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Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan and raised in Romulus, Michigan, Barbara Morrison recorded her first appearance for radio in Detroit at the age of 10. Well known in the Los Angeles area for her duo and trio dates Ms. Morrison also tours extensively, blazing a trail as a Jazz and Blues legend in her own right across the Continental United States, Western Europe the Far East and "Down Under," wowing audiences with her band.

Fresh off a 33 US City tour, co-headlining in an all-star tribute to legendary composer Harold Arlen (most recognizable for his genius behind the music for the classic film, The Wizard of Oz), Barbara now celebrates her 30th year in the music industry

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Article: Profile

Lilian Terry: Forever Sisters Of The Soul - Renaissance Jazzwomen

Read "Lilian Terry: Forever Sisters Of The Soul - Renaissance Jazzwomen" reviewed by Kerilie McDowall


I was warmly accepted by a giant such as Duke Ellington during his last seven years. He chose to be my friend, demanding my annual presence during his concert tours in Europe as his “good luck charm," and as his sounding board for all the phrases he would dictate to me, to be used later in ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts Plus Oscar Winning Songs Written By Women

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts Plus Oscar Winning Songs Written By Women" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Sean Nelson's New London Big Band, violinist Leonor Falcón, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra and vocalists Jesse Palter, Jeanie Perkins, Sally Terrell, with birthday shoutouts to bassists Carol Kaye and Mimi Jones, pianists Renee Rosnes, Jessica Williams and Hiromi plus vocalists Sarah Vaughan and Virginia Schenck, among others, with a set ...

News: Obituary

Barbara Morrison: 1949-2022

Barbara Morrison: 1949-2022

Barbara Morrison, a soul-jazz singer whose artful vocal control and powerful delivery stunned club audiences and should have made her a household name, died on March 16. She was 72. Born in 1949, Morrison didn't start recording until the early 1970s. By then, a career in jazz and the blues had become a struggle for singers ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Ella Fitzgerald

Read "New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Ella Fitzgerald" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features new releases from saxophonist Berta Moreno, bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb, guitarist George Gilliam and pianist/vocalist Lauren Lee with birthday shoutouts to Ella Fitzgerald, Roxy Coss, Charles Mingus, Alan Broadbent, Lara Downes and Kendra Shank, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of ...

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Article: Album Review

Kenny Burrell: Unlimited 1, Live at Catalina's

Read "Unlimited 1, Live at Catalina's" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Guitarist Kenny Burrell, who isn't generally known for hanging out with big bands, now has one of his own: the Los Angeles-based Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, for which he serves as music director on its debut album, Unlimited 1, Live at Catalina's. While the ensemble is splendid, individually and collectively, there's no doubt that Burrell is the ...

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News: Event

A Decade Of Rock And Roll Photo Exhibit And All Star Pro Jam August 21

A Decade Of Rock And Roll  Photo Exhibit And All Star Pro Jam  August 21

House band featuring Tyra Juliette, Paul Ill, Tony Moore, Doug Webb, Haakon Graf, Ricky Zaharaides Confirmed Performances: Arturo Sandoval, Divinity Roxx, Mellow Man Ace, John Beasley, Keith England, Nick Smith, Ronald Bruner Sr, Tony Moore, Barbara Morrison, Jamie Hodes & Deep Pink, Rebel House Radio, Doug Webb, Haakon Graf, Clayton Cameron, Paul Ill, Herman Jackson, Hans ...

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Article: Album Review

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: The L.A. Treasures Project

Read "The L.A. Treasures Project" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


The exciting opener of this CD--the high-swinging welcome of “I Love Being Here with You"--foreshadows the next 64 minutes of tight, crackling arrangements that are impeccably rendered and full of joy. The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, (CHJO) founded in 1985, has always been known for its full-hearted, world-class playing. The “L.A Treasures" of this title refers to ...

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Article: Album Review

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: The L.A. Treasures Project:Live at Alvas Showroom

Read "The L.A. Treasures Project:Live at Alvas Showroom" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The “L.A. Treasures" heralded herein are singers Ernie Andrews (eighty-six years young when the album was recorded in September 2013) and Barbara Morrison (a relative novice at sixty-one). The idea to record sprang from rehearsals earlier that year by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra in which Andrews and Morrison were invited to sit in. Afterward, co-leader John ...

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Article: Album Review

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: The L.A. Treasures Project

Read "The L.A. Treasures Project" reviewed by Edward Blanco


For nearly thirty-years now the Grammy-nominated Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (CHJO) has been easily recognizable as one of the best big bands in the business. Led by bassist John Clayton, saxophonist and brother Jeff Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, the group embarked on a mission to document their various rehearsals with West Coast vocal legends Ernie Andrews ...


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