National Museum of African American Music to Host
2017 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon
Annual Celebration will Honor Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, Teddy Riley and David Porter
Nashville, TN (April 20, 2017) – The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will kick off Black Music Month in June with its fourth annual My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at City Winery in Nashville, TN.
Mariah Carey Forms “Butterfly MC Records” As Exclusive Joint Venture With Epic Records
LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-platinum global superstar Mariah Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time with18 Hot 100 #1 hits, inks an exclusive joint partnership of Butterfly MC Records and Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, it was announced today by LA Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records.
JONI SLEDGE OF POP BAND SISTER SLEDGE DIES
MEMBER OF ICONIC POP BAND SISTER SLEDGE PASSES AWAY AT AGE 60 ON MARCH 10, 2017
(Photo Courtesy of Theo London)
(PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 11, 2017) – Founding member of the American musical group, Sister Sledge, Joni Sledge has died. Sledge was discovered unresponsive at her home at age 60 in Phoenix, AZ on Friday, March 10h, 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.
TROMBONE SHORTY SIGNS WITH BLUE NOTE RECORDS;
LABEL DEBUT DUE OUT THIS APRIL AHEAD OF APPEARANCE AT
2017 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Trombone Shorty has signed with Blue Note Records and will make his debut for the iconic jazz label this April ahead of his appearance at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where he has inherited the festival’s prestigious closing set in the legacy of great New Orleans artists like the Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair.
Master Jazz Photographer
Chuck Stewart Dies at 89
The Stewart Family is sadden to announce the passing of Chuck Stewart.
Our family offer our sincerest thanks to all for thinking so highly of Chuck as a friend, vendor, client and admirer. Over the 70 plus years of his career, Chuck has created a unique style of photography that gave him pleasure which has been published in books, magazines, album covers, CDs,motion pictures, TV sitcoms, documentaries and personal collections. He gave all of himself to the craft he perfected through HIS lens as he saw it.
Rock and Roll Diva
to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards Gala
(New York City, January 26, 2017) —Pop icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love will be honored at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 13, where she will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards’ highest honor, for her five decades of musical accomplishments.
Ronnie Davis Has Gone Home
SKINNY BWOY, JANUARY 26, 2017: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must inform you all of the passing of a great man – Reggae foundation roots singer Jerome Ballin pka Ronnie Davis (formerly of Itals and The Tennors). After suffering a major stroke on Monday January 23rd, 2017, Ronnie closed his eyes and slept peacefully with his family at his bedside on Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
Gospel Recording Artist Latice Crawford
Receives Her First Stellar Gospel Music Award Nomination for Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year
(New York, NY – January 17, 2016) — Gospel recording artist Latice Crawford receives her first Stellar Gospel Music Awards nomination for Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year. “I am humbled and honored to receive this nomination,” says Crawford.