• 03:01

    Hybrid Jazz: with Anita King, Geneva Renee & Mycah Chevalier!

    in Music

    We needed to do something VERY special to celebrate three gifted ladies - friends - who plan to sing together - for the FIRST time.  So, we thought...why not a "Hybrid Jazz Goddess Party?"  After all, Venus is the Goddess of Love - and our guests are going to be performing on Valentine's Day!  It makes perfect sense - and these three artists are perfect TOGETHER :)


    Anita King, like Geneva Renee and Mycah Chevalier, is based in the greater Washington D.C. area. Visible on PBS ("An Evening with Quincy Jones", backing Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock and BeBe Winans); even MORE visible with Bruce Springsteen on Barack Obama's First Inauguration Day - and has shared the stage with James Ingram, Lyle Lovett, and the late Isaac Hayes. More than equal to this, Anita has given her time and talent to make us aware of The MusicianShip - a charity dear to her.  We'll talk about that!


    Geneva Renee is a California Girl, who made her way East to attend Howard University.  With her multiple degrees and her soaring soprano, it didn't take her long to find an audience: she has performed for Presidents, international Jazz and Gospel stars, and in pivotal vocal competitions - one of which earned her a VIP audition for "The Voice."  Her "Beautiful Wonder" CD has garnered much attention - and we'll hear a track or two from it.


    Mycah Chevalier is no stranger to the show.  With the many victories that she has shared - including a Grammy nod for her work with Brian Christopher on "In the Groove" - her featured performance in the play, "All The Man I Need" - and the success of the song, "Anticipation" (hear regularly on WHUR in D.C.) - there has been reason for regular visits! There's always something going on with our Creole Girl - but this shared experience on 2/14 will be amazing - join us for good news!

  • 02:59

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Mycah Chevalier!

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    From the Nation's Capitol, Mycah Chevalier has been singing and performing since she was a child - her Dad was in the music business and the "bug" was there to follow in his footsteps.  But education was important, too, so our "Creole Girl" - with scholarships in hand - attended both Mt. Vernon College and Howard University.
    Attention has been paid to Mycah through the years - and one of those to focus on her was the internationally acclaimed playwright and choreographer, Debbie Allen - who casted Mycah in "Soul Possessed."  That meant sharing the stage with Patti Labelle and Arturo Sandoval.
    But Mycah is no stranger to sharing stages - she has done so with a bevy of Jazz and Soul acts - including The Whispers, the late Luther Vandross, Paul Taylor and more.  And she has created a stir on some beautiful musical projects from R & B singer, Vic, and Jazz saxophonist, Ray Gaskins.
    And our guest is adept at writing as well as singing - she had a hand in most of the material on her "Roux's Fantasy" CD.  As well, she is a key member of two groups - known in District of Columbia circles and beyond: The Schoobies and guiltypleasures. Her work with the latter group has resulted in a song, "Anticipation", that has generated continual airplay on the popular station - Washington's own, WHUR.
    Last year, the spotlight was on Mycah again when she recorded the classic, "In a Sentimental Mood."  And now there is both a new single and an event that needs discussion - which brings us to Tuesday, February 26th.  Ms. Chevalier brings her sultry self to the show at 2:30.  Of course, you know the music starts at one - Mycah Music will, indeed, be in the mix!
     

  • 02:26

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish - with Kerensa Gray/Mycah Chevalier!

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    Welcome to The Birthday Show!  And my special gifts to YOU: scintillating vocalists Kerensa Gray and Mycah Chevalier :)  As solo artists, Kerensa and Mycah have blazed a trail in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.  Kerensa was the last winner of the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition - which had been a annual "must hear" event in Baltimore for years.  Mycah is an important component of the popular group, guiltypleasures.  And she also fronts her own band, The Roux Project.  Together, she and Kerensa have formed a union called "The Estrogen Session" - events feature both song and spoken word regarding their musical inspirations.  YOU will be inspired when you hear these abundantly talented women - who are passionate about Jazz and how they can spread the word!  Let's do that this Thursday, the 13th :)  And help me get ready for my birthday - by enjoying the music I heard growing up in Philly!

  • 02:00

    GUILTY PLEASURES and SAXOPHONIST WALTER BEASLEY

    in Entertainment



    Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes Guilty Pleasures which features Mycah Chevalier and Kal El on vocals, Vinton Jones on drums, and Rick White on bass. Guilty Pleasures’ brand of smooth and sensual Soul is reminiscent of groups like Atlantic Starr and Incognito, with deep bass-driven grooves, strong vocals, and mature lyrics that leave the listener wanting more.

    Saxophonist Walter Beasley returns with a brand new cd, Live - In The Groove.

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