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ARTICLE: RADIO

George Shearing Centennial, Woodstock turns 50 and the Charlie Parker Festival

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The celebration of 1969 continued in this broadcast, which included new releases from vocalists Nicholas Bearde, The New York Voices and Quiana Lynell, pianist Alberto Pibiri & the Al Peppers, plus a special Woodstock tribute by Erik Applegate & Time Child, with birthday shout outs to Pat Metheny in the first hour, Mary Stallings (80!) and ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Honoring Aretha & Timeless Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

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This week we remember the legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in the second hour and enjoy a sampling of standards with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh plus songs by women who wrote with pianist Jimmy Rowles whose centennial is being celebrated this year.

Playlist Lynne Arriale “Woodstock" from Give Us These Days ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Rebecca Parris: 1951-2018

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You'll happen my way on some mem'rable day
And the month will be May for a while...

I was never fortunate enough to have met Rebecca Parris in person; but, I was fortunate enough to live in and be a part of the musical universe that surrounded her. That universe was created ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dolores Scozzesi: Here Comes the Sun

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Vocalist Dolores Scozzesi is a charter member of the West Coast Jazz Gangstas that also includes Mark Winkler, Jeffery Gimble, Lauren White, Cheryl Bentyne, Sara Gazarek and others too numerous to mention. This is a creative bunch who like to support their own. Scozzesi has just released her follow-up to A Special Taste (Rhombus Records, 2010), ...

Mark Winkler: The Company I Keep

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The utility of music, at its very core, is entertainment. It is not all about dissonance and consonance, tonal conflict and resolution; heart and intellect, pathos and ethos. Somewhere in everything music has to offer, there must be a smile. It is in music's smile that vocalist Mark Winkler exists. An elegant West Coast mainstay, vocalist/lyricist/composer ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Vocalist Dolores Scozzesi Debuts At New York's Metropolitan Room, Sunday, March 19th

Jazz Vocalist Dolores Scozzesi Debuts At New York's Metropolitan Room, Sunday, March 19th

jny: Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist Dolores Scozzesi finally brings her unique brand of storytelling to jny: New York City in her debut performance at The Metropolitan Room on Sunday, March 19th with one show at 7:00pm. Accompanying Ms. Scozzesi are Deanna Witkowski (piano), Daniel Foose (bass) and Alexander Kautz (drums). Tickets can be purchased here. Scozzesi was ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dolores Scozzesi: A Special Taste

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Whenever the names of legendary vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Edith Piaf are used to describe a new singer, it's clear that there's something special about that artist.

Dolores Scozzesi is one such artist, and her unique Mezzosoprano voice separates her from the plethora of female jazz vocalist dotting the landscape these ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dolores Scozzesi: A Special Taste

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Los Angeles-based vocalist Dolores Scozzesi concludes A Special Taste with the time-honored Kosma/Mercer standard, “Autumn Leaves." Her approach is one of simplicity and elegance, opening the piece with Jacques Prevert's French lyrics, an alto Edith Piaf crossed with Roberta Gambarini and accented with Daniela Schachter.

Scozzesi is accompanied to great effect by guitarist ...