Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Summer Fest 2018 Celebrates the Storied History of Jazz and Soul

July 30, 2018

This year, Summer Fest provides listeners two chances to not only hear great music but learn some music history as well.  Saturday on the Sobrato Organization Main Stage, music legend Booker T. Jones revisits the Stax Records catalog with a musical revue that highlights hits and forgotten gems key to the label’s success in the 1960s and ‘70s. On Sunday, saxophonist Vincent Herring leads an all-star ensemble through “The Story of Jazz: 100 years,” his …

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A Man Apart: Exclusive Interview with Miles Bonny

August 2, 2013

Singer, producer and flugelhorn/trumpet player Miles Bonny has a croon that can put a full room at ease. There’s an enviable confidence in his delivery, as evidenced from the muted horn on “Lumberjack Soul,” currently an office favorite. The tone seems to carry a certain subtle wisdom. “You silly city dweller,” he sings while exploring a lush forest in the song’s video. The lyric is fitting, as he has now fully embraced the persona he …

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Friday Night on the Main Stage

July 10, 2013

Get ready to dance Friday night away on our Main Stage! We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be kicking off Summer Fest with an active night of Afrobeat, R&B, funk, soul and more on our Main Stage Friday night! Starting strong at 6pm, we welcome Afrolicious, a group (and celebrated club night) that fuses funk, Afrobeat, hip hop and reggae with electronic sensibility. The group features members that were frequent guests at their party, which …

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