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JOIN THE JAZZ MASTERS AS WE PAY TRUBUTE TO ART PORTER A FAMILY LEGACY.Art Porter, Sr. …Art Porter, Sr. was an American jazz pianist from Little Rock, Arkansas. During his musical career, he performed with the Art Porter Trio, founded in 1962, and the Art Porter Singers, founded in 1976. Although primarily playing locally, Porter play…Art Porter, Sr. was an America
This Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3:00pm join me as I speak with Connaitre Miller and play the music of “Afro Blue” an award winning vocal jazz ensemble. Connaitre Miller is an Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Vocal Studies at Howard University, she directs the award winning vocal jazz ensemble “Afro Blue,” teaches vocal jazz improvisation, vocal jazz arranging, and gives individual voice lessons. She has taught in Australia, where she developed a distinguished jazz voice program at the University of Adelaide. In addition, she performs as a solo jazz vocalist at jazz festivals in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
In 1981 in Philadelphia, Scott Marvill assembled a group of musicians eager to play the music they loved, Jazz. This led to their formation of "Freeport." Then Scott moved to NC taking the opportunity to bring the NY/Philadelphia jazz feel to the South. Some highlights have been recording and performing with Tower Of Power, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Special EFX, and Grover Washington Jr.? "Live At The 2012 Hillsborough Jazz Festival" is FREEPORT captured d
Join me on Sunday, April 20, 2014, when I speak with Shellée Haynesworth. She is an Emmy Award winning producer, writer, director, and storyteller. We will discuss her documentary “Black Broadway on U Street”, and the jazz musicians and vocalist who performed there. Learn about Washington, D.C.’s “Black Broadway on U Street” and its impact on the cultural development in Washington, D.C. In addition, we will listen to the music of Duke Ellington, Shirley Horn and Billie Holiday.
Join me this Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 3:00pm, when I will speak with and play the music of Akua Allrich, vocalist, composer and teacher. She is a Washington, DC native whose musical roots are vast and grounded in jazz and pan-African music. She sings in many languages including Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Xhosa, and Twi. She was educated at Howard University, where she obtained her BM in jazz vocals and a master’s degree in social work. She was taught, coached and mentored by talented musicians such as world-renowned singer Kehembe V. Eichelberger, singer/drummer Grady Tate, and pianist Charles Covington. While she was in college, one of the first jazz albums she bought was John Coltrane’s Live at the Village Vanguard: The Master Takes.
Main Topic: BLUE VINO'S 2nd ALBUM Pt 2
Side Topics: (if we get this far)... Mouthwash linked to oral cancer! Pakistani baby charged w/ attempted murder. Drone crashes in front of PA Elementary school! 96 y.o. man's dead body placed in dumpster by housing complex clerk.
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This Sunday, March 31, 2014, beginning at 3:00pm, I am doing a special hour program celebrating woman jazz musicians. The first half hour I will speak with and play pianist Daille Ketrell’s music. The second half hour I will speak with and play drummer Shirazette Tinnin’s music. Both are incredible musicians. Thank you so much for listening and joining me each Sunday at www.blogtalkradio.com Jazz Notes.
Join me on Sunday, March 9, 2014, when I interview and play the music of woman who will perform during the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. Since 2011, the Washington Women in Jazz Festival has created performance opportunities for women in the jazz community and developed audiences for jazz music.
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