Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
Fresh off their headline gig at Jazz in the City, The Donna Alford JaSSBand (featuring the husband/wife team of Reggie Siegler and Donna Alford) came to The Sitrus Lounge Friday and unleashed a brand new funk. One of the highlights of their set was a Michael Jackson medley, which carefully blended “Rock with You” and “Love Never Felt So Good.” The MJ set was so smooth we expected to see a hologram appear on stage.
Unfortunately, this was their only appearance at the Sitrus showcase this season.
Das set up what she calls the “College Chat Room” during her visit. The College Chat is an Oprah/Charlie Rose table-type conversation for students. She encouraged students to get and stay out of their comfort zones. She also talked about her “Strait A’s” for college success. To learn more about her program, click here.
We got to meet Jimmy Cavallo over the weekend. On stage he plays a mean sax, and has an energetic show with great jokes for someone almost 90. During his Saturday set he talked about appearing in the film “Rock, Rock Rock!”
He later told us he was the first white rock musician (with an all white band) to play Harlem’s Apollo Theater in 1956.
For the first part of today’s Juice Jam 2014 the ladies took center stage. The show was opened by Misterwives on the indie stage, followed by Broods, featuring Georgia Nott. Tinashe, who ignited things on the main stage, has an album coming out October 7.
Broods also has an album due out in October.
Probably no of us thought that within the New Edition franchise it would be Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD) who emerged as the most consistent spin-off. And to make sure we don’t forget, Michael Bivins announced during the show that in 2015 BBD would be recording a new album, going out on tour, and even doing a television project. How’s that for poison control!