I'm a guitarist. I'm a product of The Newark Community Center Of The Arts. I got my start in jazz playing with Dr. Aaron Bell, as a teenager. Later, studied with Ted Dunbar at Harlem Jazzmobile in high school. Played with musicians from Ornette Coleman to Joe Newman to Stone City Band (Rick James). Just finished up an 11 year stint with The Boys Choir Of Harlem. Currently playing with The "B" Swingers big band. Here is the link on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sk_AjB5vGE
I'm looking for help in booking this act. This is a celebration of the music of Billy Ekstine starring Steve Butler. It features horn section with players from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Cab Calloway Orchestras.
OK, I know name dropping is corny, but the business end is harder than most of us musicians realize. :-)
I play everything from solo to big band, straight jazz or "here it comes" SMOOTH JAZZ.
Also playing with Nu-Jazz group MADD FLOW featuring myself on guitar/vocals, and Robert Landham on alto saxophone. The CD, released on 08/16/08, is entitled, "Dawn Of A New Day". It's available on CD baby at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/maddflow
Band website is www.artists1st.com or www.maddflow.com
Looking for help in booking this act also. We are a newly formed band. Basic setup would be 7 pieces. Our next gig is at Dover Downs Casino in Dover, Delaware on Oct. 28th This will be 5 pieces. Basically cocktail hour. 4-8 pm.
I'm available for live performances and recording collaborations. I can read, arrange, and program
midi (if necessary).
So to wrap up this long-ass " a little about you", I could use some help from any booking agent and/or musicians in securing bookings.
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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.