The Legendary Roy Ayers!!!

The Legendary Roy Ayers!!!

Erika Badu famously called him “The Godfather of Neo Soul”, the legendary vibraphonist/vocalist; Roy Ayers played City Winery Chicago for two nights this week.    With a career spanning over five decades, he is a beloved and respected jazz/R&B/Soul artist in the music scene.  I attended Wednesday night’s show at City Winery and eagerly anticipated the legendary artist.

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Eric Roberson Live!

Eric Roberson Live!

Eric Roberson is more than an incredible artist with an every growing catalog of hits.  On stage he is fun, personable and relatable.  He’s completely connected and engaged with his audience. From his funny stories of marriage and the joys of raising children, a classical rendition of Biggie Smalls Classics, to inviting audience members to participate in the songwriting process, Eric is an artist that truly enjoys connecting and performing for his fans.

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A Evening with Van Hunt

A Evening with Van Hunt

Singer, Songwriter, producer and musician, Van Hunt is one of the most underrated underground artists of our generation.  His music and artistry fits no label and crosses genres with ease.  He is soul, funk, R&B, rock and roll and more.   City Winery Chicago is known for bringing some of the best musical artists to their beautiful location in the West Loop/Randolph Street location and this past Tuesday was no different.   It’s been six years since his last tour and Van Hunt did not disappoint with his sold out show at City Winery Tuesday night.  Charismatic and engaging, Van Hunt connected intimately  with the audience with just his voice, a drum machine and guitars.  It was raw, intense and deeply personal.

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#SongsAndStories: An Intimate Evening with Zo! and Carmen Rodgers

#SongsAndStories:  An Intimate Evening with Zo! and Carmen Rodgers

Thursday evening, I headed to Wicker Park to attend Songs and Stories with Zo! And Carmen Rodgers.  Presented by the Armour Agency and held at Davenports Piano Bar Cabaret, the evening was a perfect blend of artistry and musicianship.  Davenports Piano Bar Cabaret was the perfect space for such an intimate affair.  Appropriately titled, “Piano & A Microphone”, these two incredibly talented artists performed to a sold-out crowd in the most intimate of settings.

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A Celebration of Music, Poetry and Prose

A Celebration of Music, Poetry and Prose

Last Night I headed to City Winery for an incredible celebration of music, poetry and prose in honor of Langston Hughes. It was the perfect start to Black History Month.  This celebration now in its third year featured some of the most talented singers, musicians, poets and artist who paid tribute to one of my favorite writers.

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Dwele Live...An Evening of Love, Lust and Romance at City Winery

Dwele Live...An Evening of Love, Lust and Romance at City Winery

Dwele is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrument musician who’s has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards.  Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, he was introduced to the masses singing the hook of the J Dilla produced, Slum Village single, “Tainted”.   With five critically acclaimed albums under his belt, he is an artist rooted in the Motown tradition of Soul Music.  he has collaborated with Kanye West, Boney James, He brought his musical talents to Chicago’s City Winery, a beautiful and intimate venue that were the perfect fit for an evening of love, lust, and romance.  Dwele played to a packed house for the early 7pm show at City Winery.  Accompanied by his band all dressed in ivory, Dwele took the audience on a musical journey through his 15+ year career, performing crowd favorites from his albums, Subject, Some Kinda and Sketches of a Man, W.ants W.orld W.omen and Greater Than One.

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Greg Winfield feat Kadesh "I Found Love"

Greg Winfield feat Kadesh "I Found Love"

It’s a song that reminds us that our in our toughest moments and/or trials, there is a love so strong; lifting us out of sadness, despair and hopelessness.    

Executive Produced by Terry Hunter and Mixed by Emmaculate, “I found Love” is available on traxsource NOW!

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Jon Pierce "Come Together"

Jon Pierce "Come Together"

Jon Pierce released his new single, Come Together. The first release from the forthcoming album, SuperMoon, “Come Together” is a seriously soulful, up-tempo dance song with strong instrumentation and smooth vocals. In his signature style, Jon Pierce soulfully sings about unity and positivity and the belief that the world that can be a better place

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Songs of Summer!

Songs of Summer!

There is nothing like Chicago in the summertime.  There are so many outdoor picnics, BBQs, and parties.  House music is always in the air.  Some of my favorite songs trigger the best summertime memories.  When I hear certain songs, they take me back to some of the best moments of summertime past and some new music reminds me that this summer is going to be better than ever! Here are five of my favorite summertime tracks!

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