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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

North Sea Jazz 2018

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North Sea Jazz
Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 13-15, 2018

Amidst the cornucopia of summertime festivals, there sits a juggernaut. That's North Sea Jazz, where a dozen performance spaces named after rivers around the world offer a sound garden of global delights. The full-tilt feast flows gloriously during the second full weekend of July ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Sweet Soul Music and the Low Down Dirty Blues at the Montreal Jazz Festival

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The marquee on Stax Records studio in jny: Memphis, Tennessee reads “Soulsville U.S.A." Although “Soulsville of the North" may be a stretch, for 10 days in July, jny: Montreal turns into a hotbed of Soul, R&B, Funk and the Blues. From the first years ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band Heats Up a Summer Night at the Sandler Center

Read "Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band Heats Up a Summer Night at the Sandler Center" reviewed by Mark Robbins

When 81 years old Buddy Guy walked from stage left to the the center stage microphone of the Sandler Center the audience was already on it's feet. That's how it's been for the past 50 plus years, whether sharing the stage with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and others or, like Tuesday night (August 22), ...

SOJA Adds More Tour Dates

SOJA Adds More Tour Dates

2012 has been a breakthrough year for the DC-based band SOJA. Their latest album Strength To Survive (out now on ATO Records – home to Alabama Shakes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and 311) landed in the Billboard 200’s top 40. The album has impressively sold over 30,000 copies in less than two months and they recently made ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Roots: New Album

NEW ALBUM UNDUN SET FOR RELEASE 12/6 Amidst The Roots' busy schedule, from performing as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to recently fronting a Pre-Emmy Awards jam session, the legendary crew has returned with their latest musical creation, a new album entitled undun (Island Def Jam). Set for release on December 6, 2011, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

40th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's Landmark "What's Going On" Celebrated with Super Deluxe Edition & Events

40th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's Landmark "What's Going On" Celebrated with Super Deluxe Edition & Events

On May 21, 1971, Motown Records released an album unique to its vast, already classic catalog: a suite of protest songs, railing, albeit softly and with an undeniable groove, about the planet's woes and the pain of war. With What's Going On, Marvin Gaye forever changed the sound and subject matter of popular music, influencing and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Offers Travel Packages

In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Grammy-award winning multi-Platinum artist John Legend will headline this year's Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. The singer, in his album collaboration with The Roots, recently picked up three awards on February 13, 2011 at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards show for Best Tradition R&B Vocal Performance for “Hang On In There," ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Multi-talented Trombonist Ernest Stuart Releases First CD "Solitary Walker" March 15

Multi-talented Trombonist Ernest Stuart Releases First CD "Solitary Walker" March 15

From humble beginnings to headlining Philadelphia and New York City clubs, Ernest Stuart is a multi-talented trombonist who's played alongside The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Branford Marsalis, Billy Paul, The O'Jays, Charles Tolliver Big Band and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, among others. Stuart's heavily awaited debut CD, Solitary Walker, rolls out nationally on March 15, 2011 ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Nominated For Best Contemporary Blues Album

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Nominated For Best Contemporary Blues Album

Congratulations to the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, who last night received a GRAMMY nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for recent release, LIVE! In Chicago. The announcement also marks Roadrunner Records imprint, Loud & Proud Records, first GRAMMY nomination. This is Kenny's 5th GRAMMY nomination. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd band is honored to be nominated ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Kenny Wayne Shepherd To Guest With The Roots On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

On Wednesday, November 10th, Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be joining The Roots for a special Hendrix-themed sit-in on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Kenny will be playing the same white Fender Stratocaster guitar that Jimi Hendrix played on the morning of August 18, 1969 at the Woodstock Festival. It's the same instrument on which Hendrix ...