iRock Jazz LIVE! with Trumpeter Dontae Winslow

WinslowDynasty is a music group with a mission to change the world and inspire a renaissance in creative art.  Dontae Winslow is a featured member on trumpet/production and vocals, while Mashica Winslow is a featured member who lends her angelic vocals/songwriting and stellar arranging abilities. Their formidable alliance comprises styles of Jazz, …


The Bobby Womack Effect

  I often wonder if, as a young boy growing up on E. 85th and Quincy in Cleveland, Ohio, sneaking licks on his father’s precious guitar, Bobby Womack even imagined the impact he would have on the music industry. Womack or “Mr. Womagic” as the old heads still call him, …

Lil' John Roberts

Lil John Roberts: The Space Between The Heartbeat

To say that John “Lil John” Roberts is a hot commodity in the R&B and jazz drumming world, is like saying that water is wet.  Roberts has backed up an eclectic range of artists, but now, it’s his turn to shine, with his new release, The Heartbeat.  Roberts has the …


iRock Jazz Live! with Authors Gerald McCauley and Benjamin Bove

Authors Gerald McCauley and Benjamin Bove to talk about their new book and accompanying Blu-ray documentary Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story is the first and only book documenting how the Rhodes changed the sound of music and was part of the greatest hits and most influential music ever recorded. …


Roy Hargrove: You Can’t Avoid The Swing in Jazz

Roy Hargrove is a Grammy-Award winning trumpeter. In a career that has spanned over 25 years, Hargrove has worked with some of the most significant acts in and out of jazz, including Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, Christian McBride, D’Angelo, Common, and Erykah Badu. Hargrove maintains a consistent touring schedule, playing …

Mary j Blige

Melanie Fiona, D’Angelo and Mary J. Blige’s Liberation Tour Hits High Notes in Chicago

    All I can say is wow, what a night! Three talented artists wowed the crowd as they adorned the stage in Chicago’s United Center. The very first on stage on this rainy night was Melanie Fiona, who came out dressed in an all-black fitted, leather, short set. Creating …