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Since Black People Dont Buy Books, Why Do We Need Black Authors? (Why are Black Promoters excluded?)
Ok.....now I want to ask a question.....
DO YOU REGARD THE ABOVE STATEMENT TO BE ABSURD?"
I want to do two things in this issue of the Soul-Patrol Newsletter:
First - I want to let you know that the notion of a "Black Promoter" (Or any other "Black Owned Business) is not dead & done in 2013.
Second - I want to turn you on to a great package of live performances that you should consider checking out this weekend if you are in the NJ/Philly/NYC area.
First lets deal with the statement. Of course it is absurd. However it is also a perception that drive the reality for some people.
The late/great Black author, Ralph Wiley (one of my personal literary heroes) was told this by an editor at a book publishing company, early in his career. Ralph said that the editor was basicly trying to tell him that he should abandon any thoughts of having a career as a writer, implying that "if Black people won't buy anything that you write, then certainly no white person will either, go get a job as a truck driver."
Ironicly Ralph later titled one of his books; "Why Black People Don't Buy Books."
The same perception holds true for "Black Promoters."
I want to introduce you to a longtime member of Soul-Patrol named Jimmy Coefield. I've known Jimmy for about 10 years. When I first met him he contacted me to tell me about his dream. He told me that he had a dream to bring top quality Black entertainment to a part of New Jersey, not known for such. He wanted to bring Jazz & Soul artists to an area right in the middle of NYC/Philly/Atlantic City. And he wanted to present shows in a classy environment that one would expect to find in either NYC/Philly/Atlantic City. He told me about a venue that he was trying to secure in Lakewood New Jersey to present these events.
The fact that Jimmy is a "Black Promoter," shouldn't make any difference. But it does. Just like it did for Ralph Wiley.
So am I suggesting that you should support Jimmy Coefield's dream, just because he is Black? Of course not, that would be wrong. However what I am suggesting is that you NOT exclude the Jimmy Coefield's of the world from your thinking & consideration because he is Black.
Second lets deal with the shows. Lakewood, NJ: Thanksgiving Smooth Jazz Explosion Najee/Oil Silk (11/29) & Maysa/Marion Meadows (11/30) @ The Lake Terrace Ballroom.
--Lakewood, New Jersey is about a 1hour (&change) ride fron NY, Philly or Atlantic City. It is situated in an integrated and relatively safe suburban environment.
--It features major artists that we have profiled here on Soul-Patrol many times over the years.
--It's happening over two evenings, during a holiday weekend, when you should have time to go.
--And it's at a great venue.
What's YOUR excuse for NOT attending?
Check out the Ebony Maze website for more info: http://ebonymaze.com
Either way, hit me back via email and let me know your thoughts?
PRESS RELEASE: Lakewood, NJ: Thanksgiving Smooth Jazz Explosion Najee/Oil Silk (11/29) & Maysa/Marion Meadows (11/30) @ The Lake Terrace Ballroom
SMOOTH JAZZ COMES TO LAKEWOOD, NJ.
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SMOOTH JAZZ EXPLOSION
NOVEMBER 29TH & 30TH, 2013
LAKE TERRACE, LAKEWOOD, NJ. 08701
The Masters of Smooth Jazz comes to Lakewood, NJ for the "Thanksgiving Weekend Smooth Jazz Explosion".
This event will take place at the Beautiful Lake Terrace Ballroom, in Lakewood, NJ. It will be a weekend of continuous Smooth Jazz. Show time is at 8:00 pm sharp. . These world-renown Artists will take center stage and play some of the Finest Music that Smooth Jazz has to offer.
--Headlining on Friday, Nov. 29th, is NAJEE - Platinum Selling Urban Smooth Jazz Legend and Icon. Also blessing the stage, all the way from the UK, International Smooth Jazz phenomenon Keyboardist - OLI SILK. Debuting his second Album - Razor Sharp Brit.
--Performing Saturday, Nov. 30th, it gets better with Grammy/Soul Train nominated Smooth Jazz vocalist MAYSA. Also performing will be the Monumental Saxman of Smooth Jazz MARION MEADOWS.
With this line-up of entertainment being multi-cultured and the wide variety of music they play, we plan on having an overwhelming turn-out from all the communities in New Jersey.
Tickets for the event are recession proof priced at only $50.00 for each day, and on sale now thru www.tix.com. There is a limited number of V.I.P. tickets sold each day at $65.00. These tickets include upfront seating and priority parking. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase at the Event.
The event will be hosted by Mimi Brown & Doug Henderson from WDAS-FM 105.3
Ebony Maze Promotions (James Coefield)
Producer of the event Quoted:
"Together we will take this event to a new level and provide visitors with a Music Weekend they will never forget." It is our goal to work diligently to produce an Upscale, Mature, Artistic, Experience of Amazing Music ** Great Food ** Ambiance leaving you wanting More...We look forward to seeing you there and enjoying the Thanksgiving Weekend Smooth Jazz Explosion with you!!"
For further information and details Visit the official website:
Press contact: James Coefield - Coefeel1@aol.com
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