The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced the recipients of its prestigious Jazz Masters fellowships for 2023. Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett, and Louis … Read More “2023 NEA Jazz Masters Announced” The post 2023 NEA Jazz Masters Announced appeared first on JazzTimes.
Phabo’s timing could not be better. One day shy of the first anniversary of his debut album Soulquarius, the emerging singer and songwriter released a new five-track EP called Before I Let Her Go. The project includes the previously shared title track and the infectious slow jam “Achy,” released earlier this month. On the mellow
Steve Lacy has returned with his sophomore album, Gemini Rights. It arrives three years after his debut LP, Apollo XXI. The 10-track album includes the previously released tracks “Mercury” and “Bad Habit.” Gemini Rights finds Lacy picking up the pieces after a breakup. “It’s a story that is very fluid [and] very fun. To me, the subject matter
Monica is back. The legendary singer has returned with her new single “Friends” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. It was produced by Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Tasha Catour (Lecrae, Jacquees, Keke Palmer). At first listen, “Friends” comes close to past heights in Monica’s elite romantic songbook. Her emotions of an unbreakable bond for a special someone
Ne-Yo hasn’t released a proper full-length album since his 2018 effort Good Man, which received year-end applause from Rated R&B. However, listening to Self Explanatory, the singer/songwriter’s eighth album, it doesn’t feel like much time has passed. Self Explanatory is a refreshing album you can’t help but enjoy. It consists of 13 songs, five of which
The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles, California, in 2023. The Recording Academy has set the 65th Grammy Awards for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, at the Crypto.com Arena. The award show will air live on CBS and stream live and be on demand on Paramount+. Nominations for the 2023 Grammys will be announced on
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