THE RECORDING ACADEMY® TO HONOR 2017 SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS RECIPIENTS WITH
“GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS®” TELEVISION SPECIAL AS PART OF “GREAT PERFORMANCES” SERIES ON PBS
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 2, 2017) — The Recording Academy® will honor its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar (pictured), Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground.
AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE LEADS AUDACIOUS QUARTET ON
A RIFT IN DECORUM: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
EXPANSIVE DOUBLE-ALBUM OUT JUNE 9 DOCUMENTS
TRUMPETER’S MOMENTOUS WEEK AT JAZZ’S MOST HISTORIC CLUB
Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire has proven himself an artist of rare ability and wide-ranging aesthetic interests on his previous Blue Note albums When the Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) and the imagined savior is far easier to paint (2014).
2nd ANNUAL DC GO-GO NEW MUSIC DAY IN WASHINGTON, DC
DROPS NEW GO-GO MUSIC ON FRIDAY MAY 12th, 2017
Remembering Chuck Brown by the Simultaneous Release of New Music by DC Go-Go Bands the Friday before May 16
While the crowds at live music shows in Go-Go continue to be strong, there has always been a lack of consistent studio recordings of original music in the genre outside of Chuck Brown.
Janet Jackson Announces 2017 STATE OF THE WORLD Tour Schedules North American Tour Dates & Adds More Shows
LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist, the incomparable JANET JACKSON, will embark on a four-month North American tour this fall, announced today. Produced by Live Nation, the STATE OF THE WORLD tour is set for a 56-city run beginning September 7, in Lafayette at the Cajundome.
The Legacy of Late Great Soul Jazz Guitarist MELVIN SPARKS
To Be Celebrated With Release of LIVE AT NECTAR’S
Due April 28th on ONE NOTE RECORDS
The legacy of legendary soul jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks will be celebrated on April 28, 2017 with the release of Live At Nectars on One Note Records. The recording, to be issued on digital formats, as well as limited edition vinyl, documents Melvin’s final band on December 30, 2010 just a few months before his passing in March 2011.
Jazz Standard Begins New “Mobetta Tuesdays” Weekly Residency Led by Grammy Award-Winning Trumpeter/Producer Maurice “Mobetta” Brown
New York, NY — One of the nation’s premier jazz clubs, Jazz Standard, today announced the inauguration of “Mobetta Tuesdays,” a new Tuesday night residency by mastermind trumpeter/composer/arranger/producer Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.
LEGENDARY R&B ICON KEITH SWEAT KICKS OFF HIS
LIMITED LAS VEGAS ENGAGEMENT AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS ON JANUARY 17, 2017
AND GRACES THE COVER OF LAS VEGAS MAGAZINE
Tickets for “Keith Sweat: Last Forever” with Special Guest Aries Spears
Jan. 17 – Feb. 4 ON SALE NOW
Las Vegas (January, 2017) – Platinum-selling R&B singer, Keith Sweat kicks-off his limited engagement in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas with a unique Vegas show, “Keith Sweat: Last Forever,” on Tuesday, January 17th through February 4, 2017. The city of Las Vegas is ready to welcome the King of The New Jack Sound with open arms as Keith graces the cover of next week’s issue of LAS VEGAS Magazine.
R&B ICON CHARLIE WILSON
REVEALS IN IT TO WIN IT ALBUM COVER
AND ANNOUNCES MORE DATES FOR
IN IT TO WIN IT TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FANTASIA
JOHNNY GILL AND SOLERO
Pre-sale tickets: January 12, 2017
Tickets on sale: January 13, 2017
Los Angeles, CA (January 9, 2017) – Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson, revealed his In It To Win It album cover and announced more dates for his In It To Win It national arena tour which will kick off on February 8, 2017 in Norfolk, VA.
Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective
records new album–
Caravan in four American cities
Terence Blanchard’s upcoming E-Collective
album Caravan, will be a live recording from four American cities.
Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard said that “Music and art have the power to change hearts and souls.” It is a belief brought to life through the work of Blanchard and his E-Collective, a revolutionary ensemble that thrives off of the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David “DJ” Ginyard, Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton.
Joey DeFrancesco & The People Make Mack Avenue Records Debut with First Ever Quartet Album, Project Freedom – Available March 10, 2017
Peerless Organist Reflects on Travels to Explore Differing Viewpoints and Search for Peace
From a Global Perspective
When jazz aficionados think of Joey DeFrancesco–and they often do–they ponder his matchless talents as a modern-day avatar of the Hammond B3 organ and the Philadelphia history he shares with his principle instrument. Organ-based blues and jazz started in Philly and DeFrancesco is the first to tell you so.