Greetings, Kevin--As a fellow traveller along the road to Ifa and the cultural legacy of Jazz and the music of Africans in the Americas, I salute you. It is good to see that someone else from the jazz scene is grooving on the rhythmic complexities of Cuban music
Hey Kevin, are you in London? Wow, we are located in NJ. I have a performing Arts Center on the Waterfront in Camden NJ and my sister does the Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Series on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City every year. If you ever come to the states and want to look us up and need a venue to play at you are welcome. www.chickenbonebeach.org, www.myspace.com/ideaperformingarts take care, cynthia
Musically it is inconsistent. Its not like the east coast where there are many, many venues within a two hour drive. Here there aren't many, may venues within a 6 hour drive. Its difficult to make a living. By July, I seriously hope to be in Asia, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. That is my goal for the next year or two. Consistent work, and appreciation. After that I will move back to NY.
Hi Bill thanks for the reply yes i overstand no problem,when your doing a concert in the UK again i will try and make the show and i will buy a copy of your album Fruit from the loom, just drop us a line when you know your next concert in London or if your doing any other European shows during the summer period like August/September in France or Spain maybe a could catch a show as i will be moving around France and Spain in this period if not, i pray we will connect when your in the UK again sending positive vibes blessings wishing all the best with your albums
Hi Kevin: I just released "Fruit From the Loom" on my label CMMC. You can get the mp3 from iTunes for the moment as it is available to the public through the digital domain. I sell the cd at my concert performances since I have no distribution at the moment.
Wow, all the fuses all the rythms, swing and african+cuban music must be cool! Put them up. Welcome and enjoy this place. I used to play alto sax looong time ago, it was too heavy and I spit in it a lot. But I fulfilled the dream! Still envy all sax players though. Good luck to you and your spouse! ;o)
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!!
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