George Duke News

Al Jarreau to Make Guest Appearance on KPFK's Arts in Review
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Julio Martinez-hosted Arts in Review - celebrating the best in live theater and cabaret in Greater Los Angeles - airs Friday (2-2:30pm) on KPFK (90.7FM). Today, June 20, Arts in Review multi Grammy Award-winning singer Al Jarreau, discusses My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke, the upcoming album tribute to the recently departed virtuoso jazz artist George Duke. Arts in Review streams live worldwide over kpfk.org. (more...)

Sheila E's New Album ICON Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila Escovedo's first CD in 13 years, ICON, is available today at all major digital stores. 'We are excited about the release, particularly of the multi-genre format that reflects Sheila E.'s broad artistry and experience,' stated manager Gilbert Davison. '2014 marks Sheila's 40th anniversary in the music business and what better way to celebrate than to release a new CD.' (more...)

Sheila E. Celebrates 40th Year in Music Business With Release of New Solo CD 'Icon' Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila Escovedo is scheduled to release her first solo album in twelve years, 'Icon,' today, March 25 as part of the celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business, (more...)

Sheila E. Celebrates 40th Year in Music Business With Release of New Solo CD 'Icon'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila Escovedo is scheduled to release her first solo album in twelve years, 'Icon,' on March 25 as part of the celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business, (more...)

Sheila E. to Release New Album, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila Escovedo is scheduled to release her first solo album in twelve years, Icon, on March 25 as part of the celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business, it was announced today by Manager Gilbert Davison. 'We are excited about the release, particularly of the multi-genre format that reflects Sheila E.'s broad artistry and experience,' Davison expresses. (more...)

Junior Brown with The Easy Leaves, Chante Moore and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Yoshi's San Francisco has announced its upcoming lineup, now through March 9, 2014. Details below! (more...)

New York Wine Festivals to Present the 5th Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival on February 8, 2014 at Best Buy Theater in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

New York Wine Festivals has announced their 5th Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival at the Best Buy Theater on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The Times Square tasting event will feature 250+ wines selected by the experts at Vintry Fine Wines, light accompaniments of pasta, artisan breads, cheeses and hors d'oeuvres, plus sampling tables from area artisan food companies. Attendees will enjoy live contemporary jazz performances during each tasting session by 2013 Smooth Jazz Keyboardist of the Year Brian Simpson and his band, and will also get to take home a luxe wine glass after the tasting. (more...)

Sergio Mendes and Sheila E. Ring in the New Year with Two Performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes and Emmy- and Grammy-nominated singer and percussionist Sheila E., joined by Brazilian dancers, will ring in the New Year at Walt Disney Concert Hall with two performances tonight, December 31, 2013, at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (more...)

Yuna, Count Basie Orchestra, Brian McKnight and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through January 5, plus new shows through March 2014. (more...)

Rachelle Ferrell to Perform at Sound Board, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

MotorCity Casino Hotel will welcome back "An Evening with Rachelle Ferrell" at Sound Board on Thursday, March 20th at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Graham Nash, The Wee Trio, Tuck & Patti and More Set for Yoshi's San Francisco, Now thru Dec 15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Yoshi's San Francisco announces updated calendar for club and restaurant through December 15, plus new shows through February 2014. (more...)

Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding Join Forces at Segerstrom Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Three of today's leading ladies of jazz, Geri Allen (piano), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) and Esperanza Spalding (bass), also known as the trio ACS, will take to the stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts today and tomorrow, October 25 and 26 for four performances in Samueli Theater. Having formed during their work together on Carrington's Grammy Award-winning album The Mosaic Project, the innovative ensemble is now touring and taking jazz to new and exciting heights. In response to their debut at New York's legendary Village Vanguard, The Village Voice remarked, 'the set's expressionistic push-pull turned out to be a show of jazz fealty as disorienting as it was riveting.' (more...)

Jennifer Hudson Among Performance Line-Up for 2013 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Billboard.com reports that Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson will be among the performers of the 2013 Soul Train Awards. (more...)

William Shatner to Release Highly Anticipated Prog Rock Album 'Ponder the Mystery' Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

After months of puzzled rumors, probing questions and ponderous speculation, the album is finally ready to be embraced by the general public; it will be released on CD, vinyl and digital formats October 8, 2013. (more...)

William Shatner to Release Highly Anticipated Prog Rock Album 'Ponder the Mystery' 10/8
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

After months of puzzled rumors, probing questions and ponderous speculation, the album is finally ready to be embraced by the general public; it will be released on CD, vinyl and digital formats October 8, 2013. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Club Announces October Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Blue Note Jazz Club, the iconic Greenwich Village jazz and blues venue that offers live musical performances every night of the week, is proud to announce an impressive roster of acts this October. Each performer is scheduled for two shows per night, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Doors open at 6:00 pm and reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are $30 at the bar, $45 for table reservations unless otherwise noted. (more...)

Wayne Shorter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Alongside Special Tribute to George Duke at 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and All-Star Gala Concer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Melissa Aldana of Santiago, Chile, wins 2013 Saxophone Competition (more...)

William Shatner to Perform 'Ponder the Mystery' with Circa
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

William Shatner will be performing his new record Ponder the Mystery in its entirety along with the progressive rock heroes Circa: featuring Billy Sherwood, who produced and co-wrote Ponder the Mysterywith Shatner, and Tony Kaye both former members of the legendary prog rock band YES. (more...)

2013 Thelonious Monk Int'l Jazz Saxophone Competition & All-Star Gala Concert Set for 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz today announced the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and All-Star Gala Concert will take place at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 16. The 2013 Competition and Gala is made possible through generous support from Cadillac, the presenting sponsor for the weekend. (more...)

MUSE/IQUE Presents LOSE YOUR SENSES WITH ELLIS HALL at Beckman Mall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

MUSE/IQUE, known for its counter-conventional performances that feel more like parties than formal concerts, wraps 'Summer of Sound' 2013 with 'Lose Your Senses with Ellis Hall' featuring Hall, Tower of Power's lead singer and keyboardist who electrifies with his five octave range and tears it up with the Selah Gospel Choir to unchain the soul sounds of great musicians like Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and even Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi tonight, August 17, 2013. (more...)

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