Hi Gary! Thanks so much for connecting and for your complementary comments. I still have some family and lots of friends in Allentown ... I need to get back for a visit!! In the meantime, have a cheese steak for me!
Hey Denise, I was surfing the jazz network, (joined today) and saw that you were born in Allentown Pa. Well I still live in the Lehigh Valley--Easton Pa, and just thought I would say hello to a home town artist. Your clips sound wonderful---loads of talent----the best of luck to you in your singing career.
Thanks so much for your kind words on my latest post/blog/review/etc.
I purchased (itunes) your recording of "When Summer Turns to Snow". I think you are a marvelous singer. Love listening to you.
I checked out your page in the Jazz Network. Nice playing! When you get a moment please check out my free guitar lesson page at: http://www.bluesandjazzguitar.blogspot.com/ pass it on to friends, students and anyone who likes jazz guitar. I’m trying to promote jazz and blues guitar.
I love your new CD. It's stiill getting a lot of arplay, as you can see frm the airplay list and charts I've sent you. My new CD is still hanging in there as well. Let's get together soon. Stay beauitful.
I am so elated to hear about how cool your CD release party was....you deserve to be climbing the charts the way you are!!! How cool is that?? You are probably smiling big....it was my pleasure to help support your efforts, its truly an honor for you bring such wonderful artistry to the fold of Jazz.
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.