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Jazz Saxophonist Tony Exum, Jr. Releases New Single “My Name’s Tony” | LISTEN!


 
Contemporary Jazz artist Tony Exum, Jr. generates grooves galore on his latest single, “My Name’s Tony”
 
There is smooth jazz and then there is smokin’ jazz. Veteran saxophonist Tony Exum Jr. never holds back once he starts blowing, always staying cognizant of the grooves behind him.

R&B Legend Lenny Williams Releases New Single “Fine” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
R&B veteran Lenny Williams assures everyone on his latest single that he is clearly “Fine”
 
At one point, Lenny Williams was about to hang it up in the music industry. Yet with an impressive discography of solo recordings since 1974 and as one of the musical vocal sparks for Tower of Power…

Contemporary Jazz Keyboardist Funkee Boy Releases New Album “Time Capsule” | LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE!


 
Jazz Keyboardist/Producer Funkee Boy Releases New Album “Time Capsule” – Available Now
 
Contemporary jazz artist Funkee Boy absolutely lives up to his name. While his music is concentrated on the jazz charts, there is plenty of funk and soul brewing within this keyboardist, songwriter and arranger.

Drummer/Vocalist James ‘Biscuit’ Rouse Releases New Single “In Between Times” | LISTEN!


 
Drummer/vocalist and Philly native James ‘Biscuit’ Rouse shares the “In Between Times” for his latest single
 
The role of keeping time behind the drums can transform a song into a rapid fire funky jam or a smooth reggae ballad. James ‘Biscuit’ Rouse grew up in one of music’s hot beds in Philadelphia, the city that has housed The Roots, Boyz II Men and Bilal.

R&B Singer Tracy Cruz Releases New EP “Art of Facts” | LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC!


 
In a continuing series of a emotional journey well traveled, Tracy Cruz presents her second EP in the series, Art of Facts
 
What happens when a multi award winning California Bay Area vocalist who has opened for Pete Escovedo and Bilal and a Grammy nominated producer connect to form a striking collaboration?

Meli’sa Morgan Returns with New Album “Love Demands” on July 13th, 2018 | LISTEN!


 
Powerful urban diva Meli’sa Morgan returns with her first full-length offering in over a decade with Love Demands
 
From the artist who launched her career in brilliant style with Prince’s “Do Me Baby,” Meli’sa Morgan impressed the R&B community by reaching number one on the R&B charts while remaining in that position for almost half a year.

Legendary R&B Group Change Returns with New Single “Hit or Miss” | LISTEN!


 
Yet another blast from the past, R&B/Disco ensemble Change comes back with some favorites and plenty of new tracks, including their new single, “Hit or Miss”
 
If those who have tracked the career of the brilliant soulman, Luther Vandross, his breakthrough performance was as the featured lead vocalist for The Glow of Love, by the European based band, Change.

Chaka Khan Releases New Dance Single “Like Sugar” | LISTEN!!


 
Chaka Khan lights up the funk flame with the minimal dance floor filler,
“Like Sugar”
 
Dance floors should be heating up this summer as yet another urban music legend Chaka Khan joins a growing list of soul and R&B favorites (Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson, i.e.) delivering new material in 2018.

Babyface, Carrie Lucas and Members of L.A. City Hall Speak on Dick Griffey and the Legacy of SOLAR


 
SOLAR Records and Founder Dick Griffey Honored by L.A. City Council for its 40th Anniversary
by A. Scott Galloway
 
The second order of business at the Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, was a commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of SOLAR Records and its founder, Dick Griffey, in conjunction with June being Black Music Month.

R&B Legend Peabo Bryson to Release New Album “Stand For Love” on Aug. 3rd, 2018 | LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE! | Announces New Tour


 
R&B icon Peabo Bryson takes a Stand for Love with two sneak peaks from his much anticipated project in over a decade
 
It seems the older a singer’s voice gets from the wear and tear of performing night in and night out can take a toll in their vocal quality. Thankfully, that does not fit this scenario for one of urban adult contemporary music’s finest, Peabo Bryson.