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It’s hard to explain the difficulties surrounding the life of a musician. While financial problems aren’t exactly breaking news, other factors come into play during keep reading »

Leron Thomas is crazy. But there’s a difference between being crazy for the sake of being crazy versus a more nuanced version of being slightly off. keep reading »

On Friday, December 21st, keyboardist & producer extraordinaire, Raymond Angry (The Roots/ Joss Stone) takes his beats to the Blue Note stage with renowned special guests vocalist, Renee Neufville (Zhane) & iconic drummer, Chris Daddy Dave (D’Angelo / Maxwell) . The Evolution of Ray Angry is upon us, be there for his rarest and most epic performance to date.

With the Lee Morgan Story taking on new life this past week at Le Poisson Rouge, we’ve got some new insight into the project and a collection of great video and photos from the historic night that saw legendary trumpeter Wallace Roney take the stage in tribute to the late Lee Morgan. Originally brought to us by the dynamic duo of Ben Williams and John Robinson, the night also featured Marc Cary on keys, Justin Brown on drums, Leron Thomas on trumpet, and Raydar Ellis (DJ/Emcee).

Lee Morgan is remembered as one of the greatest trumpet players to ever grace the hallowed halls of jazz. In his short lifetime, he managed to record over 25 albums, several of which are still considered classics, and have influenced innumerable musicians to hit the scene since his death.

Having made a career for himself through both his distinctive trumpet voice and compositional prowess, Leron Thomas added to his discography with his recent release of Juxtaposed, a utterly creative, if not partially bizarre, venture into the inventive mind of a masterful genre-bender.

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