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CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL APPROACHES

Monday, 18 April 2011 20:43 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

PharoahSandersLegendary saxophonist PHAROAH SANDERS (pictured) is just one of several big names set to perform at the keenly anticipated 2011 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which runs from Wednesday 27th April to Monday May 2nd.

Also appearing is CLEO LAINE, JAMIE CULLUM - who also has a role as a Guest Director - soulman JAMES HUNTER, supergroup OVERTONE QUARTET (led by bassist and triple Grammy winner DAVE HOLLAND and also comprising sax maestro CHRIS POTTER, pianist JASON MORAN and drummer ERIC HARLAND), Norwegian pianist TORD GUSTAVSEN, UK saxophonist ANDY SHEPPARD and his group TRIO LIBERO, singer GWYNETH HERBERT, stellar bassist KYLE EASTWOOD (son of legendary film actor/director, Clint Eastwood), and the pathfinding new groups THE NEIL COWLEY TRIO, PORTICO QUARTET and PHRONESIS.

For more details and ticket information go to: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2011 21:04

 

JAMES BROWN'S FUNKY DIVAS REUNITE!

Thursday, 14 April 2011 07:16 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

PosterA spectacular soul music event is due to be held in at Constitution Hall in Washington DC on Saturday 4th June 2011. It's called the Chocolate City Soul Revue and features three of James Brown's funky divas - MARVA WHITNEY, MARVA HIGH and VICKI ANDERSON. But that's not all. Legendary soul group, THE IMPRESSIONS are also on the bill alongside soul newcomer, ELI 'PAPERBOY' REED while other participants include former JB's members CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD, JABO STARKS, JOHNNY GRIGGS, and FRED THOMAS. The event is MC'd by James Brown's former right hand man, Mr Cape himself, DANNY RAY. It should be quite a show. The event is also being filmed for a DVD.

 

 

 

IKE & TINA TURNER'S CLASSIC '60S ALBUM REISSUED

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 15:05 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

IKE_AND_TINAIn May, Hip-O Select/Universal reissue the classic 1966 album 'River Deep-Mountain High' by legendary husband-and-wife duo IKE & TINA TURNER. The title track was a Top 3 UK single 45 years ago and is famed for Phil Spector's spectacular over-the-top, 'Wall Of Sound' production style characterised by loads of cavernous reverb. Other highlights include 'I Idolise You,' 'A Fool In Love,' 'It's Gonna Work Out Fine' and a version of Arthur Alexander's 'Every Day I Have To Cry.'

For more info go to: www.hip-oselect.com

 

 

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD TRIBUTE CONCERT

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:02 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

Dusty20SpringfieldLondon's Royal Albert Hall will play host to a spectacular tribute night on the 5th May dedicated to the life of the English soul legend, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD. Orbital Promotions Ltd are proud to present this one off concert is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, who celebrate their centenary this year.

A whole host of stars will take part in the event including BOY GEORGE, THE FOUR NURSES, MIKE HURST AND THE SPRINGFIELDS, JOANNA MARIE, LUCIE SILVAS, KENNY LYNCH, MICA PARIS, RICK ASTLEY, HAZEL O'CONNOR, DENNIS LOCORRIERE, SHELBY LYNNE, CAROL DECKER plus many more to be announced. 

All artists will be backed by THE MATTHEW JONES ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR and the evening will be hosted by PAUL GAMBACCINI. 

"Macmillan Cancer Support is proud to be associated with the Dusty Springfield Tribute evening which is part of Macmillan's year-long celebration to mark Macmillan's centenary. The profits from the event and your generous contributions will help the millions of people in the UK, that like Dusty, are affected by cancer" AMANDA BRINGANS, Director of Fundraising

Tickets for the Royal Albert Hall are priced from £30.00 and the remaining seats including boxes will be on sale on March 3rd. They are available from The Royal Albert Hall Box office on 020 7589 8212 and the Credit Card hotline: 0844 888 9991 as well as www.ticketline.co.uk  , www.seetickets.com , www.royalalberthall.com   

 

LEDISI RETURNS ….

Tuesday, 05 April 2011 19:40 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

Ledisi_Pieces_of_MeGrammy-nominated LEDISI is set to release her new album, 'Pieces Of Me', in June. The LP is the eagerly-awaited follow up to 2009's acclaimed 'Turn Me Loose'. In the meantime, the album's title cut has just been released as a single. The song 'Pieces Of Me' was written by LEDISI, CLAUDE KELLY and CHUCK HARMONY and it can be previewed by visiting  www.facebook.com/ledisi . It's also available on i-tunes.

On her new record, LEDISI commented, "Before I started working on this album, I had to figure out what I wanted to offer, not only musically, but also spiritually and mentally. That meant I had to finally embrace the totality of me. Now, I know that I am a great woman and I have much to offer to this world." Read more by visiting http://LEDISI.COM/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 19:50

 

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