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Influencers vol. 1

Label: Self-produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Countdown 26-2 In A Sentimental Mood In A Mellow Tone Strollin' Song For My Father One Finger Snap Driftin' Blue in Green Solar


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Harry James, Quentin Baxter & Enrico Pieranunzi

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Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi kicks off the 766th Episode of Neon Jazz with music from is release New Visions (2019). We follow that up with music from Pieranunzi's early collaborator, trumpeter Chet Baker. As 2022 marches on, many artists are releasing albums and touring post-COVID restrictions. We profile new music from Quentin E. Baxter, John Lee, ...


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Freddy Cole Leaves The Stage

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Freddy Cole died 27th June, 2020 after a career of almost seventy years singing and playing piano. He was 88 years old. Born Lionel Frederick Cole in jny:Chicago, October 15, 1931, Freddy Cole was younger brother to Eddie, Ike and Nat “King" Cole. Mr. Freddy was a late night cabaret singer, with impeccable phrasing and timing. ...

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Quentin E. Baxter

Quentin E. Baxter, a native of Charleston, SC, comes from a family of drummers with his mother leading the troupe. “I’m unable to recall a moment in my youth void of having drums either at home or church.” Baxter’s unique skillsets have garnered a GRAMMY Award as producer/performer, in total 4 GRAMMY Nominations as producer/performer, the 2017 South Carolina Governor’s Award for the Arts, a City of Charleston Proclamation “Quentin E. Baxter Day” – April 25, 2017, the 2017 College of Charleston Alumnus of the Year Award, the 2017 Eddie Ganaway Distinquished Alumni Award, and a 2017 Inductee to the Savannah Coastal Jazz Hall of Fame. Currently touring world-wide with GRAMMY Award winning Gullah sensation RANKY TANKY and multi-Grammy-nominated vocalist/composer René Marie, Baxter regularly performs many of the most prestigious venues and festivals, i.e., The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York), SFJazz (San Francisco, CA), Joy of Jazz Festival (South Africa), Toulouse Jazz Festival (France), Umbria Jazz Festival and Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi (Italy), Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah Music Festival, and, of course, Spoleto Festival USA (Charleston). Baxter’s passion for world-wide performances is paralleled by his dedication to educate, promote, produce, and present world-class artists in his home town and neighboring regional communities


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Wycliffe Gordon & Vincent Gardner At The Jazz Corner

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Wycliffe Gordon & Vincent Gardner The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC November 8-9, 2019 Wycliffe “Pinecone" Gordon is an Armstrong-styled horn player and has won a Louie award to prove it. He displayed that same laid-back behind the beat timing as Louis Armstrong, which belied the clarity of phrasing ...


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Quentin Baxter Quintet At The Jazz Corner

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The Quentin Baxter Quintet The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island February 8-9, 2019 Playing his drums with the wooden rims, Quentin Baxter came to The Jazz Corner with his quintet of friends from Charleston, South Carolina. Brett Belinger led them off with a bass solo, picked up by tenor saxophonist Mark ...


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Rene Marie With Experiment In Truth At The Jazz Corner

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Rene Marie The Jazz Corner Rene Marie with Experiment in Truth Hilton Head Island, SC December 28-29, 2018 There are no sharp edges to Rene Marie's voice. Her singing has a warm, soft-velvet quality. She does, however, have an extensive range and an ability to change direction and ...


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Joshua Bowlus Trio at The Jazz Corner

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Joshua Bowlus Trio The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC November 30 to December 1, 2018 As an introduction to his version of “For All We Know," Joshua Bowlus read out the lyrics while clicking his fingers loudly to lead the trio into a slow version of the 1934 ...


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Jazz for all Ages at Sonesta Resort

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Sonesta Resort Jazz for all Ages Hilton Head Island, SC November 2-5, 2018 It takes a few years for a jazz festival to define its character and purpose. Now, in its fifth year, the jazz festival on Hilton Head Island, SC, has achieved both goals. The character of the festival ...


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Ranky Tanky: African Rhythms Preserved

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Liberia, the West African country named for freedom, was partly financed by wealthy Americans as a haven for people who escaped enslavement. Its capital Monrovia was named for US President Monroe. The Gola (also called Gula) tribe are indigenous to the northern borderlands of Liberia with Sierra Leone. The Gola people are farmers who weave swamp ...


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