I am a jazz musician that loves to perform my music internationally. I have a CD out "Soul Serenade", (check it out at www.cdbaby.com) and another CD coming out in a few months. I feel honored to be a member of the Jazz Network.
Miami is my home, but went to collage at Mississippi Valley State. I started performing professionally in high school around 1961 with my brother, Melton Mustafa. I've also performed with Donald Bryd, Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Allen Harris, Ira Sullivan, Joe Williams and Dee Dee Bridgewater with my brother's big band. I am at present gigging at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hallendale, FL.
Aloha Jesse...sorry to take so long in getting back to you, but *%#@ happens. Your great music is finally on thejazzintersection.com. In case you haven't been to the site, go to www.thejazzintersection.com and to hear the show, click on "listen to jazz." Once there scroll down to the shows. Your music is on the "Adventures in Jazz," dated 07/29/08. Thanks for letting me play your music.
I will be playing more, so continue to listen, and tell your friends. Let me know if I presented you in your liking.
Hey man...are you a native of Miami? I'm a homey from Miami Florida...born & raised...I'm a Vocalist residing in NYC...the borough of Manhattan...the village of Harlem USA...Keith A. Dames
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."