Harlem Week to Pay Tribute to Master Composer & legendary Producer/Activist James Mtume on August 23, 2017 starting at 6:00 PM
Whether his contribution to music comes as composer, producer or performer; James Mtume has carved an indelible impression from all sides. Yet for all the decades he has been putting out innovative sounds, he has underscored it with his activism. A brilliant and informed orator, Mtume has spoken internationally.
Multi-Grammy Nominated R&B Superstar Johnny Gill Treats Fans to a Live Stream Concert
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 12, 2017 – PRLog — Fans are especially important to this Platinum selling R&B icon Johnny Gill. Gill has garnered high acclaim from “Game Changer“, his latest album. That’s why he is treating his loyal fans and music lovers to this special live stage performance on September 1, 2017.
Joe Simon Boulevard Highway 1 (LA 1)
Louisiana HWY 1 Renamed After Grammy Award Winner And R&B Legend, Joe Simon
NEW YORK – Aug. 8, 2017 – PRLog — The Joe Simon Boulevard Dedication will be held in Simmesport, Louisiana on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 12:00 pm. A portion of the land where Joe Simon picked cotton on in Simmesport, Louisiana became Louisiana Hwy 1.
Central City Productions Presents Black Music Honors
(Nashville, TN) – August 2, 2017 – Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley during the Black Music Honors, a live taping television special that will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN.
Multi-Grammy Winning Producer, Composer And Arranger Quincy Jones Announces Qwest TV
LOS ANGELES, July 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones, in collaboration with jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, has announced the formation of Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms.
R&B music sensation Sam Moore will be performing at this year’s PBS special: A Capitol Fourth!
Legendary soul man Sam Moore will be performing with the Blue Brothers at this year’s 37th edition of PBS’ A Capitol Fourth, the annual event that airs on Tuesday, July 4th from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. This star-studded show will be airing live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The Gospel Is Sung
As the Queen of Soul Is Honored
Karen Clark Sheard, Tasha Lockhart, Derrick Starks and others on hand to honor Aretha Franklin
(Detroit, Michigan) It was a weekend celebration fit for a Queen as the Motor city honored the 18 time Grammy winner and first woman ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the reigning and undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin during the first annual Detroit Music Weekend held June 9th through the 11th.
Harlem School Of The Arts And The R&B Foundation Present An Intimate And Inspiring Conversation With Entrepreneur And Music Mogul Mike Bivins
NEW YORK – May 31, 2017 – PRLog — On June 3rd, in celebration of Black Music Month and the HSA Spring Music Festival, the Harlem School of the Arts, in association with The R&B Foundation, welcomes entrepreneur and music mogul Mike Bivins, for an intimate conversation about his life and multi-facetted career.
Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Announces
A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey’
(Bronx, NY) – In the first ever retrospective of the life and legacy of one of the most important figures in Latin Jazz, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces “Tito Puente: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of ‘El Rey,’ a multi-day, in-depth examination of his career through concerts, panels, film, dance, and more.
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.