Traveling thru North Europe and Scandinavia doing a jazz gig on the Celebrity Constellation from april - aug
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In nearly three decades as a professional musician, St. Petersburg=-
based keyboardist Kevin Wilder has shown that music is truly a
universal language. In Wilder?s unique musical world jazz, pop, soul
and funk combine in unexpected, and refreshing ways.
Equaly formidable as a sideman and frontman, Wilder?s
mult-stylistic fluency has made him a first-call keyboardist for St.
Petersburg-based artists like percussionist Gumbi Ortiz (Al DiMeola,
Chick Corea, Dave Weckl). and vocalist Fred Thompson, and Theo
Valentin, and taken him to venues in Italy, Singapore, Japan and
Egypt. The Cincinnatti, Ohio native has logged time with renowned
legacy outfits like the Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and Ray Charles
bands, and has shared the stage with artists like Oleta Adams. Monty
Alexander, David Sanborn, Patti Austin, Roy Ayers and Slide Hampton.
A true musical citizen of the world, Wilder is back in
the Tampa Bay area after a two-month overseas stint, gearing up for
even more varied musical explorations. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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From Alan Darcy !!
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The only club in the country dedicated solely to the movement of smooth jazz! This is the new HipHop! Join us on our show...we promote the smooth jazz artist and their work! Promote your CD at www.closeup2jazz.com it is free!
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."