Originally from Buffalo, now makes home in the Western Addition of San Francisco. Studied with Dr. Helen Dilworth and Judy Hubbell of City College of San Francisco and with the mentoring of Herbert Mims Jr. and Jim Larkin, she is developing a unique style all her own, hugging notes and rounding out phrases with dynamic ease. Her developing style has been described at "sultry and intimate". She has performed with artists such as the Herbert Mims, Jr. Quartet, Bill Bell, (The Jazz Professor), the San Francisco All Stars,Maestro Curtis, Jaye' Richardson.
Some favorite jazz vocalist are Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen Mc Crae, Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, Nnenna Freelon. Nina Simone, Ruth Brown, Etta James, Billie Poole.
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Hello Raja, this is Herb, Karese my mate took the class with you and Herbert at alameda college, and attended the concert, we have no work at this time, but I think we could produce. Interested? Hit us back. Much love, Herb. I play Piano and Karese plays Viola, we also have a drummer.
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.