1. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>MTV switches off its channel feed to 500,000 homes in Amsterdam after network provider A2000 demands that MTV share its previously separate channel with two other operators and pay for d 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central…

  2. Kem's Back In A Major Way

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The tag line for Kem's upcoming 20-city concert tour is "Find Your Way." In the last two years, the Detroit-based artist has done just that. Once homeless, Kem (last name Owens) later supported himself and his family by waiting…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, one of the great architects of reggae music, dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. A jazz fan, Dodd ori 2004 - Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Wilson, DeGraw, Steel Pulse

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Cassandra Wilson, DeGraw, Steel Pulse Cassandra Wilson, the singer largely responsible for leading vocal jazz into the future, is in Los Angeles recording her sixth album for Blue Note with T-Bone Burnett producing. Wilson is writing new material and covering such tunes as "Easy…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a…

  6. Jarreau Says Return To Jazz Is Really A First

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Al Jarreau is a master of pop, R&B and jazz singing. He grooves in the funky zone, romances with artful fluidity and scats with syncopated glee. He's as much influenced by such players as pianist Bill Evans, saxophonist Ben Webster and…

  7. HOT PRODUCT

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Al Jarreau, Elvis Costello, the Velvet Underground and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Elvis Costello , Al Jarreau …

  8. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Al Jarreau Positive Vibrations Veteran jazz vocalist Al Jarreau reteams with producer Tommy LiPuma for their first studio album in 27 years on "Accentuate the Positive," due this week via Verve. Songs earmarked for the album include the Hoagy Carmichael-penned standard "The…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Ro 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Billboard's Latin Music Awards are webcast for the first time by StarMedia, which hosts the Billboard En Espanol and Billboard Brasil sites. 2000 - Billboard's Latin Music Awards are webcast for the first time by StarMedia, which hosts the Billboard En…

  11. Billboard Bits: Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rochester Jazz, Nothingface, Yerba Buena Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Spyro Gyra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood will headline the second annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, set for June 5-14 in Rochester, N.Y. Other artists slated to perform…

  12. Playboy Jazz Sets 25th Anniversary Fest

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set for June 14-15 at the Hollywood (Calif.) Bowl. Executive-produced by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, th A diverse list of artists will entertain during the 25th annual Playboy Jazz festival, set…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian…

  14. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  15. India.Arie Leads Image Awards Music Nominations

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The Motown artist scored five nominations, including outstanding female artist and album ("Voyage to India"). Erykah Badu has India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The…

  16. Al Jarreau Sidelined By Emergency Surgery

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Emergency back surgery has abruptly taken Al Jarreau off the road. The veteran jazz vocalist underwent a procedure early yesterday (Sept. 12) morning at Los Angeles' USC Medical Center to relieve comp Emergency back surgery has abruptly taken Al Jarreau off the road. The veteran jazz…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Ro 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's…

  18. Stars Set For Roving Verizon Festival

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau are among the headliners for the 2002 Verizon Music Festival, which is set to hit four cities this fall. The festival kicks off Sept. 17-22 in New York Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau are among the headliners for the 2002…

  19. Will Downing Takes Listeners On A 'Sensual Journey'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Sensual Journey," Will Downing's ninth album and first for GRP Records, validates the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born singer's assertion that he is a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged adult R&B . "I feel like He rightfully considers himself a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged…

  20. An R&B Newcomer From Canada? Remy Shand Delivers 'The Way I Feel'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that end, when listeners hear Remy Shand -- one of Winnipeg's native sons -- they might be taken aback. He brings his soulful s Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that…

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