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  • 00:35

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    Whispers that jazz is no longer a music that young people play or listen to is disproved by several young people.  One young man Joey Alexander, an eleven year old Indonesian jazz pianist is nominated for a Grammy this year.  In Baltimore, Maryland, Ephraim Dorsey, twelve and Ebban Dorsey eleven are jazz alto saxophonists who have won several awards. They both won the Peabody Achievement Award in Saxophone, the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Next Generation Artist Award and the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship.  In addition, both are honor roll students.  Join us this evening at Jazz Notes where I will interview Ephraim Dorsey  and Ebban Dorsey.  Always striving to keep alive at Jazz Notes.

  • 00:39

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    Washington, D.C. is the home of the first African American piano manufacturer, Warren M. Shadd.  This evening, I will interview him.  In addition, he is a jazz drummer. Warren has performed and toured worldwide with many celebrities in the entertainment industry. At the age of four, Warren played his first of many jazz concerts on drums. He has won many awards and talent shows. Warren was considered a child prodigy. From high school through Howard University, Warren performed with several music giants such as Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, and Shirley Horn. As a Piano Technician, Warren has serviced pianos for many notable performers such as Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, Joe Sample, and Aretha Franklin to name a few. Please join us at Jazz Notes where we strive to keep jazz alive. 

  • 00:46

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    Many great jazz saxophonist have lived in Pennsylvania.  This evening, I am interviewing and sharing the music of jazz saxophonist Tim Warfield, Jr., a native of York, Pennsylvania.   Tim was awarded several awards. In 1999, he was awarded, Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, in DownBeat Magazines 49th Annual Jazz Critics poll. In August of 2011, he was recognized in the listing of Rising Star Tenor saxophonists, in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll. On November 7, 2015, The Clef Club of Jazz and the Performing Arts, recognized Tim, as Tenor saxophonist of the Year, at their annual Clef Club Jazz Awards, in Philadelphia. He has appeared on several GRAMMY-nominated recordings on the  Stefon Harris CD, The Grand Unification Theory, as well as Dear Louis and Sonic Trance, both under the leadership of trumpeter and New Orleans native, Nicholas Payton. Tim has performed with the following  musicians:  Donald Byrd, Michelle Rosewoman, Marcus Miller, Christian McBride, Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Coles, Isaac Hayes, Peter Nero, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Smith, Billy Paul, Kenny Barron, Charles Fambrough, Terell Stafford, Papa John Defrancesco, Joey Defrancesco, Trudy Pitts, just to name a few.  Not only does Tim record and perform regularly, he also is an artist in residence at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, and an adjunct faculty member at Temple University.  Join us at Jazz Notes where we strive to keep jazz alive!


     

  • 00:42

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    This evening, I will interview and share the music of Laurie Dapice jazz vocalist, lyricist, musician and an arranger. In 2008, she was one of the top four finalist in the annual New York Jazz Mobile competition.  Laurie has won awards from ASCAP, Billboard Magazine, ASCAP Plus awards and USA songwriting competitions. She has performed with and for Billy Harper, Barry Harris, George Mesterhazy, Michael Kanan, Rufus Reid, John DiMartino, Santi Debriano, James Weidman, Paul Lieberman, Elias Bailey, Benito Gonzalez and many others. Join us at Jazz Notes as we strive to keep jazz alive.

  • 00:45

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    This evening, I will interview and play the music of multi-instrumentalist Samuel Prather. Not only is he a multi-instrumentalist but he is also a composer, producer, arranger, graphic artist, photographer, and videographer.  He was raised in Washington DC where he has developed a reputation performing with all types of acts because he is equally comfortable in Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Brazilian, Latin, Neo-Soul, and R&B. On the funk and soul side Sam has worked with YaMama’Nym, 76 Degrees West, Fred Yonnet, and Brandon Combs while on the jazz side he has shared the stage with Hugh Masekela, Pharaoh Saunders, Greg Osby, and Afro Blue to name a few.  When you hear his CD, Groove Orchestra, you will agree that it is appropriately titled.  Join us at Jazz Notes where we strive to keep jazz alive.   

  • 01:01

    The Best of Classical Music

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    Is Classical Music Still as Popualar as Ever?

  • 00:46

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has many gifted young jazz artist and amongst them is Herbert Scott.  This evening, I will interview and play his music. Herbert Scott is a native Washingtonian saxophonist who attended Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts.  He has released his first CD entitled, Introducing Herb Scott on Alto Saxophone, A NU-Jazz Collective and has begun leading his own group Herb Spice and the Cinnamonstix. Join us as we learn more about the NU- Jazz Collective.  Jazz Notes striving to keep jazz alive.

  • 00:40

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    This evening, I will interview and play the music of Jessica Boykin-Settles who is a Jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator.  Jessica studied music at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the tutelage of Davey Y. Yarborough. She went on to pursue an undergraduate degree in Jazz Performance at The New School University in New York City where she had the opportunity to study with great musicians and jazz legends such as Reggie Workman, Junior Mance, Cecil McBee, Arnie Lawrence, Buster Williams, Sheila Jordan, Janet Lawson and Teri Thornton.  After acquiring her undergraduate degree, she continued her jazz education at Howard University where she earned a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies. While there, she was a member of the vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue, under the direction of Connaitre Miller. Not only did she attend Howard as a student but she became a full-time member of the music faculty at Howard University from 2005 to 2012.  Join us on Jazz Notes as we strive to keep jazz alive.


     

  • 00:46

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    Join us this evening, when I interview Anita King and share music from her CD Sultry. Her CD presents jazz standards and her voice is expressive, soulful and melodic. Her vocal abilities have carried her around the world from the Vatican to the Super Bowl to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and singing at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She has performed with the gospel group Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music and provided backup vocals for Mariah Carey, Shakira, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock and Bruce Springsteen.  I look forward to spending time with all of you this evening.  Jazz lives at Jazz Notes. 

  • 00:44

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    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.

  • 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!

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