Warner Bros. Event @ On Broadway

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This past weekend, Kumar Management made a successful appearance at the King Ryan event at ‘On Broadway’ in downtown San Diego.
 

Music Exhibition @ On Broadway event center

 

The swanky On Broadway event center hosted the iShowcase Music Exhibition featuring Roderick Scott of Warner Bros. in San Diego. As usual, entrance into On Broadway was selective and exclusive. The crowd was vibrant with young aspiring artists and bands looking to impress Warner Bros. representative Roderick Scott, as well as other management and label companies interested in the talented bunch.

The showcase set-up resembled a ‘Battle of the Bands’ event. There were many groups and multiple genres, mostly hip-hop/Rap, but also some Rock. The first band of the night was “Theleventhour,” who Kumar Management was representing. Theleventhour hopped on stage and kicked off the night with a jump start, rocking the bass and working the drums. The showcase continued afterwards with various bands including G I Stonz, X. O.,  Menchinn as well as Philly Phil. A promising, impressing and entertaining line-up.

The event lasted four hours and including various live performances, introduction of the band and management labels, various media outlets, as well as interviews and photo-ops with Blast TV (San Diego local). As the night came to a wrap, the battle was ending and winners were announced.

 The top three winners were  Elite, X.O.,  and the Kumar represented ‘Theleventhour.’  Theleventhour band won a One on One consultation with Roderick at the Warner Bros. offices in Burbank, California. According to sources, some of Warner Bros. smaller labels are looking to create a underground artist label.

K.U.M.A.R. – THOUSAND OF UNDERGROUND MUSIC ARTISTS RECORDINGS

The night was a success for Kumar Management and it’s affiliated artists. The staff of Kumar Management that was present at the event were able to create and branch out to multiple artists and media outlets. We look forward to our next event.

For more information on Kumar management please contact : management@kumarmanagement.com

 Devin S. Parker, CEO @ On Broadway King Ryan (KR) event

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Dream On Benefit Tour

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Kumar’s Artist, CRYCIZ, has been added to the popular ‘DREAM ON’ Tour

 

Dream On Benefit Tour 2010

Dream On Tour

The ‘Dream On’ Tour is a Benefit Tour for Families with Challenged Youth. Artists contributing to the tour are;

 

KUMAR’S , CRYCIZ

Lady of Rage

Ying Yang Twins

T.C.

Chopah

Hosted by AJ Jamal

And many many more….

  

So keep your eyes and ears pearched for more info on the ‘Dream On’ Benefit Tour….. Details TBA…..

  

 

Cosmic View~ Going back to their roots

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PRESS RELEASE:      Coolio’s Producers Return to Their Roots 

 

THE COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS AND EDUCATION SHOW

 

ATTN: College Booking Agents:

Coolio’s Producers, who produced a Grammy Award winner for the legendary performer, will give back to the community at a College level to inspire students to stay in school and to develop their writing and performing arts skills. 

From Earth, Wind, and Fire to Coolio, from the Jazz Roots of Alice Coltrane and McCoy Tyner to Hip-Hop and Rhythm and Blues, a performing arts and musical success story is available to come to your campus. 

Brothers Ernest and Ray Straughter, alumni of the legendary composer, producer and educator Horace Tapscott who’s an alumni of  the famous, Duke Ellington, are at present “COSMIC VIEW”, a performance that can only be described as a “Course in Success and Inspiration” Hollywood’s finest have extended their musical vision into a unique and timely program. 

This Program is presented throughout the California University and Junior College Systems.   It is a lively and entertaining interactive performance and discussion, bridging the gap between students and performers design to inspire students to continue their studies and to empower them to step into the “professional music/entertainment industry: with confidence. 

Students can obtain advice and have a dialogue with artists and individuals who are considered the best at what they do.  These professionals have sold millions of records to prove it.  Ernest Straughter says, “This interaction not only offers insights into the recoding and music industry, but it is a service that provides both students and performers of the arts with support that is prerequisite to successful entry into the industry.  More importantly, this kind of exposure and information can only come from the experts in the field.  There is a continuing need to develop new talent and to fill the void when our pioneers pass on.  Exposure at the college level is a key.  However our real desire is to return the blessings of our success to the community.” 

 

Page 2 of 2: College Booking 

Ernest and Ray are from a musical family; their mom and dad sang background for Nat King Cole and were accomplished pianists.  Ernest plays all keyboards and programs the synthesizer.  Ray performs on the wood-winds.
Both were contracted with CBS, Phillip Bailey, and Earth, Wind, and Fire.  They both had long-term contracts with Bobby Colomby, Vice President of A&R at CBS / EPIC.

Ernest was arranger for Aretha Franklin and has performed with Sammy Davis Jr., Ike and Tina Turner, Pattie LaBelle, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra for Johnny Carson, and many more notables in the industry.  

Ray Straughter was under direct tutelage of Arthur Blythe for three years as Second Saxophonist. In Ray Straughter’s words, after Coltrane, Arthur is the most important saxophonists to impact him and jazz music.  

Ernest Straughter says, “One goal is to develop a Symphonic Hall of Performing Arts, built to honor Duke Ellington, Horace Tapscott and all the masters who have gone before us.”

Come drink at the will of Cosmic View, and through their chakra music, be opened to the great joy of life through music and performing arts.  Cosmic View and expression of the spirit, in a union of yoga, dance, and music.  It is natural / soulful / divine.  Participants walk away inspired and motivated.

 

 

College Event Planners:

For Further Details & Information:

Kumar Management

Tel: (760) 696-7700    

E-mail: booking@kumarmangement.com

 Printable Versions of Kumar press release:

Press Release Ernest & Ray Straughter (Word Doc)

Press Release Ernest & Ray Straughter (PDF version)

 

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