Live Review: 36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival

Julie Dexter It’s that time of year again. May equals jazz for the city of Atlanta. For the entire month there are concerts and activities throughout the area. These activities lead up to the big celebration, the 36th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival which was held over Memorial Day weekend as …


Chrisette Michele: Better…I Am

To be better, to live better, to love better, is Chrisette Michele’s new mantra. With the June 2013, release of her fourth album Better, Michele is in a new and better place; musically, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Born in Central Islip, New York and raised in Patchogue, New York, …


Robert Glasper’s Formula for Groundbreaking Music

Jazz pianist and composer Robert Glasper is at the head of the class when it comes to breaking rules in his genre. The 2012 Grammy Award winner for “Best R&B Album” and Blue Note label artist thinks outside of the musical box as he fuses Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz and Rock …

Chrisette Michelle

Chrisette Michele’s Reflections on Life and Love

The path to self-discovery can last a lifetime, and Chrisette Michele trots that road through her career as she travels to worlds unknown in song and in self-expression. Since her major debut in 2007, the R&B and soul singer says she’s learned to find her voice in the industry and …