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LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Drummer Sonny Emory to Release New Album “Love Is The Greatest” on Oct. 10th, 2017


 
DRUMMER TO THE STARS WORLD RENOWNED MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST COMPOSER SONNY EMORY GROOVES SOLO WITH BAND CACHET ON
LOVE IS THE GREATEST
 
(ATLANTA, GA — August xx, 2017) –After decades of laying down the foundation and galvanizing the groove on tour and in the studio for legends like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Crusaders, Bruce Hornsby, Al Jarreau, Steely Dan and Bette Midler, drummer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Sonny Emory is on the greatest creative roll of his career,…

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Funk Band Phat Phunktion is Set to Release New Album “Live At The High Noon” on June 2nd, 2017


 
Award-Winning Nine-Piece Funk Band PHAT PHUNKTION To Release Fifth Album on June 2
 
Available Digitally, on CD, and Blu-ray, ‘Live at the High Noon’ Is the Group’s First Live Album. 75-Minute Concert Includes Exuberant Rendition of “Jupiter” by Earth Wind & Fire. Group Includes Oscar-Winning Arranger Tim Whalen.
 
MADISON, Wis. – April 17, 2017 – PRLog — As a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison music students who banded together in 1996, Phat Phunktion have built a loyal following of listeners throughout the United States and around the world.

Afrobeat Pioneer Tony Allen to Release New EP, “A Tribute to Art Blakey” on May 19th, 2017


 
AFROBEAT LEGEND TONY ALLEN PAYS TRIBUTE TO JAZZ LEGEND ART BLAKEY
WITH NEW EP TO BE RELEASED MAY 19 ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS
 
Blue Note Records has announced the May 19 digital release of Tony Allen’s new EP, A Tribute to Art Blakey. On the 4-track EP the legendary Nigerian drummer and Afrobeat pioneer best known for his work with Fela Kuti pays tribute to his longstanding idol, the American jazz drummer and Blue Note legend Art Blakey.

Legendary Soul Jazz Guitarist Melvin Sparks Album “Live at Nectar’s” Coming April 28th, 2017


 
The Legacy of Late Great Soul Jazz Guitarist MELVIN SPARKS
To Be Celebrated With Release of LIVE AT NECTAR’S
Due April 28th on ONE NOTE RECORDS
 
The legacy of legendary soul jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks will be celebrated on April 28, 2017 with the release of Live At Nectars on One Note Records. The recording, to be issued on digital formats, as well as limited edition vinyl, documents Melvin’s final band on December 30, 2010 just a few months before his passing in March 2011.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Latin-Tropical-Soul Band, 3D Rhythm of Life to Release New Album “Fantasy” in Summer 2017


 
ACCLAIMED LATIN-TROPICAL- SOUL BAND 3D RHYTHM OF LIFE RELEASES NEW ALBUM “FANTASY”
 
New York, NY – Acclaimed Latin-Tropical-Soul band, 3D Rhythm of Life led by drummer Michael Tate, announces the up and coming release of their new album, “Fantasy” (Summer 2017). This project details their multi-dimensional sound, a fusion of Latin and Afro-Caribbean grooves, blended with a variety of genres including Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Rock.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Trombone Shorty to Drop New Album “Parking Lot Symphony” on April 28th, 2017 | Announces New Tour Dates


 
TROMBONE SHORTY SET TO RELEASE HIS
BLUE NOTE DEBUT PARKING LOT SYMPHONY ON APRIL 28;
 
Trombone Shorty has announced an April 28 release date for Parking Lot Symphony, his debut album for Blue Note Records. The album pre-order launched today along with the irrepressible first single “Here Come The Girls,” which is available now to download or stream.
 
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “HERE COME THE GIRLS”!

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.

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.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Jennifer Saran & Special Guests Release New Single “Wake Up”

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Jennifer Saran, Carlos Santana, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, And Narada Michael Walden’s Inspiring World Peace Anthem “Wake Up” – Watch Now
 
“Wake Up” Available on iTunes on Nov. 11
 
All Proceeds from Sale of New Track to Benefit the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
 
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alt-pop/adult contemporary singer-songwriter Jennifer Saran has teamed up with South African Grammy-winning male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Grammy and Emmy-winning producer, drummer, singer and songwriter Narada Michael Walden (Producer/Co-writer), known for his work with Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey, to create her newest single, “Wake Up.” The song releases Friday, November 11. Making a special guest appearance on the track is Grammy-winner and legend Carlos Santana (Featured Guitarist), whose guitar licks generate inspiring vibes.
 

Ralph Peterson’s New Quintet Aggregate Prime to Release Album “Dream Deferred” on Nov. 4th, 2016

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Ralph Peterson Calls for Renewed Hope & Artist Activism of Civil Rights Era in Wake of
Systematic Injustice of African Americans Today
 
Debut of New Quintet, Aggregate Prime, Featuring Vijay Iyer, Gary Thomas, Mark Whitfield and Kenny Davis
 
Since it was first published in 1951, Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem,” has been a source of awe and inspiration for generations of African American artists, notably Lorraine Hansbury, whose most famous play “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959), borrowed its title to enhance its theme of black families’ fraught and frustrated pursuit of the American Dream.