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MJ Territo

MJ Territo sings standards and beyond, scats, writes lyrics and songs. She comes to jazz from the theatre and cabaret, and brings her experience in those forms to her jazz vocal performances. Her latest CD is "Ladies Day", 14 tunes celebrating the compositions of classic and contemporary jazz women, played by a crackerjack ensemble of musicians who happen to be women. MJ is on the teaching artist rosters of ArtsWestchester and Lifetime Arts and enjoys bringing the joys of jazz, blues and improvisation to students of all ages.

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I Gotta Swing - Celebrating Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys

Read "I Gotta Swing - Celebrating Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week's broadcast includes new releases from Danish sax/flute/clarinetist Sarah Elgeti, flutist Elsa Nilsson, vocalists Lizzie Thomas and Chanda Rule, pianists Lynne Arriale and Carla Bley plus the Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio with birthday shout outs to Blanche Calloway (sister of Cab Calloway, pictured), Dena DeRose, Sharel Cassity, Marsha Heydt, Kenny Rankin and Melissa ...

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Big Long Silidin' Thing - Celebrating Melba Liston

Read "Big Long Silidin' Thing - Celebrating Melba Liston" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

In the first hour, we celebrate trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in honor of her birthday, and take a look at some recent trombone players making noise in the jazz world. We sample some new releases by vocalists Josephine Beavers, Lila Ammons, Virginia Schenck, flutist Andrea Brachfeld and pianist Roberta Piket, with birthday shout outs ...

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Summer City

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This Summer in the City broadcast includes new releases from bassist Marlene Rosenberg, vocalists Greta Matassa and Rosana Ekert, the Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter Trio and the Wayne Wallace Jazz Quartet, with birthday shout outs to Dave Grusin, vocalists Madeline Eastman, Tierney Sutton, Lena Horne and harpist Brandee Younger, among others. Playlist Jennifer Wharton “The Year of ...

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The Women Who Wrote With Harold Arlen

Read "The Women Who Wrote With Harold Arlen" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Halfway through February Fundraising, this broadcast included new releases from pianist Brittany Anjou, saxophonist Jessica Jones, vocalists Kristen Lee Sergeant and Juno nominee Diana Panton, drummer Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom plus a special release from duo Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake, with birthday shout outs to Blanche Calloway, Sergio Mendes and Nicole Mitchell, among others. ...

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Honoring Melba Liston

Read "Honoring Melba Liston" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast presents a special tribute to trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in the third hour in honor of her 93rd birthday and also includes cuts from new releases by vocalist Roberta Donnay and pianist/composer Carol Albert, with more birthday shout outs to Elvis Presley, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ruth Brown and Ingrid Jensen. Playlist ...

Ladies Day

Label: Jollie Mollie Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: 1. No Time For Snoozin’ (MJ Territo) 2:11 [Jollie Mollie Music] 2. In Your Own Sweet Way (Dave Brubeck, Iola Brubeck) 3:00 [Derry Music] 3. There’ll Be Other Times (Marian McPartland, Margaret Jones) [WB Music Corp] 4:23 4. You Know Who (Bertha Hope) 3:54 [Second Floor Music] 5. I Could Eat Your Words (Patricia Barber) 5:34 [Patsy Publishing] 6. Strange Fascination (Mary Lou Williams; Ada Moore) 3:55 [Modern Works] 7. You Gotta Pay The Band (Abbey Lincoln) 3:09 [Moseka Music] 8. Everything Is Moving Too Fast (Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee) 3:46 [Denslow Music] 9. Cuando Vuelva A Tu Lado (Maria Grever) 4:23 [Universal Music-Z Tunes] 10. True (J.S. Bach, Lorraine Feather) 6:01 [Plume Tunes] 11. I’m Shadowing You (Blossom Dearie) 3:27 [20th Century Music Corp] 12. Melodious Funk (Meredith D’Ambrosio) 2:57 [Second Floor Music] 13. We Never Kissed (Melba Liston) 4:23 [Twenty-Eighth Street Music] 14. It’s Cool To Be Cool (Simon Wallace, Fran Landesman) 4:13 [David Platz Music

Five Women (plus Two) – MJ Territo, Laura Campisi, Mari Nobre, Janet Lawson, Dominique Eade, Jocelyn Medina, Katie Thiroux

Read "Five Women (plus Two) – MJ Territo, Laura Campisi, Mari Nobre, Janet Lawson, Dominique Eade, Jocelyn Medina, Katie Thiroux" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

MJ Territo Ladies Day Jolly Molly Records 2017 Vocalist Mj Territo celebrates all things women on her ambitious and overdue Ladies Day. Territo noted the number of compositions that she loved were written by women. So, taking that fact and assembling an all-women's band, Territo creates the trifecta of celebration. The ...

Down With Love

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010


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