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TRIBUTE TO SAMMY NESTICO

THE BOB NOVAL ORCHESTRA

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TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MERCER

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."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams

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As Cuba Changes, Orquesta Akokán Revives The Golden Age Of Mambo

Producer Jacob Plasse and vocalist José "Pepito" Gómez share how they recorded the band's debut in Havana's legendary Areito Studios and what their team-up symbolizes for Cuban-American relations.

Cleo Brown On Piano Jazz

Cleo Brown makes a rare appearance to perform her greatest hit, "Pinetop's Boogie-Woogie," and to recall the style's heyday in the 1930s.

The 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny, Joanne Brackeen and Todd Barkan are recipients of the 2018 Jazz Masters award — the highest honor the U.S. gives to a jazz musician or advocate.

Nicholas Payton On Piano Jazz

The trumpet prodigy learned how to improv from fellow New Orleans native Wynton Marsalis. Payton was only in his 20s when he visited with McPartland for this 1998 episode.

Jazz, Freed: On Cecil Taylor's Expansive Brilliance

Over a career that sprawled across six full decades, Taylor maintained an unwavering standard of expedition. And what he discovered — in an endless, boundless process — was a world unto himself.

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The Arch of the Career In Music; Keep On Sliding!

There is so much before, between and beyond a show like "American Idol." I admit, it is entertaining, but people seem to accept at face value that if one is really talented, and gifted, he or she will get in!



I know personally, three specific cases, where an extremely talented individual did not even make it to first call backs. Thus, the whole thing felt, to them, like that was the end, at least until they collected their broken bits and put their self esteem back… Continue

Added by Amber Whitlock on October 16, 2009 at 11:40am — No Comments

Finding Your Voice, "The Singer's Path To Enjoyment & Success In Music"

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I am sending along some important information on a workshop coming up at the end of October. If you are a singer, professional or amature, you CAN NOT miss this opportunity. This is truly going to be a beneficial program to take you to the next level in your career. Do you know someone who's working hard to navigate through the business? Please pass this on to… Continue

Added by Amber Whitlock on September 25, 2009 at 7:35pm — No Comments

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