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Marya Lawrence was born into a talented family of musicians, and from her first day on the planet was surrounded by music. Her father, saxophone legend the late Arnie Lawrence, would bring Marya to his gigs, where she heard and absorbed the best musicians in New York. She was soaking up the sounds like a sponge and learning jazz Marya as childvernacular straight from the source. Her first public performance was at “Jazz Vespers” at St. Peter’s Church in New York City, “The Jazz Church,” an institution within the international jazz community. “I was dancing modern ballet all over the church while my Dad played,” says Marya

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New Releases From Pianists Karen Hammack, Lara Driscoll & Chris White, Amanda Tosoff Plus Some Jazz Country Crossover

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This broadcast features a new single from Carmen Lundy, plus releases from pianists Karen Hammack, Lara Driscoll & Chris White, Amanda Tosoff plus vocalist Staci Griesbach adds some Jazz Country with her new tribute to Shania Twain. There are birthday shoutouts to Dolly Parton, Lori Williams, Gary Burton, Audrey Ochoa, Mariah Parker, Lizz Wright and George ...

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New Releases, New Faces and More Jazz Capricorns to Celebrate

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This broadcast features new releases from vocalists Marya Lawrence, Janis Mann & Kenny Werner, pianist Chris Pattishall with a new look at Mary Lou Williams's Zodiac Suite and the group New Faces featuring Brandon Lee, Markus Howell Nicole Glover, Caili O'Doherty, Adi Meyerson and Cory Cox plus more birthday shoutouts to jazz Capricorns Myra Melford, Anat ...


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