R&B Lives! Each and every Thursday night at The Savoy Entertainment Center, located at 218 S. La Brea Avenue, in Inglewood, CA 90302. Hosted by the one and only Kelly Price, you never know who might be in the house to take center stage. Check out some highlights from this past week’s show.
Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category
Quite simply this is good and grown. Take care of the instrument and you will be able to sing for decades. That’s worth repeating: Take care of the instrument and you will be able to sing for decades. That means rest and exercise and always careful consideration about all things vocal. What Dame Shirley Bassey did last evening shouldn’t be surprising, it should simply be the standard. We should all stop giving anyone a pass who cannot reach the baseline of the standard. Preachers preach, teachers teach and at a very bare minimum singers should be able to sing.
GFM NYC metro area fam get ready!!!
The next installment of Date Night is happening on Feb. 17th at Drom NYC. This Date Night’s theme will be “Romance In Winter”. Our headliner will be the amazing and super talented Toronto songstress, Ayah. The special guests for the evening will be Brian Owens and Teresa Jenee, both hailing from St. Louis. This will be the perfect end to the Valentine’s Day weekend.
Date: Feb 17th
Time: Doors 6:30p, Show 7:15p
Price: $15 adv/ $20 door
Concert Event: Rhonda Thomas “Little Drummer Girl” CD Release Concert – Dec. 21st @ Southwest Art Center!!Thursday, December 20th, 2012
To get you in the mood for some Christmas cheer, indie soul artist Rhonda Thomas will be performing at the Southwest Art Center, Friday December 21st at 8pm (doors will open at 7:30pm). Advanced tickets can be purchased at Moods Music for $15!! If you hadn’t seen Rhonda in action, make sure to catch her performance! She’s sure to give you a “sho-nuff” show! Here is a little taste of what you’ll hear at the CD release concert:
[VIDEO] “Behind the Scene Rehearsal” with Shelia E. on the “Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour” – “Little Drummer Girl”Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
For Grown Folks Music, supporting the arts is one of the pillars of our beliefs. It can be quite contradictory to criticize the present quality of music in the mainstream and not contribute to the roots of education for our youth to counteract the present conditions. So for this reason and many others we could outline, we greatly support the efforts of Jazz Roots and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation. The following pictures and video are from the sound check sessions of the Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour. It was inspiring to see students learning from the professionals and being educated in other classes on the influence of blues and jazz in music. Here is Shelia E. during sound check of the song “Little Drummer Girl” with Dave Koz and composer David Benoit. Happy Holidays!!!!
Please note, this performance is only rehearsal. Shelia “killed it” during her live performance and if you missed our pictures from the concert, here is your chance!!!
[PHOTOS] Jazz Roots Presents the “Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour” Featuring Shelia E., David Benoit, Javier Colon & Margo ReyWednesday, December 5th, 2012
Have you ever gone to a great concert, saw an unbelievable show and drove home on cloud nine like you just experienced an exciting first date?!?!? Well, I did when I saw the JAZZ ROOTS jazz series with the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour featuring pianist & composer David Benoit, singer and winner of The Voice television show, Javier Colon, famed percussionist, composer Shelia E. and special guest, singer, songwriter Margo Rey at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Like any good first date, I couldn’t stop rambling to my friends about all the highlights. Not only were the featured artists incredible but the stage band along with the production/lighting crew were excellent!!! Also, we would be remiss if we didn’t compliment the accomplished musical director, Mr. Brian Simpson for his work on this show. Now, I could go on all day about this concert but why do that when I captured these great photos for you to see and enjoy!
Oh and stay tuned for our upcoming post of the educational sound check session featuring Shelia E.!!!
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Hendrix 70: Live At Woodstock
Legendary 1969 Woodstock Performance For Global Theatrical Release From November 26 2012
In Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s birth, for the first time ever, see Jimi Hendrix’s unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock concert in select cinemas globally.
This special edition theatrical presentation, under the auspices of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. has been carefully reassembled from the extensive archive of film footage helmed by Academy Award winning director Michael Wadleigh and his hand picked team of skilled camera operators and support personnel under the auspices of Experience Hendrix, LLC, the Hendrix family owned company. What they captured was a Jimi Hendrix performance unlike any other. Jimi premiered a new band and his extraordinary performance on that August morning included unforgettable renditions of such signature Hendrix songs as “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Fire,” “Purple Haze” and “Foxy Lady” as well as his dramatic interpretation of the “Star Spangled Banner”.
Jimi’s fascinating road to the Woodstock festival is revealed by way of never before seen footage and interviews with his band members such as Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, engineer Eddie Kramer and Woodstock’s promoter Michael Lang. Directed by Grammy Award winner Bob Smeaton [Beatles Anthology, Band Of Gypsys, Festival Express], the documentary, which precedes the performance footage, reveals the struggle to stage the legendary festival and secure Hendrix as its headline artist.
Jimi Hendrix Woodstock performance stands as one of the finest ever in rock music history. This presentation features the original 16mm footage digitally restored together with a new 5.1 audio surround mix by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer. Kramer originally recorded the Woodstock festival and also served Jimi Hendrix as his recording engineer throughout his entire career.
Songs performed in original sequence
Message To Love
Spanish Castle Magic
Jam Back At The House
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Star Spangled Banner
Hendrix 70: Live At Woodstock will see a worldwide theatrical release by Omniverse Vision with limited screenings from November 26. Tickets for the theatrical screenings will be available at jimihendrix.com.
Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister and CEO of Experience Hendrix: “All of us at Experience Hendrix are thrilled with the fact that ‘Live At Woodstock’ will be shown in theaters. This film reflects a legendary event in our history as well as a true pinnacle of Jimi’s career. We celebrate his 70th birthday as we continue to celebrate his legacy”.
When you think of jazz, you may very well ponder on the syncopated rhythm of Thelonius Monk or the elegance of Duke Ellington. However, you would be highly remised not to mention the grace of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn or Billie Holiday in the very same sentence. On October 19th, JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series presented the Ladies of Jazz, a celebration of the present generation of female jazz artists with Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Now I could tell you how Terri killed it on the drums, how Esperanza ripped the stage and even about her “Black Gold” duet with soul artist, Algebra Blessett as a special guest. However, we know you and we know pictures are worth a thousand words. So on that note, here are the highlighting photos from that great show!
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