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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 doing what they do best. Performing live. Listen carefully and you'll hear folks caught up in the energy. Folks dancing, kids playing, etc. This CD gives you that experience. ENJOY!!
The Eric Essix Jazz Escape at the Renaissance Ross Bridge, is the first event of its kind in this region to be hosted by a world class golf resort and spa. It’s a weekend getaway that offers an intimate jazz concert experience in a secluded, lush woodland environment that is still only minutes from the airport, city center, shopping, attractions and great restaurants. For residents of Birmingham and surrounding areas, the Renaissance at Ross Bridge is the perfect getaway that’s not far away…making Eric’s Jazz Escape the ultimate “stay-cation”!
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
Suffolk Riverfront Jazz is gearing up for their annual jazz festival July 26-28, 2013. Bringing up artists in jazz such as Dianne Reeves, Warren Hill, and Matt Marshak as well as Maestro J, you don't want to miss this. The beautiful Hilton Garden Inn is the setting for this weekend of musical bliss. We look forward to speaking with Aubrey Wilson about this year's festival benefiting the Gladys Gatlin Foundation.Saxman Sam Rucker has wowed audiences throughout the VA area. His music is a blend of the styles I absorbed growing up; real Hip-Hop, real Jazz and real Gospel.We look forward to talking to him about his career and his latest release. Join us st 7 PM Eastern on Monday!
Ms. Theresa Randleman, CEO of T-Rose Entertainment, returns to talk about the The Motown Jazz Xperience, a collaboration of Detroit based jazz musicians united to bring forth a selection of melodic tunes from their libraries and musical experiences as Motown Jazz musicians. The Motown Jazz Xperience will be performing at the Detroit Riverwalk Jazz series on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Aniya is a group of 6 individuals with one common goal of turning people on to jazz music. "Our music is a collage of smooth jazz, traditional, Neo-Soul, Latin, Gospel, and Hip Hop. Some people call this music Acid Jazz, we call it good music."
Guitarist, Delbert Boyer joins us to talk about their current release, Full Circle.
Join me this Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 10:00am when I will speak with and play the music of CHAD CARTER a vocalist who is a Washington, DC native. He has performed at major jazz venues throughout Washington, DC. In addition, he has performed at the famous Lenox Lounge in Harlem New York. In 2002, Chad performed for Lionel Hampton in Washington D.C. at the Rayburn House Office Building. He has performed with Frank Owens, Lisle Atkinson, Aaron Graves, Bootsie Barnes, Buck Hill, Danny Mixon, Fred Hughes, Nasar Abadey, Mike Bowie, Bob Butta, Steve Novosel, Ronnie Wells, Ron Elliston, Chuck Redd, Robert Redd, Ron Compton, James King, Nadine Rae, Vince Smith, Cheyney Thomas, Alfredo Mojica, Pepe’ Gonzalez, Mickey Roker, and Keith Killgo just to name a few. Thank you so much for joining me every Sunday. Keeping jazz alive!!!!
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FOURPLAY- Fourplay is a contemporary jazz quartet in the United States. The original members of the group were Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason. In 1997, Lee Ritenour left the group and Fourplay chose Larry Carlton as his replacement NOW CHUCK LOEB A NEW MEMBER.
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Having established himself as a first call player /producer in his motherland of England, sharing the stage with virtually all of the smooth jazz luminaries and hopping the pond over the last 5 yrs bringing his talents and sharp wit to the American audience has serve OLi Silk well in helping him establish an active and rabid fan base. Razor Sharp Brit is sure to keep the movement afloat and momentum building as he again serves up a feast of fresh and vibrant new flavors. Some of Silk's closest CJ contemporaries join the fray, with bassist and label mate Julian Vaughn featured on the lead radio single 'At Your Service' , spins musical webs with guitarists Paul Brown and Chuck Loeb and brings up and coming sax man Elan Trotman along for the ride. Join us for a cool jazz conversion with the one and only Oli silk
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