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Boney James At The Long Beach Jazz Festival 2017!

Written by Kgfi on August 16, 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

 

Boney James was sensational at the Long Beach Jazz Festival this weekend! His energy on stage captivated the audiences , every moment, minute, and song you just felt so good. If you were there then you know it was special!
The crowd felt Boney and Boney felt the crowd as he dance across the stage , the crowd saying (Go Boney, Go Boney, Go Boney) and he gave them what they wanted smooth dancing and a smooth sax. Boney announce it’s been 25 years since his first album and he sound 25 years young.
5 stars to Mr. Boney James who is a special entertainer and a class act. Your money is well spent when you see him live! KRPR Media CEO kimi Rochelle team was outstanding running the show behind the scenes and in front. Everything Kimi dose she put one thousand per cent into every job. She really accommodate the guest with class and her staff was very helpful and alert at all times.

Mr. Al Williams and family are celebrating over 30 years of  non stop entertainment. It all began with a ideal from Al in the 1970’s he put it all together in the city of Long Beach and the rest is history. Al daughter announce her son and daughter as the future generation of this historic event. Al a jazz drummer showed that he still has it playing the drums with his jazz friends making great music that will live on forever.

It was a surprise to see Randy Crawford perform that crusaders hit street life. Her voice sound the same and she was great. KGFI had a wonderful time and thank you Al for another successful year at the LBC.


KGFI radio thank the Long Beach Jazz family for another 30 years of great memories and entertainment!

Written by

Chris Sawyer

IT’S LUV SHOW WITH THE SUN

Written by Kgfi on November 29, 2016. Posted in News

It’s LUV by THE SUN is a smooth love show that calms the body and soul. His sexy unique talent will take you to a place of peace and freedom, and happiness. THE SUN blend of music will help you to forget all of this world problems and he will take you to a place of positivity.

When I play a song to the listeners I like to tell a story that has a positive ending for the spirit, body and soul. I have so much respect for the artists, because I understand their gift that GOD gave them to give to the world and bring joy to the hearts of men and women all over the world. I’m not talking about music that promote hate, I’m talking about music that express love and peace.So when you listen to it’s luv I hope it motivates you to do your best, to love your wife and respect her, women respect your husband and love with all your heart because love is the answer, for GOD is love.

So open up your mind, and relax and enjoy this wonderful show from this talented artist.Tell a friend to listen too, because the show will bless you.I know what it’s like to work hard all day and you just want to come home and relax, well it’s luv will relax you and put a smile on your face. It’s luv will make you smile, think, and take you back to that speical place that made you really feel good.Tune in to THE SUN Monday through Saturday and enjoy his style of play that he has been doing for many years.We thank you for all of your support and we thank you for supporting these great artist around the world.Tell a friend and remember if it’s luv, then it’s positive.

BBJAZZ EVENTS!

Written by Kgfi on March 22, 2016. Posted in Events, News

BBJAZZ EVENTS!

 

The Sun and Ko Ko want to praise BBJAZZ EVENTS! for putting on another sold out event last night. The crowd was electric all across the room and thank you Betty as she took the time to acknowledge that KGFI was in the house. Rahsaan Patterson voice was filled with sweet melodies that the audience enjoyed. I was impress how Rahsaan took control of the audience as they were yelling out request, he politely said your not going to hear that song tonight.

His vocal range dazzle everyone in the house this artist is gifted and he is like no other. There was a surprise guess in the audience that Betty acknowledged one of the greatest promoters of our time Mrs. Kimi Rhochelle KRPR Media owner and CEO who was celebrating her birthday , BBJAZZ was honor to have her in the house.

BBJAZZ EVENTS!

As usual Betty Bennish is a very classy and gracious host who constantly making sure that the guest are feeling right at home. I commend her assistant and staff there nothing but professional as they assist the guest. If you haven’t been at a BBJAZZ event KGFI recommend that you do so, you will be so glad you did! Great job BBJAZZ !!

Ko Ko Edward
KGFI Writer/Editor

BBJAZZ EVENTS

Written by Kgfi on March 18, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

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The Sun and Ko Ko want to praise BBJAZZ for putting on another sold out event last night. The crowd was electric all across the room and thank you Betty as she took the time to acknowledge that KGFI was in the house. Rahsaan Patterson voice was filled with sweet melodies that the audience enjoyed. I was impress how Rahsaan took control of the audience as they were yelling out request, he politely said your not going to hear that song tonight.

His vocal range dazzle everyone in the house this artist is gifted and he is like no other. There was a surprise guess in the audience that Betty acknowledged one of the greatest promoters of our time Mrs. Kimi Rhochelle KRPR Media owner and CEO who was celebrating her birthday , BBJAZZ was honor to have her in the house.

As usual Betty Bennish is a very classy and gracious host who constantly making sure that the guest are feeling right at home. I commend her assistant and staff there nothing but professional as they assist the guest. If you haven’t been at a BBJAZZ event KGFI recommend that you do so, you will be so glad you did! Great job BBJAZZ !!

Ko Ko Edward
KGFI Writer/Editor

 

KGFI INTERVIEWS Charlie Wilson.

Written by Kgfi on March 7, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

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A conversation with Uncle Charlie Wilson by

Michelle Carrier-Davis 

 

Eleven-time Grammy nominee, author, chart topping singer/songwriter, legendary lead vocalist in a group and as a soloist.  I’ve been a fan of this gentlemen for as long as I can remember, it was an honor to have a conversation with…  Charlie Wilson who on February 11, 2016, will bring his soulful styling’s to the San Manuel Indian Casino.

Charlie’s love of music began at a very young age.  He remembers singing in the church choir and loving the sound of instruments playing and vocals harmonizing.  His rise to fame began when he and his brothers were discovered while performing in a local club.  Charlie loved music and entertaining but he was quick to point out that he was equally as passionate and talented in sports, particularly basketball.  Charlie stated that he could’ve been a successful basketball or football player had he pursued that instead of music.  Luckily, for us he chose music.

Coming off the high of his latest Grammy nominated CD “Forever Charlie”, I asked what could we look forward to with his next CD?  His response”, I am my biggest competition and my goal is to beat what I’ve done with my last CD”.  He shared with me that several of his “nephews” would be a part of the project however, he elected to keep quiet about which ones, and how they would participate.

Charlie also went on to say that, he planned to listen attentively to his” nephews” on this project, as they are all well-known hit-makers whose talents he strongly appreciates.  Snoop Dog is actually the “nephew” who deemed him “uncle” Charlie and assisted him with resurrecting his career by bringing his talent to the forefront of an audience who may not have known him otherwise. The one aspect of the upcoming CD that Charlie chose to share is that the finished product will be funky!

After the fame of his former group with his brother’s, The Gap Band, Charlie was missing from the music scene for several years.  My grandmother often said “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. During his time of addiction and then recovery, I asked him how this prepared him for today’s successes.  “Sometimes you have to go through some things, you can’t go from step 1 to 100, one-step at a time”.  “Some give up during the process, but I have a lot of faith”. “Faith without works is dead; God can do anything you need”.  “I thank God and depend on him”.  “It’s a been a journey, but I won’t stop.   If my back hurts, I will work it out, I won’t stop”.

Spirituality is a vital part of Charlie’s life. I asked him what was his defining moment that instance when he knew that he was living his purpose?  He paused to reflect for a moment, and then said “wow, everything has been a blessing”. That moment for him came when he won the BET lifetime achievement award. He said “the people who came to pay tribute to him both artists and fans were awesome, both amazing and a blessing, it was the best feeling that I have ever felt.”  “I hold the crown for the highest ratings for BET”. “It used to be James Brown then Michael Jackson, now it’s me”.

Charlie loves to entertain and typically performs 40-50 times per year. I asked when relaxing, who do you listen to?  “I listen to what I’ve done in the past because if you don’t know where you’ve been, how can you know where you’re going”?  Charlie says that he listens to other artists but not religiously because he fears that he will “steal” their styles.  When listening to a song so much that it becomes ingrained in you, you begin to believe it’s your own creation because it has become so familiar. Because he doesn’t want to “borrow” from other artists, he keeps listening to their music at a minimum.

Since we were discussing  his music, I asked what was his favorite Charlie Wilson song to sing? He chuckled loudly and said, “wow, do you have children”? Yes, I have 4 daughters. “Which one is your favorite”?  I laughed because I knew which direction he was headed and I responded, I tell my oldest that she is my favorite first born, my second that she is my favorite second born etc. He laughed and said “exactly, all my songs are my favorite”.

All of his songs are my favorites too. To date as a soloist Charlie has had a total of 18 hits of which 8 reached number one on Billboard. Songs such as “Goodnight Kisses”, My Love Is All I Have,” “You Are,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Charlie Last Name Wilson,” and “Without You.”

Charlie has been influenced by many of the greats however when asked if given the opportunity to perform a duet with an artist living or deceased without hesitation he said “Marvin Gaye”. Charlie has a lot of admiration for Stevie Wonder who he has performed with and Donny Hathaway whom he sat at a piano and sang with while on a visit to Chi town, but Marvin Gaye would be his choice. Charlie shared the experience of watching Marvin Gaye in a recording session. He had the bodyguard help him gain entrance unknowingly to the recording Marvin Gaye. Charlie talked about how amazing it was to listen and watch this person that he had such an admiration for, he likened it to feeling like a groupie. When he and Marvin met, he said that there was a mutual respect and appreciation for each other’s work. He feels incredibly blessed to have met him.

What can you expect from his performance? According to Charlie, be prepared to witness a power packed show that if it wasn’t then it should’ve been on your bucket list.  He plans to entice you with some of his hits as lead singer of the Gap Band as well as his current hits as a soloist. Uncle Charlie claims that you have never seen anything like the performance that he is about to bring to the Inland to see what he Empire. I can’t wait has in store for us.

 

 

Artist of the Week

Written by danny on February 19, 2016. Posted in Artist of the Week

Portrait of American soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, dressed in a fur coat and hood, who stands on a dock with his hands clasped together in front of a moored rowboat, 1970s. (Photo by Bernard Gotfryd/Getty Images)

BIOGRAPHY OF ARTIST

Teddy Pendergrass is one of the greatest soul singers in the world.He was a talented drummer and was the lead singer of the hit group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.Teddy unique voice carry him all the way to super stardom, he couldn’t be denied.His voice gave him hits like Wake Up Everybody, I Miss You, Close The Door and many more hits across the world.

KGFI acknowledged Teddy for his wonderful gift of song he gave to the world. When Teddy sing a song it was a blessing to hear such a wonderful talent with grace, style and class is the way he did it.KGFI will always play his music to the world because the world should never forget such a talent like Teddy bear.His gift of song made millions of people happy, his songs made people fall in love and even cry.Before his accident Teddy was on his way to super stardom, and during that time he handle disappointment with class.

Life is a gift and we all were bless listening to a gifted artist like Teddy. Congratulation to the Pendergrass family , Teddy you are KGFI ARTIST OF THE WEEK!

 

Written by

Christopher Sawyer

 

Happy Valentines from KGFI

Written by danny on February 10, 2016. Posted in News

Dj Sun DJ wishes you  happy valentines

DJ Sun

DJ Sun

Huntington Beach Library Theater – The DWELE Concert

Written by danny on December 10, 2015. Posted in News

At the Huntington beach library theater, the DWELE concert was sold out and energize! BBJAZZ events started with some music in the side room guests were having fun dancing socializing and having some drinks in a very intimate setting and minutes later, the show has started. The audience looked energetic and ready to go to the new set up BBJAZZ created. The show started with Mrs. Betty Bennish the promoter of the show introducing the artist and welcoming the sold out audience with passion making them feel right at home . I love how she involved the audience with the changes she made sharing with them any concerns or questions about the changes please let her know. Then Choklate a beautiful woman with a great voice out of Seattle entertained us with a great performance and her spirit was felt through out the audience as she was singing with her soul. image1She was in the moment feeling her songs with that red piece of cloth in her hand, beautiful sandals she was wearing too. During the KGFI interview her entire team were just a bundle of joy and they have a positive future ahead of them, great job team Choklate! Soul singer DWELE born on February 14, valentine day. Great talented singer, we had so much fun with him and his band. Great talented group, I liked that part how they were communicating with the audience, the band have stated there names and there signs and the audience have asked Dwele about his sign. He is a Aquarius. Dwele have chosen a couple from the audience and they have started to dance on the stage. The couple was kissing and hugging, then the guy has asked her to marry him with a ring, but they did not open the ring box. Dwele band were singing you are my sun shine in different ways, hip-hop, African, soul, classic ways, it was great. The audience has started dancing, and then Dwele left the stage and was interacting with the audience by the audience seats. He gave the mic to some of the audience to sing and dance with him and take photos with him. Nice job on the audience anticipation and this is what BBJAZZ is all about one big party! By KGFI writer Ko Ko Edward @bbjazzevents @therealdwele @choklate #music #news #musican #america