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Funk Group fDeluxe Reunite in Minneapolis for 2 Shows on Jan. 31st, 2018 | Feat Jerome Benton, Jellybean Johnson & “St Paul” Peterson


 
Original line-up of Minneapolis funk outfit fDeluxe (aka The Family) reunite in Twin Cities for the first time since 1985
 
Jerome Benton rejoins band for 2 Special Nights
 
January 25, 2018 – For the very first time in over 30 years all 5 original members of The Family (now known as fDeluxe) will reunite in Minneapolis on for 2 not to be missed shows at The Dakota on January 31, 2018.

Austin City Limits Presents Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock | Premieres Jan. 20th, 2018 on PBS | WATCH VIDEO!


 
Austin City Limits Presents a Dazzling Hour with the Legendary Herbie Hancock
 
Austin, TX—January 19, 2018—Austin City Limits (ACL) presents a series highlight: a career-spanning hour with one of the world’s most celebrated artists, jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in his first-ever appearance on the program. The new installment premieres Saturday, January 20 at 8pm CT/9pm ET as part of ACL’s Season 43.

Singer Leslie Odom, Jr. to Sing “America The Beautiful” at Super Bowl LII


 
Leslie Odom, Jr. To Sing “America The Beautiful” At Super Bowl LII On NBC
 
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer LESLIE ODOM, JR. will sing “America The Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl LII pregame festivities at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4, the NFL and NBC announced today. The performance will be televised live on NBC prior to kickoff.

The Recording Academy™ Announces New Inductions to GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®


 
RECORDINGS BY DAVID BOWIE, JOHNNY CASH, JIMI HENDRIX, BILLIE HOLIDAY, WHITNEY HOUSTON, PUBLIC ENEMY, AND THE ROLLING STONES AMONG 2018 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® INDUCTIONS
 
25 RECORDINGS ADDED TO THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® RESIDING AT GRAMMY M– USEUM® L.A. LIVE
 
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 16, 2018) — Continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy™ has announced the newest inductions to its distinctive GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®.

Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Deliver Keynote Address at 1st Annual Jazz Congress | Jan. 11th, 2018


 
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
AT FIRST ANNUAL JAZZ CONGRESS
Thursday, January 11, 2018
12:15 pm in The Appel Room
 
Jazz Congress, a new annual conference organized by JazzTimes and Jazz at Lincoln Center, announced NBA all-time leading scorer, New York Times-bestselling author, and U.S. Cultural Ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the keynote speaker for its first annual Jazz Congress on Thursday, January 11 at 12:15pm in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room.

QWEST TV Announces December 15, 2017 Launch Date


 
QWEST TV
Founded by Music Legend Quincy Jones
Announces December 15, 2017 Launch Date
 
New York, NY – December 7, 2017 – Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms founded by music legend Quincy Jones in collaboration with French jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, announced today its official global launch date set for December 15, 2017. The announcement comes just two months following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in Fall 2017 that raised nearly $170,000 USD, nearly double the platform’s target goal.

Spectra Music Group Introduces Leon & The Peoples “Beautiful” Giveaway


 
Spectra Music Group Introduces Leon & The Peoples “Beautiful” Giveaway
 
Tell us about someone “Beautiful” in your life and Enter the Leon & The Peoples “Beautiful” Giveaway! LISTEN to new single by clicking HERE!

 
NEW YORK – Nov. 16, 2017 – PRLog — Tell us about someone “Beautiful” in your life and Enter the Leon & The Peoples “Beautiful” Giveaway!

Gregory Porter to Make Carnegie Hall Concert Debut on Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14th, 2018 | Announces Tour Dates 2017-2018


 
GREGORY PORTER WILL MAKE HIS CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT
WITH VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT ON FEBRUARY 14, 2018
 
2-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist Gregory Porter has released his stunning third Blue Note album, Nat King Cole & Me, a heartfelt dedication to his idol, the legendary singer and pianist Nat King Cole that finds Porter revisiting some of Cole’s most cherished classics such as “Smile,” “L-O-V-E,” “Mona Lisa,” “Nature Boy,” and “The Christmas Song.”

Eight HBCU Bands “March On” to the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase on Jan. 27th, 2018


 
Eight HBCU Bands “March On” to the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase
 
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A record number of votes helped select a dynamic lineup of marching bands from our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to perform at the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase on January 27, 2018.

Hollywood To Honor Selena Quintanilla With Walk Of Fame Star on Nov. 3rd, 2017


 
Hollywood To Honor Selena Quintanilla With Walk Of Fame Star
 
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Meruelo Media, Power 106, 93.5 KDAY and Universal Music Latin Entertainment, proudly join the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to posthumously honor music icon, Selena Quintanilla, “The Queen of Tejano Music,” with the dedication of the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.