Daily Archives: August 7, 2017

Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition At NJPAC Deadline Is September 6th

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will compete online for a coveted spot in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. This year, there’s a slight change in tempo: for the first time, the competition at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center(NJPAC) has been opened to male singers as well as female.The deadline to enter this year’s competition is Tuesday, September 5th at 5 pm.

“We’ve spent the last five years identifying a host of brilliant new vocalists,” said John Schreiber, President and CEO of NJPAC, which presents the contest as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival (November 4-12) — an annual autumn celebration that fills both the Arts Center and venues throughout Newark with swing.


Biggie: The Life Of Notorious B.I.G. Preview

On September 4th A&E will air Biggie: The Notorious B.I.G. about the life of the Brooklyn rapper. In this clip, Jay-Z and Nas rap the words to “Who Shot Ya?” in between talking about Biggie’s unmistakable style. The film is the first biography authorized by Biggie’s estate.


Gorillaz: Strobelite Feat. Peven Everett Official Video

Peven Everett dances in a club with 2D and Noodle for Gorillaz “Strobelite” video. The party is packed and De La Soul’s Posdnous makes a quick cameo among all the lights and moving bodies. On August 18th Gorillaz will release a Kaytranada remix of “Strobelite.” The North American leg of their Humanz tour begins in September.


Watch Illa J Perform Sam Cook For A COLORS SHOW

Illa J’s Home is his third album and humble tribute to his Detroit origins. “Sam Cook” is straightforward love for the soul pioneer who died early at age 33 after influencing everyone from Aretha Franklin to Marvin Gaye. Illa J performs “Sam Cooke” in the studio for the German-based COLORS.