The Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festiva


Apr 30, 2017 – 2:00 PM

500 S. Grand Central Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89105 Map

  • Lalah Hathaway
  • Algebra Blessett
  • Anthony Hamilton
  • ron james
  • Anthony David
  • Eric Roberson

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Don’t miss The Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival 2 days, April 29th and 30th. It’s going to be a Day and Night Picnic Party with all of your friends. See Will Downing, Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Anthony David, Algebra Blessett, Eric Roberson and Elan Trotman. 2 Day discounts & VIP Early Entrance and G.A. tickets available now at The move is to 24 hour Las Vegas! Let’s Do this!
Algebra Blessett: DIG IT!, I DIDN'T WRITE THIS....BUT I HAVE TO ADMITT...ITS PRETTY DARN CLOSE!!! :)...... Ironically there are no textbooks or classroom instructions that could help one balance the equations of Kedar Massenburg's newest protg, ALGEBRA. The Atlanta native insists that one can only discover her sonically. As an R&B solo artist with such a simple solution, when mainstream success seems to be more about the right hair, nails and make -up, Algebra is the perfect curriculum for breathing life back in to a genre overwrought by factory made clones. No stranger to performing, Algebra has been lending her melodic voice to projects and live shows for years. However, singing for other artists was about as out of character for her as having someone write songs for her. "Even when someone else wrote a song specifically for me, I felt like I was still being a background singer for myself." As the music scene in Atlanta became the hot bed of popular music, Algebra taught herself to play guitar and performed regularly at open mics. This pivotal point in her career afforded her the time to develop her writing and performance skills even further without the harness of a prescribed format. "Soon you learn not to care what others think, you learn to perform for you. I would come back week after week and I learned to perform for balance and for freedom. I was becoming alive." This organic approach permeates her music. Algebra can easily be pop, rock, rap funk or crunk, yet she can breathe ballads effortlessly. Collaborating with award-winning songwriter and producer Brian Michael Cox on "What Happened" quickly proved to be a true showcase of her brilliance. This soulful ballad is delivered so honestly and with such vulnerability that it appears as an autobiography. Algebra's definitive voice and identity is one of full disclosure. "I don't want to be boxed," she asserts. The litmus test of what she would create lies in being relatable and in offering complete truth in every word she sings. On the song "Nothing To Prove" she boldly introduces herself with no apologies. She places all of herself on display and invites listeners to look past her stunningly beautiful physical and into her prayerful, soulful mental. As the first artist to be released on the revamped Kedar Entertainment Group, Algebra enters the contemporary soul music landscape following legacies created by artists like D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and India.Arie all of whom developed under the watchful eye of Massenburg. However her sound is unique. Algebra at first is unassuming, but it takes mere moments for you to recognize that she is not just a tempest in a teapot but more like the catalyst of a paradigm shift. With there being only two universal languages in this world - Math and Music; fate would have it, southern songbird Algebra represents both!

Anthony Hamilton: Anthony Hamilton incorporates the southern R&B styles of Ray Charles into his Neo-Soul grooves which have made him a constant on R&B radio. He has been performing since the mid-90s, but he hit a home run with his sophomore album Comin' From Where I'm From in 2003. His honest lyrics include tell his struggles with poverty and love and have struck chords with audiences across the US. Don't miss a date on the Anthony Hamilton concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Anthony Hamilton tour dates and venue information.

Anthony Hamilton hails from Charlotte, North Carolina where he honed his vocal abilities in his church's choir. After high school, he moved to New York to pursue a recording career. He was noticed by Andre Harrell who signed Hamilton to his Uptown Records. Hamilton released his debut album XTC in 1996. Although the album featured the moderately successful hit "Nobody Else", the project ultimately failed to connect with audiences and Hamilton was subsequently dropped from the record label. Fans would have to wait seven long years until Hamilton released any more solo material.

In the interim, Anthony Hamilton tour dates were scheduled alongside Neo-Soul guru D'Angelo on his international Voodoo Tour in 2000. Hamilton also sung the hook on the Grammy nominated single, "Po' Folks", by the Nappy Roots. Hamilton released his breakthrough platinum album Comin' From Where I'm From in 2003 which featured the lead-off single of the same name. The album also featured his biggest radio hit to-date, "Charlene", and sold 1.2 million copies in the US. Hamilton became a bonofied R&B sensation and Anthony Hamilton tour dates were scheduled in response to fan demand for his live shows.

Anthony Hamilton followed-up with his 2005 effort Ain't Nobody Worryin'. The album featured the single "Can't Let Go" and was certified Gold. Hamilton released his latest effort, The Point of it All, in 2008 which became his third consecutive Gold selling album. It featured the smooth single "Cool" in which Hamilton effortlessly belts out his carefree lyrics of love conquering all problems. The album garnered him three nominations at the 2010 Grammy Awards. It proved to be his most critically acclaimed album to date and his fans are eagerly awaiting his next release. In the meantime, Anthony Hamilton tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Hamilton rarely performs, so don't miss out if tour dates are scheduled in your area. Use Eventful as your source for Anthony Hamilton tour dates and concert schedule information.

Anthony David: Anthony David is a singer/songwriter Savannah GA. Upon landing in ATL he got up with a group of artists that took him in many directions. On one side, he teamed up with a Hip Hop group with diverse influences named El Pus and toured. At the same time, he met and formed an alliance with Soul songstress India Arie , writing and producing music on all of her Motown releasesas well as accompanying her throught her world tours as a Backing vocalist . He returned to ATL to record the album, "Hoodlum Rock vol 1" with El Pus for Virgin records. After assisting his friends in the pursuit of dreams and sharing in their successes, AD turned the attention inward towards his own projects. In 2005, he released his first solo album, "3 chords and the truth" to critical acclaim and world wide notoriety. It was mostly an acoustic affair, stripped down to just a man and his guitar.The record was licensed in the US, Europe, and Japan, and he toured heavily, wowing crowds with 6 strings and a voice. Whileon the road, he was able to record and release his second album, "Red Clay Chronicles", a more beat intensive, R&B influenced soundscape. Again, more critical acclaim and an even larger fan base came to see what the buzz was all about. People magazine placed him at the top of their list as the man to watch as well as Billboard and many others. As he prepares to release an upcoming mixtape and a live acoustic performance this summer while preparing his next major release AD just wants to know where he is in most demand. Are they ready for some real soul music in your town?

Eric Roberson: 2011 Grammy-Nominee 2010 Grammy-Nominee

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