LEAD SINGER OF SKYLARK’S 1972 CLASSIC “WILDFLOWER”
HAS PASSED AWAY AT AGE OF 75
Donny Gerrard, the smooth soul singer who was lead vocalist of David Foster’s band Skylark on their 1972 classic “Wildflower,” has passed away at the age of 75. He had been under hospice care for cancer at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “Our dear brother Donny passed away early this morning at home, peacefully, surrounded by family,” said Adam Ayers of Red Light Management.
HAMMOND B3 ORGAN LEGEND DR. LONNIE SMITH DIES AT 79
Blue Note Records is saddened to announce the passing of Hammond B3 organ legend and NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith. Smith died today of at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was 79 years old. His death was confirmed by his manager Holly Case. The cause was pulmonary fibrosis. A celebration of his life and music will be planned in New York City.
TRIBUTE SPECIAL HONORING
JAZZ LEGEND CHICK COREA TO STREAM ON SCIENTOLOGY NETWORK
Celebrating the life and incomparable musical genius of Chick Corea, Scientology Network presents a 3-hour tribute special, including two full-length documentaries, chronicling his legacy with highlights of his storied career and a never-before-seen performance.
OFFICIAL COMPANION SOUNDTRACK TO UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY “BILLIE” ABOUT THE LEGENDARY BILLIE HOLIDAY TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 13 VIA VERVE/UMe
Los Angeles – September 29, 2020 – Verve/UMe will release the official companion soundtrack for the anticipated documentary, Billie, about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday on November 13.
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.
ANOTHER PROMISING BIOPIC IS COMING: WHITNEY HOUSTON
It’s official, one of the most memorable voices the music has ever had to offer is having a Biopic. Titled “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, the production for the film has already begun with an amazing crew that we hope gives us Whitney the tribute that she deserves.
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 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.
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.