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Sheila E.

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Guided by the forces of family, faith, and music, Sheila E. has made a name for herself as one of the most talented musical icons over the decades. With a fearless nature and a passion for sharing her gifts with others, Sheila truly follows the beat of her own drum. She touches the lives of so many, with her dynamic music career at the heart of everything. Sheila’s eagerness to share her music, openness as an author, and fire for her ministry make her such a relatable, inspirational figure for people of all ages. Born into a musical family, Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E.) has been driven by an inner rhythm her entire life

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Article: Profile

Courtney Pine: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Read "Courtney Pine: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" reviewed by David Burke


Courtney Pine didn't pick up his beloved tenor saxophone for more than a decade, until an album exploring the black British experience demanded it. The multi-instrumentalist eschewed the horn on the likes of Europa, House of Legends and Song (The Ballad Book), his two-hander with pianist Zoe Rahman. “I spoke to Sonny Rollins about ...

Article: Album Review

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: Intenso!

Read "Intenso!" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il pianista, compositore e arrangiatore Clare Fischer scomparso nel 2012, resta uno dei grandi sottovalutati del jazz e questo splendido disco, prodotto dal figlio Brent, ce lo ricorda. Il suo multiforme talento espresso nel mondo della musica latina e nel pop, lo ha portatto a undici Grammy Nominations (con due vittorie postume) ma ...

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Article: Live Review

Colin Hay at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Read "Colin Hay at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


Colin Hay Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture New York, NY March 18, 2017 Had Colin Hay not made his mark as a musician with Men At Work and as a solo performer, he'd surely have gained fame as a stand-up comedian. Hay has a wickedly ...

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Article: Album Review

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: Intenso!

Read "Intenso!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


If nothing else, an exclamation point is meant to grab one's attention. What matters most, of course, is what precedes (or follows) said mark. On Intenso!, the latest album by the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band, the music provides its own exclamation point, charging boldly forward as if to say, “Drop whatever you're doing and ...

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Article: Album Review

Carol Duboc: Open The Curtains

Read "Open The Curtains" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Jazz vocalist and pianist Carol Duboc delivers her eighth solo album presenting seven vibrant originals and three cover tunes on a set of jazz, R&B, funk and Smooth-styled music on the exciting Open The Curtains. Making this a special recording for Duboc, the singer illuminates the power of women by assembling an all-star, talented cast of ...

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Article: Album Review

Terri Lyne Carrington: The Mosaic Project

Read "The Mosaic Project" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Historically, female artists have not gotten the props they've deserved in jazz's male-dominated environment. Though imperfect, things have improved, thanks in part to the efforts of Billie Holiday, Mary Lou Williams, Marian McPartland, and other matriarchs who helped pave the way for a current generation of stellar voices as assembled in drummer/composer Terri Lyne Carrington's exceptional ...

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News: Recording

The E Family To Release Their Highly Anticipate Album "Now & Forever" Today

The Musical Family Dynasty Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo Will Celebrate This Album of a Lifetime With A Star-Studded Affair At The World-Renowned Conga Room in Los Angeles tonight. After years of playing on each other's projects, The E Family came together to produce this ultimate, long overdue and highly anticipated ...


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