KEEPS FORWARD MOMENTUM WITH A BUSY SPRING HIGHLIGHTED BY NEW RELEASE FROM R&B/FUNK/JAZZ SUPERGROUP THEBRAND NEW HEAVIES
Forward is First New CD in Seven Years Featuring N’Dea Davenport & New Singer Dawn Joseph Due Out May 21, 2013
When The Brand New Heavies burst onto the scene in the late 80s via London’s rare groove circuit, it was clear they were trailblazers. Their spirited mash-up of R&B, jazz, funk and soul spawned a new movement in music called Acid Jazz and it was not long before they became a musical institution. Two years shy of their Silver Anniversary and seven years since their last release, the multi-platinum selling super-group are back with Forward, their debut on Shanachie Entertainment.
Guitarist Chieli Minucci & Special EFX Releases "Genesis"
Coming May 21st
WATCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO
"TILL THE END OF TIME"
“Every day I am grateful for the gift of creative energy,” states Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated guitarist Chieli Minucci (pronounced Key-eli Mee-noo-chee). With an enviable list of chart-topping radio hits, Chieli Minucci along with the late master percussionist George Jinda, masterminded the ground-breaking ensemble Special EFX. On May 21, 2013, Chieli Minucci swings full circle on Shanachie Entertainment with his latest effort, Genesis, marking 30 years since the inception of Special EFX.
SOUL/JAZZ/R&B DIVA MAYSA SET TO DELIVER FINEST ALBUM YET BLUE VELVET SOUL
COMING JUNE 18, 2013
Maysa is the kind of singer who takes hold of a song and enraptures her audience in the palm of her hands, as she delivers lyrics, phrases, melodies and harmonies in a way that only she can. Blessed with an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzo-soprano and an undeniably brilliant and magnetic stage presence, Maysa’s alluring vocals, candor, humor and purity as an artist make her a rarity in this business.
SONGSTRESS SHELEA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HER DEBUT ALBUM, LOVE FELL ON ME,
AVAILABLE JUNE 18, 2013
Love Fell On Me Features Brian McKnight, Stevie Wonder and A Collaboration with Narada Michael Walden
Los Angeles, CA - 2013 - Vocalist Sheléa (shuh-LAY-uh) announces the release of her debut album, Love Fell On Me to be released on June 18 with Breath of Life Records via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music. One of the first singles, Love The Way You Love Me is a soulful ballad that showcased Sheléas powerful voice.
R&B Singer Bobby V Drops New Single, "Back To Love"
from Upcoming EP "Peach Moon"
LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC!
Having earned numerous #1 records and gold & platinum plaques, R&B Superstar Bobby V now returns to push the envelop even further! We're sure you'll fall back in love with the R&B crooner after hearing this new song "Back To Love".
GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER’S MAJOR LABEL DEBUT DUE OUT THIS FALL
Blue Note Records and Universal Music Classics & Jazz have announced the signing of the phenomenal jazz and soul singer/songwriter Gregory Porter. Porter has been in the studio with his working band and producer Brian Bacchus recording his third album and major label debut, which will be released worldwide on Blue Note Records this Fall.
Contemporary Jazz Flutist Althea Rene Comes With "In The Flow"
on May 28th
One of America's best kept secrets is secret no more. Having single handedly built a
huge following throughout the Contemporary Jazz community over the last 10 years, this young lady has been in high demand on the concert scene and has accomplished all with little support from radio and doing it without label machinery.
Hit R&B Group BOYZ II MEN Sings their classic, "Down On Bended Knee" for a Gentleman Surprising His Girlfriend with a Wedding Proposal | Courtesy of Kia Sorento
Good Morning Readers and HAPPY FRIDAY to all!
Many of you wonder from time to time, what have hit selling R&B group Boyz II Men been up to lately. Well, T.U.M.S. did some diggin' (not really...) and discovered that the trio just recently lent their artistic voices for a new KIA Sorento commercial featuring the group working alongside a gentleman seeking to surprise his girlfriend with the rendition of their hit romantic ballad, "Down On Bended Knee" and a marriage proposal. You will have to see it to believe it. Check out the video below and share a thought or two. Was it indeed romantic?
Gospel Music Legends The Blind Boys Of Alabama Sign To Sony Masterworks Worldwide
New Album Coming in the Fall Produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Featuring Special Guests
NEW YORK, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blind Boys Of Alabama have signed a worldwide deal with Sony Masterworks, and the label will release the band's next album this Fall. Produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, the release will feature an array of unexpected special guests to be announced soon.
Pioneering Jazz Musician Carline Ray Releases Debut CD “Vocal Sides” produced by her daughter, award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell
New Release Carline Ray "Vocal Sides" (Carlcat Records) Street Date: June 4, 2013
featuring Carline Ray – vocals Catherine Russell – vocals Yuka Aikawa – piano Mark Shane – piano Atsundo Aikawa – bass Greg Skaff – guitar Mark McLean – drums Akua Dixon – cello Frank Anderson – organ
April 21, 2013 marks jazz artist Carline Ray’s 88th birthday. What better way to celebrate than with the release of “Carline Ray - Vocal Sides”, a project lovingly put together over several years by Carline and her daughter, vocalist Catherine Russell.
LEGENDARY JAZZ ARTIST GEORGE BENSON IS SCHEDULED TO MAKE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE ON QVC TUESDAY, MAY 21 AT 10PM (ET) TO DEBUT HIS MUCH-ANTICIPATED NEW RELEASE INSPIRATION: A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE
George Benson is scheduled to appear on QVC on May 21 at 10 PM (ET) to debut his new album Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole due for release nationwide on June 4, 2013. During the broadcast, Benson will perform a selection of songs from the new album while offering fans the opportunity to order the CD, which has been specially packaged for QVC with a bonus disc.
Marques Houston New Album to Be Released Summer 2013
Marques Houston is set to release his 6th solo studio album "Famous," with a Marvin Gaye meets D'Angelo feel.
LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "I wanted to do an album for my fans." I took some time away from my music to focus on my acting and producing films, but because of my Twitter and Instagram blowing up with all my fans requesting new music, it gave me the motivation to get back in the studio," says Marques Houston.
VOCALIST ROBIN MCKELLE DEBUTS NEW WORKING GROUP,
THE FLYTONES, ON LATEST ALBUM, SOUL FLOWER, AVAILABLE JUNE 11 VIA OKeh
Album Available as a Digital-Only Release
Projects Presents a Contemporary
Blend of Soul and Rhythm & Blues
Featuring Special Guest Appearances
by Lee Fields and Gregory Porter
OKeh will release vocalist Robin McKelle's label debut, Soul Flower, as a digital-only release on June 11, 2013. The project, which consists of a contemporary blend of soul and rhythm & blues and mostly original tracks, debuts her new working group, Robin McKelle & The Flytones.
It's not simply his abundant virtuosity that has made Christian McBride the most in-demand bassist of his generation. McBride consistently combines his deft musicianship with an innate ability to communicate his enthusiasm to an audience-a warm showmanship that transforms his own passion into infectious joy. It comes across whether he's leading his own bands; sharing the stage with jazz legends like Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock or Pat Metheny; accompanying pop giants like James Brown, Sting or The Roots; or collaborating with classical masters like Kathleen Battle, Edgar Meyer or the Shanghai Quartet.
"Anything Can Happen" As The Line-Up Of Talent And Nominees Are Announced For This Year's BET Awards '13
HOSTED BY BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE STAR AND COMEDIAN CHRIS TUCKER
Hip-Hop Artist Drake Takes Command with 12 Nominations while Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz Are Tied with 8 Nominations
An Unprecedented 10 Nominees Rival For The Coveted "Video of the Year Award"
Chris Brown and R. Kelly Confirmed As the First Performers For This Year's Awards Show
Legendary R&B Singer Charlie Wilson To Be Honored with the 2013 "Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award"
LIVE from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. * ET/PT on BET Networks
The BET Experience at L.A. Live, a Three-Day Event Including Concerts, Comedy Shows, a Film Festival and a Fan Fest and Seminars, June 28-30, Culminates with the BET AWARDS '13
LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, nominees were announced at the official BET Awards '13 press conference in Los Angeles, by BET's President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen G. Hill ; this year's BET Awards '13 host, blockbuster movie star and comedian Chris Tucker ; R&B artist Chris Brown ; hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar; and singer and television personality Tamar Braxton.