AB Celebrates His Favorite Girl

AB Celebrates His Favorite Girl

Ladies and Gentlemen.. In this corner we have a new contender for the title of Mother’s day anthem. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BEEEEEEEEEEEEE! (and the crowd goes wild!) Momma said knock you out…and AB is ready to exactly tha.

Aaron ‘Ab’ Abernathy has released his latest single entitled “Favorite Girl,” a beautiful ode dedicated to the women in our lives.

The song pays homage to all mother figures, from mothers, grandmothers and aunts to older sisters. These women have been instrumental in raising a community.

that have the courage to go after their dreams all while supporting our own. It’s about women, for women and celebrates…women! With Mother\’s Day a little under a month away, I truly believe this record highlights how much we need and must celebrate the women that contribute to making us better human beings from the days of our youth to our adulthood.

Favorite Girl
Verse 1

Hey Mama
I love it when you talk to me
And show me that you care yeah
So full of generosity
Please know that I’m aware yeah
Of All the things you do for me
Your Love is not in vain
So thankful that you pray for me
You’re a blessing you’re a friend


And this one’s for my favorite girl
Humble, proud, and true
The Queen who brought me in this world
Mama I love you
(Mama I, I Love you, mama you’re my favorite girl)

Verse 2

You listen and acknowledge me
Your words of courage keep me strong
Taught me to offer an apology
Cause men admit when they are wrong
Said be accountable for what I say
Cause idle words bring trouble near
Remember Jesus Christ has paved a way
Just believe and have no fear


This one’s for my favorite girl
Humble, proud, and true
The Queen who brought me in this world
Mama I love you
(Mama I, I Love you, mama you’re my favorite girl)
Verse 3
Your love it never dies for me
Of me you’re not ashamed
Instilled me with your dignity
To uphold the family name
You said never give up on my dreams
Don’t lose hope when times get rough and
Happiness it lies within my being
Your love taught me I was enough


And this one’s for my favorite girl
Humble, proud, and true
The Queen who brought me in this world
Mama I love you
(Mama I, I Love you, mama you’re my favorite girl)
I said this one’s for my favorite girl
Humble, proud, and true
The Queen who brought me in this world
Mama I love you
(Mama I, I Love you, mama you’re my favorite girl)

AB will be on tour with Nat Turner and Black Milk in Europe.



5/11/2016 Zurich, Switzerland

5/12/2016 Lucerne, Switzerland

5/13/2016 Antwerp, Belgium

5/14/2016 Bruges, Belgium

5/15/2016 Düsseldorf, Germany

5/18/2016 Vilnius, Lithuania

5/19/2016 Breda, Netherlands

5/20/2016 Bordeaux, France

5/21/2016 Marseille, France

5/22/2016 Paris, France

5/23/2016 Budapest, Hungary

5/24/2016 Copenhagen, Denmark

5/25/2016 Stockholm, Sweden

5/26/2016 London, UK

5/27/2016 Lausanne, Switzerland

5/28/2016 Basel, Switzerland

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Robert Glasper Teaches On Miles Davis

Robert Glasper Teaches On Miles Davis

How cool is this….Robert Glasper is teaching as stated in an announcement on the schools web page

Grammy Award winning pianist, producer, composer and Blue Note recording artist Robert Glasper and Grammy-winning journalist, producer, and writer Ashley Kahn will examine the music and legacy of genre-defying trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis this fall at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. This groundbreaking course, which will be open to a select number of undergraduates, will integrate a wide variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, hip hop, electronic, dance, and neo-soul, to analyze Davis’s pioneering influence on more than six decades of music.

This class marks Glasper’s first foray into teaching at the university level while Kahn is a visiting professor at Recorded Music and has been with the Institute since 2005. Both have significant connection with Miles Davis’s musical accomplishments—Kahn is author of the groundbreaking study Kind of Blue: The Making Of The Miles Davis Masterpiece, and Glasper is music supervisor for Miles Ahead, the recent feature-length biopic starring Don Cheadle as Miles Davis.

“It is such an honor to be teaching at the Clive Davis Institute at NYU,” says Glasper. “I am really excited about this subject – the music of Miles Davis!!! This is gonna be an incredible journey and can’t wait to get started.”

“We’re really thrilled to have Robert Glasper join the faculty of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music,” said Jason King, associate professor and director of Writing, History & Emergent Media Studies at the Clive Davis Institute. “He’ll bring to the classroom superior musical chops and visionary ideas that fuse genres like jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. It’s exciting to think about how his instruction might impact and transform our students’ musical and creative ideas.”

The seven-class course covers the music and career of one of the most important musical geniuses of the 20th Century, who would have turned 90 this year. The course is divided into two: students will complete focused readings, listening and viewing assignments that investigate the social, cultural, musical and business aspects of Miles’s monumental accomplishments. The second half focuses on musicianship, performance, composition and production with students completing in-class and out-of-class assignments under Glasper’s mentorship, deconstructing Miles’s compositional and studio approaches, and working collaboratively with fellow students to produce and refine original musical works.

“Every aspiring performer, producer, songwriter, composer and creative entrepreneur searching for success in today’s popular music industry can learn from the genius of Miles,” said Kahn. ”Some of the greatest pop musicians of the last 50 years, from Joni Mitchell to Fela Kuti to D’Angelo, have enriched their music by engaging with the profound musical innovations that Miles helped bring to the fore.”

The class will begin September 6, 2016, and will take place on Tuesdays through the fall semester. For more information on this class and other programming at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, visit here.

Robert Glasper brings to NYU Tisch an innovative and eclectic musical style and has worked with a wide variety of musicians including Mos Def, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Meshell Ndegeocello, J Dilla, Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Slum Village, Questlove, and Maxwell. A Houston native, Glasper had a strong musical influence in his mother who played piano and sang gospel music in church as well as in jazz and blues clubs. After moving to New York City, Glasper began performing with Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, Terence Blanchard, and Roy Hargrove. After releasing his debut album Mood in 2003 Glasper signed to Blue Note Records. Two acclaimed acoustic albums followed—Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007)— and in 2009 he released Double-Booked, which juxtaposed his acoustic Trio and hip hop-infused Experiment band. Glasper’s 2012 breakout Black Radio won Best R&B Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, which was followed by Black Radio 2 (2013), another genre-defying effort that took the Black Radio blueprint and built to even greater heights, winning Glasper a second Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance. In 2015, Glasper reunited his original acoustic trio for the album Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios), which is Grammy-nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Glasper composed the original music for the Miles Davis film Miles Ahead, directed by and starring Don Cheadle. He is an official Steinway Artist.

Ashley Kahn is an author, music journalist, recording and concert producer, as well as being a professor of music history and criticism at NYU. In addition to Kind of Blue, he is the author of A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album and co-author of Carlos Santana’s recent memoirs The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story To Light. During a 30-year career in the music business, Kahn has helped produced countless concerts, tours and festivals including a ten-year stint as tour manager for a multitude of music groups, including: Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Debbie Harry & the Jazz Passengers and Britney Spears. He continues to work very closely with the Miles Davis family on a variety of projects, including a Miles Davis museum exhibition, tribute concerts and various panels and speaking engagements. In 2015, he won a Grammy for Best Liner Notes for the John Coltrane album Offering.

The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music provides professional business and artistic training toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for students who aspire to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in the music industry. The program bears the name of its chief patron and advisor, Clive Davis.

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Maxwell Releases New Music + Tour Dates

Maxwell Releases New Music + Tour Dates

Maxwell is back with new music. Maxwell’s new single “Lake By The Ocean” is from his second album from the BLACKSUMMERS’NIGHT trilogy and it is available at all digital music outlets now! Press play and Experience the newness. Enjoy!

Tour Dates

04-23 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Fair Ground
04-24 Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago – Tobago Jazz Experience
06-10 Tacoma, WA – Emerald Queen Casino
06-20 Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Convention Center
06-21 Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
06-23 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
06-28 Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort and Casino
06-29 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
07-01-03 New Orleans, LA – Essence Festival
07-04 Montreal, Quebec – Olympia Theatre
07-05 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
07-06 Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center
07-08 New London, CT – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
07-09 Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheatre
07-11 Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
07-12 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
07-14 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theater
07-15 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
07-16 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
07-18 Austin, TX – Moody Theater
07-19 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
07-22 Coachella, CA – Spotlight 29 Casino
07-26 Greenville, SC – The Peace Center Concert Hall
07-29 Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
07-29 Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheatre
07-30 Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
07-31 Birmingham, AL – Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
08-03 Orlando, FL – Walt Disney Theatre at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing arts
08-04 Clearwater, FL – Richard B. Baumgardner Center for the Performing Arts
08-06 North Augusta, SC – Richmond County Civic Center
08-07 Jacksonville, FL – Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

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Kendra Foster

Kendra Foster

Grammy award winning Kendra Foster garnered credit for writing on D’Angelo’s Black Messiah, since then Kendra Foster has been working on her project. Her song “Promise To Stay Here,” premiered on Billboard.

““Promise To Stay Here” came about unlike many of the songs I’ve written with genius producer Kelvin Wooten. Instead of building the song from scratch as we typically do, Kelvin pulled a track from the “vault”. The track screamed Chaka Khan circa Rufus era sound & I totally approached it melodically with a “what would Chaka do” attitude,”

Kendra says the track is based off of her real life experiences. “I was in a rocky relationship, touring constantly with P Funk, traveling to Huntsville to record, and my relationship was long distance,” she says. “I think of the song as the tie we hope that binds our soul mates or those who we believe to be that. A promise to provide each other with every greatness we can give of ourselves.”

She says of her forthcoming project, “I don’t intend to preach–my vantage point is often from the conversations I’ve had with myself,” she explains of the genre-blending project. “The album is multidimensional like life in word and sound. At its root, it’s soulful.”

Check out Kendra Foster’s “Promise To Stay Here” Enjoy!

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