India.Arie/Idan Raichel Set for 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival 9/18/11

The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival, three-time winner of the JazzTimes Readers poll for “World’s Best Jazz Festival” takes place September 16 – 18 at the Monterey Fairgrounds, home to the Festival for 54 consecutive years. Described as “a cultural colossus” by the San Jose Mercury News and “a mecca for true jazz fans” by the […]

René Marie’s latest features Quentin Baxter

The jazz singer releases Voice of My Beautiful Country Posted by T. Ballard Lesemann on Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 7:16 AM PROVIDED The latest from Rene Marie When not working for the College of Charleston faculty as adjunct professor of Jazz Percussion, local musician Quentin Baxter also serves as musical director for the Charleston […]

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy playing benefit tonight at Firestone Live

They call it the Spring Swing Food Drive Fling, which is not something I’d want to say three times fast. Whatever you call it, this sounds like a groovy show and it’s also for a good cause. Hard to beat that. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is performing a full Cab Calloway set tonight, Wednesday, April […]

Controversial Singer Asks, “Show Me Your Beautiful Country”

KRISTI YORK WOOTEN It may have been stormy outside Atlanta’s Spivey Hall last Saturday night, but inside, a rapt crowd was all ears as buzzworthy jazz singer René Marie and her nimble combo performed their version of the great American songbook, tackling everything from Dobie Gray’s 1970s hit “Drift Away” to the folk classic, “John […]

Botanic Gardens sets summer dates for k.d. lang, India.Arie and Bela Fleck

POSTED BY BILL FORMAN Since we gave a rundown of upcoming summer Red Rocks shows yesterday, it’s only fair to do the same for Denver’s Botanic Gardens. According to a Denver Post blog this afternoon, the folks at Swallow Hill have announced three shows, with the promise of more to come next week. Here’s the […]


Written by Jon Stickler With over 11 million worldwide sales over the past 3 years, a million in the UK alone Cascada has become one of the biggest dance acts in the World and now they return to the UK for three UK tour dates for June 2011. See below for details on how you […]

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Coming To The Ross School In East Hampton

Join Ross School as they launch the Hamptons Summer Season with the Eighth Annual Live at Club Starlight in the Great Hall in the Center for Well-Being. The Starlight is Ross School’s major annual fundraising event. Proceeds benefit Scholarships and Programs at the School. The festivities begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at […]

Capitol hosts Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

CLEARWATER – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs at the historic Capitol Theatre downtown Clearwater on Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. Since their arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles’ Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven them […]

Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Rapper ‘DMC’ to be Keynote Speaker at Swampscott

No one knows this better than Darryl McDaniels, who also knows that “it’s tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time/it’s tricky.” McDaniels, better known to the world simply as DMC (Devastating Mic Controller), helped pen those words as lyrics to a hit single in the 1980s for his rap […]

Becka’s making big noises in the music business

By Jodie Jeynes Published on Monday 14 February 2011 05:17 Singer-songwriter Becka Pimenta says of her burgeoning music career: ‘I’m always one phone call away from something bigger,’ The 21-year-old from Emsworth had been hand-picked along with nine other unsigned artists by Russell Simmons, one of the founders of US record label Def Jam, for […]