Lucy McBath attends the Wade Ford summer concert series and fans go wild

Lucy Excited fans converged to enjoy the music of Lakeside, ConFunkShun and Cameo on May 30, and the groups did not disappoint. Lalah Hathaway and Robert Glasper were also names listed on the bill for the Memorial Day weekend return of the Wade Ford summer concert series at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater in Mableton, […]

New Music Friday: Latin stars come through for Akon; Summer Walker delivers

It’s another New Music Friday at rolling out, and our picks for this week include a Latin album by an American-born singer with Sengalese roots, an old project with new legs and a jam session that fuses the past and present. Get your stream on, and let us know if we missed anything. Akon – […]

Robert Glasper Trio mesmerizes Chicago at City Winery

Grammy Award-winning musician Robert Glasper and the Robert Glasper Trio showcased their blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop during a recent show in Chicago. The performance  — part of the group’s national City Winery tour — was entrancing, transformative and hilarious. Before the show, rolling out had the opportunity to talk to Glasper about the […]

Robert Glasper on Common, fusing jazz and rap, and honoring Miles Davis

Robert Glasper has a way of telling engaging stories through music and with punch lines. In fact, if he did not stand as arguably the most accomplished pianist of his generation, Glasper could probably find success as a stand-up comedian. Before beginning his set in honor of Miles Davis at the Blue Note Jazz Club […]

Common debuts his jazz hybrid group August Greene at ONE Musicfest 2018

August Greene — a hybrid of hip-hop and contemporary jazz featuring rapper Common, jazz pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins — made their ONE Musicfest debut on Sunday, Sept. 9, in Atlanta. The musicians shared a long working relationship before joining forces and releasing their self-titled debut album on March 9.  They are not a braggadocious […]

Let’s flashback to the day we all fell in love with Lauryn Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_zWBHgXGO4 It’s certainly been an uneven two decades for all of the true Lauryn Hill fans out there (myself included.) But can we just, for a moment, push past all of her habitual lateness, and the more recent Robert Glasper slander to remember one of the first moments that we all realized that Ms. Hill […]

NYC Twilight Edition, a 14th annual Grammy Brunch supporting Music & Memory

Producer, Philanthropist Bryan-Michael Cox and Angela Mack host 14th Annual Grammy Brunch in Support of Music and Memory. Grammy Award winning producer, Bryan-Michael Cox, and founder of The Axiom Blue Agency, Angela Mack hosted their 14th annual Grammy Brunch. This year’s theme entitled the NYC Twilight Edition, was a private dinner held at the exclusive […]

Robert Glasper and Jason Moran stun Blue Note Jazz Festival in NYC

As a part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York, Grammy award-winning and well known jazz musician Robert Glasper and renowned jazz pianist Jason Moran recently delivered a stunning jazz piano duet. In what was a packed venue, tourists, jazz lovers and date night couples from all areas of NYC wined and dined as […]

Robert Glasper at Promontory in Chicago

[jwplatform kiCvYaUH] Robert Glasper performs a mash up of “F.T.B” and OutKast’s “I think I’m In Love” at The Promontory in Chicago. It also features vocals from Harry Belafonte. Press play and be swept away.

Wade Ford Summer Concert Series presents ‘The Experience’

Wade Ford Summer Concert series and SPC Enterprises will present “The Experience” with Grammy-nominated Mali Music, Jeff Bradshaw and Friends, Grammy winner Robert Glasper, Syleena Johnson and special guest Avery Sunshine. This is a Black Music tribute concert. All of these fantastic artists will perform at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 13, at […]

Grammy-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper set to release new album, 'Covered'

It’s been a whirlwind last couple of years for jazz pianist Robert Glasper. Having taken home Grammys for his last two albums, the R&B and hip-hop soul flavored, Black Radio and Black Radio 2, respectively, Glasper is looking to go in another direction with his next LP, Covered. The Houston native recently realigned his acoustic trio […]

Zzaje's Marshall Knights invites us to enjoy 'The Marshall Knights Experience'

Since its inception in 2000, Marshall Knights has served as the visionary and music director of the acclaimed Chicago based nine-piece ensemble, Zzaje’ (zah-JAY’). In addition to their own projects, throughout the years, Zzaje’s ability to showcase a cross section of soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop, rock and more has afforded the band the opportunity to play with some of the premier names in music, such as […]

Michael Eric Dyson, Robert Glasper discuss Black History at BET Honors

February 8, 2014 marked the taping of the annual BET Honors Awards held in our nation’s capital at The Warner Theater. It was one of the most star-studded events thus far in 2014 with notables on hand like Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Ice Cube, Ken Chenault, Carrie Mae Williams and many more. In light of Black History Month, some of the honorees and presenters discussed what it means to be honored by your own community.

Turntable Tuesdays: DJ Sean Alvarez

Music is Sean Alvarez’s sanctuary. The foundation was built in the mid 80’s hearing legends like Ron Hardy, Lil Louis, Farley Jackmaster Funk, and DJ Rush. Sean began DJing 25 years ago and since then has earned the respect of being one of Chicago’s premier DJ’s. His love and respect for the music and the […]

Robert Glasper: The master musician bridges the gap between hip-hop and jazz

Industry: Music Title: Jazz Artist Twitter: @robertglasper Robert Glasper understands the importance of keeping the legacy of jazz alive while incorporating new age sounds and styles into his music. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based pianist and producer has bridged the gap between hip-hop and jazz unlike any other artist of this generation. Glasper successfully infused both genres […]