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Jeff Bradshaw’s Bone Appétit Achieves Rare Three-feat
Hidden Beach artist Jeff Bradshaw debuts three times simultaneously on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart to fan and critical acclaim.
LOS ANGELES,CA – Hidden Beach recording artist “Mr. Trombone” Jeff Bradshaw has made history with his sophomore album “Bone Appétit” as it debuts on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album chart three times in the May 12th issue of Billboard. “Bone Appétit” was released April 24th and in its first week “Bone Appétit – Vol. 1 Main Course” landed at #5 with “Bone Appétit – Double Issue” following at #6 and “Bone Appétit – Vol.2 Deuxieme Cours” entering at #24. The album was also positioned at #1 on the SoulTracks.com/Amazon Top 10 Albums chart, a ranking of the top major and independent label Soul releases. A trombone master, Bradshaw delivers a collection of music rooted in Jazz with a host of neo-soul and R&B artists as guests including Marsha Ambrosius, Raheem DeVaughn, Kindred the Family Soul, Maysa (Incognito), Coko (SWV), PJ Morton (Cash Money/Maroon 5) and introducing Brass Heaven. “Bone Appétit- Double Issue” is a Limited Edition which includes Vol.1 and Vol.2, “Bone Appétit- Vol. 1 Main Course” is available as a single CD through retailers Wal-Mart, Best Buy, FYE and independent record stores . Both volumes are available via digital download at iTunes and Amazon.
According to Billboard, “In the nearly 20-year history of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz albums chart, Bradshaw is only the third act – and first since 2007 – to chart three albums simultaneously. He follows Kenny G and John Tesh, who did it on various occasions. ”Bone Appetit Vol. 1 (Main Course)” also immediately becomes his highest charting album yet, surpassing the No. 18 peak of 2003′s “Bone Deep.”
On behalf of Hidden Beach, Thornell Jones, Jr. of Fortress Marketing explains, “It wasn’t our intent to create such a stir, we simply wanted to get more music out to the fans. It had been nearly nine years since the release of Bone Deep, and Jeff had created a wonderful auto-biographical collection of work that he wanted to share with fans. While each volume will continue to be available on-line, and “Vol.1- Main Course” on CD, the “Bone Appétit–Double Issue” is a Limited Edition and when they’re gone, they’re gone!”
Bradshaw who SmoothJazzTherapy.com called “the undisputed master of urban trombone” completed a release week Buzz Tour of east coast cities including Atlanta, Washington D.C., Baltimore, New York City and his hometown Philadelphia. Additional summer tour dates will be announced soon.
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VH1 Soul to World Premier “Got Til It’s Gone” music video featuring Marsha Ambrosius.
Los Angeles, CA – Hidden Beach artist “Mr. Trombone” Jeff Bradshaw kicks off a multi-tiered awareness campaign today for the New Orleans Musician’s Relief Fund. VH1 Soul gives a big boost to his efforts with the World Premier of his music video for “Got Til It’s Gone” featuring 2x Grammy nominee Marsha Ambrosius and rapper TWyse. The cable channel will air the video hourly for 24 Hours on Monday March 26th bringing visibility to New Orleans at a time when many have assumed the city is back on its feet. The New Orleans Musician’s Relief Fund provides grants to musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina while sustaining the musical legacy of the city by providing musical instruments to school Children who show promise. Music fans are encouraged to donate at www.NOMRF.org
“Got Til It’s Gone” appears on Jeff Bradshaw’s sophomore album Bone Appétit (April 24, 2012) . Bradshaw’s version of the Janet Jackson hit features special guests Marsha Ambrosius and Christian rapper TWyse who help to transform the song into a tribute to the spirit of the people of New Orleans. “I was always a fan of the Janet song, and I wanted to record it because it spoke to what was happening down there” says Jeff. “I wanted to remind everyone that there is still work to be done in New Orleans. People think some years have gone by and everything is cool. But, ‘no, things are not cool!’ They are a long way from being back to normal.”
The New Orleans Musician’s Relief Fund is currently conducting an instrument drive for elementary school children which will conclude at the end of the school year. Jeff Beninato, Chairman of NOMRF shared “The New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund is proud to be associated with Jeff Bradshaw’s “Got Til It’s Gone.” We lost musical friends and family who can never be replaced. It means a great deal that Bradshaw’s awareness efforts will help get instruments in the hands of young New Orleans musicians, to help plant the seeds that will keep our traditions growing for years to come.”Visit NOMRF.org & Make a Donation
The video for “Got Til It’s Gone” was filmed partially on location in the Musician’s Village and the Lower Ninth Ward last fall. Marsha Ambrosius has described the on-location experience as “very emotional.” As the video depicts the portion of the levy that was first breeched during Hurricane Katrina, and the rows of abandoned homes churches and schools the spirit of the people is depicted by the colorful ‘second line parade” and the good-time spirit of Bourbon Street.
Bone Appétit, includes “Got Til It’s Gone feat. Marsha Abrosius & TWyse” and is in-stores on April 24, 2012.
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“Life Goes On” #1 Most Added Radio this week on Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart
March 19 -March 25, 2012
“Let It Go (Life Goes On)” is all about persevering despite the challenges life throws at all of us, and with the recognizable melody from Wham’s “Everything She Wants”. Naturally 7 uses only their voices, staying true to their signature Vocal Play style.