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Miles Davis Estate & The JFA Present “A Miles Davis Birthday Celebration” on SiriusXM’s ‘Real Jazz’ on May 22nd, 2020


 
MILES DAVIS ESTATE & JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENT “A MILES DAVIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION” ON SIRIUSXM’S ‘REAL JAZZ’ THIS FRIDAY, MAY 22 AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
 
Three-Hour Music Special To Benefit And Raise Awareness Of The Covid-19 Musician’s Emergency Fund From Jazz Foundation Of America
 
Music Of Miles Highlighted With Curation By SiriusXM’s Mark Ruffin And Guest DJ’s Erin Davis, Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Steve Jordan
 
New York, NY (May 21, 2020)–Miles Davis Estate and the Jazz Foundation Of America present “A Miles Davis Birthday Celebration,” on SiriusXM’s ‘Real Jazz’ (67) this Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Jazz Legend Charlie Parker Honored With Global Bird 100 Centennial Celebration


 
INFLUENTIAL, CENTRAL ARCHITECT OF BEBOP HONORED WITH NEW MUSIC RELEASES, FESTIVALS, TRIBUTE TOUR, EXCLUSIVE ART, GRAPHIC NOVEL AND SPECIAL EVENTS EXPLORING HIS EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY AND TRAILBLAZING CAREER
 
CELEBRATION KICKS OFF THIS MONTH WITH LIMITED EDITION VINYL REISSUE OF RARE RECORDING, THE MAGNIFICENT CHARLIE PARKER, FOR RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The incomparable life and extraordinary, trailblazing career of jazz titan and influential composer Charlie Parker will be honored throughout 2020 with a worldwide celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth (August 29, 1920).

“The Apollo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” – Digital Album Available NOW | CD & 2LP Vinyl Coming Dec. 20th | HBO Documentary ‘The Apollo’ Premieres Nov. 6th, 2019


 
‘The Apollo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ Digital Album Out Now; CD & 2LP Vinyl To Be Released December 20 HBO Documentary ‘The Apollo’ Premieres November 6
 
Debuts New Robert Glasper Song with Vocals by Ledisi, Plus Selections from Glasper’s Original Score and Spoken Excerpts from Angela Bassett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pharrell Williams and Others
 
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the digital edition of THE APOLLO: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been released by Universal Music Group/Blue Note Records/Polygram Entertainment/UMe, just ahead of the new HBO documentary’s November 6 broadcast premiere.

Pianist and Educator Harold Mabern Passes Away at 83


 
Harold Mabern:
March 20, 1936 – September 17, 2019
 
Influential Jazz Pianist and Educator Passes Away at Age 83
 
Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern died suddenly on Tuesday, September 17, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83. His death was announced on Thursday by his record label, Smoke Sessions Records.

Modern Guitarist Gia Jade Releases New Single “Giant Steps” | LISTEN!


 
Modern Guitarist Gia Jade Debuts ‘Giant Steps’ on August 23rd
 
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Aug. 23, 2019 – PRLog — AWJ Music Group announces recording artist Gia Jade and the debut of her contemporary rendition of “Giant Steps.” Gia Jade presents a new flavor to this classic jazz track combining Bossa Nova and modern jazz elements…

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff Mourn The Losses of Walter ‘Bunny’ Sigler & Jerry Ross


 
LEGENDARY ‘SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA’ CO-FOUNDERS
KENNETH GAMBLE & LEON HUFF MOURN THE LOSSES
OF ‘BUNNY’ SIGLER AND JERRY ROSS:
TWO VITAL MEMBERS OF THE GAMBLE, HUFF, AND BELL LEGACY
 
Bunny Sigler remembered as “one of the most talented, creative, and great songwriters and music producers.”
Jerry Ross recalled as “key to the beginning of the Gamble, Huff and Bell legacy”
 
PHILADELPHIA – Legendary Philadelphia International Records co-founders and R&B pioneers Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff released a pair of statements mourning the passing of two vital members of “The Sound of Philadelphia” family: Walter “Bunny” Sigler and Jerry Ross.

Master Jazz Photographer Chuck Stewart Dies at 89


 
Master Jazz Photographer
Chuck Stewart Dies at 89
 
The Stewart Family is sadden to announce the passing of Chuck Stewart.
 
Our family offer our sincerest thanks to all for thinking so highly of Chuck as a friend, vendor, client and admirer. Over the 70 plus years of his career, Chuck has created a unique style of photography that gave him pleasure which has been published in books, magazines, album covers, CDs,motion pictures, TV sitcoms, documentaries and personal collections. He gave all of himself to the craft he perfected through HIS lens as he saw it.

The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Selects Universal Music Publishing Group To Serve As Worldwide Publisher

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The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Selects Universal Music Publishing Group To Serve As Worldwide Publisher For Prince’s Iconic Catalog Of Songs
 
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a global leader in music publishing, today announced an agreement with the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson to become, effective immediately, the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s entire song catalog.