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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!!
Jose Reyes of Jazz Con Class Radio will be interviewing author and historian Cary Ginell. They will be concentrating on all the jazz related projects Cary has been involved with and is currently working on. Cary has also written an array of jazz related books on legendary musicians and on essential jazz dicographies. Listen in and or call in, enjoy!
Cary Ginell is a veteran radio broadcaster, folklorist, and author of seven books on American music. Cary has annotated dozens of albums for labels such as Naxos, Living Era, Texas Rose, Rambler, Bear Family, Rhino, Revenant, and Origin Jazz Library. He has been honored five times by the ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) with awards for "Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research" for his books, "Milton Brown & the Founding of Western Swing" (University of Illinois Press, 1994), "Discography of Western Swing & Hot String Bands" (Greenwood Press, 2001), "Good Vibes" (Scarecrow Press, 2003) (an autobiography of jazz musician Terry Gibbs), "Old Shep: The Recordings of Red Foley" (Bear Family Records), and "Hot Jazz for Sale: Hollywood's Jazz Man Record Shop" (Lulu.com) The Gibbs biography also won the prestigious ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for music journalism in December 2004....Learn More
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.
LEE MACK RITENOUR IS ANAMERICAN JAZZ GUITARIST SESSION MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER. RITENOUR HAS CONTRIBUTED TO OVER 3,000 SESSION, AND HAS CHARTED OVER 30 CONTEMPORARY JAZZ HITS SINCE 1976. HIS PROLIFIC CAREE INCLUDES A GRAMMY AWARD FOR THE COLLABORTIVE WORK HARLEQUIN AND 19 GRAMMY NAMINATIN .
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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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