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July 2018

Drummer/Vocalist James ‘Biscuit’ Rouse Releases New Single “In Between Times” | LISTEN!


 
Drummer/vocalist and Philly native James ‘Biscuit’ Rouse shares the “In Between Times” for his latest single
 
The role of keeping time behind the drums can transform a song into a rapid fire funky jam or a smooth reggae ballad. James ‘Biscuit’ Rouse grew up in one of music’s hot beds in Philadelphia, the city that has housed The Roots, Boyz II Men and Bilal.

Pianist Christian Sands to Release New Album “Facing Dragons” on Sept. 21st, 2018 | Announces Performances for 2018-2019


 
Christian Sands Returns with
New Studio Album Facing Dragons,
Available September 21 on Mack Avenue Records
 
Not yet 30, Christian Sands is currently one of the most in-demand pianists working in jazz. In the last few years he has toured around the world as a bandleader and recently appeared as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter.

Kandace Springs to Release New Album “Indigo” on Sept. 7th | Announces New Fall Tour 2018 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Kandace Springs Returns With Indigo
Her Broad-ranging New Album Out Sept. 7
Produced By Karriem Riggins
 
Springs Announces Fall Headline Tour
Following Summer-long North American Tour
Supporting Daryl Hall & John Oates
 
Singer and pianist Kandace Springs has announced a September 7 release date for her remarkable second album Indigo (Blue Note), a 13-track LP of originals and choice covers

Singer Koryn Hawthorne’s New Album “Unstoppable” Debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart


 
KORYN HAWTHORNE DEBUTS AT #1 WITH
UNSTOPPABLE
 
Hawthorne Celebrates Five #1s on latest Gospel Charts for
Unstoppable and “Won’t He Do It”
 
Nashville, TN (July 25, 2018) – Rising star Koryn Hawthorne celebrates with her fans around the world as her debut album Unstoppable, which was released on July 13th, sparks a slate of #1s on the latest Gospel charts.

Jazz Legend Wayne Shorter to Release New Album “Emanon” on Sept. 14th, 2018 | LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC!


 
JAZZ LEGEND WAYNE SHORTER SET FOR AUGUST 24 RELEASE OF EMANON,
AN EXTRAORINDARY MUSICAL & VISUAL EXPERIENCE FROM THE 10-TIME GRAMMY WINNER
FEATURING A TRIPLE ALBUM OF ORIGINAL MUSIC PERFORMED BY
THE WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET & ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
ACCOMPANIED BY A GRAPHIC NOVEL PENNED BY SHORTER & MONICA SLY
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY RANDY DuBURKE
 
Jazz legend and 10-time GRAMMY winner Wayne Shorter is set for the August 24 release of his long-awaited project Emanon, his first release since 2013’s Without A Net, which marked Shorter’s momentous return to Blue Note Records where he began his heralded recording career in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1959.

Central City Productions Announces The 3rd Annual 2018 Black Music Honors | Aug. 16th, 2018


 
BOBBY BROWN, FAITH EVANS, BEBE AND CECE WINANS, AND DALLAS AUSTIN TO RECEIVE RECOGNITION AT 2018 BLACK MUSIC HONORS AWARDS PRESENTED BY CENTRAL CITY PRODUCTIONS
 
Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett to Host Television Special on Thursday, August 16 in Nashville, TN.
 
CHICAGO, IL // JULY 24, 2018 – Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions (CCP) announced today the 2018 Black Music Honors – the annual two-hour television special that honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.

Jazz Singer Lucia Jackson to Release New Album “You And The Night And The Music” on Sept. 14th, 2018 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
You And The Night And The Music is the debut of Lucia Jackson, a promising young jazz singer who displays a fetching voice on a set of standards along with a few surprises.
 
With her father, jazz guitar great Ron Jackson, contributing arrangements and leading an impressive rhythm section joined by guests, Lucia Jackson creates fresh variations of timeless material.
 
Lucia Jackson has had busy careers as both a dancer and a model.

Maxwell Announces “50 Intimate Nights Live” Tour | Kicks Off Sept. 27th | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Maxwell Announces “50 Intimate Nights Live” Tour
 
50-date North American fall and winter tour kicks of this September in Richmond, VA
 
Today, Maxwell announces his “50 Intimate Nights Live” tour, a 50-date trek to many of North America’s top theatres, including New York’s Beacon Theatre, LA’s Microsoft Theater, and Chicago’s Chicago Theatre.

Bob James Trio to Release New Album “Espresso” on Aug. 31st, 2018 | LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE!


 
Legendary Pianist Bob James Returns to
Trio Format After Decade-Long Studio Recording
Hiatus as a Leader for Espresso
 
Long after establishing himself as one of America’s most accomplished composers, arrangers and instrumentalists, multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winner Bob James achieves his long-time ambition to return to the trio format he last utilized on 2004’s Take It From The Top, and embraced as an up-and-coming artist.