Isaac Valenzuela, born and raised in Tucson, AZ, comes from a musical family where as a youngster he was exposed to the saxophone, guitar, piano and an assortment of brass instruments. His brother Jacob Valenzuela, musician & songwriter, is the noted trumpet player for the renown musical group Calexico. Isaac has collaborated with Calexico during a live radio show in Tucson, AZ. He has also performed with the Tucson Jazz Orchestra and has contributed his talents extensively to various Christian and Gospel groups throughout the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas for the past 25 years. At the age of 10 his first professional influence was by the great Boots Randolph, saxophonist and key member of the "Nashville Sound." Boots Randolph was introduced to Isaac during his first saxophone lesson provided by his uncle John Ferreira. As his love for music grew, he discovered the music of who would become his all time favorite saxophone artist, David Sanborn.
Within a month's time of 2004, Isaac and his family relocated to Dallas, TX. Isaac continues to write and produce music. Isaac's first solo recording was produced in 2008 featuring the original composition "Come Rain or Shine." Additional songs featured on this EP include "In Season" written by Joel McCray and "Un Angel Llora written by Christian Recording Artist Annette Moreno.
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HI ISAAC, I JUST RECEIVED YOUR CD-PROMOTE HUSH LITTLE BABY.VERY NICE SOUND. MY DESIRE IS TO HEARD YOUR MUSIC IN THE BEST AMERICAN JAZZ FM STATIONS.I CHOICE THE TRACKS....HUSH LITTLE BABY....COME WHAT MAY....IN SEASON....AND...NEW DAY TO PLAY IN MY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW.I RECENTLY RECEIVED SOME CDS PROMOTE FROM CANADA AND ITALY. ITHINK I WILL PLAY YOUR MUSIC ONLY IN AUGUST, ISAAC.I WILL MAKE A SPECIAL SAX PLAYERS RADIO PROGRAM...WITH BRAD RAMBUR....VANN BURCHFIELD....LEO GANDELMAN....AND ISAAC VALENZUELA, OF COURSE.ONCE MORE THANK A LOT TO SUPPORT ME, ISAAC. THE BEST WISHES.EDSON.
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.