Hello Pittsburgh ladies and gents in Jazz!!
We are looking to
book and perform in a small (100 to 150 capacity) venue in your fair
city! We are looking for a unique performance space, not necessarily a
club. The following venues have been suggested to us--what do you
think? Thanks for any help you can provide.
Frick Art and Historical Center Continue
Added by Musique Noire on February 13, 2010 at 1:42am —
"The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges"
~Martin Luther King, Jr
It goes without saying that this year has been a tough one for many of us; Musique Noire is no exception. Within the group we've had marriages, welcomed babies, lost loved ones dear to us and worked through financial difficulties.
But one thing has stayed constant. . .the support we've received from… Continue
Added by Musique Noire on December 31, 2009 at 5:03am —
CONGRATULATIONS to our viola/violinist LEAH LUCAS! She and her fiancee, John Celebi (fabulous jazz drummer and pianist), welcome a new baby boy!
Added by Musique Noire on May 28, 2009 at 6:20pm —
We found this on our FaceBook page--it concerns the funding for arts that are in jeopardy in your great state. We're a Detroit/Chicago based band, but we are also going through similar problems in our states. The Detroit Jazz Fest, which in the last two years had 72 acts each in the last two years, are now down to only 33 acts for this years festival.
This is a link to a petition about arts in Pennsylvania:
Added by Musique Noire on May 8, 2009 at 1:54am —
Our CD "Good Hair" is available at Spectacles in Downtown Detroit. Be sure to shop this beautiful gem of Detroit for all your fashion and music needs. This store has an *international* reputation--people come from all over the world to get their unique items.
Spectacles is located at 230 E. Grand River.
Added by Musique Noire on April 3, 2009 at 11:12pm —
To our Chicago Fans (and those traveling to the Windy City),
You can now find our CD "Good Hair" in the following stores:
Dusty Groove America
1120 N. Ashland Ave.
5225 South Harper Ave. Ste. D
Jazz Record Mart
27 E. Illinois Street
Added by Musique Noire on April 3, 2009 at 11:11pm —
Added by Musique Noire on April 2, 2009 at 1:26am —
We just received word that we've been nominated for the following 2009 Detroit Music Awards:
Outstanding Jazz Recording: "Good Hair"
Outstanding World Artist/Group
And our own JoVia Armstrong has been nominated as:
Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist
We are very excited that our work is being recognized. If you are a member of the Detroit Music Awards, please consider a vote for Musique Noire!
Added by Musique Noire on March 28, 2009 at 12:09am —
The June 5 House Concert featuring Musique Noire has been postponed. The homeowner received a work assignment overseas. She is still anxious to have the concert, so stay tuned for a rescheduled date!
Added by Musique Noire on March 23, 2009 at 11:28pm —
Musique Noire has been added to the playlist of the college radio station at the University of Detroit Mercy. We are featured on the "Key of Gee Jazz Break" hosted by Gisele "Gee" Carver:
You can listen to the episode that features Leslie DeShazor Adams' tune "Hodgepodge" here:
This broadcast also features a tune ("If… Continue
Added by Musique Noire on March 15, 2009 at 10:59pm —
All members of Musique Noire are native Detroiters; even though some of us have moved to other cities, there will always be Motown in our musical souls!
Thank you, to all the Motown family, past, present, here, gone, up front and behind the scenes for leaving us with a GRAND musical legacy.
Added by Musique Noire on January 13, 2009 at 1:06am —
WEMU 89.1, Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor's (Michigan) premiere Public Radio Station, will be adding selected songs from our debut CD to their radio playlist beginning January 7. Thank you to music director Linda Yohn for supporting our vision!
The Fiesta Jazz Radio Show, originating from Australia, included us on their "Best of 2008" radio… Continue
Added by Musique Noire on January 12, 2009 at 5:34pm —
To all our dear Pittsburgh Jazz friends,
you so much for an incredible year--a new CD, the wonderful CD Release
Party, and the increasing recognition that we are getting for our
music. We couldn't have done it without your continuing support and
encouragement. We hope to make it to Pittsburgh soon!
We hope you have a wonderful, safe, blessed holiday season. We look forward to seeing you at our events in the New… Continue
Added by Musique Noire on January 1, 2009 at 6:29am —
Musique Noire has been added to the playlist of the Fiesta Jazz show in Australia (an internet station affiliated with Australia's Progressive Broadcast Service). The show's DJ is Saul Zavarce. (www.fiestajazz.com).
Here's a snapshot of the November 8 show. We're the fifth artist on the list!
Added by Musique Noire on November 12, 2008 at 6:57pm —
Hope all is well in your world.
If you were unable to attend our CD Release party, or would like to re-live the fun, we have some video up on our Reverbnation page (www.reverbnation.com/musiquenoire).
Also, we are one of the SPOTLIGHTED ARTISTS on the JAZZ NETWORK, an online community of thousands of jazz artists (indie and major label), promoters, venues and fans. Check us out at www.thejazznetwork.ning.com You'll find our spotlight by scrolling… Continue
Added by Musique Noire on November 10, 2008 at 3:33am —
In addition to Digstation, our CD is now available at CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com/cd/musiquenoire). We appreciate your support!
Added by Musique Noire on October 29, 2008 at 2:57am —
And what a party it was! Over 100 people came out to support our debut release.
Here are some of the pictures, courtesy of DetroitCity.com:
Added by Musique Noire on October 29, 2008 at 2:55am —
Our debut CD, "Good Hair" is now available in download form only at Digstation (www.digstation.com). For those of you that like your music digital, this is a great place to get your downloads, because 100% of the profits go to the artists--unlike iTunes.
Our CD will be available for purchase shortly through CD Baby and other outlets, for those of you who want a physical CD.
And, of course, it will be available at the CD Release Party on October… Continue
Added by Musique Noire on October 7, 2008 at 6:29pm —