Aretha Franklin and Lyle Lovett were among the musicians who performed at a special White House concert
President Barack Obama paid tribute to gospel music at a special White House concert, saying it had helped to shape America.
“I’ve got to say, you’re having a pretty good night when T Bone Burnett and the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, show up at your house to jam,” Obama said. Lyle Lovett, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Shirley Caesar, Tamela Mann, Michelle Williams, Darlene Love and the Morgan State University Choir were the musicians who brought audience members to their feet.
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NAMM Yamaha Show: Jamie Cullum, Bob James, Nathan East, and Chris Gero perform at NAMM 2015, held in Nashville, Tennessee at the end of January.
“For many of his fans, Bob James is to jazz what James Brown is to R&B — the music and the musician go hand in hand.” (NPR Music) From his early years touring with Sarah Vaughan to founding smooth jazz supergroup Fourplay, U-M alumnus Bob James has explored a vast stretch of musical territory. A leading force in 1970s crossover jazz, the keyboardist, composer, and producer played an essential role on a series of hit records and has had a profound effect on the history of hip-hop music, with two of his songs among the most sampled in hip-hop history. James’s most recent album, Quartette Humaine, was recorded a month after Dave Brubeck’s death and pays tribute to the iconic pianist. His long-awaited homecoming will feature concert materials drawn from James’s extensive songbook, including tunes from his CTI Records catalog and Dave Brubeck compositions. A UMS debut.