Chi-town bred but All Ova'....Currently S. Korea; next VA.
Tell us a little about your background...
Rhythmic Lion/Rule Breaker if you will. Yes, you read it write...Korea, so If I leave anyone a message at O'dark 30 in the morning, don't throw a shoe at me, cuz' you paid good money for em'. Just be mindful that I'm just in anotha time zone, thats all. No more or less.[ Again, will relocate to the VA. area come 09', henceforth, any locale or east coast musicians in general, lets' start building now for the 09'....Fans, "lovers" of Jazz are welcomed as well. But moreso, the "players and singers".]
But seriously....I've had a love and respect for those who have influenced and continue to influence this art form. I love introducing it to those that will come after me but still ask, "what is that?", thus never forgetting that I, too, was once and in some ways, still, their generation.
In my first year of college awhile back, a bass player friend at the time, dropped these words that have stuck with me even until this day:
"It's okay to be confident....a lil' cocky even but, thats where it should end...Because there's always 7 random people who can do the [same thing] you can do, maybe even better and perhaps worse.....But @ a minimum, atleast "seven".
The Question is: what do you possess that [differentiates] yourself from those other "seven".
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
"myspizzle or myspace" and that girl Cheryl aka "Legs for days"
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
Awesome music, strong and real music! You're invited to be a feature and guest artist on our national premiere smooth jazz concert series...CloseUp2Jazz:Smooth Jazz in Spring 2009. Tell us what you think?
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!!
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.