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Patrice Rushen

Multi-Grammy nominated artist, Patrice Rushen has definitely earned the respect she has been awarded by her peers in the music industry. Admired by many for her groundbreaking achievements, Rushen has amassed an impressive list of “firsts”. She was the first woman to serve as Musical Director for the 46th, 47th & 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the first woman in 43 years to serve as Head Composer/Musical Director for television’s highest honor, the Emmy Awards and the first woman Musical Director of the NAACP Image Awards, an honor she held for 12 consecutive years. Rushen has also been the only woman Musical Director/Composer for the People’s Choice Awards and HBO’s Comic Relief

ARTICLE: THE VINYL POST

Summer Solstice

Read "Summer Solstice" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Founded in 1949 by Bob Weinstock, the Prestige label was home to some of the best hard bop, swing, and blues music of the '50s and '60s. The diversity of the catalog through subsidiary labels such as Swingville and Bluesville was nothing short of extraordinary. Be it spoken word albums, Southern blues, or the folk strains ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Atlanta Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Atlanta Jazz Festival Atlanta, GA May 25-26, 2019 Last year the festival operated under the threat of rain all weekend. This year's 42nd edition saw record-tying high temperatures: 93 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit (ten degrees above the historical averages). No doubt it is a coincidence that the programming was cooler than last ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call, Part 1

Read "Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call, Part 1" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Part 1 | Part 2Peter Erskine is affable, engaging, and humorous. He, of course, is also one of the finest drummers of his generation. He has left his mark on the jazz and fusion world for nearly fifty years now. An icon, whose name is mentioned with the greats of all time, Erskine continues ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Carol Duboc: Open The Curtains

Read "Open The Curtains" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Jazz vocalist and pianist Carol Duboc delivers her eighth solo album presenting seven vibrant originals and three cover tunes on a set of jazz, R&B, funk and Smooth-styled music on the exciting Open The Curtains. Making this a special recording for Duboc, the singer illuminates the power of women by assembling an all-star, talented cast of ...

ARTICLE: TELL ME MORE

Lee Ritenour: Behind a "Twist of Rit"

Read "Lee Ritenour: Behind a "Twist of Rit"" reviewed by Belinda Ware

Lee Ritenour is a musical talent who approaches jazz as an artist does a canvas. He takes time to explore colorful arrangements within each song he records mixing various degrees of fusion, rock, blues, and funk based on the feel of the song. Ritenour has become a master of his own style in creating music that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Althea Rene’ Productions LLC Presents The Release Of New CD "Althea Rene' Live In Detroit"

Althea Rene’ Productions LLC Presents The Release Of New CD "Althea Rene' Live In Detroit"

LOS ANGELES – Making a smash hit debut, Althea Rene – Live In Detroit is crushing the competition across the globe with its’ killer production selection. Classical music trained Althea Rene’ has been climbing up the charts with her amazing flute skills over the last 10 years. With her critically acclaimed 6th project, Live In Detroit, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

A Jazz Concert Celebrating The CD Releases Of Kaylene Peoples And Bunny Brunel – A Magical, Musical Event Producing Real Results For Women Composers!

A Jazz Concert Celebrating The CD Releases Of Kaylene Peoples And Bunny Brunel – A Magical, Musical Event Producing Real Results For Women Composers!

It was a magical, unforgettable night of fusion and acoustic jazz on April 8, 2015, at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Celebrating the dual CD release for Kaylene Peoples and Bunny Brunel (MY MAN and INVENT YOUR FUTURE); together the two jazz musicians put on a show to let the world know their respective ...

NEWS: EVENT

Kaylene Peoples & Bunny Brunel Dual CD Release, Featuring Patrice Rushen, Benefiting Bella Composers

Kaylene Peoples & Bunny Brunel Dual CD Release, Featuring Patrice Rushen, Benefiting Bella Composers

An exciting lineup of musicians will play for a worthy cause April 8, 2015 at Catalina Bar & Grill at 8:30pm. Famed fusion, Grammy nominated bassist Bunny Brunel and award-winner producer, singer and flutist Kaylene Peoples are celebrating the release of their respective CDs (Invent Your Future and My Man) to raise money for the exciting ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Carmen Lundy: Soul To Soul

Read "Soul To Soul" reviewed by James Nadal

There are records created through years of preparation and production that take a lifetime to achieve. Soul to Soul by vocalist Carmen Lundy, indeed falls in that category, yet defies categorization. Lundy is setting her own course, while other singers seek safe refuge in tepid covers of popular standards. She offers original material delivered with authenticity ...


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