Choose a job you love and you will never have to work in day in your life. Confucius
Well…I’m not sure if I chose music or music chose me, but I’m glad the choosing was done! For more than 15 years I’ve had the pleasure of working in the music business; garnering experience in A&R, Marketing and Radio Promotions.
Since becoming a part of the music industry, I’ve had the opportunity of working with some Amazing Artists, Incredible Industry In-Sighters and Fun Loving Fans!
Currently I work with a Resonance Records, a burgeoning mainstream jazz label overseeing their Jazz Radio Promotions. I also recently pursued an initial interest of mines upon entering the biz, Artist’s Management. Another exciting chapter of giving back to an art form that gives me so much more.
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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!!
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.