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  • 02:00

    CoffeeTalk JAZZ Radio presents the Definition of Smooth with Reggie the Jazzman

    in Music

     


    HAVE YOU HEARD?


    We have an ear for music and we are touching the WORLD through jazz. CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio shares its concern regarding the lack of interest in preserving radio. Our focus has been to bring radio back through our online digital platform. We’ve succeeded in a BIG way with our award-winning LIVE RADIO BROADCAST. We bring music storytellers from every corner of the globe to one common platform.


    Join us in the front row to watch music’s future take center stage. Invest your resources into the next generation by helping to keep band instruments in their hands and top-notch educators feeding their need to learn. Our fundraising goals this year assist in supporting the 2015-2016 school year. We encourage you to contribute today. www.CoffeeTalkJazzRadio.com


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  • Black Man Clay on Medical Marijuana

    in Motivation

    For many years Marijuana has been the subject of many controversial issues.  It is a natural plant, but has been called the gateway to more potent drugs, and worse for you than alcohol. 


    Now the medical field has realized the benefits of pot, and we will discuss this and how the legalization is almost eminent. 

  • 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.

  • Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Chris McNulty!

    in Music

    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.

  • 00:40

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    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!

  • 00:59

    The Soul Man

    in Christianity

    The Soul Man

  • 02:57

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Cuba Gooding & Dan Siegel!

    in Music

    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!


     

  • 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.

  • 00:42

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    This evening, I will interview Fred Irby, III and play the music of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble 2014.  Mr. Irby a native of Mobile, Alabama is a Professor of Music at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is the Coordinator of Instrumental Music program, trumpet instructor, and Director of the internationally acclaimed Howard University Jazz Ensemble (HUJE).  Mr. Irby is also the Principal Trumpet of the Kennedy Center Opera House Show Orchestra and has recorded several films for the History Channel. In addition, he can be heard playing principal trumpet on the cast recording of Stephen Sondheim's musical BOUNCE.  Mr. Irby arranged for the jazz ensemble to make several international tours which enriched the students and their international audience’s knowledge of jazz.  Join us as we keep jazz alive at Jazz Notes.

  • 00:52

    THE QUEEN CITY JAZZ FEST 2015

    in Entertainment

    Charles Whitfield and R&B artist Will Downing talks to us about The Queen City Jazz Fest happening June 20, 2015 at The Uptown Amphitheater at NC Music Factory in Charlotte, NC. Artists scheduled to performed are Will Downing, Brian Culbertson and Mike Phillips with Karen Briggs.  Tickets are on sale at www.livenation.com.  You'll also hear new music from Will Downing's new release, Chocolate Drops.


    Follow The Queen City Jazz Fest on Twitter.

  • 01:09

    The J Man Makes A Joyful Noise!!!

    in Christianity

    The title is meant to be humorous. Though there may be some humor in the program, this episode will be reverent in nature. In this broadcast, my intent is to have a time of affirmation of our faith, and adoration unto our Lord. While often my broadcasts are topical and involve the spoken word, this show will mostly be a time of song and worship to God. I don't consider myself a singer, but hope you will be blessed by my musical efforts. Along with my "joyful noise," songs recorded by other Christian artists will be aired. Be blessed. The J Man