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February 2017

Vocalist Somi to Release New Album “Petite Afrique” on March 31st, 2017


 
Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Somi to Release Petite Afrique,
Inspired by the Fate of African Immigrants in Harlem
 
Featuring Special Guest Aloe Blacc
 
Pulsing with Harlem’s rhythms and sonic ambiance, Somi‘s Petite Afrique is an homage to her New York City upper Manhattan neighborhood, and one of the Meccas of the African diaspora.

The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ | April 20th-22nd, 2017


 
Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Announces
 
Tito Puente:
A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’
 
(Bronx, NY) – In the first ever retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more.

Pianist Gerald Clayton to Release New Album “Tributary Tales” on April 21st, 2017


 
Visionary Pianist Gerald Clayton Merges Streams of Life
into a Greater Body of Work with Tributary Tales
 
On his new record Tributary Tales, set to release April 21 on Motéma Music, pianist and composer Gerald Clayton traces paths of myriad streams — personal, experiential, intangible — that flow into one another, creating a musical narrative greater than the sum of his individual compositions.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Soul Music Songstress Kim Tibbs Releases New Single “I Need You For Your Love”


 
Fueling the vintage soul music flames, veteran singer/songwriter/keyboardist Kim Tibbs has recently dropped several singles of special note towards her ambitious solo music journey
 
No stranger to the music industry, Kim Tibbs is finally breaking out on her own terms. A recent transplant from the U.S. to the U.K., the love and respect from radio programmers for Tibbs’ raw perspective of a sound that especially beckons Curtis Mayfield, presented with a unfiltered studio presence sans the overdubs and vocal trickery.
 
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE!

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Dr. F. James Clark Presents The NextGeneration Choir Debut Single “YOU ARE”


 
The Dynamic Music Ministry of Shalom Church (City Of Peace)
Of St. Louis Introduces Their NextGeneration Choir
 
Dr. F. James Clark Presents The NextGeneration Choir Debut Single “YOU ARE”
 
St. Louis, MO — In 2015, Dr. F. James Clark and the Shalom Church (City Of Peace) Mass Choir released their debut album SIMPLY AMAZING to a Billboard Top Gospel Album position of #3.
 
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE!

Saxophonist Jimmy Greene to Release New Project “Flowers — Beautiful Life, Volume 2” on April 28th, 2017


 
Saxophonist Jimmy Greene Further Memorializes
the Life of Late Daughter with Groove-Filled Release,
Flowers — Beautiful Life, Volume 2
 
GRAMMY® Award-nominated saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jimmy Greene wrote and recorded an album three years ago that no parent should ever have to make — Beautiful Life celebrated the life of Ana Márquez-Greene, his 6-year-old daughter who was murdered along with 19 other children and six educators on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Le’Andria Johnson’s Rendition of Hit Gospel Single “Never Would Have Made It” is Available NOW


 
LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON DELIVERS A HIT PERFORMANCE OF “NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT”
 
NASHVILLE, TN – February 24, 2017 – GRAMMY®-winning artist Le’Andria Johnson delivers a hit live performance of Marvin Sapp’s signature smash hit “Never Would Have Made It”, available on VEVO and digital providers now.
 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Jazz-Soul Group E-Life 7 to Release Debut Album “Miked Up” on March 24th, 2017


 
Jazz-Soul Ensemble E-Life 7 Feat Michael Pennick and Many Special Guests to Release Debut Album Miked Up
 
Buffalo, New York – Three 2 Go Music introduces E-Life 7 Featuring Michael Pennick (EL7) and their debut album Miked Up. EL7 unites some of Western NY’s finest musicians on this release, including Michael Pennick on bass, Rodney Spears & Charlie Crymes Jr. on keyboards, guitarist Ron Walker, and drummer and percussionist Tim Webb.

The Fifth Annual Give the Band a Hand Gala Honors Jazz Icons Gerald Wilson & Kenny Burrell | April 8th, 2017


 
California Jazz Foundation Honors Educators And Jazz Icons Kenny Burrell And Gerald Wilson At Annual Give The Band A Hand Gala On April 8, 2017
 
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — California Jazz Foundation (CJF) will host its fifth annual Give the Band a Hand benefit dinner, concert and honors presentation on April 8, 2017. CJF founder and President, Edythe Bronston, had previously announced that guitarist Kenny Burrell is the recipient of the 2017 Nica Lifetime Achievement Award and the late Gerald Wilson, trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader, is the recipient of the CJF Heritage Award.

Pianist Christian Sands to Release Anticipated New Project “REACH” on April 21st, 2017


 
Pianist Christian Sands Manifests New Experiences Stretching Into Progressive New Territory on Mack Avenue Records Debut, REACH – Available April 21
 
With his debut Mack Avenue Records recording, REACH, singularly talented pianist and five-time Grammy® Award nominee Christian Sands is stretching into exciting progressive territory as he breaks new ground traversing from the straight-ahead zone into fresh-sounding music influenced by a range of styles, from Afro-Cuban rhythms to hip-hop beats to dirty blues with an edge.