Monday, August 13, 2018

Through My Lens: 2018 Newport Jazz Festival - Day 1

Alicia Olatuja


The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers took place August 3 - 5. My camera and I were there to take in the music. Day 1 was hot, windy and dusty. This is how the day looked through my lens.


The Diva Orchestra

Cory Henry

Michel Camilo
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Charles Lloyd of Sangam

Marquis Hill Blacktet

Corey Glover of Living Colour

Brian Blade of Still Dreaming

Tony Allen

Christian Scot aTunde Adjuah of R+R = Now

More photos from the day HERE.

Stay tuned for Day 2 & 3...







Friday, July 13, 2018

Lenny Kravitz - Low


I'm just going to sit this video right here. Why? Because any day is a good day for Lenny Kravitz. Oh, and he has a new album, Raise Vibration, scheduled for release on September 7.  You can pre-order a variety of bundles HERE. Some of the bundles require commitment...I went with a lesser commitment option. Check out the video below.

Rodney Crowell Releases New Album


Out today, July 13, is the latest album from Rodney Crowell, Acoustic Classics. Mr. Crowell has taken some of his classic songs and made all acoustic recordings of them. The album is the debut release on his newly launched label RC1.

A creative powerhouse with no off switch, the acclaimed songwriter, musician, author and poet is adding yet another title to his already esteemed pedigree; label head.  As prolific today, as he was in his twenties, Crowell has released six albums in the last ten years.  Next on deck is a re-distilled, acoustic presentation of 12 masterfully-crafted tunes from his 40-plus-year career in a truly intimate setting.  “With the help of some of my favorite musicians, I’ve made all acoustic instrument recordings of ten of my most recognizable songs. Also included is a couple more recently written that I want people to hear. There’s even a revised version of my most commercially successful song, "Shame on the Moon,” said Crowell.  “All in good fun.”

You can pick up Acoustic Classics HERE.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Get Funky With George Clinton At The Newport Jazz Festival


George Clinton is heading to the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 5 with his Parliament Funkadelic. Yep, you heard me. You have tickets for this right? No, you better get on it. If you, for some reason, have never seen the funk legend do his thing, this is the perfect opportunity especially since Mr. Clinton, who recently released Medicaid Fraud Dogg, has declared he will retire from touring.  

As a wee quirky chick in the 70's, I remember roller skating to "Flash Light" and singing along to "Aquaboogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)” because, well, let's be honest, it's fun to say the "word" Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop! As I'm writing this, I feel the need to blast some P-Funk...forgive and thank me neighbors for getting you funked up.

Folks, get thy booty's to The Fort so we can tear the roof off the sucker together!

The Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers takes place August 3 - 5. For more details visit the festival website HERE.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Joan Osborne To Play Highline Ballroom, 2/10


Joan Osborne’s DYLANOLOGY
feat. Special Guests Jackie Greene & Amy Helm
* All Dylan * Full Band * Two Sets *
Saturday, February 10
431 W 16th Street
(btw. 9th & 10th Avenue)
New York, NY
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

Joan Osborne released Songs of Bob Dylan on September 1. You can pick it up HERE.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Nikki Fernandez To Play Rockwood Music Hall, 11/27


185 Orchard Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7PM
21+


Ivory Tower Project - "Surf Song"


Check out "Surf Song", from the Ivory Tower Project, that takes you back to the classic surf sound and "The Ides of March (Et Tu Brute?)" a song that harkens back to classic 80's rock anthems. The tracks are from their second album, How Much More? You can pick it up HERE.