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    The Best of Classical Music

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    Is Classical Music Still as Popualar as Ever?

  • 00:43

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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        Many jazz musicians have decided to make Washington, D.C. their home after traveling over the world performing jazz.  This evening, I will interview Herman Burney a bassist, composer and educator who decided to reside in Washington, D.C. after traveling around America and the world performing music. He has performed with many musicians. For instance, he played the bass for 5 years with Freddie Cole and for 4 years with Rene Marie. The list of jazz performers that he has recorded and performed with is extensive.  Rufus Reid described Herman as one of the finest bassist on the scene today.   Join us as he shares information about his music and we listen to his CD, Offering.  Jazz lives at Jazz Notes.

  • 00:45

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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      Join us this evening as I interview John Kordalewski a pianist and composer who leads the Makanda project.  When you tune in this evening, you will also hear the music of Makanda Ken McIntyre as interpreted by the Makanda project. John studied and performed with Makanda.  As of 2014, he has arranged over 40 compositions for the ensemble.  The project has 14 members who play the unheard compositions of Makanda Ken McIntyre.  Some of the other musicians included in the band are Eddie Allen, Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Bill Lowe, John Lockwood, and Yoron Israel.  In addition, the band includes Diane Richardson on vocals and dancer Mickey Davidson. Learn more about Makanda Ken McIntyre and the project when you listen to the program this evening.   As always, the program Jazz Notes strives to keep jazz alive!

  • 00:27

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

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


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  • 00:36

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    This evening, I will interview Ron Kearns a saxophonist, composer/arranger, conductor, educator and record producer. He has performed with Ernie Andrews, Stanley Turrentine, Rick Henderson, Kenny Reed and many other notable artists. He has produced 41 recordings by artists such as Terell Stafford, Buck Hill, the late Ronnie Wells, Ruby Hayes, Ernie Andrews, Paul Carr, Janine Gilbert-Carter, Eric Byrd and others. In 2005 Ron received the Down Beat magazine Achievement in Jazz Education Award. He is a three time GRAMMY Educational Award winner.  Join us as we listen to his music and discuss his performances and projects. Keeping jazz alive on Jazz Notes. 

  • 00:36

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    This evening, I will interview and play the music of vocalist Loide Jorge.  Although she was born in France to her Mozambican mother and Guinea-Bissauan father, Loide grew up in California.  Presently, she is residing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. For the last ten years, she has shared her music in jazz clubs throughout the United States and Europe.  At a tribute for Miriam Makeba in a jazz club in New York, she opened for  Paul Simon. In addition, she has opened for the legendary Hugh Masekela and Oliver Mtukudzi. Loide cites Sarah Vaughn, Cesaria Evora and Miriam Makeba as some of her greatest musical influences, but she believes it is her African heritage that has provided her with a fresh musical perspective, a unique sound, and her native tongue.  Join us this, evening at Jazz Notes where we are keeping jazz alive.

  • 00:36

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    This evening I will interview and share the music of Integriti Reeves who is a Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area vocalist and composer.  She attended Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.  Adding to her studies, she acquired a Master’s degree in Vocal Jazz Studies at Howard University. Integriti uses her gifts of diction, tone, and improvisation well in delivering a song.  She states that her music occupies the genre of straight-forward/ modern jazz. In addition, she states that her original compositions reflect her roots in classical jazz, whilst incorporating the storytelling elements of folk and rock music. She has performed with Herbie Hancock, Ernie Andrews, Geri Allen, Eperanza Spaulding, Stevie Wonder, Terri Lynne Carrington, Liz Wright and Patrice Rushen.  Join us this evening at Jazz Notes where Jazz lives!

  • 00:37

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    Join us this evening when I interview Renee Collins Georges a vocalist.  She is a native of Los Angeles, California who lives in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.   While working for a Los Angeles music agent, she acquired a spot as a Raelette, singing and touring with the legendary Ray Charles and his Orchestra.  Whether she is performing a duo or with an 18-piece band, her approach and delivery of the song captures your ear.  Most recently, she has performed in Ljubljana, Slovenia and has performed on the stages of many historic festivals and venues (including the Kremlin); and shared the stage with many legendary artists and music icons.  Jazz lives on Jazz Notes!

  • 00:31

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    This evening I will interview and play the music of Shannon Gunn.  She is a trombonist living in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.  Every Monday night, you can hear her perform with the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra.  Likewise, you can hear her perform with her own all women jazz orchestra, Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes, in jazz venues around the Metropolitan Area.  They know how to put the s in swing. Recognizing the jazz masters, she has done a retrospective of Blue Note recordings by Curtis Fuller and Hank Mobley. Some of the musicians that Shannon has played with are Billy Taylor, Rodney Whitaker, and Wycliffe Gordon.  Join us this evening at Jazz Notes where jazz lives!

  • 00:47

    Don Slepian: Classical Music of the Future

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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.


    Read more about Sea Of Bliss by Don Slepian


    “Sea Of Bliss” on CD Baby


    DonSlepian.com

  • 00:41

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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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!  

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