“Master vocalist” is the first phrase that came to mind when I sat down to write about Lisa Fischer. She is the artist that we would place on stage after any respected powerhouse AND expect her to leave the audience with goosebumps. Lisa’s vocal range is magnificent and effortlessly displayed. Her transitions are smooth and beyond professionally executed. There are so many wonderful descriptive words that can be used when writing about this artist’s musical superpowers, but none will impress you like hearing her live. So lets get right into it.
“Best New R&B Group” was a competitive category until recently. Wait..is that even a category on any awards show now? How about “Best Song by an R&B Group?” If those categories exist, can you name a recent winner? OK well how about the last winner that comes to mind from any year? Continue reading Desmond Dennis: A Musical Army of One
VanJess is a duo formed by sisters, Ivana and Jessica Nwokike. The sisters gained popularity on YouTube with their 90’s medleys and song covers of current hits. Their unique style is a beautiful balance of old and new. From impressive covers to writing their own music and coming out with an EP, Ivana and Jessica have consistently grown musically. They are constantly performing and building their brand. One of their songs, “Through Enough” was featured on the popular HBO series,”Insecure.” That song and others are available on iTunes. Continue reading VanJess: Brilliantly Executing Old School and Contemporary R&B
A lot has changed in R&B over the last decade and opinions certainly vary regarding whether or not the change has been positive. Some feel that today’s top 10 R&B songs are masterpieces, whereas others yearn for much more. That’s part of the beauty of music though. It moves us all in different ways. We can have discussions or write a countless array of articles about great vs. bad artists, R&B today vs. yesterday, and good vs. terrible songs. It all comes down to one’s opinion. However, as I write this article and listen to Sabrina Claudio’s music, I’m strongly influenced to address the fans that are yearning for more. Continue reading Sabrina Claudio: A Breath of Fresh Air for Fans of Good R&B Music