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"Music is a combination of energy and intent. It can immediately change the charge of a room and open portals into different states of being. It can hold space and transport ourselves to regions within that until the moment, have been undiscovered. Music can be a journey, bringing us out of exile. Bringing us home." - Patrick Avalon Tully
SIster Jenna welcomes Patrick Avalon Tully to the America Meditating Radio Show!
Patrick Avalon Tully is a producer, composer, and pianist known for his compositions, performances, songwriting, and production capabilities. He brings a variety of musical ideologies and influences into his projects. His knowledge and adherence to form makes him one of the most versatile composers, songwriters, and producers of today.
Patrick has performed musically and theatrically in venues such as La Mama, the Performing Garage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New York Theatre Workshop, among others. He was also cast in the Emmy award-winning TV show, "The Sopranos." He later made his way to Los Angeles, where instead of pursing acting further, he dove deeper into his yogic practice and music. Patrick now resides primarily in Los Angeles or in Sedona, Arizona, where he composes most of his work. Visit www.patrickavalon.com
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Pianist Seiko Akita began her musical studies in classical piano and organ at age 3. She has worked at Yamaha Corporation in Japan while still attending The University of Arts where she obtained a MA in Musical Composition, then at Yamaha Asia division in Indonesia. She has arranged, composed and performed for various concerts and competitions in Japan, such as Big Band Concert for Japanese Ambassadors, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. She worked at Asahi Television Broadcasting Station performing Jazz on keyboard and sing for their public program in Japan. Since arriving in New York City she has composed, arranged and collaborated with many musicians including The Brazilian Project which performed a fund raiser for AFRICA at The National Black Theater. Seiko visit http://seikoakita.wix.com/seikoakita
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. Jabari Alii, musician, composer, joins us to talk about his classical piano music album and the concert tonight in Alameda. Support his campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-debut-classical-piano-album
2. Cheryl Lyn Bruce, portrays, "Shelah" in Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Head of Passes" at Berkeley Rep through May 24.
3. Brother Ishmael Tetteh, the Mystic of West Africa visits California May 17-June 7. He joins us to speak about his "Organic Spirituality Tour: Nature's Transmutation Works." Visit .http://conscioushumanity.org/events-2/bit-us-tour-schedule/
Currently living in Los Angeles, Amy K. Bormet is an active pianist, vocalist, arranger, and composer. The quintet from her debut album, Striking, was featured as part of the 2012 Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center. In 2011, Amy created the Washington Women in Jazz Festival in Washington, DC, and continues to serve as executive director.
In addition to her piano performances, Ms. Bormet is a prolific composer. She was commissioned to arrange her composition “Lightning” for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Howard University's Afro Blue, which premiered on the National Mall as a part of Jazz Appreciation Month. She has been commissioned to write for the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, Howard University Jazz Ensemble, and the Brad Linde Ensemble among others. Her music is featured in short films, radio dramas, and audio books.
Amy is an alumna of the Kennedy Center's residency program for composer/performers, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, and the inaugural Mary Lou Williams Emerging Artist Workshop. She received her master’s degree in jazz studies from Howard University in 2010. As a member of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble, Amy toured Japan, and performed at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater with NEA Jazz Master McCoy Tyner.
Take in the beautiful Spring air! It's another great day in the Soul Neighborhood and we are blessed to have a talented visitor come by. Today's episode is brought to you by the letter S as our guest is soulfully talented. Lydia Rene is a trained pianist who shared the stage with some big names. She's now sharing her latest album Vintage Heart. Join us tonight as we take you on yet another soul-gasmic journey with the host Q-man and co-host T.Mitch as we present Lydia Rene.
An adept singer, songwriter, and pianist, Keeyen is the definition of a blossoming musician whose dedication to his craft is sure to pay off—very soon.
Keeyen has experienced singing background for several Industry Artist, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, Rueben Studdard, Peabo Bryson, Rudy Currence, Donnie McClurkin and more. His song catalogue boasts over 150 plus songs, having worked with many notable Artist. Recently Keeyen has performed in various venues from TBN networks, Vh1 Save The Music, BET, and ASCAP. He has shared the stage with artist Roman GianArthur, Isaac Caree , Stevie Wonder, Marvin Winans, Jennifer Holliday and more.
His new single “#DiveN2Luv” is buzzing, gaining airplay in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA with rave reviews.
When James Bambu croons, his unmistakable, booming voice moves through the audience through the emotion in his lyrical content. Already having opened up for Soul Superstar Elle Varner and performed in Atlanta’s most popular venues and festivals, the soulful 22-year-old singer is in the process of parlaying his success as a breakthrough artist on the young urban music scene.
From start to finish, S I G N S pulsates with a stripped-down urgency that perfectly showcases Bambu’s skills as a musician, lyricist, and supple tenor. Red House’s CEO and Producer Tri Randall produce much of his music. With buzz tracks “Gave It All Away” and “Rare Love” included, S I G N S is Bambu’s four track EP that was released on Soundcloud August 2014, but is set to be officially rereleased online through Spotify and iTunes Summer 2015.
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It's time for the hottest show out.... "the Conversation" hosted by Klarque Garrison & Michele Gilliam-Morrissey! Each week we provide our listeners with a variety of guests who motivate, educate and inspire. This week our line-up includes:
JD Glasscock- Award winning writer/director and poet JD Glasscok drops by to chat about his wonderful short films and poetry.
Dr. Maria Barnes- Returning guest Dr. Barnes (a cancer survivor) returns to talk about her discovery of having Cancer, the journey of treatment and how it's changed her life forever...
Sherma Andrews- Singer/songwriter and Pianist Sherma Andrews is here to hightlight her music and her rise in an ever changing industry
All this and more!
Tune in to a special Wednesday edition of That's Entertainment as host Tammy Jones-Gibbs talk with Hip Hop Lyricist, J.A.G. Raised in Greenville, North Carolina, J.A.G. small city upbringing mixed with big city dreams and the love of music, is what defined him as a lyricist. He grew up in a musical household where his mother is a self trained pianist and a music enthusiast. Now when people hear his music, not only are they asking who is this? They are saying where can I hear more of his music and where can I find him. J.A.G. extraordinary talents has people listening and taking notice. Not only is he a true student of the art of hip hop but he embodies the very essence that is a void in today's music scene. Tune in today at 1pm ET as I talk with Hip Hop artist J.A.G, an artist who continues to chase the ultimate dream, by sharing his God given artistry with the world. Go to www.blogtalkradio.com/tammyjones-gibbs.
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Nelson Rangell is the fourth child in a musical family. His brother, Andrew, is a well known concert pianist living in Boston; his brother, Bobby, lives in Paris and is a leading woodwind player in European jazz and studio scenes. His sister, Paula, is a professional singer living in New Orleans. Join the JAZZ conversation.
Rangell first played flute at the age of 15. Within months he was studying both classical and jazz music at The Interlochen Arts Academy, a national camp for gifted music students. He went on to attend The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. As a student he twice won Down Beat Magazine’s prestigious National Student Recording Awards competition both as best jazz and best pop/rock instrumental soloist. After college he headed to New York in 1984 to pursue his career.
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When you see Joanna Pascale's website, you'll see the quote from her regarding her new project. She says, "Wildflowers grow unter the most unlikely circumstances. You'll find them in the most unlikely places. From the beginning, that's how my journey has been."
Joanna Pascale IS a "Wildflower." Strong and resilient, unexpectedly beautiful and unique. Her presence in the world of Jazz is appreciated - this writer speaks for many. She LOVES the music, is grateful for the Masters and Mistresses that came before her, and dearly craves to bring those voices from the past to YOU - in her OWN voice :) And what a gift that is!
When Joanna was attending Philadelphia's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, a fellow student and friend was Bilal. He joins her on "Wildflower", as does someone who has known her for equally as long. That's the well-respected pianist - and producer for this album - Orrin Evans. Who else is on this spectacular effort is enough to make your ears burn until the end of 2015! Let's just say The BEST of the Best.
The new work from Joanna comes at a time when a successful ten-year run at Philly's Loew's Hotel was coming to an end. Sad as it was for all concerned, it gave our guest wings. She was ready to get involved in HER music, having blessed other artists with her vocals on THEIRS. She still has her day job at her alma mater, Temple University, and she reaches hundreds of students each year with her teaching abilities. But this is where Joanna shines in a particular way. She won't touch a song unless she feels it. When she soaks her soul into the meaning of a classic, it's like you never heard the song before NOW. This Lady Was Born To Sing.
Join Joanna and me on 5/5 - your ears will thank you!
Join us this evening as I interview John Kordalewski a pianist and composer who leads the Makanda project. When you tune in this evening, you will also hear the music of Makanda Ken McIntyre as interpreted by the Makanda project. John studied and performed with Makanda. As of 2014, he has arranged over 40 compositions for the ensemble. The project has 14 members who play the unheard compositions of Makanda Ken McIntyre. Some of the other musicians included in the band are Eddie Allen, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Bill Lowe, John Lockwood, and Yoron Israel. In addition, the band includes Diane Richardson on vocals and dancer Mickey Davidson. Learn more about Makanda Ken McIntyre and the project when you listen to the program this evening. As always, the program Jazz Notes strives to keep jazz alive!
Get ready for a takeover from down under! Mary Lou Munroe Rey returns to the show to host this Very Special Episode of Rated G Radio!
Mary Lou interviews New Age Pianist Caryl James
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