Today’s Joy….

Hip Hip Hooray!!! I received the April issue of ARISE Magazine today. My review on Donnie’sThe Colored Section” is featured and there are a couple of paragraphs from j-notes featured in the cover story on Lizz Wright. I am blessed and very grateful. 🙂
Speaking of Lizz Wright, the soundclips from her debut Verve release “Salt” are now available. They are definitely an elixir for your ears.
http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/verve/product.asp?pid=10756
From the SF Chronicle, “Getting funky once again Improvisational band Soulive brings jazz grooves back to the dance floor.” Soulive will be appearing at The Fillmore on Friday and Saturday. Here are a couple of soundclips for their new live release, “Soulive.”
Alladin” and “El Ron
Don’t forget bassist Christian McBride will be appearing at Yoshi’s from Friday to Sunday.
Singer Patti Austin will be appearing at Kimball’s East from 4/18-20.
Saxophonist Boney James with vocalist Ledisi at the Masonic Auditorium on April 18.
This just in….
Join the African American Museum and Library (AAMLO) & the Oakland Jazz Foundation (OJF) as they host Jazz Appreciation Month. Each Saturday in April will include special activities at the AAMLO located in downtown Oakland at 14th & Martin Luther King Streets. The events are free and open to the public. For a schedule of events, check out the Oakland Jazz Foundation website.

6 Responses to “Today’s Joy….”

  1. Eternal Diva says:

    I own “The Colored Section” it is a delight to the ears, the beats are smooth and the lyrics are thoughtful, and intelligent, two qualities hard to find in a lot of today’s pop music. Could you send me a link to your review of the cd?

  2. Cool beans, ol’ man.

  3. nakachi says:

    alright now! i can think of no one more deserving of such an achievement.
    i know when i saw a link to your review over at donnie’s official site my first thought was “hey! that’s james!” 🙂
    you done good and i’m prouda ya.

  4. js says:

    Congratulations on being published! You do good work and deserve every accolade and recognition. Is there a mailing list we can sign up for so we can get your writings sent directly to us?

  5. e j says:

    ooh, this is all just too much for me. apparently even my dog loves your site. keep on, mister man, keep on.

  6. Robert Goins says:

    I am hunting a copy of Arise down, right now! You bring pieces of joy to something gone wrong in this world.

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