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01.05.2012

Take 6 One

Ten-time Grammy and ten-time Dove winners, TAKE 6, (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley) have a lot to be grateful for as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary with the release of their new album One. There is only ONE quintessential acapella group and it's Take 6!

Heather Ramsey, vocalist and CEO of The Midwest School of Voice, honored to be releasing her second CD with "Peace Like a River." Her soulful vocal style and poignant interpretations of holiday classics are a reflection of her diverse influences in music. Renowned pianist, arranger, composer and author Dr. Monika Herzig adds her unique spin to these festive tunes to showcase Ramsey's ability to sing many styles.

Upcoming masterclasses in Tuscia, Italy by Tuscia In Jazz.

 

Singer and songwriter Nicci Canada presents her debute album "Twenty Twelve", available now on all digital media. Her newest smash, entitled "Attraction", which showcases her sultrier and sensual side; is a follow up to her first single "Love" and you literally cannot get enough!

UK Soul Chart toppers John & Gina Carey to open for 70 Pop/funk band Rose Royce at Groovin’ for Justice, an equal justice fundraiser.

 

On Wednesday August 24, 2011, Palm Springs, California based soul artist Gina Carey has climbed to the #1 spot of Starpoint Radios' Top 30 UK Soul Charts with her new CD release "Melodic", this has not been achieved since her first Urban Gospel release "In His Time" in 1996.

 

There are a number of excellent saxophonists who have worked in the area of gospel jazz, including Kirk Whalum, Angella Christie and Tom Braxton. Todd Ledbetter is another one of these musical pioneers. A student of Dr. Nathan Davis at the University of Pittsburgh, Ledbetter eventually worked with artists like saxophonists Grover Washington Jr., James Moody, Eddie Harris and trumpeter Jon Faddis. Later work in the bands of Joe Harris, Roger Humphries and Bishop Walter Hawkins led to Ledbetter becoming a leader in his own right.

 

The dynamic, instantly recognizable and captivating voice of Kim Burrell is undeniably one of the most powerful voices in music today. Her unrivaled instrument, impeccable musicianship and ability to tap into the human experience and emotion has made her a favorite across genre and within the musician community. Kim is one of the few artists to be revered in both the spiritual and secular worlds.

The Grammy-Award nominated and Stellar Award winning singer has collaborated with artists as diverse as Harry Connick Jr. and funk master George Clinton. In the middle, there's R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder and Gospel's First Lady, Shirley Caesar.

 

 

Puerto Rican saxophonist Abdiel Flores is premiering his first soloist production titled "El cuida de mí". The album, available this March, is a compilation of traditional hymns with musical arrangements based on jazz rhythms and harmonies with Latin influences. This new release involves the collaboration of a select group of local and international veteran jazz players. Among them, the bassist Ramón Vázquez, pianist Yan Carlos Artime, guitarist Isaac Lausell, bassist Elías Santos, and drummer Leobadis González.
On June 18, 2011, soul singer Gina Carey formally known as Gina Green will release her new CD release "Melodic" featuring her husband Urban Soul Guitarist John Carey.
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