Najee 'The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey' Due Oct. 22
- Najee 'The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey' Due Oct. 22
Najee will release his latest album entitled The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey via Shanachie Records on October 22, 2013. Najee is joined on the project by producers Demonte Posey (Eric Benet) and Brian Bromberg (recorded with Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, among others) and features guest singer Meli'sa Morgan on the track "In The Mood To Take It Slow." The collection of songs takes Najee's fans on a journey to "San Tropez," "Mafalala" (Mozambique), "Shinjuku" (Tokyo) as well as a "Trip To The Moon". The first single is "Champs Élysées" written by Demonte Posey and Najee, featuring the saxophonist on the tenor, along with Posey on keyboards, Bill Sharpe on bass, Ray Fuller on guitar and Daniel Powell on drums. "Shinjuku" is a tribute to Najee's mentor, the late keyboardist-composer-producer George Duke. Check out the video for "Champs Élysées" .
The 2nd Annual TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) November 4-10, 2013 commemorating the late, great saxophonist James Moody, a Newark native. The week-long festival offers concerts, panel discussions and workshops around Newark and will kick off Monday, November 4 with a free concert by NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath at the Bethany Baptist Church. On Nov. 8 the Jazz Meets Samba concert will feature Grammy Award winning Latin jazz icon Sergio Mendes along with his special guests Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour and Joe Lovano, while Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves, Jeffrey Osborne and Gerald Albright will join the Christian McBride Big Band for their special Sing, Swing, Sing! concert on Nov. 9. For tickets and more information, visit here
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