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Concert Pics: Quincy Jones & Friends Benefit Concert for the American Cancer Society

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

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We here at GFM are not novice to the legends. We’ve covered greats like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder and the list goes on. However, every once in a while we encounter our own star struck moment due to the sheer admiration of the musicians we’re covering. In this particular case, our star struck moment came from reporting at the Fox Theatre for the Quincy Jones and Friends Benefit Concert. We were on a high that night and what was greater was the great celebration of the American Cancer Society on their 100th anniversary. The significant milestone commemorated advances and great achievements in the cancer fight along with the great people who have built bridges to finding a cure. For this star struck event, celebrities came in by the droves for the red carpet. While the lavish prelude caused a stir of excitement, it didn’t come close to the performances of Pentatonix,Nikki Yanofsky, Allen Stone, Alfredo Rodriguez, Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin and James Ingram. On top of everything else, we witnessed greatness right before our very eyes when the awesome Quincy Jones graced the stage. At that very moment, we didn’t know whether to kiss his pinky ring as the “godfather” or sit at his feet a the musical “yoda”. Here is our picture review from that great event!!
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About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)

Atlanta!!!! The Robert Glasper Experiment Is Coming Live in Concert May 5th!!!!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

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Listen up, music fans!!! If you’re in the Atlanta area and looking for a concert that will set off your weekend, you absolutely don’t want to miss The Robert Glasper Experiment live in concert!!! This show will introduce Jazz Future along with a few special guests. Now, a little birdie told me that singer/songwriter, Marsha Ambrosius would be blessing the mic. Other guests are scheduled but of course, our lips are sealed for this is strictly confidential information. So, if you’re interested in some incredible music and some surprise performances, you can catch The Robert Glasper Experiment Sunday, May 5th at Center Stage Theater. Be sure to get your tickets at CenterStage-Atlanta.com. Doors will open at 7pm, showtime will be 8pm. Hope to see you there.

About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)

Live: Morley at The Iridium Jazz Club March 28th

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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NYC GFM Fam, we wanted to put you all in the know about a great show that is going down this Thursday at The Iridium. Singer/Songwriter/Musician Morley will be bringing her unique blend of jazz, folk and soul to the stage. Morley has written and shared the stage with such distinguished artists as Angelique Kidjo, Dave Matthews, Sherly Crow, Wynton Marsalis and more.

To purchase a ticket to the event go here. There will be 2 sets 8PM & 10PM
with quartet & special guests

Checkout her latest vid “Two of a Kind” directed by Damani Baker which is a very pure, stripped down black and white backdrop to the lives of two people in any given moment in time.

New single “Try”
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Kelly Price Presents: For The Love of R&B @ The Savoy Entertainment

Friday, March 15th, 2013

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.

About GFM

Part of the GFM staff, interested in joining? contact [at] grownfolksmusic [dot] com

Date Night February 17th, 2013 @ Drom NYC

Monday, February 4th, 2013

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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
link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/212961

About GFM

Part of the GFM staff, interested in joining? contact [at] grownfolksmusic [dot] com

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:

About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)

[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!!!

About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)

[PHOTOS] Jazz Roots Presents the “Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour” Featuring Shelia E., David Benoit, Javier Colon & Margo Rey

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Dave Koz at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

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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About WestStyle Chronicles

My name is Hope West but you can call me WestStyle Chronicles. From video, photography, interviews and blogging, my music adventures always leave me juggling a lot but I wouldn't have it any other way. Whether being funny, opinionated or just plain entertaining, I always keep it 100% WestStyle. To see my wild ride in the world of music, catch my adventures at the one & only....Grown Folks Music!!!! :)