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Mon - September 17, 2018 6:03 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music: World Premiere -The Times of Bill Cunningham- NYFF
Maurice Lynch Music: World Premiere -The Times of Bill Cunningham- NYFF
Maurice Lynch Music: The World Premiere of “The Times of Bill Cunningham” a documentary film by Mark Bozek. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker on New York Times Photographer and Icon the Late Bill Cunningham. It will premiere at (NYFF) The New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.“Tonight Josephine”  written by Maurice Lynch is the films theme song. Sang by Legendary Super Model, Singer and Socialite Ms. Pat Cleveland. It will be a great night of Film, Fashion and Style. 

Mark Bozek began work on this lovely and invigorating film about the now legendary street photographer on the day of Cunningham’s death in 2016 at the age of 87. Bozek is working with precious material, including a lengthy 1994 filmed interview with Cunningham (shot when he received a Media Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America) and his subject’s earliest pre-New York Times photographs, long unseen. In his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, Cunningham takes us through his Irish Catholic upbringing in Boston, his army stint, his move to New York in 1948 (which was controversial for his straitlaced family), his days as a milliner, his close friendships with Nona Park and Sophie Shonnard of Chez Ninon, his beginnings as a photographer, and his liberated and wholly democratic view of fashion. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker.

Maurice Lynch
Tue - September 11, 2018 3:24 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music - Remembering Everyone We Lost on 9/11
Maurice Lynch Music - Remembering Everyone We Lost on 9/11
I still remember so well. On this solemn day over 17 years ago, 
how my city was changed forever. 

May all of those that lost love ones, and who's lives were changed
find peace and remberance today.

I once heard my pastor The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Senior Minister
Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City, share this prayer.

"Holy Spirit, lead me, guide me
As I move throughout this day.
May your promptings deep inside me
Show me what to do and say.
In the power of your presence,
Strength and courage will increase.
In the wisdom of your guidance
Is the path that leads to peace"

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Senior Minister
Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City

Maurice Lynch
Maurice Lynch Music - New York City
Sat - September 1, 2018 6:34 pm     A+ | a-
 A Final Farewell to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin - Maurice Lynch Music
A Final Farewell to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin - Maurice Lynch Music
A star-studded send-off for Aretha Franklin in her hometown of Detroit. An emotional goodbye with R.E.S.P.E.C.T for the Queen of Soul. With her soaring voice that became an inspirational standard for other singers to match.

Carried away in a gleaning 24-karat gold casket. As sea of pink Cadillac cars followed the Queen of Soul on her final journey, out of our presence but never out of our hearts................ All Hail the Queen,

It's hard saying good-bye.    My heart is broken.

Maurice Lynch
Maurice Lynch Music
Thu - August 16, 2018 2:08 pm     A+ | a-
The Legendary Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin & Producer - Maurice Lynch - © Maurice Lynch Music
The Legendary Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin & Producer - Maurice Lynch - © Maurice Lynch Music
Regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time, no singer alive has had as much effect on me as "The Queen of Soul,  Aretha Franklin". The Queen of Soul was my mother’s favorite singer and I grew up with her voice always being played in our home. Even now when I’m working on music  The Queen of Soul is there with me.

The Queen's powerhouse voice was a perfect blend of gospel and blues and she was a game changer in the Music Industry a strong-willed independent thinker, with a voice unlike any other that firmly solidified her place in our history books very early on in her career. Her talents did not just stop at her mind and her voice. A very gifted pianist who loved sitting down to express herself through the ivories.

The Queen of Soul was the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, she has  influenced musicians of all walks of life long before that—and will continue to do so for a long time to come. Her legendary career broke records for female artists on the Billboard charts, winning 18 Grammy Awards and 2 Honorary Grammys. The Queen also was awarded America's highest honor the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.

I've had the opportunity to meet her on several occasions, but the most compelling was the first time in 2000 at her book launch in New York City. The Queen was not taking photographs that day but, she took one with me and stated “How could I not take a picture with a fine man like you”. It was magical, and at my church, The Riverside Church in New York City at the Funeral of  Luther Vandross, I was assigned to be her host that day. The Queen was so gracious and ethereal. Her legacy and memory will always be a part of my heart and journey. The Queen of Soul will be dearly missed. We know the Queen is being welcomed and given the microphone, with open arms at the heavenly jam session now taking place up above.

Long live the Queen is evident. There is no doubt of the incredible impact she has made both on the music industry and on popular culture during a career that spanned over half a century. The Queen will leave a massive void that cannot be filled and her legacy will live on.

" Aretha Franklin was the voice of our generation and her voice was a feminist anthem for black and all women. Black folks-love ,pain redemption and vulnerability, she sang the secular and the sacred -with a voice that touched our souls-she exemplified the soul of Black folks and transcended it"....Taniquil Jones 2018

All Hail The Queen.

Maurice Lynch
Maurice Lynch Music
Fri - June 15, 2018 5:22 pm     A+ | a-
Celebrating Bill Cunningham – N.Y. Historical Society Exhibit. June 08 - September 09, 2018
Celebrating Bill Cunningham – N.Y. Historical Society Exhibit. June 08 - September 09, 2018
If you are in New York City please make sure that you visit the New-York Historical Society’s exhibit.
“Celebrating Bill Cunningham”. The exhibit is running this summer from June 8- September 9, 2018. The opening was incredible. I am so honored that my song “Tonight Josephine” sang by Pat Cleveland is being featured in the museum retrospective exhibit on this great New York Times Iconic Photographer The Late Bill Cunningham........Maurice Lynch  

Celebrating Bill Cunningham marks the New-York Historical Society’s recent acquisition of objects, personal correspondence, ephemera, and photographs that reflect the life and work of Bill Cunningham, one of the late 20th century’s most influential trend-spotters and style authorities. The legendary New York Times journalist and photographer was frequently spied on the city’s streets, at fashion shows, and elegant soirées capturing New York’s fashion innovators and cultural glitterati. Showcasing a selection from Cunningham’s Facades project―his eight-year photographic project documenting New York City’s architectural and fashion history, shown at the Museum in 2014―Celebrating Bill Cunningham also features photographs documenting his friendship with floral designer Toni Cimino, known as Suzette; a Cunningham bicycle; his Nikon camera; signature blue jacket; ephemera; and unforgettable William J hats. Curated by Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts.
Generous support for this exhibition provided by May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
The New-York Historical Society would like to extend sincere appreciation to John Kurdewan, who has provided invaluable assistance for our effort to collect items that document and commemorate Bill Cunningham's life. Celebrating Bill Cunningham would not be possible without his insight and support. 
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
Maurice Lynch
Mon - June 11, 2018 10:30 am     A+ | a-
Alyson Williams Kicks-Off Jazzmobile's "SUMMERFEST"
Alyson Williams Kicks-Off Jazzmobile's "SUMMERFEST"
Join Jazzmobile they are kicking-off the season with Summerfest “Harlem to Broadway” with Alyson Williams, Patience Higgins etc….. I have music being featured in the show so please come out, I will be there…….Maurice Lynch
Jazzmobile's multifaceted Jazz programming is the vehicle employed to support our mission while joining other arts organizations that are also affecting a positive economic impact on the communities we serve.

For over 50 years, we have brought Jazzmobile performance programs featuring acclaimed and emerging artists to neighborhood streets, parks, and community and senior centers in all five boroughs of New York City as well as local Harlem venues.

Are you a professional Jazz musician looking to take it to the next level? Do you enjoy singing or performing Jazz just for fun? Or are you seeking instruction for your child or school classes? Are you a lifelong student of Jazz and want to know the historical influence and the latest trends in today's Jazz music? Jazzmobile offers a variety of Jazz education programs for professional artists, New York City public school students and Jazz enthusiasts. Here, those who teach also do: many of our most popular Jazz performers also serve as our instructors.

Jazzmobile's core programs have become the model that others emulate across the United States.
Sat - June 2, 2018 5:44 pm     A+ | a-
Maestro- Ray Chew  Musician & Musical Director
Maestro- Ray Chew Musician & Musical Director

             Ray Chew

"For this exciting month I wanted to Salute Maestro Ray Chew for African-American Music Appreciation Month and also New York Music Month. Harlemite and recording industry giant Ray Chew’s celebrity is global and his gift as a musician and orchestral arranger is incomparable. With a career that has span over 25 years in recording, television and live presentations Maurice Lynch Music Salutes Mr. Ray Chew"…….Maurice Lynch.

Music Director Ray Chew performs at the helm of award winning musical events with the world’s most popular artists including Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, Queen Latifah, James Taylor, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Jennifer Hudson and Quincy Jones. Currently Ray is in his ninth season as the music director for ABC’s “Dancing with The Stars” giving his music takes on current and classic hits.

Previously Ray served as music director for Fox’s “American Idol’; where he inspired some of the best talent in the competition’s history and produced over 300 contestant iTunes downloads. He has also served as music director for several network television series including “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” and BET’s “Sunday Best”. Ray’s long-standing history with the BET Network, heading up the music for their biggest annual events include: “BET Honors’; “Celebration of Gospel” and the “BET Awards”.

Ray’s music direction is sought after for prestigious music specials and historic landmark events including the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2015 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, The President’s Inaugural Neighborhood Ball and the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards. In 2014, with the blessings of Milton DeLugg – who had previously held the seat for 50 years, Ray was handed the baton to musically direct NBC’s broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade… an 88 year tradition.

Ray’s work with orchestras as a conductor and a composer has carried him to prestigious venues all over the world. From the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. to the Nobel Peace Prize broadcast in Norway, Ray’s in demand sound can be found on various television and film scores.

At New York’s Carnegie Hall, he and his wife, Vivian Scott Chew, curate “A Night of Inspiration” – a sold out all-star concert to promote diversity at the famed venue. He conducted a 64-piece orchestra joined by a 200 voice mass choir for notable artists from the gospel and secular communities.
Fri - May 4, 2018 2:18 pm     A+ | a-
Join Maurice Lynch on "Love Notes" with Alyson Williams WHCR- 90.3 Harlem
Join Maurice Lynch on "Love Notes" with Alyson Williams WHCR- 90.3 Harlem
Please Join Maurice Lynch LIVE on May 15, 2018 for " Love Notes" with Alyson Williams in The Chill Zone. Get a sneak peak into all the great things going on with Maurice Lynch Music.

They will share insight on his career, Living in New York City , Upcoming movies, Jazz, Inspiration and sharing new music with the audience on this incredible show.  

Only on WHCR "The Voice of Harlem" 90.3 FM in New York City
Fri - April 6, 2018 6:08 pm     A+ | a-
Pat Cleveland Duo-Single - "Tonight Josephine" Now on Amazon
Pat Cleveland Duo-Single - "Tonight Josephine" Now on Amazon
Maurice Lynch Music Presents: Legendary Model & Style Icon Pat Cleveland paying tribute to the incomparable Joséphine Baker the American born unrivaled Queen of the French Music Hall, who is forever immortalized in this a new duo-single. Get ready to swing from Harlem to Paris. The songs cleverly and biographically serenades Joséphine's life in a sizzling ‘Le Jazz Hot’ twenties style, with a jazzy techno swing and dance remix for a younger generation.” Enjoy the sensational Pat Cleveland as she successfully channels "La Baker". This tribute is a Joséphine Baker collector’s dream. With this CD purchase, you will also enjoy `an intimate collection of photographs of Pat Cleveland modeling in the Baker-esque style. Pat Cleveland is “Walking with the Muses” with this hit.

Available Now:
Sun - March 25, 2018 7:21 pm     A+ | a-
Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1890, by Heinrich Hofmann - Location- The Riverside Church N.Y.C
Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, 1890, by Heinrich Hofmann - Location- The Riverside Church N.Y.C

May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness as we celebrate this joyful Holy Week.
In spite of all the violence around us, in spite of the evil that we see, bigotry, division, all around us, we must never give up on that spark of divine life and grace within us that gives us hope. We know that each one of us can make a difference. We can fashion a better community. We can make a better world.
Happy Easter to you and your family as we celebrate our Father’s greatest sacrifice through his Son, Jesus Christ. Have a blessed Easter Holiday .
Maurice Lynch

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