The Pulse of Entertainment: Grammy
Nominated Paul Jackson, Jr. Joins Harp and Lorber on ‘Life & Times'
Lead guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr., known for playing on
stage with such icons as Michael Jackson, Dru Hill, Whitney Houston and Patti LaBelle, joins the trio Jazz Funk Soul on their
January 25, 2019 album release "Life and Times" (Shanachie Entertainment). The group consists of Grammy Award nominated
Everette Harp on saxophone and Grammy winning Jeff Lorber on keyboard. Grammy nominated Paul Jackson, Jr. fills in for the
group's late founder Grammy nominated guitarist Chuck Loeb. "Technically yes, this is the first time
I've been in a group," Jackson, Jr. said. "But I have worked with Everette with George Duke on the road and Jeff
Lorber I've worked for 30 years on his projects." Paul, who also plays on stage as part of the "Tonight
Show with Jay Leno" and "American Idol" orchestras, recording credits include Michael Jackson's "Thriller",
"Bad," and "Dangerous," The Jackson's "Destiny" and "Triumph" and Whitney Houston's
"Greatest Love of All." He has released eight solo albums and received his Grammy Award nomination for his debut
album "I Came to Play." "The guys decided to continue the group and I was pleased,"
Paul said earnestly. During the recording of "Life and Times," with Harp and Lorber, Jackson,
Jr. said abut the experience, "I (normally) do one guitar part...Everette likes to do three parts and choose from them.
That was different for me. Before, we'd write songs and bring them to the table, this time we did a lot of co-writing." Paul said there was one song he...Read
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Chaka Khan Returns New Album, 'Hello Happiness'
(New York, NY) - Chaka Khan, the Queen
of Funk, makes a phenomenal return with her latest single ‘Like Sugar'. The single is from the 10-time Grammy Award
winner's new album ‘Hello Happiness,' to be released on February 15, 2019 (Diary Records / Island Records).
Celebrated Award Winning Album Series 'Wow Gospel' Presents 30 Hit
Tracks on 'Wow Gospel 2019'
(Nashville, TN) -
The latest hit installment from the longtime award-winning "WOW Gospel" album series has arrived. The two-disc "WOW
Gospel 2019" project delivers a total of 30 tracks with today's biggest songs and treasured artists. The "WOW Gospel
2019" edition includes songs from Grammy Award winners and nominees, which includes songs from Fred Hammond, Tamela Mann
featuring Timbaland, Donald Lawrence, Israel Houghton, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, Jonathan McReynolds,
Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly, Travis Greene, Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago featuring Le'Andria Johnson, Koryn Hawthorne
and Jekalyn Carr.
VIDEO CLIP OF THE
Pulse of Entertainment covered the red carpet arrivals at the 27th "Living Legends Awards Gala" and intervieweed
Grammy nominated Eddie LaVert (The OJays) pictured with his wife Raquel, Sylvia Rhone President of Epic Records, Dave "Hurricane"
Smith Radio One Atlanta's VP of Programming and Operations) and more. Watch coverage below!
of THE WEEK
(New York, NY) - Grammy Award winning artist Estelle presents the "Estelle
Experience" tour beginning in New York on February 6, 2019 and continuing onto Philadelphia, Virginia, Atlanta and Nashville,
with more cities to be announced later.
The Estelle Experience will give fans a chance to hear the story behind
"Lovers Rock" from Estelle herself. Inspired by her parents love story, the album "Lovers Rock" was released
last September and features songs "Love Like Ours" featuring Tarrus Riley, "Better", "Lights Out",
"Meet Up" featuring Maleek Berry and "So Easy" featuring Luke James, which has been climbing the Urban
AC Charts, currently sitting at 26. Attendees can also expect special surprise guest performers at select shows.
Prior to the East Coast run, Estelle will also hit Montego Bay, Jamaica at the end of
January. On January 30th, she will perform a set at a special live concert at Usain Bolt Tracks and Records, Montego Bay will
be held to launch the 40th anniversary of VP Records and celebrate the annual series. The concert will also include performances
by Alborosie, Beenie Man, Christopher Martin, Shenseea, Teejay, and Raging Fyah as well as guest appearances from some of
Reggae music's biggest stars. "Strictly the Best Live" will be a one of a kind multimedia album launch promotion
which includes RETV, TVJ and FAME FM in Jamaica, Radio link ups globally, live streaming on YouTube and watch parties in Ocho
Rios, Kingston, New York, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. On the following night, January 31st, she will do a solo show with
a full live band at the Coral Cliff Gaming & Entertainment Center.
-- TOUR DATES
February 6th Baby's All Right Brooklyn, NY
February 7th The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia. PA