If you are a true "SPEAKER" that follows When We Speak TV, you will know that Julie Dexter was the first live music concert I attended when I moved to Atlanta in 2008. Back then, I wasn't really familiar with the Atlanta music scene, nor any of the indie artists in the city but I was invited by my business partner, Chet, so I went......and to make a long story short, I have been a Julie Dexter fan ever since.
I always make the reference that Julie Dexter is my Beyonce. What I mean by that is, although I would love to meet Beyonce, I get just as anxious when I see Julie Dexter, as I would if I saw Beyonce! I really admire Julie because not only is she a great vocalist but she is also a supporter of When We Speak TV! You may remember that a few years back, I sat down and spoke with her at the release of her album, New Again.
Since then, she and I have definitely seen one another on several occasions at musical events like the Atlanta Jazz Festival....and of course this year, she performed at the Jazz In The Alley Concert Series, which When We Speak TV is an official partner!
I think it goes without saying that Julie Dexter is one of our favorite people, that's why I am so excited to have the opportunity to speak with Julie Dexter for a segment of What Do YOU Speak?
Definitely take a moment to watch it ...BELOW IS A SNIPPET FROM THE INTERVIEW ......and find who told Julie that, "The Best Thing A Woman Can Be Is A Singer" , which changed her life. I hope you enjoy it!
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Grammy nominated guitarist, Rod Harris Jr shares with When We Speak TV the joy of being a musician.
Over his time as a guitarist, Rod has performed and recorded with countless artists spanning multiple genres and the list continues to grow. Artists such as J. Holiday, Miki Howard, jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn, Eightball and MJG, Musiq Soulchild, Jagged Edge, Donell Jones, Lloyd, saxophonist Warren Hill and Paul Taylor, bassist Brian Bromberg, the legendary Fred Wesley, jazz organist Doug Carn, Red Holloway (deceased), Ernie Andrews, Howard Hewitt of Shalamar , pianist Keiko Matsui, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Maysa from Incognito, jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, Joi, R&B Diva Syleena Johnson, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Grammy Award Winning singers Monica, Regina Belle, Jennifer Holliday, Dionne Farris, and many others.
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Singer Jae Franklin sits down with When We Speak TV for a segment of What Do YOU Speak?
During the segment, Jae shares her thoughts on love, self love, and the death of her father.
Dynamic songstress Jae Franklin is a citizen of the world. Her curiosity about the interconnectedness of people has led her to perform in over 20 countries from Ethiopia to Dubai. No stranger to pop stardom, Jae toured as a background vocalist for Grammy Award winner Melanie Fiona and eventually began performing at a host of reputable venues across the world as a solo artist. Franklin sure knows her stuff and now its time for her to get in the minds of the masses.
Jae was a 80s baby. She grew up in one of the most dynamic eras of music when R&B, house, electro, and hip hop increased in popularity.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jae’s father exposed her to the blues - the likes of B.B. King and Bobby “Blue” Bland, balanced out with greats like Shirley Caesar and Michael Jackson.
Jae also shared her mother’s love of contemporary pop and soul music, admiring the music of Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, and Michael Bolton. Today, Jae is inspired by legends like Angelique Kidjo, Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, and Sade. It’s no wonder her music sounds the way it does.
Since 2010, Jae has given the world a taste of what’s next. Her voice can be heard on countless collaborations across the web. Her cover of Jamiroquai’s “Morning Glory” was praised by the British band and featured on their official Facebook page. Her collaborations and solo projects have been applauded by esteemed websites like VIBE, MOOVMNT, Sampleface, and Groovement. Her new single ‘Music & Love,’ premiered on reputable websites like Indie Shuffle and URB.
Franklin is well on her way to cementing herself among the soul and pop greats that have influenced her. Her new self-titled EP, “JAE FRANKLIN,” was released on Dec 8, 2017 and features production by Vicente Espi. “JAE FRANKLIN EP” features the lead singles, ‘Skeleton’ and ‘Fools Lane,’ Jae Franklin is set for an impressive year
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We just wants to let you know that there is a new song that you should definitely download......ASAP!!!
It's "Let Me Know" by Jae Franklin.
Jae is not only a great singer, she is also a great person and believes in spreading beautiful personality and love to the world.
Jae Franklin on Social Media
Rod Harris Jr. reimagines the timeless classic by Rufus "Everlasting Love" . The song features rising star jazz vocalist Christie Dashiell.
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We are definitely holding on to this feeling! We can not stop playing and dancing to Shameia Crawford's new video for her song "Hold On To That Feeling"!
Look closely and you will see some very familiar faces!!!!
Single from Shameia Crawford's "HERE WITH YOU" Christmas Album available on All Digital Platforms on Friday, November 22, 2019.
Album Produced by Grammy Winner Michael "Magnedo7" Crawford
HUGE THANKS TO SHAMEIA CRAWFORD
Unknown Lyric-with members Jeremiah Turner on acoustic guitar and Kevin Grayson on violin, is an acoustic classically infused instrumental duo out of Atlanta, GA. By fusing classical Beethoven with urban grooves and contemporary sounds, Unknown Lyric is on a mission to make instrumental music cool again. The essence of true music lies deep within the true musician. With Unknown Lyric, their craft is more than just a craft-It's a way of life. Winners of Rene Miller's Atlanta's Next best 3.0 and 2011, as well as 2 time Apollo Amateur Night winners Unknown Lyric is starting a movement called "Classical Fusion." From the heart..from the soul, Unknown Lyric is trying to be everywhere that your Ipod goes. It gets no better than this!
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The next dates are:
August 17th- The 4 Korners & YemiConga
September 28th- Unknown Lyric
PAST 2019 PERFORMERS
Greg Robbins is a vocalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born and trained in Atlanta, GA, Greg has a very resonant and classy sound which is compared in style to Johnny Hartman, Harry Connick Jr., Kurt Elling, and Gregory Porter. He performs throughout the country at jazz clubs, music festivals, wedding receptions, swing dances, and more.
ROD HARRIS JR.
Rod hails from Atlanta, Ga. He has performed with countless national and international artists crossing musical genres from jazz, gospel, hip-hop, and soul. In 2018, Rod was nominated for a Grammy Award (R&B Soul) for his musical contributions to Musiq Soulchild’s Album Feel The Real (2017). As a jazz guitarist, Rod has performed in numerous festivals and concert venues throughout the U.S. and with the release of the X/O EP, Rod is looking to take his sound to new territory.
A life without music is not a life worth living according to Remey Williams, a rising producer, lyricist and vocalist. As the son of Jimmy Williams, bass player for the legendary R&B group the O’Jays, Remey has grown to develop an undying passion for performing soulful music that connects to audiences both young and old.
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FREE JAZZ CONCERT IN NORCROSS, GEORGIA
The series aims to showcase various jazz artists with diverse genre backgrounds.
DATE NIGHT: SURF & TURF HANDS ON
WITH CELEBRITY CHEF ELLIOT FARMER
- Crab Dip
- Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad
- Seared Ribeye
- Blackened Salmon
- Roasted Green Beans with Almonds
- Garlic Parmesan Whipped Potatoes
CHEF ELLIOTT FARMER AT COOK'S WAREHOUSE MIDTOWN
Chandra Currelley's Birthday Celebration at St. James Live
St. James Live
3220 Butner Rd
Atlanta, GA 30331
DOORS OPEN AT 6:00PM
Currelley-Young was a member of the SOS Band from the late 1980s up until 1992, when Chandra left the band to pursue a career in acting and theater. Because of her background in theater, Currelley-Young was selected by Debbie Allen to be the featured soloist in her production "Soul Possessed" which debuted at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.
Currelley-Young was asked to perform in the 1995 Apollo Revival of The Wiz as Evillene The Wicked Witch of The West and was then selectively chosen to act in David Petrarca's hit production, Dinah Was, the story of singer Dinah Washington. She established her acting career by appearing in Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family and many other of his productions.
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PURCHASE DEJA VU BY JULIE DEXTER
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