iRock Jazz LIVE! with Multi Media Veteran Michael Stradford

Michael Stradford is a 20 year entertainment industry executive whose career has spanned all forms of media: Music, Radio, DVD, Film, Television and Interactive Entertainment. Most recently Michael led the Digital Production and Development team at Sony Pictures where he produced and created over 35 web series with such talent …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Music Director Ray Chew

Musical Director Ray Chew has performed at the helm of award winning musical events with the world’s most popular artists including Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Prince, Justin Beiber, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Ludacris, Barry Manilow, Queen Latifah, James Taylor, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Jennifer Hudson and Quincy Jones. Now in his second …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Web Series Producer Issa Rae

With her own unique flair and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered over 25 million views and close to 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Short Award for Best Web Show for her hit …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Piano Manufacturer, Warren Shadd

Warren Shadd is a second generation piano technician and third generation musician. He has per formed and toured worldwide in every aspect of live and recorded musc with hundreds of celebrities in the entertainment industry. On drums, at the early age of four, he played his first of many jazz …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

Ruth E. Carter is an African-American costume designer. She is best known for her work on the films Malcolm X and Amistad, for each of which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. She received a career achievement award from the American Black Film Festival in …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Poet + Writer Bassey Ikpi

Bassey Ikpi is a Nigerian born and Washington D.C. bred poet/writer who was a featured cast member of the National Touring Company of the Tony Award winning Broadway show, Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam. Not a stranger to the stage, her poetry has also opened shows by Grammy Award winning …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Celebrity Makeup Artist Vonda K. Morris

Professional celebrity makeup artist Vonda K. Morris has worked with some the most recognizable names and faces in the entertainment industry of Film, Television and Music. This veteran artist with over 25 years’ experience has worked on award winning television shows such as The Practice (ABC) and The Bernie Mac …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Trumpeter Marquis Hill

The winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition is Marquis Hill. Raised on the south side of Chicago, Mr. Hill, 27, is a veteran of that city’s jazz scene and a product of its institutions — he earned a masters degree in jazz pedagogy from DePaul University and …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Saxophonist Flow Fourlin

Florian Flow Fourlin is a saxophonist from Paris, France. Born in a musical family, Flow started playing the saxophone around age 14. He quickly managed to make a name for himself in the European musical landscape by playing and recording with world-renown artists in various genres such as John Legend, …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Singer Andy Allo

Every so often, an artist comes along that transcends the norm. An artist who is truly paving her own path with a sound and vibe that is uniquely her own and connects to fans on a deeper level. Such an artist isn’t bound by genre and is intent on creating …

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iRock Jazz LIVE! with Panist John Beasley

Grammy-nominated recording artist John Beasley’s music career spans three decades.  LA Times jazz critic Bill Kohlhaasee describes Beasley’s music and playing as “a variety of generational influences, incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal …

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