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

    August 05, 2014 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, ...

  2. George Duke To Be Honored At Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2014 1:56 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  3. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog- ...

  4. Jazz Keyboardist George Duke Dead at 67

    August 06, 2013 6:14 PM EDT George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for Duke said the performer died Monday night ...

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  6. Hugh Masekela: How the Listen 2 Africa Label Is Hooking Up a 73-Year Old Jazz & World Music Heritage Artist

    February 17, 2012 4:30 PM EST The 73-year old Hugh Masekela whose new album Jabulani is just out on Dave Love's Listen 2 Africa label. Soccer fans remember ESPN's coverage of the FIFA World Cup in 2010. The obnoxious vuvuzela horns that prompted some TV watchers to t ...

  7. Bootsy Collins Taps Snoop Dogg, George Clinton for First Album in Five Years

    January 11, 2011 5:28 AM EST 0 0 0 A desire to memorialize his heroes -- including James Brown , Jimi Hendrix , Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider and jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis -- drove Bootsy Collins to make "Tha Funk Capitol of the World,&q ...

  8. Al Jarreau Laughs Off Health Scare: 'I'm Doing Great'

    September 10, 2010 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A l Jarreau says worldwide reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated in July -- but he enjoyed them nevertheless. "I said, 'OK, finally, maybe I have arrived!," Jarreau, who underwent a catheter ablation to treat a heart arrhythm ...

  9. Herbie Hancock Enlists Dave Matthews, Jeff Beck For 'Imagine' Project

    September 11, 2009 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 After Herbie Hancock won the 2008 album of the year Grammy Award for "River: The Joni Letters," he did what anyone would do after a tremendous professional accomplishment: He sat down to watch TV. As Hancock watched the PBS documentary &qu ...

  10. INgrooves Signs Telarc, Heads Up

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor INgrooves announced a deal with labels Telarc and Heads Up International, divisions of Concord Music Group, for territories worldwide excluding the United States and Canada. The Telarc and Heads Up catalogs include jazz artists ...

  11. New Tower Of Power CD Revisits Classic Soul

    January 12, 2009 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Tower of Power turned 40 in 2008, but the group is commemorating the anniversary with two special releases -- an album and DVD -- in the new year. The venerable R&B/rock outfit expects to release "The Great American Soulbook" during th ...

  12. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - 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, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music ...

  13. George Duke Makes Heads Up Debut

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Duke’s first album for BPM/Heads Up International, “Dukey Treats,” is set for release on Aug. 26. Inspired by the funny and serious sides of life reflected in the R&B/soul and funk music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Duke adds a contemporary fa ...

  14. Chart Beat

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Mariah Carey, Josh Kelly, Lil Wayne and more! EQUALS OPPORTUNITY: Mariah Carey collects the sixth No. 1 album of her career on The Billboard 200, a total that ties her with Madonna and Janet Jackson for second place among solo female ...

  15. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - 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, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music ...

  16. Badu, Scott, Wonder Help Latifah See The 'Light'

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder and soul singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are among the guests on Queen Latifah's second album for Verve, "Trav'lin' Light." Due Sept. 25, the project was co-produced by Tommy LiPuma a Stevie Wonder and soul ...

  17. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo' ...

  18. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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-da ...

  19. Stars To Salute Stevie Next Month

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder will be honored at the Dec. 10 Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder will be honored at the Dec. 10 Grammy Jam ...

  20. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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-da ...

  21. Koz & Friends Plan 'Smooth Summer' Tour

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the fourth year in a row, several contemporary jazz artists will join forces under the Dave Koz & Friends banner for the latest edition of the A Smooth Summer Night tour. For the fourth year in a row, several contemporary jazz artists will j ...

  22. Stone Bares 'Soul' On Live DVD

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City." A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Bod ...

  23. Silky Smokie Stays True To Gospel

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Smokie Norful's silky voice and potent songs have quickly propelled him to the top of the gospel hill. His 2002 debut, "I Need You Now," spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gos ...

  24. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Anita Baker ’Everything’ For You It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due this week from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. "There are times ...

  25. Baker Gives 'Everything' She's Got

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due Sept. 7 from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. "There ...

  26. Prince, Clapton 'Power' New Hendrix Tribute

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A Jimi Hendrix tribute disc being spearheaded by his half-sister Janie will feature a previously unreleased Stevie Ray Vaughan medley, as well as newly recorded covers from Prince, George Clinton and A Jimi Hendrix tribute disc being spearheaded by ...

  27. Make Me Better

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The former Sounds of Blackness frontwoman draws primarily on her inspirational roots here. The former Sounds of Blackness frontwoman draws primarily on her inspirational roots here. But in true Nesby fashion, she flavors the proceedings accordingly. ...

  28. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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 o ...

  29. Ringo Runs For The Road

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest incarnation of his All-Starr Band. The tour is set to kick off with two shows July 24-25 at Toronto's Casino Rama Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit ...

  30. Lovett's Filmwork Compiled On 'Smile'

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To bridge the gap until Lyle Lovett's next studio album, Curb/MCA has compiled a dozen tracks the Texas-based artist and his Large Band have contributed to soundtracks over the past decade. Several of To bridge the gap until Lyle Lovett's ...

  31. The Gospel According to Jazz . . . Chapter II

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Renowned soprano saxophonist Whalum returns with a superb sequel to his 1999 hit. Renowned soprano saxophonist Whalum returns with a superb sequel to his 1999 hit. Generously sharing the spotlight with a number of stellar guests, including George Du ...

  32. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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 o ...

  33. Flora Purim Sings Milton Nascimento

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Iconic singer Flora Purim says this album could have been titled The Two of Us, in honor of her long-lasting friendship and musical relationship with Brazilian singer/songwriter Milton Nascimento. Iconic singer Flora Purim says this album could have ...

  34. Wonder Drafts R&B Stars For Benefit Gig

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Brian McKnight, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, India.Arie, Musiq Soulchild, Boney James, Tyrese, Ja Rule, Regina Belle, and Pam & Dodi are among the urban music stars set to perform at Stevie Wonder' Brian McKnight, Kenneth "Bab ...

  35. Weekend

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Best-known for his 1997 ballad "For You," Kenny Lattimore breaks out of the ballad box and weighs in with what he describes as "fun, straight-up R&B" on his third album—and first for new la Best-known for his 1997 ballad &quo ...

  36. Full Force Marshals New-School Army

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time since 1995's "Sugar on Top" (Calibre Records), Full Force -- the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based group comprising the George brothers (Bowlegged Lou, Paul Anthony, and Brian, aka "B-Fine") and For the first time sinc ...

  37. Daft Punk On Road To 'Discovery'

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy -- Manuel de Homem-Christo -- the two Parisian mavericks behind Daft Punk. The dance/ pop duo's visual modus operandi The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn ...

  38. Daft Punk On Road To 'Discovery'

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The usual measure of Gallic reserve isn't enough for Thomas Bangalter and Guy -- Manuel de Homem-Christo -- the two Parisian mavericks behind Daft Punk. The dance/ pop duo's visual modus operandi invo The usual measure of Gallic reserve is ...