NYC: Robert Glasper: Songs in the Key of Life @ Harlem Stage – December 13 & 14 + Win Tickets

 

The massively talented and Grammy-nominated Robert Glasper will be bringing together his also supremely skilled comrades for a couple unforgettable evenings on December 13 and December 14. As you may have guessed, Robert Glasper: Songs in the Key of Life, the performances will pay homage to the timeless catalog of Stevie Wonder, including “new arrangements of Wonder’s music and the premiere of new Harlem Stage commissioned compositions by Glasper, inspired by Stevie Wonder.”

The events will take place at the Harlem Stage and will bring together the famed Robert Glasper Experiment along with Lalah Hathaway, Eric Roberson, Stokley (from Mint Condition), Questlove (Thursday only), and others.

On the December 14 night, a special pre-performance discussion will take place at 6:30PM with Robert Glasper, moderated by Andre Torres, Editor-in-Chief at Wax Poetics.

All but the Thursday 10PM show are sold out!

Enter our contest after the jump to win tickets to the show!

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Now Accepting Next Step November Entries

 

November Next Step contest submissions we are ready for you! Show us what you’re working with.

Next Step winners in 2012 have included: Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January, Krystale for February, Derek Dumont for March, Dezaray Dawn for April, Jaidene Veda for May, The Broken Orchestra for June, Sean Haefeli for July, Lady C for August, and Rachel Brotman for September!

The winner will receive an “Artist Spotlight” feature post on the Giant Step website, and up to $1,000 in Giant Step Marketing services!

Please note that we are accepting submissions from anyone that makes music – producers, singers, instrumentalists, rappers, and bands alike are all welcome.

This month, we are accepting submissions from today through Friday, November 30. That said, we are now open for November 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

Next Step September Winner: Rachel Brotman

 

Swoon! More delicious flavor thanks to this Next Step contest of ours! Our September winner is the graceful miss Rachel Brotman and we are ever so thrilled to share her sounds with you.

The jazzy Manhattan born and bred singer, songwriter, and pianist has returned to NYC after a long stint as a New Orleans dweller. Along with her new band, which includes, Yago Vazquez (piano), Zach Lane (bass), Anthony Taddeo (drums), our lady is fully equipped to induce tingles at her will.

Below, we’ve got her flutter worthy cover of the Dirty Projectors tune,”Two Doves.”

Catch Rachel live on November 30 at Pete’s Candy Store in NYC – if the above video for “Only” is any indication, it’s going to be stellar. Also look out for Rachel’s EP coming out soon.

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New Release: Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers – ‘A Hill Of Feathers’ + Contest

 

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We know you loved the raw soul energy first time we shared Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers with you a la the “Work It Out” video back in September. Now they’ve released their debut album, A Hill Of Feathers, and it hits just as hard with an undying funky groove and that ever-commanding voice. Whew! Above, watch the album teaser and below hear the entire album!

Enter our contest to win A Hill Of Feathers.

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New Release: The Broken Orchestra – ‘Shibui’

 

Our June Next Step winners The Broken Orchestra have this week released their super awesome debut album, Shibui. Beautifully melodic downtempo style soul throughout this album – perfect to pop in and unwind to after a long day. The group has also done an impeccable job selecting some lovely vocal talents, including Natalie Gardiner, Belle, Lady Paradox, and Moby’s lead singer, Inyang Bassey.

Stream the entire project below!

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