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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

George Freeman CD Release And Listening Party At Chicago's Lange's On April 26th at 6:00pm

George Freeman CD Release And Listening Party At Chicago's Lange's On April 26th at 6:00pm

From SOUTHPORT RECORDS
Radio Sponsor WDCB 90.9 FM FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2019 from 6 to 9 PM
CD Release and Listening Party at Lange's!
GEORGE THE BOMB!
"Meet and Greet"
George Freeman will be on hand at the bar to sign CDs!
Live Music from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer Carolyn Fitzhugh Demonstrates Vocal & Compositional Chops On 'Living In Peace,' Set For March 15 Release By IYOUWE Records

Singer Carolyn Fitzhugh Demonstrates Vocal & Compositional Chops On 'Living In Peace,' Set For March 15 Release By IYOUWE Records

Carolyn Fitzhugh’s soul-infused jazz vocals attain new heights with her March 15 release of Living in Peace, for Lenny White’s IYOUWE Records. Fitzhugh’s second album also finds the Chicago native in esteemed company. Produced by Grammy nominee Mark Ruffin and given lush arrangements by state-of-the-art pianist and composer Amina Figarova, the recording features Figarova’s working band—a ...

Carolyn Fitzhugh

Chicago native Carolyn Fitzhugh affectionately named “Songbird” by her adoring fans is a timeless song stylist who possesses the grace, elegance, and improvisational skills of the legends of yesteryear while capturing the attention and affection of all ages. Carolyn’s childhood home was filled with the music of a diverse assortment of music greats from Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald to Morgana King and Sarah Vaughn to Minnie Ripperton, Ray Charles and Earth, Wind & Fire! Carolyn began taking classical piano lessons at age 5 and soon after she started making up melodies on the piano, as she adds “my early days of composition.” It was now she felt the emotion to sing and play and soon after what would become a 3-octave voice was born, and the fire to sing, play the piano and entertain was lit never to extinguished! As Carolyn further reminiscences “In my teens, I fell in love with jazz piano and the captivating technique of the likes of Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Chick Corea, and McCoy Tyner quickly became my favorites.” In addition to those masters Carmen McRae, Shirley Horn, Joe Williams and Stevie Wonder are also influences on Carolyn and are collectively reflective in her writing and singing! With influences like these genius’ and her desire to shape her own sound Carolyn has become an innovative composer as her 5 exceptional compositions on her debut CD demonstrate

MUSICIAN Born:

Linda Solotaire

Linda Solotaire is a jazz vocalist and the leader of the Linda Solotaire Quartet. She also performs repertoire with her musical partner, arranger/guitarist & bassist Stu Greenspan, a jazz duo with Saalik Ziyad and more.. Linda is classically trained in music and theatre, and began her career as an actress in the late 1970s. As a solo jazz vocalist, she is most deeply influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Sheila Jordan, and Judy Garland. While the Great American Songbook is at the heart of her repertoire, she strives to infuse her sets with more obscure, contemporary and original songs. Linda is a vocalist, band leader, curator, and teacher

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Angel Bat Dawid: Lightning In A Bottle

Read "Angel Bat Dawid: Lightning In A Bottle" reviewed by Kevin Press

Angel Bat Dawid's new album The Oracle is a thing of unique beauty. Lightning in a bottle. What began as a collection of tunes recorded so that her band members who don't read sheet music could learn the new material turns out to be an inspired collection of afro-centric love and happiness.

The jny: ...

John Avila

Graduate of Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University. Worked at Carl Fischer of Chicago/Gamble Music Company. Co-owner of Valiant Music Supply, Inc. John Avila plays great music, keeps the volume appropriate, is reliable, and looks sharp. As a professional, conservatory trained musician, I will do everything necessary to make your musical entertainment experience enjoyable, easy, and carefree. I can vary the amount of performers according to your taste, budget, and space requirements. The John Avila Trio features guitar/vocal, bass, and drums. We play classic Jazz, Jazz/Rock, Blues, and more

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (2CD/Blu Ray)

Read "Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (2CD/Blu Ray)" reviewed by John Kelman

Steven Wilson
Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Eagle Records
2018

In a career now early in its fourth decade, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson has bucked almost every trend in the new millennium music industry. After spending over twenty years as the driving force behind Porcupine Tree, he made ...

Meet Jeff Evans

Read "Meet Jeff Evans" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Our first Super Fan of 2019 is such a jazz head that he and his wife of 42 years got engaged at a jazz club. These days, Jeff frequently can be seen in the New York clubs indulging several of his passions at once. Living in a city he describes as “richly blessed" with venues, he ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Bobby Broom: Classic Compositions from Yesterday to Today

Read "Bobby Broom: Classic Compositions from Yesterday to Today" reviewed by Corey Hall

What would your sensibilities say if an established jazz guitarist, supported by organ and drums, reinterpreted Seals and Crofts' “Summer Breeze," the Beatles' “Come Together," and Steely Dan's “Do It Again"?

Perhaps you have heard this guitarist before with Sonny Rollins or Stanley Turrentine; maybe you heard the album where his guitar-acoustic bass-drums trio ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Samuel Mösching

Samuel Mösching is a professional guitarist, composer and bandleader who has headlined performances internationally, including in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, England and Argentina, being accompanied by illustrious artists like John Stowell, Mars Williams, Rusty Jones, Gerry Hemingway, Maggie Brown, Vincent Davis, Jimmy Bennington, Reuben Gingrich, Jim Baker, Zeshan B & The Transistors, Jonas Tauber, Lola Regenthal and Cormac McCarthy. The long list of venues and festivals include the Blue Note and the Lincoln Center in NYC, Ravinia, The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Hyde Park Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Constellation, Bonnaroo Festival, Late Night with Stephen Colbert at the Ed Sullivan Theater, and Cliff Bells in Detroit. As a composer, he has written hundreds of pieces mostly in jazz and modern classical context