Aspire, the television network from Magic Johnson Enterprises, today announced its fall line-up of hosted weekly prime time program blocks featuring the best African-American films, music and comedy. A new weekly feature, ”Groundbreaking Music,” hosted by bassist, vocalist, composer and bandleader Esperanza Spalding, premieres on Friday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m., with “Earth Wind and Fire Live.” Other music and performance specials the show will air include “Beyond the Steps: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater” and “Dorothy Dandridge Singing at Her Best.” Continue reading
Beasley, Jones and Chancler Form Funk Power Triumvirate 3 Brave Souls Scheduled for June 12th Release on BFM Jazz
Three generations of Miles Davis alumni having fun playing progressive roots music – keyboardist John Beasley, bassist Darryl Jones and master drummer Ndugu Chancler – join forces in a formidable new funk trio called 3 Brave Souls.
Harnessing Beasley and Ndugu’s hometown earthy undertones of New Orleans and Jones’ Chicago street-funk 3 Brave Souls are knee-deep in the groove on their self-titled debut for BFM Jazz. Continue reading
PDX Jazz, the presenting organization of the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Portland Jazz Festival presented by U.S. Bank, is proud to announce the screening of four jazz documentaries in the coming weeks:
· The Anatomy Of Vince Guaraldi via the 28th REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL (presented by the Northwest Film Center)
· Two Sides of John Zorn’s Masada presented by the Oregon Jewish Museum, featuring two films: Electric Masada and Masada String Trio
· Icons Among Us: jazz in the present tense via the 2011 Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Portland Jazz Festival presented by US Bank
See below for more information on all films, screening dates/details, etc. Continue reading
IMG Artists, Sony Masterworks and
The Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium
Form A New Strategic Alliance With
JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series
Presenting The Story Of The Music Of The Americas
New York, NY – [December 2, 2010] JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series, one of America’s leading performing arts and education programs announces the formation of a new alliance with three strategic partners: IMG Artists, Sony Masterworks and The Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium.
The alliance was made official when JAZZ ROOTS signed an exclusive worldwide representation agreement with IMG Artists, one of the world’s premier talent management and presenting organizations.
“The JAZZ ROOTS brand and unique presentations provides an opportunity to bring this powerful music genre to fans across all demographic and territorial boundaries,” said IMG Artists’ President, Jeff Fuhrman. “We are extremely excited to offer our global resources to help take JAZZ ROOTS to audiences around the world.” Continue reading