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Jeff Antoniuk and The Jazz Update
Saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk is internationally respected as a jazz composer and musician. Now living in Annapolis, Maryland, the Canadian born artist appears on numerous recordings and has been consistently well received by critics.
With a master’s degree from the University of North Texas in jazz performance and West African ethnomusicology, Antoniuk spent a decade touring and recording with the Unified Jazz Ensemble. In 2004, he formed his own heavy hitting quartet, the Jazz Update.
The group celebrated the release of their first album together in 2007. Brimming with Antoniuk originals and luscious covers, the CD Here Today quickly climbed the jazz radio charts in the US and Canada and achieved stellar success in the world of high tech music sourced through high speed cable, Internet and broadband.
With the quartet’s 2010 album Brotherhood Antoniuk and company step out with fresh, memorable, and beautifully executed compositions. The progressive jazz disc delivers sophisticated and compelling rhythm, melody and harmony. Its global themes are brought home with depth and humor. Brotherhood began receiving significant airplay and advance sales even before the official release date.
Popular shows at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian and U Street clubs show the Jazz Update to be equally adept at live performance. The group surprises and satisfies wherever they perform.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net). On this concluding "Black Music Month" edition for 2014, she will focus on the Stono Rebellion and the 1740 Slave Codes that took the drums from Africans and how Gullah/Geechees took the drum back. Tune een fa yeddi we sho-Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio!
in The Bible
The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. is a man of faith, a homiletic genius, a theological scholar and a pastor’s pastor. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
With four earned degrees, a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from Howard University, a Master of Arts in The History of Religions from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry from the United Theological Seminary, Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. grew up in a home where reading books was a daily way of life. Wright read a wide range of sources from the Greek philosophers and Shakespeare to African American authors such as Carter G. Woodson (the Father of African American History) to Sterling Brown (one of the Harlem Renaissance artists), as well as one of Dr. Wright’s college professors.
A student of Black Sacred Music, ethnomusicology and African Diasporan studies, Dr. Wright is trained as an historian of religions.
Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United church of Christ and its impact nationally and internationally:
“People who love the Lord and who embrace the noblest concepts of our democracy will enthusiastically applaud the establishment of the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Lectureship. The Lectureship appropriately salutes the Pastor and mentor who prepared President Barack Obama for the role of President of the United States.
“Mr. Obama had hardly any grasp of the meaning of being a Black person in the United States. By example and exhortation, Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., cured that deficiency, sending to Washington a President qualified to give America a chance to actually become a democracy!”
Join Host David Ornette Cherry with a RE-BROADCAST from December 26,2011. David and Ralph Miles Jones III explored Organic Music and Kwanzaa Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation. Kwanzaa.is a week long celebration held in the United States honoring universal African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It features activities such as lighting a candle holder with seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift giving. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–1967. Ralph Miles Jones III Born in Detroit, he spent 33 years in Los Angeles. A musician, composer, and educator, he earned a bachelor's degree in ethnomusicology at UCLA and an MA in African American studies, with an emphasis in ethnomusicology .David Ornette Cherry is a world renown Composer/Musician whose Music captures the souls of our ancestors and infuses contemporary culture.
Join Host David Ornette Cherry as he explores Organic Music and Kwanzaa
Imani (Faith): To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
. Kwanzaa.is a week long celebration held in the United States honoring universal African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It features activities such as lighting a candle holder with seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift giving. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–1967. can American studies, with an emphasis in ethnomusicology .David Ornette Cherry is a world renown Composer/Musician whose Music captures the souls of our ancestors and infuses contemporary culture.
Join Host David Ornette Cherry and Ralph Miles Jones IIIDecember 29th 2012, 7AM pacific time, 10AM eastern time with a RE-BROADCAST from December 29,,2011, as they explore Organic Music and Kwanzaa
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
. Kwanzaa.is a week long celebration held in the United States honoring universal African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It features activities such as lighting a candle holder with seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift giving. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–1967. Ralph Miles Jones III Born in Detroit, he spent 33 years in Los Angeles. A musician, composer, and educator, he earned a bachelor's degree in ethnomusicology at UCLA and an MA in African American studies, with an emphasis in ethnomusicology .
You will ALWAYS see a title used when a title has been earned here - such is the case of Dr. Dawn Norfleet.
Born in Los Angeles with a heart for music - nurtured by a musical family - she learned a lot about singing and flute on her own. By the time she hit college, she was ready for the next level. Graduating with honors from Wellesley College, she leaped into the arms of music - earning a Masters in Music Composition. Then, a PHD in Ethnomusicology - both from Columbia University.
While in New York City, Dawn spent exhaustive hours learning about the Hip Hop scene - this for her doctoral research. While discovering the excitement of one genre, our guest found herself entranced with the Jazz community. She spend a good part of the 90's, soaking up the ambience of the smoky clubs - as both a member of groups and as bandleader.
Dawn's reputation has brought her to the attention of her hometown elite - and she has worked with the best in the business, who recognize the best in HER. Bringing elements of Funk and World Beat into her Jazz mix, Dr. Norfleet re-defines the word "hybrid" - and you'll hear that on her new CD - the subject for our discussion on Tuesday, the 26th.
Let the freshness of a new voice inspire you! We'll hear about Dawn's journey and you can learn more about her before our interview at the link below. The fun starts at one p.m. Eastern with great music to accompany the vibe set by Dawn at two. We're winding down July with healing music - be there!
You've heard of success. Gretchen Parlato's is ridiculous! Seriously, this young (mid-30's) talent has had one blessed event after another in her short life. And it actually started before she was born.
Grandfather Charlie Parlato played trumpet for the Kay Kyser Big Band - and both played and sang for Tennessee Ernie Ford and Lawrence Welk. Dad - Dave Parlato - played bass for Frank Zappa. And he also worked for Al Jarreau, Barbra Streisand, Henry Mancini and other household names.
Gretchen had no choice - did she?! After her Ethnomusicology/Jazz Studies degree from UCLA, she was accepted as the first vocalist into the uber prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute in 2001. The panel of judges who decided: Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter. In 2003, she moved to New York. The next year, she WON the Monk International Vocal Competition! 2005 saw the release of her self-titled album, that received five stars in Downbeat's Blindfold Test. Gretchen will explain :)
The Documentary Channel features our Valley Girl (GP's words) in its four-part series, "Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense." It gets better - Billboard Magazine named her "In a Dream" CD the most alluring Jazz vocal album of 2009 (THEIR words!)
In between years, mind you, Gretchen was singing on projects by other artists - and selling OUT venues wherever she went. By the time 2011 rolled around - and "The Lost and Found" was in the public ear - she had acquired Top 10 status for her project by over 30 major radio stations, publications, and internet polls in both the U.S. and Europe.
This is amazing stuff, ladies and gentlemen - and you need to hear what a legend-in-the-making has to say. On Thursday, you WILL. Gretchen Parlato joins us at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Keaton Simons plays music simply because he has to.
With an extensive palate including a degree in Ethnomusicology, Keaton's craving for a diverse musical adventure has pushed him into many different genres.
He's worked as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with notable acts like Gnarls Barkley, Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg and Tre Hardson of the L.A. alternative rap group The Pharcyde.
In addition, Keaton has found himself opening for Coldplay, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and Train, writing with Jason Mraz and Hanson, and acting as the face of Advanced Guitar for the new Xbox game Rocksmith.
I will chat with Keaton about his life and career as we play cuts from his album, Can You Hear Me.
Then Robins Banks joins me.
Comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B and Soul, even Reggae, she's also known for her bold and brassy, classy but sassy, Texas & Chicago electric Blues style.
She has 4 independently released CDs to her credit and makes regular tours to Europe and the Caribbean.
She is a recipient of a Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year and twice nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
We will chat about her life and listen to her music.
THEN! Omar Kent Dykes joins me again, this time to preview the new Omar and The Howlers album, I'm Gone, which will drop the following day.
Another act bringing us music before it's release. Life is good!
Join Host David Ornette Cherry and Ralph Miles Jones III as we talk about Kwanzaa and world music. Ralph Miles Jones III Born in Detroit, he spent 33 years in Los Angeles. A musician, composer, and educator, he earned a bachelor's degree in ethnomusicology at UCLA and an MA in African American studies, with an emphasis in ethnomusicology. Kwanzaa is a week long celebration held in the United States honoring universal African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It features activities such as lighting a candle holder with seven candles and culminates in a feast and gift giving. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–1967. David Ornette Cherry is a world renown Composer/Musician whose Music captures the souls of our ancestors and infuses contemporary culture. David will engage listeners by exploring composition. Vocalists, Instrumentalists, and Musicians at heart can follow along and interact with David as he dishes out theory!
Join my Co-Host Greg Hayes and I - as we bring to you an American Jazz Great. You can visit with Stanton here:
Stanton Davis is an American jazz trumpeter and educator. Davis studied at the Berklee College of Music (1967-69) and the New England Conservatory (1969-73), and served as program director for MIT's radio station from 1968-74. He received his master's in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University in 1983. He initially played locally in the Boston area, and then with George Russell, Mercer Ellington, Lester Bowie, Charlie Haden, George Gruntz, Jim Pepper, Bob Stewart, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sam Rivers, Gil Evans, Webster Lewis, Jaki Byard, Max Roach, and James Moody. He has taught at Southeast Massachusetts University (1976-78), Wellesley College (1981-84), Bennington College (1980-82), and the New England Conservatory of Music (1980-82), and also worked with the Jazzmobile (1980-88).
Sandra Booker is from New Orleans. This “Queen of Creole Music” has a new record "When Love Happens: The Loving Day Concert" that commemorates the 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia to legalize interracial marriage in all 50 states of America. Recorded live in 2009 at the Madrid Theater in Canoga Park, CA, it features jazz and world music artists Tamir Hendelman, Estaire Godinez, the Elevation Strings and Robert Perkins. Booker performed with jazz luminaries Lalo Schifrin, Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Ernie Watts, John Leftwich, Dale Fielder, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Louis Van Taylor, The Elevation Orchestra, Billy Higgins, Keith David, WDR Big Band, Patrice Rushen and Karen Briggs. Sandra has an MBA from UCLA in ethnomusicology with emphasis in jazz studies. She was the first vocal student to receive the Julian Cannonball Adderley Memorial Scholarship and the John Densmore Music Scholarship. She conducted vocal workshops and master classes at California State University, Northridge, Santa Monica Community College, Los Angeles Unified School District, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Civica Scuole di Musica (Sondrio, Italy) and FNAC (Clermont-Ferrand, France). Her voice is heard in radio and television commercials for Coca-Cola and Ralph Lauren. She performs with the Gumbo Creole Players comedy troupe in Los Angeles led by Saturday Night Live legend Garrett Morris. Booker emerged as a promising composer/arranger with an original composition in the 2010 film "Blood Done Sign My Name" co-written by Booker and John Leftwich. Kenny Burrell said, “Some people got it and some people don’t and Sandra Booker has got it all!”
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