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Creative Pick of the Week: DHARBIN’s “Miles By Bicycle” Print

Creative Pick of the Week: DHARBIN’s “Miles By Bicycle” Print

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.”

Watch: Questlove’s 2012 ADCOLOR Awards Commercial – “Color Adds Depth”

Watch: Questlove’s 2012 ADCOLOR Awards Commercial – “Color Adds Depth”

?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.

Me’Shell Ndegéocello Honors Nina Simone with New Album, ‘For a Sovereign Soul’

Me’Shell Ndegéocello Honors Nina Simone with New Album, ‘For a Sovereign Soul’

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.

London’s Cherri Prince Drops Smooth ‘Loves Leftovers’ EP

London’s Cherri Prince Drops Smooth ‘Loves Leftovers’ EP

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.

Makin’ Moves: Meet ‘London’s John Legend’ – Himal

Makin’ Moves: Meet ‘London’s John Legend’ – Himal

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.

The Capital Jazz Fest in Washington D.C. | Jun. 3-5

The Capital Jazz Fest in Washington D.C. | Jun. 3-5

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.

Photos: Jazz In The Gardens 2011

Photos: Jazz In The Gardens 2011

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.

Jazz In The Gardens Hosted by Michael Baisden March 2011 in Miami Gardens

Jazz In The Gardens Hosted by Michael Baisden March 2011 in Miami Gardens

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.

The Grammy’s Gets It Right: Esperanza Spalding FTW!

The Grammy’s Gets It Right: Esperanza Spalding FTW!

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.