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COMING MAY 9

The Mother’s Day Weekend Concert with The Whispers & Jeffrey Osborne

Newark Symphony Hall

May 9th, 8:00PM



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RIP: Yellowjackets Founder, Drummer Ricky Lawson

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Drummer Ricky Lawson, the founding member of Yellowjackets, passed away Monday at age 59 died after suffering a brain aneurysm ten days earlier.

Ricky was not only a great drummer who played with almost every major pop and jazz artist in the ‘80s, ’90s and 2000’s but also he performed at several Smooth Jazz New York shows, including Richard Elliott (Smooth Cruises 2007) and Guitars and Saxes (NYC Jazz Festival 2007). He was a giant in the world of music who will be missed tremendously.

Click here to read the LA Times article from Dec. 24,…

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Fans & Music Industry Mourn the Loss of George Duke

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Smooth Jazz New York, just as everyone related to the music industry, is shocked and saddened to learn of the August 5th passing of the legendary George Duke, The 67 year old jazz-fusion musician, singer, keyboardist, producer and musical pioneer.

News of Duke’s sudden passing comes by way of RadioFacts, who published the following statement from former Supremes member Scherrie Payne: “I just received the devastating and sad news that the great musician, George Duke, passed away this evening at St. John’s hospital in L.A. It was just one year earlier, July 18th, that his beloved wife and…

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BWB Dazzles on First Smooth Cruise of Summer ’13

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The first Smooth Cruise of the Summer 2013 season was a sensation. Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown reunited in their first collaborative effort since 2002’s “Groovin’” and its subsequent tour.
Playing tracks from their latest CD, “Human Nature”, a jazzy homage to the music of Michael Jackson, the three top artists and their band also thrilled a sold out crowd with their own individual hits, plus songs from the critically and audience acclaimed “Groovin’.”
From the buzz on social media: “Great concert that rocked the house!” “I was there, it was amazing.”
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Angela Bofill Continues To Entertain, Even Without Her Signature Voice

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Jun 3, 2013 | By Terrell Jermaine Starr

When Angela Bofill (pictured) stepped on to the stage of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1979 to sing her hit single “Try Me,” her fans knew she would sing the lights out. But she ended up doing much more.

Angela sang her heart out. From the very first verse, you knew someone had caused her pain — a lot of it.

_I try to do The best I can for you But it seems it’s not enough And you know I care,…

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