José James, hailed as “The New Jazz Man” by Interview Magazine, performs “Trouble” on Jay Leno.
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A special Birthday Creative Feature for Nina Simone aka “High Priestess of Soul,” illustrations, paintings, murals, t-shirt designs, and more.
We get to see Grammy award-winning jazz musician Esperanza Spalding and all of her aesthetic glory in Spain’s S Moda Magazine, where she talks about her music, growing up in Portland, Oregon’s ghetto, her powerful image, loving eco-friendly fashion and much more.
How do you like it? Your barbecue, that is. Do you like it dry rubbed, hickory-smoked or wet with vinegar? You may want to look in Lockhart, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, Lexington, North Carolina, or Memphis, Tennessee!
American jazz legend Miles Davis remains the essence of cool, as depicted by cartoonist and freelance illustrator Dustin Harbin aka DHARBIN in “Miles by Bicycle.” A minimalist fine print, the North Carolina-based artist describes the piece as “an icon of American music, culture, and composing, relaxing on a bicycle. The trumpet doubles as air intake for increased cardiovascular efficiency.”
Nas and his father, jazz musician Olu Dara, are featured in Gap’s 2012 Holiday Campaign entitled “Love Comes In Every Shade.” While there is no official date, the campaign can be expected to be released soon, and will be displayed in Gap stores worldwide.
As outrage swirls around the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in the first film about her life, author Aaron Overfield called out every inaccurate facet of the biopic, from the casting of Zoe who has been photographed in dark makeup and prosthetics, to the “artistic license” taken with the script by the film’s director
?uesto drums up some 3D color in ADCOLOR’s new PSA for its 2012 ADCOLOR® Awards and Industry Conference. The TBWA/Chiat/Day NY-created and Mark Zibert-directed spot features The Roots drummer picking out his signature ‘fro and going immediately into a percussion session that evokes color into the black and white clip, while he talks about his beginning influence: his father.
Grammy-nominated soul singer-songwriter and bassist Me’Shell Ndegéocello will soon release her tenth studio album, a tribute to icon, singer and activist Nina Simone, entitled Pour une Âme Souveraine (For a Sovereign Soul). The album features musical heavyweights such as Sinead O’Connor, Lizz Wright, Valerie June, Toshi Reagon, Tracy Wannomae, and Cody ChesnuTT.
We love getting our hands on new tunes from overseas, this time from British soul songstress Cherri Prince who has just released her new EP entitled Loves Leftovers. The album incorporates a soulful blend of jazz, hip-hop and neo-soul — yet each of the 8 tracks come off with an even smoother, unique sound.
For Black Music Month, we’ll be showcasing artwork and designs inspired by some of the most prolific musicians from around the world, starting with Billie Holiday.
On June 12th, the United States and France postal services will issue stamps honoring two esteemed legends: jazz musician Miles Davis and French singer Édith Piaf.
Let the voice of British singer-songwriter Szjerdene completely capture you through her new release ‘Patchwork: The EP,’ which carefully blends soulful vocals over experimental electro.
Smooth combinations of soul, jazz and hip-hop are driving the buzz around UK musician Himal whose been dubbed the “British John Legend.” He recently dropped the title track to his upcoming release ‘Makin Moves’ — a chill, original, good-feeling soul album that will have us wanting more from this refreshing new artist.
DJ collective Soulphonetics recently brought some house, hip-hop, jazz, Afro-Latin and electronic rhythms to Chicago’s Crimson Lounge for Commonwealth Wednesday, a communal weekly industry night.
Capital Jazz Productions presents The Capital Jazz Fest in Washington, D.C. this June. Each year, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend this weekend of cool jazz and soul — The Capital Jazz Fest.
This year, Jazz in the Garden brought the magical annual tradition at SunLife Stadium. The JIG 2011 line-up included Lauryn Hill, Charlie Wilson, Al Jarreau, Lalah Hathaway, Heads of State (Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant), Gladys Knight, Branford Marsalis, The Isley Brothers, EnVogue, and Musiq who replaced El Debarge. Check out the photos.
Anyone could predict the monsoon of controversy coming after photos of Beyoncé in dark makeup for L’Officiel Paris leaked.
Last year, this event garnered a heaping 45,000 guests, attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens. Patrons enjoyed live performances by Grammy award-winning artists such as Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, John Legend, Teena Marie, Boyz II Men, Cassandra Wilson and David Sanborn alongside a host of other world renowned talents such as Joe Sample, Melanie Fiona, K’Jon and Eric Roberson, all while reveling in a wide variety of ethnically diverse foods and top notch merchandise from all around the world.
Familiarize yourself with the amazing jazz bassist, Esperanza Spalding, who pulled Justin Beiber’s hopes of winning the Best New Artist Grammy right from under him tonight. Her Wikipedia bio had to be locked this evening due to all of the angry Beiber fans who went on the attack. I fell in love with Ms. Spalding a few years ago and have been hoping that she’d eventually break through. She’s a vocalist, bassist, composer and arranger and while I feel the recognition is well overdue, it is more than likely right on time.