As a host, I'm usually hired after the event is planned by a promoter or organization. As an artist & music company, I am seeking venues where we can perform. The Santa Barbara event came as a result of hosting The Starlight Jazz Serenade benefit concert for many years.
Hope all is well and jazzy in your world.
I'd say welcome to the Network, but it looks like you've been here for a while. Nice selection of tunes you have here -- all of your covers are favorites of mine. I enjoy playing them as well. You are clearly having fun while you put in some serious work. I would love to get your thoughs on some of my material when get a chance.
Hey Don, what's up bro. Thanks for the comment you left on my page. Funny that you mentioned missing me around L.A. because I should be back there shortly. So maybe we'll run into each other soon. Good luck with the CD!!!
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!!
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.
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.