Lil Mama channels ’90s music nostalgia in new video “Sausage”

Lil Mama is known to stir up some media attention. Maybe not in a bad way, but certainly in a eccentric and somewhat funny way. Last we heard of the female rapper, she was taking heat for crashing the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards during Alicia Keys and Jay-Z’s performance of “New… Read More Lil Mama channels ’90s music nostalgia in new video “Sausage”

Remembering Marcus Belgrave: A world-class musician and mentor

The world has lost another jazz icon. Detroit, in particular, has lost its longtime jazz hero Marcus Belgrave. The trumpeter and mentor to many jazz greats, made his transition on Sunday, May 24. At 78 years young, Belgrave still played superbly and had the same passion and vigor for the music as he did growing… Read More Remembering Marcus Belgrave: A world-class musician and mentor

Celebrating Women in Jazz: Past, Present and Future

March is recognized as Women’s History Month and like my good friend Leah, I couldn’t let the month go by without doing something to celebrate the accomplishments of women of all colors and all they have contributed to society. For the past few years I have attended the Black Women Rock concert, which is a celebration… Read More Celebrating Women in Jazz: Past, Present and Future