Hope you are doing well. Wishing you happy holidays.
Courtesy announcement -
Nicolas Beardes' latest Single release, “ Snowflakes” featuring Nicolas and the vocals of a cappella sensation, SoVoSo is available this holiday season at http://www.itunes.com and http://www.cdbaby.com.
Nicolas has been a member of Bobby McFerrin’s renowned a cappella ensemble “ Voicestra” since 1990, as well as a solo artist in his own right. A seasoned and highly respected showman on stage, and a powerful music force well versed in diverse styles of rhythm and jazz, Bearde is masterful at drawing audiences into his performance. His influences range from Lou Rawls, Burt Bacharach and Marvin Gaye, to Luther Vandross and the Temptations, however, Nicolas has carved out his own style and made a notable contribution to the jazz world with his own quartet "The Right Groove". His dynamic show contains original music, as well as jazz and blues standards, and he has thrilled audiences around the world with his soulful interpretations.
In 1998 he released his first CD, “Crossing the Line” on his own imprint, Right Groove Records, which garnered fans, and great reviews in the UK, and a sold out concert at the Jazz Café in London. In 2005, Nicolas released his second CD, “ All about Love” which rose to #7 on the charts on Canadian Smooth Jazz radio, followed in 2008 by his release of “Live at Yoshis – A salute to Lou – a tribute to the music of legendary Lou Rawls.
So nice to hear from you. Thank you for your prompt reply and your kind comments about my music. I have a following in Norway, and am looking for performance opportunities, concerts, festivals, etc.
Beverly thought you might be able to help? Would enjoy speaking to you about the possibilities.
Thank you! And yes, my grandmother's family name is Englebritzen. My spelling may be a little off due to the fact that her father changed their name to Lee when he got here, so i've never really ever got to see it in context. However, I am fascinated by that particular branch of my family tree. I hope to get up to you soon.
I'm a musician ,songwriter ,producer.I've created alone a new music style I call Nu Groove.
I'd like to use my song 'Unity" to raise money to feed hungry children,and I'm open to suggestions to move on that.please use thei widget to listen to my music,,I would also like you to consider downloading a song ,and help me launch Nu Groove.
Beautiful and enticing works Hilde.....well done...classically simple in your approach...and conveying of your message with elagance and efficiency....lovely voice and instrumentations...so lovely indeed...Bravo...bravissimo...encore!...my very best to you and all those in your life ... always b
Glad to hear you are happy Hilde!!! Amazing, they actually played my songs.. cool! I recently was introduced to a radio host via Facebook and I plan to give her your CD asap. She said she was very interested, and I know she will love your "Evening in Prague" and all of your fabulous recordings!!! They are all favorites of mine and I know good music. Ja!! I surely do! Snakk soon. I do need to post my songs here, up to my eyeballs in paint and Christmas preparations. Hope 2009 is a peaceful, happy year for us all. Elsker deg! og Tusen Takk for your friendship, dear Hilde!!!! Much Love and STOR KLEMS! KAM
What a soothing, sweet version of "Bye, Bye Blackbird"! Hope things are going well with your rehearsals.. Just stopping by to listen. Think I may be able to get your Prague CD some airplay here soon... We'll snakk soon. Thinking of you! God Jul! Love, K
Hey just stay busy. I work the same way and I'd rather be working than anything else. You still sound great. and that is why you're successful...in addition to the hard work. best wishes and god bless
Heyyyy.... welcome back!
I should pay more attention, did not realise you were over in NYC!!!!
I am in the UK - but have made several trips to Italy for work since May... I will be around until mid-Sept. I just got back from a festival in Albania and leave for Brazil at the end of the month!!! I will have to see what you are up to on the other "page"... take care!
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!!
Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland's second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of "Very Early" and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
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.