International Soul Singer PEARL Confirmed for the 2017 One Love Poetry Festival (@Pearlsound @jamlinkintl)

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Chairman of the Jam Link International Association, Henzel Clarke, has announced that they have added international soul singer PEARL to the line up for the 2017 One Love Poetry Fest. Patrons can look forward to a set of both soul and jazz from the singing sensation.

Join them on April 5th – new date – at Atlas Aarhus (Vester Alle 15, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark).

This year they are promising an amazing lineup of poets and musicians (full program will be shared shortly). Atlas will be transformed into a tropical relaxing atmosphere in keeping with the one love theme. Join the FB event page for additional info.

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ROAD TO LAGOS INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016

Header 2016This year’s Lagos International Jazz festival 2016 organised by Inspiro productions which coincides with the traditional April Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) and 30 April International Jazz Day celebration kicked off with a series of JAM sessions tagged ‘Road to Lagos International Jazz festival 2016’ held at venues across the city of Lagos. The events were to highlight the importance of Jazz and its extraordinary heritage throughout April and also to publicize the festival happening between the 29th of April and 1st of May 2016. Jazz Roundtable Specials on Metro 97.7FM were also held every Sunday in April to support same.

The JAM sessions kicked off on April 1 at Hotel 1960 – Prince of Anthony – Culture Café, Anthony Village Lagos, it was followed on Friday 8 April at The Pop Up Jazz Lounge Lekki I, Lagos and then the Ayo Bankole Centre for Arts Surulere, Lagos on Saturday 15 April. The highlights of the event were performances by leading Jazz performers and attendance by enthusiasts and lovers of the genre. Present to perform at the events were Director of SPAN Academy of Jazz and Contemporary music and foremost Jazz Musician Bright Gain, Europe based NAIJAZZ guitarist Adedeji Adetayo, classical pianist Ubong Utiah (UB4TY), Sam and the Jazz Apostles featuring Dera, the group Wired, Jazz vocalist Dapo Fasuyi, konkovibrations proponent Niyi Ige, rising Jazz saxophonist Peter Adedeji, trado-soul and jazz singer Empress and a host of others.

Various personalities attended the events and these included top promoter Wale Oluwaleimu, Emmanuel Odole of Blackdrum.TV, Yinka Oni former chairman National Bank, Demola Ogunfolu, Kunle Ogunneye – Country director – Mall of Africa, Sean B, Chairman of the Hotel 1960 group Akin Adeoya and his lovely wife, Mr. Yemi Akinbode, Jazz Pioneer in Nigeria Tunde Kuboye of the Jazz 38 and extended family fame, Muyiwa Majekodunmi of the Jazzville fame, Austin Of Luzol and a host of others. The last JAM session for April is slated for Saturday April 23 at the Shuga Lounge, Hotel 1960 Eagles Park, Ikeja, Lagos.

April is designated annually as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) Jazz Appreciation Month and its climaxes into the International Jazz Day on April 30 recognized by the UN and UNESCO. The Lagos State government led by His Excellency Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is marking the International Jazz Day 2016 this year at the Lagos state house, Alausa.

The Lagos International Jazz Festival is Nigeria’s Premier Jazz Festival happening over 3 days in the Lagos Megacity. The event has a standard edition happening at the Freedom Park from the 29th to 30th of April and a Luxury edition happening at The Bay Lounge Waterfront Lekki On May 1 both events start at 6pm. The lineup of acts for the event include Mike Aremu, Sharp Band, Orliam, Herbert Kunle Ajayi, Skata Vibrations, Seun Olota, Adeh, Akeem Lasisi and a host of others.

ZIGGY MARLEY AND TROMBONE SHORTY CO-HEADLINE BASEJAM SUMMER OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES (@Tromboneshorty @ziggymarley)

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Ziggy Marley

Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and reggae giant, Ziggy Marley returns to Tahoe, along with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop band, for a co-headlining performance that promises to heat up the BaseJam Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series, July 30, at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe outdoor arena.  Tickets are $40 for general admission and $75 for VIP and go on sale Friday, May 1 at: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/842753

The seven-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner and world humanitarian, Marley returns to Tahoe after his 2013 sold-out show.  Following in the musical footsteps of his legendary father, Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to critical acclaim. His band, Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, has eight best-selling albums to their name; three of which earned Grammy’s and such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and Tumbling Down.”

As a solo artist, Marley as been equally prolific releasing his first solo album, “Dragonfly,” in 2003, followed by his second solo album, “Love is My Religion,” which won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2006.  Marley’s third solo album, “Family Time,” earned the singer a fifth Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album, and his fourth album, “Wild And Free,” nabbed Marley a Grammy nomination.  Marley scored his sixth Grammy for Best Reggae Album with the release of his 2012 live album “Ziggy Marley In Concert.”  His latest release, “Fly Rasta” earned this music man his seventh Grammy Award, which coincided with the debut of his children’s book, “I Love You Too.” 

A world humanitarian, Marley leads Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment (URGE), a non-profit organization that benefits efforts in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations with a range of missions, including building new schools to operating health clinics, among other charitable ventures.

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Trombone Shorty

New Orleans native, Trombone Shorty has been performing since the young age of six and has been touring internationally with brass bands throughout New Orleans and worldwide with Lenny Kravitz.  As  front man to the wildly talented Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the band has released three albums, including the Grammy-nominated “Backatown,” in 2010, followed by “For True” in 2011 and the latest release, “Say That to This,” in 2013 featuring Trombone Shorty’s New Orleans funk and jazz roots.

Trombone Shorty has appeared in several episodes of HBO’s “Treme,” and has been a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”  He has performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with such music greats at B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones.  In 2012, he received the President’s Medal from Tulane University in recognition for his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

The BaseJam Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino runs June 27 through Labor Day weekend.  The concert series kicks off with the 3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival on June 27 and the Lake Tahoe Bluegrass Festival on July 11. 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe and PR Entertainment, Inc., a national entertainment and sports production company are co-presenting the BaseJam Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series.  The property  is transforming its back parking lot into an outdoor arena providing an intimate setting for top-name national artists and festivals through Labor Day weekend.  PR Entertainment, Inc., is building and operating the temporary outdoor concert amphitheater that holds up to 7,500 people.  The outdoor arena offers food concessions, full-service bars and a sponsor/vendor village to purchase retail items.

For more information on the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe and for room reservations, visit www.HardRockCasinoLakeTahoe.com or call 844-588-ROCK. 

BERES HAMMOND & MONTY ALEXANDER TO PERFORM AT REGGAE JAZZ FEST (@BeresHammondOJ @MontyHKE)

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With Festival season in full effect Jammins Events has planned a fest of their own, “Reggae Jazz Fest”. A two day, two city festival for all jazz and classic reggae lovers alike. The “Reggae Jazz Fest” will include a live performance from Reggae Legend, Beres Hammond and his House of Harmony band along with the performance of a lifetime from Reggae-Jazz pianist Monty Alexander. The first show will take place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark,NJ on Friday, July 31st and the second show will take place at the newly renovated Kings Theatre in Brooklyn,NY on Saturday, August 1st.

Hugh Beresford Hammond musical career spans over 40 years and has had a remarkable uphill climb both on the musical charts and in the hearts of reggae lovers around the globe with chart topping hits and noteworthy collaborations. Throughout each era, Beres Hammond’s music has been the anthem for the reggae generation starting in the 70’s with songs like “One Step Ahead” and continuing in the 80’s with tunes like “Groovy Little Thing”, “What One Dance Can Do,” “Settling Down” and the unforgettable duet with Maxi Priest “How Can We Ease the Pain”. In the 90’s Beres topped the charts with songs like “Tempting to Touch”, “Is This a Sign” and “Respect to You Baby”. Within this decade, Beres Hammond has outdone himself releasing several albums which included hits such as “Putting up Resistance”, “No Disturb Sign” and the nostalgic melody of “Rockaway”. Beres most recent contribution to his musical vault is the “One Love One Life” album released in 2012. Beres has performed worldwide including notable NYC music venues such as the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, Barclay Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Radio City Music Hall, Forest Hill Stadium and many more

00Jammins_-_reggaePostersFINALSelf-taught Pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and fusing the worlds of American jazz, popular song with the music of his native home Jamaica. To date Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Alexander has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare, among others. Alexander has toured the world including historic NYC music venues: Lincoln Center, Blue Note, and Carnegie Hall. In August 2000, the Jamaican government awarded Monty Alexander the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction for outstanding services to Jamaica as a worldwide music ambassador.

Jammins Events possess a historic 28 years of experience in concert promotion and production in the US and on an international platform. Lead by George Crooks, founder and president, Jammins has successfully evolved into one of the premier event management and marketing companies based in New York. The width and breadth of the company’s expertise in indoor and outdoor events grows every year.

After Jammins Events’ sold out Mother’s Day Weekend in Kings Theatre, Reggae Jazz Fest is the latest anticipated show coming to New York & New Jersey. Seats for Reggae Jazz Fest are selling quickly. Doors open on Friday, July 31 at NJPAC at 7pm and on Saturday, August 1st at Kings Theatre at 8pm, Showtime is one (1) hour after doors are opened. Tickets for the #ReggaeJazzFest range from $69-$125 and are available for purchase now online on http://www.ticketmaster.com / http://www.njpac.org / http://www.kingstheatre.com or through your local ticket outlets. There is also the highly requested iEarMedia VIP Experience package which includes transportation to concert venue, meet & greet, beverages, pre-party access and additional features. For more information and tickets call 718.282.8041. Reggae Jazz Fest will be the a memorable way for the Tri-State to celebrate their love for Reggae and Jazz music and this is only the beginning!

Tomorrow enjoy an evening of live outdoor jazz music by Alpha (@alphaboysschool)

00-jazzAlpha grads Channeil Chirstian (trumpet), Luke Thomas (upright bass) and Ian Hird (sax) join Alpha’s newest music teacher Andres Lopez (keys) and Marc Antony (percussion) for an evening of live outdoor jazz in the parking lot of Southdale Plaza at 1 South Avenue in the Halfway Tree area of Kingston. The Wine Shop‘s special live grill and exclusive wine list make Jazz In The Street a one-of-a-kind Kingston experience.

Jazz In The Streets of Jamaica (@alphaboysschool)

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The Wine Shop is very pleased to present Jazz In The Street on Saturday November 22 at Southdale Plaza in Kingston. Enjoy the live, open air sounds of members of the Alpha All Stars–Channeil Christian on trumpet, Jeffrey Graham on keyboards and percussionist Sparrow Martin–street side in Southdale Plaza. Savor the live grill with chicken, lamb and fish cooked to order as well as a pop-up outdoor beverage and desert bar. A special playlist of Jamaican jazz music begins at 8 pm and the live music starts at 9.

The outdoor lounge and dining area opens at 8pm. Please contact us at 620-5098 for dinner reservations between 8 and 9.

The Wine Shop
1 South Ave
Southdale Plaza
Off Constant Spring Rd

Introducing Botswanian Artist, Pearl (@Pearlsound)

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Pearl is born in Botswana and she moved to Denmark when she was 14 years old. She has performed in many different places, including Moscow where she had a hit, and she has collaborated with producers and songwriters from different parts of the world. Now she is focusing on her debut album and her singles “Do U Know Me” and “Cover Girl” have been promoted in USA, UK, Germany and Spain and have received quite a lot of airplay.

For years she has been a part of the Aarhus Urban music scene, too, and she is at the moment working together with the reggae band ReCulture. This co-operation is a crossover project between different musical genres, namely reggae, soul, r’n’b and pop.

People of all ages and music tastes feel in good company when Pearl is on stage. Her charisma and female power simply gets to you and take you by the guts.

New Album out: “The Fall and Rise of A Woman” – On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/the-fall-and-rise-of-a-woman/id893205883?l=da

WebSite: http://pearlsoul.com/
ReverbNation: http://reverbnation.com/pearlsoul
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Pearlsoul
A taste of ReCulture & Pearl: