Latest News

  • Awesome Jazz At The Creek Finale

    By: Leonard Thompson

    August 20, 2014

    0 Comments

    Soulful jazz beats and R&B tunes filled the outdoor amphitheater at Market Creek Plaza for the final show in the Jazz at the Creek concert series Saturday, August 16th. The summer series’ finale was headlined by the legendary Warren Hill, featuring electrifying performances from Latin-inspired group, DW3, and up and coming jazz artist, J White. Warren Hill serenaded fans with his saxophone as he made his way to the stage, performing a mix of upbeat fan favorites and romantic love ballads. Hill closed out the show with a wild rendition of the funk rock classic, “Play That Funky Music,” but not before bringing his daughter, Olivia, to the stage to show off her budding talent. The 15 year-old aspiring starlet dazzled the Jazz at the Creek crowd, impressively belting out the notes to Minnie Riperton’s timeless classic, “Loving You,” and rocking out to current reggae hit, “Rude.” Hill wasn’t the only dad excited about taking the stage with his daughter.  J White grabbed his 3 year-old daughter by the hand and brought her to the stage to dance along with him as he delivered an enthralling performance and closed out his show with support from his biggest fan. The party continued with DW3, who hit the stage with a lively Latin flair. The all-male group got the crowd out of their seats with energetic renditions of 90’s classics like NEXT’s “Too Close” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” All season long, hundreds of jazz fans packed the outdoor amphitheatre, camping outside the venue with fans and […]

  • Summer Sensation Ends with Warren Hill at the...

    By: Leonard Thompson

    August 12, 2014

    0 Comments

    The final concert at the creek wraps up the summer series with Warren Hill and an all-male show with J White and DW3 on Saturday, August 16. This mix of saxophones, crossover jazz and Latin R&B flair is the proper punctuation for a record-breaking season of award winning artists, growing attendance and stellar performances at Market Creek Plaza – jazz’s new address at 310 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA. To purchase tickets for Jazz at the Creek online, go to http://www.jazzatthecreeksd.com or contact M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Record office at (858) 650-3190 or at Felix’s Restaurant, 342 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA. Portions of the proceeds from Jazz at the Creek go to “The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program”, implemented under the San Diego Food Bank, for chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households, whose only meals are provided at school.

  • Brent Jones Returns

    By: Leonard Thompson

    August 5, 2014

    0 Comments

    We’ve done it before, but never like this…  Brent Jones is returning to the city for another workshop for local singers and musicians with a heart for ministry and music.He’s been keeping busying planning the release of his new album, Joy Comin’ and an upcoming tour, but not before stopping by Extreme Gospel Worship Center, 880 Kuhn Drive in Chula Vista from 4 -7 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014.Jones always brings along an electrifying burst of energy with him and fans most recent glimpse of this dynamic artist was at the San Diego County Fair. This visit he’ll bring along his soon-to-be-release album, Joy Comin’ for fans to purchase. So, mark your calendars for this free event and get ready for the return of the “Choir Master” Brent Jones.

  • Karen Clark-Sheard Makes History

    By: Leonard Thompson

    July 28, 2014

    0 Comments

    M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records spearheaded a history making event aboard a seaside carrier with Karen Clark-Sheard, powerhouse recording artist, songwriter and record label executive. Over 1000 supporters flooded the Bayside Gospel Concert aboard the U.S.S.  Midway for a memorable night of music and ministry on July 27, 2014. The high energy show began with a medley of patriotic songs, leading to one exceptional performance after another before Sheard spectacular finale. The star-studded lineup drew national attention from Trinity Broadcasting Network’s, JUCE TV new cable broadcast and captured the biggest and brightest  artists as they hit the stage from Men 4 Christ, Archie Robinson & N.B.P., David Dredden & Undefeated, Eddie Baltrip & Fulfillment to Stephanie Stephens. Sheard kept the audience riveted to the flight deck during the inaugural event with chart topping songs from her past. The charismatic artist had a limitless repertoire of hits to choose from; her career spans from the Clark Sister to recent projects like “All in One” the first CD on her own label, Karew Records. One of the evening highlights has concert goers were dancing in the aisles when Sheard brought the Divine Praise Dancers on stage to perform during her dynamic set. This all-girl troupe of young liturgical dancers performed choreographed numbers wearing customized sailor outfits in honor of the military. The U.S.S. Midway Diversity Committee, a collection of veterans and business owners, are committed to reaching out all to communities within the city.  They entrusted this vision to M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records and with collaborative efforts by the San Diego Urban […]

  • Recording Artist Brent Jones Shines Light on ...

    By: Leonard Thompson

    July 1, 2014

    0 Comments

    June 28, 2014—The 10th Annual Gospel Festival has only just begun and gospel artist Brent Jones already has the audience members on their feet, clapping, singing, and dancing with him. The concert began at 7pm on Saturday at the San Diego Fab Fair, featuring gospel artists Fred Hammond and Brent Jones as well as their fellow musicians and singers on the Heineken Grandstand Stage. The audience members took nearly an entire five stories of the theatre, and their size continued to increase throughout the fabulous performance! Being the first of the two artists to perform, Brent Jones engaged the audience into his music, teaching the attendees the chorus to the next song and encouraging them to sing with him and his enthusiastic singers as they celebrated the greatness of gospel and the innovative and universal form that they have given to it. As I arrived to the theatre, I saw that Jones was passing out samples of his latest album to those closest to the front of the stage and was very pleased to hear him asking them to “Be nice, be nice” and to pass the CDs to those that were behind them. The audience sang and clapped on with the next song, and there were loud choruses of “Feels like Heaven’s in the room!” throughout each level of the building as they joined Jones and his singers. This is when I noticed even more attendees coming to the performance and was also when the concert became more alive! Jones and his crew made […]