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New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Regina Carter, Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln and More

Read "New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Regina Carter, Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from marimbaist Jenny Klukken, Kevin Hays, Ben Street & Billy Hart, bassist Ilana Lipsztein, Cory Weeds Nightcrawlers and saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree with birthday shoutouts to Regina Carter, Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln, KJ Denhert, Kat Edmonson and Kat Gang, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Celebrating Jazz Geminis Valaida Snow and Memphis Minnie Among Others

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The first hour celebrates the birthdays of Valaida Snow, known as “Little Louis" and “Queen of the Trumpet," a nickname given to her by W.C. Handy — a virtuoso jazz entertainer who became an internationally celebrated talent. Also in the spotlight is Memphis Minnie, a blues guitarist, and songwriter married to Joe McCoy and later Ernest ...

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Betcha By Golly Wow - New Releases From Nnenna Freelon, Aubrey Logan, Rosa Passos and More

Read "Betcha By Golly Wow - New Releases From Nnenna Freelon, Aubrey Logan, Rosa Passos  and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents a boatload of new releases from vocalists Nnenna Freelon, Aubrey Logan, Dara Tucker, Rosa Passos and Jonathan Karrant, organist Kendall Carter, and the Alchemy Song Project with birthday shoutouts to pianists Brittany Anjou, Yoko Miwa, guitarist Sheryl Bailey, flutist Jan Leder, and vocalist Carmen Souza, among others. Thanks for listening and please support ...

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Dara Starr Tucker

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Dara Tucker is making her mark in the world of organic, heartfelt music by blending the melodic and lyrical richness of the central plains with the soulful strains of the African American experience as a vocalist, songwriter and band leader. Dara co-wrote the title track to, "Oklahoma” the 2020 GRAMMY-winning "Best Americana Album" for singer- songwriter, Keb’ Mo’. Her six studio albums contain an array of unique stories and melodies that evoke a wide range of experiences and musical expressions including standards, spirituals & soul. The most recent, “Dreams of Waking: Music for A Better World,” highlights the call for change that has swept across The United States in recent years

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Dara Tucker: Seeds of the Divine

Read "Dara Tucker: Seeds of the Divine" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge


Rising jazz star Dara Tucker has added three new trophies to a rapidly growing lineup of awards. At this year's Nashville Industry Music Awards (NIMAs) she won Best Jazz Vocalist, Best Jazz Album, and Song of the Year for her April release, Oklahoma Rain (Watchman Music). These three awards follow closely on the heels of her ...

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The Nearness of You

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Label: Watchman Music
Released: 2014
Duration: 06:16

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The Sun Season

Label: Watchman Music
Released: 2014

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Time is On Our Side

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Label: Watchman Music
Released: 2014
Duration: 3:48

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Dara Tucker Live

Label: Watchman Music
Released: 2013

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Dara Tucker EPK

Featuring the music of Dara Tucker
Duration: 11:06

Nashville vocalist Dara Tucker's warm vocal tone has won over audiences on such stages as The Blue Note(NYC), Smoke Jazz Club(NYC), San Jose Jazz Festival, Scullers (Boston), Snug Harbor (New Orleans. Dara's next project of original material is scheduled for release in the spring of 2014.

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