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Champian Fulton at The Jazz Corner

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Champian Fulton The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island December 20-21, 2019 By the time Christmas comes around, those old seasonal songs are worn out. They are exhausted by overexposure in elevators, shopping malls, and streamed everywhere for a whole month of every year.  In complete contrast, a breath of sharp, ...

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Raquel Cepeda at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

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Raquel Cepeda Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston Passion CD Release Concert Houston, Texas October 19, 2019 Raquel Cepeda is vivid proof that life is nothing if not a journey. Born in Venezuela, she worked in the oil industry as a geologist before leaving the corporate world behind ...

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Vel Lewis

Vel Lewis can be found listed on many popular recordings and well-known TV shows The Sopranos, Mad About You, Friends, and Wife Swap USA, all of which feature music he composed. His latest release, “Colors of Soul” is a highly charged Jazz and Soul EP that is superbly produced by Vel, combined with the Midas touch of chart-topping producer Greg Manning who added his brand of magic to the mixes. Kevin Chokan on guitars, keeping it in the pocket and soulful. Master percussionist Lenny Castro brings his signature sound to the project. “Colors of Soul” is a mixture of rhythmic songs for the Groove Jazz listener

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Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris is an improviser, coder, and composer. His live sampling debut album, Interfaces (Ravello Records) explores different ways for a computer performer to fit in a jazz trio without dominating it (like Ornette Coleman thought of the piano for forty years). Jeff is joined by free jazz legend Karl Berger (vibes, piano) and NYC dynamo Joe Hertenstein (drums, found percussion). In all his work, Jeff creates experiences that engage audiences’ minds with their surroundings. His performances, installations, lectures, and writings appear in international venues known for cutting- edge arts and deep questions in the arts

How the Other Half Swings

Read "How the Other Half Swings" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

If there has been a frequent criticism of the Genius Guide, besides the fact that it's hard to tell what the hell I'm going on about most of the time, it would be that I have largely ignored the contributions of women to Our Music. One would think, from the body of my work to this ...

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Bill Frisell Offers Special Download To Benefit Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Bill Frisell Offers Special Download To Benefit Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Worldwide release date: September 18, 2017 American guitarist, Bill Frisell, one of the most sought after voices in contemporary music is offering a special download to benefit Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund. 100% of the profits will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund which was created by Turner, as a direct response ...

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Dig a little deeper - Help save our blues, roots & jazz musicians deep in the heart of Texas

Dig a little deeper - Help save our blues, roots & jazz musicians deep in the heart of Texas

The Jazz Foundation of America's Musicians Emergency Fund stepped up big time to help jny: New Orleans musicians after Hurricane Katrina and its catastrophic flooding aftermath. And it is preparing to reach out to Texas jazz, blues and roots musicians affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Jazz Foundation will help them rebuild, repairing homes, replacing belongings and ...

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Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Kellye Gray Performs At Houston Awareness Campaign Cancer Below The Belt, September 28, 2017

Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Kellye Gray Performs At Houston Awareness Campaign Cancer Below The Belt, September 28, 2017

HOUSTON AWARENESS CAMPAIGN CANCER BELOW THE BELT FEATURES ACCLAIMED JAZZ VOCALIST KELLYE GRAY AT FUNDRAISING EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR CANCERS THAT HIT BELOW THE BELT SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 at OFF THE WALL GALLERY, HOUSTON Cancer Below The Belt is partnering with OFF THE WALL GALLERY and MEZLAN to present an intimate musical fundraiser on Thursday, ...

Five Women V – Kathleen Potton, Ariel Pocock, Christina Morrison, Michelle Bradley, Donna E. Scott, Kellye Gray

Read "Five Women V – Kathleen Potton, Ariel Pocock, Christina Morrison, Michelle Bradley, Donna E. Scott, Kellye Gray" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

There is no end to very good jazz vocals. Kathleen Potton Nero Self Produced 2017 Australian-born singer/songwriter Kathleen Potton's debut recording Nero is a sly nod in the direction of female singer/songwriters who came before. The title refers to the Laura Nyro ("Eli's Coming," Stoned Soul Picnic") and the ...

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Dwight Sills: Creating His Own Space

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After delivering three projects on other record labels, guitarist-composer-producer Dwight Sills decided it was time to start creating an outlet for himself on his fourth and most personal CD yet, Short Stories. Creating this outlet was not a new concept for the Houston, Texas resident. Most of the eight tunes on this eclectic and ...


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