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 two 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“.

7 Responses to “Just a little news…”

  1. kevinrscott says:

    i didn’t know donnie signed with motown. hmmm that’s interesting. i wonder what happpened over at giant step. i hear jodi watley just released an album on giant step.

  2. Antonio G says:

    Hopefully Donnie signing with Motown will be a good thing — I’ll wait to see what happens.

  3. Antonio G says:

    I’ve informed the President of Donnie’s fanclub and she’s not impressed with the new website — She upset that Donnie and Brian McKnight’s websites look familiar … You can’t please everybody.

  4. nakachi says:

    lovely image. and i swear i could get lost in your link treasures.
    must… back… away… from… the… computer…

  5. A.J. says:

    James, dah-link, I picked up Brown Sugar from Costco yesterday. I can’t wait to try the recipes.

  6. panesa payne says:

    Looking good Van!!!!

  7. Gee says:

    I was just thinking to myself that I needed to buy some new music and like magic, I have found it. james, did you know that you were a magician?

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