Posts Tagged ‘legend’

Rest In Peace, Miss Etta James

Rest In Peace, Miss Etta James

I took this photo of Etta James on very warm Sunday afternoon in September at the Russian River Jazz Festival in 2006. She was serving up her music hot and pulled no punches. This is how I will remember her. Two of my favorite Etta James releases were from the mid 90’s. She did an […]

Andy Bey Nominated for Best Male Singer of the Year by Jazz Journalist Association/Live NYC Appearance

Collin Artists is proud to announce that jazz vocalist/pianist, ANDY BEY is a finalist for a prestigious 2010 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award in the category of: Male Singer of the Year. Professional members of the Jazz Journalists Association will vote on nominees in 41 categories celebrating excellence in jazz music, production, presentation and digital, […]

Remembering Teddy Pendergrass & Ed Thigpen

R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass – Soulful crooner Teddy Pendergrass was much apart of my musical landscape when I was growing up in Chicago. As explained in the article, his message was erotic without telling you everything, unlike today’s young crooner. R.I.P. Ed Thigpen – Jazz legend Ed Thigpen best for his recordings with legendary […]

Singer Ernestine Anderson needs your help

Singer Ernestine Anderson needs your help

From ERNESTINE NEEDS YOUR HELP Dear Friends, We hear stories daily of people who are being forced to foreclose on their homes and it is truly heartbreaking. Recently, celebrities such as Ed McMahon and Evander Holyfield are in foreclosure. Unfortunately, that is a reality for many in this troubled economy and now, it has […]

Frank Jackson Original Compositions – KQED Documentary, “The War: Bay Area Stories”

Here’s something you don’t want to miss, or if you need to, make sure to record to view later. In the recent news are articles on the seven-part series of “The War,” directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, with the first episode, “A Necessary War,” to air Sunday, September 23, at 8 […]

New stamp honors Ella Fitzgerald

From Associated Press By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer Wed Jan 10, 2:25 AM ET WASHINGTON – The lady is a stamp! The U.S. Postal Service honors the First Lady of Song — Ella Fitzgerald — with her own postage stamp Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT The 39-cent stamp is being released at ceremonies at Jazz at […]

An interview with legendary Donald “Duck” Bailey for Black History Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Maria Halyna 2937 Mission St. San Francisco CA, 94110 415-368-9485 An interview with legendary Donald “Duck” Bailey for Black History Month San Francisco, CA – February 20, 2006 – Performing on the 23rd and 24th at Savanna Jazz, Donald “Duck” Bailey has performed in the Chet Smith Orchestra, backed […]

My Shirley Horn Box Set – Disc 4

“Songs are lucky when Shirley Horn chooses them.” This is one of the best quotes that describe the magic of Shirley Horn’s music. The past few weeks have definitely been an education for me in Shirley Horn’s music. Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and support on this project. Preparing the final disc in My […]

Jazz Veteran Shirley Horn Dies

Photo © Larry Busacca Jazz Veteran Shirley Horn Dies By Bill Holland, Washington, D.C. Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, died yesterday (Oct. 20) at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following an extended battle with diabetes. She was 71. Always […]

Flashback Friday – Shirley Horn – Travelin’ Light

I’m trav’lin’ light Because my man has gone So from now on I’m trav’lin’ light He said goodbye And took my heart away So from today I’m trav’lin’ light No one to see I’m free as the breeze No one but me And my memories Some lucky night He may come back again So until […]

The Shirley Horn Essentials…

“May all your storms be weathered. May all that’s good better. Here’s to life. Here’s to love. Here’s to you.” – Shirley Horn On this date in 1934 in our jazz history, vocalist/pianist extraordinaire Shirley Horn was born in Washington, D.C. Here’s her bio from “A superior ballad singer and a talented pianist, Shirley […]

Jazz Legend Nina Simone Dies…

Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina. She was one of eight children and she began playing piano at age 3. By age 6, she was regular pianist at a local Methodist church. I have always felt I have not matured enough to fully appreciate the majesty of her […]