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If you do not know vocalist Abiah, that won't be the case for long. Influenced by Robert Klasper and having worked with stars like Chuck Mangione and Gegrge Michael. Abiah wows with his incredible vocal range. This is very evident in his latest release " Life As A Ballot" and one of the reasons that he is also an in demand vocal coach. We look forward to our cool jazz conversation with Abiah on his amazing career. 7PM Eastern this coming Monday!!
Alan (Giants of Jazz Radio) and Jose (Jazz Con Class Radio) are very honored to have with us jazz historian, jazz journalist and author Scott Yanow. We will cover his biography in detail and then concentrate on "West Coast Jazz." We will decipher this sub-genre of "Cool Jazz" by discussing its roots and its history. We will also touch on the 60's Jazz scene in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Join us, listen and/or call in!
Scott Yanow (Bio):
.....Jazz Journalist and historian. Since then, I have been involved in many projects. Being the Senior Editor for the 3rd edition of the All Music Guide For Jazz resulted in a countless number of my CD reviews and biographies being utilized throughout the internet including Pandora Radio. In addition to having written ten books so far (most recently The Jazz Singers) and writing for the Jazz Heritage Club, I have written several episodes for the popular jazz radio series Jim Cullum's Riverwalk - Live At The Landing.
I have written over 750 liner notes, hundreds of press biographies and press releases, and it has been said that I have reviewed more jazz recordings than anyone in history. I have contributed to virtually all of the major jazz magazines including Downbeat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Cadence, Coda, The Mississippi Rag, Jazz Forum, Jazz News, The Jazz Report, Planet Jazz, Jazz Now and Jazz
Improv. These days I write regularly for Jazz Inside, Downbeat, Jazziz, Los Angeles Jazz Scene and The Jazz Rag.....Learn More
Abiah comes from a family of talent spent his childhood with his single mother, an accomplished musician who accompanied the late operatic Baritone William Warfield in earlier years. She introduced him to the singers who would become Abiah’s influences: Sarah Vaughn, Anita Baker and later Nina Simone. His cousin is Robert Glasper who is a jazz pianist and record producer. Abiah aka to some as Jeremiah since his 2006 debut, Chasing Forever, served as an announcement of his undeniable aptitude, then this latest collection reinforces his place among past and present performers as a connoisseur of the craft. Supple and soothing, Abiah has certainly achieved success on that front. The new CD, Life as a Ballad, has brought the talents of Abiah back full circle. So it’s no wonder the unique qualities of this amazing performer the title of his CD is well suited Life as a Ballad. Call and talk with Abiah and share in his journey at 646-478-5157
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Hybrid Jazz has always strived to show class, dignity and variety with each episode. What you'll hear on 7/22/14 takes all of that to a new level. Helen Sung has been captivating listeners - via recording or live - since she emerged on the New York scene in the late 90's. But I'm getting ahead of myself ;)
Born to Chinese immigrants in Houston, our guest was playing piano at five. Her teacher was strict and permitted Helen to play only Classical music - which she did throughout her education at the respected Houston High School of Performing and Visual Arts. Her motivation for college: to teach and to perform when possible. All that changed when she saw Harry Connick, Jr., on stage - in Helen's last year of University of Texas at Austin.
The transition was swift. Obsessed with visualizing Harry's fingers on the piano, Helen got a hold of Everything-That-Is-Jazz: from Jelly Roll Morton to Keith Jarrett. She received dual degrees in Texas, but her eye was on the inaugural program at the Thelonious Monk Institute in Boston. It was mutual love - Helen's unique talent was now under the watchful eye of Artistic Director, Ron Carter. She toured with the Cream of the Jazz Crop - across the water with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. It changed her life. And ours who are fans.
That move to New York cemented what many already knew, including Wynton Marsalis, who now has HIS eye on where Helen Sung will land next. Terri Lyne Carrington knows, Helen having been a key component in the award-winning "Mosaic Project" in 2011. The Kennedy Center realizes her power, too - she is a recipient of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition.
Her sixth project, "Anthem For a New Day" is brilliant and brave. We could go ON for days about Helen Sung - but let HER tell her story: on 7/22/14 :)
Keiko Matsui, born in Tokyo, Japan as Keiko Doi, is a Japanese keyboardist and composer, specializing in smooth jazz, jazz fusion and new-age music. BOB JAMES & KEIKO MATSUI. FOUR HANDS in ONE PIANO!!! Jazz legend Bob James launched a most beautiful, challenging musical adventure
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Join us at Blogtalkradio, on Wednesday, July 24, 2014 from 10:00am to 10:30am. My guest is Antoine Roney jazz saxophonist, composer and educator. He graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts and attended the University Of Hartford School Of Music where he studied under Jackie Mc Lean. He has performed with many musicians including Donald Byrd, John Patton, Rashied Ali, Arthur Taylor, and Elvin Jones. The program Jazz Notes strives to keep jazz alive!
Join us on the program Jazz Notes, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from 10:00am to 10:30am, when I will share the music and information of eight of the greater Washington, DC area vocalists: Anthony Compton, Tacha Coleman Parr, Kathy Farmer, Tim Gavagan, Jeanine Greene, Kim Mills, Kiris Powell and Jeff Weintraub. Tim Gavagan will join us and talk about the event that he is hosting that features these artists and the Wayne Wilentz Trio. Jazz Notes is striving to keep jazz alive.
Chocolate 108.1/The Urban Jazz Connection - On WYDL Radio
with your host D Maurice Waddell
Chocolate 108.1/The Urban Jazz Connection (UJC) with will feature Smooth Jazz and R&B music from all over the globe as well as break new artist. The UJC will also showcase favorite and 'overlooked' Jazz and R&B tracks from projects past and present. The Urban Jazz Connection will also feature artist and interviews and give the listeners the story inside the story of Artist and their music. The UJC will also keep listeners up to date of the latest news and projects to look out for as well as where to find great shows and artist across the globe.
Join me, Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 10:00am to 10:30am, when I interview and play the music of Ron Sutton Jr. a saxophonist who is a native of Washington, D.C. He attended Duke Ellington School of Arts and later went on to study with jazz legend and saxophonist Jackie Mclean at the University of Hartford (Hart School of Music). In 1987 Ron moved to New York City where he played with various up and coming musicians before getting a break to play with jazz drummer Rashied Ali and legendary drummer Arthur Taylor. The Blogtalkradio program Jazz Notes strives to keep jazz alive!
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