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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams

 

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Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist, Lorraina Marro with a sneak peek of her new single “Not The End Of Me” from her upcoming CD “Mixed Emotions”.

Seasoned vocalist/lyricist Lorraina Marro is excited to share her new single “Not The End Of Me” with The Jazz Network Worldwide as a sneak peek of what’s to come with her upcoming CD “Mixed Emotions” scheduled for release February 1, 2015.

Los Angeles, CA ~ Lorraina Marro is one who knows how to set the tone of her musical offerings. Not only was her first CD “You Must Believe In Spring” released in 2004 a welcome expression of her vocal stylings, she continues to share her original lyrics in her upcoming CD “Mixed Emotions” Produced by Christian Davis and Warren McRae. To whet the whistle of her fan base, she is giving The Jazz Network Worldwide the first opportunity to get a taste of what’s to come in February 2015 with her new CD project “Mixed Emotions”.

"I am so thrilled to have my single "Not The End of Me" featured on the Jazz Network Worldwide. I have been writing lyrics for years about some of my own personal experiences and so excited to accomplish a life-long goal to put some of those lyrics to music. I couldn't be happier to release my all original CD at the Catalina Jazz Club on February 1, 2015, the same fabulous venue where I released my first CD “You Must Believe In Spring” back in 2004.”

Marro takes to heart the influences that guided her to her own musical expression. In May of this year she celebrated her reverence to songstress Nancy Wilson with a tribute performance at Catalina’s Bar and Grill in Los Angeles. Clifford Bell, Marro’s musical director who has shared stages with many luminaries worldwide stated “Catalina - (Yes, Virginia- There is a Catalina) had stayed the whole night...something she literally almost never does and she LOVED the show....I have known Catalina for ten years and she is the last gal standing from the great Jazz Scene of the past, present and future...She has seen and heard everyone….”. This performance was only the precursor of what was to show up for Lorraina in 2014. Not only did she complete her second recording, she has kept the momentum of her musical offerings in front of her fans.

Marro also credits other extraordinary singers such as Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Della Reese, Dinah Washington, Dionne Warwick, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra for inspiring her to develop and share her gift with the world.

“She takes her fans on a personal journey, for all to capture the essence of the silver lining of her soul, from love, to the triangles of relationships and starting over, much ado that we all can relate to in our lives. Her original lyrics exude honest and pure expression that is ever present to her audience when she is on stage” says Jaijai Jackson, Owner of The Jazz Network Worldwide.

The musicianship on the recording are: Ely Rise: piano and organ; John Meenk: guitar; Graham Ward: drums, Greg Sartiano: bass; in addition to: Warren McRae: bass, drums, percussion, additional keyboards, synthesizer and guitar; Steve McGuire: electric guitar, horns, additional percussion; and Chloe Love Smith: background vocals and writers Christian Davis, Warren McRae, Steve McGuire, Etienne “ATN” Stadwijk and Lorraina Marro.

Lorraina has performed her own shows at multiple venues in Los Angeles, including Preston’s, The House of Blues, Catalina Jazz Club, Nola’s LA, The M Bar, The Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill, The Holly St. Bar & Grill, The Cinegrill, The Gardenia, The Bel Age Hotel, the Marriott Hotels, and Wyndham Hotels. In Las Vegas for The Special Operations Warriors Foundation at the Four Seasons, The Aladdin, and The Las Vegas Hilton Hotels as well as Danny’s Skylight Room in New York. Most recently, on December 7th, 2014 Lorraina assembled some great musicians for “Let’s Toast To The Holidays” event at the local jazz hotspot ‘Upstairs At Vitello’s’ in Los Angeles ‘to a packed house. Award winning, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist/lyricist, Mark Winkler attended and stated “Wonderful show. Great choice of tunes, great musicians and you were the best I've ever seen you. Congrats!”

No doubt that the stage has been set by way of Marro’s new attitude and story-telling in her musical repetoire. Her new single “Not The End Of Me” released during the holiday season is surely a gift for her fans. A worldwide radio campaign is set in motion to take the airwaves by storm for her new CD “Mixed Emotions” as well as a concert tour in the works for 2015. Click here to view the debut music video of “Not The End Of Me”

For booking information, please call Rob Lowe at Casting New Lives Management - (972) 775-3801 or email Rob Lowe at robl@castingnewlives.com. To listen, purchase and learn more, go to www.lorrainamarro.com.


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Chubby Jackson helped popularize the the 5-string C bass, was responsible for bringing be-bop jazz to schools all over the country, and also had the first American jazz band to tour Europe after WWII. He appeared in numerous movies and TV shows featuring the grand masters of Jazz.

Chubby performed and recorded with Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gilllespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Red Norvo, Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker,Terry Gibbs, Ben Webster, Raymond Scott, Bill Harris, JJ Johnson, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, just to name a few.

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George Shearing's Holiday Set On Piano Jazz

In a 2001 session, Shearing and host Marian McPartland reminisce about seasons gone by and play holiday songs, including "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Away In A Manger."

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