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Judi Silvano is a singer, composer and artist. To date Judi has released 10 recordings in the jazz and healing meditation genres. Judi has been named Top 10 Vocalist four times in Downbeat Magazine, Best Jazz Singer in the Hudson Valley and has contributed articles to All About Jazz & Jazz Improv Magazine. Judi also paints in watercolor, pastel and oil, drawing inspiration from the beauty of the Hudson Valley were she resides. For more about Judi visit: www.judisilvano.com
DON'T JUDGE ME, BUT LOVE Me. now it’s time to share me with the world.” Quick Facts
Quintetta Samone Ausha Thompson aka “Queen” (born March 2, 1990) is a diversified American Songwriter, Vocalist, and Dancer. Thompson was born in Vidalia, Georgia. Vidalia is a city located primarily in Toombs County, about 172 miles southeast to Atlanta Georgia. Born to Anthony Thompson (Father), and Janet Daniel (Mother) Queen is the second oldest of six siblings; Brother: Johnathan Bell (25), Sister: Yasha Thompson (22), Brother: Anthony Thompson (14), Brother: Alexander Thompson (6), Brother: Gabriel Thompson. (10), and adopted Sister Kadessha Thompson (3).
Early Life and Heritage?Queen grow up in a single parent home from five years of age with her mother who previously worked in nursing; but is now a social worker, and an involved father who worked as a sensei and security officer. While growing up Queen’s grandmother Rosa Hogans would aid in her rearing to sing in Church, and be involved in the Summersett family tradition. The Summersett family is from Queen’s mother maiden family. Queen would be influenced by watching the Summersett family members perform and showcase their talents.
Royalty would be the true beginning of Queen’s music career. She would connect with her best friend Keaundra to write the hit song “Confessions of a Broken Heart”. A reunion with James Faison also occurred, and after rehearsing several songs they would record songs with Luther Wardlaw from the gospel group the Wardlaw Brothers. After taking notice of the talented group James sister Fern Johnson decided to manage the group under the name Royalty. The group immediately moved to Atlanta, GA to perform at the open mic Apache and Shed a
Join us as our host interviews:Vocalist L. Young!
Born and raised in Louisville, Ky., L. Young has a sound so smooth it could pour from a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon. He was groomed for music in the church and by the time he was 5 yrs old was already singing in the adult choir. At the age of thirteen he had established himself as an actor and began working professionally in regional theaters across the Tri-State area such as the world renowed Act...or’s Theartre of Louisville. Before he graduated from the prestigious Youth Performing Arts High School in Louisville, he had already taveled to Brussells, Belgium. London, the Bahamas, Hawaii, as well as the continental U.S., as a performer.
L has released three albums to date, 2004's “'They Just Don't Know”, 2008's “The 12th Letter”, and has just released the third, “Love Is A Verb”, in early 2012. He now resides in Los Angeles where he has graced the stage and studio with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, R. Kelly, En Vogue, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton, Gladys Knight, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Teena Marie, Stanley Clarke and Jermaine Jackson just to name a few.
Some of his writing credits include the top 5 single and title track off Jessy J's #1 Billboard debut Album Hot Sauce released Sept. 2011, writing and production on KeKe Wyatt's 2010 release Who Knew, and her 2011 release Unbelievable, production of Babygirl (Terrys Theme) for B2K on the 2002 Barbershop Soundtrack, and writing and producing Nicole Sherzinger from the platinum selling recording group The cat Dolls. L. also has songs on multiple platinum selling soundtracks.
“My aim and purpose musically is to remind people how to love.” – L. Young
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Encore: an extra piece of music performed in response to a request from the audience; something that follows a success -- Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary
Due to overwhelming demand, Trading Fours with Drs. Modeste & Wes is now featuring “Encores” -- some of our most talked about shows, offered for your enjoyment and with an associated blog space for your comments.
Enjoy this week’s Encore for Vocalist Rhonda Benin and leave your comments about the show by joining the Tradings4s blog space.
October 15 - Jazz Vocalist/composer/actress/painter - Carmen Lundy
With a career spanning three decades, internationally acclaimed songstress, Carmen Lundy, older sister of bassist, Curtis Lundy, has affectionately been compared to Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzerald, and Sarah Vaughn. A woman of many hats, Ms. Lundy has composed and published over forty songs. She is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation. As a painter, Lundy's oil on canvas paintings have been exhibited in New York at The Jazz Gallery (Soho) and The Jazz Bakery, and in Los Angeles at the Madrid Theater. Her art also appears in the booklets that accompany her CDs
Carmen has just released her 14th album, "Soul to Soul". Almost two years in the making, Soul to Soul consists of new original songs by Lundy, and a few very special collaborations. The album features legendary artists - specialists on their respective instruments - including Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Ada Rovatti, Warren Wolf, Bennie Maupin, harpist Carol Robbins, and Simphiwe Dana, a stunning South African vocalist and composer, among others.
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview International Award-Winning French Jazz Vocalist Cyrille Aimee. She will discuss how she started as a Jazz vocalist, and the upcoming event in Pittsburgh on September 6th at 6:30 PM.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the award-winning, internationally recognized jazz vocalist and recording artist Cyrille Aimée will be the featured performer during the Cultural Trust’s Gala on Saturday, September 6, 2014, performance being held at the O’Reilly Theater located in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Ms. Aimée was born in Fontainebleau, France where she discovered a love of the gypsy’s language and music at an early age and comments, “I was hypnotized by this music which made me want to tap my feet. Swinging music makes me so happy. ” Ms. Aimée studied music at the American School of Modern Music in Paris and SUNY Purchase, New York. “The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is honored that Ms. Aimée will be performing at our annual gala event. Ms. Aimée’s performance will be a highlight of the evening and we look forward to hosting this outstanding and accomplished jazz vocalist as our special guest,” comments J. Kevin McMahon, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
APRIL’s “Authors & Artists” MONTH is going to be a power-packed month!
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., learn about indie recording vocalist, Sulena Olivia, as she shares about her work, and her newest endeavor, 3-D Vocalist: Divine. Discipline. Dynamic. Vocalist. Labeled often as a “true worshiper”, Sulena consistently leads audiences into the presence of God. Sulena currently focuses on educating others in vocal excellence through her personally designed 3D Vocalist (TM) Program and basic piano (for minors/children). “Can anything good come out of Nazareth [Havre de Grace]?” The answer is yes and something great has come! Experience the soulful sound of Spirit, Truth, and Worship through the musical sounds of Sulena Olivia!
Eugenie is an award-winning jazz vocalist. Her debut CD, Black Lace Blue Tears, received the honor of being favorably reviewed in Down Beat magazine, was nominated for the NPR Top CD Release and Best Vocal release and was awarded Earshot Jazz NW Recording of the Year.
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Flutist, vocalist, and songwriter, Ragan Whiteside is taking the Contemporary Jazz world by storm. With her unique style and soulful vibe, this triple threat is bringing the flute back into mainstream focus.
2014 has been an exciting year for Ragan, having won Flutist of the Year in the Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Awards, and looking forward to the highly anticipated release of her 3rd studio album, Quantum Drive. This album pushes the boundaries of Contemporary/Urban Jazz and R&B even further and features collaborations with Bob Baldwin, Frank McComb, Althea Rene, and Patrice Rushen.
Bob Baldwin describes Ragan by saying, “She not only has THE silkiest and sweetest flute tone in the business, but her tenacity and desire to be recognized in Urban, New-Soul AND smooth jazz genres makes her a musical force to be reckoned with!! Mark my words!”
Host Cyrus Webb talks with vocalist Ebony Ann Blaze on Conversations LIVE about her love of music and what it's been like to see the response to her single CHICAGO BLUE.
Wash. DC based jazz vocalist LOIDE (pronounced "Loy-deh") has roots in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau though born in France and raised in California. Serving up a mix of contemporary jazz and warm afro-lusophone rhythms, Loide's music is reflective of her own eclectic roots. An immigration attorney by day, she has spent the last 9 years honing her musical craft in some of the nation's hippest speakeasies and jazz clubs by night.
Loide serves up straight ahead jazz coated with lush bossa rhythms - an exquisite blend reflective of her own eclectic roots. She cites Sarah Vaughn, Cesaria Evora and Miriam Makeba as some of her greatest musical influences, but it is her Guinea Bissau and Mozambican heritage that has provided her with a fresh musical perspective, a unique sound, and her native tongue, Portuguese.
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