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Pianist Michel Camilo to Release New Album “Essence” on June 7th, 2019 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Legendary Pianist Michel Camilo Celebrates 25th Album as a
Leader with Stunning All-Star Big Band Release
Essence — Available June 7 via Resilience Music Alliance
For his landmark 25th album as a leader, iconic pianist, composer and bandleader Michel Camilo wanted to do something truly special.

Bassist Charnett Moffett to Release New Album “Bright New Day” on June 21st, 2019 | WATCH VIDEO for “Free the Slaves”

Bassist/Composer Charnett Moffett Breaks New Ground &
Debuts Exceptional New Quintet on Bright New Day,
Available June 21 via Motéma Music
For Bright New Day (available June 21), bassist/composer Charnett Moffett’s seventh recording for Motéma Music and 16th as a bandleader overall,…

Chris Wesley and Undignified Praise Releases New Single “Psalms 34” | LISTEN!

Chris Wesley and Undignified Praise Invite You To Worship With New Anthem and Radio Single “Psalms 34”
Dallas, TX — Pastor Chris Wesley is one of the nation’s rising anointed voices. As the eldest son of Pastor Karry and Cheryl Wesley of The Antioch Church of Dallas, Chris has been groomed to be the frontline leader for the next generation of the church…

Vocalist Mary Stallings Releases New Album “Songs Were Made To Sing” | LISTEN to Single “Sugar”!

Vocalist Mary Stallings Reflects on
80 Years of Life in Music on
Songs Were Made To Sing
Acclaimed Singer Tells Her Personal Story
Through 13 Classics with Stellar Band Featuring
David Hazeltine and Eddie Henderson
Not a single lyric on Songs Were Made To Sing was written by Mary Stallings, but each one represents a chapter in her life and a piece of her soul.

Dorthaan Kirk Selected as a 2020 NEA Jazz Master

Dorthaan Kirk, Newark’s First Lady of Jazz,
Selected as a 2020 NEA Jazz Master
Kirk, along with fellow NEA Jazz Masters Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell
and Reggie Workman, Will Be Honored at a Special Concert at SF Jazz Center on April 2, 2020
NEW YORK, NY, MAY 22, 2019 – If you missed yesterday’s exciting announcement that DORTHAAN KIRK was named a 2020 NEA Jazz Master for her work as a tireless advocate for Jazz, please click HERE.

Estelle Releases New Music Video for Single “Lights Out” | WATCH!

Announces Essence After Dark Reggae X Afro-Beats
Link Up at 2019 Essence Music Festival
NEW YORK, NY – The new video for “Lights Out” by Grammy Award winning entertainer Estelle has premiered today. The sultry reggae track is off of her 2018 album Lovers Rock.

Kirk Franklin Releases New Video for Single “OK” | WATCH!

New York, NY (May 17, 2019) – Today, 14-time GRAMMY® winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin unveiled the video for his song “OK”. The “OK” video was directed by Matt DeLisi.

National Press Club Hosts Dionne Warwick & Valerie Simpson for Documentary Screening on Hal David, May 20th, 2019

National Press Club Hosts Dionne Warwick and Valerie Simpson for Documentary Screening on Hal David, May 20
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The National Press Club Events Team will host a special dinner and screening of “What the World Needs Now: Words by Hal David,” a PBS documentary tribute to the man who wrote many of the most enduring songs in American popular music, at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20.