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Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff Heats Up New York
2 years ago

Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff Heats Up New York

Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff heats up New York City and environs this weekend with two sizzling hot cabaret shows. The Socially Sparked spotlight artist and award-winning sultry jazz and cabaret talent brings her trademark Spider's spin on the music of Irving Berlin and Peggy Lee to Long Island's Tilles Center on Saturday and New York [...]
On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week
2 years ago

On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week

On Harmony by jazz impresario Norman Granz (1918 - 2001) is this week's Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. Known as one of the most influential producers of the 20th century jazz scene, Granz is equally recognized for his activism for civil rights and equality within the industry and beyond. "Jazz is America's own. It [...]
Scott Sharrard & Friends Live from NYC’s Irving Plaza
2 years ago

Scott Sharrard & Friends Live from NYC’s Irving Plaza

Scott Sharrard & Friends live from NYC's Irving Plaza brought down the house last night. Dubbed the 'secret show' orchestrated by Grammy-nominee Sharrard, (former musical director/guitarist/vocalist of The Gregg Allman Band) the concert was part tribute to the late Gregg Allman and his final Grammy-nominated album Southern Blood and part celebration of the 47th anniversary [...]
Vocal Group Raise Their Voices for Social Change
2 years ago

Vocal Group Raise Their Voices for Social Change

Vocal group Naturally 7 raise their voices for social change simultaneously creating beautiful harmonies and messages. The New York City-based group offers artistically innovative and feel-good sounds to convey emotion and stir action in what they coin ‘vocal play’. “In vocal play, you have to truly believe that that instrument is right in front of [...]
Full Live Stream Ahead for 60th Annual Grammy Awards
2 years ago

Full Live Stream Ahead for 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Full live stream ahead for The 60th annual GRAMMY Awards® and all the action leading up to tonight's live broadcast from New York's Madison Square Garden. James Cordon hosts the live telecast on the CBS Television Network tonight at 7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT) and Paul Shaffer hosts the Premiere Ceremony. Both ceremonies can be [...]
NYC Red Carpet Ready for Grammys® Return
2 years ago

NYC Red Carpet Ready for Grammys® Return

NYC is red carpet ready for the GRAMMYS® return this week. It's been 15 years since the Recording Academy™ last brought the Grammy Awards® to New York and the Big Apple is ready to be Socially Sparked® once again. A fitting finale to JanArtsNYC, GRAMMY Week brings thousands of industry professionals, artists, producers, creatives and [...]
Legendary Zombies Bassist Jim Rodford is Dead
2 years ago

Legendary Zombies Bassist Jim Rodford is Dead

Legendary Zombies bassist Jim Rodford (Kinks, Argent) is dead (July 1941 - January 20, 2018). Rodford, a featured Socially Sparked News Spotlight story -- was an incredible musician, loving husband and father and stand-up all-around guy. We at Socially Sparked News are truly saddened by this sudden news. Rodford had a steller 2017 -- a [...]
Spotlight Artist Katie Down Shares Top Socially Sparked Moments 2017
3 years ago

Spotlight Artist Katie Down Shares Top Socially Sparked Moments 2017

Spotlight Artist Katie Down shares her top Socially Sparked Moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Katie Down Multi-instrumentalist, creative arts therapist/educator and music education advocate Katie Down is today’s modern woman Trailblazer. Amongst her many trails, she is The [...]
SPIDER SALOFF’S TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED MOMENTS 2017
3 years ago

SPIDER SALOFF’S TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED MOMENTS 2017

Spider Saloff reveals her top three Socially Sparked moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. 2017 Bistro Award-Winner Spider Saloff. (c) Socially Sparked News, LLC Modern jazz songstress, multiple award-winner and 2017 Bistro Award-winner Spider Saloff has been entertaining audiences [...]
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST ELIOT LEWIS’ TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED® MOMENTS 2017
3 years ago

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST ELIOT LEWIS’ TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED® MOMENTS 2017

Spotlight Artist Eliot Lewis shares his top Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Eliot Live Shows. Rockwood Music Hall. Photo: Socially Sparked News, LLC Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis was Born to Rock. A member of Rock and Roll [...]
Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis’ Top Socially Sparked® Moments
3 years ago

Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis’ Top Socially Sparked® Moments

Socially Sparked News’ Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis reveals his top three Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. The self-proclaimed Southern Blues-Rocker with Georgia Roots is one of the busiest musicians around, on the road an average of [...]
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2018 Inductees
3 years ago

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2018 Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reveals the 2018 inductees today. Congratulations go to fan vote faves Bon Jovi and The Cars, and Dire Straits, Moody Blues and Nina Simone. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will also be inducted as part of the Hall’s Early Influences Wing. The official inductee ceremony will take place in Cleveland [...]
Gangstagrass Reveals Pocket Full of Fire Tour & New Live Album
3 years ago

Gangstagrass Reveals Pocket Full of Fire Tour & New Live Album

Gangstagrass reveals its 2018 'Pocket Full of Fire’ Tour and planned live album today to Socially Sparked News. The Bluegrass/HipHop Ensemble will be recording a brand new live album from the tour in 2018 (working title Pocket Full of Fire). Expect the live album to be released late 2018 or early 2019. The critically-acclaimed Gangstagrass [...]
Recording Academy Reveals 2018 Grammy® Nominees
3 years ago

Recording Academy Reveals 2018 Grammy® Nominees

The Recording Academy reveals 2018 Grammy Award® Nominees this morning with the top 4 field categories announced live on CBS This Morning. The big reveal starts the countdown to music's biggest night® and the 60th year of The Grammy Awards®. Singer songwriter Andra Day (Rise Up) led the announcements on the morning show. AND THE [...]
Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th
3 years ago

Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th

Celebratory festivities roll out in droves now for Grammys® 60th Anniversary. Fans and music lovers can expect the flurry of activity to ramp up loudly leading up to music's momentous and historic night on January 28th, 2018. SETTING THE STAGE Between now and January 28th, 2018, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of [...]
Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing
3 years ago

Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing

The Grammys® 60th Anniversary celebrations are in full swing. Between now and January 29th when the 60th Annual Grammy Awards presentation and live telecast will be held at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of salutes, parties, retrospectives, news stories and activities leading up to the [...]
Benefit Album Honoring Veterans Takes Action Higher
3 years ago

Benefit Album Honoring Veterans Takes Action Higher

A new benefit album honoring veterans takes aim to bridge the gap between vets and civilians beyond a ‘simple thank you.’ The brainchild of noted recording artist Marcus Goldhaber, the album “Carry You On” drops on Veterans Day. Veterans Day is officially Saturday, November 11th and the entire week has been devoted to saluting our [...]
Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy
3 years ago

Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy

Music's biggest day gets amplified today with the largest simulcast Grassroots advocacy effort to support and protect music creators. It's the Recording Academy'sTM District Advocate Day where more than 1,000 performers, songwriters, producers, and engineers representing all 50 states will discuss critical legislative issues affecting the music industry. Congress plays a pivotal role in ensuring [...]
Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind
3 years ago

Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind

Some of the most powerful Blues musicians in New York City and throughout the East Coast belted out the Blues in a New York State of Mind last week at a sold out fundraiser concert for The Blues Foundation. Held at B.B. Kings Blues Club, Jimmy V's NYC Blues Revue is the brainchild of Jimmy [...]