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The Fifth Annual Give the Band a Hand Gala Honors Jazz Icons Gerald Wilson & Kenny Burrell | April 8th, 2017


 
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.

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.

R&B Legend Keith Sweat Graces Cover of Las Vegas Magazine | Kicks Off “Last Forever” Engagement at the Flamingo Jan. 17th, 2017


 
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.
 

L.J. Reynolds Settles Dispute with The Estate of Former Dramatics Member Ronald Dean Banks


 
Legendary Group Member of The Dramatics,
L.J. Reynolds Settles Dispute with
The Estate of Former Dramatics Member Ronald Dean Banks
 
(Detroit, MI – December 22, 2016) – In a long-term dispute over the controlling interest of R&B ‘70s soul group, the legendary Dramatics, L.J. Reynolds and Sandra Banks, wife and Estate representative of deceased group member Ronald Dean Banks mutually agree that the Estate of Ronald Dean Banks shall receive a fee from each concert performed by The Dramatics featuring L.J. Reynolds.

Legacy Recordings and Columbia Records Celebrating 60+ Years of Johnny Mathis with Releases Planned for 2017 | Announces New Tour

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Legacy Recordings and Columbia Records Celebrating 60+ Years of the Magic of Johnny Mathis with Essential Releases Planned for 2017
 
Johnny Mathis 60th and 61st Anniversary Tour Dates 2016-2017 Announced
 
NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announce an ongoing 60th Anniversary celebration of the enduring musical achievements of Johnny Mathis (who first signed with Columbia in 1955) with definitive catalog and archival releases set for 2017 and beyond.

The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Selects Universal Music Publishing Group To Serve As Worldwide Publisher

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The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Selects Universal Music Publishing Group To Serve As Worldwide Publisher For Prince’s Iconic Catalog Of Songs
 
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a global leader in music publishing, today announced an agreement with the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson to become, effective immediately, the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s entire song catalog.

Restored Recording of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Concert of the Century – A Tribute to Charlie Parker” | Coming Nov. 11th, 2016

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Justin Time Essentials Collection Announces Restored Recording of Dizzy Gillespie’s Concert of the Century – A Tribute to Charlie Parker
 
Album Features James Moody, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, and Philly Joe Jones
 
In 1980 on a cold November night in Montreal, two iconic landmarks of jazz history were channeled by a group of immortal musicians under the leadership of the incomparable Dizzy Gillespie for a thrilling concert entitled Concert of the Century — A Tribute to Charlie Parker.

Music Legend Joe Simon Releases New Documentary, Book and Single with The Temptations

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Singer Joe Simon Reflects On An Extraordinary Career With The Documentary Looking Back
 
The last of the great male soul voices returns with a new documentary, a book and single with the Temptations
 
NEW YORK – Sept. 13, 2016 – PRLog — New York: Joe Simon one of R&B’s most successful male vocalists is seeing a career renaissance which started this summer as the recipient of the Phillies, Gamble & Huff Community Partnership Award presented at Citizens Bank Park.

Soul Music Icons Valerie Simpson, Teddy Riley And Freddie Jackson To Be Honored At Hal Awards Dinner on Sept. 25th, 2016

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Soul Music Icons Valerie Simpson, Teddy Riley And Freddie Jackson To Be Honored At Hal Awards Dinner
 
The Heroes and Legends Foundation announced the honorees for the 27h Annual Heroes and Legends Awards, which will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel. The Foundation awards arts scholarships to talented youth.
 
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Aug. 24, 2016 – PRLog — The Heroes and Legends Foundation has announced the honorees for the 27h Annual Heroes and Legends Awards, which will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2015 at the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel.