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You may have just viewed a brief description of Renee Rosnes within the parameters of this page. Trust and believe, you cannot be BRIEF when describing her talent! She has been noted as both pianist and composer for a long time - and we bless the day that she moved to New York from Vancouver in order to facilitate her reputation :)
Renee is also an arranger - please make note. And she is The "Go-To" goddess on keys for the filet mignon of artists within Jazz circles. Joe Henderson, Buster Williams, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson. They'll TELL you. James Moody asked her to join his elite circle of musical friends in 1989. Renee was with his band until his passing in 2010.
As well as her own endeavors, Renee has taken part in grand events that would exhaust mere mortals. She has been music director for prestigious affairs (one in particular comes to mind to honor her late, beloved boss, James Moody). She has produced at Lincoln Center, has been involved with the SF Jazz Collective, has interviewed for the "Jazz Times", and has hosted her own radio show for Canada's CBC.
Please let her website do the talking, though. One perusal at her "performances" page and you'll see the kinds of company that she keeps. With Jimmy Greene, with Cecile McLoren Salvant, Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Terri Lyne Carrington, and a mainstay in her life: Ron Carter. One of the most wonderful decisions that Renee has made in her career is to consciously seek out those with whom she has a connection - rare legends have asserted that they have a connection with RENEE. It's no surprise that this amazingly intuitive artist has won multiple Juno Awards. With a birthday coming in March - and with all of these fabulous CD release shows, there is MUCH to celebrate! Join us on 2/9 - and we'll do JUST that!
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Featuring Awesome tunes, via Dekorah, Boots, Caffeine & Candy :) Go Dekorah! - dekorah.com The beginning is NOT Dekorah, opening tune on sports-show, tech issues, then played some Dekorah, @ 1:45ish mark; Great songs!
Dekorah is an introspective Singer / Songwriter / Musician out of Nashville, TN, who has captured audiences with her signature haunting ballads and vocals, enigmatic yet heartfelt lyrics, catchy melody lines, captivating harmonies, and world music influences. Her debut album, 333, produced by Anton Music Productions is available on iTunes & Amazon & on her website (www.dekorah.com) . In 2015, she has released a duet with singer/songwriter Jeff Radi entitled "Send Me Your Smile", a quirky, cute "i miss you" love song. Dekorah also released her ballad "Quite a Love" featuring Rudy Z with his melodic and emotional basslines, that have put a new haunting twist on the song. A 3rd heart felt release came out in July 2015 with co-writer Carl Martin entitled "Lay Down My Life." All of these singles have been produced by Justin Ray Miller of Yellow Hammer Studios in Nashville, TN & are available on iTunes, Amazon, and Dekorah.com. More single projects are available with bassist Rudy Z & Yellow Hammer Studios (featuring Garrett Goodwin & Shawn Tubbs of Carrie Underwood) and guest vocalists Jeff Radi, Tracey Candisuperstar Sparks & Mark Nagode. More projects being planned in 2016, as well as a solo "chill-out" Dekorah concept album entitled "Parallel Universe".
She writes about matters of the heart, love in all forms, soul-searching & reflection, addiction, forgiveness, "parallel universes", personal failures & redemptions/revelations & more.
Terri Lyne Carrington arranged and produced
Natalie Cole’s last recording titled “Come
Sunday,” featured on Carrington’s current CD, The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL, released in August 2015. “Come Sunday” is Duke Ellington’s sacred classic, which was originally made popular by Mahalia Jackson.
Terri initially met Natalie Cole as a teenager
Terri also performed with Ms. Cole on the
The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL presents Carrington leading a rotating cast of superb female instrumentalists and vocalists that includes Oleta Adams, Natalie Cole, Paula Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Chanté Moore, Valerie Simpson, Nancy Wilson, Jaguar Wright and Lizz Wright, as well as saxophonist Tia Fuller, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen; bassists Meshell Ndegoecello and Linda Oh; and keyboardists Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen and Rachel Z.
On The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL, Carrington juxtaposes her salute to female artists by paying homage to various male artists who have either influenced her professionally and/or informed her musicality, such as Nick Ashford, George Duke, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Luther Vandross and Bill Withers. “Whenever I do something that celebrates women, I never want it to feel like it’s something that excludes men,” she explains. “On this record, I consciously wanted to celebrate the various relationships women have with men either through original songs of mine or cover songs by male composers and song writers.” The male presence and perspective on The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL is even more realized by Billy Dee Williams, who contributes insightful spoken-word interludes through the disc.
Originally from Austria, Ernst came to Canada in the late 80's and worked as a pianist in the entertainment industry for many years. By the mid 90's, he stopped touring and settled for a music teaching position in Edmonton while still playing the jazzy lounge circuit on weekends and accompanied vocalists at the Klondike Days.
We'll hear more about that in a moment.
About 10 years ago, he came to Vancouver, fell in love with the ocean and once again, music helped to make new friends fast.
Things were so hot and steamy last time that we decided to do again! Morning Sex Radio goes deeper into the taboo topic of love triangles and comes back harder with "My Girl Got A Girlfriend II: Sister Wives Edition" . Let us know if it tickles your fancy to have two kitties at your beck and call: can you handle it?
Wake up with us as we discuss this, Shai's "Two Cents in Two Minutes", Mycki's "Motivation, Entertainment News and much more on todays raw, uncut and steamy episode of Morning Sex Radio!
David Vernon is one of the best vocalists around today in the music, jazz, cabarret industry. He is also a couture clothing designer, and writer. David will be having an incredible performance in New York City's Metropolitan Room. We will be discussing his music and his very original way of thinking about life as an artist.
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Bobby Eli (born Eli Tatarsky; March 2, 1956) in Philadelphia, is an American musician, arranger, composer and record producer from Philadelphia. He is a founding member and lead guitarist of Philadelphia studio band MFSB. His credits as a songwriter include million-selling singles, "Love Won't Let Me Wait", by Major Harris (#1 R&B, #5 pop, 1975), which he also produced and arranged; "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely" by the Main Ingredient (#8 R&B, #10 pop, 1974); and Blue Magic's "Sideshow" (#1 R&B, #8 pop, 1974), as well as "Three Ring Circus" (#5 R&B, #36 pop, 1974) for the same group. He is credited with the success of Jackie Moore's #1 disco-dance classic, "This Time Baby" and co-wrote the song by Fat Larry's Band, "Zoom", which climbed to #2 in the UK charts in 1982.
He has also produced, arranged and performed on hit singles for Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, William "Poogie" Hart of The Delfonics, The Whispers, Regina Belle, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Dells, Isaac Hayes and Sister Sledge. He has produced two albums for Atlantic Starr, and Rose Royce; and also Deniece Williams' Grammy-nominated album, Love Niecy Style in 2007.
In 2007, Eli helped to unite three of Philly's most successful lead singers, William Hart of The Delfonics, Ted Mills from Blue Magic, and Russell Thompkins, Jr. of the Stylistics. The project was billed as the "Legendary Tenors of Soul" and featured the three vocalists alternating leads on mostly soul standards. Eli recruited Hall & Oates to join the soul trio for an original track on the CD, All The Way From Philadelphia.
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Without question, one of the hardest working women in today's music business is Veronica Freeman, whose intoxicatingly powerful vocal abilities continue to be a staple of excellence within the industry. "The V" as she is known by both friends and fans has a success story that few ever attain and most only dream about.
2015 marks another landmark chapter in The V's career: not only has she recently been given the opportunity to share the stage with veteran rockers The Rods as a guest vocalist for their European spring tour, but she has released her debut solo effort, Now or Never, in July of 2015 via Frontiers Records to outstanding reviews.
The album shows a side of The V that we've yet to experience as she has chosen to somewhat distance herself from the Heavy Metal styling's she is most known for and offer up a more Melodic Hard Rock approach. A plethora of guest musicians, vocalists and producers appear on the new CD including everyone from Michael Sweet to Leather Leone!
The future continues to look bright for The V as she will make her film debut later this year in the independent release Bite School and will also begin filming for a second movie in Europe titled Devil's Five, a cyber horror feature where she will play Vala Schneider the wife of Ansell Schneider portrayed by Primal Fear frontman Ralf Scheepers.
Overflowing with charisma, enduring long grueling hours in an effort to push herself to the point of breaking she maintains a dominance over every ambition she aspires to, in essence taking control of her own destiny.
This is ...The V, and we are honored to have her on our show! V. stopped by for a few minutes last year during our show with Leather Leone, but this is her first interview segment with us and we are glad to have her with us! Be sure to tune in!!!
Rob Tardik — Moments
Nov. 2, 2015
Since the very early 2000s, guitarist Rob Tardik has been dazzling listeners with his exciting and often exotic mix of substantive c-jazz/R&B/rock and burning hot Latin melodies. With tunes so attractive, they are by nature riveting, seductive, uplifting, and powerful.Such is the case with his latest release Moments, another eclectic gem.
Seizing the moment and leading off with a Latin scorcher, “Sip and Salsa,” inspired by his fiancé’s love of dance, the gifted guitarist soars from one mood to another. Examples would be track two’s sizzler jazz/rocker “Rite of Passage,” then on to the romantic R&B deliciousness of “Moments in Time” featuring the silky lead vocals of one Aiden Castillo and sweet backing harmonies of vocalists Dee and Brittani Cole, and the handsome downtempo Latin-tinged “Eros.” Definitely not applying the brakes on the project yet, Tardik treats us to a stinger with a mean hook called “Hang Time” which is co-written by fellow guitarist Steve Oliver (who is featured in some way or other throughout the album). In fact, Oliver co-produced the album with Tardik. A very cool pairing indeed.
Tardik enjoys the contributions of other very fine notable musicians here, as well, including saxmen Will Donato and Walle Larsson, trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, bassist Gary Grainger (of Acoustic Alchemy fame), pianist/keyboardist Nate Harasim, and a host of others who felt the groove and wanted in.
Speaking of feeling the groove, you will definitely want to stop by and check out the blazing funkster called “Stop!,” a command you may have trouble obeying on the dance floor. Whew. Is there a fire extinguisher in the house?
See full review on www.thesmoothjazzride.com/cdreviews
Performers come and go, but singers, it can be argued, are forever. The power of Song is not easily forgotten—Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, and Denise Williams are voices that linger in the memory. That kind of heartfelt singing is what Nikia aspires to. “These two [Whitney and Patti] inspired me the most you know they were real vocalists. My uncle, Charlie Wilson, pushed me to practice and become a great vocalist. You know, practice, practice, practice! He is a singer he was the lead singer of The Gap Band.”
The 2nd Single “The Drug Song” is but an appetizer for the feast to come, the release of her album She is Me. Love is the drug and Nikia scores with a confidently, sweetly seductively I-need-you vocal and an undulating, slightly techno-tinged electronic cradle of rhythm. Nikia's singing has two distinctive tones herein: The coolly passionate in the body of the song and the crisp, commanding refrain/hook “Just awesome”—both distinctive, both Nikia.
The forthcoming album (in early 2016) will feature material penned by her, including “Missing You,” a slightly different side of Nikia. With a sparkling, funk-flavored guitar intro, “Missing You” has a lilt that slightly suggests reggae rhythms. Nikia’s voice is romantic longing personified, her clear, honey-toned voice (evoking the classy old-school soul of Denise Williams and the Philly soul of Gamble & Huff) riding the melody with easy, bittersweet poise. The production of Shawn Keys of Shawn Keys Ink is sparse, putting the spotlight on the song and the singer (instead of drawing attention to the production itself). “Missing You” has a bittersweet pull to it that’s hard to resist, sweet as a brand-new romance, and slightly stinging like a heartache that’s beginning to heal.
Three Beautiful and Super Talented Sultry Vocalists..3 Inspiring & Unique Stories...
International Jazz vocalist Anita King
National recording artist & Grammy considered inspirational pop/soul vocalist Geneva Renee
Actress, Dancer, National recording & Grammy considered R&B/Jazz vocalist Mycah Chevalier
...with a band of national recording artsts / musicians...
Bass guitarist and Musical Director, Kevin Walker (who has worked with artists such as Patti Labelle, Prince and Najee to name a few)
Songwriter. Storyteller, and lead guitarist Kevin Jackson from Baltimore MD
Saxophonist Dee Lucas from Atlanta, GA
Songwriter and smooth jazz keyboardist Kevin Howard, and his drummer Greg Morris, Jr., both from Pittsburgh
Angel-Monique, was born Angel-Monique Shontielle Davis, on July 1st, 1982. Angel-Monique began singing at an early age in the 1990’s with the Daughter of Zion children’s choir, “Shining Stars”. From those tender years, she grew to love gospel music all the more, which was nurtured by Christian family values.
Those values led her to singing in childhood groups, where she began to find her own voice. She then went on to high school and enrolled in chorus and band. During her high school years, Angel-Monique fully uncovered a unique gift of emulating the same sound of various artists that she would study, in order to perform at different events for school and church. Between chorus and singing in her youth choir at church, she learned how to utilize the fullness of her vocals and truly fell in love with the sounds of music.
Presently, she is one of the lead vocalists in her church’s outstanding Praise Team. Angel-Monique was very hesitant and fearful about accepting the call to do music professionally, because she felt unworthy to be included among those in the gospel ministry. Once the opportunity presented itself again, still hesitant, she remembered a conversation that she had with her mother, while contemplating an important decision. Her mother told her, “God uses imperfect people to do a perfect work.” Those were the words that quieted her thoughts and soothed her spirit.
Join us as She talks with host Petula Beckles about how God has used her to do a good thing.
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