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Christian Scott: I’m a Free Agent

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Originally, the term “stretch music” was used to describe the powerful way in which trumpeter Christian Scott elongated the boundaries of music by fusing elements of jazz with various other musical genres.  Today,...

Sabrena Kelly-Lewis: The Legacy of My Father Jim Kelly

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Some people have argued that we now live in a society where everyone wants to be a star. 15 minutes of fame is all that is needed so that, if only for a moment, the world will know their names. For these people, m...

Lil John Roberts: The Space Between The Heartbeat

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To say that John “Lil John” Roberts is a hot commodity in the R&B and jazz drumming world, is like saying that water is wet.  Roberts has backed up an eclectic range of artists, but now, it’s his turn to shine...

The Curious Case of Sonny Rollins

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In a space defined by its progressive thought and forward-thinking, Sonny Rollins maintains his place as one of jazz's most eccentric personalities. And as such, it affects the way in which we examine his life. Fo...

Gerald Albright: Making a Slam Dunk in Jazz

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Very few artists can be proficient behind the scenes as a studio musician, and then break out with a successful career as a solo artist.  Gerald Albright is one such artist.  He has worked with musicians across th...

Michael Ghegan: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour

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Saxophonist, keyboardist and super producer Michael Ghegan’s discography reads like an artist’s dream book. His on screen collaborations with music icons Aerosmith, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Michael Bolton, a...

Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute: Bridging a Gap for Young Musicians

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The Ravinia Festival is North America’s longest running outdoor festival in Chicago.  The quality of music from Ravinia over the years has featured some of the greatest musicians known to man.  From this festival ...

Monty Alexander: From Kingston to Harlem

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Legendary jazz pianist Monty Alexander's latest release, “Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2” has gained a lot of attention and critical acclaim. When iRockJazz spoke with Alexander about his latest project, he descri...

Maxx Myrick: The Digital Radio Architect

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Where there is music, there is Maxx Myrick. From music, broadcasting, radio, entertainment, recording, blogging, teaching, television, Social Networking, Public Speaking, Event Planning, Digital Media, Sound, and ...

Kemba A. Cofield: The Ms. Education of Jazz

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Originally from Frankfort, KY, Kemba A. Cofield relies on her spiritual roots singing in the church choir and spiritual guidance to keep her routed on her musical path as a jazz vocalist.  Influenced by legendary ...

Somi: I Represent New African Jazz

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The daughter of African immigrants, jazz artist Somi is captivating audiences with her New African sound. A recipient of the TEDGlobal Scholarship, she began playing cello at a young age and allowed that instrumen...

Cyrille Aimee: It’s A Good Day For French Gypsy Jazz

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French native Cyrille Aimee has been impressing American audiences with her amazing vocal talents for a few years. The sultry songstress has traveled the world captivating audiences with a unique blend of Dominica...

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