I recently had the opportunity to catch up with H.B. Barnum, who had been Franklin’s musical director for more than 30 years, and he was glad to speak about this great lady.
The all-star ensemble will feature alto saxophonists Greg Osby, Vincent Herring and Jaleel Shaw and tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon, with pianist Helen Sung, bassist Lonnie Plaxico and drummer Matt Wilson.
Randy Weston, the Brooklyn native and son of Africa, died peacefully Sept. 1, at his brownstone in Brooklyn. He was 92.
Although November is recognized as “Hip-Hop History Month” by many of the pioneers who laid the foundation for the Bronx-bred culture in November 1973, several months earlier, an 18-year-old Jamaican-born DJ was already hosting parties in the West Bronx.
What happened? Summer is over already? Not fair. The winter seems to hang on like a hungry alligator, but the summer sun fads into the wintry night like a Billie Holiday blues song.
There is a desperate need for assistance in Puerto Rico and Prospect Theater Company in Manhattan is seeking to do something about it this Saturday, Sept. 8.
The music world suffered another recent blow with the passing of legendary pianist and composer Randy Weston.
Aretha Franklin, the singer and pianist who, from her musical pulpit, spun her gospel upbringing into a spirited soulful sound, died August 16 at her home in Detroit. She was 76.
As tributes continue to pour in we open up our archives of our coverage of Aretha Franklin's career that spans six decades.
Since Harlem Week’s inception as “Harlem Day” in 1974, its metamorphosis has gradually blossomed into Harlem Month, from July 29 through Aug. 25.
Bobby Brown was named one of the Top 60 Male Artists of All Time by Billboard, coming in at No. 52.
The mezzo-soprano keys of Alicia Olatuja’s vocal instrument can easily dissolve into a rich honey flavored texture as she swings into her jazz element.
The beloved Swedish songwriter Neneh Cherry has made a triumphant return with the release of her new single, “Kong.”