JR JR’s Josh Epstein’s Mental Health Awareness Month Playlist

I enjoyed the Billboard article written by Patrick Crowley where Detroit duo, JR JR are highlighted, and Josh Epstein discusses why the band chose to take part of their earnings from their tour and donate them to the Jed Foundation to help with mental health and suicide prevention for young adults and youth. 

Epstein created a Mental Health Awareness playlist on Billboard’s Spotify account, and then shares why he selected some of the songs. It’s an eclectic list and in my opinion does show the spectrum of the highs, lows, struggles and victories faced by those who knowingly and unknowingly battle mental health issues. 

Check out the article and the playlist here: 

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/lifestyle/7777031/takeover-tuesday-jr-jr-mental-health-awareness-month-exclusive-interview-playlist-spotify

Jazz, Funk, Soul and R&B Coming Your Way

Grab a pen or copy/paste this into your calendar…my beloved client and friend Melvin Lee Davis (known as @Keeperotln on Twitter) is performing throughout Southern California this month and then goes on a European tour with Lee Ritenour and friends, and then he heads back to the U.S. to swing through the East Coast with Chaka Khan, and then again with Lee Ritenour. Whew I’m out of breath thinking about that!

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, now is your chance. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear Melvin Lee Davis, Lee Ritenour, Chaka Khan, and other jazz greats perform at a venue near you!

REMAINING DATES for APRIL 2013

17 Derek Bordeaux @ Original Mikes in Santa Ana, CA

Original Mikes
100 S Main St Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 550-7764
http://www.originalmikes.com/wp/reservation/

20 Rhandi and Associates @ Gourmet Italia in Temecula, CA

Gourmet Italia
27499 Ynez Road
Temecula, CA
Phone: 951.676.9194
http://www.gourmetitaliarestaurants.com/livemusic.html

24 Derek Bordeaux @ Original Mikes in Santa Ana, CA

Original Mikes
100 S Main St Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 550-7764
http://www.originalmikes.com/wp/reservation/

27 Rhandi and Associates @ Gourmet Italia in Temecula, CA

Gourmet Italia
27499 Ynez Road
Temecula, CA
Phone: 951.676.9194
http://www.gourmetitaliarestaurants.com/livemusic.html

MAY 2013 TOUR DATES

2-4 Lee Ritenour in Yerewan, Armenia @ Yans Club Music Hall

Yans Club Music Hall
74 Teryan Street
Yerevan
Armenia
+358(0)9774 67 420

5 Lee Ritenour in Georgia @ Tbilisi Event Hall

Tbilisi Event Hall
Meligishvili Str. 1
Tbilisi
Georgia
+995-595-797935

7 Lee Ritenour in Rottweil, Germany @ Alte Stallhalle Rottweil

Bruggerstrasse 4
Alte Stallhalle
Rottweil D-78628
Germany
+49 74122730

8 Lee Ritenour in Aschaffernburg, Germany @ Colos-Saal

Rossmarkt 19
Colos-Saal
Rossmarkt 19
Aschaffenburg 63739
Germany
+49 602127239

9-11 Lee Ritenour in Milan, Italy @ Blue Note

Blue Note Milano
Via Borsieri 37
Milano 20159
Italy
+39 0260856304

12 Lee Ritenour Bern, Switzerland @ Muhle Huziken Club

Muhle Hunziken Club, Bern Switzerland
Mill Hunziken concert
GmbH CH-3113 Ribigen
Switzerland
+ 0900 325 325

13 Lee Ritenour in Viena, Austria @ Borgy & Bess

Porgy & Bess
Riemergasse 11, 1010 Wien
Vienna
Austria
+43-1-5128811

14 Lee Ritenour in Stuttgart, Germany @ Bix Jazz Club

BIX Jazz Club
Leonhardsplatz 28
Stuttgart
Germany
+49 711 23840997

17-18 Lee Ritenour @ Club A Trane—Berlin

Club A-Trane
Pestalozzistrasse 105
Berlin
Germany
+49 (1) 773358535

19 Lee Ritenour in Amsterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Club

North Sea Jazz Club
Pazzanistraat 1
Amsterdam 1014DB
Netherlands
+31 (1)52148900

20 Lee Ritenour @ Zoetermeer, Netherlands @ De Boerderij

Boerderij
Amerikaweg 145
Zoetermeer, Holland 2717AV
Netherlands
+31 793211012

25 Chaka Khan @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Virginia Beach, VA:

http://www.reverbnation.com/show/10261258?utm_campaign=HTML5_ShowSchedule_Widget_Details&utm_content=show_details_link&utm_medium=widget

28-29 Lee Ritenour in Boston @ Scullers

Scullers
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston , MA 02134
617-562-4111
two showtimes both nights (8pm and 10pm)
Get tickets here http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=18647&pl=scullers&page=1&resultsPerPage=40

31 Lee Ritenour in New Haven, CT at John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
203-392-5200

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