*Southern California music festival lovers got their wish fulfilled the final weekend of June with the inaugural Hollywood Bowl jazz Festival – an event that picks right up where the longstanding Playboy Jazz Festival left off just before two years of COVID pandemic purgatory. Two days of warm yet breezy 80+ degree afternoons segueing into
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Among the many physical, spiritual, and institutional losses related to the still-ongoing pandemic is that of Los Angeles’ renowned Playboy Jazz Festival (PJF) at the … Read More “Jazz Returns to the Hollywood Bowl” The post Jazz Returns to the Hollywood Bowl appeared first on JazzTimes.
Milton “Brew” Moore once opined that “Anyone who doesn’t play like Pres is wrong,” but he later realized the limitations of such a position and … Read More “Brew Moore: Special Brew (SteepleChase)” The post Brew Moore: Special Brew (SteepleChase) appeared first on JazzTimes.
Steve Lacy has released “Bad Habit,” the second peek into his upcoming sophomore album, Gemini Rights. The track starts with a jangly electric guitar-based background and ends with a mellow acoustic guitar. Both fit the shifts in Lacy’s laid-back vocal phrasing, as he is confronted with a hot tip that a particular person from his
Mary J. Blige does not take a break. After accepting her sixth BET Award last Sunday, the iconic singer has unveiled a summer-ready video for “Come See About Me (Remix)” featuring Fabolous. The song appears on the deluxe edition of Good Morning Gorgeous. Blige enlisted Eif Rivera to co-direct the new video, who also directed
Beyoncé has revealed the cover of her highly anticipated seventh album, Renaissance. The artwork shows the global icon sitting on a silver horse in front of a black backdrop. She shared the inspiration behind her album in an Instagram post. “Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary
Before Black Music Month ends, Usher celebrates his unparalleled music career by visiting the NPR offices for his Tiny Desk concert debut. The R&B icon is joined by modern R&B staples Eric Bellinger and Vedo, who serve as backing vocalists. He declared them the “most incredible voices of this time.” For his inaugural Tiny Desk set, Usher opens
Mary J. Blige will perform a one-night-only concert hosted by Apple Music Live on July 27 at 7 p.m. PT. The performance will take place at New York City’s United Palace and will be available to stream exclusively on Apple Music. “The last year of my career in particular has been an exciting ride,” says
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