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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.

Trumpeter Lin Rountree to Release New Album “Stronger Still” on Feb. 9th, 2018 | LISTEN to New Single “Pass The Groove”


 
Contemporary Jazz Trumpeter Lin Rountree is Set to Release His New Album “Stronger Still” on Feb. 9th, 2018 – LISTEN to New Single “Pass The Groove”
 
Trumpeter Lin Rountree continues to make impact in the contemporary jazz spectrum with the release of his new album “Stronger Still,” arriving in stores Feb. 9th, 2018 via Trippin N’ Rhythm Records.

The Lao Tizer Band to Release New Live Album “Songs From The Swinghouse” on March 16th, 2018 – WATCH VIDEO! Announces Tour Dates 2018


 
The Lao Tizer Band Set to Release
Songs From The Swinghouse,
Recorded Live at Conway Studios in Hollywood:
Available March 16, 2018 via Yse Records
 
With more than five years since their last release, The Lao Tizer Band has taken the time to grow in every aspect. An updated larger band is exploring some new methods on their upcoming CD/DVD combo, Songs From The Swinghouse: recorded live in just three days at Conway Studios in Hollywood, the band explores three cover tunes with vocalist, a first for the group, alongside original instrumental tracks, bringing them to new heights of excellence and exuberance.

NEW JAZZ RELEASE: David Murray feat. Saul Williams – “Blues For Memo” | Coming Digitally Feb. 2nd – Physically Feb. 16th, 2018


 
Jazz Innovator David Murray &
Acclaimed Actor/Poet Saul Williams
Craft Powerful, Political Expression of the Blues
on New Album, BLUES FOR MEMO,
Available Digitally February 2
Physical Release: February 16 on Motéma Music
 
At Amiri Baraka’s funeral in 2014, Saul Williams recited a poem imploring the iconic poet, author and social critic to “get out of the coffin” and continue his important work. Sadly, Baraka was beyond hearing the younger poet’s words, but they did reach the ears of one of his closest collaborators: saxophonist David Murray.

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.

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.

The Blind Boys of Alabama Releases New Album “Almost Home” | Announces “The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans Tour” 2017


 
Blind Boys of Alabama On Tour Now
 
Joining Irma Thomas and
The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet as
“The Heart And Soul Queen Of New Orleans Tour”
 
Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning group, The Blind Boys of Alabama, continue their fall US tour this week. The group will join Crescent City legends Irma Thomas and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet on “The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans Tour” in support of their new Amazon Original album, Almost Home, available now on BBOA Records only through Amazon Music.

Legendary R&B Group Shalamar Releases New Single “The Real Thing” on Nov. 4th, 2017 | Announces New Tour!


 
Soul Legends, Shalamar Release “The Real Thing”, Their First New Single in 20 Years
Itunes pre-sales from October 22nd – Single and video released November 4th
 
As Shalamar, Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records worldwide and collected no less than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards.