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September 2015

Circle of Sisters & Cafe Mocha Radio Honors Tamela Mann, Michaela Pereira, Malinda Williams & More | Oct. 15th, 2015

Circle of Sisters 2015
WBLS 107.5 and Circle of Sisters Join the Café Mocha Show To Celebrate Extraordinary Female Innovators with the Salute Her: Superwomen Making A Difference Awards presented by Hyundai
2015 honorees include actress Malinda Williams; CNN anchor, Michaela Pereira; President of Comcast Foundation, Charisse Lillie; Award-winning gospel icon/Actress, Tamela Mann; Founder/CEO of Odyssey Media, Linda Spradley Dunn; and legendary Broadway Publicist Irene Gandy
Circle of Sisters, the largest expo in NYC uniting, motivating and celebrating women of color has joined the Cafe MochaTM radio show that airs Saturday mornings, 6-8am on WBLS 107.5 to bring it’s Salute Her Tour presented by Hyundai to New York. On October 15th the SALUTE HER: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards will recognize women who share a common commitment to make a positive contribution to strengthen their respective communities.

Erroll Garner’s “The Complete Concert By The Sea” is Now #1 on Billboard’s Jazz Chart & More

Erroll Garner - Concert By The Sea
Back After 60 Years Erroll Garner’s The Complete Concert By The Sea Debuts #1 On Billboard Jazz Chart And #93 On Billboard’s Top 200 Chart
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Iconic Jazz artist Erroll Garner‘s greatest concert album was already one of the best selling jazz albums of all time. The newly expanded album, The Complete Concert By The Sea, released jointly by Sony Legacy and Octave Music Publishing Corporation on September 18, 2015 – in celebration of the concert’s 60th anniversary, debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Jazz chart and #93 on the Top 200 Chart. Now available on Amazon.

Soul Vocalist Teri Tobin Drops New Single “I Am Love” | Available Now on iTunes

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Soulstress Teri Tobin Releases ‘I Am Love’ as 3rd Single from Current Album, Truth Is
The new hit, ‘I Am Love’ produced by Keith “Bubby” Webb of Beat Mob Productions, is the 3rd single from Tobin’s current full-length LP, TRUTH IS
PHOENIX – Sept. 29, 2015 – PRLog — Today, R&B/Soul recording artist, Teri Tobin announced the release of her third single I Am Love (now available at iTunes) from her current album TRUTH IS (label Sōl 2 Kēp Entertainment/TopNotch/Ingrooves/Universal).

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Keyboardist Justin Gilbert to Release New Album “Aligned” on Oct. 9th, 2015

Justin Gilbert
Justin Timberlake’s keyboardist Justin C. Gilbert set to release debut album, “Aligned”
Professional keyboardist, composer and producer extraordinaire Justin Gilbert gears up to launch his debut album “Aligned” this fall.
ATLANTA – Sept. 26, 2015 – PRLog — Atlanta native Justin C. Gilbert is set to release his debut album entitled “Aligned” on October 9th, 2015 on all digital outlets. It will include his hit single “Gimme What You Got” which was previously released in February of this year. Pre-orders are available. Gilbert’s album can be described as a “progressive classic”; combining his fresh mix of soul, pop, hip hop and fusion with musical textures of the past we all long for. He’s been featured on Justin Timberlake’s website as a member of the Tennessee Kids and has a recent spread with Yamaha’s All Access.

Gregory Porter to Join Roster for 1st Ever Blue Note “Jazz at Sea” Cruise Starting Oct. 29th, 2015

Gregory Porter 2015
Grammy® Award-winning Gregory Porter to Join Star-Studded Roster for First Ever Blue Note “Jazz at Sea” on board Queen Mary 2
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cunard is thrilled to announce that Grammy® Award-winning singer and songwriter, Gregory Porter, will be performing on board Queen Mary 2 during the first-ever Blue Note jazz themed cruise, which will debut 29 October 2015.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Singer Emin Teams Up w/Music Legend Nile Rodgers for New Single “Boomerang”

Emin & Nile Rodgers
International Pop Star Emin Teams Up With Hit-Maker Nile Rodgers For New Single — “Boomerang”
Emin to Embark on Take That European Tour in October
LONDON, Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — International pop star Emin ( has joined forces with multi-Grammy award winning music legend Nile Rodgers for the new single “Boomerang” (Saffron/Warner/ADA).
The single, produced and co-written with Danish writer/producer Cutfather and his team, premiered in the UK earlier this month on BBC Radio 2. The track has also debuted at #3 in the Music Week UK’s Pop Club Chart.

Vocal Group TAKE 6 to Visit Cuba for Special Performance | New Album Coming in 2016

Take 6
TAKE 6 Makes Historic Visit To Cuba
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — TAKE 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley) will be the first American vocal group to perform in Cuba since the opening of diplomatic relations after a half century.

Announcing The Winners of our CD GIVEAWAY! Lizz Wright’s Album “Freedom & Surrender”

Lizz Wright - Freedom & Surrender
Good Morning Readers!
On behalf of T.U.M.S. and Concord Music Group, we would like to thank everyone for turning out for our great CD Giveaway this month – The new project “Freedom & Surrender” from acclaimed songstress LIZZ WRIGHT!  GREAT NUMBERS!!
Now here’s the winners!!
~ Gene S. of Washington D.C.
~ Barbara T. of Phoenix, AZ.
~ Denise P. of Los Angeles, Ca.
All winners will be notified by mail and packages will be mailed out. Once again, thanks for making this contest happen. T.U.M.S. will always have something special to offer down the road, so stay tuned and thanks for stopping by our music portal now known throughout the world as!!!

“A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters” by John Coltrane | Coming Nov. 20th, 2015

John Coltrane - The Complete Masters - A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters from
impulse!/Verve Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of
John Coltrane’s Magnum Opus
Every Take & Overdub from Two Sessions of
Landmark Album Offered in Two and Three-CD Editions
Most Accurate Picture of the Making of the Iconic Recording
On December 9th, 1964, John Coltrane and his classic quartet (Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and McCoy Tyner) went into the legendary Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey and recorded A Love Supreme–the four-part suite that has influenced musicians and reached generations of fans far beyond the jazz world.