Content by tag "reggae"

MUSICIAN Born:

Klas Jervfors Turner

I was born and now I'm alive... I play various brass instrument with various success. “For me the longing to be able to live in harmony with family, nature, work and music has always been a soul searching quest. I still search for that state of mind and balance in life where everything is just flow. The fishermen in the film had their challenges and anxieties that came out of their way of living. Just as the fishermen I have my fair share of those thoughts from where I stand, a midlife father, working in the rat race… But, that can´t keep me of dreaming of something bigger and better

MUSICIAN Born:

John O Forseen

Born and raised in Minnesota.Went to school at the U of Minnesota,my teachers were Steven Chenette and Charles Shlueter I graduated and went directly into the Army,where I studyed with Chuck Geyer ,Mel Broiles and Carman Caruso.Spent part of my tour in Chicago with the heralded Fifth Army Band.At that time, I was studying with Chuck Geyer. Because,of that I was offered a job with the Chicago Brass Quintet.Had to leave Chicago because of Army. I went to The West Point Band in New York to finish my tour.After the Army I did pick up work in Mpls,which included jobs with The Lake Harriet Symphony, the Minnesota Opera,the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra,and Plymouth Congregational Church.Mean while on the other side of music I was working with The Sam Bivens and the New Experience,Stan Hagesacks Big Band,Irv Williams Big Band and Jim Tolcks litle Big Band. Then I moved to Florida which is the retirement destination for many great musicians.Ironiaclly they have a very good music scene here I got to play with such greats as,Al Klink,John Laporta, Leon Merian,John Lamb,Al Steward,Dick Hyman,Bob Hagart,Sheryll Mcannes,Greg Alman,Ira Sullivan,Greg Nielson,Dan Mcmillion,Kenny Drew Jr.,Chip Mcneil,Mark Gould ,Steve Gould,Gary Deary,and this list goes on and on.I left Sarasota then went on the road with Circus Gatti.The benefits on this are a very steady paycheck and getting to conduct Big bands chock full on great players.Some of the players were,Walt John,George Wirth,Med Flory, Carl Fontana,Joe Davis,ect ect.I got off the road due to health problems and came back to Florida.

MUSICIAN Born:

Van Taylor

Van Taylor has entertained all over the world at various Resorts and Embassies for over 30 years. He is a songwriter, and owner of Van Taylor Production music publishing company, and TM International an Internet music distributor company. Van is an artist developer, concert promoter and event coordinator. Van is the bandleader of the internationally known R&B/Jazz band “Taylor Made Jazz”. They have three CDs on the market produced by Van Taylor. Van also owns the group VTP, “Van Taylor Project”, a Jazz-fusion presentation— using Funk, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Blues, and Reggae. In 2008 Van Taylor and the band celebrated its 21st anniversary by donating proceeds to National inner-city youth opportunities and student against violence education

MUSICIAN Born:

Mukwuru

Mukwuru's music comes from a world of pain. When this songwriter says, 'Listen to the song I sing,' he means it. So, let the music move you and take heart. A singer/songwriter fusing jazz with many flavors . . . . This singer/songwriter crosses over many genres. It's music for the people. What you hear now is just a sampling of this singer can do. This singer/songwriter guitarist has at least 50 songs under his belt. For the Jazz purist - a concert of pure jazz. For the people who just like good music - mix it up. For the socially conscious and those who want to join the protest, 'Know What Matters' and 'Can You Imagine' gives you something to think about