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October 2015

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Contemporary Jazz Group Pieces of a Dream Returns with New Album “All In” on Nov. 6th, 2015

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Pre-Order/Purchase All In Now on Amazon
Once upon a time, a trio of teenage jazz prodigies began turning heads in Philadelphia. Hailing from the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ the all-star unit Pieces Of A Dream stands alongside an impressive lineage of musical wonders who have made Philly proud including Gamble and Huff, Patti Labelle, Grover Washington Jr. Jill Scott and The Roots. Proclaimed a “tough act to follow” by the iconic Count Basie, Pieces Of A Dream was discovered while in High School and was mentored by Mr. Magic, pioneering saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr.

Jazz Vocalist Stephanie Jordan to Sing National Anthem at New Orleans Home Game Opener | Oct 31st, 2015

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Jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan to sing the National Anthem during the New Orleans Pelicans home opener
New Orleans jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan has been selected to perform the National Anthem at the New Orleans Pelicans home opener at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday, October 31, 2015. The Pelicans will face off against the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors, tipoff is 6:30 pm.

Herb Alpert & Wife, Lani Hall Announces The “Come Fly With Us” U.S. Tour | Starting Dec. 2nd, 2015

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The “Come Fly With Us” concert tour takes off around the USA, with Herb and his wife, the Grammy award–winning singer Lani Hall, and their three–piece band.


Herb Alpert’s legendary career includes five decades of unprecedented breakthroughs as a musician, painter, sculptor, and record executive and philanthropist. In the past two years alone, he won his ninth GRAMMY® for 2013’s Steppin’ Out and received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.

The Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition and All Star Gala Concert Honoring Quincy Jones | Nov. 14-15, 2015

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Semifinalists Selected for 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition – Taking Place November 14-15 in Los Angeles
Weekend Includes All-Star Gala Concert Honoring Quincy Jones with Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Seth MacFarlane, Andy Garcia, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau & More
Washington, D.C.—The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is pleased to announce that 11 semifinalists have been selected to participate in the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition, which will be held November 14-15 in Los Angeles.

The Commodores Sign Worldwide Management Deal With 21st Century Artists, Inc.

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R&B & Pop Legends The Commodores Sign Worldwide Management Deal With 21st Century Artists, Inc.
“Brick House” group joins Grammy Awarded and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Client Roster
NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Commodores, William A. King, Walter “Clyde” Orange, and J.D. Nicholas, announced signing to a worldwide management representation deal with 21st Century Artists, Inc., a New York City based firm. The platinum-selling Motown group is at the forefront of an already star-studded client roster.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Adele is Set to Release “25” on Nov. 20th, 2015

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Adele Album “25” Released Globally November 20th
NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I’m making up with myself. making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did and never did.”

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! The Count Basie Orchestra Celebrates 80 Years with Release of Album “A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas!” | Coming Nov. 6th, 2015

A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas! includes 11 holiday tracks featuring special guests Johnny Mathis, Ledisi, Ellis Marsalis, and Carmen Bradford.
Coinciding with celebrating its 80th anniversary, the legendary Count Basie Orchestra continues to make music history with the November 6th, 2015 release of A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas! on Concord Jazz.

Esperanza Spalding Presents Emily’s D+Evolution | Unveils New Song “One” on Jimmy Kimmel Live Oct 22nd, 2015 | Announces New European Tour

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Esperanza Spalding Presents Emily’s D+Evolution, Debuts New Music “One” Via Television Performance On Jimmy Kimmel Live from Brooklyn Thursday October 22
Esperanza Spalding Presents Emily’s D+Evolution, in a world premiere televised performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, October 22, unveiling her new song “One.” This is a special broadcast from the Brooklyn Academy of Music Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, NY, where the show will be taping all week. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs at 11:35PM on ABC. “One” will be available as a single immediately following the performance on all digital platforms.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Zepherin Saint Joins Ann Nesby & G3 for Remix of “Optimistic” in Celebration of Tribe Records 100th Release

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Co-Founder of Tribe Records Zepherin Saint joins R&B Singing Legend Ann Nesby and G3 for remix of classic hit “Optimistic” – Available NOW
In celebration of their 100th release, well known UK world dance producer Zepherin Saint‘s Tribe Records collaborates with R&B Songstress Ann Nesby and G3 for a remake of an original hit single (1991) from group Sounds of Blackness titled “Optimistic.” The track is available for purchase NOW on Traxsource. Mr. Saint’s house cover production for the hit single is phenomenal, along with adding Ms. Nesby’s soulful voice all over the remix.

R&B Singer L. Young to Release New Album “4ever Young” on Nov. 6th, 2015

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R&B/Soul Singer L. Young Returns with 2nd Album “4ever Young” on November 6th, 2015. Pre-Order 4ever Young NOW on Amazon!
Louisville, KY native, Independent R&B Singer L. Young‘s sophomore release “4ever Young” is finally seeing the light of day – coming Nov. 6th, 2015 courtesy of Top Notch Music. Music lovers can pre-order the album now on Amazon. The 11 track set highlight the eclectic singers ambition for ballads and soulful compositions, much in taste to his debut album from 2013, “ReVerb” and Holiday EP “Black Christmas (2013).”