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A worldwide collaboration with United 4 Love Entertainment and Creative exchange in the UK for a livestream fundraising performance called EducAID Africa. This event is designed to raise money and musical instruments to support music education and open music schools in Benin which is a country in West Africa. You can learn more about it here.


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U-Turn Annual Fundraising Breakfast, 2709 North 30th St., Omaha, Nebraska

Thumper & Generation One will be the Headliner for the 5th Annual U-Turn fundraising Breakfast !!!

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Thumper in the United Kingdom 

Thumpers music has officialy gone worldwide. An internet radio station in the UK has picked up his sound. MMIR Internet Radio located in Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom will begin playing his music this week. (:-D) GOD IS TRUELY GOOD !!!!!

More Thumper for the US 

Another Smooth Jazz internet website has picked up the music of Thumper and the band. Along with the Vangard Jazz Society, has added them to their roster. you can check it out at "This is really a true blessing and inspires us to keep pushin forward. Thank you all for all of your blessings and support." Thumper said in an interview earlier today.

The Essence show picks up Thumper & Generation One 

The music of Thumper & Generation One has caught the attention of a international radio program. The Essence Show is a highly personal show with a very global sound. It is driven by the vision of singer /songwriter and producer Kara Johnstad. The show airs internationally Sundays at the NYC-based, and within a year of its conception has caught the attention of the record labels and radio industry producers worldwide. Every week, Kara selects the top in Jazz, World, New Age…

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Walmart Joins Thumper for Musical Toy Raiser for 4th year 

Walmart stores Inc., the worlds largest retailer has once again joined forces with Omaha musician Craig (Thumper) Samuels in support of the 2009 Smooth Jazz “Toyz 4 Tunez” musical benefit concert for the Child Saving Institute. The concert idea was created by Thumper about 6 years ago as a way to give to children in need. This years show will take place November 19th in Omaha at the Keno King Grand Ballroom located at 65th and Ames Ave. at 7pm (Doors open at 6pm). The Toyz 4 Tunez show is a musical…

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Park Series 2010 begins before 09 ends 

Park Series 2010 begins before 09 ends The Summer Jazz concert in the park series put on by Omaha musician Craig Thumper Samuels has already booked 25 dates with the city of Omaha for the 2010 and the 2009 series has not even finished. The response throughout the series that started in 2007 has increasingly grown each year and has gained the attention of other bands, as well as other cities and towns. The 2009 series was expanded to two other Nebraska towns because of the popularity of the 2008 series.…

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Studio 2 Radio Picks Up Thumper & the Band 

Studio 2 Radio to Air Thumper’s Music Thumper and Generation One has caught the interest of yet another internet music radio station. Studio 2 Radio, a prominent internet radio station for independent artists has picked up the musician and his band. The interest came from the release of “We R a Nation” the bands current CD that just came out in May of 2009. With the interest of “We R a Nation” Studio 2 Radio was directed to where their attention was drawn to the CD’s “Six Education”…

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We R a Nation gets 8 of 10 stars from music giant 

We R a Nation Gets 8 of 10 Stars from Leading A&R music company Americas leading musical A& R giant TAXI has given Thumper & Generation One’s latest CD “We R a Nation” 8 out of 10 starts in 6 separate categories ranging from Music, Marketability, Arrangement, Production, Engineering, and Musicianship. The A&R review board also sent comments and recommendations such as “solid work all the way around”, and the photo makes a statement, but the playing makes the louder statement”. Another review board…

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Thumper on Smooth Jazz radio in Portugal 

Thumper & Generation One’s latest CD, We R a Nation has been picked up by a Smooth Jazz radio station in Portugal. Mr. Ivo Martin, a senior executive and program manager of the smooth jazz station heard the new music from a new music internet radio station that features new upcoming jazz artists, and was directed to where he contacted us and requested to have copies of Thumpers music to add to the roster on his smooth jazz stations. Since then more requests are coming in from other…

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Hi-Fi internet radio station gives "We R a Nation" 2 Thumbs Up. 

"We R a Nation," the 3rd CD by Thumper & Generation One, finds the one-man band continuing to navigate the sounds and styles of R&B, jazz, funk, rock, and pop with the intuitive finesse of a veteran ensemble. Opening with a propulsive R&B rock gem, "It's Time," worthy of Prince, Thumper establishes the contours of the 13 tracks to follow. The title song, "We R a Nation," rides an R&B quiet storm groove in a call-out for unity and tolerance, while "Dreams do Come True" is an urban-leaning contemporary song…

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Wishing Michael Jackson a Safe Journey Home 

Thumper spent thursday and friday in shock after learning about the death of one of his greatest inspirations both in music and in humanity....Michael Jackson. "I wish him a safe journey home and our thoughts and prayers to the family and his children." Rest In Peace Michael from the entire United 4 Love staff.