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Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner Come to SCFTA This Month Photo Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner Come to SCFTA This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021

Jazz vocalist Salvant dazzled Segerstrom Center audiences when she first appeared at the Center in 2014; Fortner has been called one of the top jazz pianists of his generation and is recognized for his virtuosic technique and captivating performances.

Janie Barnett Plays Cole Porter in An Americana Take on the Classics Photo Janie Barnett Plays Cole Porter in An Americana Take on the Classics
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2021

BerkleeNYC's Power Station presents Janie Barnett as she plays the music of Cole Porter on August 13th, 2021

Hollywood Bowl Named Amphitheater Of The Decade At 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards Photo Hollywood Bowl Named Amphitheater Of The Decade At 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2021

The Hollywood Bowl, one of the leading outdoor music venues in the world and the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was honored as the winner of Amphitheater of the Decade last night at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Ledisi, Kenyon Dixon & Music Soulchild Come to NJPAC, October 23 Photo Ledisi, Kenyon Dixon & Music Soulchild Come to NJPAC, October 23
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Presents GRAMMY award winner Ledisi on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8PM as part of her fall tour named for her most recent album, The Wild Card.

WATCH: FLY ME TO THE MOON New Dance Film Released Featuring Vocals by Grammy Winner L Photo WATCH: FLY ME TO THE MOON New Dance Film Released Featuring Vocals by Grammy Winner Ledisi
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021

CandyBomber Productions has¬†announced the release of a new dance film featuring the beloved classic ‚ÄúFly Me to the Moon.‚ÄĚ Grammy Award winning R&B vocalist¬†Ledisi¬†lends her voice to the track, backed by multi-Grammy winners¬†Patti Austin¬†and trumpeter¬†John Daversa, produced by eight-time Grammy Award winner¬†Gregg Field.

Patti Austin Concert Rescheduled To 2022 By Flint Symphony Orchestra Photo Patti Austin Concert Rescheduled To 2022 By Flint Symphony Orchestra
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2021

Originally scheduled for February 27, the Patti Austin performance will now be February 26, 2022. Austin was coming to Flint to perform with the Flint Symphony Orchestra as part of its Black Classical Origins series.

Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brenda Russell, And More To Appear In  Photo Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brenda Russell, And More To Appear In TWIST2020 Voter Participation Campaign
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2020

Multiple award-winning recording artists Patti Austin, Chaka Khan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brenda Russell, Sheila E., Terri Lyne Carrington, India.Arie, Ledisi, Siedah Garrett, Lisa Fischer, and Lalah Hathaway have formed TWIST (Tuff Women In Strange Times), a dynamic coalition of superstar female talent to rally voters to the polls for Election Day 2020.

Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68 Photo Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

Broadway composer/lyricist/author/musical director/vocal arranger/dance arranger/orchestrator/accompanist, best known for composing The Tornado, and Emerald City Ballet in the Broadway hit 'The Wiz,' Timothy Graphenreed, passed away March 1, 2020, at Mt. Sinai at the age of 68.

Plowshares Theatre Company Presents HASTINGS STREET Virtual Concert Photo Plowshares Theatre Company Presents HASTINGS STREET Virtual Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2020

Michigan's only professional African American Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company, presents a virtual concert of songs from an original musical set in Detroit's past. The play, Hastings Street, is a work in progress set in 1949 at the cusp of the order to tear down Black Bottom, the segregated Black community that was once where I-75 is now.

Live Stream Series VISITING BROADWAY Continues With Special Guest Kurt Yaghjian Photo Live Stream Series VISITING BROADWAY Continues With Special Guest Kurt Yaghjian
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 29, 2020

ExperienceFirst, New York City's leading walking tour and travel experience company, has partnered with two of its former guides - and current industry professionals - to bring theater fans a new live-streamed series entitled 'Visiting Broadway.'

Concord Jazz Will Release 'Ella 100: Live At The Apollo!'; Listen to Two Tracks Now! Photo Concord Jazz Will Release 'Ella 100: Live At The Apollo!'; Listen to Two Tracks Now!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2020

Concord Jazz will release 'Ella 100: Live At The Apollo!' on April 24.

Harlem School Of The Arts Yolanda Wyns Honored at American Composers Orchestra 2020 G Photo Harlem School Of The Arts Yolanda Wyns Honored at American Composers Orchestra 2020 Gala 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2020

Yolanda Wyns, Director of the Music Department at the Harlem School of the Arts was one of three honorees feted at this year's American Composers Orchestra's 2020 Gala, held on Wednesday evening, March 4 at the Bryant Park Grill on West 40th street in New York City.

Lea Salonga Performs At Pepperdine Photo Lea Salonga Performs At Pepperdine
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2020

Award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga closes out the 2019a?"2020 season at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, performing at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard Joins GR Symphony For SYMPHONY WITH SOUL Photo Trumpeter Terence Blanchard Joins GR Symphony For SYMPHONY WITH SOUL
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2020

Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, a six-time Grammy Award winner and longtime collaborator with film director Spike Lee, will be the special guest artist for the Grand Rapids Symphony's 19th annual Symphony with Soul at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in DeVos Performance Hall.

VIDEO: Eric Benét, Dulé Hill, and Patti Austin Perform the Music of Nat King Cole W Photo VIDEO: Eric Benét, Dulé Hill, and Patti Austin Perform the Music of Nat King Cole With the NSO Pops
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2020

Nat King Cole at 100 was performed live in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall on October 17, 2019. Among the performances for the evening were Eric Benét and Dulé Hill and Patti Austin.

BLUES IN THE NIGHT! Direct From The Apollo -- A Celebration Of Ella Fitzgerald At The Photo BLUES IN THE NIGHT! Direct From The Apollo -- A Celebration Of Ella Fitzgerald At The McCallum
by David Green - Feb 7, 2020

Direct from the Apollo Theater, A Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald will bring singing greats Patti Austin, Kurt Elling, Monica Mancini, Wé McDonald and Ledisi to the McCallum Theatre for a fantastic night of music by one of the most revered vocalists of our time, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29. Each performer embodies a different era of the jazz legend's life, intertwined with stories from her debut as a teenager at New York's Apollo Theater to the peak of her fame. The music highlights Ella's greatest hits, including a?oeA Tisket a Tasket,a?? 'Blues in the Night,a?? a?oeMiss Otis Regrets,a?? a?oeYou'll Have to Swing Ita?? and more. The show features the Ella All-Star Band with Shelly Berg, Nathan East, Brian Nova and Gregg Field.

Sam Moore To Perform With Garth Brooks On 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' Photo Sam Moore To Perform With Garth Brooks On 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 17, 2019

Sam Moore¬†and¬†Dave Prater¬†‚Äď the groundbreaking duo,¬†Sam & Dave,¬†who brought their gospel roots to Soul music, were one of the primary chart stars at the Stax and Atlantic labels in the '60s. Bringing the passion of call and response to their wailing soul side, the duo were honored by The Recording Academy as one of the recipients of the Special Merit Awards, The Lifetime Achievement Award in May in Los Angeles.

BROADWAY'S FUTURE SONGBOOK Performs the Songs of Anthony Nunziata Photo BROADWAY'S FUTURE SONGBOOK Performs the Songs of Anthony Nunziata
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2019

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow - continues its 2019-20 season on Monday, October 28th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. Produced and Hosted by John Znidarsic, the evening spotlights the songs of Anthony Nunziata. Show time is 6PM and ADMISSION IS FREE.

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard Will Be GR Symphony's 'Symphony With Soul' Special Guest  Photo Trumpeter Terence Blanchard Will Be GR Symphony's 'Symphony With Soul' Special Guest In 2020
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2019

Dubbed a?oeone of his generation's most artistically mature and innovative artists and a committed supporter of jazz education,a?? trumpeter and six-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard will be the special guest artist for the Grand Rapids Symphony's 19th annual Symphony with Soul on Feb. 29, 2020, in DeVos Performance Hall.

PBS to Air GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Photo PBS to Air GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 27, 2019

In collaboration with PBS' 'Great Performances' series,¬†the Recording Academy presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends¬ģ,' the fourth annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Academy's 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients. Recorded in May at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, the event premieres nationwide Friday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings),pbs.org/gperf¬†and the PBS Video app.

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