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Creative Pick of the Week: DHARBIN’s “Miles By Bicycle” Print

Creative Pick of the Week: DHARBIN’s “Miles By Bicycle” Print

American jazz legend Miles Davis remains the essence of cool, as depicted by cartoonist and freelance illustrator Dustin Harbin aka DHARBIN in “Miles by Bicycle.” A minimalist fine print, the North Carolina-based artist describes the piece as “an icon of American music, culture, and composing, relaxing on a bicycle. The trumpet doubles as air intake for increased cardiovascular efficiency.”

Watch: Questlove’s 2012 ADCOLOR Awards Commercial – “Color Adds Depth”

Watch: Questlove’s 2012 ADCOLOR Awards Commercial – “Color Adds Depth”

?uesto drums up some 3D color in ADCOLOR’s new PSA for its 2012 ADCOLOR® Awards and Industry Conference. The TBWA/Chiat/Day NY-created and Mark Zibert-directed spot features The Roots drummer picking out his signature ‘fro and going immediately into a percussion session that evokes color into the black and white clip, while he talks about his beginning influence: his father.

Me’Shell Ndegéocello Honors Nina Simone with New Album, ‘For a Sovereign Soul’

Me’Shell Ndegéocello Honors Nina Simone with New Album, ‘For a Sovereign Soul’

Grammy-nominated soul singer-songwriter and bassist Me’Shell Ndegéocello will soon release her tenth studio album, a tribute to icon, singer and activist Nina Simone, entitled Pour une Âme Souveraine (For a Sovereign Soul). The album features musical heavyweights such as Sinead O’Connor, Lizz Wright, Valerie June, Toshi Reagon, Tracy Wannomae, and Cody ChesnuTT.

London’s Cherri Prince Drops Smooth ‘Loves Leftovers’ EP

London’s Cherri Prince Drops Smooth ‘Loves Leftovers’ EP

We love getting our hands on new tunes from overseas, this time from British soul songstress Cherri Prince who has just released her new EP entitled Loves Leftovers. The album incorporates a soulful blend of jazz, hip-hop and neo-soul — yet each of the 8 tracks come off with an even smoother, unique sound.

Favorite February 2012 Albums: ‘Black Radio,’ ‘WZRD,’ ‘All Of Me,’ Jon B’s ‘Comfortable Swagg’ & More

Favorite February 2012 Albums: ‘Black Radio,’ ‘WZRD,’ ‘All Of Me,’ Jon B’s ‘Comfortable Swagg’ & More

February was a hectic month for us, as some fun vacation-time has turned into several very sick, whiney team members, but what better way to regroup than with some TLC and good music? We’ve become fond of KiD CuDi’s new Alternative band WZRD, Robert Glasper’s Black Radio, some mardi-gras/carnavale funk from Galactic, a surprising treat from R&B legend Jon B and more!

Makin’ Moves: Meet ‘London’s John Legend’ – Himal

Makin’ Moves: Meet ‘London’s John Legend’ – Himal

Smooth combinations of soul, jazz and hip-hop are driving the buzz around UK musician Himal whose been dubbed the “British John Legend.” He recently dropped the title track to his upcoming release ‘Makin Moves’ — a chill, original, good-feeling soul album that will have us wanting more from this refreshing new artist.

The Capital Jazz Fest in Washington D.C. | Jun. 3-5

The Capital Jazz Fest in Washington D.C. | Jun. 3-5

Capital Jazz Productions presents The Capital Jazz Fest in Washington, D.C. this June. Each year, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend this weekend of cool jazz and soul — The Capital Jazz Fest.