John Beasley Compares 1950s/’60s Social Struggles & Thelonious Monk’s Subsequent Artistic Response to Current Culture on MONK’estra, Vol. 2
If one were to have access to a time machine and could go back to see legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk in concert during the 1950s and ’60s, you’d likely see him so compelled by the music that he would retreat from his piano mid-performance and conduct his band, no matter how small or large, through an impassioned dance.
Beres Hammond Announces New “Take Time to Love” North American Tour. Kicks Off in New Haven, CT July 11th!
Legendary reggae artist Beres Hammond embarks on his “Take Time to Love” North American tour beginning tonight. Known for his smooth, soulful style, Beres returns to the North America with a full band presentation to keep fans rocking all summer long.
LE’ANDRIA RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR HIT SINGLE “ALL I GOT”
AND NEW SONG “HOLY GHOST” FROM BIGGER THAN ME ALBUM
NASHVILLE, TN – July 14, 2017 – GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist Le’Andria continues to deliver a revitalizing powerful proclamation of hope on her upcoming album BIGGER THAN ME (out July 21st)
Johnny O’Neal Set to Release First Studio Album
in 15 Years: In the Moment, Available October 6
via Smoke Sessions Records
While every great jazz musician knows the value of spontaneity, few understand the true value of being in the moment quite like Johnny O’Neal. A rising star in the early 1980s, O’Neal left New York after a mugging in 1986.
Christian McBride Big Band Follows Up
GRAMMY® Award-Winning Debut with
Sophomore Release, Bringin’ It
Iconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implores for years: Bringin’ It. This highly anticipated release, which follows the Christian McBride Big Band’s 2011 Grammy® Award-winning debut, The Good Feeling, puts his status and skills as an all-around entertainer on full display.
Siedah Garrett and Common declares on Garrett’s latest single that the “G.H.E.T.T.O.” is an obtainable place
From the mid-eighties to 2006, Siedah Garrett’s earthy alto brought seamless touches as a background vocalist for Madonna, Boz Scaggs and several of Quincy Jones’ joints, including those of Michael Jackson.
Singer/Songwriter Sharlene-Monique releases inspiring music video for ‘You’
A Media Performance graduate, Identity Drama School attendee and founder of award nominated blog and empowerment Be Uniquely You, Sharlene-Monique is now successfully tackling a new kind of creative challenge; sharing her personal message of self-acceptance, self-love and self-empowerment to any and all who will lend their ear to her first release.
‘80s R&B Superstars THE FORCE M.D.’S Return With Brand New Recordings Of Classics by Boyz II Men, Marvin Gaye, New Edition, Al Green and more!
Los Angeles, CA – Forerunners of the New Jack Swing movement, the Force M.D.’s step back onto the scene with unique twists on their favorite R&B/Soul classics.