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Ray Obiedo

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Even as a child growing up in the East Bay, Obiedo recognized his own profoundly soulful musical connection to the Northern California region and its eclectic blend of exotic multi-ethnic rhythms. Small wonder indeed, many years and successful albums later. Ray has steadily emerged as one the most originally expressive and exciting contemporary jazz talents of the last three decades with a delightfully distinct Bay Area flavor thoroughly marinating his personal jazz signature and nationwide festival performances. “Among my favorite childhood memories,” Obiedo recalls while relaxing at his self-owned Werewolf Recording Studios in the Oakland Hills, were those numerous trips across the bay to places like the Fillmore Auditorium & Winterland Auditorium to hear some of the greatest rock bands in the world

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Sheer Bliss

Label: Cristabel Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Breathlessly; So Easy; Wild is the Wind; Take it Away; Sheer Bliss; Morning Joe; Boracay; Antidote; Till There Was You.

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Article: Live Review

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2022

Read "San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2022" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2022 San Jose CA August 12-14, 2022 San Jose Jazz's Summer Fest 2022 provided a vibrant spectrum of diverse music genres at multiple venues in historic Plaza De Cesar Park, conveniently located in downtown San Jose. This year's robust lineup included: ...

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Article: Album Review

Yvonne Flores: Sheer Bliss

Read "Sheer Bliss" reviewed by Edward Blanco


The debut album from Bay Area vocalist and composer Yvonne Flores, Sheer Bliss is musical magic from a wonderful singer armed with a sensuous voice and is sure to grab critical attention. The album contains seven original sand two standards in an offering of contemporary jazz and pop with a touch of the Latin and Brazilian ...

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Latin Jazz Project Vol.2

Label: Rhythmus Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Still Life; Criss Cross;Beatnik; Santa Lucia; Belafonte; Uno Dos; Viva Tirado; Big World

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Latin Jazz Project Vol. 2

Label: Rhythmus Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Still Life; Criss Cross;Beatnik; Santa Lucia; Belafonte; Uno Dos; Viva Tirado; Big World.

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Article: Album Review

Ray Obiedo: Latin Jazz Project Vol. 2

Read "Latin Jazz Project Vol. 2" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Sometimes it is difficult to banish the words of Ecclesiastes from your mind when listening to a recording: “There is no new thing under the Sun." While that may be true of music in particular--one builds on the past, just as in other fields--it is no good reason for not listening or for simple indifference. Gerald ...

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Article: Album Review

Ray Obiedo: Latin Jazz Project Vol.2

Read "Latin Jazz Project Vol.2" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


There is a train of thought which proposes that the beginnings of the modern Latin jazz movement originated with the co-mingling of mambo and bebop. Although there is no empirical evidence to support this proposition, the uptake of the Latin style by boppers such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Herbie Mann gives some credence to ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sara Gazarek, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock and More

Read "Sara Gazarek, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we kick off with the modern day jazz singer who is making waves Sara Gazarek. From there, we dig some new sound from NYC cat Mike Casey as we delve into the modern jazz sounds, we profile the veteran Ray Obiedo and look into new music from the great Kevin Sun. We also explore ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Count Basie & Kenny Drew

Read "Count Basie & Kenny Drew" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Simply becuase we love that large and needed big band sound, we begin episode 612 of Neon Jazz with Dan Bonsanti leading his group of masterful musicians with their take on the jazz. From there, we zig zag around the jazz universe to show listeners where we have been and how far we are going wtih ...


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