Archive for the ‘Soul’ Category


Jazz Funk Soul featuring Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber and Everette Harp in the Madison Theatre, special opening guest: Al DeGregoris with Chris Geith.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, New York 11571 (Long Island)



Wayne County Parks Presents The 19th Annual Jazz on the River at Elizabeth Park, Trenton, Michigan.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Yancyy & Friends

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Andreas Varady

4:00pm – 5:15pm – Harvey Mason “Chameleon”

5:45pm – 7:00pm – Tim Bowman

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Ohio Players

Sunday, August 3, 2014

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Sound Proof

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Dee Brown

4:00pm – 5:00pm – The Detroit “Jazz on the River” All Stars
(Gerard Gibbs, Perry Hughes, Rayse Biggs, Carl Holmes, and Ron Otis)

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Alexander Zonjic with
Special Guest Peter White

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Al Jarreau

The event is free to the public; however, there is a $5 suggested donation for parking. Free parking is available in downtown Trenton with free shuttle provided by Smart Transportation at the corner of Jefferson and West Road, also Jefferson and Elm to the entrance of Elizabeth Park.

The park will be open to the public on both days beginning at Noon, and will close after the final performance.

Elizabeth Park is located off Jefferson, east of I-75, south of West Road in Trenton. Take I-75 South to the West Road exit and follow West Road east to Jefferson. Take Jefferson south into the park.

Questions? More info? Call 734-261-1990.

Elizabeth Park, 202 Grosse Ile Pkwy, Trenton, Michigan 48183 (Detroit)

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More than 24 contemporary jazz and R&B high rollers promise to make the Las Vegas Jazz Festival a winning bet. Tickets are now on sale for the 3-day music and lifestyle event to be held at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa on September 27-29, 2013 showcasing Grammy-winning and nominated soul singers and chart-topping instrumentalists.

The opening night of the Las Vegas Jazz Festival boasts a funky Friday lineup headlined by 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award winner Charlie Wilson, a 6-time Grammy-nominated vocalist who won a Soul Train Icon Award in 2009. A soulful pairing comprised of saxophonist Eric Darius and platinum-selling R&B singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Lyfe Jennings will take the stage first.

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter India.Arie, veteran R&B crooner Jeffrey Osborne and saxman Euge Groove top the marquee on Saturday. Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown and sax powerhouse Richard Elliot join forces for a session filled with R&B grooves. Emerging sax player Dominic Amato will perform a mid-afternoon show following a trio segment featuring saxophonists Michael Lington and Jessy J with keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen. The day will begin with a hit-filled performance by saxophonist Paul Taylor, a Las Vegas native.

The closing program of the Las Vegas Jazz Festival presents two-time Grammy-nominated soul vocalist Kem followed by Grammy-winning soul singer Anthony Hamilton. Soul-jazz guitarist Jeff Golub unites with saxmen Warren Hill and Tom Braxton for what bodes to be a blues-singed set. Guitarist Nick Colionne brings Chicago-style fire and flamboyant fashion to his shows. Sax Pack Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa and Jackiem Joyner – always delivers a high-octane performance. The final day gets underway with Jazz in Pink, a trio of talented women consisting of keyboardist Gail Jhonson, violinist Karen Briggs and saxophonist Paula Atherton.

Tickets can be purchased for the entire Las Vegas Jazz Festival or as single-day events, but’s Brad Laughlin, the producer and promoter of the festival, encourages guests to come for the weekend.

“Part of the magic of our jazz festivals is when guests come and totally immerse themselves in the music and lifestyle experience for the entire weekend. One of the reasons we produce our events at first-class resorts like the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is to foster that feeling of community that takes place when concert goers spend the weekend enjoying the live music along with the plush accommodations and top-notch facilities. In addition to the extraordinary shows we go to great length to produce, our festivals are an opportunity for people to getaway, relax, socialize, network and form relationships. These aren’t just concerts; they are fun mini-vacations and our guests fly in from all over the country to join the party,” said Laughlin, whose company also produces the Arizona Jazz Festival and the San Diego Jazz Festival.

Starting at $65.00 for single-day ticket and $285.00 for a 3-day seat, tickets for the Las Vegas Jazz Festival are available online at and by phone at 602.244.8444.

Additional information about the Las Vegas Jazz Festival is available at


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Rhythm and Blues and Jazz sensation, Will Downing, along with Najee, smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist, will be performing at the Bell Auditorium for a special one night only performance on Saturday, August 17 at 7:30pm. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the DeAnna Williams Heffner Kidney Transplant Fund. Will Downing, the Grammy nominated reigning “Prince of Sophisticated Soul”, celebrates 25 years of recording excellence with his 16th album, “Silver” in 2013. Silver is not a “Best of” or “Greatest Hits” collection. Silver is a personal invitation from Will Downing to his fans to jointly celebrate a quarter-century of giving his heart and soul through every song, concert and note. For loyalists that have been there from day one, it’s their Silver Anniversary.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 – 7:30 pm

Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St, Augusta, Georgia 30901



Kindred the Family Soul
Stokley Williams (of Mint Condition)
Tawanna Shaunte
Olamide Faison

Joe Johnson
Eric Essix
Joey Sommerville
Michael Ward
Olamide Faison

Bessie Smith Cultural Ctr, 200 E ML King Blvd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403


Behind the scenes of Shanachie Entertanment recording artist Maysa with the Blue Velvet Soul sessions. Filmed Troy Burton.

Bill Carson (Shanachie Entertainment): “There is so much love out there for Maysa.  “Blue Velvet Soul” is spectacular, thanks for spreading the word via the radio and feel free to spread some Maysa love to your people, facebook, etc….here’s a few different ways to share… “


Soul Music takes you back, Hip-Hop keeps you grooving, and R&B moves you, while smooth Jazz soothes you. You’ve just entered the musical entertainment zone called the “2013 SOLJAZZ FESTIVAL” (SJF) a sequence of events created to provide a musical, mellow, yet energetic experience with a family fun atmosphere.

This unique 2nd year event will be sponsored by consumer-targeted companies, supported grassroots-style and brought to you by Gemstone Management & Consulting, LLC, Southwest Mobile Advertising, Operation Community Care, Cedar Crest Golf Course, American Diabetes Association, Rolling, Holiday Inn Express & Suites DeSoto,, Smooth 105.7, TimohicksPhotography, Marshall Arts Entertainment Group, Beautiful Textures, Black Contemporary Television KAZD 55.4, Warning, United Healthcare, Towne Place Suites by Marriott and MediumFour.

Featuring Live Performances & Appearances From:

Smokin’ Joe McBride, Cherrelle, Natural Change, Reginald Robinson, D. Elli$, Mocha Blue, Mike Guinn, Rick Rigsby Featuring the Stop Six Band, Catie Waters, Gino Lock Johnson Iglehart & The IvorY JeaN Band, Mocha Blue, Jurni Rayne, Trio Montuno, Alcedrick Todd, Tricia Woodgett, Vandell Andrew, Cherish Love, Flow of the New Night Babies, June Marieezy, Sista Sondra, Willie Mae McIver, Charlotte Lyons, Frankie Wilson, Jr, Q-Roc Ragsdale, Richmond Punch, Neicy Walker-Vann and many more!

Saturday, June 15, 2013 – 2:00 pm

Skyline Ranch, 1801 E Wheatland Rd, Dallas, Texas 75241