Nancy Wilson – Singer

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In honor of today February 20, being the birthday of this great singer, I thought it fitting to share this. Hope you enjoy this – Jawanza Background and Early Career Nancy Wilson was born on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio, though she grew up not far from Columbus. She was the oldest of six […]

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Snarky Puppy- A Great Band You Should Know

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The band Snarky Puppy, with David Crosby, third from the left. Credit Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times  “I know you’re all wondering why I called you together,” David Crosby said to peals of laughter as he sat down. Mr. Crosby, the crinkly folk-rock eminence, had come to Lil’ Frankie’s in the East Village […]

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba – If you do not know of this great pianist, then you should!

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May 27, 1963… Gonzalo Julio Gonzalez Fonseca was born in post-revolutionary Havana into a musical family rich in the traditions of the country’s artistic past. During his childhood, in addition to the standard fare of elementary schools, Gonzalo absorbed the Cuban musical heritage of his nascent environment through personal contacts within his family, notably his father, pianist Guillermo […]

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Final Bar – Artist that we lost in 2015

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Ornette Coleman. Photo by Sánta István Csaba Hundreds of notable and esteemed jazz, blues and “creative music” instrumentalists, vocalists and people involved with those arts in other significant ways died in 2015. Here is a list with links to the deceased, compiled for the Jazz Journalists Association from sources including local newspapers, Deadrockstars.com, the Jazzinstitut […]

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Two upcoming engagements

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Hello Everyone, I wanted to let you know that we have two performances coming up in the tri-state area. The 1st engagement will be Wednesday December 30,2015 6-9pm at Ubon Thai Cuisine with my quartet. We will be playing some new originals as well as some favorite jazz , R&B, Pop classics.  There is no […]

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Getting Noticed in Japan

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Thanks to Fab-On, we are getting exposure in Japan. Maybe we will be touring there soon. Fab-on is a music website that introduces a variety of foreign music, from all over the world, to Japanese fans. The name “Fab-on” comes from two words; Fab (Fabulous) and on (?, music in Japanese) We would like to […]

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Legend Allan Toussaint Dies while on tour.

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R&B legend Allen Toussaint, 77, who wrote Lady Marmalade and Working In A Coal Mine, dies after performing on stage in Spain The New Orleans native was a favorite with The Rolling Stones His song Lady Marmalade was remade with Pink and Christina Aguilera Toussaint was in the middle of a series of concerts in […]

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Bud Powell – Inspired and Influenced many.

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          Pianist/composer Bud Powell influenced and inspired many of the current and past jazz pianist such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarett. All of these great artist site him as one of the greatest jazz pianist that ever lived. I thought that you should know about him. Earl “Bud” Powell […]

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New movie on the life of Miles Davis by Don Cheadle.

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Could it be that Hollywood has heard our plea to stop making so many biopics? Probably not, though Don Cheadle seems to have. The actor’s directorial debut, Miles Ahead, which he also co-wrote and stars in as Miles Davis and which closed out the New York Film Festival last weekend, is such an improvisational riff […]

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Oscar Peterson’s Night Train

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  Thought that I would share with you the album (what they were in those days) that started my interest in jazz when I was very young no more than seven or eight at the latest. My father who loved jazz brought this album home and when I heard it, I was mesmerized and asked […]

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