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Isaac Byrd Jr. known as the “Sultry Trumpet Like No Other” energizes the stage, mind, heart, and soul with his trumpet. He is one of the hottest talents out in the jazz world today. He has a sound and gifting like no one else you ever heard before. Jazz with Isaac stretches your mind and also takes you on a ride like never before. Laura Capitano of the Jacksonville Times Union says “I caught Isaac Byrd Jr. with Tribe Judah last Friday, and the five-piece group pulled off non-muted trumpeting in a small indoor space - no easy musical feat. The group advertised, "Sultry trumpet like no other," and I must agree”.
Isaac Byrd Jr. and his Band Tribe Judah are currently gliding high after a stellar performance at the Jacksonville Jazz Fest!!! Patrons of the fest from all over the country are all asking, “When are you coming to our cities”. Isaac Byrd Jr. recently released a CD “Beginnings-EP”. The CD gives you a sneak peak at his album “Beginnings” which releases on August 28, 2010 mark your calendars folks you want this album. Isaac Byrd Jr. and Tribe Judah are currently working on performance dates in various cities and festivals to get ready for his big debut. Make Sure you visit www.isaacbyrdjr.com for new tour dates.
Isaac Byrd Jr. formed the Band Tribe Judah formerly known as Project Funk back in college. Initially starting his band he was the drummer, but after some changes he came up with Tribe Judah. Tribe Judah consists of Bass, Drums, Keys, and Percussion. Isaac Byrd Jr. and Tribe Judah have made quite a name for themselves gracing the stages with such artists as Keni Myles, PJ Morton, and Laura Izibor. You can also hear Isaac Byrd Jr. on other artist’s recordings such as Lisa McClendon and Leon “Timbo” or Merlon Devine. Isaac was also in college apart of the IAJE All Star Big Band. During that time he also performed with Bobby Shew, Joe Lavano, Chase Sanborn, Chris Vidale, Jaguar Wright and Others. Isaac states “one of the most memorable experiences in my career was sharing the stage with a great man, trumpeter, musician, and mentor Teddy Washington”.
Isaac Byrd Jr. is a Baltimore, MD bred musician. He is a musician of musicians. Isaac plays multiple instruments and is skilled in them. He serves as one of the great members of The Ritz Jazz Society of Jacksonville and has his deeply rooted ties in ministry at his local church The Potter’s House. You can often hear Isaac say, “God has graced me to do what I do”. Isaac currently lives in Jacksonville, FL. Isaac has gained a wealth of knowledge over the years from being around many musicians and talents. From his elementary days and high school days all the way to the collegiate and professional world. Isaac has taken all that and produces the sound you hear today.
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"As I am now having the privilege of being the feature artist of this great website. My manager and I have been searching for a national and international booking agent to help us in our journey to reach the masses. Please help us in anyway possible.…"
"Hello, I am excited about releasing my debut album Beginnings coming out August 28th. We are looking for investors who can help us take our band on the road. We want to perform anywhere that loves jazz."
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.
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