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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!
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.
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.
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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.
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!"
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!
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This is the third visit from our most awesome and talented friend, Chris McNulty. If I had my way, she'd be with me on almost every occasion. But this woman has been blissfully busy - and part of that has to do with enjoying the success of her latest project, released in March.
"Eternal" is the seventh album from Our Beautiful Wonder From Down Under (she'll love that!). And it's full of the most sincere readings of timeless lyrics that you could possibly conjure. Chris has been singing Jazz with utmost clarity for a long time, but losing her son in 2011 took a toll that catapulted her in many directions. When she was able to surface, her voice took on a new and raw honesty. Her work had garnered attention with "The Song That Sings You Here" in her native Australia. She won the prestigious Bell Award there in 2013. The attention has grown enormously since that time. Which brings us to this new musical chapter.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Chris found herself with no electricity, heat or water in New York - the city she adopted when she moved to the States in the 80's. In the cold solitude of that reality, the formation of "Eternal" was born. Contemplation of sorrow, forcing hope into the pain, feeling a myriad of emotions so strong that they had to be conveyed....this is what Chris needed to give to us. Sharing loss this personal, yes. But striving to enable a common bond. And one of the most important: faith in the knowledge that love transcends ALL. Love brings us home.
"Eternal" has been lauded by some of the sharpest critics on the scene - each one, almost overcome with praise. Because the truth is in Chris McNulty's interpretation at every instances. Each song becomes HERS. Hear a gifted artist at her peak. Join us on 8/18 at 2 p.m. ET.
It's unbelievable how things work sometimes with this show. As much as the atttempt is made to focus on one artist, another arrives and has to be involved in the same show - because time is of the essence :) When the caliber of two artists like THIS is combined, it's absolute magic!
Dan Siegel stops by at the top of the hour - one p.m. Eastern - and he'll talk about his career (the resume is staggering!) and his new CD called "Indigo." Dan is a pianist of rare vision, with 20 solo albums and countless credits to his name: producing, arranging, composing and performing. He has had #1 success in Jazz and is known globally. You've heard his work via TV and film, though you might not have known that it was Dan who created the music. WHO has played with him and WHAT he has played would take us another page here. Those beautifully rooted beginnings in the great Northwest have paid off handsomely for our first guest. He'll count his blessings with us :)
In the next 30 minutes of "Hybrid Jazz", Cuba Gooding visits and there may be an occasion when your host here might a word in edgewise ;) He LOVES to talk! And does he ever have a career (and a half) to discuss. From the start of his journey with The Main Ingredient to the amazing success of his children, Cuba will never run out of topics. What you may not know: The Main Ingredient was the first African-American group to be signed to the new R & B division of RCA Records - decades ago. When Donald McPherson of the group passed away in 1971, Cuba took his place - and took the band to a new level. "Everybody Plays the Fool" went Gold in 1972. "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely" and "Happiness Is Just Around the Bend" - oh heck, YOU remember! Let's catch up with Cuba and find out where that bend has taken him!
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Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes the fantastic Jazz/Pop/Swingin' Soul Singer/Song Writer Nikki Lorenzo to the Show!
Nikki Lorenzo is a traveling flame burning through cities like Miami and Los Angeles. Writing her own music by the age of eight and performing by the age of ten, the stage has become her only home. She has a voice that has been classical trained yet goes against all odds to make it husky and soulful. She has performed in familiar places like Whisky a go-go, Bardot, AnQi, and the House of Blues. She's coming like a hurricane in which her live shows enrapture us all, making each one their own magical experience.
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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!
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