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Etienne Charles receives Sunshine Award

From Loop Trinidad & Tobego Etienne Charles receives Sunshine Award By: Laura Dowrich-Phillips* Jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles has been honoured for his dedication and commitment to the Performing Arts. Charles received the honour at the Sunshine Awards in New York on Sunday, October 13. The black-tie Gala was held at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey and featured performances by the Mighty Sparrow, Crazy, Keet Styla (formerly Designer), Signal Hill Alumni Choir, Lenox Picou, Dr. Whitty and the Mighty Chalkdust all accompanied by Charles Dougherty and the Circle of Friends Band. “Thanks to the Sunshine Awards for their generosity and supportive recognition of my work. I’m humbled to receive this award for the Performing Arts at the 30th edition of this ceremony. Kudos to Gil Figaro, Dr Hollis Liverpool and the organising team for the vision to keep this tradition going and growing,” Charles said. Charles has been... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 18th, 2018 in News


Pulling the Right Strings

From The Tribune India Pulling the right strings By: Amarjot Kaur When it comes to playing the sitar, it’s not just the finesse with which Ustaad Nishat Khan marries technique and knowledge that floors the audience. The merit in his... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 17th, 2018 in News


Jazzmeia Makes 'A Social Call'

From WNYC Radio Jazzmeia Horn makes A Social Call By: Paul Cavalconte This year, bandleader Jazzmeia Horn was the youngest Jazz Vocal Grammy Award nominee in two decades. After winning top prizes at the Sarah Vaughan and Thelonious Monk competitions,... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 16th, 2018 in News


Royal Wood on Mountain Stage - Nov 11

From NPR: Mountain Stage The Lone Bellow, River Whyless and more on Mountain Stage Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is pleased to welcome The Lone Bellow, River Whyless, Marthy Scanlan, Royal Wood, and Hello June to Mountain Stage later this... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 16th, 2018 in News


An Interview with Dianne Reeves

From Metropolis METROPOLIS | 10/14/2018 No Metrópolis, de hoje, a cantora de Jazz Diane Reeves passou por aqui, na última semana, num show que teve a bilheteria revertida para o Tucca (Associação para Crianças e Adolescentes com Câncer). Além disso,... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 16th, 2018 in News


Anna & Elizabeth Perform on Live From Here

From Paste Magazine Watch Dirty Projectors, Anna & Elizabeth Perform on Chris Thile’s Live From Here By: Justin Kamp […] The acoustic-folk duo Anna & Elizabeth also appeared on the show, delivering a solemn rendition of their track “Mother in... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 16th, 2018 in News


David Sanborn Keeps Looking Forward

From The Calgary Herald Despite Illustrious Past, Saxophonist David Sanborn Keeps Looking Forward By” Eric Volmers In 1975, David Sanborn may have been the busiest musician on earth. The veteran saxophone player was like a session-musician version of Woody Allen’s... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in News


Putting the Funk in Funk 'n' Roll Weekend

From Minnesota StarTribune Maceo Parker puts the funk in Funk ‘n’ Roll Weekend honoring Prince By: Jon Bream Of course, you could count on Maceo Parker to put the funk in the second annual Funk ‘n’ Roll Weekend sponsored by... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in News


'The Seasons': From Video Project to Album

From DownBeat Ben Wendel Takes ‘The Seasons’ from Video Project to Album By: Robert Ham The modern musician is faced with an interesting dilemma these days, as they seek to find some way to fight through the flood of entertainment... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in News


Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet in Washington, D.C.

From JazzTimes Live Review: Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet in Washington, D.C. By: Jackson Sinnenberg How to play a chord that feels like Toni Morrison writing, “I didn’t fall in love with you, I rose in it”? How to play a... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in News


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