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Pianist and Educator Harold Mabern Passes Away at 83


 
Harold Mabern:
March 20, 1936 – September 17, 2019
 
Influential Jazz Pianist and Educator Passes Away at Age 83
 
Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern died suddenly on Tuesday, September 17, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83. His death was announced on Thursday by his record label, Smoke Sessions Records.

“A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Celebrating Aretha Franklin Will Be Held August 30th, 2018 at Chene Park Detroit Amphitheatre


 
“A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Celebrating Aretha Franklin Will Be Held August 30 at Chene Park Detroit Amphitheatre
 
DETROIT, Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — More than 40 performing artists will salute the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul Aretha Louise Franklin during “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” event at Chene Park Amphitheatre in downtown Detroit on Thursday August 30, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. ET. Gates will open at 5:00 P.M. The musical tribute event is produced by Entertainments Finest.

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff Mourn The Losses of Walter ‘Bunny’ Sigler & Jerry Ross


 
LEGENDARY ‘SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA’ CO-FOUNDERS
KENNETH GAMBLE & LEON HUFF MOURN THE LOSSES
OF ‘BUNNY’ SIGLER AND JERRY ROSS:
TWO VITAL MEMBERS OF THE GAMBLE, HUFF, AND BELL LEGACY
 
Bunny Sigler remembered as “one of the most talented, creative, and great songwriters and music producers.”
Jerry Ross recalled as “key to the beginning of the Gamble, Huff and Bell legacy”
 
PHILADELPHIA – Legendary Philadelphia International Records co-founders and R&B pioneers Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff released a pair of statements mourning the passing of two vital members of “The Sound of Philadelphia” family: Walter “Bunny” Sigler and Jerry Ross.

Rest in Peace Benard Ighner, Composer of the Standard “Everything Must Change”


 
“Rain Comes From The Clouds” – Requiem For An Unsung Heavyweight of Singing and Song: Benard Ighner – January 18, 1945 –August 14, 2017
 
The world of music lost one of its international songwriting and production satellites this morning when Benard Ighner passed away at 72 years of age after battling lung cancer. A self-taught and inspirationally purposed songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, bass, drums, Flugelhorn, alto and soprano saxophones, and flute), Ighner left indelible impressions on connoisseurs of fine, classic soul-felt jazz.

Founding Member of the American Musical Group, Sister Sledge, Joni Sledge has died


 
JONI SLEDGE OF POP BAND SISTER SLEDGE DIES
 
MEMBER OF ICONIC POP BAND SISTER SLEDGE PASSES AWAY AT AGE 60 ON MARCH 10, 2017
 
(Photo Courtesy of Theo London)
 
(PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 11, 2017) – Founding member of the American musical group, Sister Sledge, Joni Sledge has died. Sledge was discovered unresponsive at her home at age 60 in Phoenix, AZ on Friday, March 10h, 2017.

Master Jazz Photographer Chuck Stewart Dies at 89


 
Master Jazz Photographer
Chuck Stewart Dies at 89
 
The Stewart Family is sadden to announce the passing of Chuck Stewart.
 
Our family offer our sincerest thanks to all for thinking so highly of Chuck as a friend, vendor, client and admirer. Over the 70 plus years of his career, Chuck has created a unique style of photography that gave him pleasure which has been published in books, magazines, album covers, CDs,motion pictures, TV sitcoms, documentaries and personal collections. He gave all of himself to the craft he perfected through HIS lens as he saw it.

Reggae Foundation Roots Singer Ronnie Davis Passes Away…


 
Ronnie Davis Has Gone Home
 
SKINNY BWOY, JANUARY 26, 2017: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must inform you all of the passing of a great man – Reggae foundation roots singer Jerome Ballin pka Ronnie Davis (formerly of Itals and The Tennors). After suffering a major stroke on Monday January 23rd, 2017, Ronnie closed his eyes and slept peacefully with his family at his bedside on Wednesday, January 25th 2017.

Filmmaker Alex Munoz to Direct Documentary of Memorial Tribute for Prince in Downtown Los Angeles on May 6, 2016

Prince Tribute in Los Angeles
 
Former Prince Stand-In Turned Filmmaker Set to Direct Prince Documentary
 
Award-Winning Director Alex Munoz Will Use His Cinematic Creative Skills To Make a Mini-Doc about Musical Icon Prince To Celebrate the Singer’s Life & Legacy
 
LOS ANGELES – May 2, 2016 – PRLog — Sometimes the career paths that we desire are not always the professional roads we pursue. Such is the case with Alex Munoz. Before filmmaking, Alex created music live performance art pieces in Santa Barbara.