Two Grammy Award-winning groups — one delivering four-part harmonies as the quartet Manhattan Transfer, and the other being one of the most versatile a cappella groups in the music business as sextet Take 6 — performed live to a sold-out auditorium at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul on Feb. 15. According to both groups, who shared the stage for the … [Read more...]
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The Players Ball concert in Minneapolis after Super Bowl LII Sunday, Feb. 4 was a real crowd-pleaser. Even though The Armory doors opened 30 minutes late and people had to wait in the bitter cold, it didn’t take long for Kid Capri and other DJ’s to warm up up the crowd spinning the latest and greatest songs of our time. DJ Khaled opened the show with a medley of his … [Read more...]
The walls didn’t come crashing down at Bethel University’s Benson Great Hall as some thought just because famed rapper Snoop Dogg performed at the annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Snoop performed two songs from his forthcoming non-secular album, Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible Of Love, including “Blessing Me Again” accompanied by Rance Allen of the Rance Allen Group and … [Read more...]
The James on Jazz journey continues in 2018. It's hard to believe we started this journey back in 2000. thank you for hanging in there. There've been some pauses along the way, nevertheless, it's always an adventure and richly entertaining for all of those on board. Lately, the talk of the town is the Super Bowl. Yes, it's about to get lit. Indeed, there'll … [Read more...]
Hugh Masekela was one of the few jazz artists to penetrate pop music with covers of “Up, Up and Away” in 1967, and the next year, the through-the-roof hit “Grazing in the Grass” — his unique trumpet style rendering the mellow, laid-back tune a strutting ode to quintessential cool. Released in May and topping the charts by July, “Grazing in the Grass” eventually sold upwards … [Read more...]