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    Divatosity: Simple Gifts, Classical Music Appreciation, Ello, and More

    in Lifestyle

    Join Alaina as she discusses simple gifts, classical music appreciation, Ello, and more...


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  • Don Slepian: Classical Music of the Future

    in Music

    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.


    Read more about Sea Of Bliss by Don Slepian


    “Sea Of Bliss” on CD Baby


    DonSlepian.com

  • America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    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!


     

  • 00:12

    Classical Music and Improvisation: Donal Fox, David Baker.

    in Music

    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.


    Downloads on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/playing-other-peoples-heads/id807095731?uo=4


     Purchase CD at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Playing-With-Other-Peoples-Heads/dp/B00HX7SLHC/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1390324535&sr=8-17&keywords=bill+banfield


     View on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/JazzUrbaneRecords1

  • 00:31

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    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.

  • 00:29

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    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.

  • 00:31

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    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!

  • 00:31

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    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!

  • 00:36

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    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!

  • 00:42

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

        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. 

  • 00:31

    America's Classical Music Jazz

    in Music

    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!

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