Nigerian Vocalist Douyé Honors Her Lifelong
Promise to her Father on Daddy Said So
After two successful and well-received classic R&B albums, singer Douyé is on a career path that has taken an unexpected but ultimately logical turn. Douyé (pronounced Doe-Yay) has re-emerged as a very talented jazz singer on her impressive new recording Daddy Said So.
This is one of those moments that you cannot predict, manufacture, hype, fabricate or even imagine.
It’s a moment you can only hope to recognize and appreciate … the moment when you introduce your audience to an artist for the ages. You know: those surpassing artists that drew us to this profession in the first place. The ones we will look back upon, proudly remembering our role in establishing their legacies.
June 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017
Pianist, Composer, Educator, and
Innovator Passes Away at Age 60
Pianist, composer, Guggenheim Fellow, and educator Geri Allen died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from complications of cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had recently celebrated her 60th birthday.
Seminal Pianist Harold Mabern Assembles
Multi-Generational Band Featuring Longtime Collaborators
and Former Students on To Love and Be Loved
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn,” Eden Ahbez wrote in “Nature Boy,” his classic song, “is just to love and be loved in return.” That may not be something that pianist Harold Mabern has taught in the classroom during his decades as an influential educator, but it’s certainly a lesson that he’s passed on time and again by example.
BLUE NOTE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
EXPANDS TO SOUTH AMERICA
New York, NY – June 15, 2017 – Blue Note Entertainment Group (BNEG) – the organization that owns, operates, licenses, and/or programs 10 music venues worldwide – announced today expansion to South America, opening the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds
Group Includes Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper,
Kamasi Washington, Marlon Williams, Robert “Sput” Searight, Rose Gold, & more
The Pollyseeds is a collaborative group of A-list producers, musicians, and creators including Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Robert “Sput” Searight, Rose Gold, Trevor Lawrence Jr, Craig Brockman, and more.
Enter to Win Tickets to the 31st Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival
June 24th & 25th!!
On behalf of Full House Promotions & the team here at T.U.M.S., we are giving away 2 tickets (1 pair) to see the 31st Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival on Saturday, June 24th AND 2 tickets (1 pair) on Sunday June 25th – 2 winners total! Come check out the music, food and family fun at the Rainbow Lagoon Park!
Visionary Pianist Uri Caine Joins Forces with The Lutosławski Quartet on New Release, Space Kiss – Available June 23 via 816Music
When worlds collide the results can be cataclysmic, but Uri Caine makes the stars align in thrilling and harmonious fashion on his latest merger of jazz and classical music, Space Kiss.
Vocalist Donna E. Scott Provides a Soundtrack Exploring
the Emotional Spectrum of Namesake Holiday
with Carnival – Available June 23
Thinking of Carnival conjures colorful, festive images of masked revelers, frenetic rhythms, and dancing in the streets. But as the prelude to the season of Lent, it’s also a time for spiritual reflection and renewal.