Content by tag "Soul"

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Kira Martini

In few year, the Copenhagen-based vocalist & songwriter, Kira Martini, has become a strong and wellknown character on the danish jazzscene. With her positive energi and frank ways; her warm, true voice; and a broad repertoire of different styles, she is unlike any other singer on the scene. "It can not be said more simple and truthfully, than this: The danish singer, Kira Martini, sings in every minute, in a way that really makes you feel something!" (Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan, Sweden, dec. 2018) "Some places you feel instantly welcome. A special feeling of being seen, heard, understood and appreciated, and you never wish to end your stay

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Statik Link

Hailing from the Midwest, Statik Link, crashed onto the scene in 2014 creating his own lane for his unique sound. A live instrumentalist and producer, Statik Link intricately blurs the line of Jazz, Funk, and Soul while remaining true to his own raw, uncut, gritty sound. Statik Link’s style has been compared to a mixture of artists such as Robert Glasper, J Dilla, Miles Davis, BadBadNotGood, and Kanye West.

Originally making his debut as an electronic dance producer, Statik Link switched to his current funk/soul/jazz based style in 2016. His music has been heard at festivals like Governors Ball in NYC, 808 Fest in Atlanta, EDC, and has been featured on Fox’s TV show So You Think You Can Dance, Sway In The Morning, Diplo and Friends, DASH Radio, Power 105 and more.

You can hear his jazzy, trap infused beats on projects from A$AP Ferg, Machine Gun Kelly, IDK, OG Maco, and more

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Scott Detweiler

Scott Detweiler is an American artist, born and raised in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Over the course of his 30 (thirty) year career, his catalog of albums has chronicled his evolution into a highly unique composer/performer, blending the styles of funk, jazz, blues, gospel & soul. His lyrics tell imaginatively woven stories that follow in the grand tradition of southern writers and classic lyricists. He is a true son of the rich musical climate and one-of-a-kind culture that is the Crescent City. It is these influences that are in the soul of his creations and evident in his live performances, whether solo, in chamber group or backed by his New Orleans Jazz Funksemble. Detweiler is a charismatic entertainer with a unique ability to touch his audience, whether it be in the intimate setting of a small jazz club, through the lens of a camera or on the concert stage of an arena

496 West

Since debuting in 2008, the band "496 West" has opened for a number of unforgettable and inspirational artists including: the legendary Kirk Whalum, soulful balladeer Phil Perry, jazz stalwarts Nick Colionne, Grammy- nominated Gerald Albright, saxman Euge Groove, smooth jazz guitarist Tim Bowman and international Grammy- nominated keyboardist, Bob Baldwin, the electrifying saxophonist Eric Darius and jazz guitarist/entertainer Nick Colionne. On Valentine's Day they had a ball opening for Larry Braggs, former lead vocalist for Tower of Power. Performing their own brand of contemporary smooth jazz, R&B, soul, a sprinkling of the blues and of course, gospel jazz, 496 West provides instrumental performances with a variety of combo’s including–music for relaxing, music for listening, and party music–from slow to jam.

The Spice Cabinet

Named Editor's Choice for Best Local Band of 2016 from City Weekend, The Spice Cabinet, led by frontman keyboardist Terry Hsieh, is the instrumental jazz machine that slices, dices every pop number into the frenzy of a pop modern dance beat of wonder. It's pop according to jazz, sprinkled with funk, hip-hop, bebop and rock.

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Clarence H Ward III

Clarence H. Ward III is an American saxophonist and Trumpeter. Clarence began studying flute than saxophone at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School the age of 15 under the guidance of one of Baltimore's greatest educators and trombonist Charles Funn. Under Charles Funn tutelage Clarence Ward III won best soloist awards at 3 jazz festivals throughout his time in high school as well as received a music scholarship to University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After a couple years of college Clarence decided to join the ARMY as a full time saxophonist. Since leaving the army in 2001 Clarence has been a freelance Reedman and Trumpeter

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Laurent Doumont

LAURENT DOUMONT is a saxophone player, singer-songwriter from Brussels, mainly in the Soul Jazz idiom. He was part of Daniel Romeo’s band from 1999 to 2008. He also played for the entertaining show “Improsessions”. He is now co-directing and playing with bluesman Marc Lelangue in « The Heavy Muffulettas », a New Orleans rhythm’s blues band. As a free lance musician, he had the opportunity to play with artists such as Fred Wesley, Boney M, George Mc Crae, Percy Sledge and, on a very special evening, with James Brown. But the most important part of his work has been and is made as a band leader

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Randall "Big Daddy" Webster

Randall "Big Daddy" Webster's Bluesography Growing up in Wheaton, Illinois (also home to Jim and John Belushi), he snuck into the Windy City’s most notorious Blues clubs. They soaked in the music of Muddy Waters, Otis Span, Junior Wells, Big Joe Turner, and other Blues legends holding school on stage. Webster would often jump the “L” (elevated train) to Maxwell Street where itinerant Bluesmen plied their trade on the corner. Webster’s first guitar, a Harmony Stratatone, came from Duke’s pawnshop north of the old market. He scavenged record bins for vintage vinyl from his new Blues heroes

Bill McBirnie

Bill McBirnie is a jazz and Latin flute specialist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has studied with renowned American flutist, Samuel Baron, distinguished Canadian flutist and composer, Robert Aitken, as well as Cuban charanga legend, Richard Egues. Bill has also been solicited by no less than Sir James Galway to serve as his resident Jazz Flute Specialist at Sir James' official web site. Bill is well known for his outstanding technique. However, he is also recognized as an exceptional improviser (notably in the bebop, swing and Latin idioms) as demonstrated by his recordings as a sideman with Junior Mance, Irakere, Memo Acevedo and Emile-Claire Barlow

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Mike Shapiro

Mike began studying with Charles Perry at 8 years old. Through the years he studied with various musicians including David Garibaldi, Michael Carvin, Saul Goodman, Roland Kohloff, Morris Lang and Buster Bailey. Mike has a degree from The Juilliard School. Some of the artists he has worked with include: 50 Shades The Musical, Todd Rundgren, Marcellus Hall, Forever Dusty The Musical, John Hall, Richard Julian, Genya Raven, Dakota Staton, Evidence, Wynton Marsalis, Zubin Mehta and Pierre Boulez. He has played venues from C.B.G.B.'S to Carnegie Hall in the U.S. and Europe. Mike uses Vic Firth Drum sticks.