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Brenda Russell: Culture Shock + Against The Law Video

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Brenda Russell has a timeless style that has kept her in demand for nearly thirty-five years. This singer is also a prolific songwriter and her lyrics have transcended several genres of music. Her songs have been ...

Cava Menzies: My Legacy and Family History with Jazz

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Found deep in the DNA of Cava Menzies is a long line of musical talents. Her grandmother was a dancer at the legendary Cotton Club, and her father, Eddie Henderson, was a jazz trumpeter and member of the Herbie Ha...

Nick Phillips: Music Moment to Moment

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Calming, gentle, tranquil, and relaxing, are a few words that describe the sound of the soon to be released album titled “Moment to Moment” by Nick Phillips and Cava Menzies. The musical creativity that resonates the ...

Michael League: The Rise of Snarky Puppy

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“Snarky Puppy” is a pretty hard name to forget. But it was not too long ago that the mysterious title of the Brooklyn-based band was only being thrown around amongst its fervent cult following. That all changed in...

Jon B.: The Prototype for Soulful Crooners

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Unless you were living under a rock this past November, surely you heard the buzz surrounding the “Blue Eyed Soul” segment of the Soul Train Awards Show that featured legends such as Bobby Caldwell, Vanilla Ice, Dav...

Randy Weston: The Rhythmic Heritage of Africa

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After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world's foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary. Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritag...

James Lloyd: From Pieces of a Dream to Reality

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Curtis Harmon and James Lloyd James Lloyd began taking piano lessons at age 6.  Being classically trained, he was first introduced to jazz at age 12. When James is not on the road playing music, he's in his home st...

Kris Bowers: The Generational Theory in Music

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Pianist Kris Bowers is one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz landscape. Schooled in jazz and classical music, raised amid the rap and hip-hop of the 1990s, inspired by the cinematic power of the great...

China Moses: Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington Inspired Me

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China Moses, daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and Director Gilbert Moses, has been entrenched in music and theatre since she was a child. Moses released her first single Time at the age of 15, along with her first ...

Nik West: I’m Nobody’s Conformist

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Make no mistake about it:  Bass goddess Nik West is nobody’s conformist, a fact made abundantly clear for anyone who’s ever seen the video to her blazing, bodacious and accidental cover of AC/DC’s iconic “Back In Bl...

Sonny Rollins: My Life + Story

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Sonny Rollins is a jazz icon. He has played saxophone with Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, and more — and performed as leader of his own band on numerous influential recordings. In this re...

Jessy J: Second Chances and New Beginnings

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Jessy J is a Latina saxophone player who broke onto the scene in 2008 with her chart-topping debut album Tequila Moon, which combined influences of jazz as well as Latin rhythms. Jessy earned the Radio & Recor...

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