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Kingsley Durant

You could say that music is in Kingsley Durant’s blood. He is the oldest of five brothers, and four of them play music. In fact, his entire family on his mother’s side is musical. Durant hails from a clan that boasts violinists, pianists, classical singers, organists, horn players, and guitarists in its ranks. 

Durant demonstrated both an aptitude and an appetite for music when he was young. He began playing when he was eight years old, learning piano, trumpet, and French horn as well as guitar. He performed in concert bands and choirs and studied music theory and composition in high school and college. The classical musicians in his family were important influences in his musical development, as was his uncle, Peter Gammons. He shared with Durant his comprehensive mid-1960s record collection, which included artists like Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and the Yardbirds. This led to a fascination with the sound and feel of guitars and rock and roll music that has never abated.

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DIANARA

Who is Pattie Crawford aka DIANARA? She recently shot a scene with Orlando Bloom for his new movie "Red Right Hand," also staring Andie MacDowell. As an actress, she has had speaking roles, been a day player and background actor in movies with many other Hollywood stars including Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Kurt Russell, Nicholas Cage, Selma Blair, John Cusack, George Lopez, Kevin Sorbo, Frank Langella, Dakota Fanning, Taye Diggs, Rumer Willis, Robin Gibbons, Emma Dumont, Andrew Stevens, Leon, even Raquel Welch and Brian Dennehy and the list still goes on..... She's even on the cover of the book "Final Exit" praised by Master P and with Tim Reid to direct the film adaptation which she will co-star! Her image was placed on the side of a limited number of semi-trucks from Jasper Engines, a leader in the auto industry and recognized by Forbes magazine, and "the company received so many compliments on her that they ordered 100 more trucks with her image!" She has graced the covers of fashion magazines, toured with the Vogue models and walked down her share of runways! She has landed several commercials, including McDonalds! She is also a talented voice-over artist! She's even such a talented singer (DianaraMusic.com) that the founder of Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift/Garth Brooks) Scott Borchetta and his wife Sandi, follow her on social media, as well as Peabo Bryson, CeCe Winans, Selina Albright, Nick Sample, Bootsy Collins and a host of other musical icons. DIANARA has a sultry sound that could melt butter but is a multi-genre generating artist who can go from jazz and blues to commercial in a heart beat! With such a broad vocal range and being a voice-over artist, she has the ability to manipulate her voice to fit most styles of music, reaching multiple age groups. She is college-educated and her charismatic personality and professional demeanor is why she was chosen to host last year's Louisville WorldFest which attracted over 100,000 visitors! She is even known worldwide for her lead on a featured series on the TBN Network! "Why haven't you, perhaps, heard of her?" After her father died she put her career on hold to attend to her ailing mother

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News: Performance / Tour

E.S.P. "Live In The Midwest" Tour Announced

E.S.P. "Live In The Midwest" Tour Announced

E.S.P. is brewing an exciting concoction of original modern jazz infused with spicy Latin beats and seasoned with funky grooves. Originating from central New York, this quartet has passionately pursued creating new music for decades collecting three consecutive “Best Jazz Album of the Year” awards along the way. Always searching for a new challenge, E.S.P. performs ...

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Kiko Sebrian

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Kiko Sebrian is a drummer and percussionist that studied at Tatuí's Conservatory (SP/Brazil), Bachelor of Popular Music at Unicamp (SP/Brazil) and was also an exchange student for the project FIPSE/CAPES at the University of Cincinnati in 2012. Since 2005 has been working professionally in various settings and styles, specializing in Brazilian Popular Music, Jazz,Brazilian Instrumental Music and Experimental. He has already worked with artists such as Vinicius Dorin and Vania Bastos. From 2010 to 2015 was a member of the group Lê Coelho e os Urubus Malandros, recording the album Um Samba a Mais, with special participation of Zeca Baleiro and Vania Bastos, making its release in Argentina and later, shows in various cities of Brazil

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Jacob Duncan

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Jacob Duncan’s musical path has been a fascinating one, consistently balancing a spiritual, intuitive inclination with a keen, educated intelligence. Band leader, composer, arranger and force of nature saxophonist, Duncan’s ensemble playing is as empathetically assured as his soloing is riskily rewarding. Beginning on alto sax at age eleven, the Louisville, Kentucky native soon distinguished himself as the kid who could play. He graduated from the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, played lead alto in the Yamaha Big Band in high school, and won a music scholarship to the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he was a member of the world-renowned One O’Clock Lab Band, Little Jack Melody and his Young Turks, and other stimulating outlets, including his own Liberation Prophecy. After graduation and reading “way too much beat literature,” Duncan flew to Lisbon on a one-way ticket with alto in tow, $500, and very little else

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John La Barbera

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John La Barbera is a Grammy® nominated composer/arranger whose writing spans many styles and genres. His works have been recorded and performed by Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Chaka Khan, Harry James, Bill Watrous, and Phil Woods just to name a few. Though his major output has been in jazz, he has had works performed and recorded for symphony orchestra, string chamber orchestra, brass quintet, and other diverse ensembles. Most recently, Mr. La Barbera was chosen from among dozens of applicants to participate in the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute at UCLA. As a result, John was one of sixteen composers commissioned by the JCOI to compose new works that meld jazz and symphonic music. “Morro da Babilonia” was the resulting work and was presented by the American Composers Orchestra in New York City at Columbia University’s Miller Hall. His “Drover Trilogy” for string orchestra and corno da caccia was recorded by the late Dr. Michael Tunnell and has recently been released on Centaur Records. John’s Grammy® nominated big band CD “On The Wild Side“ along with “Fantazm,“Caravan” and his latest “Grooveyard” on Origin Records®, have been met with tremendous artistic and commercial success and are on the way to becoming jazz big band standards. As co-producer and arranger for The Glenn Miller Orchestra Christmas recordings (In the Christmas Mood I & II) John has received Gold & Platinum Records and his arrangement of “Jingle Bells” from those recordings can be heard in numerous films including the Academy Award winning film “La La Land.” John is also the co-founder of “The Diva Jazz Orchestra” the all women jazz big band established in New York City in 1992. Mr. La Barbera is a Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Louisville’s School of Music and an international clinician/lecturer whose topics range from composing/arranging to intellectual property and copyright. Among his numerous organizational affiliations are Jazz Education Network, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, NARAS, American Composers Forum, Chamber Music America, and a writer/publisher member of ASCAP since 1971.

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News: Recording

Colombia's Carrera Quinta Release "Big Band" - Available Now!

Colombia's Carrera Quinta Release "Big Band" - Available Now!

Carrera Quinta, founded by Colombian composers Javier Pérez Sandoval and Francy Montalvo have released Carrera Quinta Big Band. In 2015, Carrera Quinta returned to the studio to record a new album with a big band. Conducted by Colombian Director Ricardo Jaramillo and recorded by the Latin Grammy Award-winning engineer Mauricio Cano, the 19 piece band made ...

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Article: Genius Guide to the Good Life

Struttin' With Some Barbecue

Read "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius


The contributions the South has made to America are innumerable and varied. My beloved Virginia, for example, gave such priceless gifts as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and seven presidents (I do not count William Henry Harrison, because he was a dumbass). We gave the nation Smithfield ham, Virginia peanuts, Eskimo pies, and the first ...

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Article: Album Review

Ted Piercefield: Chasing My Dream

Read "Chasing My Dream" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Ted Piercefield's Chasing My Dream, as titled, is interesting wordplay. You see, it not only is a highly accurate description of Piercefield's lengthy career in music and his fierce dedication to the art, but, this superb recording is also a musical acknowledgement and salute to one Bill Chase and his eponymous fire-breathing group. ...

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News: Video / DVD

Doug Raney: Phantom Guitarist

Doug Raney: Phantom Guitarist

When talk turns to the finest guitarists of the post-war years, Jimmy Raney often is overlooked. So is his son, Doug. Jimmy Raney was born in jny: Louisville, Ky., in 1927, and watched his mother play guitar in the 1930s. Raney studied with guitarist Hayden Causey, eventually replacing him in Jerry Wald's band, where he made ...


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