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Long Beach Jazz Festival-Sing That Summer Song

Long Beach-The Long Beach Jazz Festival returned to grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon, on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th. This was the 27th edition of the festival that put the City of Long Beach on the world wide jazz map. The weather was nice and pleasant for the most part on Saturday, and a bit hot on Sunday.

The 2014 Long Beach Jazz Festival theme was “A Healthy Taste of Jazz because of the generous dose of contemporary and straight ahead jazz, classic soul and R&B served up to satisfy everyone’s eclectic musical... Read More

"There are three versions of every story:- yours, theirs and the truth." Robert Evans

I recently saw the popular show Motown The Musical at the Chinese Theatre in Chicago. A great night of entertainment, however you know me, I couldn't just sit through what amounted to a re-telling of most of Berry Gordy's life. He was the founder of Motown and the inspiration, for what amounted to not just a record label, but a recognisable genre of music ie. the Motown sound. I started to try and marry up dates with events. Quite frankly, I was finding it a bit difficult with his life, until Diana... Read More

BET All the Way Live at L.A. LIVE

Los Angeles-Thousands of Urban music fans were in town this past weekend for the 2014 BET Awards, BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola, June 27-29, 2014.

Visitors to Los Angeles enjoyed our Southern California hospitality, beautiful weather and proximity to Hollywood and other tourist attractions.

The BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola featured an array of world class entertainers and the popular BETX Fan Fest. The BETZ Fan Fest was an interactive free expo featuring the BET/Centric Pavilion, Coca-Cola World... Read More

Playboy Jazz Festival-The Tradition Continues

Hollywood-The Playboy Jazz Festival returned to the iconic Hollywood Bowl, June 14-15, 2014 for its 36th edition. For 35 years, the festival sailed under the Playboy banner. The 36th edition is under new management, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, who promised and delivered a well attended and well received festival.

Tony White and J.B. Dyas deserve a “Keeping Jazz Alive” Award for their dedication and commitment to jazz education. Once again, the LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All City Jazz Big Band opened the show with a solid... Read More

Music Matters at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Los Angeles-BET made one giant step, of the music kind toward The Road To The BET Experience. Several thousand people were in attendance at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall, Saturday, May 31st for the start of this popular series of concerts.

This lively crowd could attest that Music Matter! A free star-studded Music Matters concert was held at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall on the outdoor Promenade. The concert was the first of a series that takes place every Saturday, at 3PM from May 31st to June 21st, leading up to the... Read More

Grand Park’s Got Moves: The Salsa Session

Los Angeles-Los Angeles City officials would have been proud to see the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic crowd of several thousand salseros of all ages, gathered in Grand Park, on Memorial Day, just a few yards across from Los Angeles City Hall. “Creating Unity thru Salsa” stated Albert Torres, Founder of the International LA Salsa Fest (formerly Los Angeles Salsa Congress).

Summer officially or unofficially got underway with the inaugural Grand Park’s Got Moves: The Salsa Session, Monday, May 26, 2014. This exciting event, came on the heels... Read More

NEW YORK, MAY 6, 2014: The New York Jazz Academy (NYJA), a pioneer music school, is offering a 50 percent discount on registration for one of its online jazz programs. This offer is on the occasion of the ‘International Jazz Day’ which is observed on April 30, 2014. Students who enroll for the online program titled ‘Introduction to Improvisation and Jazz Theory’ can avail this discount. This will bring down the total tuition fee to $48 for members and $60 for non-members. The usual fee structure is $96 for members and $120 for non-members. The offer is valid only until May 8. You can apply... Read More

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