Had some big fun last Sunday at the Kennedy Center in DC, music directing the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Honoring Eddie Murphy, which debuts nationally on PBS stations Nov. 23, 2015. Pictured here: Brittany Howard (from Alabama Shakes), moi, and living legend of soul Sam Moore; Sam and Brittany totally ripped it up on their duet as the featured musical guests. The band included: Shawn Pelton, Hagar Ben-Ari, Charlie Giordano, Ado Coker, Kiku Collins, Elizabeth Frascoia, Binky Griptite, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, & Taku Hirano. Also: many, many funny tributes to Eddie from Arsenio Hall, Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Nealon, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Joe Piscopo, & Jay Pharoah.
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- Join Crispin at Stand For The Troops | CrispinMusic.com
Wed. Nov. 11th, 2015 – A Star-Studded Veteran’s Day Concert Next Wednesday, November 11th, join us for this excellent concert Veteran’s Day event “Stand For the Troops” at Ethical Culture Concert Hall, 2 W. 64th St., NYC, 7pm, featuring guest performers […]
- Crispin & Kiku at the Kennedy Center
On Oct. 18, 2015, we taped the “18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for Humor, honoring Eddie Murphy” (which debuts Nov. 23 on PBS stations nationally). My band that night included trumpeter Kiku Collins, mugging with me here at dress rehearsal […]
- Shaking it with Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard
Had some big fun last Sunday at the Kennedy Center in DC, music directing the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Honoring Eddie Murphy, which debuts nationally on PBS stations Nov. 23, 2015. Pictured here: Brittany Howard (from […]
- Esperanza Spalding Amazing at the White House
On Oct. 14 we taped a show in the East Room of the White House for PBS called “A Celebration of American Creativity”, which will debut on Jan. 8, 2016. One of the absolutely astounding artists we backed up that night […]
- Support the Adam Roth Cancer Treatment Fund
Adam is a longtime friend and a uniquely gifted musician who, with his brother Charlie, helped me at key moments throughout the entire span of my artistic endeavors here in Gotham. He embodies the spirit of rock and roll past […]
- If VP Joe Biden Had My Hair . . .
True Story True story: 2013, in the East Room of the White House, just after Leon Pendarvis snapped this, Joe leaned in and whispered to me: “If I had your hair, I’d be President today. . . ” You […]
- Cracked Ice “Soul Noir”
Cracked Ice’s latest release, Soul Noir, is retro-nuevo soul/r&b, like soul classics, only brand new ones you’ve never heard before! Available for listening and purchase at cdbaby.com and for download at iTunes.