A whole bunch of news…

Oleta Adams

Oleta Adams to star at PortFest 2003 on Saturday, June 7 at 4:30pm at Jack London Square in Oakland.
Donnie’s critically acclaimed album, The Colored Section, was re-released on 05/20. This is a joint venture between Motown/Universal Records and Giant Step Records which should mean a greater distribution for this great album.
Check out the Jazz at the Bistro schedule for the 2003-2004 season in St. Louis. Highlights include Cyrus Chestnut, The Yellowjackets, Toots Thielemans, Lizz Wright, Stefon Harris, and Nnenna Freelon.
Looking for a jazz or blues festival in your town? Check out the JazzTimes Jazz and Blues Festival Guide, sponsored by Marantz.
It looks like we can expect some new music from Rachelle Ferrell in the fall.
Be sure to vote for your favorite smooth jazz artist for the 4th Annual National Smooth Jazz Awards.
The 66th season of the Stern Grove Festival Concert Series opens on June 15. All concerts are free to the public and it is great place to see a show. Volunteers are always needed.
Up Next at Yoshi’s…
Trumpeter Nicholas Payton & Sonic Trance from 05/21-25, trumpeter Russell Gunn & Ethnomusicology from 05/27-28, vocalist Frankye Kelly on 6/2, violinist Regina Carter from 06/03-04, vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn from 06/05-08, Yellowjackets from 06/13-15, and vocalist Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer on 06/16.

One Response to “A whole bunch of news…”

  1. blunted says:

    Yeah I was wondering about Donnie’s album… a few weeks ago I couldn’t find it anywhere, and I’ve been to four music stores in the past 3 days… and saw it at all of them. If a somewhat esoteric soul album like that is popping up at Sam Goody in Central FL, you know it was a BIG re-release.

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