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The end of 2007 I found myself facing the reality of loosing over 4m in a bad investment.
The effects of that on my personal and business life.
No different than the risk people take today investing in Wall Street.
What I learned from this and how you can benefit from it today in you own life.
Take one of the hottest composers and keyboard players in instrumental pop, add in featured performances from the likes of Gerald Albright, Paul Taylor and Nils Landgren, hook them up with ten wonderful new tunes and what do you have? The answer is ‘Fritzenized’, the latest album from the Billboard chart-topping, artist Jonathan Fritzén.
It is the Swedish American’s fifth solo CD and follows the critically acclaimed ‘Magical’ from which the title cut blasted a path to #1 on every smooth jazz airplay chart on the planet.
The fact that even before it’s release date, ‘Fritzenized’ has already become a chart topper says much for a collection that, two years in the making, is Fritzén’s most personal to date. Writing, producing and (for the first time) mixing every track, he comes closer to his true musical vision than with any other project he has created so far.
Developing a personal brand strategy is essential towards career advancement. Even before you walk into the office for an interview, your personal brand proceeds you. Here are several tips towards creating a dynamic personal brand strategy. In this episode of Positive Change with Carla radio, I will cover personal branding tips which will help you improve your career profile.
This week we talk to Jason Humphrey about personal protection. We all go out into the public and we can never know what to expect. But we can be prepared and vigilant. We will talk to Jason about how to keep your personal space safe by being trained, prepared and vigilant.
True Classic Salsa
In the mid 80s, Luis González scored one of the
most inspiring and career transforming gigs,
touring and recording with one of his heroes,
legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray
Barretto (renowned by the masses for his 60s hit
“El Watusi”). The Puerto Rican born, Milwaukee
WI raised trumpeter was flattered when he heard
Barretto tell a large TV audience that members
of his large ensemble would someday become
bandleaders and solo artists in their own right.
A few decades later, after an extraordinary career
working with some of his native island’s greatest
artists (Tito Allen, Santitos Colon, Adalberto
Santiago, Jerry Rivera) and the world-renowned
salsa orchestras of Willie Rosario, Mulenze, Luis
Perico Ortiz and Tommy Olivencia, González
fulfilled Barretto’s powerful prophecy by launching
his career as a recording artist.
"Master Cuban Drummer Calixto Oviedo thoroughly demonstrates traditional and contemporary Cuban rhythms on drum set and timbales from danzón to timba! Recorded, transcribed and produced by Kevin Moore, ‘Beyond Salsa Percussion’ is authentic and easy to understand – a must for every drummer." “El genial baterista cubano, Calixto Oviedo, demuestra los ritmos cubanos tradicionales y contemporáneos en la batería y el timbal – desde el danzón tradicional a la timba de ahora. Transcripción, grabación, y producción por Kevin Moore, ‘Beyond Salsa Percussion’ es auténtico y fácil de comprender … un método para todo baterista!”
Mariea is a musician that celebrates who she is and passionately follows her own creative path.
Mariea Antoinette is a National recording artist and the world’s premier soulful, Jazz Funk Harpist. Ms. Antoinette's is a native of San Diego, California. Mariea Antoinette, who began playing piano at age seven, and sung in the gospel choir in church for many years, credits several key teachers in her development as a harpist. During middle school, she heard visiting harpist play Debussy’s “First Arabesque” and was instantly transfixed, so she soon after started private lessons. Her diverse repertoire consists of Classical, Smooth Jazz, and R&B music. She has performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles with the Southeast Symphony Orchestra as principle harpist since 2007. Mariea’s latest addition to her repertoire includes a strolling electric harp, which is an absolute hit with the audiences. She also performs with Jazz In Pink, a hot and multi-talented all star female jazz band. Her solo performances have taken her across the US as well as abroad.
Join Johnnie as he and his special guest and co-host, Kevin Lyons, Sr. Vice President/GM of e-commerce at hhgregg delve into the dialogue of self-realization and the importance of personal branding and investing in oneself. Have we blindly fallen victim to the big machine, allowing the companies we work for to define who we are and ultimately shape our professional and personal futures? In a world that continues to become more transparent through social media and networking it has become more important than ever that we realize that the only individual truly vested in our future is ourselves and that personal development and career progression requires personal responsibility
Interview with Andre Delano
Rob Tardik — Moments
Nov. 2, 2015
Since the very early 2000s, guitarist Rob Tardik has been dazzling listeners with his exciting and often exotic mix of substantive c-jazz/R&B/rock and burning hot Latin melodies. With tunes so attractive, they are by nature riveting, seductive, uplifting, and powerful.Such is the case with his latest release Moments, another eclectic gem.
Seizing the moment and leading off with a Latin scorcher, “Sip and Salsa,” inspired by his fiancé’s love of dance, the gifted guitarist soars from one mood to another. Examples would be track two’s sizzler jazz/rocker “Rite of Passage,” then on to the romantic R&B deliciousness of “Moments in Time” featuring the silky lead vocals of one Aiden Castillo and sweet backing harmonies of vocalists Dee and Brittani Cole, and the handsome downtempo Latin-tinged “Eros.” Definitely not applying the brakes on the project yet, Tardik treats us to a stinger with a mean hook called “Hang Time” which is co-written by fellow guitarist Steve Oliver (who is featured in some way or other throughout the album). In fact, Oliver co-produced the album with Tardik. A very cool pairing indeed.
Tardik enjoys the contributions of other very fine notable musicians here, as well, including saxmen Will Donato and Walle Larsson, trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, bassist Gary Grainger (of Acoustic Alchemy fame), pianist/keyboardist Nate Harasim, and a host of others who felt the groove and wanted in.
Speaking of feeling the groove, you will definitely want to stop by and check out the blazing funkster called “Stop!,” a command you may have trouble obeying on the dance floor. Whew. Is there a fire extinguisher in the house?
See full review on www.thesmoothjazzride.com/cdreviews
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