We had a ball today on CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio. Her latest offering, “Make Room for Me” highlights Brigitte Zaire’s tremendous writing style and vocal prowess, balanced with the sheer creative skills of her musicians. She’s left her mark on the world of music and there’s so much more to come. Visit her Official Website BrigetteZarie.com Ms. Bridgette Lewis CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio June 14, 2011See More
Producer, Spoken Word Artist, Clinician, Jazz Festival, Radio Broadcaster, Editor, Journalist, Jazz Historian
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I've learned a lot of surprising things about jazz over the years. There’s not a one size fit all or cookie cutter recipe when it’s comes to the sound of jazz music. The pitch and timbre of jazz varies greatly; depending on what era you’re listening too!
There’s Contemporary, Swing, Cotton Club, Bluesy, Big Band, Bebop and much more. There are so many variations of the melodic sound called jazz. My journey and love for all things jazz started as a little girl. I could sing before I would talk! I came from a musical family, and music and singing were always around the house.
While listening and studying the singing jazz greats; like Billie Holiday, Diane Washington, Lena Horne my love of Jazz grew, I was captivated. I was by no means a jazz expert I just knew that I was a part of jazz and jazz was a part of me.
My love of jazz coupled with the gift of gab Voice overwork and love of people has brought me to this place as an Executive Producer and Radio Personality for Coffee Talk Jazz Radio.
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We had a ball today on CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio. Her latest offering, “Make Room for Me” highlights Brigitte Zaire’s tremendous writing style and vocal prowess, balanced with the sheer creative skills of her musicians. She’s left her mark on the world of music and there’s so much more to come. Visit her Official Website BrigetteZarie.com Ms. Bridgette Lewis CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio June 14, 2011
How can I send you a private message? I would like to check with my two friends on the coast who have VERY impressive, versatile projects. Their work as musician, arranger/composer, etc. for the movies (including "The Passion of Christ"), orchestral works for the Symphony, etc. would make, I would think, fascinating listening for your show.
I've played with some 'awesome' musicians (as a supplement to my 35 years of teaching). I've concentrated on wedding fare, etc. to help get three daughters through college. I now play more solo venues (art openings, auction fund raisers, etc.) rather than trio or quintet gigs.
In the meantime, I shall check with my friends on your coast to see if they'd be willing to do an interview with you. I prefer to give you details in a private message.
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!!
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.
Hear passionate improvisation across borders on Colombian harp, Argentinian bandoneón, Venezuelan cuatro and vibes from the U.S. In a set with Castañeda, his trio and special guests perform at the Americas Society in New York.
Ever since he started becoming one of the best alto saxophone players in the world, Zenón has drawn from his upbringing in Puerto Rico. But, like many Puerto Ricans, Zenón lives in New York — where his quartet of 10 years has finally been invited to play the Vanguard. It presents new music in concert.