The Benford Jazz Label & R&B/Jazz Keyboardist/Entertainment Mogul Vassal Benford Issues an Offering of Love and Thanksgiving with Hit New Single "Dedication Song" Ahead of the Holidays
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 15, 2023 ~ As Thanksgiving approaches, music and entertainment industry mogul Vassal Benford is feeling grateful. The R&B/jazz keyboardist has released a new single, "Dedication Song," a fusion of traditional jazz and contemporary R&B/hip-hop. The Benford Jazz Label release mixed by acclaimed sound engineer and artist Greg Manning is the most added new single on Billboard's Mediabase chart two weeks running.

Benford has played a role in the creation of more than 58 platinum-selling records as a Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, musician and record executive in pop, R&B, hip/hop, rock and dance music. He has worked with many superstars, yet jazz remains his humble muse. "Dedication Song" plays like a sensual, ethereal and electronic R&B groove with steamy undertones providing contrast to the poetic notes emoted eloquently from Benford's melodic and agile piano. At its essence, the single is an offering of love reflecting thankfulness.

Benford said about the second single from his forthcoming album "Melody Man," which is due to arrive in April: "Dedication Song is a heartfelt song for all occasions, but this year we're bringing it out for the holiday season. While composing and tracking it in the studio, it filled me with immense feelings of gratitude, especially for my family and my loved ones. We are in strange times and every moment of love counts. Every act of love counts."

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The prolific producer has generated billions of dollars through music, film, television, concert events, revolutionary technology and sporting projects that have generated billions of spins, streams, downloads and views. He got his start as a teenager in Detroit writing songs for jazz legends Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Clarke and Nancy Wilson before producing timeless hits such as Jade's "Don't Walk Away," which charted on Billboard's Hot 100 for 39 straight weeks. His discography now boasts collaborations with DJ Diplo, Toni Braxton, NAS Flo Rida Queen Latifah Mariah Carey Rick Ross Deborah Cox Sheryl Crow U2 Bobby Brown New Edition Lil' Kim Patti LaBelle Faith Evans Chanté Moore Oleta Adams Lisa Stansfield Tramaine Hawkins The Fine Young Cannibals among others.

The Benford Company manages boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and serves as the chairman of The B.B King Estate while Benford is executive producing a documentary film about King assembling the accompanying soundtrack that features rapper Quavo of Migos. In movies he is partnered with former studio head Mark Canton ("300") on the "After" film trilogy ("After," "After We Collided," and "After We Fell"), which has generated over $300 million at the box office creating the television series "Power." They currently have two new hit films in the pipeline: biopics about Basketball Hall-of-Famer Spencer Haywood and Blues legend B.B King.

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At his core however Benford's passion remains in jazz and instrumental R&B music; last year he tested these waters by releasing the title track to "Melody Man" which sounds totally unique unlike anything else in contemporary jazz space; "Dedication Song" provides another glimpse into what's to come from this innovative collection featuring collaborations with Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown eight-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist Gerald Albright singer-songwriters Aloe Blacc Chanté Moore among others; "Dedication Song" is available now on all music streaming platforms alongside its official music video on YouTube; for more information please visit https://www.vassalbenford.com/ https://benfordjazz.com/.
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