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Ellen Williams Carter

Jazz Notes with Ellen Carter

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The show consist of classic and contemporary jazz music and interviews.

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Whispers that jazz is no longer a music that young people play or listen to is disproved by several young people. One young man Joey Alexander, an eleven year old Indonesian jazz pianist is nominated for a Grammy this year. In... more

Washington, D.C. is the home of the first African American piano manufacturer, Warren M. Shadd. This evening, I will interview him. In addition, he is a jazz drummer. Warren has performed and toured worldwide with many celebrities in... more

Many great jazz saxophonist have lived in Pennsylvania. This evening, I am interviewing and sharing the music of jazz saxophonist Tim Warfield, Jr., a native of York, Pennsylvania. Tim was awarded several awards. In 1999, he was... more

This evening, I will interview and share the music of Laurie Dapice jazz vocalist, lyricist, musician and an arranger. In 2008, she was one of the top four finalist in the annual New York Jazz Mobile competition. Laurie has won awards from... more

This evening, I will interview and play the music of multi-instrumentalist Samuel Prather. Not only is he a multi-instrumentalist but he is also a composer, producer, arranger, graphic artist, photographer, and videographer. He was raised in... more

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has many gifted young jazz artist and amongst them is Herbert Scott. This evening, I will interview and play his music. Herbert Scott is a native Washingtonian saxophonist who attended Duke... more

This evening, I will interview and play the music of Jessica Boykin-Settles who is a Jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator. Jessica studied music at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the tutelage of Davey Y.... more

This evening, I am interviewing jazz vocalist Tacha Coleman-Parr and Janine Gilbert-Carter. What a great vocal match. Tacha and Janine are expressive vocalists who release emotions when they present a tune that in turn moves... more

This evening on Jazz Notes, I will interview Akua Dixon and play tunes from her recent CD, entitled Akua Dixon. Akua is a jazz cellist, composer, conductor, and vocalist. She leads the Swing Quartet and Quartette Indigo. Can a jazz string... more

Join us this evening, when I interview Anita King and share music from her CD Sultry. Her CD presents jazz standards and her voice is expressive, soulful and melodic. Her vocal abilities have carried her around the world from the Vatican to... more

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