Content by tag "Jef Lee Johnson"

Lili Añel: Another Place, Another Time

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Lili Añel, one of Philadelphia's premier singer-songwriters, plays and sings with a lifetime's worth of emotion through the six songs on her 2017 EP Another Place, Another Time. Coming twenty years after her recorded debut, and her first release since 2013, Another Place plays on many of Añel's own heartstrings but also resonates with the listener's. ...


Massimiliano Milesi, Giacomo Papetti, Enrico Merlin

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Massimiliano Milesi, Giacomo Papetti
UR Records
Valutazione: * * * ½

Basta l'iniziale “Come Sunday" per capire dove il duo Massimiliano Milesi/Giacomo Papetti vada a parare. Il brano di Duke Ellington è a stento riconoscibile non grazie a stravolgimenti epocali o a chissà quali stramberie interpretative ma perché la ...


Take Five With Suzanne Cloud

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Meet Suzanne Cloud:
Jazz singer-songwriter, educator, writer, and executive director of Jazz Bridge, a nonprofit that helps professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

vocals, piano

Teachers and/or influences?
My influences were wide and varied from the Broadway singer Mary Martin to jazz icon Sarah Vaughan to songwriter ...


Reissue Of "With A Little Help From My Friends" Before The Election

Reissue Of  "With A Little Help From My Friends" Before The Election

It all started with an interview request by podcaster Jacob Haller asking Suzanne Cloud if he could talk to her about the tune “Below the Beltway” for his show “Tell Me About Your Song." It had been some time since she had heard it—she first recorded this song about money in politics in 1995—but after hearing ...


George Duke: Dream Weaver

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The end comes eventually for us all with only the time and method to be determined. Dream Weaver is an album constructed around death, loss, healing and moving on. George Duke lost his wife, Corine, in 2011 as well as guitarist Jef Lee Johnson, and vocalist Teena Marie who passed away in 2010 as she was ...

Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label

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Any fan of the great American music that is jazz is surely aware that the art form's history depended on the convergence of geography, individual talents, and inspiration. Cities such as jny: New Orleans, jny: Kansas City, jny: Chicago, and New York are synonymous with particular styles of jazz. One often overlooked city is jny: Philadelphia, ...

Ode to Jef Lee Johnson: The Promise of Lovolution

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“When the music's happening, life is happening.... Why must we only join hands after the storm?... How true are you? Nothing else even matters." --Jef Lee Johnson

Jef Lee Johnson, prolific, virtuosic, humble, was in some ways not made for this world. “I'm over the world," he sang. He was certainly made for music though.


Jef Lee Johnson: It's Been So Long Since I've Seen with My Eyes

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[ Editor's Note: This 2002 article was republished in memory of Jef Lee Johnson who died at age 54 on January 28, 2013. ]

Jef Lee Johnson is a true American original and a true American gift to the musical world. Guys like Jef are the embodiment of every reason to use the phrase, “He's ...


The 2013 Jazz Bridge Calendar: A Great Day In Philadelphia!

Author/jazz historian Nat Hentoff describes the Jazz Bridge Calendar as a treasure and collector’s item. And indeed it is. Beautifully designed by bassist/graphic artist Kathy Ridl, the brand-new 2013 edition honors saxophonists Ken Ulansey, Bobby Zankel, John Coltrane and Tim Warfield; vocalists Joanna Pascale and Ella Gahnt; bassists Jimmy Garrison and Henry Grimes; drummer Billy James; ...

Suzanne Cloud & Trio @ Phila. Center City Jazz Vespers Sunday May 20th!

Suzanne Cloud & Trio @ Phila. Center City Jazz Vespers Sunday May 20th!

Appearing at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, May 20th for their monthly jazz vespers will be singer Suzanne Cloud and her trio, featuring pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Steve Beskrone, and drummer Jim Miller. 5:00 PM, admission is free. Reception follows. Parking next to church is $7.00. For ...

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