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BWW Interview: Billboard Chart-Topping Artist Kristine W Headlines Halloween Palm Springs 2016BWW Interview: Billboard Chart-Topping Artist Kristine W Headlines Halloween Palm Springs 2016
by David Green - Sep 23, 2016

The incomparable Kristine W will headline Halloween Palm Springs, Saturday, October 29 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Kristine W has scored 16 potent #1 dance hits and a record-setting string of nine consecutive #1s on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart over the past 16 years, earning Kristine third place on Billboard's Best of 2000s Dance Club Play Artists rankings and landing this highly-musical and multitalented independent entertainer squarely within a pantheon of legends and major stars. I had a chance to catch up with Kristine W as she was beginning to prepare for her upcoming Palm Springs appearance, to talk about both the Halloween Concert and all things Kristine W. (more...)

Vonda Shepard to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This NovemberVonda Shepard to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

With over 12 million albums sold, two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and Billboard's record-breaking television soundtrack sales for her work on 'Ally McBeal,' world-renowned artist, Vonda Shepard, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, November 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 19 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Luba Mason to Celebrate MIXTURA Album at The Cutting RoomLuba Mason to Celebrate MIXTURA Album at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

New York City's The Cutting Room will play host to a special evening on September 22nd in celebration of the release of Luba Mason's critically-acclaimed new CD, MIXTURA. (more...)

OKC Jazz Fest to Support Allied Arts & Honor Wayman TisdaleOKC Jazz Fest to Support Allied Arts & Honor Wayman Tisdale
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

? Organizers of the 3rd Annual OKC Jazz Fest announced they will make a contribution to support Allied Arts and Allied Arts music education programs.  (more...)

Till Bronner Signs Exclusive International Agreement With Sony Music MasterworksTill Bronner Signs Exclusive International Agreement With Sony Music Masterworks
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Sony Music Masterworks is pleased to announce a long-term worldwide recording agreement with star trumpeter Till Brnner. (more...)

Solomon Jaye Releases Music Video New Single 'Love You Now'Solomon Jaye Releases Music Video New Single 'Love You Now'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Following the successful release of his inaugural solo album Ordinary Man and first-time showcase as a solo artist at Florida Music Festival, multi-talented founding member of the groundbreaking vocal band The Edge Effect, Solomon Jaye is excited to announce the official debut of his “Love You Now” music video. T (more...)

The Ascending Voice IV to Celebrate Christian Worship Music at Pepperdine UniversityThe Ascending Voice IV to Celebrate Christian Worship Music at Pepperdine University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Celebrating congregational singing and a cappella music in Christian worship, The Ascending Voice IV features three main evening concerts: Cerulean- Voices Extraordinary on Thursday, May 12 directed by Ryan Board; the grand Ascending Voice Festival Choir concert on Friday, May 13 directed by world renowned choral scholar Simon Carrington; and Grammy Award-winning sensation Take 6 on Saturday, May 14. (more...)

3rd Annual OKC Jazz Fest Announces Lineup3rd Annual OKC Jazz Fest Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Al Jarreau, Color Me Badd and The Gap Band will headline the 3rd Annual OKC Jazz Fest May 31-June 4 in Bricktown and Deep Deuce in downtown Oklahoma City. (more...)

Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the return of singular jazz sensation, Ce?cile McLorin Salvant on May 1 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hot off her 2016 GRAMMY win for Best Vocal Jazz Album, Salvant shares bold new works from the record For One to Love - a heartfelt collection of songs, many of which are written by Salvant herself, that reveal new dimensions of this young vocalist's artistry. (more...)

President & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABCPresident & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABC
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE airing on International Jazz Day, SATURDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Festival Sets 2016 LineupBlue Note Jazz Festival Sets 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

With over 100 events in 10 venues throughout New York City, the 2016 Blue Note Jazz Festival will take place June 1-30. Ticket information and a current schedule of events is available on the official website, www.BlueNoteJazzFestival.com. Additional performances, venues, and events will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Take 6 Takes Six Billboard Chart Spots with New Album BELIEVETake 6 Takes Six Billboard Chart Spots with New Album BELIEVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The most awarded acappella group in history, Take 6, have achieved another career milestone with the release of their new album Believe, which simultaneously landed across six Billboard charts in its opening week. (more...)

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Sets 2016 Showcase Music LineupAlbuquerque Film & Music Experience Sets 2016 Showcase Music Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The fourth annual Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME) kicks off in April, with this year's events featuring one-of-a-kind musical experiences, including the 2016 Showcase Music Event. The showcase event evening begins with the New Mexico Premiere of the documentary Nathan East: For the Record, followed by a Concert Tribute to Nathan East. (more...)

Jazz & Blues Vocalist Sonya Hensley to Release 'THE ESSENTIAL' AlbumJazz & Blues Vocalist Sonya Hensley to Release 'THE ESSENTIAL' Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Having regaled audiences in over 50 countries as featured headliner, principal performer or co-lead singer – including a 14 country tour of “Sophisticated Ladies” - Sonya Hensley is equally at ease singing jazz, R&B, Broadway, pop, Latin and blues – and has long been driven by her desire to keep expanding her horizons and bring a fresh twist to the world's most beloved songs. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD WinnersChristine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Legendary jazz singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks, dubbed 'The Poet Laureate of Jazz,' celebrated jazz vocalist and actress Annie Ross, and acclaimed jazz singer Janis Siegel are among the artists who will be honored at the 31st Annual Bistro Awards gala on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. As is the Bistro Awards tradition, the evening will feature performances by the winners; for the full list, see below! (more...)

Jazz Great Al Jarreau to Play the McCoy, 2/28Jazz Great Al Jarreau to Play the McCoy, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

?Al Jarreau's unique vocal style is one of the world's most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time, earning him seven Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards, and popular accolades worldwide. (more...)

BWW 2015 NY Cabaret Awards: 'Editor's Choice' Honors Go To Karen Mason, Mark Nadler, Steve Ross, Alex Rybeck, Jim Caruso, Sean Harkness and Ian HermanBWW 2015 NY Cabaret Awards: 'Editor's Choice' Honors Go To Karen Mason, Mark Nadler, Steve Ross, Alex Rybeck, Jim Caruso, Sean Harkness and Ian Herman
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 20, 2016

After BroadwayWorld launched its New York Cabaret Awards in 2012, the cabaret section's editors realized that the selected categories and the popular vote nature of the election didn't adequately recognize some great performances and shows for that particular year. So in 2013, BWW added "Editor's Choice Awards" to the mix to not only reward special performances but also to acknowledge people who have helped grow cabaret and foster the spirit of the art form. This year, BWW New York Cabaret Editor Stephen Hanks and his reviewing staff-including Alix Cohen, David Clarke, Billie Roe, Rembert Block, and John Hoglund-selected seven stars of cabaret for this special honor. Now that the Awards for 2015 performances and shows are official, we wanted to tell you a bit about this year's "Editor's Choice Award" winners and offer them a chance to thank the New York cabaret community. Congratulations to all these worthy Award recipients. (more...)

Solomon Jaye's Highly Anticipated Debut Album 'Ordinary Man' Now AvailableSolomon Jaye's Highly Anticipated Debut Album 'Ordinary Man' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

After months of anticipation, multi-talented founding member of the groundbreaking vocal band “The Edge Effect” Solomon Jaye is excited to announce the official debut of his inaugural solo album Ordinary Man now available on iTunes, Google Play, CDBaby and more. (more...)

Dale Head Set for Performing Arts Presenters ConferenceDale Head Set for Performing Arts Presenters Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Dale Head (dalehead.net), a jazz and blues powerhouse vocalist and trumpet player, today announced that he will be performing his blues and jazz tunes at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference (APAP) accompanied by a ten-piece orchestra. 'APAP is the world's largest forum for performing arts professionals with attendees coming from all around the world,' said Dale Head. 'I am passionate about my music and can't think of a better setting to bring back the amazing songs of some of our music legends.' (more...)

World Music Institute and 92Y to Present Indian Violinist L. Subramaniam This WinterWorld Music Institute and 92Y to Present Indian Violinist L. Subramaniam This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

For the first time in its distinguished history, the World Music Institute's Masters of Indian Music series presents India's violin icon L. SUBRAMANIAM, revered around the world as "The Paganini of Indian Classical music." Co-presented with 92Y, the concert takes place on Friday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y. Tickets $55, $45, $35, $25. Visit www.worldmusicinstitute.org for more information. (more...)

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