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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Atlanta Jazz Festival's 31 Days of Jazz

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is not just a Memorial Day weekend event, it is a full month of great music and fun through out the entire month of May. Here a few of the great events happening this year for "31 Day of Jazz"

SPEAK WITH YOU THERE!!!!
Here are a just a few of this year’s highlights:

May 1                    Music in the Park featuring singer Theresa Hightower; renowned drummer, Chris Dave and many more!  This event is from 1-7 pm and takes place in Atlanta’s West End.

May 3                    Bassist Kevin Scott hosts a jam beginning at 9 pm at Elliott Street Pub

May 4                    Saxophonist Kamasi Washington at 8 pm at Variety Playhouse

May 5                    Harper Family Jazz Jam beginning at 9 pm at Churchill Grounds

May 7                    Jazz under the Stars featuring violinist Ken Ford at 6 pm at Jonesboro’s Lee Street Park

May 10                  ATL Live on the Park at 7:30 pm at Park Tavern

May 11                 Lunchtime Jazz with singer Brenda Moorer at noon at Atlanta City Hall

May 13                 Juan De Marcos & Afro-Cuban Allstars at 8 pm at Variety Playhouse

May 14                 Annual Spring Vespers under the direction of pastor and saxophonist Dwight Andrews at 7 pm at the First Congregational Church

May 17                 Trumpeter Joe Gransden’s Jazz Jam beginning at 9 pm at Venkman’s

May 20                 Saxophonist TIA FULLER at 7:30 pm at The Velvet Note

May 21                 Funk Jazz Café celebrates their 20th Anniversary at 9 pm at The Tabernacle

May 26                 Lunchtime Jazz at noon at Colony Square

MARTA MONDAYS - FROM 3-5 PM
May 2                    Brazilian guitarist Sander Pinheiro at Chamblee Station 
May 9                    Saxophonist Mike Walton and his Quartet at Five Points Station
May 16                  Alternative jazz artists Indie Revenge at Lakewood Station
May 23                  Electronic, funk jazz group, Grüt at Midtown Station

NEIGHBORHOOD JAZZ CONCERTS PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA – FROM 4-8 PM
May 1                   Singer Julie Dexter hosted by Council Member Sheperd at Perkerson Park

May 7                              Singer & pianist Freddy Cole hosted by Council Member Bottoms at John A. White Park
*Note the event at John A. White Park will go from 3-7 pm and will be followed by a screening of “Annie” the movie starring Jamie Foxx.

May 8                   Trumpeter Russell Gunn hosted by Council Member Archibong at Oakland Cemetery

May 15                          Trumpeter Gordon Vernick hosted by Council Member Wan at Howell Park

May 21                 Singer Julie Dexter hosted by Council Member Young at Washington Park

May 22                 Singer Julie Dexter hosted by Council Members Mitchell & Dickens at West Manor Park

Sponsors for this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival include MARTA, PNC Bank, Loews Atlanta Hotel, the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Standard Press, Fontis Water, Eubanks Collection, the Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America, Publix and Publix Charities. To find out how your company or organization can be featured at this year’s festival contact Laura Moody at the Office of Cultural Affairs at LMoody@AtlantaGa.Gov.

Social Media: Find out about all the latest festival news, enter contests, and join the conversation!  We’re on Facebook: AtlantaJazzFestival; Twitter: AtlantaJazzFest and Instagram: Atlanta Jazz Festival.

The 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is presented by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to educate and entertain a diverse audience of jazz fans and to nurture the next generation of jazz musicians. The festival is partially supported by Atlanta Jazz Festival Inc, a 501(c)(3) cultural, non-profit.  For a complete list of events for 31 Days of Jazz and more details about the Atlanta Jazz Festival, visit: www.atlantafestivals.com.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tasha LaRae "Find My Way"

International recording artist, Tasha LaRae, was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Shortly after her first year of college, she relocated to Atlanta, GA to pursue a career in music.

In 2008, Ms. LaRae began traveling internationally as the female lead vocalist for 2x Grammy Award Winning group, Arrested Development (“Tennessee”, “Mr. Wendel”, “People Everyday”). In the winter of 2014, Tasha LaRae founded the Racism Sucks Fashion Movement in an effort to promote peace and unity within various communities across the U.S. and around the world. To date, her shirts are represented in over 30 states, 20 countries and 5 continents. April 1, 2016, Ms. LaRae released her single, "Find My Way" on Quantize Recordings, presented by DJ Spen & Tracy Hamlin and produced by Atlanta based producer, Trü.ski the Transmitter. This soulful house package includes remixes by DJ Spen, Earl TuTu & John Khan, DJ Beloved, and Larry Espinosa.
www.tashalarae.com

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INSTAGRAM: @mstashalarae 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When We Speak TV/ SAINJ Productions

Jermaine Sain
When We Speak TV and SAINJ Productions, are committed to delivering quality products and services at an affordable rate.  Though closely related, they are two distinctively different companies.  When We Speak TV is an independently owned network based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to providing unique media solutions for individuals, organizations, and venuesSAINJ Productions assists with production needs of local/national talent, events, and organizations.






SAINJ Productions has been instrumental in providing vocal talent for the ISF 2015 World Congress and for Barry Manilow's One Last Time Tour.  In addition to talent placements, SAINJ Productions produces When We Speak, a talk show hosted by Jermaine Sain on the When We Speak TV network that exhibits artists and entertainers while promoting their products, albums, etc.  Among the many great guests include:

Chandra Currelley and Jermaine Sain
Fonzworth Bentley (Host of BET Lift Every Voice)
Headkrack (Rickey Smiley Morning Show/ Dish Nation)
Trina Braxton (WeTV reality show Braxton Family Values)
Chandra Currelley (Tyler Perry productions and plays)
Crissy Collins (Background Vocalist for Beyonce)
L'Renee (Background Vocalist for Kem)
AND MANY MORE!



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click below to listen to interview with Jermaine Sain:
Jermaine Sain on Mbodyment Radio on WIGO 1580AM


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016



Music Lineup Announced for the 2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival
Featuring Latin, Creole, Straight-Ahead and Hip-Hop Inspired Artists 



gregory porter atlanta jazz festival
GREGORY PORTER



“We are excited about the lineup for this year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival,” says Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “As our city becomes more international and our population younger, we are booking the festival to welcome these new audiences.  From the soulful groove of Gregory Porter, the hip-hop inspired brass of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and the sensuous stylings of Brazilian songstress Eliane Elias, we’ve got a wide variety of jazz flavors on three stages. And admission is free! Make plans now to join us for the 39th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.”
Here’s the complete lineup in Piedmont Park:
JOI
 Friday, May 27
Main Stage:
7:00 pm                                Next Collective                                                                                
9:00 pm                                JOI     
      

                              
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE
Saturday, May 28
Local Stage:       
12:30 pm                              RialtoJazz for Kids All Stars
2:30 pm                                TheRialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (RYJO)  
4:30 pm                                Mabu’s Ark Band                            
6:30 pm                                AlexLattimore                                                                 

International Stage:
1:30 pm                                CamilaMeza     
3:30 pm                                TATRAN                                                              
5:30 pm                                MetteHenriette                                                             
7:30 pm                                EtienneCharles                               

Main Stage:
1:00 pm                                Chargaux
3:00 pm                                TomekaReid                                                     
5:00 pm                                TheoCroker      
7:00 pm                                JamisonRoss                    
9:00 pm                                Hypnotic Brass Ensemble                                            
                               
CHANDRA CURRELLEY
Sunday, May 29
Local Stage:
12:30 pm                              Band Room Nation                                         
2:30 pm                                AnonymousDaBand                                                      
4:30 pm                                JoeAlterman Trio                                                                                       
6:30 pm                                ChandraCurrelley                                           
                               
International Stage:
1:30 pm                                KenzaburoIshihara                        
3:30 pm                                Tumi Mogurosi                                                                 
5:30 pm                                Daby Touré                                        
7:30 pm                                ElianeElias

Main Stage:
1:00 pm                                NavyBand Southeast: V.I.P Protocol Combo
3:00 pm                                Eugenie Jones  
5:00 pm                                TheHeadhunters
7:00 pm                                BennyGolson
9:00 pm                                GregoryPorter



ALSO CHECK OUT THIS CLIP OF JULIE DEXTER PERFORMING AT A PREVIOUS ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL.
  

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Have you heard the song "Up" by Arrested Development?

From: When We Speak TV on Blogger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13rAZGFjnZM

Music is like an emotional picture for me because at any given time, a song can evoke my emotions and paint a picture in my mind.  Have you ever listen to a song and it reminded you of something?
I can listen to music and it's almost like I'm at that particular moment all over again.  But not all music does that, some songs encourage me to keep moving....and everyone that has ever gone after a dream or is currently going after a dream knows that you definitely have to keep yourself encouraged.
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That's exactly why I love the song Up by Arrested Development.  Yep that's right Arrested Development!!!  Often when I mention the group to people, they are not aware that Arrested Development is still together and doing music.....but they are, so check out their new album This Was Never Home.  




THE STORY:
 When I first moved to Atlanta, I used to sing in a group and as time went on, the group began to elevate and the gigs got bigger and bigger.  I handled all the online and media promotions of the group and I felt so successful when I found out that my work was the reason that people was finding out who we were.  Then, after I had been with the group for about six years, we disband.  Initially I remember being so hurt considering that I felt that I we had so much potential.  My heart was crushed and I felt that all the work, I had done was totally in vain.  I thought that my success was driven by the success of the group and the breakup totally crushed my enthusiasm.

BACK TO THE MUSIC:
When I hear the song Up by Arrested Development, it actually reminds me of the time I sang with the group, but not in a bad way.  The song says, "....can't go back to where we started. Let's keep it up, oh the only way is up."  Once I heard those lyrics it immediately encouraged me!  I can't go back and change what happened or what could have been in the past but I can keep it up.  My vision doesn't have to die just because one chapter closed....I just got to "keep it up" because the only way from here is "up!"   
This song became such a great encouragement to me, that I decide that myself and some of the previous group members should get together and do a cover.....Hope you like it!!! 

Up by Arrested Development performed by Tongela Renee, Jermaine Sain, Chester Lawrence, Hope Celeste, and K. Caprice
  

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tyler Little Interview with Rick and Reese

Radio personalities, Maurice James and Rick Jones, of The Rick & Reese Show, hang out with Tyler Little from BET Sunday Best Season 6 during the 2016 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel weekend in Atlanta.


GET "AMEN" BY TYLER LITTLE:
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