4 Hot Acts to See Live
Looking for some good music to check out? We’ve got you covered. This list of hot acts is sure to get you in the groove. —J.H.
Currently on tour promoting his latest standout album A Love Surreal, Bilal’s live shows never disappoint. His energy is unmatched, and his vocals are like an instrument. Stocked full of hits (“Sometimes,” “All Matter”) and not afraid to do covers like Radiohead’s classic “High and Dry” Bilal is arguably one of the best live acts to catch these days. Visit bilalmusic.com for a full list of tour dates.
Angie Stone on new album, returning to her roots and why she won’t be working with D’Angelo
Soul singer Angie Stone, along with British sensation Emeli Sandé and urban alternative songstress Janelle Monáe, headlined the 2012 Tobago Jazz Experience April 25–29. Before taking the stage to close out the Beach Jazz Fiesta on a rainy Sunday night at Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Stone took some time out to clear up a few things—the first being her return to her “roots” with her anticipated album, Rich Girl.
35th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival Returns in May
For 35 years, the Atlanta Jazz Festival has entertained folks looking for a jazz fix. Starting out as a local event, then regional and finally boasting an international audience, this year’s festival features an array of talented performers, including much-hyped band The Robert Glasper Experiment and jazz veterans Tito Puente Jr., Kathleen Bertrand and Roy Ayers. Featuring “31 Days of Jazz,” this year’s festival is sure to be just as entertaining as in years past.
Check out the photos from the 35th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival’s Preview Party, which took place April 2012 at the Loews Hotel.