SORT BY Relevancy
We are proud to annouce renowned songwriter, bassist and producer Kevin Walker who has performed with some of music’s most popular artists will join us this week! Kevin started his professional career at 14 years old in 1984 touring with the legendary WILSON PICKET & the Midnight Movers. He has remained in the spotlight for the last twenty years performing with... Recording Artists; PRINCE , JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, PATTI LABELLE, KANYE WEST, T.I, WIILL.I.AM, TIMBERLAND
Chip Shearin is highly recognized as an astonishing record producer. On top of performing and producing – he also runs KEO Music Recordings, an indie label distributed by Warner Bros. His new cd "How I Live" features Marion Meadows and John P. Kee.
Russel Blake successfully infuses a wide-range of style into his compositions and delivers electrifying perfomances on stages around the world.
He currently holds over 432 pieces within his repertoire encompassing Classical, Spanish Classical, Traditional Jazz, Brazilian, Opera, Latin &Blues music idioms. He performs works from Mozart, Beethoven, Segovia, Albeniz, Cole Poter, Gerswhin, Monk, Jobim, Stevie Wonder & Elton John.
Besides this, he has accompanied and recorded with some of the greatest legends: Sonny Rollins, Cybil Shepherd, Chaka Khan, Harry Belafonte as well as being the exclusive bassist for 'Lion King', 'Dream Girls', and Angie Stone.
His distinctive passion and love for creating ingenious sound not only regals his audience, but has taken him up the staircase of success for over three decades!
Appointed by the U.S.State Department to perform as an Ambassador of Goodwill to Eight West African Nations., and now the author of Proverbrs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman , Russel Blake has proven repeatedly that he is a pioneer in more ways than one.
Join us for this powerful episode!
Two of the most creative artists in Jazz, etc. (that EYE know, anyway!) are on the show this Tuesday, May 7th, 2013.
Daniel Bennett starts the fun at one - and he has great news: The Daniel Bennett Group's "Clockhead Goes to Camp" is available for your grateful ears :) Since 2004, Daniel has been turning out music to buy, but he has been playing for a lot longer. A multi-instrumentalis who zeroed in on saxophone at age ten and writes music via guitar, this highly regarded New Yorker wears even MORE hats. Besides leading his intuitive band, he also produces and promotes shows other than his own. He's quite good at being the spokesperson for these events - and it doesn't hurt when he shows up for them - Daniel is quite handsome as well as a talented/progressive musician. Who will not allow boxes to deter his vision. The Boston Herald calls what he does "Exploratory, Folk-Jazz Hybrid." Hah! Why do you think he's on the show?!
DC based Uber Bassist, Michael Bowie, is clearly one of those stunningly capable players that make your jaw drop. Some of the TRULY great in Jazz have thought so: Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, Sarah Vaughn - because Michael played for them. By request. He studied under the great Keter Betts, is a National Endowment For Jazz Studies Award Winner, and has created "organic" (he loves that word!) repercussions from this region to international circles. Hey, if you're playing with Dee Dee Bridgewater, you're getting recognition - okay? Here's the reason why Michael is visiting: he has a group, Sine Qua Non (we'll ask questions :) Comprised of some of the most brilliant musical minds heard anywhere, this is (Michael's words), "Classical theory and fused with rhythms from around the world." As we say on Facebook: OMG - at three!
Doug Miles talks with jazz vibraphonist and drummer Chuck Redd about his upcoming gig in St. Petersburg, FL at the Palladium on May 24th with the Nate Najar Trio and bassist John Lamb. Chuck talks about the art of jazz, working with Mel Torme, watching other jazz artists play and more.
Formed in Los Angeles, CA this foursome is comprised of Vocalist/Guitarist: Greg Martin, Drummer: Josh Loren Bassist/Backing Vocalist: Carlos Nieto III. & Brian Martinez Rhythm Guitar Harmful if Swallowed’s infectious sound offers a fusion of punk and Rock. This foursome offers their own formula evolving from its earlier days of
A busy Tuesday in late April! We have a Washington, D.C., based guitarist/bassist/saxophonist featured first. At the top of the second hour, Earl Carter discusses his new project, "Welcome Back, Carter!" Having known this multi-gifted talent for several years, it's a pleasure to watch his star rise way past the Mid-Atlantic. He recently completed his fifth three-month stint in Ethiopia, where he plays at the five-star Sheraton Addis. Earl was handpicked by one of the wealthiest men in the world, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoud, to be his most prestigious hotel band. Now back home, Earl is prepping for his CD release party, where he will no doubt gather some of those with whom he has shared the stage. Speaking of which, some of those include Angela Bofill, Pieces of a Dream, Spyro Gyra - and the best of Go Go, Soul and Jazz acts in the country. A front man as well as side, our friend is also known as a "go-to" Producer in the region.
You are probably not a stranger to the name Brian Simpson! The popular keyboardist/composer/studio musician has been immersed in the contemporary Jazz scene since he graduated from Northern Illinois University. Moving to L.A., he found musical kinship with Norman Brown and Everette Harp, among others. And took breaks from his serious intent on Jazz to tour with Teena Marie, Sheena Easton and Janet Jackson. In the 90's, he wrote the #1 hit for Surface, "The First Time" - and that's the decade when we glimpsed the foreshadowing of the Simpson Sound that was emerging. "Just What You Need" is dropping on April 23rd, 2013 - and that's the sentiment that many have regarding Brian - including Dave Koz, who has employed our guest as Musical Director for over a decade. Brian will be coming to Rehoboth Beach for his release party, but will spend time with us before he does - join us :)
Mr. Russel Blake is a Concert Soloist/Musician for over 3 decades. To date, he has performed/toured/lectured in 65 countries on five continents. As an educator, Mr. Blake has taught as an Adjunct Professor at five universities teaching his “Universal Language Music History & Cultural Program.” A short list of his work as a Bassist includes both touring and recording with Cybil Shepherd, Mary Mary, Sonny Rollins, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis and Broadway Plays The Lion King & Dreamgirls in New York City.
Omar Moore will join the dynamic Russel Blake as he discusses his play Secret Confessions! This Brooklyn Native has a flare for the arts and is critically acclaimed to be the next HUGE thing as it relates to being a Playwright and Actor. His latest hit Secret Confessions is sweeping the Nation and is about to debut in International Markets. Mr. Moore also wrote "What If", "Don't Turn your back on the ones you love" and "Mr. Nichols" Those that attended Mr. Moores plays often come back with a friend stating that they are life changing productions.
To experience the "essential, eccentric south" real & raw go to http://www.twistedsouth.com
The Wanton Bishops are "Rock, blues, bourbon and sweat."
The Wanton Bishops are a two-piece blues and garage rock revival band from Beirut, Lebanon. The band is made up of Nader (vocals, harmonica, guitar, keyboards) and Eddy (guitar, backing vocals, banjo), who are joined on stage and in the studio by a hired drummer and a bassist. Nader met Eddy in a blues bar in Beirut a couple of years ago. Well, technically, they met outside the bar on the sidewalk in the middle of a fistfight. Luckily, they weren’t punching each other, and their friendship developed over cheap tequila. They eventually decided to form a band together.
Episode # 6
Our guest did not make it today, but some wacky shit did happen on the show anyway... Laura Feline Kat from Legal Weapon and Hugh Asnen of the Hi-Z's expressed their opinions about things...
As the founding member and bassist for Black Flag back in the day, Chuck Dukowski was the man behind epic songs such as: "My War," "What I See," "I've Heard It Before" and "Spray Paint"
Chuck was also co-owner of SST records until the late 90's. SST was the label behind album releases for bands such as Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü, the Descendants, the Meat Puppets and many more influential bands. I'd say they were instrumental in many successes over the years.
We didn't get to talk to him today but planning on rescheduling this show. Stay tuned.