Kendra Ross at the Blue Note

The Legendary
Blue Note


Kendra Ross


Lonnie Plaxico – Bass

Chris Rob – Keys

Christian Ver Halen – Guitar

Scooter Warner – Drums

Nicole Hamilton – Backing Vocals

Key – Backing Vocals

and other special guests

Monday, August 21, 2006
Two sets: 8PM and 10:30PM
$15 at the table / $10 at the bar
Blue Note
131 W. Third Street, NYC
212.475.8592 (for inquiries or reservations)

Chris Rob News

A message from Chris Rob:-

My people,

If you have not had the pleasure of being lifted by Maurice Brown’s
soulful trumpet playing, come check us out performing this Thursday @
Makor. His band is called Soul’d You Out, and features some of the
hottest musicians in NYC, including Jeremy Most on guitar, Joe Blaxx on
drums, Mark Kelly on bass, Maya Azucena on vocals, myself on keys and
vocals, and a new crew of cats to check out.

Makor is located @ 35 w. 67th St
showtime 9:30pm
$15 cover charge

This is that thing you’ve been looking for to get recharged, don’t
miss it.

Also, get ready for me and my crew to hit the Harlem Grill on August
10th, and a special live recording @ St. Nick’s Pub on August 24th!

Chris Rob
New Day Entertainment

Carmen Rodgers Live

Soul Symphony Fridays presents CARMEN RODGERS

Join Carmen Rodgers Friday, August 4th….Live at Sankofa Arts Kafe’ Featuring Camp Wisdom hosted by Sankofa’s own Geno Young.


Tina Moses
Come hear the sweet soul sound of Carmen Rodgers as she returns to the Sankofa stage with songs from her debut album “Free”, plus hear new songs from her highly-anticipated sophomore record.

Where & When

1906-08 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75215

August 4, 2006
9pm-until the party ends

Sankofa Arts Kafe
1906-08 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75215


Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co ‘Best Band’ @ BBC Jazz Awards 2006

“One of my favourite events at this years Fringe was the appearance of Dennis Rollins (Badbone & Co) at The Underbelly… that titan of the trombone, was simply formidable.”
Paul Gudgin, Director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2005

“One of the most popular fusion bands on the UK circuit”
The Guardian

“Rollins is also that rarest of jazz beasts: a genuine star”
The Independent On Sunday

“The most exciting British trombonist for decades”

“A superb trombone technician, with a rare precision of pitch, a soaringly powerful sound”

“Likely to be established as the foremost jazz-funk trombonist in the world today”

“Slide-trombone ace, Dennis Rollins, makes all his rivals sound leaden-footed”
Evening Standard

“Undoubtedly one of the most exciting trombonists playing today, Rollins has a brilliant technique and real star quality”
The Rough Guide to Jazz – 3rd (current) Edition

On 13 July at a star-studded event which featured the likes of Quincy Jones and Michael Caine, Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co was awarded the ‘Best Band’ prize by the Radio 2 and 3 BBC Jazz Awards 2006 at the Mermaid Theatre in London. In Birmingham earlier in the week (11 July) Dennis Rollins was the recipient of the Marston’s Pedigree British Jazz Award in the trombone category.

Dennis ‘Badbone’ Rollins is known as one of the the hardest working musicians in the UK for his extensive work as a composer, educator and instigator of many innovative projects and collaborations. Dennis’ unique and stylish approach to the often underrated trombone has garnered him acclaim not only nationally but internationally. Since Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co performed its first gig at The Barbican in 2000 the band has steadily gained friends and fans for its funky groove-based jazz performed with flair by musicians of the highest calibre. With his excellent musicians, Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co performs music that appeals to both dancers and listeners. From the blues to hip hop, funk to soul, the popularity of Badbone & Co just grows and grows.

Dennis Rollins continues an extensive UK tour promoting his forthcoming album ‘Big Night Out! – his funkiest to date.

Upcoming Badbone Gigs:
21 July: De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill
22 July: The Hawth, Crawley
28 July: WOMAD (Reading)
3 September: Pontypool Jazz Festival
17 September: The Drum, Birmingham
20 October: The Platform Morecambe
21 October : University of Warwick
4 November: Sarajevo Jazz Festival
12 November: Jazz Cafe, London (a London Jazz Festival event)
25 November: The Sands Venue, Gainsborough
14 April 07: Isle of Wight Int’l Jazz Festival

Dennis Rollins’ Griots t’ Garage Performances during Black History Month:
2 Oct – Havant Arts Centre
4 Oct – West End Centre, Aldershot
5 0ct – Tower Arts Centre, Hampshire
6 Oct- Forest Arts Centre
7 Oct – Ashcroft, Fareham
11 Oct – The Hawth
13 Oct – Darlington Arts Centre
19 Oct – De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex

Further Dates TBC

For more info and bookings contact Danielle White on 01302 714 202 or email For press enquiries contact Helen Maleed on
For more info about Dennis’ other projects:


Sounds of Eden presents:
DIVERSITY (Live music showcase & after-party).

A funk/ soul odyssey

It’s all happening again on 27th July @ Turnmills!

The moves, the grooves, great music. Diversity; it’s an evening of two halves:

First off, five fantastic acts take to the stage to take us all the way to the edge of the groove and back.

And then the after-party. DJ’s Del Blake (Solar Radio), Jeff ‘Bass’ (Sounds of Eden) and Eleonora (Underground Soul) spin some of the hottest, funky, soulful dance classics to an up for it and party crowd.

It’s all about upbeat, funky, soulful vibes, are you feeling it…..

Thurs 27th July
Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start.
Turnmills (top floor)
63b Clerkenwell Rd,
London EC1

Entry £5

Sounds of Eden info line: 07956 475 245/

For artistes profiles and info on DJ’s, see


08.00pm – Shereen Shabana
08.30pm – Tommy Ludgate
09.00pm – Simone Kaye
09.30pm – Cherie ‘D’ Avino
10.00pm – Laura Vane

After-party – DJ’s

Del Blake – Solar Radio
Jeff ‘Bass’ – Sounds of Eden
Eleonora – Underground Soul/ Expansion Records