Known as a Legendary Jazz Master Drummer, Grady
Tate Steps Up to the Microphone in
"ALL LOVE GRADY TATE SINGS"
Ronnie, Johnny, Ricky, Mike & Ralph Are Back With A New Album
"One Love"  -- New Edition Signs Recording Deal With Bad Boy
Records - In Stores Now          
Americana Music Announces the Release of "Porgy & Bess"
- Extraordinary Pairing of Trumpeter/Flugelhornist Clark Terry
and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
True works of art are timeless, unique that
stand alone, beyond attempts to reinterpret,
reproduce or even reconsider.

In the world of film remakes of classics fail
because of directors, actors and
interpretation thought processes.
New York, NY - The rumors are true. The five
members of New Edition have regrouped after an
eight year hiatus to release their eighth in-studio
album, "One Love", on Bad Boy Records.

Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bell, Michael
Bivins and Ralph Tresvant, are back and on
November 9th, released their new album.
Grady Tate is well known as a very
versatile jazz drummer, quite
capable of applying the different
styles.  He understands the structure
and "gist" of a performance, taking
great pains to allow the performance
to build and develop.
But in this remake, the Gil Evans arrangements can be viewed
more like classic theater.

Clark Terry brings his unique and soulful personality to the lead
role, adding his seasoned, respected masterfulness, and vision
to a work that has been permanently associated with a young
Miles Davis, to whom Terry was an important early influence.

Once again Terry proves that his improvisational abilities are as
fine as any trumpeter in jazz, past or present.

From the opening strains on 'Buzzard Song', Clark's trumpet
shakes the listener's emotional core, setting the stage for this
passion play, and the orchestra demonstrates that it's bringing all
of its power, energy and focus to the music. Daniel Anderson's
nimble and articulate tuba solo is also a highlight.

'Bess, You Is My Woman Now' receives a moving rendition of the
beautiful theme with deliciously bent notes and a purity of tone.
'Gone, Gone, Gone' is curtain-like orchestral density, penetrated
by Terry's piercing trumpet like rays of sunshine tearing through
dark clouds.

Jeff Lindberg and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra bring a freshness
and richness to the music that cannot be overlooked. The CJO
recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and this world class
orchestra provides the perfect backing for Clark Terry, to deliver a
glorious interpretation of this milestone recording that will
enhance Clark Terry's legendary status, and bring the CJO the
long awaited recognition and accolades it so richly deserves.
Born January 14, 1932, in Durham, North Carolina, Tate
has recorded and played with such greats as Lionel
Hampton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Getz, Chick
Corea, Jimmy Smith, George Shearing,  Nat Adderley,
Lou Donaldson, Gerry Mulligan, Gato Barbieri, and Wes
Montgomery. He has also played for singers including
Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Betty Carter, Peggy Lee,
and Jimmy Scott, to name a few.

On
"All Love Grady Tate Sings" released by 441
Records, Grady has tastefully selected standards like
'My One and Only Love', 'What Are You Doing the Rest of
Your Life', 'Sophisticated Lady', and seldom heard  
songs' like Follow the Path' .  Also included are those
beautiful love songs like Duke Ellington's 'In a
Sentimental Mood', and  'Don't Misunderstand' from
1972 hit film Shaft's Big Score starring Richard
Roundtree, rounding out with one he wrote himself
'Dream Love.

On the last day of recording this album, Grady Tate
turned 70, and his rich beautiful voice remains ageless.  
His back up includes pianist, Kenny Barron, Ira
Coleman on bass; and lending support is Jimmy Cobb,
Frank Weiss, John DiMartino, and Richard Wyands.
'Hot 2 NITE', the first single from the long awaited album from the original
R&B boy band, New Edition proves that they are back and better than
ever. It's the TOP 10 Most Played song in Washington, DC's top Hip-Hop
and R&B station, 93.9 KKYS Fm, and Chicago's Power 92.  It's the TOP 5
most played song at LA's to Urban AC station. The sizzling and sexy
music video was directed by Hype Williams, in Mexico. The song is
currently on rotation at BET and MTV2.

Although the quintet group inked a deal last year with
P. Diddy's Bad Boy
label, New Edition updated their sound, and managed to keep their
signature style. "One Love" features production by newcomers including
Mike Winans, The Co-Stars, and Ryan Leslie.

New Edition collaborated again with hit-making duo, Jimmy Jam & Terry
Lew, who produced 3 tracks, including the
I'm Sorry ballad 'Re-Write the
Memories".                         
New Teen Heartthrob On the Scene - T.U.G/Universal Records
Unleashes Self-titled Debut Disc From O'Ryan on Motown Records -
It's Clean and You're Gonna Luv Him
Change is inevitable and with each new
generation a teen star is born.
O’Ryan
Grandberry
arrives.

Already a staple in piles of entertainment
magazines, this teenage heartthrob—
the
younger brother
of both Marques Houston
(lead singer of IMx and former star of TV’s
Sister, Sister) and
Omari Grandberry
(lead singer of B2K and You Got Served),
O’Ryan is ready to serve up hits.
JAZZ Festival in Paris, France Thru Dec 22nd -
AIDS is silently and steadily spreading in Paris, in the
South, in Africa !

Every day for 19 days (4 December-22 December), the
jazz festival «For the children of AIDS, from the 7- to the
77-year-olds », will take place at Bird Coffee, the Hôtel
Dorée¹s dining room (66, bd Barbès, 75018 Paris,
France).

Each session, beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 8
p.m., will propose 2 gigs (3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.) and
sometimes more.  The event will feature an exhibition
of posters on both AIDS and Jazz themes.

Entrance fee: 12 euros for the session (2 gigs); 50
euros for 5 sessions (10 gigs); 90 euros for 10
sessions (20 gigs).

With such entrance fees we are willing to open this
series of concerts to people with a small income who
don't have  
access to most jazz clubs and therefore never get a
chance to know this music.

We recommend ticket reservations in advance.  
Entrance will be limited to approximately 75 seats.
Phone 06 15 81 94 52 or 06 26 93 94 95.  Checks
made out to POSITIFS should be sent to Dr Gilbert
Maurisson, 83, av Paul Doumer, 75116 PARIS,
FRANCE.

Nothing would have been possible without the Hôtel
Dorée¹s owners, Mr. and Mrs. Mazuy, who kindly
proposed to open their doors to support our activities
on a long-time basis, and being concerned about the
epidemic spreading nowadays.  This place, with its
bar, mezzanine and high ceiling, fits the organization of
concerts particularly well.

With this 19-day festival, we want to do much more
than the official celebrations of December 1st (World
AIDS Day); we must draw people¹s attention on a
permanent basis.  A few years ago, AIDS was heavily
covered by the media, but today the subject is too often
overlooked, a paradoxical situation while the epidemic
is spreading across the planet.
Monday 6 dec., 3-5 p.m. : Gildas Scouarnec (b)-Jean
Luc Roumier (g) Duo. -Monday 6 dec., 6-8 p.m.  : Katy
Roberts (p) Quartet with Rasul Siddik, (tp et
bugle).Wayne Dockery (b), Ichiro Onoe (dr). -Tuesdayi 7
dec., 2-4 pm. : Frank Lacy (tb) Quartet with Eric
Montigny (p), Manu Marches (b) and Simon Goubert (dr)
Astounding  Line-Up    
In Greenwich Village
--  New York City's Premier
Fine Dining Expensive Pleasure
-         "BLUE
NOTE"
  
Where Everythings     From the TOP
O’Ryan resisted his urge to display his talents to the public until he
was talked into appearing in a local theatrical production in his
hometown, Los Angeles. He landed the role as a young Michael
Jackson, and got thoroughly caught up in the superstar’s persona,
singing and dancing to old familiar Jackson Five songs. “Because it
was so much fun, I started spending more time with Omari and the
other guys of B2K."

Often mobbed and some times mistaken for older brother Omari, O’
Ryan then signed with TUG Entertainment (the company responsible
for IMx, B2K and various other artists), at which point TUG’s CEO Chris
Stokes put O’Ryan to work.

“I took my time on this album, partially because I am still in school and
also I wanted people to understand that just because I am Omari’s
little brother there is a difference between me and B2K. I’m a balladeer.
I don’t reveal my body, and I feel like an old soul when I sing. I listen to
gospel artists like Kim Burrell every day and oh, don’t let me forget
Brandy. I am inspired by and a big fan of traditional R&B artists like
Switch and Stevie Wonder.

Wise beyond his 16 years, and a true ladies’ man, O’Ryan’s goal is to
put a new spin on a familiar story. “I want the whole world to see me. I
am the artist that will do what others are afraid to do. I love a challenge.

O’Ryan’s first single, “Take It Slow,” reflects his maturity both as a
singer and as a young man who refuses to rush into an intimate
relationship with a female. “Just because you like a girl doesn’t mean
you have to do this or that,” he sagely remarks.

Full of party sounds, titillating bump ‘n grind tracks and ballads where
he displays unabashed affection for the opposite sex, O’Ryan is an ear-
pleasing collection of hits and O’Ryan is this generations teen star.  
NEW YEARS EVE
WITH
CASSANDRA WILSON & HER
BAND
FEATURING Gregoire Maret
(harmonica); Reginald Veal (Bass);
Jeffrey Haynes (percussion);
Plus Opening Act Cephas and Wiggins
Price includes champagne toast, hats & noisemakers.
Seating at the tables is first come first seated, Seating at
the bar is limited and not guaranteed.
Pre-purchased tickets only.
Absolutely no refunds!
PREPURCHASE TICKETS NOW  
BAR or TABLE
7:00pm [ $55 ]  [ $75 ]  
10:00pm [ $75 ]  [ $95 ]
Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
212-475-8592
SOMI -- Live at The Blue Note's Late Night
New Year's Eve Show
(immediately following Cassandra Wilson)
Stunning Illustrated Moviebook
"RAY": A Tribute to the Movie, the Music, and the Man" - Provides
Readers With An In-depth Account of the Universal Pictures / Bristol
Bay Production Release
SOMI has been invited back to the Blue Note with a belly
full of stories on life, love, and liberation.

Originally from Uganda and Rwanda, her music gives voice
to the post-colonial African experience in the Diaspora with
an authentic blend of the contemporary and the traditional.

A former background singer for Sony recording artist Amel
Larrieux and Broadway's Tony Award-winning South African
diva Tsidii Le Loka, SOMI's international appeal is a
reflection of her diverse experience and influences.

Since her 2000 New York City debut, SOMI has performed
at Joe's Pub, S.O.B.'s, Central Park's Bandshell Concert
Series, The Museum for African Art and many other local
and international venues.

Showtimes are 1:00am and 3:00am; Reservations are
Recommended; $20 music charge after midnight
New York, NY - Bold in invention, unmatched in
talent, human in frailty, indomitable in spirit;
musical genius Ray Charles was a true American
original.

Illustrated with more than 200 color movie still,
historical images, storyboards, and behind the
scenes photos, the new full color "Ray: A
Tribute to
the Movie, the Music, and the Man"
U.S. COLLEGES HONOR HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2004
WITH Film "HOTEL RWANDA"
Starring Don Cheadle
In honor of the United Nations’ Human Rights Day
2004 on December 10, 2004, and in conjunction with
the 10th anniversary year of the Rwandan genocide
crisis, United Artists is joining with some of the
nations’ top colleges to sponsor screenings of its
film Hotel Rwanda.  

At participating campuses – including Harvard
University, Columbia University, Cornell University,
Michigan State University, the University of Maryland,
and Idaho State University – screenings will be
hosted by local Amnesty International student groups
and will be accompanied by discussions of the film.  

Hotel Rwanda will be released in theaters nationally
January 7, 2005, with an earlier limited release
starting December 22, 2004, in select markets.
(Newmarket Press 208 pp., 204 color photos, $30.00 hardcover, Pub. Date
October 29, 2004, explores the film's fascinating and unflinching account of
Ray Charles' life while at the same time paying homage to the legend.  

With introductions by Hackford and Foxx, commentary by friends and
historians, and a lavish 16 page tribute section created after Charles'
death, on June 10, 2004, the portrait of the artist comes strikingly into focus.

The Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook includes the complete screenplay
illustrated throughout with movie stills, historical photos, storyboards, and
commentary by friends, musicians, and historians, as well as complete
cast and crew credits, and original introductions by director Taylor Hackford
and actor Jamie Foxx. In addition, the book showcases a special 16-page
tribute section on
Ray Charles created after his death on June 10 with
excerpts of articles and eulogies. 204 color photos.
JILL SCOTT Comes to Radio City Music Hall
In Concert March 5, 2005  - Tickets Go On
Sale Thur Dec 2nd
Philadelphia native Jill Scott
brings her
Big Beautiful Tour
to Radio City Music Hall in
New York, supporting her
newest album "Beautifully
Human" on March 5, 2005
@ 8pm. Tickets range  
$40.00-$67.50
Denzel Washington to Star on Broadway
Denzel Washington is pictured here as
Hurricane Carter in the movie with the
same title, will star as Brutus in a
production of William Shakespeare's
"Julius Caesar" opening on Broadway later
this season, it was announced Friday.

The play, directed by Daniel Sullivan, will
begin preview performances sometime in
March 2005, and open at the Belasco
Theatre in April on a date to be announced.
"FANTASIA"  The 2004 Winner of "American Idol"
Has Got Something For Everybody On Her Fabulous
Debut  LP Titled "
Free Yourself"
By: Gatsby Melodi'
The album
arrived in
stores Nov
23rd.

It features guest
appearances by
Missy Elliott, and a
host of hitmakers  
including Jermaine
Dupri.
Jose Feliciano
Denzel Washington
IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
1650 BROADWAY (Corner of 51st)
NEW YORK, NY 10023
RESERVATIONS: 212-582-2121,
www.iridiumjazzclub.com
Sets at 8 & 10PM

EVERY MONDAY LES PAUL AND HIS QUARTET

Vocal, guitar legend
Jose Feliciano will be Les
Paul's special guest Monday, January 17th
10PM Set.
Filmmaker MICHAEL MOORE Sports New Look At Peoples Choice
Awards
When Accepting "Favorite Movie" Award
Aired Sun Jan 10 on CBS
It was gratitude time
Sunday night when
Michael Moore won top
honors at the
31st
Annual People's Choice
Awards
for films which
generated a lot of
controversy while doing
extremely well at the box
office.

Moore's film
"Fahrenheit
9/11," which took a
critical look at President
Bush's actions after the
2001 terror attacks, won
the favorite movie award.
Fantasia Barrino Inside CD photo
"Fantasia is the real deal, an artist
who is instantly identifiable and very
much her own person. She will have a
long and illustrious career", says
Clive Davis, Chariman and CEO, BMG
North American, and album producer.

In additon to reprising 'I Believe', "Free
Yourself" includes Fantasia's show
stopping version of the Gershwins
'Summertime', the song that took her
to the final round on the American Idol
competition.

"Working with
Fantasia was fun. She's
just one hit record away from being
one of the biggest stars in the world",
said Jermaine Dupri.
ESSENCE Magazine Reports On Beatiful Women
Over 60 - Still Looking Good and Going Strong
Bertha Hagan, 104, a cook,
mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, great-
grandmother and great-great
grandmother, resides in New
York City. She is wearing a
gown and an evening coat by
Gabrielle Carlson, earrings by
Nancy Caten, a ring by Miriam
Haskell and mules by Claudia
Ciuti.
Michael Moore looking conspicuously dapper
accepting his award for "Fahrenheit 9/11"
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" won in the favorite drama
category.

Moore dedicated Sunday's win to the U.S. troops fighting overseas and
said he was "amazed" that people voted his film their favorite.

"I love making movies and I'll take this as an invitation to make more
'Fahrenheit 9/11s,"' Moore said.

The People's Choice Awards, hosted by Jason Alexander and
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, were presented at the Pasadena Civic
Auditorium and broadcast live on CBS. The awards covered 38 film,
television and music categories, including a number of new ones.

The nominations were determined by editors at Entertainment Weekly,
the People's Choice production team and a panel of pop culture fans.
Winners were determined by Internet voting.

Sample List of winners:   Male action movie star:
Will Smith;  Leading
lady: Renee Zellweger;  Leading man: Brad Pitt;  Reality show -
competition: "American Idol";  Reality show - makeover: "Extreme
Makeover Home Edition" ; Female singer: Alicia Keys; Male singer: Usher.
Fantasia singing her
heart out on
televisions
"American Idol'
The High Point, North Carolina native and single mother
has taken
healing and forgiveness messages to an all
time high with the inclusion of
'Baby Mama' (written by
legends Barbara Acklin and Eugene Record
). "I am
proud of the work I have accomplished on my debut
album.  I want the songs I record to show different
aspects of what I can do musically." Fantasia says. "I fee
like God has blessed me, and  I just want to give
something back."
Bertha Hagan, Age 104
Agnes Morris, 92, is president of
her neighborhood garden
society, jazz lover, dancer,
mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, great-great
grandmother; resides in NYC.  
She is wearing a silk-georgette
caftan by Plenty by Tracy Reese,
a lace camisole by Mary Green,
a taffeta skirt by Max Mara,
earrings by Pernille Wager, a
necklace by Sage and leather
slippers by Georgina Von
Etzodorf.
The overall quality of the cd will please
people of all ages, and my favorite
tracks on
"Free Yourself" are, 'Ain't
Gon Beg You'. "Baby Mama', 'Got Me
Waiting', 'It's All Good', 'Don't Act Right',
'Summertime', 'This Is Me"
Salsa singing
sensations
Jerry
Rivera
and Lalo
Rodriguez
will
perform an exclusive
Valentine's Day
Concert on
Saturday, Feb 12th -
Lehman Center for
the Performing Arts
beginning at 8 PM
NY Yankee Hideki Matsui Happy to Meet Pianist Chick
Corea and Saxophonist Kenny Garrett - & Stand on
Renowned Blue Note Stage - Catch Chick Corea "LIVE" At
Blue Note FEBRUARY 1 – Sun Feb 6 Two Shows 8 & 10:30
Agnes Morris Age 92
Myrtis Jones, 60,
volunteers to care for
Border Babies at her
local hospital; she’s a
beach bum, exceptional
cook, wife, retired
information-technology
specialist and resides in
South Orange, New
Jersey

“I’ve been able to create a
nice life for myself. I love
that I have so many
wonderful friends I’m in
touch with. Now that I’m
retired I can do what I
want. I exercise regularly,
volunteer, travel. I’m even
thinking about starting a
new career in the beauty
business.” Myrtis is
wearing a leopard-print
fur coat by Roberto
Cavalli, sleeveless dress
by David Meister and
necklace by Stephen
Dweck.
NY Yankee
Hideki Matsui
was very happy
to meet pianist
Chick Corea
and sax-
ophonist Kenny
Garrett   on the
renowned Blue
Note stage.
L to R pianist Chick Corea, NY Yankee Hideki
Matsui, and  saxophonist Kenny Garrett
Jerry Rivera
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is located at 250 Bedford Park
Boulevard West, on the campus of Lehman College in the Bronx.

Tickets are: $45, $40, $30, and $25 and can be purchased by calling
the Lehman Center box office at 718.960.8833
Carolyn McClair of Carolyn McClair Public Relations, and
who handles PR for the legendary Blue Note, revealed, "It's
kind of a typical grip'n'grin, but the story behind it makes me
smile.  It all started when mega-sports fan and writer Lee
Lowenfish told me to check out a feature story on Hideki
Matsui in the Daily News.   At the very bottom, reporter
Anthony McCarron said that Matsui still has New York goals,
including listening to jazz at the Blue Note."  

"We made a special Blue Note gift basket for the baseball
player/jazz fan and delivered it to the clubhouse along with a
standing invitation to visit us at our club. his personal
manager called and said that Hideki wanted to shake off the
blues by listening to jazz at the Blue Note.  It worked -- he left
smiling and so did lots of other jazz and baseball fans."

Tickets are $45 at tables and $30 at the bar.
Myrtis Jones Age 60
MILES DAVIS 1971's "A Tribute to Jack Johnson"  [ORIGINAL
RECORDING REMASTERED to One CD]  in Stores January 11 on
Columbia/Legacy Jazz
Miles Davis appeciation for the sport of
boxing was part of his identity.  He was
an avid prize-fightng enthusiast who
often trained in boxing gyms to stay in
shape.  

On Jan 11, 2005
"The Complete
Jack Johnson Sessions"
, a
remastered CD of the original LP will
arrive in stores on Columbia/Legacy
Police Say Tossed Baby Story A Hoax
North Lauderdale, FL  
-- A woman who
claimed to have
witnessed a newborn
being thrown from a
moving car was the
baby's mother and
concocted the story
as a way to abandon
the child and conceal
her pregnancy from
her family, officials
said Friday.
Dreams Come True When OPRAH WINFREY Get Involved -
Tina Turner Surprises One of Her "biggest fans"
Jazz, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

On Martin Luther King Day, January 17, 2005, PBS television
stations across the country will broadcast the first of two episodes
of
"Unforgivable Blackness:The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson", a
provocative new PBS documentary by acclaimed filmmaker
MORE
Ena says she is Tina Turner's biggest fan.
Since the age of four, she's been in love
with Tina's singing. When she was just
eight years old, Ena read Tina's
autobiography in one day! At 15, she sold
800 lollipops to fund her cross country trip
to her first Tina Turner concert.
A photo of the baby at the
hospital
Ena
Fox's "American Idol" Creamed the Competition Again on Tuesday -
Raking in Nearly 30 Million Viewers in Its Second Week On the Air
Ena, now a college student in Radford, VA, didn't know that
her wildest dream was about to come true— OPRAH sent
Ena and her mom to meet Tina Turner at her home in Zurich!
Seems like being the Next American Idol is on the minds of millions,
as evidenced by what they are willing to endure to have an audition for
the highly successful series.
Patricia Pokriots  
"It's not as horrible as we first thought," Sheriff Ken
Jenne said. "The baby was never thrown out of a
moving car. This is the case of a disturbed woman
who gave birth and did not want to keep her child."

On Thursday afternoon a female dropped an
hour-old baby off at a sheriff's station telling
authorities that she had scooped the boy up after
seeing him tossed out of a car onto the grass,
Jenne said. The female told investigators she saw
a couple arguing in a car, then witnessed the
woman throwing the child from the passenger side.

Eventually, investigators found inconsistencies in
her story, and on Friday she acknowledged that
she had lied, the sheriff said.

State law allows a mother to abandon a baby at any
medical facility or fire station within three days of
birth.

No charges were brought against the woman,
38-year-old Patricia Pokriots. Despite the
concocted story she was committed for psychiatric
evaluation under a law that allows for people who
are a threat to themselves or others to be held for
72 hours.
Ena & Tina at her home in Zurich
"I'm freaking out," Ena says. "This is just so big. It's my wildest
dream, Oprah. Thank you!"

After meeting Tina at her beautiful lakeside estate, Chateau
Algonquin, Ena and her mother got the best tour guide in the
city—Tina herself.

"You're 20 years old. So what has having this wildest dream
come true taught you, if anything?", Oprah asked,   "It means I
have to dream bigger now! I have to. Because once you get
your biggest dream, what do you do?", Ena answered back.
"Idol" opened the night for Fox at 8 p.m. with an average of 27.7 million
viewers and 12.0 rating/31 share in the adults 18-49 demographic,
according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research.
“My main objective is to keep growing as
an artist and engage the fans" MARION
MEADOWS Says About New CD Titled
"Players Club" for HEADS UP
Born in West Virginia,
saxophonist
Marion
Meadows - whose
ethnic mix is Native
American, African
American and
Caucasian - grew up
in Stamford,
Connecticut, where
he began playing
clarinet and studying
classical music at
age eight.
Tina debuts "Open Arms" from her brand new double disc
album  
"All the Best".
Marion Meadows
Playing the sax was just a hobby.  He dreamed of being
a veterinarian or zoologist, enrolling in college as a pre-
med major.  

Meadows attended Berklee College of Music, where he
majored in arranging and composition. He later went to
SUNY Purchase School for the Arts, where he studied
under Ron Herder.

Meadows confides, “Not long after I finished school
(drummer) Norman Connors recorded my song
‘Invitation’ and then asked me to join his band.  I later
produced his Passion album with him. Things just fell
into place.”

Meadows first hit the airwaves in 1991 with For Lovers
Only, but his career really began one day in the late ‘80s
at New York’s Grand Central Station while waiting for a
train, he pulled out his horn and began playing under
the huge dome.

The sound caught the attention of TV composer Jay
Chattaway, who hooked Meadows up with legendary
keyboardist
Bob James.  James signed Meadows to a
deal with his TappanZee label, and though Meadows’
first recording went unreleased, the experience put him
on the road to his eventual success.

He moved from Connecticut to Phoenix, Arizona, signed
with Heads Up International and released Another Side
of Midnight (1999).

Considered to be  "the best"  from those who enjoy  a
mix of R&B-influenced jazz, sensual Latin rhythms, a
neo-soul blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop, brimmed with
sophisticated arrangements and impressive
tenor/soprano playing, - the release of his forth for the
label garners new fans.  

Meadows says “My main objective is to keep growing
as an artist and engage the fans who have invested so
much emotion in my music and my career. the real
magic for me happens in the studio when I put on those
headphones and begin to play. That’s where the ideas
just start to flow. Everything else in my musical life
comes out of that moment.”
"What could we possibly do to get you to tour again?", asked
Oprah.  "I can come and do it on Oprah's show as often as she
wants. But to go on tour every night—that's a bit much", adds
Tina, "I know there's a high expectation of Tina Turner, and I
don't want them to say 'She can't do it like she used to'."
Twins Rich Molfetta left his brother J.P.
David Brown
The show has already auditioned in St. Louis, New Orleans and Las
Vegas. Upcoming city visits include Orlando, Cleveland, and DC.  In each
instance Cowell, Abdul and Jackson continue to watch with mouths agape
- -  when they weren't laughing or shaking their heads in amazement.  Two
contenders to watch in this competition are David Brown, and the Molfetta
twins, or one of them. Randy called David Brown the greatest singer in the
4 years of competition. The Molfetta twins have charisma and a great
voices, and they are both too good to go away.
Tina & Oprah
"For me," says Oprah, "going to a Tina concert…you feel like
you can change the world. It really is a religious experience.
When you see a true artist, you come out of it and you think 'I
can be better' after seeing somebody who is their best."

The show ended with The Oprah Show's season's signature
song sung by Tina  "In Your Wildest Dreams."
Afro American Syndicate HOMEPAGE
One of the most distinctive voices of New
York's progressive soul movement: Somi,
vocals; Herve Samb, guitar; Toru Dodo, piano;  
Daniel Moreno, percussion; Essiet O. Essiet,
bass; Jeremiah, background vocals ; Nicole
Williams, background vocals