“Dedication Song” is the most-added new single on the Billboard Mediabase charts two weeks in a row and offers a taste of the upcoming “Melody Man” album
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA., November 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — As Thanksgiving approaches, music and entertainment industry mogul, Vassal Benford, is grateful. The R&B/Jazz keyboardist has written and produced a new single: “Dedication Song” a fusion of traditional jazz and contemporary R&B/hip-hop. With this release, Benford continues to expand his position as a pioneering trendsetter, consistently pushing the boundaries of music genres. The Benford Jazz Label Release mixed by a renowned sound engineer and artist Greg Manning is the most added new single on Billboard Media base Chart two weeks in a row. “Dedication song” is now available on all music streaming platforms, along with the official music video on YouTube.
Bedford has been involved in the creation of more than 58 platinum-certified records grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, musician and record executive in pop, R&B, hip/hop, rock and dance music. He has worked with a veritable who’s who list of superstars, yet jazz remains his humble muse. Playing the piano to promote feelings of intimacy and emotional connection, “Dedication Song” plays like a sensual, ethereal and electronic R&B groove. Steamy undertones contrast with the poetic notes eloquently produced by Benford’s melodic and agile piano. At its core, the single is an offering of love that reflects gratitude.
“Dedication Song is a heartfelt song for all occasions, but this year we are releasing it for the Christmas season. While composing and recording it in the studio, it filled me with immense feelings of gratitude, especially for my family and loved ones.” We are in strange times and every moment of love counts. Every act of love counts. Now I notice every smile and realize that every moment of peace is a blessing. The world needs love, so I dedicate this song to everyone with love,” Benford said of the second single from his upcoming album. “Melody man,” which is due to arrive in April.
Benford is a prolific producer of music, film, television, concert events, revolutionary technology and sports projects that have generated billions of dollars and billions of spins, streams, downloads and views. He started his career as a teenager Detroit Writing songs for jazz legends Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Clarke And Nancy Wilson. In addition to producing timeless hits like Jades “Do not go” Benford’s discography, which spent 39 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, now features collaborations with DJ Diplo, Tony BraxtonNAS, Flo Rida, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Rick Ross, Deborah Cox, Sheryl CrowU2, Bobby BrownReissue, Lil’ Kim, Patti LaBelle, Believe EvansSung Moore, Oleta Adams, Lisa Stansfield, Tramaine Hawkins, And The fine young cannibals among others.
The Benford Company managed boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and serves as chairman of The BB King Estate. Benford is executive producing a documentary about King and compiling the accompanying soundtrack with the rapper Quavo from Migos. On films, Benford works with the former studio head and blockbuster producer Mark Canton (“300”) on the “After” film trilogy (“After,” “After We Collided,” and “After We Fell.”), which was generated via 300 million dollars at the box office and created the television series “Perfomance.” You currently have two new successful films in the pipeline: biographies about basketball Hall-of-Famers Spencer Haywood and blues legend BB King.
During manufacture Hollywood Megadeals in the boardroom are part of everyday life for Benford, but his passion remains jazz and instrumental R&B music. Last year he tested the waters with the release of the title track “Melody man,” This sounds absolutely unique and unlike anything else in contemporary jazz. “Dedication Song” offers a second glimpse into the future of the innovative collection, as Benford collaborates with the Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Browneight-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist Gerald Albrightand singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc And Sung Moore.
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SOURCE The Benford Jazz Label