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Interview With Jazz Singer MaryLynn Gillaspie


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This episode of Backstage Jazz features an interview with MaryLynn Gillaspie, a founding member of the Grammy-nominated vocal jazz group Rare Silk.

Rare Silk started in Boulder, CO. Their first album, New Weave, flew to the top of the Billboard Jazz charts and received two Grammy nominations. MaryLynn and the group toured the world singing in the US, Europe, and Japan. MaryLynn's return to singing began about 11 years ago. She performs locally at Suter Du Bose's Caffe Sole and in Denver with different musical configurations. Her self-produced CD Starlight received solid airplay on Denver's Jazz station KUVO-FM. Gillaspie is performing a tribute to Shirley Horn on Thursday evenings (two sets per night) in September at Nocturne in Denver.

On this episode of Backstage Jazz, you'll also hear selections from Grover Washington, Jr., Curtis Mayfield, and Grant Green. The two-hour program features music from legends to the latest releases and musician interviews.

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