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Join me this evening when I interview and play the music of Duane Eubanks composer and trumpeter. He is a Philadelphia native who presently lives in New York. Duane has performed throughout the United States and internationally with Dave Holland two time Grammy Award winning big band and the late Mulgrew Miller band, Wingspan, as well as; many other vocalists and musicians. Actually, Duane was born into a musically talented family. His brothers are trombonist, Robin Eubanks and guitarist, Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jazz lives on Jazz Notes!
Welcome To Grilliant Ideas Radio! It's All About Food, Fun and Friends with Some Entertainment and Lots Of Laughs Thrown In!
Another Saturday of Food Frolic with Laury, Brian, and Grilliant. Listen in to hear what's new in the Food News World and if there have been any new discoveries in the Dark Side Food World!
Our first guest this week is Dortha Hise. Dortha is "Chief Overwhelm Eliminator" at www.dorthahise.com Do you feel overwhelmed? Well if so-she can help! Also Dortha has recently written a book called: "Rising Above The Ashes" Reigniting Your Joy After Any Loss. Found on Amazon.
Our Musical Guest this week is Steve Freund. If you love Blues like we do..then you will love this guest. www.SteveFreund.com Steve is a guitarist, producer, and bandleader praised by Rolling Stone. He has appeared in 34 albums and produced 7. He is located in San Francisco and can be found performing at The Saloon, Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland, He also tours Nationally and Internationally.
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Are people broke? Where is our society really at financially? Is it me, and my products that they are not purchasing? Is it a need vs. want-thing? Are people not spending on luxuries, or just not at all? Basically, is the money being held tightly, right now, or is it just not there? That's what we are wondering, lately!
Join The Business Hippies, Earl & Hannah Tiffin for a frank discussion on this weeks topic: Are People Broke. The Tiffin's own and operate several businesses, including: The Legacy Coalition, The Business Hippies, TopFloor Music, and their many subsidiary and sister businesses.
Earl is a professional musician, booking agent, educator, and writer. He has enjoyed regional success as a bandleader, sideman, and percussion educator. He recently, with his wife Hannah, has slowed down the pace of live performances, and set up some percussion-based programs: Earth Rhythms, Couples Drumming, etc.
Hannah is a professional painter, artist, writer and educator. Her artwork is enjoying interest nationally! She produces original pieces, and her healing tree line, as well as prints, greeting cards, fabrics, and household items. She has recently started working as a success coach for at risk youth.
The Business Hippies typically broadcasts on Wednesdays on BlogTalk Radio
This week's set of of shows have been special - and we're wrapping it up with a big red bow on 12/11! Eric Byrd kicks off the one p.m. Eastern hour with his enthusiasm for a big show on Saturday. That's at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center in Baltimore - with special guests Delandria Mills (flute) and Jeff Antoniuk (sax). The Eric Byrd Trio will perform songs from their popular "Charlie Brown Christmas." :)
Eric has been a respected pianist in this region - and beyond - for three decades! He has been an in-demand leader AND sideman (over 15 musical projects as a guest star) - and has served as State Department Ambassador for multiple countries. The depth of his work can be heard in the aforementioned 2009 release - and also in "21st Century Swing: Live" that was recorded at a popular Jazz Festival last year. A foot firmly in the past with an eye on the future of Jazz - this is why so many appreciate him!
The award-winning Deanna Bogart joins us after Eric. Born in Detroit, but spent early years in Arizona and New York - and surfaced in the D.C. area - where this radio host met her. While she was a key member of the band, Cowboy Jazz :-D At six, Deanna was kicked out of music school because she chose to play piano by ear as opposed to chart. She has been rebelling ever since! Refusing to believe that "girls don't play saxophone", she gravitated and mastered the instrument - and became a hellacious songwriter along the way. Over 20 Wammies to her name and the respect of international audiences - which includes eager children (many of them special needs) - who she LOVES to teach. A featured figure in The Rhythm and Blues Revue (Magic Dick, Tommy Castro), Deanna SHINES most as Band LEADER. What a show! Please join us in The Chat Room on 12/11!
December 8 - Grammy Nominated Jazz Organist/Pianist - Brian Charette
Brian Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was just named the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll in the "Rising Star: Organ" category. Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, Brian has worked with notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more.
Born in Barcelona, our guest on 11/19/2014 has made QUITE a splash in his adopted country. Besides the fact that he just voted for the first time - as an American citizen :) Oscar Penas (I can't wait to say his last name: PEA Nyas!) is a gifted guitarist, composer and bandleader with a new CD that is, indeed, bragworthy. "Music of Departures and Returns" is full of inspirations that captivate Oscar - who has discussed the reasons why he was so drawn to Jazz after his childhood studies in Classical Music. He relished the idea of creating melodies and interacting with other musicians. Pat Metheny and Wayne Shorter were sparks that goaded him early on. Then, the music of Pixinguinha - the flamenco music of Spain that was so infused inside of him - all the ingredients that would define the intoxicating stew of Oscar's music - were taking shape. This is a gentleman who has won the "ASCAP Plus Award" - so SOMETHING's working :)
Oscar is visiting us for two reasons. One, he's performing at the prestigious Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, in the next few days. We certainly wanted to call attention to that. Secondly, this new album, Oscar's fourth, is full of music that enriches the soul. Esperanza Spalding and Paquito D'Rivera are featured - as is producer, arranger and pianist, Gil Goldstein. He also focuses on quartet: six-string electric bassist Moto Fukushima, drummer Richie Barshay, and the world-class violinist, Sara Caswell.
Besides being an alluring guitarist - both intelligent and earthy - Oscar is a wise man. He knew that, after his education at Berklee and the New England Conservatory, he would have to stand out in the sea of sublime artistry that populates New York City. So, he dug deeply, honoring his roots and his passion for Jazz. The results will make your ears thank you :)
Allen grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and first started playing guitar at age 15. As a teen, Allen was greatly influenced by his musically talented family, which includes his uncle, Grammy winner, Gold album recipient and West Coast Blues Hall of Fame inductee (Guitarist) David "Dynamite" Vega of Graham Central Station fame. Soon Allen developed a powerful blues guitar style, and began appearing at Bay Area jam nights.
At age eighteen Allen joined his first professional band, Jack Rudy and The Blues Voodoo's playing throughout Northern California. They won the west coast "Best Unsigned Band" contest at JJ's Blues in Mountain View. Allen began making a name for himself within the local blues scene while with the Blues Voodoo's
In 1987 Allen formed Smokin' Gun, a powerful blues trio. Smokin' Gun went on to win BAM (Bay Area Music) Magazine's Battle of the Bands, being chosen over 50 other bands. This win led them to opening for such acts as Elvin Bishop, Joe Louis Walker, Edgar Winter, Leon Russell, Lowell Fulson, Lenny Williams, J.J. Malone, Cool Papa, and many others.
In 1993 Allen joined with Frankie Lee (a.k.a. Little Frankie Lee), a noted San Francisco Bay Area soul and blues artist on the road. As bandleader and music director for the Frankie Lee Band, he showed his capacity as he played his way criss-crossing the United States and Canada for five years. He not only showcased his powerful lead work, but he showed his sensitivity while backing a singer and provided leadership while maintaining a high standard of musicianship. Allen's powerful show openers and endless energy-packed finales caught the attention of many. His showmanship, stage presence, and his playing ability reflect the influences of Albert Collins, Albert King and Freddie King.
It has been several years since Tom Lagana and I have had the chance to talk. Let's just say that he's a BUSY man. Here's why: Tom's a Jazz guitarist - but also well known for his master classes in Classical. And he has performed with orchestras: he has played with the NSO, alongside Eric Idle of Monty Python. And was with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra when John Waters celebrated his 30th anniversary of "Hair Spray." He's also a composer and bandleader and he takes his teaching abilities very seriously. Towson State University (where he received his Masters of Music) and the University of Maryland are two wonderful institutions that are grateful to him.
So you see that it has been a TAD tricky to rope Tom into another interview! The last time was when we were face-to-face in a radio station's studio. And we were focusing on Tom's last CD - which is why we're catching up NOW - because he has a new one! "Vol. 1" is what this beautiful collecton is called, featuring the group with George Garzone. With Bossa, Jazz favorites and originals. Exceptional music by a seasoned and passionate artist who was mentored by the legendary Charlie Byrd. So close a relationship was theirs that Charlie hand-picked Tom to play at his favorite watering hole (also legendary), The King of France Tavern. That's where Tom & his Trio became fixtures.
There has been much that Tom has seen in his wonderfully satisfying career - early success came in the Walt Disney Jazz Band in Orlando, Florida. He also won the Sidney Lieberman Competition, an award that is usually given to pianists. Tom was the first guitarist to be honored. "Just Jazz Guitar" featured his analysis of Pat Metheny's work, which thrilled Pat. Learn more about Tom at www.tomlagana.net
Stacy Mitchhart has always been a bandleader. He developed his sound and stagecraft at the helm of four groups in his hometown of Cincinnati — climbing the pinnacle of the city’s blues scene. “I heard Springsteen, Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, but that stuff never moved me,” he recounts. “When I saw Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and B.B. King, I knew what I wanted to do." And that brings us to his 12th album, Live My Life. I get to sit with Stacy and talk about his incredible journey in music and from Cincinnati to his current hometown, Nashville.
It's been two months since ChefJimi took his seat On The Couch and he will have a ton to discuss in his Blues411 Report, his anniverary, Daytona Blues Fest, the recently announced Blues Blast Award Winners and so much more...
Big Harp George is, in the real world, George Bisharat. He is 59 years old and just released his debut album entitled Chromaticism. You have to wonder where this man has been all this time and how he ended up recording his debut album at Kid Andersen's Greaseland Studio with such incredible musicians and what in the world has he been doing all these years? We'll get you all those answers as we speak with george and share music from his album.
COUCH KID NEW MUSIC features Tas Cru returning to The Couch. His initial visit was back in December of 2012 and he returns with some World Premiers from his about to be released album You Keep The Money. The album is going to be some great new music from this "Master Of The Triple Entendre" and we are lucky to be able to share it with you prior to its release.
"Musicians You Should Know"
Jean Fineberg was born on April 1, 1946, in the Bronx, NY. Jean lives near Berkeley, CA. She holds a Master’s from Penn State University and did post-graduate work in Jazz at Indiana University. She played piano at age 6, violin at 9, flute at 11, guitar at 15, and is a saxophonist, flutist, composer, and drummer. Jean recorded and performed on 50 plus albums with David Bowie, Laura Nyro, Phoebe Snow, Patti LaBelle, Chic, Sister Sledge, Isis, The Larry Elgart Orchestra, Bo Diddley, Martha and the Vandellas and The Four Tops. Her international tours include Montreux and Pori Jazz Festivals with Melba Liston and Carnegie Hall with Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry. She co-leads the fusion band DEUCE that recorded two albums of her original music and appeared at the NYC Kool Jazz and Monterey Jazz Festivals. She is assistant director of the Montclair Women’s Big Band and continues to energize their repertoire with her original compositions. A recipient of two ASCAP Composition Awards, an NEA Jazz Fellowship, and Meet the Composer Grants, Jean is profiled in The Saxophone Journal (cover story), Stormy Weather, American Women in Jazz, Madame Jazz, The Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock & Soul (cover), For The Record, and Eden Built By Eves. Jean is a faculty member of the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA. and a panelist for the San Francisco Arts Council. She teaches at the California Jazz Conservatory and freelances with many ensembles, including drummer for The Party Monsters.
How does band size matter? To what extent is energy or drive written into the music? What’s the relationship between listening and leading? Today, we’ll trade fours with extraordinary Bassist Christian McBride whose low notes take him to high places. Join our conversation by calling, 347-989-8321, 11AM Eastern /8AM Pacific and “Get in on the rhythm.”
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All right now - it's HERE! Yours Truly turns 62 on 10/16 and is proud to have survived these years! Getting older is a luxury not afforded to everyone, so gratitude is overflowing. Believe it.
How will we celebrate on the next "Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey?" By making sure that YOU get the gifts! Vel Lewis, our wonderful Hammond Master and Keyboard Wizard, is bringing autographed copies of his EP, "Colors of Soul!" That how we do in Philly, where Vel calls home. He lives in Texas now - but you cannot take "The City of Brotherly Love" outta the piano player ;) Vel will discuss the many fabulous changes in his life since his project dropped - and he'll get a chance to meet our other guest - which will delight BOTH of them!
Jere B has been a friend for a LONG time - since the WSMJ Sunday Brunches. His background is phenomenal. From Ohio, Jere is a superb drummer, bandleader of SounDoctrine (one of the original HYBRID groups!), and the CEO of his own company. OH - and he's also an ordained minister! It has been a while since B came to hang on "Hybrid Jazz" and we'd like to fix that on 10/16. Can't imagine having virtual cake and ice cream with anyone better!
We'll play some great songs and take some phone calls if the atmosphere calls for more company. HJ has always been an organic show that flows the way it's supposed to go. So, any cool surprises that should happen? WILL!
Some of the music, of course, will focus on the unbelievably breathtaking offerings of SounDoctrine - any album that you hear is a revelation - and we'll hear tunes from Vel, too. All of us in The Chat Room guarantee that you'll be UP and moving for at least part of our three-hour show!
Let's get this rolling! CELEBRATE good times!
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