Whew! What a show - that's why it's on a special day! It has to be stated that this particular edition of "Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey" was designed especially for Arnold Strickland's schedule. Arnold is a busy guitarist, composer and teacher who had a Friday that was "Do-able." So, we arranged it! THEN, I heard about the efforts by The Washington Woman in Jazz. Amy Kreisle Bormet (pianist/vocalist/composer/arranger) and company wanted to find supporters who would make sure that WWIJ was fully functional when it rolls around - and that's SOON! So, we had to place that as another priority. FINALLY, I heard about Ellen Seeling via a former guest on the show - Ellen has a rally that will be held in San Francisco that requires focus. This is a BIG effort to protest the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band - which has no female members. Ellen, Jazz Trumpet Instructor at UC Berkeley and CEO at Montclair Womens' Big Band, is spearheading the campaign and wants to spread the word. We are more than happy to do that!
You'll be fascinated by what you hear in the first hour (Amy and Ellen) - and enchanted by the music in the second. Then, Arnold drops by in hour three and it's a whole 'nother story! This is an adventurous and seasoned musician who has influences that run the gamut from Hendrix to Jazz greats and beyond. He and his band, Strick-9, have created quite the buzz with their creativity and courage in The Big Apple - and you're going to hear why :-D
Washington, San Francisco and New York - we've got Hybrid Radar from multiple cities - one of the most interesting shows that we'll ever have. Certainly, one of the most important. Join us in the Chat Room - you're bound to have company! And thank you for your support: we're 105,000 strong!