Just a little news…
Today’s image is a handmade greeting card by my friend and music buddy Vanessa
in Atlanta. For more information, please email Vanessa
. Thanks boo!!!
MAXJAZZ vocalist Carla Cook
will be part of the lineup for this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival
in September. I guess better start saving up now!
Extraordinary vocalist Ledisi
has been nominated for
three California Music Awards
(formerly the Bammies) in the categories of Outstanding R&B Album
and Outstanding Jazz Album
for her “Feeling Orange But Sometimes Blue
” release and Outstanding Female Vocalist
. The awards will be presented on Sunday, May 25 at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of and around Oakland City Hall and in City Center.
I was introduced to Jazz Online
last week and from there I found JazzWeek
which both track the top music in jazz and have some great music reviews. Hours and hours of fun reading.
Did you say you still have not heard Donnie
yet? His website donniesoul.com
is moving to donniemusic.com
. This is in conjunction with signing his new record deal between Giant Step Records
and Motown Records
. More information to come.
Bassist Christian McBride
is on the cover of the March JazzTimes
and here is a great article from the International Herald Tribune Online
There is a thought provoking article in the Village Voice by Daniel King
entitled “Lincoln Center Thaws Its Cold War on Jazz Activism: Fire Music