1. Maxwell Recruits Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Robert Glasper & More for 2015 Cruise

    August 18, 2014 6:31 PM EDT Singer's inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas Caribbean cruise commences May 2015. Erykah Badu , Anthony Hamilton , Ledisi , Robert Glasper , Chrisette Michele , Eric Roberson and Boney James are among the headliners who will join Maxwell on the singer's inaugural Maxwell + the 7 Seas…

  2. Black Keys 'Up' To No. 1 On Alternative Songs

    October 27, 2010 1:35 PM EDT ROO-KEYS OF THE YEAR: Akron, Ohio's the Black Keys reach the top spot on Alternative Songs with their first chart entry, as "Tighten Up" ascends 2-1. The song appears on the act's sixth studio album, "Brothers," which soars 48-27 as the Greatest Gainer (14,000,…

  3. Earth, Wind & Fire Plots Retail Exclusive

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Earth, Wind & Fire appears likely to follow the Eagles and Journey in making its next album exclusively for a major retailer. Earth, Wind & Fire appears likely to follow the Eagles and Journey in making its next album exclusively for a major retailer. Frontman Philip Bailey tells…

  4. Bootsy Collins Suits Up For 'Prizefighter' Theme

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins produced an exclusive, original theme song that sets the mood for 2K Sports' "Don King Presents: Prizefighter" videogame, due in stores June 10. Bootsy Collins produced an exclusive, original theme song that sets the mood for 2K Sports' "Don King…

  5. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  6. Koz Takes Friends On Holiday Trek

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As has become a tradition, saxophonist Dave Koz will gather several of his friends to hit the road on his eighth annual Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour. As has become a tradition, saxophonist Dave Koz will gather several of his friends to hit the road on his eighth annual Smooth Jazz Christmas…

  7. 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…

  8. Koz Explores Genres In Three Acts

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Smooth jazz mainstay Dave Koz has slated an Oct. 7 release date for his new studio album, "Saxophonic." His first studio album since 1999's "The Dance," the Capitol set finds the saxophonist exploring Smooth jazz mainstay Dave Koz has slated an Oct. 7 release date for…

  9. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

  10. Nice & Slow

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. On his sixth album, keyboardist Brian Culbertson delivers a feel-good set powered by a core group of…