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Pianist and composer Quinn Johnson has lived in four different countries on three different continents, and has played music from around the world with Cuban, Brazilian, Persian, African, Middle Eastern and Chinese artists. Some of those he has had the pleasure of working with include Rod Stewart, Diana Ross,RitaCoolidge, Martin Short, Jack Sheldon, Diane Schuur, Richard Carpenter, Tom Scott, Poncho Sanchez, Flora Purim, Wayne Brady, John Densmore (of The Doors), Elba Ramalho, Down to the Bone, Jerry Seinfeld, Grace Kelly (young jazz phenom), Airto Moreira, Francisco Aguabella, Judith Hill and Dancing with the Stars (US/Canada tour). Quinn is currently the music director/pianist for Steve Tyrell, a position he’s had for the last 15 years

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Lauren White: Life in the Modern World

Read "Life in the Modern World" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Vocalist, actress, producer.... Lauren White does it all. And, as befits a Renaissance artist, she not only excels, but also explores the unique, the compelling and the substantive. With Life in the Modern World she and her team of Los Angeles aces do precisely that, delivering 11 fine selections, most lesser-known, but each a certified gem. ...

Ten Artists: June 2019

Read "Ten Artists: June 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Polly Gibbons All I Can Do Resonance Records 2019 Polly Gibbons's 2017 Resonance release, Is It Me...? was positively received by All About Jazz and other outlets when it appeared. That recording featured a crack trio augmented with soloists, establishing Gibbons as a sensitive yet muscular interpreter of the American ...

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A Conversation with Vocalist Abigail Rockwell

Read "A Conversation with Vocalist Abigail Rockwell" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

Join me in a conversation with Abigail Rockwell, a talented vocalist whose singing effortlessly tells a unique intimate story to each listener. Her new album, Autumn Noir, is a collection of 12 songs with arrangements that are meticulously executed to preserve the power and intimacy of Abigail's interpretation. Autumn Noir features Abigail Rockwell on vocals, Quinn ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dolores Scozzesi: Here Comes the Sun

Read "Here Comes the Sun" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Dolores Scozzesi is a charter member of the West Coast Jazz Gangstas that also includes Mark Winkler, Jeffery Gimble, Lauren White, Cheryl Bentyne, Sara Gazarek and others too numerous to mention. This is a creative bunch who like to support their own. Scozzesi has just released her follow-up to A Special Taste (Rhombus Records, 2010), ...

Quinn Johnson Trio

Label: Birds-Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: 1: What Is This Thing Called Love?; 2: Transition; 3: Tin Tin Deo; 4: Bolivia; 5; Chelsea Bridge; 6: Funkallero; 7: Prelude to a Kiss; 8: Speak Low; 9: Brigas Nunca Mais; 10: Straight No Chaser; 11: A Child's Gift

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From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Reveals a Vivid Array of New Emotional Hues on her Gorgeous Third Album, "The Arrangement"

From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, Jazz Vocalist Sylvia Brooks Reveals a Vivid Array of New Emotional Hues on her Gorgeous Third Album, "The Arrangement"

With her first two critically acclaimed albums, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks introduced a sensuous jazz-noir sound redolent of femme fatales and tough guys, crooked deals and deep-shadowed urban nightscapes. But no great artist wants to be typecast, and with her third album, The Arrangement, she steps out of the mist and fog into the sunlight, where ...

Trio con Clave

Label: QuinnJ Music
Released: 2016
Track listing: 1. Alone Together, 2. Stompin at the Savoy, 3. Close Enough For Love, 4. Autumn in New York, 5. Tenderly, 6. I Loves You Porgy, 7. Willow Weep For Me, 8. I’m A Fool To Want You, 9. Here’s That Rainy Day, 10.All The Things You Are, 11.Laura

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Clare Fischer Big Band: Pacific Jazz

Read "Pacific Jazz" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The late Dr. Clare Fischer enjoyed a long and storied career as a composer, arranger, pianist, bandleader and educator, primarily on the West Coast. Luckily, one of those he educated was his son Brent who was at his father's side as a musician and adviser for more than three decades and has safeguarded the Fischer legacy ...

Tunes, Bits, and Other Pieces

Label: QuinnJ Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: 1:It Could Happen to You; 2: AC Blues; 3:Canção da Vania; 4:The First Bit; 5: Fantasia in D; 6: Peace; 7: One Note Samba; 8: A Child's Gift; 9: Segunda Avenida; 10:The Middle Bit; 11:In a Sentimental Moos; 12: Away, Further Still 13: Pensativa; 14: Ponta de Areia; 15: The Last Bit


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