The JazzReggae Festival at UCLA is celebrating its 27th year this Memorial Day Weekend! The amazing music from performers Santigold, Common, Ziggy Marley, Barrington Levy, and Mr. Vegas are just one of many brilliant aspects of the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA. JazzReggae proudly hosts a diverse array of 30 food vendors ranging from coastal Jamaican to fresh Vegetarian and Vegan, and a unique display of 33 craft vendors selling apparel, jewelry, and beyond. The art showcased in the art exhibit will come from the X is the Weapon collective, Sole bike shop, Canlove: A Graffiti Recycling Program, and installations designed by UCLA students. With an awesome music lineup, distinguished art displays and a diverse selection of delicious food from all over LA, the festival provides an enriching experience that can …
Can’t make it out to the Grammy’s? Wish you could be around to rub elbows with some of your favorite musical acts? Well, URB Magazine’s, @phil_enn has rustled up a pair of tickets to join him at one of the many Grammy Parties going down this weekend. This one just happens to be featuring Two-time Grammy Award Winning, Common, International Superstar, Vikter Duplaix, and the mastermind behind Kanye West’s ‘Mercy’, Twilite Tone!
The contest rules are simple. Simply like this entry on Facebook or Tweet the following:
@URBMag let @phil_enn take my picture @KissNGrind’s Grammy Event!
Contest ends: Friday, February 8th 2013 at 4PM PST.
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Karriem Riggins to release solo debut “Alone Together,” instrumental hip hop album, on Stones Throw, October 23rd.
Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip hop producer for artists like Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist. He advises younger musicians to do the same.
“You don’t have to put yourself in a box…there’s so many different ways to go,” Riggins says.
A student of late jazz bassist Ray Brown, he tours with another Brown protégé, Grammy Award winner Diana Krall. In 2011, he collaborated with former Beatle Paul McCartney in concert and on “Kisses on the Bottom,” McCartney’s first studio release in five years. Names of some of the jazz artists he’s backed reads like the genre’s …
Stones Throw continues their wonderful podcast series, this time featuring Detroit’s own Karriem Riggins in support for his upcoming album “Alone Together” being released later this Fall. Karriem Riggins has produced for some of hip hop and soul’s elite, including Erykah Badu, Common, The Roots, J. Dilla, Slum Village, Madlib, Dwele, and many others. He’s also one of today’s most in demand jazz drummers, playing with jazz heroes which include Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd, etc while collaborating with Paul McCartney on his first studio release in five years. Karriem also is Diana Krall’s drummer and tours the world with her band.
Karriem Riggins’ upcoming album “Alone Together” is a 34 instrumental track voyage highlighting his various influences and jazz roots, and his podcast for Stones …
We might be nicely settled into 2012, but that doesn’t mean there’s not room for one more Best of 2011 list, especially when that list comes from DJ Premier. Of course, like all vinyl junkies, Preemo doesn’t actually stick to the assigned 25. How many of these Premier-approved records did you check last year?