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Let's discuss the Musically Gifted child & programs: Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia of Metropolitan Atlanta will hold it's 24 Annual Two-week Summer Orchestra Academy starting next Monday, July 7 and will culminate with a Finale Concert on Friday, July 18, 6:00 PM. All activities will take place at First Congregational Church Commons, 125 Ellis Street, in downtown Atlanta, GA, 30303. David Robinson III, a 5th generation, 31-year string teacher of the DeKalb County School System, Founder and Artistic Director, established this organization specifically for students ages 7 - 18 years, to provide a needed performing arts platform specifically designed for young string musicians.
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Alycia W Robinson
Operations and Dance Director
Anthony McGill, just named Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic beginning in September 2014, held the same position with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2004. He was chosen to perform with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and Gabriela Montero at President Obama’s inauguration in January of 2009.
Performances throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South Africa in recital, chamber music and as a soloist with orchestras consistently receiving rave reviews. As an educator, McGill is on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music and Bard College Conservatory.
From Chicago, McGill attended The Curtis Institute of Music and is a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as the first Sphinx Medal of Excellence.
Justin A. Petty, born May 7, 1971 in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is the middle child of ten children. He grew up in Charlotte Amalie where he began playing music at an early age. In 1984, he joined the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra where he played the guitar pan before switching to the tenor or lead pan one year later. Following graduation from Charlotte Aamlie High School, Justin earned a Bachelor Degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music in 1993 and a Master of Science Degree in Broadcast Administration/Television Management from Boston University.
In addition to co-founding Pan Loco Steel Band with Bob Lucas, Justin also writes for and directs several larger steel orchestras in New England. These included Branches Pan Groove Steel Orchestra (under his musical direction Branches won the Panorama competition in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2002). In 1999 he helped form the Crystal Panjammers Youth Steel Band on Massachusetts’ North Shore. In 2002 he formed the Celestial Infernos Youth Steel Band of St. Cyprians Episcopal Church in Roxbury, MA.
He has given lectures on the origin and evolution of the steel pan at universities and colleges throughout the Northeast and in the US Virgin Islands. He has had the distinguished opportunity to perform with muscial guru such as Aldwyn "Lord Kitchener" Roberts on several occasions.
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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.
Carmel, IN – Emotional intelligence refers to our ability to perceive, control and evaluate our emotions. Few activities require emotional intelligence more than the performance of music. In performance, we become completely attuned to others. The more we understand our environment and the strengths of ourselves and others, the more likely we are to deliver an inspiring performance.
As a classically trained pianist, music has always been a passion for Jennifer Seaver Stokes. Though she still teaches music, she’s since incorporated coaching techniques to expand her services and inspire even more people. Today, Jennifer is the founder of Tuned In Coaching, dedicated to “connecting you with your inner genius.”
“I see myself as an inspiring performance specialist,” says Jennifer. “Most people are leading their life from a seat in the orchestra, but you are the composer and the conductor. Once you know your strengths and invest in your natural talents, you can access your inner resources for success.”
Jennifer works with her clients by focusing on “the music of their lives.” Where are they finding harmony? Dissonance? Rhythm? Melody? Where are they being their most creative? Finally, what energy are they projecting to those around them? If you can identify your strengths and master your energy, that emotional intelligence will allow you to connect with your inner genius and manifest greatness in your life.
“As a musician, I’ve had a private coach every week of my life,” says Jennifer. “My coaching comes from my experience in the music field and I’m using those skills and experiences to help even more people. I focus on their natural talents to help them understand what they bring to the table so they can get a new job or find a new relationship. It’s very fulfilling.”
We are the West,LA-based alt rocks and just plain fun band seen in secret underground concerts. The band is three people who somehow manage to sound like an entire orchestra. They play rock and alt rock, and maybe country, and maybe new age but whatever they play, they play it in storm drains and shipping containers, sheep farms and in abandoned convents and who knows where else. And everything they play is absolutely wonderful. As a plus, they sometimes play their great music at a concert series they host in the underground parking garage of an office building the Saturday before each full moon.Regardless of where they play we are joined today by John Kibler, Brett Hool, the founders of We Are the West.
Britany Brochard, beautiful voice behind the Jonny Californio Project.. BRITTNEY BOCHARD IS KNOWN IN THE LA MUSIC AND TV COMMUNITY FOR HER EXCELLENT SONG WRITING, BUT HER FANS FOR POP SONGS, VIDEOS AND HER STUNNING BEAUTY. THE WOMAN WHO MOUNTED THE STAGE THAT NIGHT AND INTRODUCED HERSELF NOT AT BRITTNEY BOUCHARD, BUT AS THE JONNY CALIFORNIA BAND, WAS NOT THERE TO DISPLAY BEAUTY – STUNNING OR OTHERWISE ; SHE WAS THERE TO BLOW US AWAY WITH UNBELIEVABLE MUSIC AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT SHE DID. I STILL CAN’T GET THE FIRST SONG OF THE SET, VOLCANO, OUT OF MY HEAD. FORTUNATELY, I DON’T HAVE TO BECAUSE I CAN STREAM IT FROM REVERBNATION, ALONG WITH THE SONGS FROM HER NEW EP, I WILL BE YOURS. AND EVEN BETTER , SHE IS HERE WITH US RIGHT NOW.
Our guest this morning is James Moseley, founder and CEO of Sun Seeker and the “Fire Blanket”.
In 1990, James was recognized by Ronald Reagan and the Young Entrepreneurs Organization as one of America’s Top 100 entrepreneurs.
After selling his insurance business, James moved on to Executive Produce his own CD with Roger Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra, which became Grammy nominated.
One of the founding members of the Crystal Cathedral Symphony Orchestra, James has performed with Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Grover Washington Jr. and performed at New York Fashion week.
In 2011, James introduced the fire blanket to SAFE and demonstrated the blanket’s inability to burn. After successfully introducing the blanket James was promoted to Marketing Director.
James founded Sun Seeker Enterprises in 2012 to pursue applications for commercial, residential and marine environments.
In addition, James is a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile, doctors that fix cleft lips and palettes on children.
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We Are the West band is three people who somehow manage to sound like an entire orchestra. They play rock and alt rock, or maybe country,or maybe new age but whatever they play, it is absolutely wonderful. And they play it in storm drains and shipping containers, sheep farms and in abandoned convents and who knows where else. Plus they sometimes play their great music at a concert series they host in the underground parking garage of an office building the Saturday before each full moon. .Regardless of where they play, I love it and we we are joined today by John Kibler and Brett Hool, the founders of We Are the West.
Britany Bouchard is known in the L.A. music and TV community for excellent songwriting. But her fans know her for pop songs, videos, and stunning beauty. However, in some circles, including many clubs these days, she is known as the Jonny California Project, a band that does great rock thta is unique and addictive. The music isn't out there yet - none of Jonny California's songs have been relased, but we have one we can play for you today,and we have the woman herself, Brittney Bouchard to tell us all about it.
Erich from the The Uptown Band returns to talk about their sophomore album Heart, Soul, Body, & Mind featuring Will Lee, bassist from The Late Show with David Letterman’s CBS Orchestra, trumpet great and founding member of Tower of Power and East Bay Soul, Greg Adams, percussionist Doc Gibbs from The Emeril Live Show on the Food Network, drummer Curtis Harmon of Pieces of a Dream, and the CD’s Producer, bassist Bennie Sims of The Three Degrees.
Carolyn Yeager looks at two outstanding Germans named Manfred Roeder: one a military judge who prosecuted some of the most damaging wartime traitors against the Third Reich; the other who served as a teenager during the war and later became the post-war federal republic's "most dangerous and notorious critic." The second Roeder died recently without much fanfare.
Also, the truth about the false story of one of the most famous massacres of WWI - claiming to be a German atrocity against Belgians - is uncovered by a German historian.
My Guest will be Billboard Ranked Jazz Musician Marcus Johnson & Radio & Media Personality Courtney Hicks. They will be joining me on the show to talk about the up coming FloFest 2014 takining place in Washington ,DC on Labor Day.
FLOFEST DC (Labor Day Sept. 1st 2014) is a Music, Wine and Literary Festival hosted by Courtney Hicks featuring live performances by Jazz Great Marcus Johnson, The Rudy Gonzalez Latin Band, Soulful Rock Songstress Beverly McClellan, Brazilian sensation The Donvonte McCoy Latin Jazz Orchestra and much more. FLOFest DC will offer a cultural lifestyle experience of delicious Wines, International Foods, and an Author’s Pavilion. Enjoy wine pairing & chef demos plus tastings. Bring your blankets & lawn chairs for a Labor Day celebration you won't forget! WWW.FLOFESTDC.COM.
Salmon Cupid, born in the Caribbean Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T also affectionately referred to as Trinbago), fell in love with and learned to play the steelpan there. He began formally playing with St. Augustine Senior Comprehensive School where he led the band in several music festivals and competitions. Under his captaincy, St. Augustine won the Panorama competition and walked away with first place at the Steelpan Music Festival. He also made several international tours with the school to Europe. His experience on these tours confirmed that his idea of the electronic steelpan was crucial to the progress of steelpan.
In 1994, Salmon was selected by Pan Trinbago to be the Steelpan Cultural Ambassador as part of the demand by schools internationally to teach and expose the steelpan in Canada. He accepted that opportunity to expand his horizons. It led to his decision to relocate to Canada where he currently resides.
In 2000, he boldly entered a steelband in the Kiwanis Music Festival in Toronto. For the next 6 years the band consistently won the competition. Also in 2000, with the support of the students, parents, teachers, and community at large, he founded an alumni band, the Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra (TASSO).
The steelpan is an acoustic musical instrument indigenous to T&T. In honor to the pioneers who originated and developed the instrument and art form, he strived to remain mindful and respectful of the pioneers. To get a better sense of the instrument, click on this link.
To view a video of the debut of Salmon's invention, the e-pan, in concert, click here.