- 04January 4, 2020https://www.musicmonthly.com/event/ja-rule-ashanti-lloyd-lil-mo/New Jersey Performing Arts Center1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
As solo artists, rapper Ja Rule and R&B singer Ashanti have always generated plenty of heat. But major sparks ignite when they collaborate in the studio and on the stage. It all started with their instant mega-hit “Always on Time,” which cemented their status as radio royalty in the early 2000s. Then came other iconic hip hop duets, like “Mesmerize,” with its Grease-parody music video, and “Livin’ It Up,” featuring that classic sample of Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do.” Join us for a night of your favorite jams with these chart-topping superstars.
- 12January 12, 2020
Internationally acclaimed saxophonist/composer Miguel Zenón Presents Jazz at LATEA with guest pianist Gerald Claytonhttps://www.musicmonthly.com/event/internationally-acclaimed-saxophonist-composer-miguel-zenon-presents-jazz-at-latea-with-guest-pianist-gerald-clayton/The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center107 Suffolk Street, NYC
Performance is part of week-long eMeLe-K, “an Afro-Latin thing for Martin Luther King” series
Multiple GRAMMY® Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón presents Jazz at Teatro LATEA (eMeLe-K edition) with special guest pianist Gerald Clayton on Sunday, January 12. Curated and conceived by Zenón, this series takes place at LATEA (Latin American Theater Experiment Associates), a New York City performing arts theater not for profit that has been a Latino cultural staple for over 30 years. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. show. General admission is $20, $15 for students and seniors with ID.
- 18January 18, 2020https://groovesatthewestin.comThe Westin Golf Resort & Spa71333 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Grooves At The Westin presents Guitar Legend Ray Parker Jr. in concert Saturday January 18th 2020
featuring special guest pianist Kevin ToneyRay Parker Jr. is a multi talented musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor As a solo performer, he wrote and performed the theme song to the 1984 movie GhostbustersHe has written and performed numerous hit songs such as A Woman Needs Love, Jack and Jill, You can’t change that , The Other Woman and more. He is best known for his writing and performing the number one hit song Ghostbusters. Join us as we present a Ghostbusters party complete with a Ghostbuster themed costume contest ! A great performer and super nice guy too!Joining. him will be the legendary pianist Kevin Toney , He lead the iconic band The Blackbyrds garnering three gold records and nominated for a Grammy for the number one R&B hit “Walkin in Rhythm”. Kevin has also recorded 11 records as a solo artist.
- 30January 30, 2020https://www.birdlandjazz.comBirdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater315 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036
Acclaimed Japanese-born pianist Yoko Miwa returns to Birdland Theater, 315 West 44thSt., New York City, with her trio on Thursday, January 30. Joining Miwa will be bassist Will Slater and drummer Scott Goulding.
Keep Talkin’, the latest trio album by Miwa, documents a pianist and composer operating at the peak of her powers. Critics and fans alike agree – DownBeat gave it 4 stars and cited it as one of 2019’s best albums of the year, and the album hit #4 on nationwide jazz radio charts. Reviews of Keep Talkin’ have been decidedly enthusiastic. JazzTimes praised Miwa’s “jaw-dropping degree of technique.” Robbie Gerson in Audiophile Audition gave it five stars and said “Keep Talkin’ represents jazz at its finest.” Other recent accolades for the trio include being named Jazz Artist of the Year in the 2019 Boston Music Awards.
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