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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.

Saxophonist Bobby Watson to Release New Album “Made in America” on April 21st, 2017


 
Saxophonist Bobby Watson Shines Light on
Vital but Largely Unappreciated Black Pioneers
on Made in America, Available April 21
via Smoke Sessions Records
 
While Black History Month provides an annual reminder of the momentous contributions that African-Americans have made to the nation’s history, 28 days out of 365 aren’t nearly enough to compensate for the neglect those “hidden figures” (to borrow the title of a recent hit film) have suffered in classrooms and history books.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Upright Bass Virtuoso Miles Mosley Releases New Album “UPRISING” | Available NOW


 
Available Now via Alpha Pup Records / World Galaxy:
Miles Mosley Leads the Revolution Against
Archaic Notion of Jazz with UPRISING
 
The word “uprising” is often used in moments in which a group of people witness their strength in numbers and band together to seize an opportunity. This embodies the time we are currently living in, where people all over the world in art and politics are recognizing their own power in numbers…
 

José James Releases New Single “Closer” | Announces U.S. Tour Dates 2017


 
JOSÉ JAMES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “CLOSER” FROM
FORTHCOMING ALBUM LOVE IN A TIME OF MADNESS OUT 2/24
 
José James has released “Closer,” the second single off his vibrant new album Love in a Time of Madness, which comes out February 24 and finds the singer reborn as a powerful voice in contemporary R&B. The album features production by Tario (Miguel, Flo Rida) and Likeminds (Pharoahe Monch, Anthony Hamilton), and guest vocal appearances by Mali Music and Oleta Adams.

Avery*Sunshine Honored with “Women of Impact” Award | Announces 22-City “NuSoul Revival” Tour for Spring 2017


 
Multi-Award Winning Songbird, Avery*Sunshine Receives “Women of Impact” Award and Gears Up For 22-City NuSoul Revival Tour With Headliner Eleven-time Grammy Nominated and 2x Platinum Selling Artist, Musiq Soulchild
 
Kicks Off Feb. 3rd 2017 In Raleigh, NC With Other Shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, and more.
 
Atlanta, GA (January 17, 2017) Avery*Sunshine was honored with a “Women of Impact” award a few weeks before she goes on tour with Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings, and Kindred the Family Soul.
 

WATCH NEW VIDEO! José James to Drop New Album “Love in a Time of Madness” on Feb 24th, 2017


 
JOSÉ JAMES IS REBORN AS A POWERFUL VOICE IN CONTEMPORARY R&B
ON NEW ALBUM LOVE IN A TIME OF MADNESS OUT 2/24
 
ALBUM PRE-ORDER LAUNCHES TODAY WITH THE LEAD TRACK “ALWAYS THERE”
 
José James is reborn as a powerful voice in contemporary R&B on Love in a Time of Madness, his vibrant new album which will be released on February 24. The album pre-order launches today along with the release of the lead track “Always There,” which is available instantly to fans with pre-order.
 

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.
 

Charlie Wilson Announces More Dates for “In It To Win It” Tour | New Album Drops Feb. 17th, 2017


 
R&B ICON CHARLIE WILSON
REVEALS IN IT TO WIN IT ALBUM COVER
AND ANNOUNCES MORE DATES FOR
IN IT TO WIN IT TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FANTASIA
JOHNNY GILL AND SOLERO
 
Pre-sale tickets: January 12, 2017
Tickets on sale: January 13, 2017
 
Los Angeles, CA (January 9, 2017) – Eleven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson, revealed his In It To Win It album cover and announced more dates for his In It To Win It national arena tour which will kick off on February 8, 2017 in Norfolk, VA.

Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective to Record New Album “Caravan” in Four American Cities


 
Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective
records new album–
Caravan in four American cities
Terence Blanchard’s upcoming E-Collective
album Caravan, will be a live recording from four American cities.
 
Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard said that “Music and art have the power to change hearts and souls.” It is a belief brought to life through the work of Blanchard and his E-Collective, a revolutionary ensemble that thrives off of the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David “DJ” Ginyard, Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton.

Jazz Organist Joey DeFrancesco & The People to Release New Album “Project Freedom” on March 10th, 2017


 
Joey DeFrancesco & The People Make Mack Avenue Records Debut with First Ever Quartet Album, Project Freedom – Available March 10, 2017
 
Peerless Organist Reflects on Travels to Explore Differing Viewpoints and Search for Peace
From a Global Perspective
 
When jazz aficionados think of Joey DeFrancesco–and they often do–they ponder his matchless talents as a modern-day avatar of the Hammond B3 organ and the Philadelphia history he shares with his principle instrument. Organ-based blues and jazz started in Philly and DeFrancesco is the first to tell you so.