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LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Grammy-Award Nominated Vocalist Oleta Adams to Release New Album “Third Set” on Feb. 10th, 2017


 
STILL SINGING HER SONG
Oleta Adams releases “Third Set”
Her first new album in eight years
 
Kansas City, KS, January 27, 2017– Iconic, Grammy-award nominated vocalist Oleta Adams celebrates her 45th year in the music industry with a new collection of classic songs entitled Third Set. Inspired by the early days of her career, when she played multiple shows nightly in lounges and piano bars across the globe, Third Set highlights the music that Adams and her band always loved to play during that halcyon hour when the evening’s final set arrived.
 
LISTEN to a Sample of New Track “Wilted Roses” by Clicking HERE!

Verve/UMe Releases 9 Classic Impulse! Records Albums in Honor of John Coltrane’s 90th Birthday

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John Coltrane’s Iconic Impulse! Records Lifetime Recordings Remastered In High-Res Audio In Honor Of Jazz Legend’s 90th Birthday
 
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary saxophonist and composer John Coltrane would have been 90 today. To celebrate his legacy and incredible body of work, Verve/UMe is proud to announce today’s release of the high-resolution audio remasters of nine more of his classic Impulse! Records albums, continuing the label’s initiative to remaster every album Coltrane recorded in his lifetime for “The House That Trane Built” in a variety of high-fidelity formats.

Music Legend Joe Simon Releases New Documentary, Book and Single with The Temptations

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Singer Joe Simon Reflects On An Extraordinary Career With The Documentary Looking Back
 
The last of the great male soul voices returns with a new documentary, a book and single with the Temptations
 
NEW YORK – Sept. 13, 2016 – PRLog — New York: Joe Simon one of R&B’s most successful male vocalists is seeing a career renaissance which started this summer as the recipient of the Phillies, Gamble & Huff Community Partnership Award presented at Citizens Bank Park.

Documentary Film “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Coming to DVD/Blu-Ray on Sept. 2nd, 2016

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THIS SEPTEMBER, EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
 
NINA SIMONE
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
 
~DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD, AND DIGITAL FORMATS~
~SEPTEMBER 2, 2016~
 
New York, NY (July 25, 2016)—Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Oscars®, Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and winning Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Awards in 2016, documentary film What Happened, Miss Simone? connected with critics and fans alike with its deep examination of the legendary Nina Simone.

Gospel Singer Shirley Caesar to be Honored on The Hollywood Walk of Fame | June 28th, 2016

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GOSPEL SINGER SHIRLEY CAESAR TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
AS SHE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY AS A SOLO ARTIST
 
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that living legend Shirley Caesar will be honored with the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Fonda Theatre.

Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith Named 2017 NEA Jazz Master

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ORGANIST DR. LONNIE SMITH NAMED 2017 NEA JAZZ MASTER
NEW BLUE NOTE ALBUM EVOLUTION IS HIS FIRST FOR ICONIC LABEL SINCE 1970
 
The legendary organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has been named one of the National Endowment for the Arts 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Smith—along with bassist Dave Holland, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, keyboardist Dick Hyman, and writer Ira Gitler—have been recognized for their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.

N 2 The Dawn: Honoring The Artist 4ever 2 B Known As Prince

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N 2 The Dawn: Honoring The Artist 4ever 2 B Known As Prince
Artist Reflections by A. Scott Galloway
April 24, 2016
 
Prince was the most profoundly voracious and prolific musician across a purple-hued spectrum of styles – a singular melting pot of Soul, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Pop of his own Paisley Funk creation. Beginning by teaching himself to play big band great Neal Hefti’s cool, driving theme to the TV show “Batman” on piano, Prince Rogers Nelson evolved into a wunderkind genius who fluently mastered keyboards, drums, electric bass and – most magnificently – guitar, with a multi-octave vocal range that stretched from his natural hushed speaking baritone to a crystalline falsetto so pure that the Gemini gave it her own name: “Camille.”

Verve Records Celebrates 60 Years

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Verve Records Celebrates 60 Years
 
Label will Celebrate Landmark Anniversary
with Releases Throughout the Year
 
One of the most prestigious labels in the history of jazz, Verve Records will celebrate its 60th anniversary throughout 2016 with a trove of historic reissues and stunning new collections from its legendary archives. The release schedule constitutes a who’s-who of jazz legends, including such pioneers as Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Smith, Stan Getz, and the label’s heart and soul, Ella Fitzgerald.

The Kenny Barron Trio to Release New Project “Book of Intuition” on March 4th, 2016 | Announces Tour Dates 2016

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NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron to Release
First Album with Longstanding Trio, Book of Intuition,
Featuring Kiyoshi Kitagawa and Johnathan Blake
 
Available March 4 on impulse! Records
 
Remarkably, while piano maestro Kenny Barron has recorded more than 40 albums as a leader and countless others as a valued sideman, he had never documented his impressive working trio of bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, with him for 20 years, and drummer Johnathan Blake, onboard for the past 10 years.

Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Premieres on PBS Feb. 26th, 2016 During Black History Month

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THIRTEEN’s “American Masters” Celebrates Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Fats Domino During Black History Month on PBS
 
Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll premieres nationally on the legendary performer’s 88th birthday Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (check local listings)
 
NEW YORK, Jan. 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his boogie-woogie piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors, along with Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard of a revolutionary genre of music, rock ‘n’ roll.