1. Al Jarreau Salutes George Duke on New Star-Packed Album

    August 05, 2014 1:47 PM EDT The late musician’s influential legacy is saluted on 'My Old Friend,' featuring guests Lalah Hathaway, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Albright and more. It’s a year to the day (Aug. 5) since the untimely death of revered Grammy-winning keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke .…

  2. Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Concerts Amid Hostilities

    July 20, 2014 10:32 AM EDT Israeli promoter Tal Sherf clarified that alternative dates will be examined for a future tour leg next year. Following recent cancellations by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka , now the Backstreet Boys are officially calling off their end of July three sold out shows in Israel due…

  3. Playboy Jazz Festival: Allen Stone, Fantasia, Dianne Reeves Heat Up Hollywood

    June 16, 2014 6:09 PM EDT A relatively sedate audience was on hand for Los Angeles' summer rite of passage, the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 14-15). There was no line of dancing patrons snaking around the Hollywood Bowl as in years past. Or beach balls being volleyed from box to box. But several acts…

  4. George Duke To Be Honored At Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2014 1:56 AM EST Singer Al Jarreau and bassist Stanley Clarke will celebrate the legacy of their friend and musical partner George Duke on the opening day of the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which is presenting the festival for the first…

  5. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  6. Drake, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & More at 2011 BMI Urban Awards: Watch

    August 27, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Hollywood's grand Pantages Theater, a former home of the Academy Awards, was the backdrop for BMI's annual Urban Awards (Aug. 26). As tourists and lookie-loos shouted from the sidewalks or while cruising down Hollywood Boulevard, artists, songwriters, producers and industry execs…

  7. Chick Corea Plans New Music With Freedom Band, Return to Forever

    June 16, 2010 1:56 PM EDT It looks like Return to Forever fans won't have to wait long for the jazz fusion supergroup's next reunion. The well-credentialed quartet of keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist Al di Meola, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White toured together for the first time in 15 years…

  8. Return to Forever / July 31, 2008 / Clearwater, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall)

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "This is a really thrilling night for me -- my hometown and everything," Chick Corea told a Tampa Bay area audience openly hyped about the first tour in 25 years by Return to Forever, the keyboardist' "This is a really thrilling night for me -- my hometown and everything,…

  9. Return To Forever Reunite For 50-Date Tour

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return to Forever will begin its approximately 50-date North American and European reunion tour May 29 with a two-night stand at Austin, Texas' Paramount Theatre. Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return to Forever will begin its approximately 50-date…

  10. Return To Forever Heading Back On Tour

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe. Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe. Beginning…

  11. Benson, Jarreau Draft Stars For 'Givin' It Up'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, "Givin' It Up." Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, "Givin' It Up." Due Oct. 24 via…

  12. Flecktones Returning With 'Hidden Land'

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will return Jan. 31 with "The Hiddden Land," the quartet's first Columbia studio album since 2003's "Little Worlds." Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will return Jan. 31 with "The Hiddden Land," the quartet's first…

  13. Trio! / Oct. 14, 2005 / Clearwater, Fla. (Coachman Park)

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass? Jazz? Acoustic fusion? Trio!, the superstar group with bassist Stanley Clarke, banjo man Bela Fleck and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty -- virtuosos all -- could fairly be described as specializin Bluegrass? Jazz? Acoustic fusion? Trio!, the superstar group with bassist Stanley Clarke,…

  14. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  15. Billboard Bits: Cocteau Twins, Daltrey & More

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on the Cocteau Twins, Roger Daltrey, Stereophonics and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Cocteau Twins have pulled out of their previously announced April 30 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. According to a spokesperson, group member…

  16. Fleck Splitting Time With Four Side Projects

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bela Fleck is taking 2005 off from touring with the Flecktones, but he will still be very busy with a number of new projects. Bela Fleck is taking 2005 off from touring with the Flecktones, but he will still be very busy with a number of new projects. According to his official Web site ,…

  17. 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…

  18. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Aguilera, Clarke

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Clarke The soundtrack to Eminem's film debut, "8 Mile," -- which, as previously reported , is due Oct. 29 from Shady/Interscope Records -- will feature a limited-edition CD sampler featuring tracks from artists signed to Eminem's…

  19. Snoop, James Brown Bring The Funk 'Undercover'

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired soundtrack to the upcoming Universal comedy "Undercover Brother." Snoop Dogg's "Undercova Funk (Give Up the Funk)" will serve as the lead singl Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired…

  20. 'Bandstand' 50th Gala Grows

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers confirmed for next month's "American Bandstand's 50th ... A Celebration!" special on ABC. Set to air May 3, the two-hour special will R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers…