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Join Bruce Oliver on the Caribbean Princess during a 12-day cruise around the British Isles in 2014. Bruce interviews the Hotel General Manager Adam Gorst, procurement manager, Executive Chef Antonio Cereda and Senior Maitre D' Mario Propato.
Bruce Oliver graduated from the Princess Cruise Line Academy with the rank of Commodore Expert. He is a Luxury Travel Consultant that works with over 80 destination specialists from all over the world who will take your ordinary plans for a cruise and turn them into an extraordinary life experience. For residents of the United States and CT, NY, MA, RI, CA, and TX,
Travel Talk is catching up with our good friend and fellow Travelpreneur Carolyn Walker Parrish!
Just returning from another cruise ship adventure with Costa Cruise, we asked Carolyn if she could share some insight on the importance of travel professionals furthuring their education within the cruise industry as she has graduated from the Accredited Cruise Counselor tier to the Master Cruise Counselor. Yay!
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) creates a global standard for our industry. They have 3 levels of certification
Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC)
Master Cruise Counselor (MCC)
Elite Cruise Counselor (ECC)
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What a ball to have Jonathan Widran visit us again! Our L.A. Connection has much on his plate - he's a sought-after professional in a number of ways. Jonathan has interviewed hundreds of celebrities - those who are considered Pop and Rock legends. And beloved artists in the world of Jazz. As well, he is keenly observant of what happens in the film industry - having spoken to a studio executives and actors alike. As a member of NARAS for years, he also knows the inner workings of all facets of music. Did I mention that he has a GREAT reputation? You might hear that again ;)
Growing up in Chicago, our guest fell in love with music early in life. He couldn't help it. Knowing his Mom the way many of us do, she made sure that her little boy heard truly fabulous artistry. He especially gravitated to 70's & 80's Pop (Elton John a favorite!) - and his sister laid down the law concerning required listening: to Motown and Philly Soul.
With his sights set on writing, Jonathan graduated from UCLA. Two years later, he was at the Catalina Jazz Trax Festival and the ball started to roll concerning his future. Ideas were exchanged about the growing popularity of Contemporary Jazz - conversations that blossomed with good friend, Dan Margulies. He was the pivotal force that introduced Jonathan to talents like The Rippingtons, David Benoit, and Bill Bergman (you remember the glorious sax from "You Belong to the City?") Blissfully, these convos turned into action. And Jonathan found himself writing for important publications that made a difference in every day lives. About entertainment, leisure, happenings in Los Angeles that readers needed to know - most especially when it came to MUSIC.
The resume is LENGTHY - let Jonathan tell you about it when he visits at one p.m. Eastern on 1/21 - you're gonna be WOWED by the visit!
Happy Monday gorgeous ones!.. Welcome to another editon of Jazz Ubiquity with Djb-1. If you've experienced a case of those Monday blues, and are in search of some relaxing music to take it all away, then this show is for you. Djb-1 specializes in bringing you some of the best jazz music around. With artists like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Kenny G, Al Jarreau, Gerorge Benson, Grover Washington and many more of these legendary intrumental artists, How could you pass up this opportunity to hear these greats. Now if this sounds like your kind of spot, then the doors to the Red Carpet Room are open.. Will you come inside?.. You'll love the experience of Jazz Ubiquity in your ears!. Presented by Diversity Of The Minds. If you'd like to interact with the host, dial 516-531-9334.
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First, let's thank awesome promotions "star", Jason Gorov, for the introduction! Jason sent "Let Me" by Kenya in 2015 and yours truly listened HARD. That song popped off the page. Then, hearing other tracks from "My Own Skin" was more confirmation. During the holiday season, our guest's take on "Little Drummer Boy" knocked dozens of socks OFF all over the country and the world. Kenya was on a mission to convey that treasured piece in HER way - and we felt the emotion.
This enterprising artist has been working hard for some time. Not only a superb vocalist (trained by the same legendary coach as Dianne Reeves), Kenya is also a songwriter, clinician, educator and Mom. She knows how to balance the plates in the air - and shows up EARLY, if you dig what that means ;)
A native of Denver, this powerhouse had a Dad who made SURE that she appreciated Jazz. Calvin McGuire used to be a drummer and worked alongside Marvin Gaye. Growing up, she heard Billie and Grover - but she also was drawn to Minnie Riperton and Stevie Wonder. HE was a true inspiration. Jazz, Soul and Pop/Rock - Kenya appreciated The Police and Robert Palmer, too. Her love of music and her ability resulted in participation in city-wide choirs in middle school. At Howard University in D.C., she was involved in the esteemed Gospel choir there.
With a Bachelor's in Physical Therapy and a Masters in Counseling and Student Development, she had all the tools that she needed to succeed financially. But she missed music. A life-changing retreat in Sedona, Arizona, paved her renewed spiritual journey. After two EPS - now, "My Own Skin", Kenya is exactly where she needs to be. Success on multiple charts is God's way of letting her know that the world is READY! Join us on 2/2 - and meet Kenya!
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Welcome to Smooth Jazz Gospel Uncut, here on Blogtalkradio. A Unique Blend of Jazz with Truth Music and always Smooth. Growing up in the South i was expose to different musical instruments. My early teens i made the decision to go with the Brass Section. That being said i chose to playTrumpet. Being in a Marching band as well as Concert band my love for Jazz came into play. Hearing music on radio in different cities began to shap what i wanted to be in life. I chose Radio Broadcasting. Moving to New Orleans for some training in radio i began to love "Smooth Jazz" mostly heard on WYLD radio. Moving back to Mississippi which is mostly a "Blues Music" State i wanted our people to hear this sound. Fast Forward in time now with my own show on The "Men-Empowered" radio group i present to you Smooth Jazz Music, with a touch of Truth, and HebrewStyle
It's almost difficult to write about someone who is your friend - who you have seen grow and flourish over the course of several years. Kerensa Gray is that and a mink coat :) She first came to visit yours truly when we were face-to-face at my former radio station. She had to make the trek from her cozy house in Pennsylvania to unknown territory in Maryland. But she went the distance the way she does ALL things: fearlessly.
As a middle school student, Kerensa showed a great deal of promise via the violin. So much so that she played in the Frostburg State University Orchestra during those tender years. Through the course of playing so much music and so often, she discovered that she had a voice. And there was no stopping her motivation to become the best that she could be. With discipline and an unbelievable array of gigs during the time that I've known her, Kerensa has truly made a name for herself. We've covered two albums during previous visits - the last was "Bliss" (and it was!). This time, we'll focus on her new "Take Me In." She covers beloved standards in the way that she knows how: with the knowledge and love of Jazz, with the innate Blues and Gospel that she feels - and with Folk and Smoke combined. You'll hear and you'll KNOW.
Kerensa was the last winner of the annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition that was an important reason why attendees visited Artscape in Baltimore. They let that event go, sadly - but Kerensa is still known for that remarkable honor. It has paved the way for lovely musical associations with some of the greats in the business. But, to really get a feel for what she can do, see her when she headlines. Especially in intimate gatherings when she can let her hair down and sink her teeth INTO a song. That's the Kerensa I know! Join us at ONE on 1/12!
It's so wonderful to welcome back Veronica Nunn! Not only a tremendous talent, but a Friend with a capital F :) One of the coolest stories that yours truly has heard since hosting this show: a young girl from Little Rock, Arkansas, decides to move to The Big Apple. Completely focused, she lands a job and an apartment in two days! Within a year or so, she meets George Walker, AKA "Big Nick." And this beloved legend gave V the tools that she needed to thrive in New York. He made SURE that everybody knew who she was. So, her beautiful journey began. Singing at clubs all over town - while learning the ropes from seasoned pros. And OH those pros! Veronica has worked with an incredible array: from Eddie Harris to Sting.
But here's the thing about Veronica. As much as she wanted to become involved in the music scene in the city of her dreams, she also wanted to explore her horizons in other ways. She turned down TWO scholarships - from Berklee and Julliard - in order to pursue Theology at Lehman College in the Bronx. That says quite a bit. V has been immersed in her Buddhist faith for quite some time - and it has guided her through some challenges in life that would have toppled others. She sees a thread in the universe that sews people together. And she knows that she is blessed to have a gift in music to enhance that unity.
After being seriously involved in various musical endeavors from the 70's to the 90's, Veronica was asked to join Michael Franks and his band. What a wonderful collaboration that has been! Their voices have blended seamlessly for as long as my only son has been on this earth. And V made it a point to honor her boss by giving us "The Art of Michael Franks."
ART is what Veronica Nunn does. Even when she speaks :) Listen on 1/28 and you'll hear
If your exeperiencing those awful Monday blues, and your a lover of anything jazz, then please stop by the Red Carpet Room for an evening of relaxation with some of the best jazz artists around. Djb-1 specializes in Contemporary jazz, Smooth jazz and more. Now if this sounds like just what the doctored ordered, then we welcome you with open arms. You'll love the experience! Presented by Diversity Of The Minds. If you'd like to call in speak to the host, please dial 516-531-9334.
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