"As a visual artist in addition to my performing as a vocalist I have rendered album covers in the past for, Willie Bobo, Jimmy Smith, Isaac Hayes,and Jimmi Hendrix. I now have a collection of jazz art images that are available as soon as I figure…"
For those of you visual artists that paint, draw, illustrate, sculpt, please use this group so you can be considered to participate in Jazz Festivals, Special Events and interest in purchasing your creations.
"I am available to perform wherever as a vocalist, song list includes old school jazz standards, Ellington, Eckstine, Basie, Hoagy Carmicheal I specialize in singing songs in more than one style, one song can lend itself to be a ballad, swing, latin…"
"Kenito, I would would still like to bring the Billy eckstine tribute to Atlanta. See what you can do only musicians that I would have to bring is my piano and sax. This production is awesome and long over due!!!
"hey tony!!! Let me know what is going on with you. I sure would like to bring the Billy Eckstine play to Sandiego! only people that need to travel is my piano player, me and my saxophone man ( Muisc Director) we can pick up you as the drummer a…"
"Hey Allana, I hope that this site will be of some help to you, please keep me in mind if you need a vocalist and or congo player when you guys do a show. I will be performing at the Jacksonville Visitors bureau on Laura street for the art walk from…"
"Kenito, I hope that this site will be a benifit to you. Keep me posted. I want to do the tribute to Billy Eckstine in Atlanta, see what you can do, I only have to bring my piano and saxophone players you could play drums and locate a local bass and…"
Musical Artist, Visual Artist, Vocalist, Composer, Jazz Presenter, Jazz Historian, Fan
Tell us a little about your background...
Sang with the Air force jazz band in Europe 1969 -1972
Wrote and starred in a historical musical tribute to Billy Eckstine entitled "Me and Mr B" performed in the Sarah Vaughan theatrical play.
I have my own ensemble " The Jazz connection" Piano, bass, drums ,saxophone and flute I am the vocalist and I play Congos. I am lppking for promoters to help me tour my musical and historical tribute to Billy Eckstine
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From Rich Keith
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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."