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Content by tag "Belinda Ware"

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Ronnie Laws: Finding His New Groove

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Ronnie Laws is a passionate musician who finds joy in discovering new music in moments of reflection or jamming with his peers. When it comes to creating new music, he makes it a point to test new ideas exploring dimensions of fusing jazz with modern R&B while staying true to his signature sound.

Laws' ...

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Thelma Houston at the Catalina Jazz Club

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Thelma Houston and Taalam Acey
Catalina Jazz Club
Los Angeles, CA
April 29, 2016

It was a beautiful starry night. The weather was just right. Perfect for a stroll down Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. I took a short cut walking from the Walk of Fame ...

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Lee Ritenour: Behind a "Twist of Rit"

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Lee Ritenour is a musical talent who approaches jazz as an artist does a canvas. He takes time to explore colorful arrangements within each song he records mixing various degrees of fusion, rock, blues, and funk based on the feel of the song. Ritenour has become a master of his own style in creating music that ...

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Keb' Mo': Blues Meets Jazz in BluesAmericana

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Jazz and Blues go hand in hand like mother and daughter, father and son. Blues is often associated with a style of music imbued and cultivated within musicians born and raised in the downhome South hanging out in nightclubs on Memphis' Beale Street, New Orleans and Tupelo waiting for a spot to perform.

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Cyrille Aimee: It's a Good Day

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In countries around the world, March is designated as Women's History Month, a time where we acknowledge women of excellence in a variety of fields of expertise. Women who create milestones and trends to awaken the consciousness of people who they inspire with the light of a new approach to something familiar. A true pioneer is ...

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Boney James: The Beat Goes On

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Saxophonist Boney James is a prolific musician and songwriter gifted with an ear for creating music inspired by artistic expressionism. As an architect of original songs, James is an intellectual man of modest demeanor who has established himself as a musical pioneer in his intuitive discovery of the formula for longevity in his mellifluous career spanning ...

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Stacey Kent: Songs in the Key of Love and Life

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Stacey Kent is a unique talent in the world of jazz with the ability to illuminate a stage through her enthusiasm and artistic zest for performance. As an international jazz singer, she can be described as an insightful storyteller with the inner gift to bring to life the human experience through her music with ...

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Lili Añel: Finding Bliss by Climbing the Wall

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In defining the concept of good music, it goes without saying that it is subjective to the listener's taste both in styles and personal preferences.

When the weekend arrives, it is common to see people heading out to catch a live music show in New York, jny: Philadelphia, and other cities across America that ...

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George Benson: Finding His Groove In Inspiration

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George Benson is a quintessential master of jazz whose professional musical career continues to flourish over decades due to his charisma, wit, showmanship and a succession of multiple hit record releases that are foundational in the evolution of contemporary jazz.

As a seasoned jazz connoisseur, Benson stays in demand as a sought after performing ...

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Molly Ringwald: Redefining Her Roots In Jazz

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Molly Ringwald currently stars in the role of Anne Juergens on The Secret Life of the American Teenager on the ABC Family Channel. Her role is a nice fit for the Golden Globe -nominated actress, who became a household name as a teen film actress referred to as “your favorite teenage crush."

Her popularity attained ...


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