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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.

Jazz Saxophonist NAJEE Celebrates 30th Year Anniversary in Music Biz with “Najee’s Theme”

Najee - 2013
 
NAJEE CELEBRATING HIS 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!
 
NEW YORK, NY (August 10, 2016) – Two-time Grammy Nominated and award-winning international jazz saxophonist and flautist, Najee, is celebrating his 30th year anniversary in the music industry, since releasing his platinum debut “Najee’s Theme”, in August 1986, (Capitol/EMI).

Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas


 
Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, July 28
 
PR Newswire – LAS VEGAS, July 29, 2016 – On Thursday, July 28, the Estate of Michael Jackson teamed up with Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil and Mandalay Bay to pay tribute to the King of Pop as they unveiled his iconic HIStory Statue.

Documentary Film “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Coming to DVD/Blu-Ray on Sept. 2nd, 2016

Miss Simone
 
THIS SEPTEMBER, EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
 
NINA SIMONE
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
 
~DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD, AND DIGITAL FORMATS~
~SEPTEMBER 2, 2016~
 
New York, NY (July 25, 2016)—Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Oscars®, Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and winning Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Awards in 2016, documentary film What Happened, Miss Simone? connected with critics and fans alike with its deep examination of the legendary Nina Simone.

Gospel Singer Shirley Caesar to be Honored on The Hollywood Walk of Fame | June 28th, 2016

Shirley Ceasar II
 
GOSPEL SINGER SHIRLEY CAESAR TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
AS SHE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY AS A SOLO ARTIST
 
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that living legend Shirley Caesar will be honored with the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Fonda Theatre.

The 1st Annual Scarborough Foundation Awards Celebration in Baltimore | July 3rd, 2016

The Scarborough Foundation - 2016
 
The Scarborough Foundation Honors Music Legends Earth, Wind & Fire,
Morgan State University’s Melvin Miles, Jr and Dr. Hattie Bailey
Giving Back to Youth Through Music and Arts
 
Baltimore, MD (June 21, 2016)- The Scarborough Foundation is hosting its inaugural annual Awards Celebration titled, “A Musical Tribute to Skip Scarborough” on Sunday July 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Murphy Fine Arts Center located at 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218, on the Morgan State University Campus. Skip Scarborough has been referred to as the “Greatest Songwriter You Never Heard Of.”

UMe Marks 45th Anniversary Of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On With 7-Album Vinyl Release, Volume 3: 1971-1981 On May 27th, 2016

Marvin Gaye Vinyl - What's Going On
 
UMe Marks 45th Anniversary Of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On With Seven-Album Vinyl Release, Volume 3: 1971-1981 On May 27
 
Also Forthcoming: “What’s Going On” 10″ Vinyl EP w/original single plus “Motown: Reimagined” duet version featuring BJ The Chicago Kid
 
LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — It’s been 45 years since the release of Marvin Gaye‘s momentous album, What’s Going On, May 21, 1971, on the Motown subsidiary Tamla Records. To mark the occasion, Universal Music Enterprises is preparing a series of special vinyl releases, including a seven-LP box set, Volume 3: 1971-1981, which features on 180gm vinyl Gaye’s final seven studio albums for the label, on May 27, a follow-up to the first two installments of the collection.

The 12th Annual MusiCares Map Fund® Benefit Concert Honoring Smokey Robinson | May 19th, 2016

Andra Day
 
ANDRA DAY TO PERFORM AT 12TH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUND® BENEFIT CONCERT HONORING SMOKEY ROBINSON ON MAY 19 IN LOS ANGELES
 
Smokey Robinson - 2015
 
Angela Bassett To Present Award To Smokey Robinson
 
Previously Announced Performers Include Backstreet Boys, Tamar Braxton,
El DeBarge, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Cee Lo Green, And Kem
With Cedric The Entertainer As Host
 
WHO:
Honoree: Smokey Robinson, legendary GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter will be honored at the Novo by Microsoft (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles on May 19. Actress and director Angela Bassett will present Robinson with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund® as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process.

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.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! fDeluxe Pay Tribute to Prince w/Single “Nothing Compares 2 U”

fDeluxe
 
fDeluxe pay tribute to their mentor Prince
 
New version of their 1985 recording ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
 
In April fDeluxe, the band previously known as The Family were in the process of booking dates for shows later this year when they were rocked by the news of the death of their mentor Prince.