The latest edition of Jazzed and Blue: Profiles in Blues and Jazz is now available for download at Rockwired.Com and features music and an exclusive interview with celebrated Russian television personality Oleg Frish. In this opening segment, Frish discusses his forthcoming release Bring Me Sunshine, working with The Patrick Williams Big Band and plans for future recordings. The second half of this edition of Jazzed and Blue will feature music from such jazz and blues artists asDee Dee Bridgewater, Diane Schuur, Hulon, Elvin Bishop, Victor Wainwright, Le Veronneau, Kellylee Evans and Tracy Nelson. Listeners have really taken a liking to the free form segment of the show and quite honestly so have I." says Jazzed and Blue host Brian Lush. It's a real treat to end a long week with a show like this and to kick back and listen to some great music."
Oleg Frish is probably one of the most famous men in America that you've never heard of. Of the five million Russians living in the United States, Frish is one of the best known personalities and is often described as the Merv Griffin of Russian-American entertainmenta versatile and well regarded TV and radio host and a singer, tooin multiple languages. His debut CD in the United States, Bring Me Sunshine," will debut August 9th.A passionate and rabid fan of American music and the Great American songbook in particular, Oleg's wildly successful Russian-American Television Show, Time Out," was broadcast weekly on the Russian-American Television Network NTV across the U.S. and featured his celebrated interviews with many American music and celebrity icons including the late James Brown, Donna Summer, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, Nancy Wilson, B.B. King, Connie Francis and many others. At the height of its popularity, the Time Out" program reached millions of people in 19 countries across the globe and ranked as the top Russian-language entertainment show, the Entertainment Tonight" of Russian TV. In 2010 Oleg took some time off from his TV duties to record his ode to the art of timeless music, the English-language CD project, Bring Me Sunshine," debuting August 9th. In the same studios used by Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle, Frish teamed with Patrick Williams, who was also the arranger-conductor for both of Sinatra's Duets" albums, the singer's final recordings Featuring vocals by himself and the music of the A-list Hollywood musicians who form the Patrick Williams Big Band, Bring Me Sunshine" was recorded at the legendary Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood California. 20time Grammy Award winner Al Schmitt, who has engineered or produced records for Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall, Jefferson Airplane, Eddie Fisher, Glenn Yarborough, Jackson Browne and Neil Young and engineered Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company, which won eight Grammy® Awards in 2004, is the engineer on the lushly-orchestrated CD.