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!
Backdrop artwork courtesy of Gregory Sipp. Gregory Sipp Website
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Jazz Vocalist, Rosie Carlino with her latest CD, “The Letting Go”.
Rosie Carlino celebrates her fourth release where she shares her heart from soul lessons to letting go and beginning again in her new CD “ The Letting Go”.
Rosie Carlino is a very unique talent, one who lifts the shroud of a heart and melodically brings across the song in her heart for all to experience. “The Letting Go” is a compilation of tunes that express her deepest joy to her most sorrowful moments. Tunes like “What Do I Do With Me?”, “All Dressed Up”, “My Favorite Year” and “On My Way To You” to name a few. It’s an epitome of revelations that causes the listener to relate on so many levels of their deepest hearts understanding. Rosie's raw vocal delivery grabs and holds the listener in this collection of songs that are a mix of the Great American Songbook, Country and Contemporary Pop.
Carlino is no stranger to her passionate artistic expressions. Not only does she share her musical gifts with her fans, she inspires them as well with her original paintings. “I have had the privilege of learning and discovering so many other creative and inspiring things that have given me much more awareness of who I am and all of which I am capable. I can’t be more grateful for the twists and turns of my journey”, says Rosie. This project was not only meant for Rosie’s heart but for those that have loved and lost and on the road to recapturing their true essence and passion for life. Always seeking to go higher is a priority in her life as she is always on the look-out for ways to expand her horizons on every side.
“Rosie Carlino opens her heart in a way we all wish we could do, guttural glimpses of a life well lived, artistically, emotionally and spiritually, a musical offering that can change a heart” says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
"Rosie Carlino sings from her heart on this intimate recording, choosing beautiful standards from the American Songbook that musically express her personal journey through some of life’s most poignant transitions." ~ Kathy Ridl, Classical and jazz violist/ bassist and graphic designer
"Rosie Carlino is a jazz singer who performs from her heart. Impeccable phrasings, not hurried, unwavering vocals, a gorgeous voice and a beautiful spirit.” ~ Glenn Barratt, 2x Grammy Award-winning engineer-producer
It’s Rosie’s ambitious nature that causes her to define the type of stages she feels the most comfortable sharing her musical gifts. Currently Carlino is seeking to join forces with jazz societies around the globe that not only keep jazz alive but reinforce the ambiance of the variables of jazz settings, from concerts to intimate gatherings.
Be sure to catch Rosie’s feature this week on The Jazz Network Worldwide thejazznetworkworldwide.com as well as learning more about Rosie at rosiecarlino.com. “The Letting Go” is available for purchase on Itunes.com, CDBaby.com and amazon.com and all major digital outlets.
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.