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Once upon a time, R&B was known for great live performances marked by passion, spontaneity and even transcendence through the great soul revues at such storied venues as The Apollo Theater, The Howard Theater, and The Uptown. The musicians playing behind the singers were often the finest players from the realms of R&B jazz and gospel, who delivered intricate arrangements, electrifying solos, and an undeniable groove. Jeff Bradshaw was born in North Philadelphia. His father was a minister so his formative musical experiences were in church, where brass bands were a staple. Jeff amazingly never took formal lessons. The first instrument he began playing was the snare drum. Following that he began playing baritone horn and sousaphone. He chooses to play trombone and became determined to make the trombone hip, a cool instrument in mainstream music, not just jazz. The world-renown trombonist has bounced back and is stronger than ever. Reflecting his new lease on life, Bradshaw will be releasing his third studio album in late spring appropriately titled Stronger. The single "Stay" featuring the magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff and R&B/soul man Jeff Murrell In addition to DJ Jazzy Jeff and Jeff Murrell, Stronger will feature special guests Frank McComb, Glenn Lewis, Raheem DeVaughn, Robert Glasper, Amber Jeanne Navran of Moonchild, Paula Champion, Micki Miller and more surprises.