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  • 03:01

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Carter Calvert & Wayne Jones!

    in Music

    Carter Calvert is known in QUITE a few circles - she is, without hype - a respected fixture in the New York Theater scene. Carter has brought life to "Always...Patsy Cline" - as well as "Annie Get Your Gun" and "Cats."  She co-starred with Gregory Porter and Eloise Laws in "It Ain't Nothing But the Blues" and has traveled the world with the touring company of "Smokey Joe's Cafe."  TV appearances and voice-over work for Wendy's, MTV and Amazon - and a list of household names that have shared the stage with her - we could be here for days!  Carter has returned to a first love: Jazz - with a new album called "It's a Man's World."  All male-originated songs done from a female perspective.  It's divine!  And she has a release party coming in her stomping grounds soon - let's celebrate in the first hour of the show :)


    In the third hour, Wayne Jones drops by!  He might not stay long because he's covering a LOT of territory while he's in the States.  In Australia, he is known as one of the mightiest session bassists of all time!  He's also a songwriter and arranger and master clinician.  For over three decades, Wayne has gifted other musicians with the beauty of that fluid, funky and fearless bass.  With his years of studio work - and his TV/film credits - Wayne thought it was time to release another body of work to feed the Jones-hungry crowd who demanded it.  There are five tracks on "Mr. Jones" - but those are filled with the greatness of Wayne's bass and guests: Rick Braun, Mike MacArthur and Philippe Saisse!  He'll be with Mike on the last Sunday in August - in Clearwater, Florida.  But he found the time beforehand to visit with us!  There is so much wonderful music to share - join us in The Chat Room and let's enjoy it together!

  • 01:04

    Topically Yours - Bassist Carlos Henriquez (Jazz at Lincoln Center)

    in Entertainment

    Host Deardra Shuler talks with bassist Carlos Henriquez who w/special guest Bobby Allende and Marc Quinones open Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynthon Marsalis (JALC) 2015-16 season entitled Carlos Henriquez Back In the Bronx premiering on Saturday, 9/12 at 8:00 p.m. at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx.


    Henriquez debuts his new compositions and arrangements by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis premiering selections from The Bronx Pyramid CD to be released 9/18. The Bronx-born, Nuyorican bassist is one of the truly bilingual musicians equally virtuosic with the language of jazz and the Afro-Latin tradition. At age 14, he performed at People’s Park with Latin jazz greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz. A music director for countless performances, Henriquez presents music that shows the breadth of his technical and stylistic dexterity, wherein his compositions and most notable arrangements will be front and center. 


    Themed ‘Jazz and American Song’, (JALC)’s 28th season celebrates the music of the stage and silver screen and uplifts jazz’s emerging voices through an impressive array of more than 80 concerts and programs, anchored by the exceptional Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500,or at the JALC Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. 

  • 00:44

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    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.

  • Sasha's Bloc: Feels Like Jazz

    in Music

    Alex Gershman with Sasha's Bloc is back to talk their new hit single FEELS LIKE JAZZ!

    Jazz collective Sasha’s Bloc solidifies their growing presence on the U.S. music scene with an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more.



    Sasha’s Bloc is an amalgam of varied artists, nationalities and experiences, all fueled by bassist and songwriter Alex Gershman to deliver a sound that is consistently big, boisterous, full of spirit and rich in everything that makes jazz linger as an American phenomenon. On Heart On Fire, Gershman is honored to have Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit perform on multiple tracks.


    The group’s core nonet is comprised of Nora Rothman, vocal; Brandon Fields, saxophone; Alex Budman, saxophone, clarinet; Kye Palmer, trumpet, Bob McChesney, trombone; Kevin Winnard, drums; Steve Cotter, guitar; Andy Langham, piano. Guest artists on the upcoming album include: Jane Monheit, vocal; Alvin Chea, vocal; Patrick Tuzzolino, vocal; Princess Fortier, vocal; Glynis Leflore vocal; Octavia Pace vocal; James Lum, banjo; Jason Fabus, accordion; Marc T. Bolin, Tuba. Gershman plays upright bass and electric bass.

  • 01:40

    Hamp's Selections from his Collection of Soul-Jazz Music, Vol III

    in Culture

    This is the third in a new series from Hamp’s Corner of America Blog Talk Radio Show. We have added this series because of our interest in Soul Music and Smooth Jazz. We want to keep the tradition of music we love on the air. So stop on by while we are live or click on the link to play at your convenience.


    Stay tuned for more announcements from this show at a later date.


    This show is sponsored by our parent company, CHIIA Group’s website at http://hcofa.net/ and our host’s third book, entitled, The Episodic Thoughts of Hamp at http://outskirtspress.com/webPage/isbn/9781478746232

  • 00:58

    GUITARIST KEN NAVARRO

    in Entertainment

    New and Beautiful Contemporary Jazz from one of the genres most gifted and successful recording artists.  Top charting and award winning contemporary guitarist and composer Ken Navarro has created his 22nd album “Unbreakable Heart”. With 11 new compositions, Navarro's brilliant acoustic and electric work are featured throughout this exciting release.


    Follow Ken on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • 02:04

    "Tired Of The Mundane? Get Unpredictable" - The LADY JAZ LIVE Show on KLJN

    in Radio

    The LADY JAZ LIVE Show - on KLJN 107.7


    "Tired Of The Mundane? - Let's Get Unpredictable"


    Music: Jamie Foxx - UNPREDICTABLE


    Visit our Website  KLJN 107.7


     

  • 00:26

    Jazz recording artist Mark Winkler stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Music

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes jazz recording artist Mark Winkler to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his musical journey and the new album JAZZ AND OTHER FOUR LETTER WORDS.

  • 02:59

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Ken Navarro!

    in Music

    It has been a profound honor to have had Ken Navarro on the show a number of times.  Each time, it seems as though we offer music to you that is a step above any other music that we COULD feature on "Hybrid Jazz."  Ken's canvas is always brilliantly and serenely painted - with the added (and unbelievable!) touch this time: he is - and this is taken from his website: "performing and composing for EVERY instrument."  Now, ponder that.  Already a Master Guitarist - and he has tackled all other instrumentation for "Unbreakable Heart."  Stunning news!


    Hopefully, you know that Ken Navarro was a popular session guitarist in Los Angeles.  He's based in Maryland now, but he built a foundation in L.A. that was wide - with long-time ripple effects.  Everybody in Contemporary Jazz knows of Ken Navarro. And the music that he has created - or re-created - has been a source of continual interest for over 25 years.  Top-charting albums, Top Five songs, Grammy buzz - not to mention that Ken has produced a number of folks and propelled the careers of others.  


    We have been so impressed - millions of us - starting from "The River Flows" in 1990 (Ken's debut) - then (among others!) "Love Coloured Soul" and "The Grace of Summer Light" and "Dreaming of Trains."  Two albums ago: "The Test of Time" - followed by "Ruby Lane."  "Unbreakable Heart" is Ken's 22nd album!  If you have heard ANY of it, you're already smiling :) What an absolute thrill to hear the song, "Juliet" - about Ken's first granddaughter.  Or his loving tribute to the late Robin Williams - a song called "Robin Fly Away."


    We'll delve into three tracks on Tuesday's show - 8/25.  This will also be the anniversary of "Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey!"

  • 01:00

    Flava's Jazz at Flav's House Vol. 9-2015

    in Entertainment

    Wecome to Flav's House for Flava's Jazz Listening Party.


    Nothing but straight Indie Jazz from Around the Globe!


    So sit back and relex and take in their jazzy flava!


     


    Sponsored by:


    Unity Through Arts Exchange (UTAE)


    www.gofundme.com/flavamarlex


    Flava Coffee House, LLC


    www.fmarlexconsulting.com

  • 00:37

    What is Etiquette Anyway?

    in Self Help

    Our Back-to-School Etiquette series continues


    Do you know whose responsible for the condition of the building and the bathrooms at your children's school or community center?  Due to an overwhelming response to our Back to School Etiquette Show about school bathrooms with Dr. Tom Keating, Project CLEAN,  he is joining us again for part three and introducing Rod Roberts, Plant Engineer with the DeKalb County School System. 


    If you missed part one and two you may go back and listen to the archives:


    Part One link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/etiquette-lady/2015/08/09/what-is-etiquette-anyway#.VcaTBmmvLmR.gmail


    Part Two link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/etiquette-lady/2015/08/23/what-is-etiquette-anyway#.VdpC4xmQWVI.gmail