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Derrick Hodge contributed arrangements for Nas' One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide concert at the Kennedy Center back in March. The concert was held in the nation's capital as the legendary emcee celebrated the 20th anniversary of his seminal debut album, Illmatic. In addition to arranging songs for the National Symphony Orchestra, Derrick also had the privilege and honor to play alongside the nation's premiere orchestra alongside drummer Daru Jones. For an in-depth look at the concert, head over to Revive-Music. Scroll down to watch footage

Grab your tickets to catch Derrick Hodge alongside Michael Aaberg (keys), Federico Pena (keys), and Mike Mitchell (drums) on Tuesday, July 8th at London's Jazz Café as part of his Live Today tour. To purchase your tickets, click here. Head over to Derrick's Tour Page to catch all the latest details and to see if he's coming to a town near you!

DHodge is hitting Paris' iconic Le Duc des Lombards this Sunday, July 6th. Joining Hodge are Michael Aaberg (keys), Federico Pena (keys), and Mike Mitchell (drums). To purchase your tickets, click here. Go to Derek's Tour Page to get the latest news on where Derek is playing.

Derrick is set to hit Europe from Friday, July 4th to the following week on July 11th showcasing the music of his Blue Note debut LP, Live Today. Backing DHodge in his first European tour as a leader are Michael Aaberg (keys), Federico Pena (keys), and Mike Mitchell (drums). Head over to Derrick's Tour Page for ticket information and all the latest news on his upcoming shows. Tour List: July 4, 2014 - Istanbul Jazz Festival - Istanbul, Turkey July 5, 2014 - Love Supreme Festival -

Downbeat's Annual Critics Poll showed DHodge lots of love this year by awarding him with 132 votes making Derrick a frontrunner in the "Rising Star: Electric Bass" category. Derrick's work with the Robert Glasper Experiment also got nods as the Experiment topped categories in "Beyond Artist or Group" and "Beyond Album" for the release of Black Radio 2. Catch all the details at Downbeat.

Blue Note records recently announced the release date for drummer Otis Brown III's debut album, The Thought of You, which Derrick co-produced. The album is set to be released on August, 26 on Revive/Blue Note, a new partnership between Revive Music and Blue Note Records. The Thought of You features a stellar line-up of musicians including Robert Glasper, Bilal, Gretchen Parlato, and many more. Derrick had this to say about the working on the album as well as Brown's musicianship: "Otis has become one of those drummers who once