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Classical Music and Improvisation
Improvisation used within the classical music tradition can be thought of as, music properly heightened by the improvising soloist.
Donal Fox, Herbie Hancock, Abdullah Ibrahim, David Baker are heard here using this approach to do just that.
Today, classical music composers, performers, use improvisation and traditional forms to shape their works as a normative approach. This is music jammed up, swung another was. Essays of Note looks this week at a few examples of works, artistry of composers, soloists who use improvisation as a part of their language. We hope you enjoy! Don't miss any of Blog Talk Radio's/ Tavis Smiley networks shows. Hear what 30,000 listeners have experienced with ACC ear You There! Be sure to follow us now on Twitter. Be a follower @accbillbanfield Look for Bill Banfield's The jazz Urbane, ACC show's Theme Music(s) on the Jazz Urbane YOUTube channel news on the music and the grooves.
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Join us this evening, when I speak with Judith Korey, the music program director in the department of mass media, visual and performing arts at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and Curator of the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives. We will discuss the Jazz Alive Series and the Jazz Archives. In addition, we will listen to the music of Allyn Johnson, director of the UDC Jazz Studies program. Likewise, we will listen to the music of Bruce Williams a former student and jazz educator and mentor to young jazz musicians in New York. Allyn Johnson and Bruce Williams are well known jazz musicians who perform in New York and around the world. Jazz Lives!
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has many talented jazz artists who continue the furtherance of jazz music. This evening I will speak with George V. Johnson Jr. who is a jazz vocalist, lyricist, and creator of the Washington D.C. Jazz Network. As a singer who sings in the vocalese singing tradition, George has penned lyrics for a Moment’s Notice on a Pharoah Sanders’ recording. He was commissioned by Don Sickler of Second Floor Music to pen lyrics to the music of jazz legend and saxophonist, Hank Mobley. You can see him perform at Bohemian Caverns every Tuesday in November in Washington, D.C. Join us this evening and learn about vocalese and more. The program Jazz Notes keeping jazz alive!
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has contributed several individuals who not only contribute to the furtherance of jazz music by performing but also teach youth and create youth jazz orchestras and ensembles. On Monday, September 22, 2014, I will interview and play the music of Fred Foss a performing jazz saxophonist and flutist who also teaches young jazz musicians. Several of the students that performed in his youth big band are now well known performing jazz musicians. Born in New York City, Fred Foss moved to Washington, D.C. after touring with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. While in New York City, he studied under the tutelage of Jazz saxophonist Jackie Mclean. Please join me on Monday. The program Jazz Notes strives to keep jazz alive!
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has contributed numerous talented artists to the national jazz arena who continue the furtherance of jazz music. Please join me Monday, September 15, 2014, at 6:00pm when I will speak with James Zimmerman who is a jazz event producer, educator, vocalist, lyricist, manager, and administrator. As a producer, James led the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra for six years and served as its executive director for an additional five years. During his tenure, the orchestra performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. James was a featured vocalist for the orchestra on several occasions. This Friday, James will perform at Westminster Church in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has contributed numerous young jazz musicians to continue the furtherance of jazz music. Please join me today, when I will speak with Peter and Will Anderson who were born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and mentored by saxophonist, Texas-native Paul Carr, before attending Juilliard in New York City, where they currently reside. The New York Times described them as virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone. They have performed at jazz festivals in Europe, Asia, The Middle East, and South America as well as Off – Broadway jazz shows. At Jazz Notes, jazz lives!
Join me this Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 10:00am when I will speak with and play the music of CHAD CARTER a vocalist who is a Washington, DC native. He has performed at major jazz venues throughout Washington, DC. In addition, he has performed at the famous Lenox Lounge in Harlem New York. In 2002, Chad performed for Lionel Hampton in Washington D.C. at the Rayburn House Office Building. He has performed with Frank Owens, Lisle Atkinson, Aaron Graves, Bootsie Barnes, Buck Hill, Danny Mixon, Fred Hughes, Nasar Abadey, Mike Bowie, Bob Butta, Steve Novosel, Ronnie Wells, Ron Elliston, Chuck Redd, Robert Redd, Ron Compton, James King, Nadine Rae, Vince Smith, Cheyney Thomas, Alfredo Mojica, Pepe’ Gonzalez, Mickey Roker, and Keith Killgo just to name a few. Thank you so much for joining me every Sunday. Keeping jazz alive!!!!
Join us at Blogtalkradio from 10:00 until 10:30, when I speak with Olayimika Cole. Like so many artists Olayimika, first discovered music from her Dad playing Jazz and other music in her home in Nigeria. Olayimika resides in Washington, D.C. now. While living in Washington, D.C., she had the opportunity to view jazz musicians performing jazz music. These experiences ignited her interest in music and later in composing music. She gathered some of the finest jazz musicians in Washington, D.C. to present her compositions which resulted in the CD L’IFE. During the program we will discuss the making of the CD and explore the music. The program Jazz Notes strives to keep jazz alive.
Join us on Blogtalkradio, Friday, July 25, 2014 from 10:00am until 10:30am. Denyse Pearson a vocalist and composer/Lyricist will join us. A native Washingtonian, Denyse attended Howard and Maryland University. She has traveled throughout Europe performing jazz music. Her mentors were Shirley Horn and John Malachi who worked with Sarah Vaughn. We will discuss her music and the Legendary Musicians, Inc Health Fair which takes place on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The program Jazz Notes strives to keep jazz alive!
Join us on the program Jazz Notes, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from 10:00am to 10:30am, when I will share the music and information of eight of the greater Washington, DC area vocalists: Anthony Compton, Tacha Coleman Parr, Kathy Farmer, Tim Gavagan, Jeanine Greene, Kim Mills, Kiris Powell and Jeff Weintraub. Tim Gavagan will join us and talk about the event that he is hosting that features these artists and the Wayne Wilentz Trio. Jazz Notes is striving to keep jazz alive.
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