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Don Slepian is a preeminent Classical Electronic Keyboardist who is famous for performing original, improvised orchestral music that excites and inspires audiences. Hailed as “one of the genre’s major talents” by Rolling Stone Magazine, he is an award-winning artist with critically acclaimed performances in both Paris and New York City.
Don Slepian is a true pioneer in electronic music. He has been presented in prestigious venues such as; New York’s Lincoln Center by WNYC’s New Sounds, in the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris by the French Ministry of Culture, in Thailand by the Karen Baptist Church, and at the Waikiki Shell in Hawaii by the Honolulu Symphony Society.
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Join me this evening when I interview and play the music of Duane Eubanks composer and trumpeter. He is a Philadelphia native who presently lives in New York. Duane has performed throughout the United States and internationally with Dave Holland two time Grammy Award winning big band and the late Mulgrew Miller band, Wingspan, as well as; many other vocalists and musicians. Actually, Duane was born into a musically talented family. His brothers are trombonist, Robin Eubanks and guitarist, Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jazz lives on Jazz Notes!
Join us tonight. I am interviewing and playing the music of Antonio Parker Jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, songwriter, producer, educator, and USIA Jazz Ambassador. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Antonio has performed music nationally and internationally for over 20 years. After hearing the music of the legendary alto saxophonist, Charlie Parker, jazz became the focus of his musical pursuits. While attending Howard University in Washington DC, he joined the Jazz Ensemble, and has written, recorded and toured with the band, and now resides in the Washington DC Metropolitan. Jazz Notes keeping jazz alive!
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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Please join me this evening when I interview Sharon Raquel. She is a Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area vocalist who knows how to deliver a message when she sings. Whether she is singing in English or Spanish her approach and delivery of a song is engaging. On her debut CD, Infinite, she shares her original lyrics/poetry as well as her interpretation of jazz standards. Tonight she will share information about her new projects. Don’t forget to join us. Jazz lives at Jazz Notes.
Please join me tonight when I interview and explore the music of Doug Carn pianist, organist and composer from St. Augustine, Florida. While in college he studied oboe and composition at Jacksonville University. Then finished his education at Georgia State College. Doug taught piano and jazz improvisation at Jacksonville University for several years. He worked with Nat Adderley, Earth, Wind & Fire, Shirley Horn, Lou Donaldson, Stanley Turrentine, and Irene Reid. Jazz lives on the Jazz Notes program.
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!
This evening I will speak with and explore the music of E.C. Coleman a drummer and composer. As a musical director for Loretta Holloway, he gained a variety of experience performing around the world. After that experience, he auditioned and began playing with jazz bassist Al McKibbon. As a result of a call from drummer Billy Higgins, E. C. played with jazz saxophonist Azar Lawrence. Join us this evening to learn more about E.C. Coleman. Jazz lives on the Jazz Notes program.
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!
Join us this evening, when I interview Thad Wilson a composer and trumpeter. Thad was raised in New Jersey; however, he has lived and performed in Atlanta, Georgia, New York and now resides in Washington, D.C. After college, he studied privately with Jimmy Owens, former member of Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band. While living in New York, Thad was a member of Charlie Persip's Super Band. He has performed with musicians; such as, James Moody, Benny Golson, Arnie Lawrence, Cecil Bridgewater, Vanessa Ruben, Ted Curson, and many others. Jazz lives at Jazz Notes on Blogtalkradio.
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