• Mother’s Day R&B Festivals 2017
  • Phillip Lassiter Album Chill Mode
  • Latest R&B News and Smooth Jazz Update January 22nd
  • Top Jazz Tracks Week of January 22
  • Chris Standring Tour Early 2017
Mother's Day Music Festival

Mother’s Day R&B Festivals 2017

I know it is only January, but it is never too early to start making your Mother’s Day plans, right?  Especially if you are in the New York/New Jersey area.  There are two HUGE R&B shows that we will focus on. Mother’s Day Good Music Fest The first one is the Mother’s Day Good Music Festival, and it will be happening one Friday, May 12th.  The scene will be the…

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Phillip Lassiter Album Chill Mode

Phillip Lassiter Album Chill Mode

Philip Lassiter’s contribution and relevance to the music industry are as diverse and celebrated as he is. The highlights of his impressive career include production and arranging work for seven GRAMMY winning projects with Fred Hammond and Kirk Franklin in addition to working as section-leader, arranger and lead trumpeter for Prince. Lassiter is revered as a sought-after songwriter (SESAC) and Jazz musician whose talents earned him an endorsement with Cannonball Instruments…

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Top Jazz Tracks Week of January 22

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of January 22 2017 is starting off strong for Nathan East.  He has a new album coming out this month, called Reverence, and the first single, Lifecycle continues to live at the top of the charts this week.  Adam Hawley’s Joy Ride makes a big leap this week.  BWB is back with I Want You Girl, and Vandell Andrew comes in at number 10 with Back At It.

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Chris Standring Tour Early 2017

A few weeks ago, we let you know that Chris Standring will be holding a unique concert, more specifically, a Live London Recording Session.  This features Mica Paris, and if you purchase the VIP tickets, you will get to use the Sennheiser headphones.  It will give you the feel of being in the studio with Chris, sitting in the control booth.  You can see the original post here. That is happening…

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Gordon Chambers Surrender

Gordon Chambers New Album Surrender

Gordon Chambers is set to release his fourth Album, Surrender. Surrender is an inspirational odyssey of Chambers’ personal testimonies and heartfelt vocals. Supported by a notable cast of featured artists–such as three-time Grammy-winning recording artist Lalah Hathaway and two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Eric Roberson–Surrender is a melodious offering of faith, optimism and perseverance set to the tempos of timeless R&B, pop and gospel. Chambers croons about dissension between lovers and friends on…

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Phil Perry & Rick Braun New Albums February 24th

Cannot wait for these!  We will give you a review and more details as they are available.   Phil Perry – Breathless Al Jarreau declares “Phil Perry is the real thing.” Perry’s rich velvety tenor, unrivaled falsetto and smooth, soulful and compelling voice, have set him in a class by himself. His ability to convey the deepest meaning with a simple turn of a phrase, whisper or inflection in just the…

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Kem Valentine’s Weekend Celebration

The people of Atlanta will have a special treat on Valentine’s weekend.  February 11th to be exact. An evening of crooning will be in order as Kem, Robin Thicke and Jeffrey Osborne will hit the stage at the Atlanta Fox Theatre. Kem has been giving us those melodic slow jams since 2002.  Kemistry was the name of the first album, and it contains one of my favorites, Love Calls.  I…

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Charlie Wilson Shows February 2017

Back in the day when Funk was king, you had many bands that cranked out the uptempo songs, but when it came to the slow songs, those same bands were lacking. One of the only acts that were proficient in both the uptempo and the slow jams, was The Gap Band.  You know the uptempo tracks:  Burn Rubber, You Dropped The Bomb (On Me), Shake, Party Train, and Early In The…

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Hilary Kole The Judy Garland Project

This album was released a year ago, but we wanted to spotlight once again.  Hilary has reimagined some classic songs, and she brings them into the 21st century with her sweeping vocals. I like how these remakes sound due to the superior recording equipment we have today.  Oh, and the musicians are pretty good also. In case you don’t know about Hilary Kole, she is a New York native who studied at…

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Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival 2017

Here is an idea for your vacation.  Picture this.  Travel to the Mediterranean area.  Stay at a five star hotel.  You are right next to the beach.  There’s a spa and also indoor & outdoor pools. Food, drinks, and yes, music.  So what are you doing April 26-May 1?   The event is billed as Europe’s Greatest Soul, Funk and Jazz Party.  Hey, I am not one to argue, because…

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Vanessa Williams Concert Tickets

Vanessa Williams Concert Tickets

Can you believe her debut album, The Right Stuff was released in 1988?  So back then, when you heard that she was releasing an album, what did you think?  I am willing to bet that you were lukewarm on the subject.  But when The Right Stuff was released, I was pleasantly surprised.  The title track was a great dance track, and Dreamin’ really established her as a serious recording artist….

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Bobby Caldwell Las Vegas Show

Bobby Caldwell Show Dates

There are several ways that, as an artist, you know that people dig what you are doing.  You have music sales, being at the top of the music charts, selling out shows, and constantly being played on radio.  I personally like to look at the sample rate…..that is….are your songs being sampled?  For me, if you are being sampled, this means that you are in the consciousness of the younger…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of January 8

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of January 8 Nathan East, once again, is at the top of the charts this week with Lifecycle.  This is the first single off of the new album Reverence.  Las Vegas resident Paul Taylor arrives at number seven this week, with Arrival.  If you are not familiar with Taylor’s style, go listen to some of his music.  I am sure you will dig it.  The rest of the top ten stays…

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Lington

Michael Lington Concert Dates Early 2017

In case you didn’t know, we live the Sax stylings of Michael Lington.  It reminds us of some Southern funk, with a Nashville groove.  What, you cannot picture that?  Well, then listen to Uptown Groove, and you will understand.  WE have some dates for Michael Lington, so if you are near California, Virgina, Maryland or Florida, you are in luck! Michael Lington Concert Dates Early 2017 January 20th and 21st,…

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Jeanette Harris Jazz

Jeanette Harris Concert Dates

Jeanette Harris is currently on tour in support of her latest album Chocolate Vibez, and she will bring some friends along on some of the dates.  Some of the artists include; Pieces of a Dream, Marion Meadows, Nils and Bob Baldwin.  She will also perform at the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in April. If you want to look ahead, Jeanette will also be on stage at Elon Trotman’s Barbados Jazz Excursion. Check…

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MLK Jazz Classic 2017

MLK Jazz Classic

MLK Jazz Classic is happening on Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday:  January 15, 2017.   Starring Jonathan Butler & Najee Southern Comfort Productions invites you to rejoice in MLK Weekend with a memorable smooth jazz concert. Sunday, January 15th, legendary guitarist and vocalist, Jonathan Butler with saxophone extraordinaire, Najee, perform in the gorgeous Lila Cockrell Theatre, 200 E. Market ST. San Antonio, TX. Don’ t miss this exciting evening featuring…

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Jan Daley

Jan Daley When Sunny Gets Blue

Jan Daley is out with a new EP entitled When Sunny Gets Blue.  This is a five track EP,and if you like contemporary vocal jazz, this is one you will want in your collection. The title track is produced by the late Jack Segal, who is one of the writers of the song.  Daley also recorded More Love, another song written by Segal.  This EP is the fifth release from…

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