Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert | ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – Ladies Sing the Blues starring Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas, and Charanee Wade

Jazz diva Catherine Russell, a staple at Jazz at Lincoln Center, is joined by vocalists Brianna Thomas and Charenee Wade to pay impassioned tribute to the great female blues singers of the 1920s: Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, and … Read More

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – The Hallelujah Train featuring Pastor Brady Blade, Sr., Daniel Lanois, Brian and Brady Blade Jr., and more

Called “the most imaginatively supple drummer in jazz” (The New York Times), drummer Brian Blade (Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell), began playing at Shreveport’s Zion Baptist Church, where his father — the spine-shaking Pastor Brady Blade, Sr. — has presided for … Read More

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – King Sunny Ade

King Sunny Ade is the undisputed king of juju, the high-energy, highly danceable hybrid of Western pop and traditional African music with roots in the guitar tradition of Nigeria. Boasting a diverse roster of collaborators including Youssou N’Dour and Stevie … Read More

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats

Thursday, June 23, 2016, noon—2pm MetroTech Commons The Corner of Flatbush and Myrtle Avenues Brooklyn This all-star youth orchestra comprises gifted young musicians from across the five boroughs. Helmed by Grammy-winning composer and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill, the Fat Afro Latin … Read More

Free For All – BAM R&B Festival Summer Concert – Mali Music

Savannah-based singer-songwriter Mali Music, also known as Jamaal Pollard, exploded onto the R&B scene with his 2014 debut album Mali Is…, which earned him a Grammy nomination, followed by the powerful track “Contradiction” for Spike Lee’s 2015 film Chiraq. A … Read More