APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES CELEBRATION OF BLUE NOTE RECORDS
IN HONOR OF THE LEGENDARY JAZZ LABEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY
EXPLORE THE FEATURE BLUE NOTE: THE 1500 SERIES
A CURATION OF BLUE NOTE’S FABLED CLASSICS PRESENTED
WITH STUDIO QUALITY SOUND AS APPLE DIGITAL MASTERS
On January 6, 1939, a German Jewish immigrant and passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lion produced his first recording session in New York City with two Boogie Woogie pianists—Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis—founding what would become the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world.
PHILADELPHIA MUSIC ALLIANCE WELCOMES
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, THE HOOTERS, THE O’JAYS,
EVELYN ‘CHAMPAGNE’ KING, WMMR’S PIERRE ROBERT,
JODY GERSON AND DORRANCE ‘DODO’ HAMILTON AS INDUCTEES
TO THE PHILADELPHIA MUSIC WALK OF FAME, CLASS OF 2019
PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 7, 2019) – The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) today announced that The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Hooters, The O’Jays, Evelyn “Champagne” King, WMMR air personality Pierre Robert, music industry executive Jody Gerson, and philanthropist Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame as members of its Class of 2019.
Brandy To Be Honored With The BMI President’s Award At The 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
ATLANTA, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) will honor multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy with the BMI President’s Award at its 2019 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Thursday, August 29th.
GREGORY PORTER ANNOUNCES
A BRAND NEW PODCAST SERIES
“It’s beautifully simple – in each episode I sit down and talk with a close friend of mine, we shoot the breeze about music, life, cars, food, wine, whatever…” – Gregory Porter
He has made chart history and brought jazz to the masses around the globe, won GRAMMYs, graced the world’s most prestigious stages, appeared on the biggest TV shows, and now he has his very own podcast.
MULTIPLE GRAMMY AND BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD NOMINATED ARTIST JEKALYN CARR SET FOR LIVE RECORDING DURING ATLANTA’S ‘PRAISE 102.5 FM PRAISE IN THE PARK’ ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 AT THE 17,000 SEAT CELLAIRIS AMPHITHEATRE
ATLANTA, GA (Monday, July 30, 2019) — Three-time GRAMMY Award, two-time Billboard Music Award, NAACP Image Award nominated, and four-time Stellar Award-winning, and GMA Dove Award winning 21-year-old singer-songwriter Jekalyn Carr records her next album live at Atlanta’s Praise 102.5 FM 15th Annual Praise In The Park.
LEGENDARY ‘SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA’ ARCHITECTS KENNETH GAMBLE AND LEON HUFF
CONGRATULATE ‘DEAR FRIEND’ PATTI LaBELLE ON STREET RENAMING HONORS
PHILADELPHIA (Tuesday, July 2, 2019) – Legendary Sound of Philadelphia architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff joined today’s celebration of homegrown R&B living legend Patti LaBelle with a street naming dedication,…
Broadway Star Laura Osnes And R&B Legends The O’Jays Join The Cast Of PBS’ 39th Annual ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Live From The Grounds Of The U.S. Capitol Building
– Hosted by John Stamos with Musical Performances by Carole King and The Broadway Cast of Beautiful Starring Vanessa Carlton, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Sesame Street, Gone West Featuring Colbie Caillat, Lindsey Stirling, Keala Settle, Vanessa Williams, Lee Brice, Yolanda Adams, Laine Hardy, Angelica Hale, Maelyn Jarmon and The National Symphony Orchestra
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Joining the all-star line-up for the 39th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, the country’s longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition,
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.
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.
Publisher’s Note: T.U.M.S. Readers, please see the urgent message from the wife of legendary jazz guitar player Kenny Burrell, Mrs. Katherine Burrell, below…
My name is Katherine Burrell. I am raising funds for my husband, Kenny Burrell. He is a legendary jazz guitarist who has contributed much to the world of music. Following his 85th birthday concert at Royce Hall, he suffered an accident that led to a two year medical leave.