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This evening, I will interview and share the music of Laurie Dapice jazz vocalist, lyricist, musician and an arranger. In 2008, she was one of the top four finalist in the annual New York Jazz Mobile competition. Laurie has won awards from ASCAP, Billboard Magazine, ASCAP Plus awards and USA songwriting competitions. She has performed with and for Billy Harper, Barry Harris, George Mesterhazy, Michael Kanan, Rufus Reid, John DiMartino, Santi Debriano, James Weidman, Paul Lieberman, Elias Bailey, Benito Gonzalez and many others. Join us at Jazz Notes as we strive to keep jazz alive.
This evening, I will interview and play the music of multi-instrumentalist Samuel Prather. Not only is he a multi-instrumentalist but he is also a composer, producer, arranger, graphic artist, photographer, and videographer. He was raised in Washington DC where he has developed a reputation performing with all types of acts because he is equally comfortable in Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Brazilian, Latin, Neo-Soul, and R&B. On the funk and soul side Sam has worked with YaMama’Nym, 76 Degrees West, Fred Yonnet, and Brandon Combs while on the jazz side he has shared the stage with Hugh Masekela, Pharaoh Saunders, Greg Osby, and Afro Blue to name a few. When you hear his CD, Groove Orchestra, you will agree that it is appropriately titled. Join us at Jazz Notes where we strive to keep jazz alive.
The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has many gifted young jazz artist and amongst them is Herbert Scott. This evening, I will interview and play his music. Herbert Scott is a native Washingtonian saxophonist who attended Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts. He has released his first CD entitled, Introducing Herb Scott on Alto Saxophone, A NU-Jazz Collective and has begun leading his own group Herb Spice and the Cinnamonstix. Join us as we learn more about the NU- Jazz Collective. Jazz Notes striving to keep jazz alive.
This evening, I will interview and play the music of Jessica Boykin-Settles who is a Jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator. Jessica studied music at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the tutelage of Davey Y. Yarborough. She went on to pursue an undergraduate degree in Jazz Performance at The New School University in New York City where she had the opportunity to study with great musicians and jazz legends such as Reggie Workman, Junior Mance, Cecil McBee, Arnie Lawrence, Buster Williams, Sheila Jordan, Janet Lawson and Teri Thornton. After acquiring her undergraduate degree, she continued her jazz education at Howard University where she earned a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies. While there, she was a member of the vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue, under the direction of Connaitre Miller. Not only did she attend Howard as a student but she became a full-time member of the music faculty at Howard University from 2005 to 2012. Join us on Jazz Notes as we strive to keep jazz alive.
Join us this evening, when I interview Anita King and share music from her CD Sultry. Her CD presents jazz standards and her voice is expressive, soulful and melodic. Her vocal abilities have carried her around the world from the Vatican to the Super Bowl to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and singing at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She has performed with the gospel group Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music and provided backup vocals for Mariah Carey, Shakira, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock and Bruce Springsteen. I look forward to spending time with all of you this evening. Jazz lives at Jazz Notes.
This evening, I will interview and share music of Maija Rejman a jazz vocalist who resides in the Washington Metropolitan area. When she was nine years old, she began performing on several Jacksonville, FL television stations. At 11 years old, she sang regularly on the radio for the USO in Newport, Rhode Island, and on WEEI, Boston. Then at age 12 local Boston songwriters started hiring Maija to do new song demos. After graduating from high school, she sang briefly with Bobby Timmons at the original Bohemian Caverns in Washington, D.C. In 1987, Maija sang at the Apollo Theatre winning one of the weekly contests. As a result, she started performing in all the major venues in the Washington Metropolitan area. Over the years, Maija has performed with many great jazz artists such as Bobby Timmons, Keter Betts, Ron Elliston, Charlie Byrd, Buck Hill, Bob Butta, Robert Redd, Chuck Redd, Tommy Cecil, James King, Wade Beach, David Kane, Drew Gress, Naser Abadey, Lenny Robinson, Tony Martucci, Mike Crotty and Claudio Roditi. Join us this evening at Jazz Notes keeping jazz alive.
This evening, I will interview Fred Irby, III and play the music of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble 2014. Mr. Irby a native of Mobile, Alabama is a Professor of Music at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is the Coordinator of Instrumental Music program, trumpet instructor, and Director of the internationally acclaimed Howard University Jazz Ensemble (HUJE). Mr. Irby is also the Principal Trumpet of the Kennedy Center Opera House Show Orchestra and has recorded several films for the History Channel. In addition, he can be heard playing principal trumpet on the cast recording of Stephen Sondheim's musical BOUNCE. Mr. Irby arranged for the jazz ensemble to make several international tours which enriched the students and their international audience’s knowledge of jazz. Join us as we keep jazz alive at Jazz Notes.
This evening, I will interview jazz vocalist Lutalo Olutosin and play tunes from his CD, Sweet Lou’s Blues. After 35 years in the US Military, Colonel Lutalo Olutosin decided to pursue his musical dream and introduce his musical talents to the world. He is known as jazz vocalist, Sweet Lu Olutosin. On his recent release Sweet Lou’s Blues, we hear Jeremy Pelt, Jerome Jennings, Tivon Pennicott, and Mike Carn. This year, Sweet Lu completed the first of two 2015 European tours where he headlined the Frank Sinatra Centennial tribute show "Cheek to Cheek" with the Antonio Ciacca Orchestra.
Born in East Chicago, Indiana. Raised during early life in Gary, Indiana, Lutalo (Lu) moved to the Deep South (Madison, Mississippi) in the mid 1970. He was heavily influenced by his family of gospel singers and musicians. While in the US Military, he embarked on a music career that included performances in Jazz, R&B and musical stage productions, across South Eastern United States. Lou blends straight-ahead and modern Jazz styles with bossa nova and soulful rhythms during his performances. Join me as we discuss his career and explore his music. Jazz Notes keeping jazz alive!
In Washington, D.C., we are fortunate to have several performing musicians that are internationally known and they direct Jazz programs at Universities in the area. This evening, I will interview Allyn Johnson who is the director of The University of the District of Columbia Jazz Studies Program. In addition, we will listen to tunes from his recent release, The Light That Grew Among Us. He is a native Washingtonian with many talents. Not only does he play the piano, he is an educator, composer, arranger and producer. He is one of the most sought after musicians in the jazz community. As a result, he divides his time between two cities, appearing at the Blue Note, Village Vanguard, and Birdland in New York, and Blues Alley and Bohemian Caverns in his home town. Join us this evening at Jazz Notes where jazz lives!
Listen in as we speak with Kang and hear how we went from IT to discovering and accomplishing his passion in music.
One day I was tired of wishing and wanting to learn how to play the bass guitar. So I ordered one, because I'm left handed. I watched the instructional DVD that came with it. I tried to follow the recommended way to play a bass guitar and hand placement. I noticed it was holding me back, just like some people type on a computer they don't follow the suggested hand placement but they can type real fast.
The day I realized to go with my gut feeling and just play what you feel and don't worry about hand placement - just play. I learned how to play faster, smoother and by ear. I can read tabs if need be. I've been playing the bass guitar for 4 years so far and I haven't looked back. I'm living my dreams!!!
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Join me this evening when I interview Cedric Hendricks and William Brower regarding the bill H.R. 1682, the National Jazz Preservation, Education and Promulgation Act of 2015. The bill will preserve knowledge and promote education about jazz in the United States and abroad. Cedric Hendricks is an attorney based in Washington, DC. For over the past thirty-two years, Cedric R. Hendricks has worked closely with Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) on Jazz-related legislative and policy initiatives. Among his accomplishments with Mr. Conyers has been the development and passage in 1987 of House Concurrent Resolution 57, which designated Jazz as a rare and valuable national American treasure. This was followed in 1989 by the passage of legislation designating May 25th, the birthday of Bill Bojangles Robinson, as National Tap Dance Day. In 1991, they successfully secured federal funding to establish the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, which is now over 20 years old and has performed around the world. Most recently, he worked with Mr. Conyers on the development and introduction of a new bill for jazz, HR 1682, the National Jazz Preservation, Education and Promulgation Act of 2015. William Brower resides in Washington, D.C. In his 45-year career, Bill Brower has been a community organizer, a jazz journalist and oral historian, and a jazz and special event producer. He is currently a Founding and Senior partner of JBV Production, LLC. A major JBV client is the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. In that capacity Mr. Brower has served as Producer of the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference Jazz Issue Forum and Concert. He has also worked with the Office of Rep. John Conyers on various legislative initiatives, including H. Con. Res. 57 and HR 1682. Keeping jazz alive on Jazz Notes.
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