Guru Jazzmatazz Tribute Concert Planned For April 21 In New York City

UPDATE: Babygrande Records and Group Home speak of this week's event and make a donation to Guru's son, K.C.

Revive Music Group will celebrate their fifth anniversary with a tribute concert dedicated to Keith "Guru" Elam's Jazzmatazz series. The show will take place on April 21 at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge. The event comes  a year and two days after the untimely death of the emcee best known for founding the group Gang Starr.

The show will feature members of the Elam family, along with several of Guru's collaborators through the Jazzmatazz series. Between 1993 and 2007, Guru released four volumes of Jazzmatazz as well as a greatest hits compilation. The series involved Jazz greats such as Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd and Herbie Hancock, along with Hip Hop luminaries such as J Dilla, Common and Kool Keith.

Information about the event is available here.

(March 26)

UPDATE: Babygrande Records founder and president Chuck Wilson told HipHopDX the following: "We lost an international treasure with Guru's passing. The music he made with DJ Premier as Gang Starr and as a solo artist had a profound impact on my life. It was an honor to share the evening with his friends and family and to make a direct donation to his son KC on behalf of Group Home and Babygrande [Records]."

Last year, Babygrande released the third album from Gang Starr Foundation outfit Group Home, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal.

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8 Comments

  • GUNTER GUNTALK

    ONLY TOOK A FUCKING YEAR! FUCK EVERYBODY INCLUDING DJ PREMIER WHO LEFT GURU TO HIMSELF! FUCK EVERYONE IN AND AROUND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR NOT HONORING THIS ARTIST IN A CORRECT WAY WHEN HE DIED.

  • ignite

    Jake is always keeping it 100 with the Guru updates

  • Almar

    If Primo aint there than it's not gonna be a proper tribute. Gone But Never Forgotten. R.I.P. Guru.

    • Almar

      Makes Sense, Primo Might have had his hands on a couple Jazzmatazz tracks, But I Feel Ya, In any sense i pay homage to Guru. It's Funny that this story only had 7 comments as of this post, yall would rather comment on "Fake Beef" & "Pink Duck Tattoo's" C'MON MAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!!

    • rodney

      Premo was involved in Jazzmatazz, but I agree with replier.

    • Anonymous

      jamzzmatazz was a side project of guru's, premo wasnt really involved. if the latter was there, he'd most likely steal the show, which is not a good look. rip GURU.

  • Djj

    Glad to know people are paying respect to one of the greatest minds ever in hip-hop. I miss Guru.

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