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    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    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.

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    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    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!

  • 00:29

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    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

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    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!

  • 02:41

    Hybrid Jazz - with The Baltimore Jazz Music Education Project & Mycah Chevalier!

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    Whew!  Told you it was going to be busy in September and October!  With multiple guests and time changes :)  Case in point: our show for 9/25/2014!  First at bat: the respected Saxophonist/Teacher and Champion of the Baltimore Jazz Music Education Project, Greg Thompkins!  The annual fundraiser for BJMEP is coming up on October 4th - at Towson State University.  On the roster: Bari Sax Great, Claire Daly!  And Claire will join Greg on "Hybrid Jazz!"  That will be in the first hour of the show.  And we'll learn how to help this great cause - with ways for you to consider having your own organization where YOU are :)  In these days of pulling music out of our schools, we have to re-prioritize!  When you hear Greg talk about this, you'll know how important that is.  And Claire's career would be enough to discuss for THREE hours!  If you remember, she was a guest on the show over a year ago.  It will be great to welcome her back.


    Mycah Chevalier is no stranger to us, either.  Whenever she visits, our songstress/writer always has something exciting to share.  THIS time, it's her much-anticipated event at Blues Alley - on October 8th!  She will have some of the best musicians with her - in this region or any other .  And those in attendance will get to hear the songs that we have played MANY times since 2011.  Including "Back N' Forth", Mycah & Dawoud Said's take on "In a Sentimental Mood" and her duet with Kenny Wesley - the Michael Franks' song, "When I Give My Love To You."  The time always FLYS by with our Creole Gurl!  And, if she wants, we'll have fans call and say hello.  Whatever Mycah wants, Mycah gets.  LOL!


    Join us for a special Noon to Three Show on 9/25!


     

  • 00:36

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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    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

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        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

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    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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  • 00:35

    America's Classical Music Jazz

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         Join us at Blogtalkradio from 10:00 until 10:30, when I speak with Olayimika Cole.  Like so many artists Olayimika, first discovered music from her Dad playing Jazz and other music in her home in Nigeria.  Olayimika resides in Washington, D.C. now.  While living in Washington, D.C., she had the opportunity to view jazz musicians performing jazz music.  These experiences ignited her interest in music and later in composing music.  She gathered some of the finest jazz musicians in Washington, D.C. to present her compositions which resulted in the CD L’IFE.  During the program we will discuss the making of the CD and explore the music. The program Jazz Notes strives to keep jazz alive.

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