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Larry Graham

Larry Graham, Jr. is an American baritone singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as both the bass guitar player in the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone, and as the founder and front man of... read more

Con Brio

Con Brio is a living, evolving testament to the power of soul. Propelled by the young phenom Ziek McCarter – a charismatic, undeniably gifted showman – Con Brio’s sound draws a clear lineage from the dance-heavy funk legacies of legends like Sly & the Family Stone... read more

Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum is in love. He’s in love with music. He’s in love with God. He’s in love with passing on his knowledge by educating and training our youth. He’s in love with languages. And he’s in love with his wife of over 30 years. Many decry a lack of role models for... read more

Boney James

“The relaxed charisma of Mr. James’ tone, especially on alto and tenor, is one reason his approach works…. Another reason is his sturdy sense of phrase. Like Grover Washington, Jr., a pioneer in this field, he sounds at ease but alert, and he’s capable... read more
Jazz and Hip-Hop:

Jazz and Hip-Hop:

Jazz and Hip-Hop: Can They Really Mix? Throughout the history of jazz, musicians have been inspired by developments in black popular music. Is the mixture of jazz and hip-hop one more positive example of this tendency at work? Or is it doomed to failure because these... read more
Tamar Braxton Praises T. D. Jakes

Tamar Braxton Praises T. D. Jakes

Tamar Braxton Praises T. D. Jakes for Giving Her Family Helpful Wisdom Bishop T.D. Jakes’ intervention on last week’s episode of WE tv’s Braxton Family Values turned into a tough love session. The mega pastor went off on Toni, Trina, Traci, Towanda, and Tamar, calling... read more

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Happy Birthday - "Rachelle Ferrell" - I Can Explain Rachelle Ferrell (born May 21,1964, Berwyn, Pennsylvania) is an American Vocalist and Musician. Although she has had some success in the mainstream R&B, Pop, Gospel, and Classical Music scene, she is noted for her talents as a contemporary jazz singer. Ferrell began singing at age six, and developed a six octave range by adulthood. Her range also includes the ability to sing in the whistle register. Ferrell's highest notes in "It Only Took A Minute" (1992) have been described as "Minnie Riperton-like wailing" The received classical training in violin and the piano at an early age and was performing professionally on both instruments and as a vocalist as a teenager. After enrolling in the Berklee College of Music, and graduating a year later, having learned arrangement and developing her abilities in singing and songwriting, she secured a position teaching music for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts alongside Dizzy Gillespie. From 1975 until 1990, Ferrell sang backup for Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams, and George Duke.

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Get your VIP tickets to this benefit concert scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza hotel starring Jessy j and The L. A. Collective. Click on the banner to get tickets. ... See MoreSee Less

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