He’s the master of sweet music and memorable tunes we love to sing along to! Now EL DeBarge is starting over after a battle with drugs and prison. It’s all spelled out in his latest CD “Second Chance” featuring 50 Cent, Faith Evans, and Fabolous. DeBarge talked to SmoothJazzTimes.com’s Marsha Gilbert. The story inside and the music video on the home page!
A canceled flight, heavy rains and flooding didn’t stop Erykah Badu from opening Grambling State’s homecoming. The soulful singer returned back to her roots to wow students and alunni into the wee hours of the morning. SmoothJazzTimes.com’s Kim Betton was there. The review INSIDE!
Ledisi is just fabulous! Her latest CD “The Truth” is rocking with songs of her truth. Plus – she’s wowing box office crowds with her moving vocals in the film “Selma.” SmoothJazzTimes’ Kim Betton had the pleasure to interview Ledisi. Details inside!
Fantasia’s new CD “Side Effects of You” is a chart topper! The singer talked to SJT’s Kim Betton about her new CD, renewed faith, and self-love. INSIDE!
St. Louis’ Jazz At The Bistro welcomed the innovative piano musings of The Robert Glasper Trio, which featured Alan Hampton on double-bass and St. Louis’ own, Mark Colenburg on the drums. It was a night of musical bliss. Details inside!
Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC and The Smooth Jazz Cruise announced today that George Benson, one of the most influential crossover musicians in contemporary jazz, R&B and pop, will perform at The Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater (“The Fred”) in Peachtree City, GA on Friday, June 1, 2012 to help launch The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party at Sea 2013. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10:00AM EST and are available at The Fred box office, Ticket Alternative outlets, via the Ticket Alternative phone line (800.745.3000) and online at www.ticketalternative.com
Brandford Marsalis rocks the stage in St. Louis at the Sheldon Concert Hall. SmoothJazzTimes.com Wendell Betton was there. Check out the review!
The voice of the greatest in pop music is silenced. Legendary Pop Music Icon Whitney Houston is found dead in a Beverly Hills Hotel Room on the eve of the 54th Grammy Awards. The shocking breaking news update – inside.
Soul Train’s Don Cornelius Dead at 75. Reports are saying his death is due to apparent suicide. Details inside.