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  • 01:42

    "Up Close & Personal" with Mr. Guitar " David P. Stevens"

    in Entertainment

    A versatile musician, Stevens grew up playing piano, drums and guitar at the Church of God, developing a dynamic performance style playing gospel music. He spent his teens playing in jazz and gospel bands, and developed sound and stage presence like one of his idols, Norman Brown, when he later emerged as an urban jazz artist. As his fan base grew with his early album releases, Stevens went from playing “any dive bar where they allowed jazz” in Philly to top clubs like North By Northwest, Warm Daddy’s and Relish. He and his band also played at various clubs down in Maryland, as well as the Woodrow Wilson Festival and the iconic Blues Alley club in Washington, DC.


    Stevens has also performed at The Harlem Meer Festival, at The Iridium in NYC with Alex Bugnon, and the Jazz Base in Reading, PA. Over the past two years, he also did a full European tour through Austria, Switzerland and Germany. In addition to playing on the Capital Jazz SuperCruise, he has been part of the All-Star Jam Festival at Berks Jazz Fest the past three years, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne and Scott Ambush from Spyro Gyra. “One of the things I’m known for live is bringing a lot of energy to the stage and incorporating many exciting elements, including background singers,” Stevens says.

  • 00:58

    Xander Demos (Metal Guitar Virtuoso)

    in Rock Music

    Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes back Metal Guitar Virtuoso Xander Demos to the Show! 



    www.XanderDemos.com



    Following a brief hiatus, renowned metal guitar virtuoso, Xander Demos (James Rivera, Sabbath Judas Sabbath, XDB) has announced the track listing for his upcoming EP release, scheduled for late spring.  Tentatively titled, “Runways and Waterways,” the EP will feature six tracks, including two original instrumentals, two original vocal tracks, and two vocal covers. It is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, Guitarcadia (Rock ‘n’ Growl Records.) 


    For Media inquireies:
    MTS Management Group
    www.mtsmanagementgroup.com

  • 00:30

    The Transformational Power of Classical Music

    in Lifestyle

    lassical music can literally move us. Every music is musical multimedia and it is a contagious vibration. Today on our show we have guest, Beate Willma a Classical & Transformational Coach! Beate is a classical musicologist, choral conductor, organist and opera dramaturge. We will be playing a piece of music that Beate has choosen. You are in for a real treat! The music is “LULLABY (NANA) from the album: Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding. Music by Hans-Erik Philip. Simone Kermes, soprano. Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Béla Drahos, conductor.”  Beate will be sharing with us how classical music can literally move us and how the Ancient Greeks wrote about this. In the work that Beate does, there are two types of coaching. One being Classical music in coaching which is opera introductions and opera intensives and how they identify with the journey of the heroine, unbury emotions and projecting one's own plot. The other is Coaching classical musicians, your dreams, pressure, possibilities and creating space for creativity. Have you ever felt a calling to dive into the world of classical music? Have you thought about being coached in classical music? Are you already a classical musician and looking for coaching? Then you will want to listen to this show! Join us to see how the classical music has the power to transform. Listen in at www.blogtalkradio.com/lindasconscioustalks or call in and ask questions at (847) 850-8423.

  • 00:35

    Classical Crossover Artist Nathan Pacheco

    in Music

    Classical crossover artist Nathan Pacheco chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about his second full length album “Nathan Pacheco II." Nathan rose to prominence by recording and touring with instrumental superstar Yanni, who met Pacheco after the singer auditioned for mega-pop producer Ric Wake, who was helming the new album "Yanni Voices." Pacheco recorded several new tunes on the collection and quickly gained a following as a guest performer on the "Yanni Voices" PBS Special (taped in Acapulco) and over 100 tour dates throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America. The acclaimed tenor has toured the U.K. with British singer Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra, headlined tours in the U.S. and starred in his own PBS special "Introducing Nathan Pacheco."

    This interview originally aired on Big Blend Radio, on June 5, 2015, an episode that broadcasted live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

     

  • 00:46

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    Join us this evening, when I interview Anita King and share music from her CD Sultry. Her CD presents jazz standards and her voice is expressive, soulful and melodic. Her vocal abilities have carried her around the world from the Vatican to the Super Bowl to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and singing at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She has performed with the gospel group Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music and provided backup vocals for Mariah Carey, Shakira, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock and Bruce Springsteen.  I look forward to spending time with all of you this evening.  Jazz lives at Jazz Notes. 

  • 00:44

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    This evening, I will interview and share music of Maija Rejman a jazz vocalist who resides in the Washington Metropolitan area.  When she was nine years old, she began performing on several Jacksonville, FL television stations.  At 11 years old, she sang regularly on the radio for the USO in Newport, Rhode Island, and on WEEI, Boston. Then at age 12 local Boston songwriters started hiring Maija to do new song demos.  After graduating from high school, she sang briefly with Bobby Timmons at the original Bohemian Caverns in Washington, D.C.  In 1987, Maija sang at the Apollo Theatre winning one of the weekly contests.  As a result, she started performing in all the major venues in the Washington Metropolitan area.  Over the years, Maija has performed with many great jazz artists such as Bobby Timmons, Keter Betts, Ron Elliston, Charlie Byrd, Buck Hill, Bob Butta, Robert Redd, Chuck Redd, Tommy Cecil, James King, Wade Beach, David Kane, Drew Gress, Naser Abadey, Lenny Robinson, Tony Martucci, Mike Crotty and Claudio Roditi.  Join us this evening at Jazz Notes keeping jazz alive.

  • 00:40

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    This evening, I will interview jazz vocalist Lutalo Olutosin and play tunes from his CD, Sweet Lou’s Blues.  After 35 years in the US Military, Colonel Lutalo Olutosin decided to pursue his musical dream and introduce his musical talents to the world.  He is known as jazz vocalist, Sweet Lu Olutosin. On his recent release Sweet Lou’s Blues, we hear Jeremy Pelt, Jerome Jennings, Tivon Pennicott, and Mike Carn.   This year,  Sweet Lu completed the first of two 2015 European tours where he headlined the Frank Sinatra Centennial tribute show "Cheek to Cheek" with the Antonio Ciacca Orchestra.    


    Born in East Chicago, Indiana.  Raised during early life in Gary, Indiana, Lutalo (Lu) moved to the Deep South (Madison, Mississippi) in the mid 1970.   He was heavily influenced by his family of gospel singers and musicians. While in the US Military, he embarked on a music career that included performances in Jazz, R&B and musical stage productions, across South Eastern United States.  Lou blends straight-ahead and modern Jazz styles with bossa nova and soulful rhythms during his performances.  Join me as we discuss his career and explore his music.  Jazz Notes keeping jazz alive!

  • 01:53

    Jazz & Classical Crossover Music, Stage & Screen

    in Entertainment

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio, airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - Nathan Pacheco - From the widely seen 2012 PBS Special “Introducing Nathan Pacheco” to the 11 soaring tracks on his new full-length album ‘Nathan Pacheco II’, this charismatic tenor who rose to prominence by recording and touring with instrumental superstar Yanni, is a star that just continues rising in the classical crossover world of music.
    - Chandra Currelley – Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and actress, Chandra Currelley is a veteran entertainer with roots in several of Tyler Perry's productions, both plays and films, including "For Better or Worse" on OWN, "Madea's Big Happy Family," "Diary of Mad Black Woman," and "Tyler Perry's A Madea's Christmas."
    - Alex Gershman - Jazz collective ‘Sasha’s Bloc’ releases their second album ‘Heart on Fire’ featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit. Formed in 2012 by bassist Alexander Gershman, who hails from Moscow, Sasha’s Bloc is an eclectic mix of musicians focused on the revival of the jazz culture of the 1920’s and 30’s, combined with the adaptation of modern jazz original compositions.

  • 01:01

    The Thomas Loop Radio Show on WJJL-1440AM - Fingerstyle Guitar - 6/24/2015

    in Music

    June 24th, 2015's edition of The Thomas Loop Radio Show features The Fingerstyle Guitar Genre.  Music by Ben Lacy - http://www.benlacy.com/ - Adam Rafferty http://www.adamrafferty.com - Jamie Holka - http://www.jamieholka.com


    A snippet of Ben Lacy's bio - The February 2007 issue of Guitar Player Magazine named Ben as one of the Top 101 Forgotten Greats & Unsung Guitar Heroes.  20th Century Guitar's August 2006 issue had a 2-page article about Ben.  Following is an excerpt.  "About once a decade, a new guitar talent comes along that knocks this writer out.  It was like that when I first saw and heard Michael Hedges.  So musical, so unique.  Same with Stanley Jordan.  Four years ago, I met the newest killer guitarist at a California NAMM Show...


    Snippet of Adam Rafferty's bio - 


    I’m Adam Rafferty – welcome to my website. I am a guitar player born and raised in New York City, and currently spending most of my time on the road playing concerts and doing workshops.


    Playing music for people is my #1 passion.


    I also equally love teaching music to anyone who is dedicated.


    I love helping people achieve “aha” moments. Sometimes these insights “bleed” into a personal development – flavor!


    Snippet of Jamie Holka's bio - 


    Jamie Holka is a solo finger-style guitarist from Niagara Falls NY.  His style incorporates many layers to assimilate bass, drums, chords and melody. Switching between a Gibson L-5 and a Maton Michael Fix model, he’s able to create quite a diverse sound. 

  • 00:42

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    This evening, I will interview Fred Irby, III and play the music of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble 2014.  Mr. Irby a native of Mobile, Alabama is a Professor of Music at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is the Coordinator of Instrumental Music program, trumpet instructor, and Director of the internationally acclaimed Howard University Jazz Ensemble (HUJE).  Mr. Irby is also the Principal Trumpet of the Kennedy Center Opera House Show Orchestra and has recorded several films for the History Channel. In addition, he can be heard playing principal trumpet on the cast recording of Stephen Sondheim's musical BOUNCE.  Mr. Irby arranged for the jazz ensemble to make several international tours which enriched the students and their international audience’s knowledge of jazz.  Join us as we keep jazz alive at Jazz Notes.

  • 00:32

    Classical Homeopathy Transformational Healing

    in Lifestyle

    Dr. Dubroff is back on our show! We will be having conversations on the comparison and effectiveness of these two systems of medicine with a special focus on the transformative nature of the homeopathic system. We will be talking about what is Homeopathy, the difference between classical and other homeopathic treatments and when classical homeopathic medicine is used. Are you familiar with Classical Homeopathy? Do you know what transformational healing is? When is the appropriate time to use homeopathic medicines? Tune into www.blogtalkradio.com/lindasconscioustalks to listen and get answers to these questions and to learn about this and more! If you have a question, we would love for you to call into (347) 850-8423.