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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."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams

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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

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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.

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At 6:11am on September 5, 2012, Bruce C said…

You're simply marvelous ...as always.....just rejoined....and seeing/hearing your beautiful voice/photos has made my day...lol...me best to you (all) ....always b (Bb)

At 9:28pm on February 10, 2012, frank dupree said…

thanks for the add! THAT is a real sound that you have!! love it!!!

At 9:57am on February 9, 2012, Tony Bunn said…

Hi Barbara, I's honoured to be welcomed into yo' world :o)  Great sounds you're offering.  Wishing you all the best as you release your debut!

Peace & Strength,

Tony B.

At 7:57pm on February 27, 2011, Bryan Wattier said…

Hi BJ!

  Hello from Minnesota, USA!  Closest I've been to New Zealand is Hawaii last year!!

Great music tracks!! Love them. Very cool.

Cheers!

Bryan

 

At 1:49pm on February 22, 2011, Denis Simpkin said…

Hey Barbara!

Just stoppin in to give ya some love. Hope your Musical career continues to enchant you Day in day out.

 

BTW.... David Priest has moved back to his home town, London Ontario after 20 years here in Vancouver. He's happy as a clam. 

At 7:07pm on August 31, 2010, Cecilio Valdez Washington said…
Thanks Barbara. Wish you much success. Keep in touch.
At 11:25am on June 29, 2010, Ray Blue said…
Thank you Barbara. How are things looking for your summer and fall?
At 5:41am on April 8, 2010, Bruce C said…

BJ Lookin' forward to your new music!...Finally started recording last month...it's sooo slow with everyone doing different jobs...but it's going well...and we're really fussy...lol....All my best for you and all those lucky enough to be in your life....love and jazz from Maine...always b
At 11:07pm on April 7, 2010, Greg Manning said…
Hi Barbara,

Thank you for your kind words. All the best, Greg.
At 12:34pm on April 3, 2010, Joerg Alfter said…
Hi BJ. Thanks for the nice message and all my best wishes to you from Oahu/Hawaii.
Joerg
At 3:08am on March 29, 2010, jimmy borges said…
I'm regularly on FaceBook. Are you on FB? If not, join. It's the best conduit...jb
At 2:50am on March 29, 2010, jimmy borges said…
BJ...you sing your buns off! Love what you do to a song. Call me when you get to Hawaii...808- 265- 6929...by the way, I sang with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra doing a concert that featured Frank Sinatra's original arrangements back in 1999. Love your country and musicians...aloha, Jimmy
At 5:46am on March 25, 2010, RON APREA said…
Hi Barbara,

The piano player on "Trolly" is killin'. Who is he?...Would like to play with him when we get to New Zealand. (Notice how positive I am.) Anyway, I'm planning on working on that today. Great seeing you here.

Warm regards,

Ron
At 8:12am on September 23, 2009, Artur Bayramgalin said…
hi,
I am glad to announce the release of my debut CD called "Interro Island". This is my first solo project, which includes original tunes composed and arranged by me. I hope you will enjoy my work!
Artur Bayramgalin: Interro Island
available on CD Baby now!
At 10:39pm on September 5, 2009, Denis Simpkin said…
Hey Barb !

Really love your Tracks! nice sultry voice and great piano tracks.

Been working on tracks so not much time for anything.

Also working with David Priest for the past several weeks and managed to get some tracks down for him. Hope to have them up and running soon. David is a great player. love the old school that he know's so well and also the fact that he's eclectic with his choice of styles that he's willing to play.

Hope to hear some more tracks from you Barb and great to see that your back after a 10 year absence. I'll bet you didn't know much you missed singing and workin on your music.

talk to ya later! mewaah
At 9:57am on August 13, 2009, Ron Gill said…
There is so much music out there that so much slips thru the cracks. I used to tell my radio audience that all the time. Fragile is one of Stings masterpieces, and has been recorded by several people, including Andy Bey. My arrangement is an idea I had for a long time and is part of a recording session that has yet to be released. Glad you like it.
My band on that recording has a longstanding involvement with me, pianist and drummer 40 years. So, yeah, we breathe together.
At 9:55am on August 11, 2009, Ron Gill said…
Brabara Jean, how nice of you to comment on my page. Hey, you sound great too. Black Coffee is a wonderful standard that requires some understanding and you manage to set your own tone with it. Good luck.
Ron
At 11:11am on July 27, 2009, Yogi McCaw said…
Thanks for you kind words Barbara! This is a great place to put your stuff on. I recommend doing the feature package and getting the review from Steve Getz, those things are very helpful for promo/resume.
At 9:32pm on June 14, 2009, Bruce C said…

Sweet BJ...you're really gainin' on the vocalese....well done m'lady...travel being what it is, may i send you a mp3 file for an example of "sweet old" cornet fill on Black Coffee...your works are splendid!...my very best to you always...but you already know that...keep up the great work....stunning! My best to you all...always b
At 3:02pm on June 6, 2009, Martin Clay said…
Thanks for the listen sis', appreciate it....I seen David a few moons ago, he was doing a Shearing tribute. The man diffinetly has skills!...Join me at FaceBook if you like :-)....http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510096461&ref=profile

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