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Sinatra In Vegas With Sun Ra Discovery

Read "Sinatra In Vegas With Sun Ra Discovery" reviewed by Arthur R George

Atomic! Sun Ra and Frank Sinatra at The Sands, a previously unknown 1966 recording of the Intergalactic Navigator onstage with The Chairman of the Board, was released today in a joint venture by Blue Note and Mobile Fidelity. “We didn't know if it was real when we first found these recordings. Had we been had? Or ...


Kai Brant

Kai Brant is an American producer, songwriter, and jazz singer. As a young child, her creative heart was immersed in the poetry of life, and she would spend many hours of the day writing her deepest thoughts. As a teenager, she continued these poetic thoughts alongside guitar. Being very shy, she adopted a brand new name, Kai Brant, which gave her the courage to present her poetry and music publicly. Following a decade of writing music and fronting several bands as a singer-songwriter, she revisited her love of poetry and founded The Hattrix Project, an art collective featuring poets, dancers, and musicians based out of Long Beach, California


Kris Russell

Jazz Vocalist Kris Russell was born and raised in Sacramento, California. As a teenager she discovered her passion for singing jazz music, but recalls singing from the early age of seven years old. While most of her friends were listening to folk and rock music, Kris was listening to and learning from her parents and their vast collection of jazz recordings. Both her parents were working jazz musicians, and together they formed the "Jerry Murphy Quartet" entertaining in and around Sacramento and Northern California for over 40 years. Deeply influenced by jazz, singing came naturally for Kris


Jennifer Bellor


Described as “gorgeously ethereal” by City Newspaper and “beautifully haunting” by the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, works by composer Jennifer Bellor blend contemporary jazz, classical, and rock styles. Her works have been performed by national and international organizations such as Washington National Opera, Lviv Philharmonic, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo, Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Saxophone Project, UNLV Wind Symphony, California State University East Bay Wind Orchestra, UNLV Jazz Ensemble, Florida State University Festival of New Music, Hildegard Festival, Ritsos Project in Greece, A/Tonal Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, and many others in the United States and abroad


Habaka KFJ


After transferring to Atlanta, Georgia international jazz singer/songwriter and recording artist, Habaka Kay Foster Jackson extensively started performing throughout Europe participating in numerous Jazz, Gospel, and Blues festivals. Born in the music capital Nashville, Tennessee, and reared in Bloomfield, Connecticut Habaka was positively impacted by the constant influences of world-renowned talent during her formative years. Coming from a musical family her father Melvin Jackson was tenor saxophonist for the legendary B.B. King and her mother Mary Ann Jackson was also a jazz vocalist and dancer who traveled extensively in bands that included Elvis Presley


Ronnie Rose

Originally from Massachusetts, Ronnie Rose has a career that has, so far, spanned five decades. He began performing in his teens singing with local bands back in the “Battle of the Bands” era. As a young man, Ronnie worked at a local hospital washing pots and pans, but was fired because he would not stop singing. Twenty-five years later, the same hospital hired him to perform at their yearly black tie fundraiser dinner dance. Moving to Rhode Island in his twenties started him on the path of becoming one of the most respected entertainers in all of the state. The State of Rhode Island even had a questionnaire to see if you were a knowledgeable Rhode Islander which included the question, "Do you know who Ronnie Rose is?" As his career continued to expand, Ronnie performed with several nightclub acts, then jumped onto the Disco scene in the late '70's with the group Powerful People, signing with Epic Records to release their single “(Little Girl) Say Yes.” He found his true calling when he began performing at wedding receptions and corporate events


Curt Miller

I am a jazz trombonist working here in Las Vegas since 1977. I spent nearly 20 years full time in the house orchestras at the Frontier, Desert Inn, Sands Copa Room, Caesars Palace, Golden Nugget, MGM and Riviera hotels.


Tyrone Lancaster



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