6/21/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The 77th Annual Tony Awards | Alicia Keys and Jay Z | Hell’s Kitchen Performance

Alicia Keys and Jay Z perform Empire State of Mind with the company of Hell’s Kitchen at The 77th Annual Tony Awards. Continue reading

6/20/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Miles Davis – Live in Germany 1988 (Munich Philharmonic Concert Hall)

 

When Miles Davis first went back on the road in June 1981, his band had no idea what they were going to play. Rehearsals had been almost non-existent and there was no set list. On stage, you never knew what was coming next. The performance was one of complete spontaneity and improvisation. But gradually, Miles’s performances became more structured. Continue reading

6/4/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tems: Tiny Desk Concert


Tems recently performed her own NPR Tiny Desk Concert as part of an ongoing series celebrating Black Music Month. Throughout June, the show will be releasing concerts from nine Black women artists, ranging from newcomers on the scene to industry veterans. Continue reading

5/16/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto Live 1970

The Ghetto is a socially conscious, mostly instrumental jazz-flavored anthem, released as the first single off Soul artist Donny Hathaway’s  debut album,Eveything Is Everythingreleased as a single in 1969 on Atlantic Records. Continue reading

5/13/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder original name is Stevland Hardaway  was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on this date May 13,1950. A child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. In addition to his acclaimed artistry, Wonder has routinely tackled social issues through his music appearances. Continue reading

5/12/24 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Marcus Miller – Live at Jazz in Marciac 2012

William Henry Marcus Miller Jr.  is a jazz artist, songwriter and record producer. He has worked with Miles Davis , Herbie Hancock, Luther Vandross and saxophonists Wayne Shorter and David Sanborn among others. Continue reading

5/12/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tye Tribbett – All Things New (Performance Video)

Tye Tribbett is a charismatic, spirited and brilliantly innovative award-winning gospel music artist, songwriter and producer. He does not confine himself to presenting gospel music linearly. Continue reading

5/9/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Deniece Williams – Free • TopPop

June Deniece Williams has been described as “one of the great soul voices” by the BBC. Free was her first music video. Continue reading

5/7/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Doja Cat – Acknowledge Me (From The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

Live performance by Doja Cat performing Acknowledge Me (From The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon). Continue reading