1 ~ Chris Standring
3 ~ Eric Darius
5 ~ Brian Bromberg
5 ~ Darren Rahn
6 ~ Dave Brubeck
7 ~ Chuck Loeb
7 ~ Marion Meadows
8 ~ Darlene Mareno
8 ~ Nathan East
9 ~ Bob Baldwin
9 ~ Ken Navarro
11 ~ Cindy Bradley
10 ~ Paul Hardcastle
18 ~ Norman Brown
19 ~ Eric Marienthal
19 ~ Dwight Sills
19 ~ Lenny White
20 ~ Jessy J
25 ~ Bob James
25 ~ Althea Rene
26 ~ Brandon Fields
30 ~ Paul Jackson Jr.
30 ~ Gary Honor
30 ~ Nat Philips
30 ~ Spencer Day
A documentary on the life of smooth jazz bassist and former NBA star, Wayman Tisdale, is set for release this month. The Wayman Tisdale Story, will aiall.r on ESPN and NBA TV and a DVD and CD/DVD set will be released on November 22 from Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue. The documentary includes interviews with Wayman and his family, Michael Jordan, Dave Koz, Marcus Miller, Jonathan Butler and Toby Keith, among others. The CD features 13 tracks including the previously unreleased song "Slam Dunk", produced by Jeff Lorber.
John Mayer is recovering from throat surgery to remove a granuloma, an inflamed growth above his vocal cord, diagnosed earlier this year. He posted on his blog, "It's been a very long process in waiting to see if time was an alternative to surgery, but ... there was no change for the better." Mayer has postponed the release of his fifth album, Born and Raised, to 2012 due to the vocal issues and had to cancel several performances.
4 ~ Jeff Lorber
4 ~ Najee
17 ~ Dave Hooper
29 ~ Euge Groove
On Monday (October 31), Brian will be conducting a LIVE online chat at 5pm PT/8pm ET from his recording studio in Los Angeles! Simply go to the homepage of www.brianculbertson.com to participate in the video chat. This is your time to ask him about anything! His new album, his favorite color or even his favorite Halloween candy! Boo!
1 ~ Lao Tizer
3 ~ Marcus Miller
3 ~ Ronnie Laws
8 ~ Will Donato
10 ~ Alex Bugnon
12 ~ Chris Botti
20 ~ Terry Disley
21 ~ David Sanborn
21 ~ Jodie Butler
23 ~ Gary Grainger
24 ~ Jay Soto
27 ~ UNAM
29 ~ Nils
29 ~ Kyle Wolverton
29 ~ Selina Albright
Larry Carlton will be performing “The Royal Scam” plus select hits with Steely Dan on September 23, 2011 at the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY.
1 ~ Boney James
7 ~ Roger Smith
13 ~ Al Jarreau
16 ~ Earl Klugh
19 ~ Candy Dulfer
20 ~ Peter White
26 ~ Craig Chaquico
30 ~ Nyee Moses
1 ~ Michael Manson
2 ~ Jamey Tate
11 ~ Drew Davidsen
12 ~ Pat Metheny
12 ~ Karen Briggs
13 ~ Rodney Lee
14 ~ Dave Hiltebrand
15 ~ Richard Smith
15 ~ Bobby Caldwell
17 ~ Everette Harp
17 ~ Steve Cole
17 ~ Maysa Leak
18 ~ David Benoit
19 ~ Nick Colionne
26 ~ Jeff Kashiwa
30 ~ James Lloyd
30 ~ Gerald Albright
6 ~ Rick Braun
7 ~ Greg Carmichael
8 ~ Paul Brown
11 ~ Kirk Whalum
26 ~ Keiko Matsui
26 ~ Marcus Johnson
28 ~ Gerald Veasley
30 ~ David Sanborn
Be Part of a First Ever Love Mob!
Calling people of all shapes, sizes, creeds and orientations who believe in the right to express their love for another person openly. Director Graham Streeter invites you to be part of a first ever city-sized Love mob as the people of Ventura, CA, friends, fans and family show support for Marriage Equality. Join the 6-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist/vocalist Dave Koz as we shoot his newest music video in the Figueroa Plaza of Historic Ventura for his up-coming single "This Guy's in Love With You!" "It's a simple statement of love. That's what this song is all about. Being bold enough to love whoever you wish, show some vulnerability and truly celebrate moving beyond our fears." - Dave Koz DATE & TIME: June 5th, 9:00am - 11:30am INSTRUCTIONS:
It's all online at www.ImperativePictures.com. WHERE: Figueroa Plaza in the City of Ventura
(Located just East of the Clocktower Inn, 181 East Santa Clara St. Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 652-0141.) WHY: We will assemble into groups and be given instructions on how to be part of a singing love mob. MINDSET:
Your presence on camera implies you believe in equal rights to love & marry regardless of sex, race, religion and creed. ATTIRE:
Come dressed in solid bright colors. Think fabric commercial. Bring an umbrella if there's even a slight chance of rain! AFTERWARD: Participants are invited to My Florist after the shoot to meet up with Dave Koz and all the "Mobsters!"
1 ~ Demitri Sahnas
1 ~ Roberto Vally
2 ~ Joel Taylor
9 ~ Wayman Tisdale
9 ~ Ken Navarro
10 ~ Freddie Fox
11 ~ Michael Lington
17 ~ Tony Maiden
19 ~ Jay Gore
30 ~ Stanley Clarke
30 ~ Jason Miles
The ill-advised April 6th announcement by NARAS to cut thirty-one categories from the celebrated Grammy awards has been met with shock and loud protests nationally and internationally. Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Hawaiian, Polka, Traditional World, and certain gospel, Blues, R&B, and Mexican categories, among others, have all been unceremoniously erased.
At various regional chapter meetings, NARAS has defended the cuts as being fair and well thought out, although they were made behind closed doors with no input from the membership nor from the respective boards of governors of the regional chapters. This action clearly caters to the established pop and commercial styles that have always dominated the Awards and the controversial annual TV show.
As the grassroots movement from the public sector is going viral, and the unrest and distrust from within the NARAS membership has skyrocketed from coast to coast, NARAS' stock responses have done little to quell the ground spring of questions about their motives.
May 22nd - Press Conference in Protest of Grammy Travesty
On Sunday, May 22nd, at 1pm, world-renowned artists, celebrities, writers, activists, and members of the media will gather at the world-famous Nuyorican Poets' Cafe in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to voice their opposition to the recent announcement by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) to eliminate Latin Jazz from Grammy consideration, as well as many other styles of music representative of the diversity of the American musical landscape. Sunday, May 22, 2011 -- 1pm
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East 3rd Street
(between Avenues B & C)
New York City
1 ~ Ray Parker Jr.
2 ~ Blake Aaron
11 ~ Brian Simpson
14 ~ Jay Beckenstein
17 ~ Eric Valentine
18 ~ Gregg Karukas
19 ~ Michael Paulo
19 ~ Kyle Eastwood
19 ~ Tom Scott
23 ~ Mindi Abair
24 ~ Walter Beasley
28 ~ Marc Antoine
A new compilation project to benefit Japan relief efforts has just been released -- and is featuring some very high-profile names. Songs For Japan is available on iTunes for $9.99. The 38-track collection includes songs from Sting, Norah Jones, Beyonce, Adele, Michael Buble and John Mayer -- along with U2, Bob Dylan, Elton John Bon Jovi, REM and John Lennon. All artists, labels and music publishers involved with the project are waiving their royalty fees and other proceeds from the sale to provide as much financial support as possible to Japan's recovery.
Bobby Calwell's 60th Birthday is August 15. His manger is putting together a scrapbook for him. If you would like to contribute a card, letter, photo, or email message. Please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Bobby Caldwell Entertainment/Lisa, PO Box 6, Great Meadows, NJ 07838
The Sixth Annual New England Urban Music Awards will be April 30. To vote go to Vote Here! In the Jazz Category, Andre Ward, Elan Trotman, Walter Beasley, and Mwalim are nominated for the Male Jazz Artist of the year.
Brian Culbertson teamed up with camera man Nick Harris and video editor Joey Castro (the same team that made his LIVE FROM THE INSIDE DVD) to shoot a new video for "It's Time" from XII! Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-8uZG4EFRA
2 ~ Larry Coryell
4 ~ Randy Jacobs
12 ~ Herbie Hancock
13 ~ Grant Geissman
15 ~ Jeff Golub
15 ~ Warren Hill
17 ~ Chieli Minucci
22 ~ Harvey Mason
27 ~ Miles Gilderdale
The Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards have been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
Producer Quincy Jones is set to be honored March 2 as President Obama presents him with the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal. He's among 20 recipients, including author Harper Lee ["To Kill a Mockingbird"], actress Meryl Streep and singer James Taylor. According to a statement, Jones was selected for "his extraordinary contributions as a musician, composer, record producer and arranger. As a master inventor of musical hybrids, he has mixed pop, soul, hip-hop,jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including records, live performances, movies and television."
Boney James willl be among the performers at this weekend's NAACP Image Awards show. The program airs Friday night March 4. The 42nd annual Image Awards honors artists in film, TV, music and literature. Among the nominees this year in the music category:
OUTSTANDING FEMALE ARTIST: Sade, Corinne Bailey Rae
OUTSTANDING DUO OR GROUP: Herbie Hancock [with India Arie, Chaka Khan, etc.]
OUTSTANDING ALBUM: Sade/Soldier of Love OUTSTANDING GOSPEL ALBUM: Kirk Whalum/The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter III The NAACP Image Awards will be hosted by Wayne Brady and Holly Robinson Peete, and will be broadcast live from L.A. on FOX.
French guitarist U-Nam is asking fans to join his current project, a tribute album to George Benson, by contributing. He writes on his website, "My only goal in these ever-changing days is to do GREAT MUSIC...and share it directly with you, the fans. That's why I'm paying tribute to my hero, George Benson....right now, you and I need to raise more money to complete the project, so I'm counting on you and you Benson fans to help me reach that goal!" The album, already underway, features guest artists including George Duke, Najee, Phil Perry and Patrice Rushen. Benson himself will be writing the liner notes. U-Nam promises to keep fans abreast of the progress with special sneak peeks, a dedicated website and more. The full album should be out this fall, with several singles ahead of it.
Kirk Whalum and Lalah Hathaway will be on The Mo'Nique Show, Thursday March 24th at 11p ET on BET.
2 ~ Larry Carlton
7 ~ Oli Silk
12 ~ Al Jarreau
14 ~ Quincy Jones
20 ~ Kim Waters
26 ~ Ramon Yslas
27 ~ Dave Koz
30 ~ Norah Jones
31 ~ Herb Alpert
Mindi Abair appears in the upcoming Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston comedy Just Go With It. Mindi plays herself in a scene featuring a wedding band. She has been friends with Adam ever since she toured with him several years ago and appeared on his HBO special. "[Adam's] always used his friends in his movies and for his projects. I'm lucky to be his friend. And I definitely took the cue for my own career. I've made records with my friends, toured with my friends and surrounded myself with people I love and respect. He was a great role model for that." Just Go With It opens in theatres February 11.
The 53rd annual Grammy Awards February 13.
Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding (surprise winner beating out Justin Bieber)
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals: "Imagine"/Herbie Hancock with India Arie
Best Pop Instrumental Album: "Take Your Pick"/Larry Carlton, Tak Matsumoto
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Crazy Love"/Michael Buble
Best R&B Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals: "Soldier of Love"/Sade
Best Contemporary Jazz Album: "The Stanley Clarke Band"
Best Gospel Song: Kirk Whalum for "It's What I Do" from "The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter 3" album.
Marc Antoine, who was scheduled for a Spring/Summer tour in the U.S., has had to cancel all upcoming shows due to illness. He was very recently diagnosed with a heart condition that is preventing him from traveling. Currently, he is under the care of a physician and has been strongly advised to not travel, as it is high risk. While deciding on the best course of medical action, Antoine is at home with his family.
A Fundraiser to benefit The Wayman Tisdale Foundation that provides support for individuals who can't afford prosthetic devices
a FONK Concert and
a CD Release Party for Wayman's last music CD, http://thewaymantisdalefundraiser.blogspot.com/
Herbie Hancock is set to be honored by BET on Saturday, Jan. 15th as part of their annual BET Honors Ceremony. The Grammy-winning artist will be celebrated by musicians including Chick Corea, and the award itself will be presented by producer Jimmy Jam. The special takes place at the Warner Theater in L.A. and will be taped for broadcast during Black History Month next month. Hancock's current album, The Imagine Project, is also up for three Grammys next month.
The Canadian Smoothies Nominees for 2010 Year
International Instrumentalist of the Year
Chris Standring International Vocalist of the Year Paul Brown
Sade Female Vocalist of the Year Chantal Chamberland
Nikki Yanofsky Male Vocalist of the Year David Blamires
Alfie Zappacosta Instrumentalist of the Year Don Breithaupt
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
Best Original Composition Don Breithaupt & Alfie Zappacosta ”You Make Me Laugh”
Chantal Chamberland & Cynthia Kerr “Telephone”
Julie Crochetiere & Russ Boswell “Tomorrow”
Feist “Try Try Try”
Andrew Scott, Rob De Boer & Tony Grace “Soul Revolution”
Album of the Year Chantal Chamberland and Cynthia Kerr (Open Mind)
Title: Over Oceans
Producers: Open Mind, Bob Doidge, Amy King
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
Title: Told Ya So
Producers: Gabriel Mark Hasselbach & Miles Black
Leyland Gordon Group
Title: Time Dances
Producer: Igor Vrabac
Title: After the Night
Producer: Walle Larsson
Producers: Phil Ramone, Jesse Harris, Stephan Moccio and Rob Fahi
The Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards Schedule Thursday, March 10
Kick-Off Party at the Hard Rock Hotel
Concert at the Balboa Theatre
Official After Party at Humphrey's Backstage LIVE!
Slim Man, Cindy Bradley, Andre Delano, Will Donato, Olivia Duhon, Tony Exum, Jr, and Joey Sommerville
Friday, March 11
Bianca's at the Oasis
The Wayman Tisdale Story (Award Winning Film)
Stories To Tell with Jason Miles, Peter White,
Cindy Bradley and Kim Waters
Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop Artist/Attendee Reception
Concert Aboard the USS Midway - Produced by Cjazz
After Party at the Hard Rock Hotel
Saturday, March 12
Winery Tour and Wine Tasting at Wilson Creek Winery
Bianca's at the Oasis
Workshops with Jay Rowe,Joel Rosenblatt,Brian Bromberg
Jeff Kashiwa and Chieli Minucci
Strings of Color, Jazz Orchestra
Red Carper Reception Leading into the Oasis Awards! 2011 OASIS CONTEMPORARY JAZZ AWARDS with
The Rippingtons, Peter White, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Mindi Abair, Cindy Bradley, ippingtons, Peter White, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Mindi Abair, Cindy Bradley Jeff Lorber, George Duke, Kenny Lattimore and MANY MORE!
AfterGlow, the Official After Party at the Hard Rock Hotel
Sunday, March 13
Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum
Official Oasis Wrap Jam at Humphrey's Backstage
Nick Colionne hosts
Blake Aaron, Jackiem Joyner, Paul Taylor and more in a giant WRAP JAM!
11 ~ Lee Ritenour
12 ~ Brian Culbertson
12 ~ Phil Perry
12 ~ Art Good
16 ~ Mick Hucknell 16 ~ Slim Man
18 ~ Russell Ferrante
20 ~ Jaared
24 ~ Mitchel Forman
25 ~ Rob DeBoer
25 ~ Ronnie Gutierrez