Tag: INto Harlem

Lakecia Benjamin – Ginny’s Supper Club

On Monday, August 20th, our girl Lakecia Benjamin is playing the official after party for the Charlie Parker Festival, celebrating its 20th year.  The City Parks Foundation will be presenting a variety of events, panels, and workshops leading up to

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Celebrates 20 Years

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival the City Parks Foundation presents a full week of events that will include performances, poetry, workshops, lectures, theatrical presentations, the world premiere of a commissioned jazz work, and a

Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq. Redefines Artist Development

I truly believe that artists do not have to be victims in this industry.  With a vision, a clear strategy and solid foundation you can achieve your dreams. – Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq. If you’re an artist who wants to take your

Cassandra Wilson Takes us to Another Country

When I sat down at the Blue Note to see Cassandra Wilson play I knew it would be surreal.  She’s one of my heroes, so I was overwhelmed with needing to absorb into my cells every detail of the performance

Lakecia Benjamin’s “Retox” CD Release Party June 12th at Le Poisson Rouge

Harlem’s Lakecia Benjamin and her band SoulSquad will be taking the stage next Tuesday, June 12th at Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate her debut solo album Retox, which will be released that same day on Motema Music.  I’m so excited

Terri Lyne Carrington on the Road with Mosaic Project Members and Others

Sheila E. said that one day when she grows up, she wants to be just like Terri Lyne Carrington.  Terri is that heavy, and she has really done it with her most recent solo work on GrooveJazz Media/Concord Music Group,

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012: May 7 – 13

  The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012 is underway and this wonderful festival celebrates Harlem’s Historic Jazz Venues:  Apollo Theater, Club Harlem, Havana San Juan, Lenox Lounge, Minton’s Playhouse, Monroe’s Uptown, Park Palace, Showman’s Jazz Club and Small’s Paradise.  An impressive lineup of

Harlem’s Own Lakecia Benjamin – “Retox” to Drop June 12

If you aren’t familiar with Motema Music artist Lakecia Benjamin’s work, be sure to grab her first CD, Retox out on June 12th.  This Harlem native brings classic soul/funk and steps out of the box on her debut release.  This project is so alive

Gregory Porter – Deep, Righteous Soul Shines on “Be Good”

  You know how sometimes someone – a musician, a painter, a poet, a leader, a parent, a friend – someone will strike a chord in your soul and it resonates to the extent that it helps you define your

Rajdulari’s “HoneyWine” Video More Than Sizzles

One quality I really love about Rajdulari is her comprehensive beauty – inside and out – she shatters perceptions, expectations – she boldly puts her true self out there and what results is mind expanding for anyone taking her in.