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The 29th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards: Stand Up | Set to Air Dec. 13th, 2020


 
Bounce Trumpet Awards To Honor Naomi Campbell, Yara Shahidi, Stacey Abrams, & Tommie Smith As 2020 Recipients In Special Year Paying Tribute To Those Fighting For Social Justice
 
Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels and Jesse Williams Among Presenters, Musical Performances by Busta Rhymes, Anthony Hamilton, Terrace Martin and Bell Biv Devoe
 
Ceremony Set To Air Sunday, December 13th at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Ahead of World Broadcast Premiere Of With Drawn Arms
 
ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bounce, the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, has announced the full roster of honorees for the 2020 Bounce Trumpet Awards which annually recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others.

Jody Watley Makes Surprise TV Appearance on DJ Cassidy’s “Pass The Mic: BET Soul Train Edition” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Jody Watley
Makes Surprise TV Appearance on
DJ Cassidy’s “Pass The Mic: BET Soul Train Edition.”
 
(Hollywood, CA – November 30, 2020) – Jody Watley is always full of surprises.
 
The Grammy-winning, trendsetting pioneer in music, video, fashion and style recently joined other R&B legends of the 80s on DJ Cassidy’s “Pass the Mic: BET Soul Train Edition,” which also featured Sheila E, Chaka Khan, El DeBarge, Deniece Williams, Morris Day, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Lisa Lisa, George Clinton, and many more.

BAM & GEC Announce the Formation of The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame


 
Black American Music Association (BAM) And Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) Announce the Formation of The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame
 
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Black American Music Association (BAM) and the Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) announced the formation of the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame (WOF).

Multiple Award-Winning Recording Artists Appear in TWIST2020 Voter Participation Event


 
Unprecedented, All-Star Women’s
“This Is Why I Vote” Campaign Encourages Voting Ahead of Pivotal 2020 Election
 
(Los Angeles, CA– October 6, 2020) Multiple award-winning recording artists Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brenda Russell, Sheila E., Terri Lyne Carrington, India.Arie, Ledisi, Siedah Garrett, Lisa Fischer, and Lalah Hathaway have formed TWIST (Tuff Women In Strange Times), a dynamic coalition of superstar female talent to rally voters to the polls for Election Day 2020.

Smoke Jazz Club Launches New Streaming Service “Smoke Screens” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Smoke Jazz Club Launches New Streaming Service, Smoke Screens, Delivering its Intimate Stage to Audiences Around the World with Unparalleled Audio and Video Quality
 
New York City’s vital live jazz scene fell silent when the coronavirus pandemic forced clubs to close and people to self-isolate. While it still may not be safe for crowds to congregate in clubs yet, audiences are experiencing live music again and musicians and venues are finding ways to connect again within the confines of the new reality.

Miles Davis Estate & The JFA Present “A Miles Davis Birthday Celebration” on SiriusXM’s ‘Real Jazz’ on May 22nd, 2020


 
MILES DAVIS ESTATE & JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENT “A MILES DAVIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION” ON SIRIUSXM’S ‘REAL JAZZ’ THIS FRIDAY, MAY 22 AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
 
Three-Hour Music Special To Benefit And Raise Awareness Of The Covid-19 Musician’s Emergency Fund From Jazz Foundation Of America
 
Music Of Miles Highlighted With Curation By SiriusXM’s Mark Ruffin And Guest DJ’s Erin Davis, Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Steve Jordan
 
New York, NY (May 21, 2020)–Miles Davis Estate and the Jazz Foundation Of America present “A Miles Davis Birthday Celebration,” on SiriusXM’s ‘Real Jazz’ (67) this Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Ramsey Lewis Returns with Monthly Online Series “Saturday Salon” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
GRAMMY® Award-winning Pianist and NEA Jazz Master
Ramsey Lewis Returns to the “Stage” With the
Monthly Online Performance Series, “Saturday Salon”
 
Join Us to Celebrate Ramsey Lewis’ 85th Birthday Party
Saturday, May 30th – 1 PM Central Time
 
GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis will celebrate his 85th birthday in fitting fashion with a digital program available to audiences worldwide.

The Jazz Journalists Association Announces 2020 Awards Nominees


 
JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
ANNOUNCES 2020 AWARDS NOMINEES
 
NEW YORK CITY — Finalists for the 25th annual Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association have been announced at www.JJAJazzAwards.org, demonstrating both generational continuity and diversity of talent making music and creating media in coverage of it today. See https://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2020.html.

“Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort” Broadcast Special Airs April 22nd, 2020 on BET


 
BET RALLIES TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR MOST IMPACTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC WITH NEW TELEVISION SPECIAL, RELIEF FUND, DIGITAL NEWS PROGRAMS, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
 
“SAVING OUR SELVES: A BET COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORT,” SPECIAL CO-HOSTED BY KELLY ROWLAND, TERRENCE J, AND REGINA HALL, SET TO AIR ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020 AT 8 PM EST
 
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THE SPECIAL INCLUDE DJ KHALED, CHARLIE WILSON, CHANCE THE RAPPER, KIRK FRANKLIN, FANTASIA, MELVIN CRISPELL III and MANY MORE
 
#BETCOVIDRELIEF
 
New York, NY (April 8, 2020) – Today, BET announces an array of high impact initiatives to support communities of color impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boney James Pays Tribute to Bill Withers with Cover of Classic Hit “Ain’t No Sunshine”


 
BONEY JAMES PAYS TRIBUTE TO BILL WITHERS, PERFORMING THE CLASSIC HIT
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ON HIS FACEBOOK LIVE PERFORMANCE TODAY
 
BONEY’S COVER OF THE SONG WAS ONE OF THE SAX PLAYER’S FIRST #1 HITS
 
Contemporary Jazz saxophone player Boney James paid tribute to the legendary Bill Withers today by performing “Ain’t No Sunshine” on his Facebook Live session this afternoon. The Grammy nominated artist had a long history with the song and commented.