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July 2013

The 1st Annual Welcome to JamRock Reggae Cruise | Sets Sail Oct. 2014 from Miami to Jamaica

DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY AND NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES

ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ANNUAL WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE





The 5-Night Musical Voyage Sets Sail in October 2014 From Miami to Jamaica




Live Performances by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley,
Julian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, Busy
Signal, Morgan Heritage, Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis,
Black-Am-I and more




Sound Systems and DJ sets from David Rodigan, Stone Love, Renaissance and Mighty Crown




Tickets Go On Sale This Week (Sept 11)



Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Norwegian Cruise Lines are happy to
announce plans for the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise. The 5-night
ultimate reggae voyage will be the first of its kind. The
state-of-the-art Norwegian Pearl ship will set sail October 20, 2014
from Miami, Florida with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica
before its return on October 25, 2014.

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The 6th Annual Atlanta Smooth Music Festival | Sept. 14th, 2013

Jazz Grooves Presents 6th Annual Smooth Music Festival


Marietta, GA, June 24 , 2013  –  On Saturday, September 14, 2013, Marietta based Jazz Grooves will present the sixth annual Atlanta Smooth Music Festival at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.  The festival features international, national, and local smooth jazz recording artists.  Smooth jazz fans will enjoy performances by guitarist Nick Colionne; keyboardist Alex Bugnon; saxophonists Eric Darius and Jeff Sparks; flutist Kim Scott, and, bassist Julian Vaughn.
 
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The 6th Annual Atlanta Smooth Music Festival | Sept. 14th, 2013

Jazz Grooves Presents 6th Annual Smooth Music Festival


Marietta, GA, June 24 , 2013  –  On Saturday, September 14, 2013, Marietta based Jazz Grooves will present the sixth annual Atlanta Smooth Music Festival at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.  The festival features international, national, and local smooth jazz recording artists.  Smooth jazz fans will enjoy performances by guitarist Nick Colionne; keyboardist Alex Bugnon; saxophonists Eric Darius and Jeff Sparks; flutist Kim Scott, and, bassist Julian Vaughn.
 
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The 20th Annual Caramoor Jazz Festival | July 26th-28th, 2013

20th Anniversary of the Jazz Festival at Caramoor


Lionel Louke


The
Mingus Big Band in the Genius of Mingus 1963: 50th Anniversary Concert,
Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, Delfeayo Marsalis Presents the Uptown Jazz
Orchestra, Luciana Souza: The Book of Chet and Brazilian Duos, Elio
Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators, Vijay Iyer, James Carter Organ
Trio, Charles Tolliver Big Band, Lionel Loueke Trio, Adam Makowicz Trio,
And Introducing Luis Perdomo and Benito Gonzalez!

Caramoor
Center for Music and the Arts presents the 2013 Jazz Festival
celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Caramoor Jazz Festival.

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The 20th Annual Idyllwild Jazz In The Pines | Aug. 17th – 18th, 2013

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Celebrates 20th Anniversary August 17 & 18



Idyllwild
Jazz in the Pines
returns to the arty town of Idyllwild Saturday,
August 17 and Sunday, August 18 for the Festival’s 20th Anniversary.
This first-rate musical celebration continues to draw the young – and
the young at heart – with an array of world-renowned artists and jazzy
newcomers to the mile-high community in the San Jacinto Mountains, just
two hours from Los Angeles.

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The 20th Annual Idyllwild Jazz In The Pines | Aug. 17th – 18th, 2013

Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Celebrates 20th Anniversary August 17 & 18



Idyllwild
Jazz in the Pines
returns to the arty town of Idyllwild Saturday,
August 17 and Sunday, August 18 for the Festival’s 20th Anniversary.
This first-rate musical celebration continues to draw the young – and
the young at heart – with an array of world-renowned artists and jazzy
newcomers to the mile-high community in the San Jacinto Mountains, just
two hours from Los Angeles.

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The 2013 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans | July 4th-7th, 2013

The 2013 ESSENCE Festival: There’s Nothing Like It! July 4-7, New Orleans, LA


   
THE DEFINITIVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: 4 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS OF WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT, EMPOWERMENT AND INSPIRATION

NEWLY REBRANDED ‘ESSENCE FESTIVAL’ TO EXPAND CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING AND BRING THE ‘PAGE TO THE STAGE’ HIGHLIGHTING HEALTH, CAREERS, EDUCATION, CIVIL RIGHTS, RELATIONSHIPS, STYLE, BEAUTY AND MORE

MORE THAN 30 CHART-TOPPING MUSICAL ACTS TO PERFORM: JILL SCOTT, MAXWELL, NEW EDITION, CHARLIE WILSON, KEYSHIA COLE, LL COOL J, BRANDY, BRIDGET KELLY, BIG DADDY KANE, BLACKSTREET, JODY WATLEY, LEELA JAMES, LES NUBIANS, MINT CONDITION AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

OVER 50 SPEAKERS TO APPEAR AT DAYTIME EMPOWERMENT EXPERIENCE: REV. AL SHARPTON, REP. JOHN LEWIS, DR. STEVE PERRY AND MORE

PLUS, AN ALL-STAR GOSPEL TRIBUTE TO MUSICAL POWERHO– — USES PASTOR DONNIE MCCLURKIN AND TRAMAINE HAWKINS

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ESSENCE’s 19th annual gathering of music, culture, community, empowerment and inspiration has a brand new look and a new name. The new 2013 ESSENCE Festival–recently renamed to reflect the event’s expanded cultural focus–will take place July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA.

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The 3rd Annual Philly 4th of July Jam, Hosted by Kevin Hart | July 4th, 2013

Comedian Kevin Hart Named as Host of Philly 4th of July Jam



VH1 and Palladia to Simulcast and Livestream on July 4th from 8-11PM ET/PT


NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Comedian Kevin Hart has been named the host of the third annual Philly 4th of July Jam, as part of the Wawa Welcome America! Festival. The event will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia on Thursday, July 4 from 8-11PM ET. In addition, the event will be live streamed on VH1.com with frequent editorial coverage across MTV, VH1 and CMT news and blogs. Hometown favorites, The Roots, will once again serve as musical curators for the event, they will play their own set and also perform along with special guests John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Grace Potter and J. Cole. Capping off the musical event, the evening will include a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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The 3rd Annual Philly 4th of July Jam, Hosted by Kevin Hart | July 4th, 2013

Comedian Kevin Hart Named as Host of Philly 4th of July Jam



VH1 and Palladia to Simulcast and Livestream on July 4th from 8-11PM ET/PT


NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Comedian Kevin Hart has been named the host of the third annual Philly 4th of July Jam, as part of the Wawa Welcome America! Festival. The event will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia on Thursday, July 4 from 8-11PM ET. In addition, the event will be live streamed on VH1.com with frequent editorial coverage across MTV, VH1 and CMT news and blogs. Hometown favorites, The Roots, will once again serve as musical curators for the event, they will play their own set and also perform along with special guests John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Grace Potter and J. Cole. Capping off the musical event, the evening will include a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival | Aug. 21st-25th, 2013

 City Parks Foundation announces the
CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL

August 21 – 25


New York, NY– City Parks Foundation proudly announces the 21st edition of the beloved late summer jazz favorite, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. In the world of modern music, few figures loom as large or cast as long a shadow as saxophonist Charlie Parker, best known as “Bird” (short for “Yardbird”) to generations of musicians. He was born in 1920, and almost sixty years since his death in 1955, he is universally celebrated for single-handedly inventing bebop and bringing jazz into the modern era.

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