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DAZZLING, INVENTIVE, AND SUPER MELODIC TRUMPETER!
Offering up a fresh and exhilarating vibe with his full length debut Nothing Between Us,
the trumpet sound on this smooth jazz album is playful and dancy, sometimes reflective & intimate, but often peaceful and becomes a unique expression of the musician, rounding it off with a unique hip hop smooth jazz tune.
Trumpeter and composer Sam Hankins draws on a powerhouse resume as a music educator and R&B/jazz sideman that includes multiple awards as a middle school bandleader and performances with numerous legendary artists, including Al Jarreau, Clark Terry, The O’Jays, The Temptations, The Dells, The Impressions, Aretha Franklin and the Glenn Miller Big Band.
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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 :)
Did you attend the performance of the Washington Renaissance Orchestra on June 20th? Well, this Sunday, July 23, 2014, at 10:00am, Nasar Abadey one of the driving forces behind that performance will join us at Blogtalkradio. He is a drummer, composer, bandleader, and educator. In addition, he is the founder, and leader of the group SUPERNOVA®. His music spans the African Diaspora as well as inspired by the many jazz innovators. Abadey has performed with many well known jazz musicians: such as, Amiri Baraka, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Rouse, just to name a few. Frankie Dunlop, the drummer, is his cousin. Currently, Abadey is a Professor of Jazz Percussion in the Jazz Studies department at Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University. Join us as we talk with him and explore his music. The program is Jazz Notes and our mission is to keep jazz alive!
A recent friendship has produced some communication via email. One of those letters asked me, "Are you aware of Philip Lassiter?" The response was that I was familiar with Phil, but needed someone to fill me in on what was currently happening with him. As it turns out, a LOT! This award-winning trumpeter, arranger, composer and producer has released an album called "DreamZzz" (it dropped 6/10) - and is getting overwhelmed with response from its intense electrical charge. Young Big Band on overdrive, Baby! It's exciting!
Background on this amazing multiple talent - and you KNOW that it's gonna be interesting because it's a Preacher's Kid we're talking here :) Based in Washingtong, D.C. now, Philip grew as an artist and MORE in Dallas and Nashville. Between those two cities, he freely admits that word-of-mouth references made the difference in working! This is a consummate professional who has worked with MULTI-Platinum artists - most notably, Prince, whose name is clearly visible on Phil's Facebook page. Because Prince still employs him! But check this out: so has Fantasia, Jill Scott, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Frankie Beverly and more. Our guest did the production and arranging for SEVEN Grammy-winning projects involving Fred Hammond and Kirk Franklin. He's the bandleader behind the funk (PHUNK?!) group, Philthy. And THAT embodies all that Philip has learned in his two decades of genre jumping success: Gospel, Soul, R & B, Salsa, Jazz AND Funk.
On "DreamZzz", the creativity and fresh takes on NEW fusion make you stop in your tracks. You haven't heard ANYTHING like this! This is what got my friend buzzed enough to write me. This is why Philip Lassiter keeps getting referrals. You'll be doing that yourself after you hear him!
Have mercy, this powerful woman from Chilliwack, BC, is on fire! Bria Skonberg is her name - with ancient Swedish heritage and Dixieland in her veins. Trumpeter, Vocalist, Composer, Bandleader and benevolent contributer to the community. Ten percent of the proceeds from her 2012 release, "So Is the Day", has benefitted The Jazz Foundation of America.
So - with that knowledge - it comes as no surprise that good things are coming Bria's way. When one GIVES like that, they usually do :) This award-winning artist knew early in life that she wanted to play the trumpet. There she was, her first professional gig at 16, singing and blowing that horn - and blowing the audience AWAY! She hasn't looked back since then - having played at countless Jazz festivals around the world, both as bandleader and guest In 2010, Bria moved to New York City and there was an instantaneous connection. She had headlined at Birdland, Cafe Carlye, Dizzy's and The Iridium.
Those that she has met in her fascinating journey have been significant. Wycliffe Gordon has been one of those with whom Bria has felt kinship - and they have been involved in each other's projects. The Jazz Journalists' Association and Downbeat Magazine Critics' Poll have taken notice of the incredible creativity of this gifted musician - and have publicly acknowledged their admiration. Bria is the recipient of The New York Bistro Award for "Outstanding Jazz Artist." Once you hear her previous effort and her latest CD, "Into Your Own", you'll HEAR why. Combining her love of classic Jazz with World percussion, Soul and electronic effects, Bria delves into a different zone than anyone you'll hear. SO different that she had actually staged an event combining Jazz and Stand-up :)
Our VERY cool guest joins us on 6/12 at two p.m.
Ginger Dee Davis is a talented musician, songwriter, and professional emcee from Omaha, Nebraska. Growing up in the Midwest in a highly musical family, Ginger sang in a quartet with her sisters and best friend around the Midwest. By 16, she was one of the top teen DJ’s and the Who’s Who among Rapper’s. By 17, she had a weekend Top 40 radio show at Omaha’s KBWH Radio. At 19, Ginger became the drummer in Destiny - The All Female Band, giving up radio to travel around the country. Several bands and various emcee jobs later, Ginger moved to Atlanta. Tapping in to her jazz roots, Ginger was a fill-in announcer and radio spot producer on The Jazz of the City at Clark Atlanta’s WCLK 91.9FM. She got her own weekend radio show, Jazz Vibes with Ginger Dee and it became a jazz-fusion hit in and around Atlanta for 5 years. Ginger has a corporate entertainment band that performed for heavy weight boxing champ, Lennox Lewis and for The Butterfly Ball, honoring Muhammad Ali and to raise funds for Ali’s youth foundation in Louisville, KY. Recently, Ginger received the Carnation Award from the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame for outstanding contribution to music. She is an accomplished Emcee, Host, and Facilitator. Ginger continues to write and record music under MJVXperience Production and will release an Instrumental Jazz-Funk Record showcasing her songwriting, in Fall 2014. She hosts the Jazz Vibes Xperience Sunday at 2 p.m. EST. www.OrangeRoomRadio.com
Yes - I'm asking the same question: How Did Yours Truly Get So Lucky? To have one fabulous artist on the show is wonderful enough - but TWO?! Especially these two :) Well, here's the method to the madness...David Bach and Andrew Neu will appear in concert together on June 8th! It will not only be a CD release party for David (his "Otherworld" is doing wonderfully on the charts!) But it will also mark the occasion of a benefit for the Towson High School Music Department! You talk about a subject that's close to ALL of our hearts!
We'll be talking about how both David and Andrew got involved in this project - and share music from both "Otherworld" and the latest from Andrew: "Everything Happens For a Reason." There is so much that these profoundly talented gentlemen have in common. They have experienced adventures in music that many don't pursue. For example, David's classical training created a stirring in him to experiment with other genres. He heard Progressive Rock with new ears because of his intense training - then, fell in love with Jazz while in Europe. He wanted to formulate a kind of music that would incorporate all of the education but include the passion. Multiple musical projects later, he has done just that. And won awards along the way!
One of the finest pianists will have one of the most versatile saxophonists with him on June 8th! Like David, Andrew is also a composer - and a bandleader of astounding maturity, despite the fact that our Philly Friend is so young. Having toured with Bobby Caldwell, Diane Schuur and Smokey Robinson is bound to give one confidence. Being involved in big bands quite another boost - the sound involved is seasoned - like Andrew :)
You can best believe that we'll explore the journeys of our two guests - join us at one p.m. on 6/4!
This Sunday, join me on Jazz Notes with Ellen Williams Carter at Blogtalkradio at 10:00am. During the show, I will interview and speak with Multidimensional jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and jazz educator, Mark Meadows who performs throughout the Washington D.C. – Baltimore region and across the US. Keeping Jazz Alive!
How wonderful to get a chance to talk with a most respected artist! A master of both electric and acoustic bass, arranger, composer and bandleader, Mike Pope is VERY excited about this chapter in his life. Since the last time we heard him as leader - in 2002 - many changes have taken place. Including his move to Maryland, a wife, two children - and a stroke. Yes, with that knowledge, it's intriguing to note the title of his new CD, "Cold Truth, Warm Heart." :-O
Mike started his journey in Ohio - where both parents were classical musicians. At the University of North Texas, he met the late and great Michael Brecker - who encouraged Mike to move to New York. He did and found work with his mentoring friend, as well as shows with Blood, Sweat and Tears and Manhattan Transfer. The artistry and the buzz about this amazingly versatile bassist resulted in strong relationships with legendary musicians: Chick Corea, David Sanborn, Al DiMeola and Bill Bruford.
All you have to do is visit Mike Pope Jazz Dot Com to understand the deep alliance that he has forged with other revered names in the business - Randy Brecker and Victor Wooten among them. John Patitucci, too, has much to say about his friend, Mike. Hopefully, MIKE will have much to say about ALL of this when he visits "Hybrid Jazz" on 5/22 :)
Back to the reasoning behind the title...Mike believes that life is cold and the truth is colder. But he can only approach both with a warm heart. Now, in this fabulousl era of new beginnings, with a supportive family and music that is being so well-received, he has every reason to feel optimistic. Especially with CD release parties on the way to affirm everything that he has done in his musical life. It's Mike Pope's TURN! You'll most certainly agree when you hear the tracks that we'll play on the next show :)
SourceNation!! Join me tomorrow night for Sunday Night Rewind. I have two dynamic women coming into the studio tomorrow night. Take a look down below. We're live at 6pm. You've heard it here on the all new Source Radio Network!!
Koereyelle Dubose - Creator. Educator. Entrepreneur 6:15pm
Koereyelle made her her mark in 2011 when she founded The Single Wives Club, an education and empowerment organization for single women whose mission is to prepare women to become wives, nurture femininity and protect family. She started the group with her girlfriends out of personal need and has been blessed to touch so many lives since
Shirley Murdock - Actress, Singer, Song Writer 7:15pm
Seasoned singer/songwriter/actor Shirley Murdock, has been on an amazing journey. In the early `80s, she aimed for a gospel career before the late great Roger Troutman, funk bandleader for the group Zapp discovered her and landed Murdock a record deal with Elektra Records where she recorded her ?rst certi?ed gold cd, as well as several Top 10 R&B hits such like As We Lay, Go On Without You, Husband and In Your Eyes.!
Ronnie Allen interviews and indulges for all of us the life and career of the great Milton Delugg. You may remember him as the bandleader of the Gong Show in the 1970s, but so much more than that! Then Ronnie goes into hour two with his interview of pop icon and TV star Pretty Perky Peggy King who, like Ronnie Allen, is also a WYYR on air personality. An extremeley delightful and enjoyable two hours. Don't miss it!
Norman Connors is an American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, producer, and headliner, who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups. He had some big R&B hits of the day, especially in the area love ballads and songs with a positive statement in both titles and lyrics, including “You Are My Starship”, “Betcha By Golly Wow” featuring Phyllis Hyman and from his last release, entitled “Star Power”, “Rock With You”.
Connors became interested in jazz as a child, and began playing drums early, once sitting in for Elvin Jones at a John Coltrane performance he attended while in middle school. Connors studied music at Temple University and Juilliard; his first recording was on Archie Shepp’s 1967 release, Magic of JuJu. He played with Pharaoh Sanders for the next few years until signing with Cobblestone Records in 1972 and releasing his first record as a bandleader. In the mid-1970s, Connors, although fronting some great jazz recordings with Carlos Garnett, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Herbie Hancock, began focusing more on R&B tunes, and had several US hits with songs featuring vocalists such as Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, and Phyllis Hyman. The most successful of these was “You Are My Starship”. Dee Dee Bridgewater also performed with him on the jazz album “Love from the Sun”. His more recent work, “Star Power”, has seen him operating more in the vein of smooth jazz and urban crossover music featuring Howard Hewett, Bobby Lyle, Ray Parker, Jr, Peabo Bryson, Michael Henderson, and Antoinette.
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