Out of all the music festivals I (and staff) attend each year, by far the JAZZ IN THE GARDENS music series is my all-time favorite! The City of Miami Gardens, Florida treat us each year with performances from legendary musicians and amazing international cuisines. And dare I say that the 2015 JAZZ IN THE GARDENS Line-Up is even better than imagined? Check this out! In the house will be the tantalizing ERYKAH BADU, Hip Hop Icons - RUN DMC, the bad boy of R&B - R. KELLY, the very sexy TONI BRAXTON, super hot MAXWELL, the baddest drummer in the world - SHELIA E, and the list goes on! As a special treat, in this blog post, I've included a short video of TEENA MARIE performing at Jazz In The Gardens back in 2010. This performance is special to me because I had a chance to see Teena live one last time before she passed away. And that's what JAZZ IN THE GARDENS is all about. Creating memories and great experiences that will last a lifetime. Out of all the places in the world, the Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival is the one place you need to be March 21st & 22nd in Miami Gardens, FL.
Janelle Monáe collaborates with the great Erykah Badu (aka the “dangerous accomplice, Badoula Oblongata) and graces us with visuals for their new single, “Q.U.E.E.N.”, off of Monae's forthcoming album 'The Electric Lady'. Initially, I wasn't too sure about the song, but then the video came out and solidified that this song is just EVERYTHING! Janelle is giving out free samples of James Brown/funky soul cutlets! AND MOMMA ERYKAH!! She's SERVING a nubian, eclectic, afro goddess tease. I am in FULL attendance for ALL of this! Janelle’s "The Electric Lady" is set to be released this fall.