• 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 Reggae Roll Call with Warren Z aka Ensom Vibes

    in Entertainment

    The Ensom Vibes Reggae Roll Call Show with Warren ZThe 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&B/HIPHOP


    GROWING UP IN THE 70S WHERE IN ENSOM CITY MUSIC WAS A BONDING AGENT - HENCE THE ENSOM VIBES WAS BIRTHED TO PRSERVE THAT VALUE POINT. THE BEST PRODUCES AND DJS AS WELL AS ARTISTS FLOCKED OUT LOVING NON POLITICAL HOUSING SCHEME ,,,,,,IT WAS JAMAICAS GOLDEN ERA OF DYNAMISM THEN IN ITS INFANCY....NOW THAT THE WORLD HAS ACCEPTED REGGAE IN FULL - WE ARE HEAR TO SALUTE ALL WHO REFLECT THEDRUM AND BASS QUALITY OF OLD INSTRUMENTALITY AND NEW COMPUTERIZED REALMS.........PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND FOLLOW ENSOM VIBES ON TWITTER OR FACEBOOK


    IF YOU KNOW AN ARTIST WHO NEEDS QUALITY EXPOSURE SEND EpK DROPS JINGLES TO ensomvibes@yahoo.com

  • 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


    GROWING UP IN THE 70S WHERE IN ENSOM CITY MUSIC WAS A BONDING AGENT - HENCE THE ENSOM VIBES WAS BIRTHED TO PRSERVE THAT VALUE POINT. THE BEST PRODUCES AND DJS AS WELL AS ARTISTS FLOCKED OUT LOVING NON POLITICAL HOUSING SCHEME ,,,,,,IT WAS JAMAICAS GOLDEN ERA OF DYNAMISM THEN IN ITS INFANCY....NOW THAT THE WORLD HAS ACCEPTED REGGAE IN FULL - WE ARE HEAR TO SALUTE ALL WHO REFLECT THEDRUM AND BASS QUALITY OF OLD INSTRUMENTALITY AND NEW COMPUTERIZED REALMS.........PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND FOLLOW ENSOM VIBES ON TWITTER OR FACEBOOK


    IF YOU KNOW AN ARTIST WHO NEEDS QUALITY EXPOSURE SEND EpK DROPS JINGLES TO ensomvibes@yahoo.com

  • 01:01

    Arts Culture Beat: Singer-Songwriter Jo Lawry

    in News

    Join us for a candid converstaion with singer-songwriter Jo Lawry! 


    Lawry's music crosses many genres, including jazz, chamber music, skat, folk, and a little something all her own. Her debut album, I Want to Be Happy, was released in 2008 to rave reviews and named among the "Best CDs of the Decade" in Downbeat Magazine. She has also been featured as a guest on numerous modern jazz recordings, including Dr. Lonnie Smith's album Rise Up! and Kate McGarry's Grammy-nominte If Less is More...Nothing is Everything. Her new album will be released mid-2014, and features a duet with Sting on her own song, "Impossible."


    Lawry is also an accomplished background singer, touring with Sting since 2009, and more recently with Sting and Paul Simon on their North-American double-bill tour. A multi-instrumentalist, she also played violin on Sting's 2011 Back to Bass tour. She was recently featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. 


    You can learn more about her and listen to her music here: http://www.jolawry.com/live/


    *Tweet questions to @ArtsCultBeat during the show!

  • 00:31

    A Magical Moment with Vocalist Judi Silvano

    in Entertainment

    Judi Silvano is a singer, composer and artist.  She relocated from Philadelphia to work in the New York City area as a modern dancer and jazz singer. As a progressive composer and arranger, Silvano has written over 45 pieces for jazz and chamber music ensembles incorporating improvisation with written material.  She also champions the work of American Women Composers in her “Women’s Work” recording.  Her chamber music songs have been recognized by the industry by being chosen for New York Women Composers, Vox Musica and Ars Nova concerts.  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

  • 01:30

    Artful Couple Mezzo Soprano Alicia Hall Moran & Jazz Pianist Jason Moran

    in Art

    2010 MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran has established himself as a risk-taking pianist and innovator of new directions for jazz.  His awards include Jazz Artist, Jazz Album & Pianist of the Year in the 59th Annual Downbeat Critics Poll; Rising Star Jazz Artist, Rising Star Pianist, Rising Star Composer in the 2003-04 Downbeat Critics Polls; and the first Playboy Jazz Artist of the Year award.


    Mr. Moran is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.


    Alicia Hall Moran, mezzo-soprano, brings diverse influences and passions together in a rich artistic brew.  Ms. Moran played nightly in the stellar ensemble of The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, Broadway's 2012 Tony-winner for "Best Musical Revival" and is now playing 'Bess' on the national tour of that musical.


    Ms. Moran was an artist in the genre-busting 2012 Whitney Biennial along with husband, Jason. For the Biennial, Ms. Moran curated the celebrated 26-performance event, BLEED.  This mega-offering juxtaposed new collaborations and inspirational works with a survey of the Morans' past collaborations in the musical and visual arts.  Films incorporating music by the Morans' (films by Joan Jonas, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, and Simone Leigh/Liz Magic Laser) were also featured.  

    Together, the Morans are an artistic force to behold.

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