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PJ MORGAN

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By Nigeria Anderson

PJ MORGAN THE TRANSPARENCY PROJECT

Paul Lawrence Morgan (known as) PJ Morgan is a sought after musician, songwriter and producer. PJ graduated from Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Technology, and a minor in Classical Piano performance Magna Cum Laude. Currently PJ has been very busy. He just finished up his debut solo instrumental Jazz Album The Transparency Project. While teaching Composition and Theory at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. His new album project represents his musical blends of both smooth Jazz and his church influence, which  features his organ arrangements. I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his journey. (more…)

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Sheila E.

Urbanbuzzmag.com By Nigeria Anderson Benefit Concert September 16 2017   World renowned artist Sheila E. is teaming up with L.M. Foundation to headline Te Aspiring 2B A Better Me™ Benefit Concert…

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Michelle Carr

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By Lucas

Who Is Michelle Carr?

Acclaimed songstress Michelle Carr was raised in a musically rich and diverse environment, harmonizing with her family around the fireplace in Alta Loma, California; Singing in her high school’s choir, musical productions and performing every season with the community theater. Her love of music is boundless, embracing artists as diverse as Sarah Vaughan, Leontyne Price, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and her mentor Nancy Wilson for inspiration. Michelle Carr earned degrees from both California State Polytechnic University and The Juilliard School in New York City where she studied classical voice. She also studied jazz piano with Johnny “Hammond” Smith and was a member of his vocal jazz ensemble and worked with Jazz Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, Contemporary Jazz band Hiroshima and bassist Christian McBride’s funk band Escape Route. Years of classical training and a keen understanding of musical composition, arranging and vocal technique have provided her with the foundation to create a style that embodies classical, Jazz, Pop, R&B and Folk, which she has done with passion, emotion and technical precision.

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JOHN COLTRANE QUARTET

Urbanbuzzmag.com By Nigeria Anderson The Complete Sun Ship Session John Coltrane Quartet; The Complete Sun Ship Session which includes newly discovered and previously unissued alternate takes from one of the…

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Cassandra Wilson

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“The Guitar Is My Heart.” -Wilson-

Cassandra Wilson New Release Another Country

For all the Cassandra Wilson fans this is a classic Cassandra Wilson album which you will simply enjoy. A sound of musical instruments and beautiful lyrics to follow. Genre defying vocalist Cassandra Wilson’s has just released her eighteenth album, Another Country.  Rich in sound, Wilson an instrumentalist  focusing largely on guitar-oriented sounds withRed Guitar” as the first single. Wilson joined ranks,  again collaborated with jazz guitarist/producer Fabrizio Sotti.  The album opens with a grooved, multi-hued salute to the six string, “Red Guitar,” which reflects Wilson’s love for her red Telecaster given to her by, Marvin Sewell a few years back.  “The colors in the lyrics just started to come out: blue water, white linen, black coffee, then ‘I play my song on red guitar.’”  The slow blues with finger-snapped rhythm, “No More Blues” is a “new beginnings” song where Wilson sings, “I’m starting over because I don’t want no more blues…No more tears, gonna dry my eyes.” Each song is full of meaning and sing a long lyrics to take you on a journey of being free.

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Chuck Harmony

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by Nigeria

Writing A Song Is A Gift Says Songwriter Chuck Harmony

Chuck Harmony is a Grammy award nominee songwriter, producer and musician. Harmony is one of music’s most talented and prolific composers of our time.  He penned a host of successful albums and songs with such artist as Celine Dion, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Keri Huilson, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi and Le’Andria Johnson to name a few. It is evident that Chuck Harmony is well on his way of being an industry songwriter/producer gem.

Chuck Harmony is a diverse lyricists as demonstrated in the songs he has penned and co-penned. Just when R&B was fading behind the hip-hop culture. Chuck Harmony collaborated on the following albums “Pieces of Me,” “Year of the Gentleman” and “Evolver” bringing back hope. Harmony has now come full circle to keep the hits coming with “Harmony House” partners Carlos Taylor, Michael “Trak Guru” Johnson and Trevor Gates.With much gained recognition Chuck Harmony is a very busy man. However, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with him about his blossomed career and Grammy nomination this year 2012. It is safe to say that Chuck Harmony has propelled well into the spotlight as a songwriter.
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