On Friday, February 3rd, Musiq Soulchild will join Grammy winner Ledisi, and R&B singer Kem, as a special guest on their Soul II Soul Tour.
There are a total of twenty-four confirmed shows announced for major cities across America: Columbia, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Oakland, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Dallas, Jacksonville, Oklahoma City, Memphis, etc. The tour will end on May 12, at the Raising Canes River Center Arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Get additional information from thesouliisoultour-dot-com.
Joe Louis Walker, also known as JLW, is confirmed for New York’s popular live jazz, rock and blues venue – The Iridium – on Saturday, February 18. This is an all ages concert that will begin at 8:30pm. Doors will open at 6:30pm.
Joe Louis Walker is a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and a four-time Blues Music Award winner. His album Everybody Wants a Piece (2015) was nominated for a Grammy.
Hawaiian multi-instrumentalist Ron Artis II, along with his band mates – known publicly as The Truth – will perform at Blue Note in Honolulu, Hawaii this Sunday, January 8th.
They will do two sets: one at 5pm and another at 8:30pm. Tickets for both shows are going for $35 to $45, depending on seating. Get additional information here.
Singer-songwriter Regina Belle – who rose to prominence in the late 80s/early 90s with hitsongs Baby Come To Me and Make It Like It Was – will perform at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club (7719 Wisconsin Avenue) in Bethesda, Maryland this Saturday, December 3rd.
She will be joined by jazz violinist Ken Ford, who have done work in various musical styles: classical, R&B, neo soul, and contemporary jazz. Buy tickets here.
For one night (Saturday, November 19), NJPAC’s City Verses program will unite the leading voices in jazz, hip-hop and poetry at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ.
The legendary lineup includes rap stars Rakim (Paid in Full), Speech (Arrested Development), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Black Thought (The Roots) and Dupré ‘DoItAll’ Kelly (Lords of The Underground); award-winning poets and spoken word performers Nikki Giovanni, Jessica Care Moore, Sean Battle, Mayor Ras Baraka and The Last Poets (Abiodun Oyewole, Umar Bin Hassan, Babadon Babatunde).
The program also includes jazz greats Ravi Coltrane and Javon Jackson; as well as musical director (and NJPAC jazz advisor) Christian McBride and A Christian McBride Situation. Get tickets here.
Jammins Events will host four performers who are at the very top of their field – Beres Hammond (vocalist), Monty Alexander (pianist), Dean Fraser (saxophonist) and Brooke Alford (violinist) – for an Evening of Elegance at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, located at 960 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, New York.
The up close and personal performances will take place on Saturday, October 29th, starting at 8pm. Tickets are available on livenation-dot-com; and proceeds from this event will be donated to the AFUWI Scholarship Fund.
British guitarist Jean-Paul Maunick, who has led the British acid jazz band Incognito since its formation in 1979, will join American singer-songwriter Regina Belle for an event dubbed Under the Stars.
It will be held at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, located at 5239 Floyd Road, in Mableton, Georgia, on Friday, September 9th. The aforementioned artists will be supported by singer Maysa, who is well known by fans of smooth jazz both for her solo work and work she has done with Incognito.