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  • Cafecito Break - Dealing with Naysayers

    in Spirituality

    Rosangel Perez and Ruthie Guten invite you for a live Cafecito Break chat.  Our topic today, dealing with nay sayers. 


    What is a nay sayer you say?  From Urban Dictionary - Read one of our favorite definitions... ;-)


     naysayer


    One who frequently engages in excessive complaining, negative banter and/or a genuinely poor and downbeat attitude. Naysayers are distinguished by their tendency to consistently view the glass half empty, make frequent one-way trips to negative town, and constantly emphasize the worst of a situation. They have the capacity to rant and whine for hours on end about the most insignificant inconveniences. They tend to travel solo, but have the keen ability to spread their pessimistic attitude to a group of unsuspecting bystanders and encourage others to employ their mindset. 
    Naysayers tend to blend in with those around them rather well, granted they have learned over the years to adapt to their surroundings. However, when the opportunity arises, their true nature will be exposed and they will stop at nothing to exclude others or bring a general sense of negativity to any situation. 
    Not to be confused with non-naysayers who fight against the negativity brought forth by naysayers, make the best of a situation and are not afraid to call out a naysayer on the spot.  by non naysayer  


    Learn more | cafecitobreak.com 

  • 00:45

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

     This evening, I am interviewing and playing music of Bruce Williams an alto saxophonist, composer, producer and educator who was raised in Washington, D.C. but now resides in Northern Jersey near New York City.  In addition to playing the saxophone, he plays the trumpet, drums, and piano.   Bruce has performed, toured, and recorded with Lionel Hampton, McCoy Tyner, The Count Basie Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, T.S. Monk, Little Jimmy Scott, Frank Foster, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Stanley Cowell, Louis Smith, Cecil Brooks III, The World Saxophone Quartet, Russell Gunn, and Curtis Fuller.  As you can see from the list of musicians that he has performed, toured, and recorded, with he is a very versatile jazz musician that loves playing many styles of music.  He has performed on two Grammy nominated CDs. He has received awards from DownBeat magazine and The Charlie Parker Music and More Foundation.  He has traveled the United States and abroad playing jazz music. Jazz lives at Jazz Notes.

  • 00:27

    When Mid-Life Issues Interfere with Life

    in Current Events

    Bruce Peppin, author of the book The Best is Yet to Be: Moving Mountains in Midlife, says “Perched on the front stoop of old age, Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are more downbeat than other age groups about the trajectory of their own lives.” Boomers find themselves in a funk – pessimistic about their future, stressed, unhappy, and increasingly leaving long term marriages in what’s now referred to as “Gray Divorce.”


    “Dealing with life’s hardships is nothing new,” says Peppin. “Past generations have done that. What’s unique for today’s mid-lifers is managing problems that are more severe because of societal breakdown and technological change.” Peppin, who struggled through his own mid-life crisis, says that midlife problems are part of our journey and part of the mountains we must conquer. He has some ideas about how to consider the bigger picture and come through to the other side victoriously. Everyone over thirty needs to hear this.

  • 01:59

    Jazz Organist Brian Charette

    in Entertainment

    December 8 - Grammy Nominated Jazz Organist/Pianist - Brian Charette


     


    Brian Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was just named the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll in the "Rising Star: Organ" category.  Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, Brian has worked with notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more.


     


     

  • 01:04

    "Up Close & Personal" with Music Fusion Master "Grace Kelly"

    in Music

    Meet Grace Kelly..When it comes to singer/ saxophonist/ composer/ lyricist/ arranger/ producer/ educator Grace Kelly, people seem to be divided into two groups: those who marvel at her proficiency, creativity and ever-accelerating growth, and those who have yet to encounter the 21-year-old wunderkind. The ranks of the former category are growing by the day. Trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly’s three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. for Barack Obama's Inauguration Celebration. Harry Connick, Jr. heard Kelly in a master class on a December afternoon and brought her on stage to sit in with his band that night. Since then, Kelly has been voted "Best Jazz Act” in Boston four consecutive years in the FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, and then voted Best National Jazz Act in 2012. She has received the ASCAP Foundation’s Young Jazz Composers Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013 and won "Jazz Artist of the Year” at the Boston Music Awards in both 2008 and 2010. The 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Downbeat Critics Poll added to her the list naming her one of the "Alto Saxophone Rising Stars”, the youngest artist ever to be named to the music poll.


     


     

  • 00:31

    A Moment with Vocalist Judi Silvano

    in Entertainment

    Judi Silvano is a singer, composer and artist. To date Judi has released 10 recordings in the jazz and healing meditation genres.  Judi has been named Top 10 Vocalist four times in Downbeat Magazine, Best Jazz Singer in the Hudson Valley and has contributed articles to All About Jazz & Jazz Improv Magazine.  Judi also paints in watercolor, pastel and oil, drawing inspiration from the beauty of the Hudson Valley were she resides. For more about Judi visit: www.judisilvano.com

  • 02:00

    A conversation with Scott Yanow and all about West Coast Jazz

    in Music

    Alan (Giants of Jazz Radio) and Jose (Jazz Con Class Radio) are very honored to have with us jazz historian, jazz journalist and author Scott Yanow. We will cover his biography in detail and then concentrate on "West Coast Jazz." We will decipher this sub-genre of "Cool Jazz" by discussing its roots and its history. We will also touch on the 60's Jazz scene in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Join us, listen and/or call in!


    Scott Yanow (Bio):


    .....Jazz Journalist and historian. Since then, I have been involved in many projects. Being the Senior Editor for the 3rd edition of the All Music Guide For Jazz resulted in a countless number of my CD reviews and biographies being utilized throughout the internet including Pandora Radio. In addition to having written ten books so far (most recently The Jazz Singers) and writing for the Jazz Heritage Club, I have written several episodes for the popular jazz radio series Jim Cullum's Riverwalk - Live At The Landing.  

    I have written over 750 liner notes, hundreds of press biographies and press releases, and it has been said that I have reviewed more jazz recordings than anyone in history.  I have contributed to virtually all of the major jazz magazines including Downbeat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Cadence, Coda, The Mississippi Rag, Jazz Forum, Jazz News, The Jazz Report, Planet Jazz, Jazz Now and Jazz
    Improv. These days I write regularly for Jazz Inside, Downbeat, Jazziz, Los Angeles Jazz Scene and The Jazz Rag.....Learn More

  • 02:30

    Throwback Jamaica Sunday Music

    in Entertainment

    Every Sunday the mood was set for a Nostalgic Simmer Down Sunday where neighbors played all the Aged Hits from DooWop to Country to Downbeat to Lovers Rock and R&B styles. It was a unsynchronized Sunday Sernde. My relatives 120 miles away in Montego Bay were no different but they added Standards and Rock n Roll Classics.


    Here on Ensom Vibes we will have Throwback Jamaica Sundays in memory of my Spanish Town and   Mobay heritage.

  • 03:00

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Trumpeter/Vocalist Bria Skonberg!

    in Music

    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. 

  • 02:09

    Grace Kelly

    in Entertainment

    May 15 - Saxophonist/Composer/Vocalist - Grace Kelly


    Grace Kelly has the dubious distinction of being the youngest ever named for three consecutive years in the annual Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll, as one of the Alto Saxophone Rising Stars,  At the tender age of 22, Grace has already graced the stage and/or recorded with a well distinguished group of internationally renouned artists such as Phil Woods, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsallis, Esperanza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Monty Alexander, Rufus Reid, and the list goes on and on.


    This will be my third interview with this talented young lady; and, well, you know what they say, "three's the charm."  Join me as Grace will be sharing some exciting news and updates you just do not want to miss. 

  • 00:01

    The Ensom Vibes Reggae Roll Call Show with Warren Z 11p ET

    in Entertainment

    The REGGAE ROLL CALL - THE REGGAE SALUTE RADIO Show by Warren Z -  EVERY SATURDAY AND TUESDAY AT 11P ET/8PM L.A. TIME - Great Reggae Music from Unsung Veterans to Rising Voices to Newbies and Charted Stars we sling only the best in CELAN REGGAE DANCEHALL ROCKERS DOWNBEAT SKA LOVERS ROCK SOCA AND R&BB/HIPHOP


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