Making a well-received dash from playbooks to songbooks, football star turned singer/songwriter/producer Trinity Dawson has become one of gospel’s most promising new acts for his refreshing take on the fusion of Urban and Inspirational to craft a sound all his own.
 

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Kenya Releases New Single “Let Me” | Album Coming Summer 2015

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Chicago Based Recording Artist Kenya
Releases New Single “Let Me” on iTunes and Other Digital Retail Outlets
 
Single Entered 0n Billboard’s Top 40 on the
Urban Adult Contemporary Charts
 
(New York, NY – March 10, 2015) – Chicago based recording artist Kenya releases new single today, “Let Me” on iTunes, and all other major digital retail outlets.
 

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! R&B/Funk Band Orgone Releases New Album “Beyond The Sun” on April 28th, 2015 | Announces New Tour

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Photo: Art Arroz Photography
 
ORGONE BRINGS FUNK INTO THE 21ST CENTURY ON SHANACHIE DEBUT BEYOND THE SUN
& READIES FOR BLOCKBUSTER SPRING TOUR!!
 
Orgone releases electrifying bonus track “Sweet Feet,” which they describe as an anthem for wallflowers around the world.
 

 
In the 1970’s, there was a plethora of self-contained R&B/funk bands such as The Meters, Kool & The Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire, War, Parliament/Funkadelic, Mandrill, Rufus and of course James Brown’s JB’s, who were creating expansive combinations of R&B, funk, rock, Latin and pan-African sounds, often via wide-ranging, incendiary live performances that put them on the cutting edge of global music-making.

eOne Music & Deitrick Haddon Forms Partnership of New Label, “DHVisions”

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC SIGNS AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL SUPERSTAR DEITRICK HADDON, FORMING PARTNERSHIP ON NEW LABEL, DHVISIONS
 
Partnership with Haddon to also include TV/Film Development
 
NASHVILLE, TN (March 10, 2015) – Two award-winning powerhouses have teamed up to bring gospel music and entertainment to new creative heights, as Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) announces the signing of award-winning gospel superstar, songwriter, and producer Deitrick Haddon to a new partnership, with the formation of his label DHVisions, in association with Relevé Entertainment.

Lady Lavarnga Hubbard Releases New Single “I Got Better Coming”

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Bishop Larry Trotter and Utopia Music Group are excited about their new artist, Lady LaVarnga Hubbard and the latest release of her new single “I Got Better Coming”
 
Lady LaVarnga Hubbard, is no stranger to singing the praises of God and her powerful voice has graced several National Gospel Artists’ projects, including, Chicago Mass Choir, Ricky Dillard & New G, Bishop Larry Trotter & The Sweet Holy Spirit Church Choir and Dexter Walker & Zion Movement.

Virtue to Join Star-Studded Guests in Celebration of The 50th Anniversary of Selma Concert | March 8th, 2015

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SISTER TRIO VIRTUE JOINS PRESIDENT OBAMA, TAMAR BRAXTON, HARRY BELAFONTE, KIRK FRANKLIN, DOUG E. FRESH AND MORE TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SELMA WITH AN ALL-STAR CONCERT SET TO STREAM LIVE ONLINE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 ON BET.COM AND CENTRICTV.COM AT 5P|4C
 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 – – Grammy-Nominated Sister Trio VIRTUE joins President Obama, Tamar Braxton, Harry Belafonte, Kirk Franklin, Doug E. Fresh and more to celebrate The 50th Anniversary of Selma with An All-Star Concert set to stream online live this Sunday, March 8, 2015 on BET.COM and CentricTV.com at 5P|4C hosted by AJ Calloway .

Alto Saxophonist Vincent Herring to Release Project “Night and Day” on May 12th, 2015

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Saxophonist Vincent Herring Brings Intensity of
Live Performance to Studio on Night and Day –
Available May 12 on Smoke Sessions Records
 
Release Performance April 24 – 26 at Smoke
 
Musicians always strive to capture the spirit and energy of a live performance in the recording studio – a formidable challenge without the mirror of the live audience. With Night and Day – his second album for Smoke Sessions Records – the brilliant alto saxophonist Vincent Herring achieves this elusive goal unequivocally.

The Bala Brothers to Release Self-Titled CD on March 3rd | DVD Coming March 24th, 2015

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South Africa’s Bala Brothers Self-Titled CD Out Today on Warner Classics
 
Major PBS Performance Special Airing Nationally
Across the US; Tour Planned For May 2015
 
Blu-Ray/DVD of Special To Be Released on March 24th
 
Today, the Bala Brothers release their self-titled CD on Warner Classics, soon to be followed by a DVD and Blu-Ray performance special that will be available on March 24, 2015.