The All Black Hangover Affair March 30, 2013 @ Crescendo Bar & Lounge!
Live performances by Sharron, danI, Christinay and Fifth Element!
Hosted by Darryl Johnson with DJ Willie in the Mix!
VIP $25 includes Buffet, $10 General Admission!
For tickets and information call (205) 578-2404.
Crescendo Bar & Lounge is located at 423 20th Street South – Birmingham, AL.
With four hit projects of his own, Melvin M. Miller’s sound can be heard on a number of different projects!
Let’s talk about his latest project first.
Melvin’s latest project, “I Hope You Dance,” is a collection of songs specifically selected to convey the essence of his mother’s spirit, which includes Funky & Fresh new songs that she would have danced to! The overall vibe is designed to make you emotionally and physically moved. Some of the songs on the project include: “The Man with the Horn”, “I Hope You Dance,” “Jam,” Each of the tracks features a plethora of well-known and distinctive artists & musicians including, Mo Pleasure (Earth, Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson’s This is it Tour); Ike Stubblefield (The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye); Phil Davis (GRAMMY award winning producer & keyboardist), GRAMMY Award winning drummer, James Barrett (India Arie); drummer Jorel “JFly” Flynn (New Edition, Peabo Bryson); drummer Sonny Emory (Earth, Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby); jazz guitarist Eric Essix; guitarist Rick Watford; vocalists Brent Carter (Tower of Power) and Toni Redd (Najee, The Stylistics) , and saxophonist Fred Vigdor.
“In the Moment” comes forth as a breath of fresh air from the one who has blown his horn internationally before crowds of thousands. The great expectations fulfilled in “In the Moment” fall right in line with the excellence that has become synonymous with Miller. The project boasts of 11 cuts, most of which are remakes, and two originals. A proud Miller states, “‘In the Moment’ was created to take listeners on a journey that causes them to think of where they were and what they were doing when they originally heard the covers (remakes.) There’s something about being taken back in time that evokes a feeling of the overall purpose of music, which is to make you feel good, to inspire joy and happiness and to sooth the soul. I think this project does that and more.”
“Here’s To Life” is truly a mixture of musical textures. The rawness of it makes it a work that covers all the emotions. You want funk, contemporary jazz, smooth jazz, sexy, traditional..ish “Here’s To Life.” “Here’s To Life” is a piece for your collection of mood setting works. It features a list of talented musicians such as Phil Davis who has played and produced for Al Jarreau, Boney James, George Howard and the list goes on; Al Smith on keyboards; Jon Roberts on bass and vocals ; Lil’ John Roberts on drums, who has been on tour with Janet Jackson; Afrika on vocals; Chanda Leigh on vocals; Jess McGrath on vocals; Daniel Moore on keyboards, vocals and everything else; Derek Scott on guitar; Antonio Allen on sax; Hank Stewart doing spoken word; Eric Essix on guitar… you want more… get your copy of “Here’s To Life” Infused with dynamic energy,” Here’s To Life” features twelve tracks that explore an array of moods and musical genres. 7 of which were created with the help of Michael Burton. “Here’s To Life” mixes the perfect blend of hop jazz, soul, funk.
Innocent Bystander is a collection of contemporary, instrumental pop/smooth jazz pieces. It features a list of talented musicians such as Phil Davis, who has written compositions for Boney James (Body Language), Al Jarreau (Just to Be Loved), Alex Bugnon (Scirocco); Andrew Lane on keyboards; Sam Sims on bass, who has been on tour with Janet Jackson; Dean James on soprano sax, who has 3 national recordings of his own; and Lil’ John Roberts on drums, who has performed on the Velvet Rope tour with Janet Jackson and performs on the Kirk Whalum project For You, as well as the Boney James and Rick Braun project Shake IT UP. Innocent Bystander features twelve tracks that explore various moods and musical textures. Innocent Bystander mixes the perfect blend of pop, soul, funk and jazz. The appeal of Innocent Bystander undoubtedly stems from the players’ musical connection.
Catch Melvin M. Miller LIVE at Jazz Underground on Thursday, March 21. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the show starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $15.00.
Purchase Tickets Online at http://guestlistapp.com/events/109326
Jazz Underground2012 Magnolia Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35205
For more information please visit www.jazzunderground5points.com.
Grammy Award-winning soul and R&B vocalist Aaron Neville will perform live at the Alys Stephens Center, April 13, 2013 at 8:00pm. Neville recently released My True Story, his debut for EMI’s Blue Note Records. The record, produced by legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and Blue Note Records President Don Was, finds Neville revitalizing some of his favorite songs from the doo-wop era and beyond.
“Aaron Neville is one of the most expressive and soulful artists of all time,” Was says. “It’s such a thrill to hear him sing. His vocals have a way of reaching into your heart and stirring something really deep inside.”
A stellar group of session players was assembled for this record as well. In addition to Richards on guitar, other musicians include Greg Leisz (guitarist for Beck, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan) and Benmont Tench on organ (founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). While these accomplished artists will not be joining Neville on tour, the New Orleans native will be accompanied by his dynamic, top-notch tour band. Join us for an incredible evening of music from one of our all-time favorite performers.
UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center presents Brian McKnight LIVE on Saturday March 2, 2013.
For tickets and information visit www.alysstephens.org or call (205) 975-2787
The University of Alabama At Birmingham Department of Music presents The Blind Boys of Alabama and Conductor Henry Panion, III with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Alys Stephens Center.
For more information and tickets please call (205) 975-ARTS or visit www.alysstephens.org
Tate Entertainment and DJ Maverick presents Lovers and Others with a Live Performance by Cupid.
At Celebration – 3005 Martin Street South in Pell City, Alabama 35054. Doors open at from 10pm – 3am.
Saturday, February 23, 2012. Hosted by KBobbyT and DJ Jimi on the 1s and 2s. BYOB and Complimentary Drinks while it last!
Advanced tickets $20, $25 Day of Event, $30 VIP tickets. Reserve Group Table $25, $21 to Enter (I.D. Required)
For tickets and table reservations contact KBobbyT at (205) 835-3292 and in Bham Willie Hudgins (205) 281-7196.
The Love & Exposure Tour with Grammy Nominated Producer and Songwriter Alvin Garrett kicks off Friday, February 7, 2013. The multi-city tour will start is Nashville and end in Birmingham. For more information visit www.alvingarrett.com.
Its dinner and a show with My Jazzy Valentine at Jazz Underground!
Featuring the Legendary Elnora Spencer and the Connection Band! 7:00pm.
Thursday, February 14, 2013. For reservations and information call (205) 202-3640.
Jazz Underground is located at 2012 Magnolia Avenue in Five Points South below Cosmos Pizza.
For more information www.jazzunderground5points.com.
The Connection Band presents a night of live music from the fun era the 80s! Join the crew at Jazz Underground for a night of live music, great food and fun on Friday, February 1, 2013. Doors open at 8:00pm, showtime at 9:30pm.
Make sure you try the Chicken & Waffles while at Jazz Underground!
2012 Magnolia Avenue
In Five Points South
Phone: (205) 202-3640
Neo-soul, spoken word, open mic, music, comedy, art and more at WordPlay!
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Legends – 230 18th Street North – on the corner of 3rd Avenue North and 18th Street.
Doors open at 7:30pm, Ladies free before 8:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm. DJ SW1 in the mix!