Dean Fraser & Others Will Remember Sonny Bradshaw On October 10th

On Saturday, October 10th, some of Jamaica’s most brilliant musical minds will get together to pay tribute to, and remember the man known as the dean of Jamaican music, Mr. Sonny Bradshaw.

Musicians and vocalists that have been confirmed includes: Dean Fraser, Marjorie Whylie, Karen Smith, Gary Crosby, Desi Jones, Jon Williams, Ernie Ranglin, Frankie Campbell and Jackie Jackson.

The event will stream live on the Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival’s social media platforms.

Ali Shaheed Muhammed From A Tribe Called Quest, Who Is Now A Member Of The Midnight Hour, Will Be In Austin On Oct. 26th (@AliShaheed @AdrianYounge)

The Midnight Hour starring Adrian Younge + Ali Shaheed Muhammed (of A Tribe Called Quest) along with their 10 piece ensemble, return to Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 26th at Flamingo Cantina (515 East 6th Street). If you caught their performance last time in 2018, you know what to expect! This time, it’s part of their nationwide tour in support of a new album by dropping in the Fall of 2019.

This is an exclusive up-close and personal concert experience in an intimate venue setting. Everyone is invited to stick around after the performances for a Meet & Greet, Autographs & Photos with Ali, Adrian & The Midnight Hour!

Neo-Soul / Jazz Artist Bilal To Perform In Oakland This September (@Bilal @yoshis_OAK)

Singer / songwriter Bilal will be doing three back to back sets at Oakland’s popular live venue, Yoshi’s, this September. The artist is confirmed for two sets on Saturday, September 14th (one at 7:30 pm and the other at 9:30 pm); with an additional set on Sunday, the 15th at 7 pm.

For tickets and additional information, click here.

Pearl Headlines Winter Soul & Jazz Concert In Aarhus On Nov.12 (@Pearlsound)

PearlRecording artist Pearl will be headlining the Winter Soul and Jazz concert in Aarhus, DK on Sunday, November 12th. Supporting her will be: Patricio Moya Obel on piano, Jens Nørgaard (contrabass), Søren Andersen on drums and Bjarne Slipsager on saxophone. Backing vocals will be done by Dyana Korjus.

The event will take place at Casa V58, which is located at Vestergade 58P, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. The show starts at 16:00. For additional information persons are encouraged to visit the official FB event page.

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


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.


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

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:

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.


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 or call 844-588-ROCK.