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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Consuella is the midday host of Clear Channel Chicago’s V103, weekdays from 9 a.m – 2 p.m. Prior to making the switch to V103, Consuella also known as Connie, held down nights at WGCI in Chicago as your “Girlfriend from 6p-10p”. Before moving to Chicago, she hosted a show called “Grindtime” on CBS Radio’s WPEG-FM…

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