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Trish Hennessey

Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey


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Three hours on Tuesday and Thursday of music and guests. Hybrid Jazz is a vision of all that is Jazz - both traditional & contemporary, domestic & global

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Meeting Trina Bass Coleman in Church was no surprise. That is what her life has been, truth be told. Mom was a respected choral director and Dad: a singer/songwriter. Performance was second nature to little Trina. Choirs, bands, anything to do with Church - the worship aspect of those public outpourings of song is something that has never left her. This young lady is truly something. A singer on keys, flute and sometimes ukulele - a songwriter of unique strength - and an educator. Add to the mix of those talents these facts: there is a sweet mix of cultures in Trina. There was classical training in her upbringing. She grasps a wide array of genres because that's her world. Especially when Sojourne was formed a few years ago. Gospel, Soul, Classical were already in place. Enter husband, Zachary, who plays guitar in the group. His focus is on Rock and Blues. Drummer Stephen McGrath brings Jazz to the mix - funky or understated. Tim Long is the earthy force behind bass. You mix the dynamic fusion of these sincere musicians and you have a VERY different sound. We'll be playing three tracks from "These Seeds" - a new work from Sojourne. And the first thought that will come to your mind is that you have no comparison to make. That's what people usually do. "Oh - that sounds like (fill in the blank)." You honestly cannot do that with Sojourne because of the Melting Pot effect. And each song will take you in a different direction! You can't put your finger on any one genre that is dominant over the other here - what strikes you is that Trina's empassioned voice takes you somewhere that you haven't traveled. In actuality, Sojourn means "temporary stay." It conjures exotic images. You may want to stay longer :) Join us on 10/13.
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Where does one begin with a vocalist of this ability - and magnitude? Are they the same in the case of Indra Rios-Moore? Born in the Lower East Side of New York, Indra's Puerto Rican Mom (who named her after a Hindu deity of sky and rain)... more

This will not be the first time that EC3 has visited our show. Every time he drops by, there is always exciting news to share! And this time is no different - but let's back track.... EC was born in Naples, the son of a respected tenor saxophonist,... more

We don't usually have a show on Monday - then again, we never had Jesse Cook as a guest :) Born in Paris, raised in Toronto, this musical visionary would have been welcomed to "Hybrid Jazz" any day of the week! It so happens that... more

Here's the thing about Emmanuel Abiteboul aka U-Nam --- and Shannon Kennedy: I could research both of them out the WAZOO and it wouldn't convey how exciting it is to have them on the show. What's wonderful is how their... more

Luis Munoz might not live in Costa Rica any longer - but he takes his homeland with him whenever he composes and plays. He is able to bring his country's folklore and rhythm to music in a way that defies description. Lush, tranquil,... more

What a time to have an episode of "Hybrid Jazz" - it's the beginning of Autumn, the start of Libra, it's Yom Kippur, and the Pope is in the USA :) How do we celebrate? HALIE LOREN! This Alaskan-born award-winner has had quite a... more

The first awareness of Rick White's talent: knowing that he had written a song that was discovered during WSMJ days in Baltimore. It was called "Anticipation" and it featured smokey vocals by Mycah Chevalier and Troy Sol Edler. Yours truly was... more

What's fascinating about Dean Mongerio is what yours truly DOESN'T know about him - he is a Man of Mystery to a large extent. And that will make this interview that much better :) What you definitely need to know is that this awesome... more

A pivotal song on the new album by Orrin Evans is the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein treasure, "All the Things You Are." It could have been written for our guest - there's quite a litany of ALL that he is and does :) A pianist of rare... more

Mariea Antoinette is a rare and beautiful bird....a courageous torch bearer and new pioneer for the harp. When we first met, some years ago at Berks Jazz, this radio host was struck by her serenity. Her performance with the group, Jazz in... more