Recently nominated for the 2009 Los Angeles Music Awards for Jazz Artist of the Year, Aysha was born in San Jose, California but raised in Santa Barbara, Aysha has a solid history as a performer. For the past eight years she has been building a strong solo career, and independently released her debut CD “Love Is A Rock”. Now Aysha is about to release her 2nd CD "Stay With Me”, Already having 3 tracks of the 8 track EP on major radio, "Stay With Me" has a very strong forecast. This new EP has some very special guests including internationally acclaimed saxophonists Everette Harp and Gerald Albright.
Before going solo, Aysha performed with the female group Girls In The Mix. “Girls” opened for such performers as Zapp w/Roger and WAR. Aysha went on to perform with Ronkat and the Funklectiks featuring Grammy Award nominated writer, Ron Spearman. Eight years ago, Aysha made the move to strike out on her own to pursue her solo career, performing in venues throughout the Los Angeles area. Among these local venues Aysha was invited and performed at the prestigious BB King’s Blues Club.
Aysha has developed a style that will soothe most any soul. Her velvety voice is sultry and smooth with a jazzy edge, and with influences such as Sade, Toni Braxton and Chante Moore, one can only imagine the vibe. Co-writing the majority of her songs, Aysha has been fortunate to work with some very successful producers and arrangers such as Monty Seward (Howard Hewett), Donald Tavié (Lakeside, Norman Connors) and Kevin Dorsey (Michael Jackson), to name a few. One of Aysha’s most current projects included on her CD is a remake of Atlantic Starr’s “Send For Me” arranged by Donald Tavié.
In August 2006, Roc-Life Radio chose Aysha as one of the Top 20 Unsigned New Artists, which airs on Live365.com and in October 2006 she became the 1 Independent Artist on their station. Her songs “Is This Just A Dream” and “Let Me Be The One” now play in rotation on all of their play lists.
I've been here 5 weeks and I got a Paying gig in the village--2 sets--I'm happy. Many, many possible collaborations. I feel at home here...I will give your info to my agent, he has an office in Hong Kong.
That's great to hear. I currently have one of my artist, Garth Ploog co-writing with another songwritier in the USA. They work via skype to combine each others studio. On one of Garth's current original duets, we have a women from California singing with him, his bass player, who is from Australia, and is currently in Las Vegas has contributed as well via the net. It's an amasing medium to share creativity.
Again, Thank you for your music.
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!!
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.
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