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Fran Snyder, Founder/Artist with Concerts in Your Home, joins Mary E., about the newest in entertainment. Imagine having highly qualified musicians performing in your home, with your circle of friends, and new friends. Social Networking with a musical vibe! Fran Snyder is a gregarious talent who has created a long, unusual career in music. He's toured a million miles, put out seven CDs, and is best known as the founder of Concerts In Your Home. This music innovator is widely regarded as the world expert on house concerts. Fran's work creates new opportunities for artists and fans to experience music the way it was intended - personally. Aside from ConcertsInYourHome, he's launched several programs like Dinner & Song, Dessert & Song, and now TenTenConcerts... all three are smaller house concert concepts that are creating hundreds of weeknight concerts for touring artists. His annual Listening Room Festival, now in it's 4th year, creates house concert tours of Florida. Snyder has written more about the topic of house concerts than anyone. This winter, he will release "House Concerts and Modern Touring for the Troubadour," a full sized book to help artists maximize their income and enjoy the experience of being on the road. More at fransnyder.com
Mary E., with partner Steve make up Champagne and LaLuna and do frequent table side concerts with ADRadio.
Jose Reyes of Jazz Con Class Radio will be interviewing author and historian Cary Ginell. They will be concentrating on all the jazz related projects Cary has been involved with and is currently working on. Cary has also written an array of jazz related books on legendary musicians and on essential jazz dicographies. Listen in and or call in, enjoy!
Cary Ginell is a veteran radio broadcaster, folklorist, and author of seven books on American music. Cary has annotated dozens of albums for labels such as Naxos, Living Era, Texas Rose, Rambler, Bear Family, Rhino, Revenant, and Origin Jazz Library. He has been honored five times by the ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) with awards for "Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research" for his books, "Milton Brown & the Founding of Western Swing" (University of Illinois Press, 1994), "Discography of Western Swing & Hot String Bands" (Greenwood Press, 2001), "Good Vibes" (Scarecrow Press, 2003) (an autobiography of jazz musician Terry Gibbs), "Old Shep: The Recordings of Red Foley" (Bear Family Records), and "Hot Jazz for Sale: Hollywood's Jazz Man Record Shop" (Lulu.com) The Gibbs biography also won the prestigious ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for music journalism in December 2004....Learn More
Alan (Giants of Jazz Radio) and Jose (Jazz Con Class Radio) are very honored to have with us jazz historian, jazz journalist and author Scott Yanow. We will cover his biography in detail and then concentrate on "West Coast Jazz." We will decipher this sub-genre of "Cool Jazz" by discussing its roots and its history. We will also touch on the 60's Jazz scene in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Join us, listen and/or call in!
Scott Yanow (Bio):
.....Jazz Journalist and historian. Since then, I have been involved in many projects. Being the Senior Editor for the 3rd edition of the All Music Guide For Jazz resulted in a countless number of my CD reviews and biographies being utilized throughout the internet including Pandora Radio. In addition to having written ten books so far (most recently The Jazz Singers) and writing for the Jazz Heritage Club, I have written several episodes for the popular jazz radio series Jim Cullum's Riverwalk - Live At The Landing.
I have written over 750 liner notes, hundreds of press biographies and press releases, and it has been said that I have reviewed more jazz recordings than anyone in history. I have contributed to virtually all of the major jazz magazines including Downbeat, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Cadence, Coda, The Mississippi Rag, Jazz Forum, Jazz News, The Jazz Report, Planet Jazz, Jazz Now and Jazz
Improv. These days I write regularly for Jazz Inside, Downbeat, Jazziz, Los Angeles Jazz Scene and The Jazz Rag.....Learn More
LEE MACK RITENOUR IS ANAMERICAN JAZZ GUITARIST SESSION MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER. RITENOUR HAS CONTRIBUTED TO OVER 3,000 SESSION, AND HAS CHARTED OVER 30 CONTEMPORARY JAZZ HITS SINCE 1976. HIS PROLIFIC CAREE INCLUDES A GRAMMY AWARD FOR THE COLLABORTIVE WORK HARLEQUIN AND 19 GRAMMY NAMINATIN .
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HOSTING TODAY TWO GREAT ARTIST - RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON- RAMSEY EMMANUEL LEWIS, JR. IS AN AMERICAN JAZZ COMPOSER, PIANIST AND RADIO PERSONALITY. RAMSEY HAS RECORDED OVER 80 ALBUMS AND RECEIVED SEVEN GOLD RECORDS & THREE GRAMMY AWARDS . NANCY ALSO, AMERICAN SINGER WITH MORE THAN 70 ALBUMS AND THREE GRAMMY AWARDS . NANCY HAS BEEN LABELED AS A BLUES, JAZZ, CABARET SINGER, CONSUMMATE ACTRESS, AND A COMPLETE ENTERTAINER.
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The Eric Essix Jazz Escape at the Renaissance Ross Bridge, is the first event of its kind in this region to be hosted by a world class golf resort and spa. It’s a weekend getaway that offers an intimate jazz concert experience in a secluded, lush woodland environment that is still only minutes from the airport, city center, shopping, attractions and great restaurants. For residents of Birmingham and surrounding areas, the Renaissance at Ross Bridge is the perfect getaway that’s not far away…making Eric’s Jazz Escape the ultimate “stay-cation”!
Lee Ritenour made quite a splash four years ago with his A Twist of Jobim CD, in which he pulled together a rotating cast of all-stars to offer a program of contemporary jazz updates of classics from the Antonio Carlos Jobim songbook. He’s used the same formula for his latest offering, A Twist of Marley.
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Chocolate 108.1/The Urban Jazz Connection - On WYDL Radio
with your host D Maurice Waddell
Chocolate 108.1/The Urban Jazz Connection (UJC) with will feature Smooth Jazz and R&B music from all over the globe as well as break new artist. The UJC will also showcase favorite and 'overlooked' Jazz and R&B tracks from projects past and present. The Urban Jazz Connection will also feature artist and interviews and give the listeners the story inside the story of Artist and their music. The UJC will also keep listeners up to date of the latest news and projects to look out for as well as where to find great shows and artist across the globe.
Boney James, is a saxophonist, songwriter and producer. In 2009 Billboard magazine named James the No. 3 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Decade. Boney James is a four-time Grammy Award nominee and a Soul Train Award winner
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