British Soul legend, Omar, often cited as the godfather of British neo-soul will be gracing the stage at the 2016 edition of the Lagos Jazz Series, the 7th in the series.
There was once a time, believe it or not, when the word diva, actually meant something grand, long before every two penny wannabe chanteuse appropriated the moniker.
Oti Bazunu seems always animated but it is controlled animation, like a tightly wound spring that could explode with little prompting. He speaks with a slight American accent from years living in New York where his love for jazz was cemented but he can segue easily between Queens English and the pidgin English variant spoken in his native Warri.
One of the main reasons why 1959 is often cited as a watershed year in modern art is the arrival of Ornette Coleman to New York; the release of his first major-label record, “The Shape of Jazz to Come,” in October of that year; and the beginning of his epochal gig at the Five Spot, in November. Keep Reading →
Santana is coming in the spring of 2015 with “The Corazon Tour.” It was announced on Monday not only will the band tour part of the U.S., Carlos will play three dates in his homeland of Mexico. Keep Reading →
If Jay Z plans on giving you exclusive music AND exclusive video content on his Tidal app, I might be all in. Singer Erykah Badu released a 50-minute movie ‘TheyDieByDawn” on the app on April 4th.
Mayor Nutter announced Monday that Wynton Marsalis, the jazz and classical musician, composer, and arts advocate, is the recipient of the 2015 Marian Anderson Award.