Willie Clayton the Last Original Soul Singer Standing Of Our Era

Willie Clayton the Last Original Soul Singer Standing Of Our Era

Willie Clayton A gifted soul and blues singer and songwriter, Willie Clayton has been performing since the late ’60s. His reedy, thin, raw, whiskey-soaked voice melds the Southern gospel tradition with Chicago soul-blues, gritty Stax/Volt-styled funk and erotically charged urban R&B. From his earliest singles in the late ’60s and early ’70s (most produced by Willie Mitchell), Clayton established himself as an original, comfortable with virtually every style he took on. His 1984 single “Tell Me,” produced by General…

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No Lie: Jazz/R&B keyboardist David Garfield hits the country charts

No Lie: Jazz/R&B keyboardist David Garfield hits the country charts

David Garfield There is no telling where your career will take you when it spans five decades, but jazz/R&B keyboardist David Garfield never imagined that he’d hit the country charts let alone for a song that he wrote with Motown icon Smokey Robinson. “I Lied,” the power pop ballad that they penned, has reached No. 60 on the Music Row singles chart and gained New & Active status on the Billboard Indicator chart. The accompanying video for the track featuring vocalist J. Paris has been added to…

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Jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar making his case for Brazilian music on the global stage with “Sebastiana”

Jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar making his case for Brazilian music on the global stage with “Sebastiana”

Jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar As a lawyer, Ricardo Bacelar builds airtight cases to make winning arguments to the court in defense of copyrights. As a musician, the pianist-composer-arranger is just as meticulous when it comes to crafting his recordings, making convincing musical statements. To prepare a compelling case to present on his third album, “Sebastiana,” which dropped stateside on March 30 and throughout Europe earlier this month, he gathered a collective of musicians from all over the…

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Guitarist Denny Jiosa explores the sensuality of Latin jazz fusion on “Mueve Tu Cuerpo”

Guitarist Denny Jiosa explores the sensuality of Latin jazz fusion on “Mueve Tu Cuerpo”

Guitarist Denny Jiosa Chicago (23 July 2018): Four-time Grammy nominee Denny Jiosa sees parallels between the curvaceous body of the guitar and the human body. Indulging his passion for “sexy” Latin music, the jazz guitar slinger uses his electric and nylon-string guitar bodies to get people to move their body as well as expressively stir emotions on his eighth album, “Mueve Tu Cuerpo,” which drops July 27 on the Sonic Canvas Records/BFD imprint. Radio is already getting a taste with the…

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A Chat with Shane of the DuShane Band

A Chat with Shane of the DuShane Band

The DuShane Band Here’s a brand new Country Music hit by one of our favorite bands, DuShane Band, “Jody” on KES Music Group. Why country music? Because it’s about stories, country music is all about stories, I’ve been through a lot in my life, lots of highs and lows, always been a blue-collar guy, it’s what I know the most about. I love the country music sound, I love pedal steel and acoustic instruments like Banjos and…

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CUATRO

CUATRO

Cuatro Grammy Award winner production duo Courtney Benson & William Luke and industry mogul Karvin Johnson introduce they’re newest project Cuatro. CUATRO is pronounced “Quat-tro meaning “4” in Spanish. After numerous auditions and online scouting; all four members were selected in March 2018. Talented, creative, passionate and vocally blessed, all members of the band were destined to be CUATRO. The band is formed by four Latino members: Alejandro Gabriel, Luis Angel, Kole Brown and Daniel…

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The Braxton Brothers return in the service of a “Higher” melody

The Braxton Brothers return in the service of a “Higher” melody

The Braxton Brothers There is a reason why the bass and saxophone melodies Nelson and Wayne Braxton aka The Braxton Brothers write are so lyrical. They compose by writing lyrics first, a unique twist for an R&B-jazz instrumental twosome that uses vocals on only two of the twelve new songs they wrote and produced for their sixth album, “Higher,” which drops August 24 from Braxton Productions. “Yes, it is a different way of writing for instrumentalists, but for us, first and foremost,…

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The Celestial Stars

The Celestial Stars

The Celestial Stars are embarking on a tour. Organized in 1995, the original members were Lawrence Preston, mother Gwendolyn Williams, and father Lawrence Williams. After Gwendolyn’s passing in 2009, the group was reorganized in October 2011. The group now consist of members; Lawrence Preston, Lawrence Williams, Barry Franklin, Darren Brown and Frank Morgan. The Celestial Stars are a group with a sound that bridges the richness, and tradition of traditional Gospel quartet music, with contemporary Gospel…

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