Category Archives: Jazz

Charity Lockhart Gets Ready For The Holidays With The Reason Is Love

Charity Lockhart shares “The Reason Is Love” from her Under The Mistletoe album. Lockhart penned the song about romance during the holidays and it reflects her jazz and R&B background. It is one tune from her charming Xmas collection that shows off her vocal finesse. Lockhart was raised with music because her father is a Pentecostal pastor and her mother is a music educator. Beyond entertainment, she sees her music as an agent of change. According to her,

“I believe in the power of music to heal and change lives. I’ve learned to live in love and enjoy every moment with gratitude. When people come to see me perform, no doubt they’ll be entertained but they’ll also feel love, joy and peace. I always tell my audiences, expect to be transformed.”

Stream “The Reason Is Love” below.

 

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Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV Will Launch December 15

Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV will kick off December 15th. The subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service is described as the “Netflix of Jazz.” Jones worked with television producer Reza Ackbaraly to create the service that completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in the Fall that raised $170,000.

Qwest TV has exclusive jazz content and archives of over 100 concerts, interviews, documentaries and related content that will be available on computers, tablets and mobile devices. Subscriptions start at $7.49 per month and customers can choose Standard or Premium service with both options being ad-free.

Gregory Porter, Aretha Franklin, Robert Glasper, Sun Ra, Macy Gray, Elvin Jones and Al Jarreau are some of the artists that will be featured upon the service’s initial launch.  The complete catalog can be viewed at www.qwest.tv/catalogSubscriptions for Qwest TV can be purchased at www.qwest.tv .

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Gregory Porter Sings The Christmas Song

Gregory Porter’s Nat “King” Cole & Me has the benefit of the holiday season for people to enjoy it. Porter’s cover of “The Christmas Song” is timely and pays a great compliment to King’s version. The lighting, colors and accessories make Porter and his band look like a moving Xmas card.

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BADBADNOTGOOD & Flockey Ocscor Collaborate On Video For Cashmere

BadBadNotGood and Congolese artist Flockey Ocscor worked together on the video for “Cashmere.” Ocscor covered “Cashmere” for his live show and later reached out to the Canadian band about making the video. The short film is directed by Ocscor who also stars in it and it is a love story against the backdrop of the civil war in the Democratic Republic Of Congo.

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Adrian Younge: The Saddest Christmas Tree (Audio)

Adrian Younge has created the holiday song “The Saddest Christmas Tree” to be exclusively heard on Amazon’s Christmas Soul album. The somber tribute is a downtempo and jazz-influenced with the vocals being credited to the Voices of Gemma. Amazon’s Christmas Soul comes out November 24th.

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