I attended and had a great time. I say that because I make a great time for myself wherever I go.I loved the location. Trees and shade. I hated the parking. I walked a very long distance. No shuttles, I have worked many festivals, please inpress upon your people they are volunteers, not paid staff and are not there to powertrip. The sound quality was excellent and could be heard throughout the park. I especially enjoyed the part where, people could position themselves on the hillsides and outside of the fenced area and still hear the events. I truly was impressed with that. Call me a sucker but there may be a reason that someone could not afford a ticket. If you watched the spectators, there were smiles galore, so for that I give a great big bonus to the promoters who chose that particular park. I was wondering what were the thoughts of others attended. I had to leave during Pancho Sanchez's performance. I heard I missed a great performance by Zapp. Let me know what you think. I am just a baby to this promotion thing but am grown and sexy when it comes to performances that people talk about for days to come. I want to do an old school jamm like none other in this Inland Empire but not sure who are the best people to work with. My thing is Events on Budgets. Hint!!! Hint!!!. I jump in wherever I am needed. I was pouring wine for Canyon Crest. working at the Credentials booth, doing my thing. Thanks to those people who made my day be a very special one. Would love to meet some great sponsors. Let me know if you feel charitable and we can work it out. I don't even mind teaming up with established promoters. As always much props to my girls and fellow promoters: Natasha F. and Vanessa B and myself Karen from Faison's Promotions.
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.