For the soul: Moore goes back to basics for upcoming old school music extravaganza, youth event

Quentin Moore

Dallas soul man Quentin Moore is doing his part to recognize the musicians who paved the way for his music style.

Through his music production company, Soulbol Pro Presents …, Moore will present an old-school jam fest and a music workshop, titled “Real Music for Kids,” for the youth in the coming weeks.

On Friday, Sept. 28, some of Dallas’ and Fort Worth’s top singers and musicians will come together for a concert to cover some of the best soul, R&B, and pop sounds from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s during the “Soul Extravaganza: Tribute to ‘Old School’ Soul Music.” The extravaganza will take place on the patio of J.Pepe’s, 2720 N. Stemmons in Dallas. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show to begin at 9 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the show will be rescheduled for Oct. 5.

“I am trying to bring awareness to the real music, the origin,” Moore said. “A lot of people sample old school music. I want to show the origin of the samples.”

The Austin native said the Sept. 28 event will serve as a lesson in black music and allow soul music enthusiasts to reconnect with their favorite artists.

Also scheduled to perform are smooth jazz guitarist Michael Walker from Garland and multi-talented singer Angela Blair from Dallas.

Music from Aretha Franklin, the Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Prince, Diana Ross, Curtis Mayfield, Frankie Beverly & Maze, and Michael Jackson is slated, Moore said. A tribute Mayfield and Maze are on Moore’s playlist.

After the concert, an old-school dance party hosted by D.J. Tony Rojo will take place. Guests can enjoy Tex-Mex, drink specials all night long ($3 margaritas and domestics, $5 Wells), and free parking. Dress to impress, therefore, no tennis shoes or tall tees allowed.

Tickets are $15 presale and before 9 p.m. and $20 after 9 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.soulextra.com.

Moore’s mission continues from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Lue’isiana Po Boys, 1104 S. Elm St. in Carrollton with “Real Music for Kids.” The event will expose children to organic art forms of live music such as soul, jazz, and R&B. Quentin Moore and friends will perform live at the event.

“This is an awareness-type thing. The goal is to orientate them to live musicianship and inspire them to become musicians.

There will also be a question-and-answer session with participating musicians and parents will have the opportunity to sign their kids up for music lessons.

“Real Music for Kids” is free for children 17 and under and $10 for everyone else. For more information on the old-school extravaganza and the Oct. 6 event, visit www.Soulextra.com   or email Qmooremusic@yahoo.com.

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