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  • 02:31

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Jeff Antoniuk!

    in Music

    In another lifetime, I was hosting a terrestrial radio show - and playing a plethora of artists that were centered in the Baltimore/DC area. One of those was recommended to me QUITE strongly.  A beloved friend, Johnny Shaw, was attending Towson University.  And a teacher there stood out.  Jeff Antoniuk.  Johnny, being a saxophonist himself, recognized the greatness in another sax man.  And HAD to get a CD to me.  When I listened to that project, "Here Today", I was beyond impressed with the depth of work and feeling.  Jeff was playing with his group, The Jazz Update, and they were COOKING!


    That's the reason for Jeff's return visit to "Hybrid Jazz."  He has a big event at An die Musik in Baltimore this weekend - with The Jazz Update - and it was important to pass along how cool June 20th is going to be :)


    Jeff's roots are different than the average cat.  He was born in Edmonton, Canada, and his family moved to Nigeria.  There, Jeff's musical journey began.  He absorbed his environment while learning how to play classical piano.  In his teens, he returned to Canada and picked up a saxophone.  


    At the University of North Texas, Jeff pursued degrees in Jazz education and West African Ethnomusicology.  In school, he was performing and touring.  He co-founded the United Jazz Ensemble - his current group later - and is still a member of a fabulous unit that we featured the last time that Jeff visited: the Mars 4-tet.  


    His accolades as music educator are equal to the respect that he has received as musician, composer and performer. MANY students can attest to the life-changing classes that Jeff has given.  His artistic direction for the Maryland Summer Jazz is legendary.  We literally could write another five minutes on what our guest has done!


    Please welcome Jeff on 6/18 :-D

  • 03:00

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Sun Soul Orchestra!

    in Music

    Lawd, are you gonna hear some soulfully groovy music on 6/25!  There is not a finer way to wind down June than with the leadership vision of Stephen "Stevo" Theard and Ginger Murphy :)


    Yours truly first met Stevo when he was drumming for Peter White's Christmas Tour.  But his reputation certainly preceded that date.  This genuinely revered artist has roots in New Orleans and the flavor of the city shows in a most satisfying way.  When little Stevo was growing up in The Big Easy, he absorbed the sounds of the streets in ways that only special children can. Daddy loved Broadway, too, so that was thrown into the "Gumbo" of his musical heritage.  Matter-of-fact, you can Google Gumbo Child and find Stevo Theard!


    He decided to become a musician at 13 - and spent years in earnest study, performance and experimentation.  Years later, internationally known stars can tell you that his work paid off.  Stevo has played with household names, instrumentally and vocally.  He has appeared on TV and on stages across the globe.  Written original music for films.  But one of the best opportunities that has come his way: meeting Ginger Murphy.


    Ginger is one of those completely unique Beings that beguile men and enchant women.  A powerfully talented cellist and natural redhead (!!!!!!) whose art has captivated everyone from Snoop Dog to Josh Groban!  Ginger is classically trained, a native of Chicago, and has played with symphonic orchestras as well as recorded for both TV and Film.  She has been involved in over 100 albums - alongside MAJOR stars.  Hip Hop, Rock, Pop, Soul, Jazz.


    How these two gravitated toward each other - well, let's just be grateful!  Together, they created Sun Soul Orchestra in order to share the richness of their musical diversity.  And like minds :)  Join us for utterly fabulous music and conversation!

  • 03:00

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey RETURNS - with the extraordinary James Lloyd!

    in Music

    Let's face it - we've all been gaga over Pieces of a Dream for DECADES!  So many of us bless the day that drummer Curtis Harmon and bassist Cedric Napoleon got together with our gifted guest: the amazing keyboardist, James Lloyd.  If you can believe it, that was circa 1976!  Teenagers in Philadelphia, this trio rocked the tri-state area.  The name originated from a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine.  The guys thought "Pieces of a Dream" would also fit the image that they were creating in the City of Brotherly Love.


    WRTI, Temple University's radio station, supported the group's efforts.  So did a local saxophonist who had cultivated a HUGE name of his own.  Grover Washington, Jr., was taken with Pieces when he saw them on a local TV show called "City Lights." Pretty groovy when you're THAT young and in the House Band for artists passing through town :)  When this buzzworthy musical unit made their way to the respected Bijou in Philly, Grover made it a point to sit in with them.  AND he formed a production company, announcing that POAD would be his first act.  Whew!


    James has been associated with his group for so long that we might forget that he has his own identity.  He has written, co-written and/or produced for a LONG time.  Ask Hiroshima or Najee what they think of James Lloyd!  He has strong memories of being involved in superlative projects, too - including albums by Phyllis Hyman and Ornette Coleman.


    Piano lessons at six, classically trained and loving Jazz at age 12.  There's a whole lot more wrapped up in that man's soul - after all, he IS from Philly!  Listen to the beautiful colors on "Here We Go", released recently on Shanachie.  We'll talk about his work AND his appearance - with Pieces - at the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival!  Join us on 6/16!


     

  • 02:01

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey: We're Back with Music & Memories!

    in Music

    Did you miss us?  Well, we missed YOU!  Thank you for your patience while "Hybrid Jazz" was on hiatus.  There was a move involved - and none of us knew what that move would entail.  Or what would be our circumstances when we landed.  MUCH has changed.  And, speaking from the heart, this host is proud to be back on ONLINE Radio!  Having heard much terrestrial Radio in the past several months, I have to say that I'm disappointed.  But still have hope in that format to present music/thoughts/news.  For this moment in time, however, it's empowering to be able to do this kind of show the way that it's supposed to be done - with no one looking over shoulders, no one offering advice or dictates as to how it's supposed to go. This show has been created by Trish Hennessey - the one typing ;)  If this kind of show can, eventually, also morph into a full-time radio station on the dial, cool.  If not: cool again!  No sweat.  We're just spreading the Gospel of Jazz, y'all.  And we'll do so joyfully!


    There is no guest for this first "comeback" show - we'll get to guests later.  For our return, we'd like to focus on new music and treasured songs to make you smile.  We desperately need to smile!  Anything that "Hybrid Jazz" can do for you in that regard, it's an honor.  Nepal.  Baltimore.  Loved ones are on our minds.  And you will FEEL the love in this show on 4/30 - which just happens to be "International Jazz Day!"


    Let your imagine run wild....be open to music that you've never heard.  Enjoy the colors, shapes, patterns and peace of all kinds of Jazz, etc.  That's why this show IS.  And it cannot be done without YOU.  Thank you!


     


     

  • 01:02

    SEARCHER's ROAD MAP WITH GUEST John Major Jenkins

    in Spirituality

    John Major Jenkins is a pioneering voice in the evolving 2012 discussion with over twenty years of experience defining and debating the issues. Informed by innovative field work at key archaeological sites and inspired by living and working among the Highland Maya, Jenkins’ comprehensive work covers media misconceptions, assessments of 2012 theories, consciousness studies, Maya shamanism, archaeoastronomical research, Perennial Philosophy, academic misconceptions, and the crisis of sustainability faced in the modern world. His own unprecedented “galactic alignment theory” is now receiving new support from recent discoveries in the Maya inscriptions. While integrating the scientific and spiritual viewpoints, Jenkins honors contemporary Maya calendar tradition and the ancient Maya vision of a unified cosmos.


    Since the 1980s John’s articles have appeared in including: The Mystery of 2012 (2007, Sounds True), You Are Still Being Lied To (2009, Disinformation Company), Towards 2012 (2008, Penguin). His major works include Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (1998), Galactic Alignment (2002), Unlocking the Secrets of 2012, (3-CD audio program 2007), The 2012 Story (2009) and Lord Jaguar’s 2012 Inscriptions (2011).  His books have been translated into twelve languages.


    Websites:


    http://Alignment2012.com


    http://update2012.com


    http://www.the2012story.com


    http://thecenterfor2012studies.com


     

  • 02:01

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Joanna Pascale!

    in Music

    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!

  • 00:31

    Trish Wells, the Quick Antidote Queen

    in Writing

    Trish Wells is truly what you’d calll Gifted. Ask anyone that knows her personally. They will tell you that there is not much that she can't do. Ask her husband and he will tell you that keeping up with her is like following a one-year old around . . . always doing something.

    Trish wears many hats as a Interior Designer, Event Designer, Florist, Cook, Preacher, Teacher, Speaker, Singer, Dance, Builder, Writer, Producer, Playwright, and Author.


    How does a woman who is also a Business Owner, and Nanna have the time to write? Trish says that writing as her passion is an outlet where she can take all her builtup energy of frustration and channel it onto paper. A writer for several years now, she enjoys it tremendously. As a sought-after speaker, she has the ability to motivate her audience to move and change.

    All that she is and will ever be, she attributes to the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ. She and husband, Carlos Wells, Sr., are the proud parents of three sons, one daughter, a son-n-love and two grandchildren.


    Author Trish Wells has a variety of Inspirational and self-help books that will strengthen the life of her readers and help them toward the direction of change for the better.


    Visit Trish Wells at: http://rarebeautyauthor.wix.com/living-on-purpose-

  • 00:34

    Mz. Trish Empowering a People

    in Entertainment

    It's All About the Funny with Mz. Trish and Friends. Saturdays 6pm EST. Call in 914-205-5568. Today, Comedienne, Mz. Trish speaks on Empowering A People, in her review of the Docu-series, Hidden Colors. As Black Folks: Who are we? Where have we been? and Where are we going? She will define racism and healing in this episode of "It's All About the Funny".


    Be apart of the show by leaving a message on the Mz. Trish Hotline at 678-632-5541 24 hrs a day. Be funny, be inspirational, give your opinion or just say hi. If you're good, you may be selected for broadcast, live during the show.


    MzTrishFunny on Twitter and Facebook


    #Itsallaboutthefunny #MzTrishFunny #HiddenColors

  • 00:30

    Denstine Jenkins

    in Radio

    This episode will talk about teen pregnacy and the steps to be prepared for it and to prevent it also with miss Destinee Jenkins. 

  • 02:01

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Producer Matthew Shell & MTS Family!

    in Music

    By now you know that "Hybrid Jazz" will push boundaries.  Since the launch in 2011, we've examined the nooks and crannies of Jazz - or OTHER :)  Honey, you will be getting OTHER on 5/7!


    Matthew Shell is an extraordinary producer that has garnered MTS Music a fabulous reputation.  Based in the Washington, D.C., area, artists have arrived from various pockets of the globe in order to have their projects enhanced by MTS.  We have had Matt on the show serveral times, when there has been a compilation disc to discuss ("Freedom" and "Victory") - and when there have been significant singles that needed attention.


    Such is the case for the visit on Thursday, May 7th.  We not only have one exciting release to feature, but TWO!  The first is from IhsAn Bilal and Vicu Schek.  It's got that D.C. House vibe that is a source of pride for the region and it's called "Dance Shake."  We might have a party in The Chat Room - so get ready!  There are multiple talents involved in the song - and some or all might join the fun.  Also, we have another single to present to you - by Molly Moore.  "Natural Disaster" has another direction entirely.  This one cannot be classfied as "Hybrid Jazz", either :-D  If you're stretching the parameters, maybe, but that's not the point here.


    The profoundly original Mr. Shell has surprised so many people with his creativity.  And blown away yours truly with the caliber of talent that work with him.  It's ridiculous not to share this sheer joy with an audience craving authentic music! Besides, Matthew is about to launch his new collection of songs by various singers/writers.  Called "Spiritual Relationship: The Deeper Meaning", it truly reflects the faith and vision that our main guest possesses.  


    We hope that you'll join us!

  • 01:12

    HEALing THrough Hurt Welcomes Lisa Marie Jenkins

    in Women

    When her father died, and her mother scrambled to find a "replacement" husband, Lisa Marie Jenkins received one message loud and clear by proxy-that she was "not as good as other people without a boyfriend, partner or husband." Raised in a traditional American household in the 1970s, the pinnacle of a woman's achievement was to be loved by a man. And so she married and lived the American dream-great house, two kids, accelerating career-and oh yes-a handsome husband. But when all was said and done, it wasn't enough. It didn't make her happy. And so she endured misery for years, until leaving and leaping into the arms of another man, and then another, and then another. Where was happily-ever-after? Why was life with a "prince" not at all the fairy tale? Why was being loved not enough?


    Lisa Marie Jenkins ultimate discovered that it wasn't being loved by a man that created a happy and fulfilling life-it was being loved by oneself and made foremost above all others that led to the fairy tale life of dreams!

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