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World renowned 6 string electric bassist and band leader Discuss his latest CD ' Electric Mingus Project " Gerald Veasley's dynamic music has garnered him an ever-growing loyal fan base. Listeners appreciate Gerald for his virtuosity combined with a soulful approach to music making. Meanwhile, critics have also noticed this six-string bassist's work. He has been voted “Best Electric Bassist” by Jazziz Magazine and named in both Downbeat Magazine's Critic's and Reader's Polls.As a recording artist, Gerald has eight CDs to his credit. Among them is On The Fast Track, which featured the top ten hit, “Do I Do”. Gerald's live CD, At The Jazz Base, was recorded in his jazz club, Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base, in Reading, PA. Jazziz magazine calls his current release, Your Move, “instantly infectious and stylistically versatile.”
Dwayne “Smitty” Smith is a multi-talented bassist, writer and producer. Affectionately known as “Smitty”, he is one of the most sought after and respected musicians of our day. In addition to being one of the top session and touring bass players in the country, he has two solo projects to his credit: “This is Me” his debut CD, which was top10 on Tower Records “New Artist List” and received rave reviews; and “Stories”, his sophomore project, set for release this Spring, which promises to receive wide acclaim as well.
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
Tavis Talks: Christian McBride. Virtuoso bassist Christian McBride tells Tavis Smiley about the round table discussion he's moderating on the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem.
Quote from McBride- "James Brown called me and said, "Mr. McBride, we got a problem." Christian McBride, on the time James Brown threatened to sue him.
Callywood Live with Russell Blake
Mr. Russel Blake has been a professional Musician/Solo Artist/Educator for over 3 decades. He was instructed by his Father Jazz Great Alex Blake and his Brother Jazz Artist & Virtuouso Bassist Alex Blake II. All of Mr. Blake’s theory, compositional, and musical arrangement skills are self-taught. To date, he has performed/toured/lectured in 65 countries on five continents. As an educator, Mr. Blake has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Bass Studies at four universities across the country. He is the creator of “The Universal Language Music History & Cultural Program” of which Mr. Blake has taught to a variety of audiences from elementary through high school, colleges and universities, Senior Centers, Prisons, Hospitals, Military Installations, and Art Galleries about the history of Music.
This week at 2:30 pm "Belief, Knowledge, Religion or Superstition" What Do You Live By? 2:00 pm Our special entertainment guests will be World Class Bassist AVON LUCAS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Hsg84-kVcMost R&B listeners are already familiar with some of Avon's hit studio recordings and live performance credits with artist like Peaches & Herb, Michael Henderson, Jean Carne and Atlantic Starr's hit recording, “Touch a Four Leaf Clover”. These are just a few of many legendary artists Avon has recorded and performed with. Avon plays both Electric and Upright Basses; satisfying even the most demanding Jazz purest. His cutting edge 9 string Bass playing is truly entertaining as most listeners have never seen a 9 string Bass nor experienced anyone who performs on these unique instruments. His Basses are exotic, eye-catching customized works of art. One glance of his instruments or brief musical moment is all it takes for audiences to credit Avon Lucas as a Bassist innovator. His musical diversity is striking as well, demonstrating his amazing multi-genre, in-depth music vocabulary. Whether it's Jazz, Swing, R&B, Fusion, Pop, Smooth Jazz or World Beat, never a boring musical moment for his listeners! Don't take anyone's word for it; Google the net for unbiased reviews and amazing sound and V clips. View other musicians' comments about him personally and his tasty treatment of the various musical genres mentioned. The net is abuzz with accolades about Avon Lucas Bassist. He has also been featured with respected World Class Bassist Marcus Miller on local area clinics. Peer respect among fellow artist speaks for itself. At1:30 pm once you hear "Optimus Prime" you will understand why we call him "THE VOICE", Announcer, Voice Over professional, aspiring actor JAMES BALLARD
Embracing numerous musical genres and a fresh blend of traditional Turkish and Western rock music, hard rock quartet maNga are ready to storm the U.S. Feat singer Ferman Akgül, guitarist Yagmur Sarigül (aka “Yamyam”), drummer Özgür Can Öney and bassist Cem Bahtiyar, the Turkish group have drawn Int'l acclaim for the infectious sounds on their three albums, which one could compare in spirit to Linkin Park or System Of A Down. They made a big noise representing their from home country in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, have over 3M Facebook followers and have drawn the attention of Billboard, the Huffington Post and MTV Europe. The band name maNga possesses a dual meaning. In Turkish, it refers to a unit of ten men in the army, and in Japanese, which was their chief inspiration for using the word, it means graphic novel. "The name was Yagmur's idea, and from that moment 12 years ago we were dreaming about having connections to other countries," declares Özgür. The foursome finally got to play before a NA audience at the SXSW festival in TX in March, and they play CMJ on Oct 18th. 3 months after they formed in 2001, the group competed on the TV show Sing Your Song, which is the Turkish version of Star Search. Their 2nd place showing ignited a creative spark that lead to numerous gigs in Turkey while writing the original tunes that comprised their self-titled debut album, which was released via Sony Epic in Turkey in December 2004. The album and its videos spotlighted an amalgam of heavy rock, hip-hop, pop and Turkish music.The album sold more than 180,000 copies in Turkey, making maNga the 1st band there to get gold certification on their debut album. The song “Bir Kadin Çizeceksin” appeared in the EA Sports FIFA 2006 computer game soundtrack, which exposed them to European audiences who loved their music even if they did not understand the words.
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!
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"Heavy music with an even heavier message"...Tonight's featured artist is musical visionary Dan Lively! Dan is a multi-talented artist in his own right and as a bassist, guitarist, vocalist and writer for his various projects such as Sweet Cicada, Hypnogog and Victor Griffin's In-Graved is leaving his unique trademark on heavy music today!
Ghetto Song Bird will be Joining Lamont in the Studio talking about her career an the music Biz.There’s an Electric Ladybird flying coast to coast through modern day psychedelic clouds landing upon head banging clubs, juke style bars,finger snapping cafes, Woodstock like festivals, making college students scream with a stadium state of mind concert born each time this goddess of rock-n-roll by the name of Ghettosongbird rises like a phoenix on stage with her Roxsploitation Band. The sexy, bohemian, North Philadelphian singer/songwriter/guitarist started singing,playing piano by ear and writing poetry locked in her room while her siblings played outside. Raised on her Mama’s old LPs & livingroom jams, she was inspired to perform in talent shows to try out new songs. When Ghettosongbird picked up the guitar by ear she flew right into the open mic scene and began jamming with musicians who played with legends like Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, Chaka Khan, Tupac, New Birth, and Fishbone to name a hand full, that grew her chops as a guitarist & bassist. GSB is influenced by Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, P-Funk, Led Zepplin, Mandrill, Santana, The Doors, The Bar-Kays, Sly & The FamilyStone, Earth Wind & Fire, Wah-Wah Watson, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, & any exotic sound she could wrap her ears around.
Ghettosongbird has played legendary NYC stages such as CBGB’s, The Bitter End, Snitch, Wicked Willy’s, 106&Park, Apollo Theater, Cafe Wha, The Village Underground, M1-5, Ashford & Simpson Suga Bar, ect., The World Famous Whisky A Go-Go & The Gaslite (with Rosa Lee Brooks who wrote & recorded with Jimi Hendrix) in L.A.,
My Alien Mojo talked to Diane Green live from their recording studio in Manila, Philippines.My Alien Mojo plays roots rock based music, with elements of 1970s soul and 1980s synth-pop. They’re currently recording a 10-track album which showcases those elements. Common group influences include the Beatles, U2 and Duran Duran.The band is a re-union of the 1990s band Aftershool, which released an album in 1996 - Sleeping With The Lights On (BMG-Musiko label). Keyboardist Willy Villa, Bassist Gerard Jovellanos, Guitarist Rodel Kalalang and Vocalist
Ms. Keiko is stopping by for a another chat with me, bringing great updates since her release of Soul Quest!!! :) A true humanitarian, Keiko has lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as The Daniel Pearl Foundation, The United Nations World Food Programme, Be The Match Marrow Registry and The National Donor Program and Marrow Foundation. She has also lent her efforts to the continued revitalization and healing of Japan in the wake of the recent Tsunami and Fukushima disasters. musician to top the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts. “But when I think about the people who did survive, I think that they may be the strongest souls there are. Out of this pain, I have found the greatest strength from these individuals.” Keiko Matsui’s new recording Soul Quest, is a riveting new collection of songs that unfold like an epic journey. With an all-star cast that includes such heavyweights as producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden, guitarist Chuck Loeb, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and bassist Marcus Miller, among others, Keiko explores themes of love, loss, spirituality and environmental consciousness Marion Meadows The one and only Sexy & Saxy Marion Meadows will be stopping by Up Close and Personal for a chat and update about all of the great things that have occurred in his life since our last conversation earlier this year, as he was about to release his latest project Whisper, his tour and much more!!
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