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Jackie's Groove® with Jackie Bertone!

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JACKIE’S GROOVE® is all about Jackie Bertone’s world and the people who inspire him and those who he’s inspired. He talks with the player’s, players about the Music Biz ‘s “REAL “as only Jackie does. Prepare to journey through the rhythm of the music business with Jackie Bertone!
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Jim Crean - Hard Rock Vocalist/Songwriter
Jim Crean - Hard Rock Vocalist/Songwriter Hear more shows like this at https://entertalkradio.com/jackiesgroove Award Winning Vocalist/Songwriter Jim Crean is a recording/touring musician for well over 35 years. He has fronted many Regional and National Recording artist's .He has won numerous awards 2013, 2014 & 2015 Best Original Male Vocalist. In 2016 he was inducted in the Night-Life Hall Of Fame Lifetime Achievement awards. Crean released four Solo albums on Major Label’s. Most Recently He released the highly anticipated new album titled “Insatiable” on Carmine Appice’s International label Rocker Records .The Record is Release World Wide! WWW.JIMCREAN.NET HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=OLA7R0WDJRW
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June 18, 2018
Pete Escovedo - My Life in the Key of E
Pete Escovedo - My Life in the Key of E Hear more shows like this at https://entertalkradio.com/jackiesgroove Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years. Pete is known worldwide for his live performances, session work and solo albums. Pete Escovedo will release his personal account of his life as a musician, artist, and patriarch of his musical family in his new memoir, My Life in the Key of E. This has been a dream of his that has taken 5 years to manifest, and one that he earnestly wants to share with all his fans, friends and family. http://peteescovedo.com/
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June 15, 2018
Shannon Rae - 100 Proof Country Rock
Shannon Rae - 100 Proof Country Rock Hear more shows like this at https://entertalkradio.com/jackiesgroove Shannon Rae is 100 Proof all original California Country Rock. She is a Southern California native raised on The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Tom Petty and influenced by Shania Twain, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. Her second album Lucky 13, showcases that Shannon has hit her stride with an original style all her own. Lucky 13 is a sassy combination of Country, Rock, Pop and even a splash of Bluegrass. Grammy award winning producer Chris Lord Alge says, "Shannon Rae has everything it takes to be a country rock star!” Shannon’s distinctive musical career includes two all-girl trios, pop band Demimonde (Saban/Shuki Levy) and the country influenced Sweetwater Junction, which fed her desire to write and perform as a solo artist. In 2015 Shannon joined forces with producer, songwriter and band mate Dave Polich who together have written and produced a noteworthy catalog of songs, makin
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June 6, 2018
Goodnight, Texas - At the Crossroads of Folk, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Goodnight, Texas - At the Crossroads of Folk, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hear more shows like this as https://entertalkradio.com/jackiesgroove Conventional wisdom says the two frontmen of a band shouldn’t live on opposite sides of the United States, but that's never seemed to deter Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf. Drawing their name from Pat and Avi’s onetime geographic midpoint between their homes in San Francisco and Chapel Hill, NC (the real town of Goodnight in the State of Texas, a tiny hamlet east of Amarillo), the four-piece also exists at the center of its songwriters’ contrasting styles — via a 1913 Gibson A mandolin and a 2015 Danelectro, at the crossroads of folk and blues and rock ‘n’ roll, in a place where dry wit and dark truths meet hope and utmost sincerity. Website/Socials: https://hiwearegoodnighttexashowareyou.com IG: @goodnighttexas Twitter: @goodnight_texas FB: https://www.facebook.com/goodnighttexas YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoodnightTexasMusic
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June 6, 2018
Michael Paulo - Sax Player with Bobby Caldwell, Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau
One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for nearly 35 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct saxpertise to a virtual who's who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo's longest term touring association), James Ingram, No. 1 Smooth Jazz Trumpeter and guitarist Rick Braun and Peter White, Oleta Adams, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Carl Anderson, Bobby Caldwell, Johnny Mathis and more. Paulo grew up in a musical family (his father a pianist, his mother a singer, his siblings all playing instruments) and though he came upon the sax relatively late at age 15, he quickly became first horn player in his high school band and was playing professional gigs around the islands within a few years. Rather than accept a scholarship to North Texas State, he chose a more adventurous road by joining Hawaiian pop/rock band Kalapana, which had some success on the mainland but was most popular in Japan. After
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May 24, 2018
Many Bodies, One Mind - Diana Purim and Krishna Booker of Eyedentity
This Episode Presented by JamBoxx - www.JamBoxx.com "Styled after a harmonica, the MIDI wind controller is a new way to play music with your slightest breath" Hear more shows like this one at https://entertalkradio.com/jackiesgroove “Many in body but one in mind” is an ancient Buddhist concept which signifies a unity that has at its heart, respect for the diverse and unique qualities of each individual. This unity can be formed only among those who respect one another and cherish each other’s unique attributes and abilities, while working in harmony to compensate for one another’s weaknesses. In essence, many people having the same feeling, thought or aim toward a goal. This has been a major theme for Eyedentity over the years and through many transformations since its inception in 1997. Searching for their own voices in a family of giants, it can be witnessed in the desire of its founding members to individuate themselves from their legendary forefathers, all the while preservi
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May 8, 2018
Neil Donell - Lead Singer with Chicago
Neil Donell is currently the lead singer with Chicago. Originally hailing from Montreal, Neil has gone on to establish himself as the premier session vocalist in Canada. A veteran of more than ten thousand recording sessions, this multiple Juno Award nominee is often referred to in the media as “the most recorded voice in the country,” and is introduced as “the man of a thousand voices” at the dozens of pop symphony concerts he performs annually across North America.Possessed of an uncanny ability for mimicry, and with better than four octaves at his disposal, he has, over the years, been called upon to reproduce the voices of literally hundreds of other artists — his repertoire spanning Bolton to Bennett to Bocelli and everyone in between — all the while moving effortlessly between virtually every musical genre. An accomplished songwriter, producer, vocal coach and arranger, Neil makes his home in Toronto, Canada. http://neildonell.com/
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May 3, 2018
Hal Blaine - Legendary Wrecking Crew Drummer
Hal Blaine a session drummer known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California. Blaine played on numerous hits by popular groups, including Nancy Sinatra, Jan and Dean, Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, the Monkees, the Partridge Family, and Steely Dan. He has played on 40 number one hit singles, 150 top ten hits and has performed on, by his own accounting, over 35,000 recorded tracks. He is widely regarded as one of the most prolific drummers in rock and roll history, having "certainly played on more hit records than any drummer in the rock era". Blaine is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2010. https://www.facebook.com/HalBlaine/
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April 26, 2018
Jazz, Groove and Attitude with Jayson Tipp
Jayson Tipp is a jazz pianist and founder of Under The Lake jazz band whose releases and live performances boast a "who's who" list of jazz artists such as Joe Sample, Billy Cobham, Keiko Matsui, Stanley Jordan, and others. Under The Lake have received immense critical praise in local, regional, national, and international publications including JazzTimes, Jazziz, France's Jazz Hot, Canada's Exclaim, Germany's Cascade, as well as The New York Daily News.
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April 21, 2018
Walfredo Reyes Jr. - Drummer with Chicago
Walfredo Reyes Jr….Born in Cuba, raised in Puerto Rico, and culminating his musical style in the U.S., Wally (Walfredo Jr.) learned the traditions from the master, his father Walfredo Sr. He married those principles with his love of the drum set, coming up with his own truly global rhythmic style. Simply put, Wally is able to sound like a drummer and a percussionist at the same time. Add blistering chops and a penchant for playing unusual patterns to the mix, and you have only a small idea of what this man can do. Not surprisingly, this “one man percussion show” has gathered an impressive list of “gigs" over the years, including touring and / or recording with: Carlos Santana, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, David Lindley, Ricki Lee Jones, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes, Smokey Robinson, Robbie Robertson, Joe Sample, Boz Scaggs, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Johnny Hallyday, Khaled, Lindsey Buckingham, Chicago and many others. Because of his versati
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April 19, 2018
Jessy J - Bringing Saxy Back
With the release of her new album “Live at Yoshi’s – 10 Year Anniversary Special,” Jessy J celebrates a remarkable decade since she brought her sizzling beats, dynamic Latin and samba rhythms with sensual melodies to contemporary jazz via her #1 hit debut album Tequila Moon. The recording of this CD is a festive celebration of the 10-year anniversary of “Tequila Moon,” which propelled a remarkable career for the saxophonist. Recording the Yoshi’s Jazz Club event with her powerhouse band will capture the essence of Jessy J, which fans know is most readily heard when she commands a live performance. “I’m excited to commemorate this experience with my fans! I felt like a live album would be the perfect way to mark the 10th anniversary of ‘Tequila Moon,’ because I love performing live and it presents a completely different experience than my studio albums, with exciting interactions with the audience and the spirited ensemble action with my band.” https://www.jessyj.com/
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April 12, 2018
Counting Blessings with Dave McElroy, Breakout Country Artist
Charismatic country artist Dave McElroy serenades his love on his energizing latest Nowhere With You. This single is currently charting on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart and the Billboard Indicator. After the success of his last single Without You, which pulled at listeners heartstrings and peaked at #60 on the Music Row Charts, Dave takes a turn to release an upbeat track with Nowhere With You, serenading a love and begging her to get lost in the countryside with him. His raspy twang mixed with well-crafted lyrics and unforgettable hooks is guaranteed to leave listeners singing the tune all day long. Written by Dave and hit country singer/songwriter Bridgette Tatum (She’s Country - Jason Aldean), this song is sure to be a fan-favorite. He premiered the song in downtown Minneapolis at Cambria Gallery prior to the Superbowl kickoff last month and received an amazing response from country fans. He also recently wrapped up a successful Country Radio Seminar (CRS) earlier this year a
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April 10, 2018
The Beat of Broadway with Sean McDaniel - Drummer for Frozen, Hamilton, Book of Mormon
Sean McDaniel is currently the drummer for Disney’s Frozen on Broadway.  On Broadway he also originated The Book Of Mormon, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, La Cage Aux Folles, and Violet. Off-Broadway he originated Hamilton. As a substitute on Broadway he performed in 13 different shows.   Sean is also the drummer for American Idol Runner-Up Clay Aiken. With Clay, Sean has toured the country and played on many TV shows. He has also performed with Aaron Tveit, Audra McDonald, Jennifer Hudson, Sting, Dolly Parton, Stephanie Block, Idina Menzel, Cheyenne Jackson, Lin Manuel Miranda, and Jane Lynch.  He maintains a busy freelance and recording schedule in NYC. Sean earned his BM at University of North Texas and his MFA at New York University. He is endorsed by DW, Evans, Vic Firth, and Sabian.  Twitter: @SmdrumsSean Instagram: smdrums10
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April 8, 2018
Wyclef Jean
The music that Wyclef Jean has written, performed, and produced — both as a solo superstar and as founder and guiding member of the Fugees — has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. In 1996, the Fugees released their monumental album The Score, which inspired notoriously prickly rock critic Robert Christgau to write: "so beautiful and funny, its courage could make you weep." The album, created in Wyclef’s studio in his uncle’s basement in New Jersey, hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned a trio of smash singles (including their indelible reinvention of Roberta Flack’s 1973 ballad "Killing Me Softly"), and is now certified six times platinum. But Wyclef, a child prodigy with a wealth of musical influences from jazz to classic rock to reggae, resisted the pressure to duplicate the sound and style of that masterwork. Instead, he launched himself as a producer and solo artist whose work drew from an innovative and eclectic palette that included element
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April 5, 2018
David Garfield - Music Director for George Benson
Inside outsider David Garfield seizes the opportunity to create “Outside the Box”The ambitious jazz-R&B keyboardist gathers his all-star friends to create a massive multi-record, multi-genre collection that has already scored a Billboard hit single.David Garfield was nineteen when he got his start playing alongside influential bebop jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. But opportunities came quickly for him in contemporary jazz as well as in R&B and pop, which guided the direction of his now five-decade career away from his roots. Straight-ahead jazz has remained in his core and he’s longed to return “home” thus to launch his prolific multi-volume, multi-genre “Outside the Box” collection, Garfield will drop his first straight-ahead jazz album, “Jazz Outside the Box,” on March 23 via his Creatchy Records label. www.DavidGarfield.com
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March 14, 2018
Reggae Veterans - Third World with guest Henry Kapono
Celebrating 45 years, ‘Reggae Ambassadors’, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica's most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences.  Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as "reggae-fusion".  With 10 Grammy nominations and catalogue of charted smash hits (including “Now That We Found Love”, ”96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love” )  spanning over four decades, sold-out tours, a vibrant and loyal fan base and inspirational messages, one may wonder, "Where did it all begin? What gives Third World the staying power so rare in the music industry?" Third World is more than just one of the top Reggae bands of all time, it is an institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members, still pushes forward the cutting edge of music worldwide. It is an instituti
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March 11, 2018
Andres Forero - TONY, GRAMMY and EMMY Award-Winning Drummer/Percussionist
TONY, GRAMMY and EMMY award winning Andres Patrick Forero is considered to be one of the best "Crossover" Drummer/Percussionists in the industry. Hailed by many as a music prodigy; by the age of 12 Andres was playing over 13 instruments. Early in his music career, Andres was asked to take the prestigious title of jazz ambassador to the United States through the United Nations. Andres has traveled to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on several occasions as a peace leader where he continues to be actively involved today. Over the past twenty plus years, Forero has traveled the world and has performed and / or recorded with luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Paquito D'Rivera, Ron Carter, Alejandro Sanz, Tito Puente, William Cepeda, Sean Kingston, Ne-yo, Wyclef Jean, Jimmy Fallon, Alicia Keys, Rolando Morales-Matos, Luis Bonilla, Adam Ray, Phish, Late Night with Seth Meyers  and Raul Midon. www.AndresPatrickForero.com
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March 3, 2018
Emerging Artist Series 21: Bonnie McIntosh, Keyboardist with Selena Gomez
Classically trained pianist and endorsed Roland artist, Bonnie McIntosh has been working steadily as a touring keyboardist for the past 10 years. She’s studied classical piano performance at CSULA before transferring to Musicians Institute after receiving a Musicianship Scholarship. For the past few years she’s been the touring keyboardist for international pop mega star Selena Gomez and has performed in arenas all over the world as a part of the Revival World Tour, iHeart Radio’s Jingle Ball 2015 tour, and numerous televised performances including Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, Ellen, the Billboard Women in Music Awards and The Tonight Show. Bonnie’s keyboard resume also includes Miley Cyrus, Madilyn Baily, Daniel Bambaata Marley, Red Elvises, Wondaland Records' St. Beauty and the award winning television show “Glee”. Bonnie’s been praised for her programming skills and high energy stage performances. Aside from working as a touring keyboardist, Bonnie has also been teaching pia
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February 27, 2018
Bobby G. - Producer, Guitarist, (with guests Eddie Minnifield, Brian Alexander Morgan, Derek Allen and Peter Michael Escovedo)
Bobby G. electrifies audiences with his infectious lead and rhythm guitar magic, and he has been doing so for over two decades. His pocket and funky rhythm playing combined with his hypnotic, melodic, and sometimes acrobatic solos create a fervor that has made Bobby G. the go-to guitar player for major artists. Aside from his guitar prowess, Bobby has been on countless T.V. appearances including The Tonight Show (Jay Leno), David Letterman, Oprah, Arsenio Hall, The View, Regis & Kathie Lee, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Good Morning America, MTV, VH1, and BET. Bobby G. is an established songwriter and producer for a wide range of recording artists because of his vision, and knack for creating melodic hooks, funky rhythms, and polished compositions...Here is a list of some of the artists Bobby G. has worked with on T.V., Recordings and Tours: • Lionel Richie• Earth Wind and Fire• Mariah Carey* Prince• Sheila E.• The Time• Teena Marie• Eric Benet• George Duke*George Clinton• Ro
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February 22, 2018
Emerging Artist Series 20: Guitarist Miles Vargas
Miles Vargas is a freelancer a session (recording) and performer as both a guitarist and percussionist (primarily timbalero and cajon) and singer a combined 40 years.  His main guitar influences would be Eddie Van Halen, Paul Jackson Jr, Joe Pass and Paco De Lucia and also Trombonist Composer William Anthony Colon Roman, Trumpeter Miles Davis and Percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia and Poncho Sanchez. Miles - "My childhood beginnings found me donating willingly to first playing gospel and worship tunes and soon expanded to progressive blues, rock, smooth jazz, boleros, chachas and mex-tex. I am actually a late starter because I didn't really start learning guitar until I was about 18 years old. My very first instrument were drums but it was not until I I heard secular music that my ears and interests opened up big time birthing the dream to be a guitar player. I soon found myself seeking to collaborate with those I could really learn from (no matter how much older they were or what genr
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February 19, 2018
Linda Chorney - Filmmaker, Grammy-Nominated Singer
Grammy Nominee Linda Chorney made history as the first truly independent artist to receive a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album in 2012. She is an award winning filmmaker, author, public speaker, and self-proclaimed "Jackass of All Trades."  Born before the war, she started singing as a fetus,  received a standing ovation in the delivery room and has been singing ever since. Her body of music includes 3 cassettes, and 7 CDs.Chorney's humanitarian efforts through her music include partial responsibility for the erection of bronze statue of Martin Richard, lost to the Boston Marathon Tragedy, raising funds for Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson, volunteering performances for charitable organizations such as Light Of Day Foundation, Where Angels Play Foundation, singing and donating a guitar to the VA Health Care Facility of Tucson. http://www.lindachorney.com/
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February 16, 2018
Pat Coil - Pianist, Composer with Michael McDonald
Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, Pat is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer and arranger, as well as a highly respected studio musician. If you watch television, listen to the radio, or go to the movies, you have heard Pat and some form of his music. Pat has toured Japan, South America, Europe and the U.S. with such artists as Michael McDonald, Carmen McCrae, Olivia Newton John, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Woody Herman and many others. Pat has recorded with many artists including Natalie Cole, Trisha Yearwood, Ernie Watts, Carmen McCrae, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Travis Tritt, Peter Cetera, Woody Herman, Scott Henderson and Michael McDonald. His talent spans the musical spectrum of jazz, pop, R&B, gospel,  and country. http://patcoil.com/
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February 8, 2018
Brian Culbertson - Jazz, R&B, Funk Artist
Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Mining the urban sounds of musically-rich Chicago, he began his musical studies on piano at age eight and quickly picked up several other instruments by the time he was twelve, including drums, trombone, bass and euphonium. Inspired by the iconic R&B-jazz-pop artists of the 1970s like Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn and others, Culbertson started composing original music for his seventh grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped since, amassing 30 Billboard No. 1 singles (and counting!) and a deep catalogue of 18 albums, most of which have topped the Billboard contemporary jazz charts. Having worked and performed with countless industry all-stars such as Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Maurice White (EWF), Chuck Brown and Bootsy Collins just to name a f
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January 11, 2018
Myron McKinley - Earth, Wind & Fire Musical Director and Keyboardist
Multi-talented and gifted pianist, producer, songwriter, programmer and film scorer, Myron McKinley is the current music director and keyboardist of the legendary R&B Jazz Funk group "Earth, Wind & Fire" that holds a record of winning 7 Grammy Awards including the "Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2016. Upon graduating from USC, McKinley quickly began performing with award winning artists such as Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, CeCe Winans, Harry Connick Jr., Jodeci, Yolanda Adams, Chicago, Puff Daddy, Dr. Dre, Brandy, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Stanley Clarke, Gerald Albright, Karen Clark-Shears, Chante Moore, Tupac Shakur, Doc Powell, Vesta, Backstreet Boys, Regina Bell, Tyrese, Hanson, James Ingram, Brian McKnight, Patti LaBelle, Monica, Dru Hill, Keith Sweat, Morris Day, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, Gerald Levert, Ashford & Simpson, Deborah Cox, Tamia, Emotions, Gloria Gaynor, Christina Aguilera, En Vogue and Earth Wind & Fire to just name a few. Myron also heads th
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December 13, 2017
Ray Greene lead singer for Santana Returns
Ray Greene returns for a Jackie's Groove, Recap Friday! Tune in and hear what Ray's been up to. Ray Greene is a Berklee College of Music graduate living in the Boston area. He is currently a member of Carlos Santana's touring band where he performs as lead vocalist and trombonist. Ray's versatility has been evident throughout his musical journey, allowing him to showcase his abilities in a wide range of musical genres; from Soul, Gospel and R&B, to Jazz and Blues. Ray Greene has performed with several of the biggest names in the fields of Pop and R&B, such as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Rick James, and NKOTB, to name a few. His Gospel release, titled “Songs of Hope, Inspiration and Joy”, garnered much critical and commercial success.  Ray’s latest recording, called “Heaven Bound”, was recently released on his SoulVision Records label.  He also co-produced a Christmas project with well-respected pianist Dow Brain for Underground Productions called “Tell Me the Story of Christmas”,
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December 8, 2017
Selina Albright - R&B, Jazz and the Albright Legacy
For more shows like this one, visit http://entertalkradio.com/ and Connect To All Things Music. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Selina Albright, daughter of renowned sax player Gerald Albright, was reared in the jazz and R&B scene, making her first appearance singing on one of her father’s albums twenty years ago. She has since sung on several of his collections, including penning lyrics and singing on the Grammy-nominated “24/7,” a 2012 duet set from the chart-topping saxophonist and Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown. Oozing stage presence, exuberance and captivating charisma, Albright has made her own name while singing on records and stages around the world, shining brightly amidst a galaxy of contemporary jazz stars and R&B legends that spans Brian Culbertson, David Benoit, Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum, David Sanborn, Boney James, Richard Elliot and Rick Braun to Chaka Khan, Will Downing, Regina Belle, The Temptations, Hugh Masakela and the late George Duke. Selina is
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December 7, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 19: Lilliana de los Reyes - Percussionist and Vocalist with George Benson
For more shows like this one, visit http://entertalkradio.com/ and Connect To All Things Music. Lilliana de los Reyes is a multi-talented vocalist, percussionist, and songwriter whose powerful voice and stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. Born to two parents deeply entrenched in the music industry, she began to cultivate a love for music and the arts at an early age. It only seemed natural to forge her own career in music. Lilliana went on to hone her craft at USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music and, in the midst of her studies, began touring with legendary jazz guitarist George Benson. Between tour dates with George Benson, Lilliana is based out of Los Angeles, CA, where she is currently working on recording original material for her solo project, as well as working with and for other artists. Lillianadelosreyes.com Facebook Instagram
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December 5, 2017
Joe Vitale - Drummer with Joe Walsh, Ted Nugent
For more shows like this one, visit http://entertalkradio.com/ and Connect To All Things Music. Born into a musical family, Joe Vitale is a veteran musician and drummer whose career has spanned over forty years of touring, recording, song writing, and producing with legendary and Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame artists.  Along with vocals, he also plays percussion, keyboards and flute.  His drumming encompasses all styles of music.  A dedicated professional, his quality of performance is evident in his resume.  He has recorded and toured with Ted Nugent, Joe Walsh, Dan Fogelberg, Peter Frampton, The Eagles, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and CSNY to name a few.  In addition, he has recorded with Rick Derringer, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison, Carl Wilson, Don Felder, Boz Scaggs, John Entwhistle and many others.  Joe Vitale’s songs & performances have appeared in many movies & TV  : Spy Games, Joe Dirt, The 40 Year Old Virgin, The Warriors, Devi
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November 15, 2017
Morris O'Connor - Earth Wind & Fire Lead Guitarist, Backup Vocalist
For more shows like this one, visit http://entertalkradio.com/ and Connect To All Things Music. Born and raised on the South side of Chicago, Morris O'Connor built an incredible name in the Music Business working with numerous award-winning and legendary bands. Artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight (Musical Director), Teena Marie, The Gap Band, Envoge, Jody Watley (Musical Director), Booker T Jones (Booker T & The MG’s), The Jazz Crusaders, Otis Day & The Knights all have one thing in common. That's Morris O'Connor. When the biggest names in Entertainment need "that sound", they call Morris for his dynamic ability in genres ranges from R&B, Rock, Fusion, Blues, Brazilian, Jazz and many other styles. Morris is currently touring with Earth, Wind & Fire as their lead guitarist and background vocalist. He's recorded and composed music for EWF as well as recorded & performed their intricate guitar work both live and in the studio. From 1996 until 2013, Morr
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November 14, 2017
Ron Powell - Percussionist, Clinician, Author
For more shows like this one, visit http://entertalkradio.com/ and Connect To All Things Music. Ron Powell is a percussionist, accomplished musician, clinician, author and exciting performer. He has over 40 years experience touring and working with artists like Madonna, Santana, Kenny G. , Barry White, Diana Ross, Al Jarreau, Earth Wind & Fire, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Erika Badu and many, many others.  Ron is considered by many as one of the best in the business and has performed at the White House for three different presidents as well as at The Queens ball in England and a few functions for Princess Diana, the Sultan of Brunei, the King of Jordan and Nelson Mandela.  www.ronpowellpercussion.com
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November 13, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 18: Saxophonist Justin Young
For more shows like this one, visit http://entertalkradio.com/ and Connect To All Things Music. Justin Young began in music as a drummer and was introduced to a wide array of styles - from R&B and pop to jazz and gospel – by his father, Jim Young, who led and played in a variety of bands, encouraging his scion to play sax. Landing his first professional concert at age sixteen, Young put himself through Michigan State University by playing weekend gigs. He issued his debut album, “Rendezvous,” in 2003. After winning a competition at the famed Capital Jazz Fest in 2007, he released “On The Way.” A move to Southern California helped his following multiply quickly when he booked a year-long residency at Spaghettini, a hot spot for the contemporary jazz crowd south of Los Angeles. Gigs on the national festival circuit ensued as did subsequent recordings, “Home for the Holidays” and “Nothin’ But Love.”  For over a decade, he’s put out quality soul-jazz albums, but his forthcoming disc, “
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November 13, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 17: Fear and Drumming in Las Vegas - Anthony Raya
Anthony Raya grew up in Southern California and is now a Las Vegas based freelance drummer. He started playing drums at age 5, influenced heavily by his father’s love of Classic Rock bands like Queen, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and more. After high school Anthony attended the Percussion Institute of Technology at Musicians Institute and graduated in 2008. The following years would see Anthony gigging with various original and cover bands including Midnight Satellites, Woody and the Harrelsons, Cecilio & Kapono, and more. In 2012 Anthony auditioned for the pioneering ska-core band Voodoo Glow Skulls and toured with them for two years. In 2014, Anthony relocated to Las Vegas and began working steadily with dozens of bands and production shows, including All Shook Up: A Tribute to the King, Country Superstars Tribute, World’s Greatest Rock Show, Legends in Concert, the Jupiter Year, JV All Stars, Überschall and many more. Anthony plans on wrapping up 2017 gigging with at least 6 differe
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November 6, 2017
Terry Wollman - Producer, Guitarist, Music Director and Composer
Terry Wollman is an in-demand Producer, Guitarist, Music Director and Composer who has worked with an array of artists including Melissa Manchester, Billy Preston, The Crusaders, Little Richard, Wilson Phillips, Joan Baez, Joe Walsh, Keb’ Mo’, and Eartha Kitt, to name just a few.   Terry has produced artists including Tony Bennett, Dick Van Dyke, Dave Grusin with Alan Bergman, and Melissa Manchester’s 20th album “You Gotta Love The Life” with special guests artists Stevie Wonder, Joe Sample, Dave Koz, Dionne Warwick and Al Jarreau.  Wollman’s debut album “Bimini” (1988) received worldwide critical acclaim.  He recently released his 7th CD, a 25 year retrospective entitled “Silver Collection”.  His first single “Welcome To Paradise” (featuring Terry with Dave Koz on alto sax) debuted at #1 Most Added on Billboard.
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November 3, 2017
Lynne Fiddmont - Singer with Stevie Wonder, Seal, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin
Lynne Fiddmont’s extensive credits include an astounding array of legends such as: Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Seal, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Madonna, Bill Withers, Burt Bacherach, Joe Zawinul, Miley Cyrus, Josh Groban, The Crusaders, Elton John, Kenny Loggins, Dave Brubeck, Natalie Cole, Patti Austin, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Timothy B Schmit, B.B. King, Rod Stewart, and Iggy Pop. (partial list). “It’s easier sometimes to say who I haven’t sung with” says Lynne. Her television appearances include the Grammy Awards, BET Awards, MTV Awards, CMA Awards, UNCF Awards, Billboard Awards, Johnny Carson Show, Jay Leno Show, Arsenio Hall Show, Regis and Kelly, David Letterman, MTV Unplugged, Good Morning America, Motown Live, Ellen Degeneres, and Live at the White House honoring Stevie Wonder with President Barack Obama and The Superbowl 1999. She has performed in Africa, Australia, South America, North America, Greece, Rus
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November 1, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 16: Mark Bray, Country Artist
New country artist Mark Bray finds the common ground with everyone and draws each fan in with the release of his debut single, For Love. This single follows the success of signing with Bar Frog Music for label representation. Previously signed artists to Bar Frog Music include Amber Hayes, Bailey James, Nick Hickman, Tony McKee, and duo Williams Honor.  This single is officially released to country radio and is available for download on iTunes and all digital platforms.  This upbeat song, which was composed by Rusty Tabor (Billy Ray Cyrus) and Cole Deggs (Kenny Chesney, Chris Janson, Gary Allan, Tracy Byrd, Andy Griggs), is the first release off Bray’s album, which will be released later this year. He is gearing up to visit radio stations in New York next week in support of the song.  About Mark Bray: This South Florida native always had music instilled in his blood. They say it takes only one moment for someone to become hooked and know that making music is their dream, and for Mark,
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October 31, 2017
Dan Del Fiorentino - NAMM Podcast Host 10/25/17
Dan Del Fiorentino is NAMM’s resident Music Historian and host of The Music History Project podcast, examining the innovative creations, evolution of musical instruments, the changing world of music retail, music industry icons, and other topics covered in NAMM’s Oral History program. The NAMM Oral History program boasts over 3,000 interviews and is continually growing.
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October 27, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 15: Thùy Linh
The first Vietnamese American Jazz vocalist and composer of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Thùy Linh (twee lin), aka TL, has been singing Jazz since age 20. Self-taught and drawn to this calling in college, she was hypnotized by the iconic Jazz voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong. She sings in multiple languages: English, Vietnamese, French, Spanish, and Portugese. Born in coastal Nha Trang, Viet Nam, TL at nine years old, fled by fishing boat with her family to the United States. In their new homeland, TL attained a master’s degree in international relations. But her love for singing from childhood delivered her here. Staring with American Jazz standards, her repertoire has evolved to include original music, blues, Latin bossas and boleros, and pop R&B dance. In her first professional CD, Then & Now, TL invites us to witness her budding love affair with Jazz.
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October 24, 2017
Harold Payne - Multi-Platinum Songwriter 10/20/17
LA based Harold Payne is a multi-platinum songwriter, singer & TEDx speaker. His songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Patti Labelle, Kelly Rowland, Carlos Santana & long time collaborator, Bobby Womack —literally from Peter Paul and Mary to Snoop Dogg. He co-wrote Womack’s “Bravest Man in the Universe” album which won the prestigious “Q” award in the UK for “album of the year” and has released his long awaited CD “Possibilities” His live performances are engaging and humorous and always contain his notorious, “on the spot” improv songs.
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October 20, 2017
Ray Parker Jr. & Director Fran Strine - 10/18/17
Ray Parker Jr. is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer and actor. Parker is known for writing and performing the theme song to the movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, Raydio, and with Barry White. http://rayparkerjr.com/ Fran Strine is the director of the documentary film “Hired Gun”, the story of the musical talent responsible for the most famous instrumental solos in the world, who have toured with the musical legends who hired them. Fran is working on a follow-up documentary project called "Titans of Radio" http://www.hiredgunthefilm.com/
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October 19, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 14: Stephanie K
Driven by her freewheeling passion for both breaking and making molds that challenge every notion we’ve ever had about what a female pop singer should be, Stephanie K found the perfect title for her debut recording which sums up the way she unabashedly expresses her true self as an artist: Troublemaker. The EP launches her association with Woodward Avenue Records, and marks the popular contemporary urban jazz label’s first major foray into the pop realm. http://www.stephaniekmusic.com/
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October 18, 2017
Feast + Fusion with CAB: Bunny Brunel & Kaylene Peoples
Bass legend Bunny Brunel has performed and recorded with a “who’s who” list of music industry giants. Notables include Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams , Jack Dejohnette, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Ziggy Marley, Gloria Estefan, Larry Coryell, Al Dimeola, Mike Stern, Joe Farrell, Michel Polnareff and many, many more.  www.espguitars.com/bunny-brunel Kaylene Peoples is what you call a quadruple threat. She was a runway model and a former Miss California; she is a vocalist with a rare 5-octave range, a multi-instrumentalist, and a prolific composer/arranger/conductor. Kaylene graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Composition and Ethnomusicology, and completed an elite Masters program in Film Scoring under the direction of Academy Award-winner composer Walter Scharf. She also studied with Academy Award-winner composers David Raksin and Henry Mancini; and has even played piano side by side with Oscar winner film composer J
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October 17, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 13: Jagertown
“Line ‘em up, shoot ‘em down. There’s a party going on in Jagertown” - are the opening lyrics of “Jagertown,” self-titled first album and the title track released nearly ten years ago. This lyric had become synonymous with the band as their popularity grew across the West. With the release of their second album, "Love On the Radio" they found their fan base rapidly growing and extending from California to South Dakota driven by amazing country festivals. Jagertown’s high-energy show, well-crafted originals, and a sound that the country scene hasn’t had in a decade delivers on the promise that there will be a party going on with Jagertown’s on stage. The release of “Sleepin’ with My Boots On,” the band's third album, elevating them to key support positions at many festivals and headlining special events around the country.  Now with the release of “Small Town Superstars,” their fourth studio effort, Jagertown’s fans, the “Jager Nation,” continue to grow.  Supporting their success and t
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October 16, 2017
10/13/17 Bernie Chiaravalle - Guitarist with Michael McDonald
Since 1988, Marin County singer-songwriter Bernie Chiaravalle has been touring the world playing guitar with five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald.  During those years, Chiaravalle has co-written and recorded with McDonald, co-writing four tracks on his superb 2000 release Blue Obsession, as well as co-producing it.  They have written over two dozen songs together.  Bernie also has a song on the legendary Judy Collins duets album Strangers Again.  The wonderful “Miracle River” was written by Bernie, Amy Holland and John Goodwin and performed as a duet between Judy Collins and Mike McDonald.  Bernie’s musical style encompasses many influences from The Beatles to Stephen Stills to Todd Rundgren and others.  But he really has distilled those influences down into his own thing.  Many of his songs have a cinematic quality that suggests visuals to go along with the music. While holding down Mike McDonald’s guitar chair for the past 29 years, which is practically forever in the notoriously
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October 13, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 12: Rebecca Jade
Rebecca has been described, by many, as having a chameleon-like quality to her voice, being able to deliver each song in a unique way. Yet, she has been blessed with a sound unlike anyone else. Music lovers express how her singing induces a genuine feeling within them, and many have stated that she has the ability to transfer the emotion of each song to her listeners.  Rebecca has opened for the likes of Boyz II Men, Erykah Badu, Vanilla Ice and the late Teena Marie, and sang background vocals for Kenny Lattimore. She has performed for Rev. Jesse Jackson and his guests at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, for Drew Brees and Marshall Faulk at their Celebrity Golf Tournaments, as well as private events for Michigan State’s Basketball coach Tom Izzo and NFL Charger Antonio Gates. http://www.rebeccajade.com/
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October 9, 2017
10/06/17 Tim Moyer: Singer / Songwriter, Founder -Temecula Valley Music Awards
Award winning Singer/Songwriter, Producer, Tim’s work spans two decades starting with his first release “Out Of The Blue” winning “Folk Album Of The Year” from Just Plain Folks. Since then he has released four additional CDs, performed for countless shows opening for many big-name artists, and winning him three IEMAs - 2 for “Best Male Artist” and 1 for “Best Pop”; an OCMA for “Best Male Performance”, and other accolades from “International Songwriting Competition”, “Independent Music World Series”, as well as “Best In Fest” from the local “Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival” on ‘06 His entrepreneurial spirit continues to drive him to other aspects of the music business adding titles like Talent Buyer, Concert Promoter, and Record Label Owner, to his credentials. Most recent endeavors include writing and producing music for TV & Film. As well as, founding the MoyerEntertainment Group, Inc. DBA: Temecula Valley Music Awards and DBA: Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival,
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October 7, 2017
Feast + Fusion with CAB: Guitarist Julian Coryell (Son of Larry Coryell)
Julian Coryell began playing the guitar at the tender age of five, and quickly exhibited a natural talent for the instrument (and other instruments as well – piano, bass, and drums to name a few). Son of famed guitarist Larry Coryell, Julian’s musical gifts were nourished and he began writing music at a young age. The Coryell household was never lacking in musical visitors, and Julian was exposed to everyone from Miles Davis to James Taylor, each adding to the mix of influences from which Julian is inspired. Julian entered Berklee college of Music at 16 years old and was the youngest graduate a few years later when he was 18 years old. Since then, he has toured and recorded with numerous platinum artists and has released his own solo records on Universal, Sony, and GRP. Since his early years in Berklee College, Julian has been recording his own music as well as other artists – back then at a self-built 8 track studio in Boston's gritty industrial district, and now at a professional, st
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October 4, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 11: Hunter Delbridge-Pea
Hunter is an accomplished American guitarist who has quickly established himself in the southern California music scene. Hunter has played at many world renowned venues and shows such as House of Blues, Whiskey a GoGo, Viper Room, Driven Music Conference, Radio Disney Music Awards, Youtube Fan Fest, and Vans warped Tour. These accomplishments have helped Hunter to build a successful career in music. Hunter's hard work and dedication have earned him endorsements from Schecter Guitar Research, GHS Strings, and Slate Digital. Hunter has begun work on an EP with original music, which he is very excited to share with his fanbase. The song being submitted is the first of a wide variety of music and styles from musicians Hunter works with regularly in the Temecula community. Colors, features Larry Vinyard of Illegal Sweeds, Mike Garza of MSATS & Mr. Krinkle, and Hunter. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hunter_havokk/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Hunter_Havokk TUMBLR: http://hunterhavokk.tu
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October 3, 2017
Feast + Fusion with CAB: Mitchel Forman - Pianist with J. McLaughlin, W. Shorter, J. Scofield
Born in Brooklyn many moons ago, Mitchel began studying classical piano at age 7. Shortly after graduating from Manhattan School of Music, Mitch began touring and recording with Gerry Mulligan, playing in both his big band and quartet. Work with Stan Getz followed. In 1980 his solo career began with a piano performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. This recording became Mitch’s first album, “Live at Newport”.  Mitch spent the early 80′s as one of the most sought after studio musicians in New York, working with a multitude of gifted artists (see discography) not the least of whom was guitarist John McLaughlin. Mitch joined McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra and spent a year and a half on the road with McLaughlin, recording and contributing to two of the band’s benchmark recordings – the seminal “Mahavishnu” and “Adventures in Radioland”. He then joined legendary ex-Weather Report saxophonist Wayne Shorter, touring, recording and contributing to Shorter’s “Phantom Navigator”. Mitchel
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September 30, 2017
09/27/17 Virgil Donati - Drummer with Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth
Virgil Donati is widely recognized as one of the most dedicated and technically advanced drummers of all time. Virgil was born in Melbourne, Australia, where he also launched his career. Since the mid-nineties he has been a household name. Residing in Los Angeles, Virgil is travelling the world as a international drumming superstar, as well as a composer and an educator. He has performed and toured with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai and Allan Holdsworth, while maintaining a busy schedule as a band leader and member of numerous recording and touring bands over the years, most notably CAB with Bunny Brunel, Loose Change, Southern Sons, On The Virg, Soul Sirkus, Planet X and various incarnations of The Virgil Donati Band and The Virgil Donati Trio. His natural talent, combined with a herculean work-ethic and never-ending curiosity, has propelled him to an unbelievable performance level. Virgil has published several educational videos and books. His online store features DVD
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September 27, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 10: Singer/Songwriter Lindsey Carrier
Southern California born and raised, singer/songwriter Lindsey Carrier, has quite simply made music her life. This spirited, green eyed twenty two year old, has an inherent nature to stay true to herself. She grew up in the picturesque town of Temecula which hosts an abundant music culture that helped nurture her vocal gift. With pop and some country influence, Lindsey's sound is organic with a rich quality. She has 1st place awards in many local and international vocal competitions. In 2013 her original song "Holding on to All of You" received nomination for Best Pop Song for The Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In early 2016, Lindsey fulfilled a dream and was a contestant on the Farewell Season of American Idol. She received three yes's from the celebrity judges, who then gave her the "golden ticket" to Hollywood. Her journey on American Idol was a very exciting time in her career. Before graduating high school she had already shared the stage with some very popular names in music li
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September 25, 2017
09/21/17 Darryl F. Walker - Singer, Saxophonist, Songwriter
Los Angeles Chapter Recording Academy Voting Member Darryl F Walker has been blessed with incredible talents. Since early childhood, when he could belt out “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” with the passion of Otis Redding, Darryl has grown into one of the most exceptional vocal talents in the industry, and has graced some of the most prestigious venues and exclusive private events as well as notable jazz and R&B concerts in the country. https://www.darrylfwalker.com/
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September 23, 2017
09/20/17 Lee Loughnane - Chicago Founding Member
Lee David Loughnane is an American trumpeter, flugelhorn player, vocalist, and songwriter, best known for being a founding member of the rock band Chicago Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. AndChicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.  Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!  This was their first nomination. They’ve been eligible since 1994. A long time coming!   Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, multiple American Music Awards, Founding Artists of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US c
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September 23, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 9: Brennan Kilpatrick
Brennan Kilpatrick is a guitarist & vocalist, performer, songwriter, guitar instructor, and session musician. He has toured the United States and performed at many clubs & larger venues over the past decade, including: The Winter NAMM show, Del Mar Beach Camp Pendleton events, The Southern California Fair, The Yost Theater, House of Blues, The Viper Room, The Whisky Agogo, and more. His main projects include Midnight Satellites (alternative rock/blues), Dark Haven (melodic death metall), the Sal & Brennan acoustic trio and a brand new original project titled the Crooked Stones (rock, grunge, alternative). Endorsed by Zemaitis Guitars, Scira Guitars, SKB cases, and GHS strings. He has received certificates for the following Berklee College of Music courses: Jazz Improvisation, Developing Your Muscicianship, Introduction to Music Production, and Songwriting as well as studying music theory and guitar under John Ziegler. His group, Midnight Satellites, won the 2015 Best Rock Award at the
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September 18, 2017
09/15/17 Johnny Valentine, Musician & Mentor to Bruno Mars
Raised in the beautiful island state of Hawaii, John Valentine has spent most of his life entertaining in the heart of Waikiki, eventually becoming one of the most sought after live musicians in the islands. John began his music career sharing the spotlight with high school friend Pat Miguel. The duo, known as Night Splendor, immediately found itself with a large and faithful following in the Waikiki circuit. They eventually joined the Dick Jensen Show performing their favorite impersonations. John and Pat went on to perform with the Love Notes, an oldies review that was a huge favorite among the locals and tourists alike. With John’s vocal talent and musical direction, the Lovenotes became one of the island’s greatest sensations, taking time away from home to tour the Midwest and Tokyo Japan. While in Japan, John began to train and mentor his sister’s son Peter (Bruno) to dance and sing like Elvis. The next step in John’s career took him to the 30th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki and t
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September 16, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 8: Joanna Pearl
“I write from the heart and always try to relate to others by writing what I’m feeling. It’s a direct reflection of who I am.” ~ Joanna Pearl Joanna Pearl is a singer/songwriter with an undeniable passion for music that reflects in her dynamic vocal strength. Her true-to-life songwriting portrays the heart of a woman ranging from independence to vulnerability. When asked about where she gets her inspiration she commented, “I believe songs are a form of storytelling and I always try to convey that in my singing. If I can’t feel it, then I usually won’t do it any justice by trying to sing it.” Joanna Pearl’s debut EP Sensitive Material (August 2014) was nominated for the 24th Annual LA Music Awards in three categories; Hot AC Artist of the Year, Hot AC Album of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year, winning Hot AC Album of the Year. Also in 2014 she was nominated for Best Pop Artist at the Temecula Valley Music Awards. Critics praised Sensitive Material not only for its musical polis
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September 11, 2017
09/08/17 Paul Kastick - Reggae Drummer and Producer
KasticK's been in overdrive, having toured around the world since being chosen in 1989 to rule the drummers’ chair for Jamaica’s top backing band 809. KasticK has never looked back, nor taken any prisoners - As a Drummer, Music Director, and Producer – (Currently touring & producing alongside Grammy nominated Reggae/Pop/R&B artiste Maxi Priest & reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Ky-Mani Marley (Reggae, Hiphop, Dancehall, Alternative) and having produced one of Jamaica’s hottest female Reggae, Punk, Rock export Tessanne Chin’s debut album “In Between Words” who went on to win America’s The Voice 2013 & currently working with Jamaica’s hottest sensation Faraji who was awarded the “Best Male Vocalist” at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA/WorldStars) Festival in Burbank California, Italee who was featured on Shaggys multi-platinum diamond selling album Hot Shot and producing the lead singer for the Wailers; Dwayne Anglin's debut CD coming out this summer 2017.
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September 8, 2017
09/06/17 Rosemary Butler - Vocalist with Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt
Rosemary Butler began her career playing bass and singing in an all-girl band named the Ladybirds. The band appeared on several LA area television shows before opening for the Rolling Stones in 1964. She then joined all-female hard rock band Birtha[1] who released two albums for Dunhill Records. After they split in 1973 she became a popular back-up singer in the late 1970s and early '80s. Her vocals were featured on Bonnie Raitt's album, Sweet Forgiveness, on songs "Gamblin' Man", "Runaway", "Sweet Forgiveness", and "Two Lives." Butler has worked extensively as a back-up singer for Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Rosanne Cash among others. She released a solo album, Rose, in 1983. She sang in Japanese motion picture soundtrack Dirty Hero (汚れた英雄), its title track "Riding High" in 1982. She was also Co-Contractor of the 100 voice choir on Neil Young's album Living With War. She has vocal coached numerous famous voices. She c
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September 7, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 7: TOWNE
Sometimes, you have to take a few roads, to find and make your own. That is the story of Steevie Steeves and Jon Decious, or as you soon will call them: Towne. Both were spending their lives looking for like-minded people that shared their love for music and desire for opportunity. As fate would have it, they found each other in the perfect place: a songwriting seminar in Wyoming. Nothing like a quiet town, with little to do, to make you focus on your passion, and for Towne, it is songwriting. For singer Steevie Steeves, she learned the values of love and compassion from performing in musicals at a young age. Opera taught her how to perfect her voice and use it as a tool to strike emotion. As time went on, it was in country music that she found her own voice and continued her goal to give audiences moving vocals. Yet, she knew she was different because not everybody wants to sing and dance in their daily life, or dreams of being Freddie Mercury from Queen. However, somebody out there
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September 4, 2017
09/01/17 Lynn Mabry - Vocalist with Talking Heads, Sly Stone, George Michael, Fleetwood Mac
Lynn Mabry, born in a musical family & raised in church, singing was as natural as breathing. In 1975 she audition for Latin artist Coke Escovedo at the suggestion of a friend. To her surprise, she was hired as one of his lead singers and began performing weekends at the historic King Richards Night club in Jack London Square in Oakland CA., and opened for Earth Wind & Fire. The rest is musical history. A few months later, seeing her professional potential, her cousin Sly Stone (of Sly & The Family Stone) hired her to sing on his solo project “Heard You Missed Me” album, and followed with a promotional tour opening for Parliament Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins. During the tour, George Clinton enlisted Lynn with the other back up singers for many of his production projects. By 1977, she and the other singers were asked to join the band. She toured & recorded with the funk family P-Funl for over 4 years. Through this, Clinton launched and produced her first album as one of the origina
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September 1, 2017
08/30/17 Darryl Williams - Bassist, Composer, Artist
A naturally gifted musician, San Diego born bassist Darryl Williams began playing bass at the young age of 13. Within two years he was playing at local clubs and events around the San Diego area, which includes opening up for smash RnB group Lakeside. He also played with Gospel Legend Shirley Caesar at age 16. After graduating from high school, Williams did a four-month tour of Japan with other young talented musicians, which he states as being "unforgettable". Upon returning to the States, that same band did a three-month tour opening for soul legend Al Green. After that tour, Darryl enrolled in the Jazz Program at San Diego State University and studied with San Diego legends Gunner Biggs and Rick Helzer. With a hunger to grow musically, he sought out other teachers as well which includes former Miles Davis and John Coltrane bassist Marshall Hawkins, Sarah Vaughn bassist Bob Magnusson, great San Diego bassist Cecil Mcbee Jr. and San Diego sax icon Hollis Gentry III. By age 21, William
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August 31, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 6: Dylan McDonald - The Avians, Son of Michael McDonlad
Dylan McDonald and The Avians deliver an intoxicating brand of eclectic rock reminiscent of John Lennon, Neil Young, Tom Petty, while creating their own path and making a distinct mark on the musical landscape. “That comparison is flattering,” McDonald admits. “They are such influences to use musically that it makes sense that people hear it in our music, but I am humbled anyway.” McDonald is the sole songwriter on the record and the son of five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Michael McDonald. “Sometimes it is frustrating because people expect to hear my dad’s iconic voice in me…and it’s just not there. Musically we are very different,” McDonald says. The band features McDonald on lead vocals and guitar, Daniel DeMonico on lead guitar, Matt Heasley on keys, Taylor Lonardo on bass guitar and Joshua Cobb on drums, and singer Lo Carter on vocals. Although DeMonico and McDonald have played together for many years, the current incarnation has come together within the last year. Before the band
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August 29, 2017
08/25/17 Alex Acuña - Grammy Nominated Percussionist/Drummer
Born in Pativilca, Peru, 100 miles north of Lima, Alex Acuña was born into a musical family that inspired him and helped shape him as a musician. His father and five brothers were all musicians. Alex taught himself how to play the drums from the age of four. By the time Alex turned ten, he was already playing in local bands. As a teenager, he moved to Lima and became one of Peru's most accomplished session drummers, performing on many recording projects for artists, as well as film and television productions. In Lima, Alex also earned a glowing reputation for his live performances. So much so, that at the age of eighteen, Alex was chosen in 1964 by the great Cuban band leader, Perez Prado, to join his big band. It was with the Prado band that Alex first traveled to the United States. In 1965, Alex moved to Puerto Rico to work as a studio musician and play locally. During this period, he also studied for three years at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, playing as a classical percu
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August 26, 2017
John Beasely - Grammy Nominated MONK'estra Conductor/Arranger
Born in Louisiana, Beasley started writing arrangements in junior high school, which sparked the attention of Jimmy Lyons—the founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival—who recommended him for a scholarship at the Stan Kenton summer jazz camp. The pianist cut his teeth with Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard in the 1980s and has since performed and recorded with a who’s who of artists including, Steely Dan, Dianne Reeves, Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, Sergio Mendes, Herbie Hancock, John Patittucci, Al Jarreau, George Duke, Queen Latifah and AR Rahman, among others. Living in Hollywood, Beasley juggled a touring musician’s schedule while working in studios composing for award-winning television sitcoms including Fame, Cheers, Family Ties, Star Trek, to name a few. He has worked with multiple Oscar-nominated film composer Thomas Newman for three decades on credits including James Bond Spectre and Skyfall, Get On Up: James Brown, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel I & II, Finding Nemo & Finding Dory
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August 26, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 5: Salvatore Spinelli
Salvatore Spinelli is a guitar player, vocalist, performer, composer/songwriter, session player and music instructor living in Temecula, California. Highly influenced by many genres of music, his guitar playing and writing has elements of rock, blues, funk, fusion, country, pop and jazz. Influences and guitar heroes include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana, Joe Bonamassa, Richie Kotzen, John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, Lindsey Buckingham, Joey Eppard, David Gilmour, Nuno Bettencourt etc.. As a writer and performer, Sal has and recorded toured across the United States with several artists over the last 20 years as a guitar player, bass player and vocalist. Some artists include Inverse (M.A.N Entertainment), Samuel Larsen / Bridges I Burn, Downinside, The Outside View, Master Splinter and the Shredders and currently Midnight Satellites among many others. Always a student of music, there is no better way to continue learning than to teach. After private vocal study with Mark Renk musician
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August 21, 2017
08/18/17 Adam Hawley - Smooth Jazz Guitarist
It has been an exciting past year for Guitarist Adam Hawley, who’s debut record “Just The Beginning” was released on March 18. All three of Adam’s singles have topped the charts to become #1 hits and the first, “35th St. ft Eric Darius” had the longest run at #1 on Billboard in 2016. And, Adam has been named both Smooth Jazz News and JazzTrax Debut Artist of the Year. Adam signed with Kalimba Music (founded by Maurice White of Earth, Wind, & Fire) in August 2015. His first offering on the Kalimba label features Darius along with Euge Groove, Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, and Michael Lington. Tour Dates Include: •Seabreeze Jazz Fest •Catalina Jazz Fest •Berks Jazz Fest •Jazz Fest West •Java Jazz •Cancun Jazz Fest •Newport Beach Jazz Fest •Dave Koz Cruise •Mallorca Jazz Fest •Napa Valley Jazz Getaway •Jazz on the Vine •KSBR Bash •Houston, San Antonio, Detroit, Atlanta, Birmingham, Mobile, Pensacola, Bay Area, & Many More Adam is also known as a prolific sideman, appearing with a who
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August 19, 2017
08/16/17 Al Di Meola - Fusion Guitar Virtuoso
A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White). A pioneer of blending world music and jazz, going back to early Latin-tinged fusion outings like 1976’s Land of the Midnight Sun, 1977’s Elegant Gypsy and 1978’s Casino, the guitar great continues to explore the rich influence of flamenco, tango, Middle Eastern, Brazilian and African music with his World Sinfonia, an ambitious pan-global group that he formed in 1991. www.aldimeola.com
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August 16, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 4: The Kenneth Brian Band
Since their first album release in 2009, the Kenneth Brian Band’s modern Southern Rock and Americana infused style, timeless song-craft, layered with Kenneth’s gritty vocals and guitar prowess have helped earn them a loyal fan following and the respect of fellow musicians. The quartet’s musical styling and dynamic live performances also attracted the attention of some of their mentors like Lucinda Williams, Billy Gibbons and current bandmate Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Since 2013, they spent two years touring with multi-Grammy winner Lucinda Williams, who describes them as “somewhere between Lynyrd Skynyrd and Drive-By Trucker”, before joining ZZ Top in 2016 for several dates. Whether in intimate Honky Tonks or stately, sold-out theaters (with Lucinda), they continue to captivate audiences with resonating harmonies and a tight rhythm section. Their fourth studio album With Lions, released in May, includes 11 songs all written by Kenneth and pays tribute to their m
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August 14, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 3: Shyla Day - Recording Artist
Local San Diego Recording Artist Shyla Day is an award-winning singer/songwriter, print and runway model, recording artist, and performer of sold-out shows at legendary venues like the House of Blues and Whiskey a Go Go. Shyla has been recognized for her newest release, "Kiss Me" by the Los Angeles Music Awards, Akademia Music Awards, Ventura County Music Awards, and Artists in Music Awards. Shyla was the youngest ever nominated in the category for Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards. Shyla has landed coveted endorsement deals with L.A.-based guitar company Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Guitar Hands, Thalia Capos, Prov20 Media, and US Music Corps' Oscar Schmidt by Washburn. www.ShylaDay.com
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August 8, 2017
Emerging Artist Series 2: Jake Allen
The ethereal sound of Jake Allen's music attaches to your heartbeat and reverberates through your veins with the warmth of a long-lost embrace. He moves around the acoustic guitar like he's been holding it for a lifetime, gliding from end to end and producing sounds that you'd normally expect from a full band. Although most audiences are introduced to Jake Allen through the spectacle of his solo acoustic performances, the scope of Allen's artistry runs much much deeper. At age five, Allen began exploring synthesizers and recording music in his father’s Northern Michigan studio. By fourteen, he had become proficient with a variety of instruments and he solidified his commitment to a life of producing and performing music. Allen has since gone on to produce several acclaimed solo records, playing every instrument himself, while tastefully complementing his smooth to soaring voice. In addition to drums, guitars, etc., Jake often stresses his belief in using the studio itself as a key inst
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July 31, 2017
07/28/17 Jerry Cortez - Tower of Power Guitarist/Vocalist
Jerry Cortez joined Tower of Power in January of 2010. His funky rhythm style and blazing leads are a perfect fit for TOP, and the fans are hitting the message board with many compliments. A seasoned professional, Jerry has toured and recorded with artists including Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Jessie Colin Young, Buddy Miles, Alex Ligertwood, and many others. Here is more from Jerry: "As a kid I was exposed to a variety of music from Swing and R&B to the music of the British Invasion. When I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan I knew I wanted to be a guitar player that played in a band, and my dream never wavered from that day forward. In 1965 my uncle introduced me to the record "Papa's Gotta Brand New Bag" by James Brown. I'm pretty sure I wore out the 45 that day. That experience kick started my love of funk and soul music. I have had many influences, but my first musical influences were my father, Victor, as well as his younger brothers, and my brother Robin. Robin is three years o
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July 28, 2017
07/26/17 Brian Alexander Morgan - Drake, Usher, SWV Producer
Song writer & record producer who was recently nominated for a Grammy (2017 Grammy’s) for working on Drake’s multiplatinum LP “Views”, Brian Alexander Morgan has produced songs for several artists ranging from Lalah Hathaway, Martha Wash to Usher, among others. In the 90’s Morgan wrote and produced multiple Hot100 hit songs for the multi-platinum R&B trio SWV. Outside of R&B, Morgan also worked in house music. Around the early 2010s, he was summoned by DJ Khalil to work on a few projects with him. Khalil’s desire to work with him caused Morgan to relocate from Sacramento back to Los Angeles. Due to the move, Khalil and Morgan worked on Aloe Blacc‘s major label debut Lift Your Spirit. Morgan recently co- wrote the song “9” on Drakes multi-platinum LP “Views”. Morgan continues to work one multiple music, TV and film projects with Mosley Music and Mono Music Group.
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July 26, 2017
Emerging Artist Series: Jazz Vocalist Thu Ho
Thu grew up in a multi-cultural musical melting pot of Vietnamese folk music, R&B, and Broadway. In college, Thu received classical voice training under the private tutelage of Mr. Merrill Shea, on faculty at the Boston Conservatory of Music.  She continued her musical endeavors in various A Capella groups, recorded for famed Vietnamese composer Bao Quoc Hoang, and performed professionally around San Diego in an Indie Soul Band called Curbside Vinyl.     Thu's journey through the vast world of music landed her at the doorstep of Jazz, accompanied by her innate attraction towards sass, big sultry vocals, and musical nuance.  She has studied Jazz theory and performance with highly regarded performers and instructors, including Jono Kornfeld, Rebeca Mauleon, David Hardiman Jr., Dena DeRose, and Madeline Eastman.     Thu has performed in private events and at various San Francisco and Bay Area venues, including the historic Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio, Angelica
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July 25, 2017
07/21/17 Singer and Actress, Carly Thomas Smith
Carly Thomas Smith is a dynamic and versatile singer/actor whose credits include starring on Broadway (RENT, Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You), television and film appearances (Friends, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives), singing with superstars (Taylor Swift, Patti Austin), and fronting orchestras and bands around the world (Sydney Opera House, Columbus Jazz Orchestra). In the Music Industry, Ms. Thomas Smith is one of the most in-demand female vocalists, with the ability to sing both lead and background vocals across many styles of music. Starting out in the jazz clubs of Minneapolis & New York City, Carly has fronted bands of all kinds, from small jazz ensembles, high-end Corporate Events Bands, to the all-female world music group Angaza. In concert, she performed at the Sydney Opera House in the spring of 2014 as a soloist with “The Music of Queen-A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular” and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has also taken the stage with The Perth Symphony Orchestra
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July 21, 2017
07/19/17 Jay King of Club Nouveau
Jay King is a record producer/performer who formed Club Nouveau, an American R&B group in Sacramento, California, subsequent to the breakup of the Timex Social Club. The group's name (French for "New Club") was changed from its original incarnation, Jet Set, to capitalize on the breakup. The group was signed by Warner Bros. Records, on which Club Nouveau released its first three albums. Club Nouveau's version of Bill Withers' song "Lean on Me" won a Grammy award for Best R&B Song in 1987.
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July 21, 2017
07/05/17 Munyungo Jackson - Percussionist with Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Herbie Hancock
Seasoned percussionist Munyungo Jackson possesses an ever-increasing collection of instruments with which to execute his craft. In his over 50 years of playing, he has performed with Greats such as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Karen Briggs, Kenny Loggins, the Zawinal Syndicate, George Howard, Ronnie Laws, The Temptations, Four Tops, The Supremes, and dozens of others, including numerous ethnic music and dance troupes. Munyungo was born in Los Angeles, California and is the nephew of the legendary jazz, pop, and blues singer, Capital Records Nellie Lutcher. In addition to his concerts, tours and recording work, Munyungo is one of the Co-Producers of the Watts Towers Day Of The Drum Festival, which brings together master drummers from all over the world to present their expertise, and the Watts Towers Jazz Festival, which presents Great Jazz musicians performing music from many different musical genres. Munyungo is currently working with Stevie Wonder
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July 5, 2017
06/30/17 Billy Joel Guitarist - Russell Javors
Russell Javors  is an American rock guitarist. He is best known as a rhythm guitarist for Billy Joel from 1976 to 1989. At age 15, Javors was performing songs with his childhood friend Liberty DeVitto. He met Doug Stegmeyer in high school and along with Howard Emerson, formed the band Topper. Together they performed the songs that Javors wrote. Topper became noticed by Billy Joel. Joel found he needed a bassist on his Streetlife Serenade tour and invited Stegmeyer to join him. Javors and DeVitto soon followed. With the addition of multi-instrumentalist Richie Cannata, Topper became the Billy Joel Band. Javors played rhythm guitar with Joel from 1976 until 1989. On October 23, 2014, Javors, Cannata, and DeVitto (with Stegmeyer, posthumously) were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, primarily for their work with Joel.Shortly thereafter, Javors, Cannata, and DeVitto officially formed The Lords of 52nd Street band; the band also includes a pianist and lead vocalist, keyboardi
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July 2, 2017
06/28/17 "Hired Gun" Director Fran Strine and Editor Gavin Fisher
“Hired Gun” is the story of the musical talent responsible for the most famous instrumental solos in the world, who have toured with the musical legends who hired them. The hired gun community lives and breathes music, and, for the first time, its members share their incredible stories and exclusive musical performances with the world in this inspiring new documentary. They are recognized as some of the best musicians in the world, and include Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Justin Derrico, Mark Schulman (P!NK), Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters), Jason Newsted (Metallica), Eric Singer (KISS), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Glen Sobel, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Steve Lukather (Michael Jackson, Toto), Steve Vai (David Lee Roth), Paul Bushnell (Katy Perry), Jay Graydon (Steely Dan), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Chris Johnson (Rihanna), music producer David Foster, and featuring Alice
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June 28, 2017
06/27/17 STYX's New Album Release with Drummer, Todd Sucherman
STYX’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed 16th studio album, THE MISSION was released on June 16th, landing at #6 on BILLBOARD’S “TOP ROCK ALBUMS” chart. Todd Sucherman grew up in a musical family and quickly established himself as a first call musician in Chicago’s recording scene. As an in demand player for live and session work, this led to his association with the band Styx. Todd was called in to record when Styx’s John Panozzo was ill. After John Panozzo’s untimely death, Todd’s position in the band was solidified. Thirteen years later Styx continues to play to millions of fans all over the world averaging 100 dates a year. Todd has recorded several albums with the band including “Big Bang Theory” which put the band in the top 50 on Billboard for the fourth straight decade. In-between his time with Styx he’s recorded over 1000 radio and TV spots and worked with artists diverse as Peter Cetera, Brian Culbertson, Spinal Tap, Michael Bolton, The Falling Wallendas, Eric Marie
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June 27, 2017
06/23/17 Hired Gun: Alice Cooper Guitarist, Nita Strauss
Los Angeles born guitarist Nita Strauss has become a force to be reckoned with in the music world, dazzling audiences across the US, UK, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa, and sharing the stage with a diverse range of artists including rock legend Alice Cooper, R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens. Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things about her instrument have earned her a stellar reputation and endorsements from many top companies.   Nita has been featured in many worldwide print magazines and on dozens of albums, trailers, and soundtracks, including Heroes Of The Storm (Blizzard) and Grammy-nominated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami/ Platinum Games); and is the author of the Premier Guitar column "Drop Dead Shred". Nita was also the official in-house guitarist for the LA KISS, the arena football team owned by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of
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June 24, 2017
06/23/17 Ricky Phillips - Bassist with STYX, The Babies
Ricky has often stated that he played every zip code starting with EiEiO before ever getting a major gig. Although known as the bass player for Bad English and The Babys, some of the other artists he has been invited to perform on stage and/or in the studio with include: Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker, Roger Daltrey, Mick Jagger, Sammy Haggar, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Julian Lennon, Ted Nugent, Eddie Money, Steve Stevens, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Joe Lynn Turner, Steve Lukather, Vinnie Caliuta, Alan White, Jeff Porcarro and Terri Bozzio. He has written, performed, sung, produced, and engineered music for various artists as well as for film and television. His styles of writing range from the rock genre he's known for, to children's music for Nickelodeon, jazz themes for CNN, Be Bop,  Flamenco, blues and contemporary pop.
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June 23, 2017
Hired Gun: Rudy Sarzo - Bassist with Ozzy, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake
Rudy Sarzo is a professional recording and performing artist worldwide with a career spanning over 35 years. As a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, from March 1981 to September 1982, I toured the world in support of the “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary Of a Madman” records. My bass playing can be heard on Ozzy’s multimillion selling CD “Tribute” and “Speak of the Devil” CD and DVD. As a member of Quiet Riot, from September 1982 to January 1985, Rudy recorded the multi-platinum albums “Metal Health”, the first Heavy Metal debut to reach #1 on the Billboard charts and “Condition Critical”. During this period I headlined worldwide tours, appeared on numerous MTV videos and was voted #1 Bassist in Circus Magazine for 1983. As a member of Whitesnake, from April 1987 to September 1994 Rudy recorded the multi-platinum album “Slip of the Tongue”. During this period I also performed worldwide on headline tours in support of the multiplatinum “1987” and “Slip of the Tongue” albums and appeared on 6 MT
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June 22, 2017
06/21/17 Hired Gun: Rudy Sarzo - Bassist with Ozzy, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake
Rudy Sarzo is a professional recording and performing artist worldwide with a career spanning over 35 years. As a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, from March 1981 to September 1982, I toured the world in support of the “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary Of a Madman” records. My bass playing can be heard on Ozzy’s multimillion selling CD “Tribute” and “Speak of the Devil” CD and DVD. As a member of Quiet Riot, from September 1982 to January 1985, Rudy recorded the multi-platinum albums “Metal Health”, the first Heavy Metal debut to reach #1 on the Billboard charts and “Condition Critical”. During this period I headlined worldwide tours, appeared on numerous MTV videos and was voted #1 Bassist in Circus Magazine for 1983. As a member of Whitesnake, from April 1987 to September 1994 Rudy recorded the multi-platinum album “Slip of the Tongue”. During this period I also performed worldwide on headline tours in support of the multiplatinum “1987” and “Slip of the Tongue” albums and appeared on 6 MT
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June 21, 2017
06/19/17 Freddie Ravel - GRAMMY-Nominated Keyboardist and Keynote Speaker
Freddie Ravel is the internationally acclaimed Keynote Maestro who blends his infectious passions for business breakthroughs and the power of music to unlock the minds, hearts and potential of audiences around the world. Backed by number one hits and collaborative successes with Earth, Wind and Fire, Madonna, Prince, Sergio Mendes, Quincy Jones, the Boston Pops and rock legend Carlos Santana, the #1 charting pianist is the Founder of The Rhythm of Success - the peak performance program to enhance leadership, innovation and collaboration for entrepreneurs and major corporations alike. Accolades hail from the Mayor of Los Angeles who presented Mr. Ravel the city’s Award of Recognition for creating a music-based system to “renew the national and international economy” while his media appearances include FOX, ABC, CBS, Universal, Business Rock Stars, Clear Channel and XM Sirius. His delighted clients refer to him as “The ideal balance of Entertainment and Content” and with rave reviews
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June 19, 2017
06/14/17 "Hired Gun" Documentary Director - Fran Strine
Fran Strine is the director of the award-winning documentary, "Hired Gun." "Hired Gun" is the story of the musical talent responsible for the most famous instrumental solos in the world, who have toured with the musical legends who hired them. In the vein of the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary "20 Feet from Stardom," "Hired Gun" details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock's most iconic musicians.
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June 14, 2017
06/12/17 Hired Gun: Drummer Kenny Aronoff
Legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff, recently featured on the award-winning documentary, "Hired Gun," joins us on the EnterTalk Radio Network for an interview on Jackie's Groove, with host, Jackie Bertone! "Hired Gun" is the story of the musical talent responsible for the most famous instrumental solos in the world, who have toured with the musical legends who hired them. In the vein of the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary "20 Feet from Stardom," "Hired Gun" details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock's most iconic musicians.
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June 14, 2017
06/05/17 Buddy Rich's Daughter Cathy Rich and Gregg Potter, Drummer - The Buddy Rich Band
Cathy Rich is an American vocalist and daughter of jazz drummer Buddy Rich, known for her vocals on his "The Beat Goes On" as well as her version of Chip Taylor's Wild Thing, produced by Kim Fowley        The Buddy Rich Band has all of the excitement, drive, and showmanship that Buddy brought throughout his career. Not a tribute, not “The Next” Buddy Rich, but a full blown sixteen piece big band charging through Buddy’s original charts playing classics like Mercy, Mercy, Love For Sale, Nutville, and Birdland, along with new charts just as BR would have played them.  An incredible group of talented musicians that bring Buddy’s music into the present day. This is not your grandparents music! No nostalgia. This is a contemporary take on a classic style. Buddy never looked back. He was a musical visionary who was always ahead of the curve. The band has toured from New York to London, Hollywood to Tokyo.        This band features EMMY Award winning drummer Gregg Potter, who not only brings
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June 5, 2017
06/01/17 Phil Perry - Singer/Songwriter, Vocalist with Bill Withers, Barbra Streisand, June Pointer
Philip Eugene "Phil" Perry  is an R&B singer, songwriter, musician and a former member of the soul group The Montclairs from 1971 to 1975. He is a featured vocalist on recordings by Michel Colombier, Don Grusin, Dave Grusin, Freddie Hubbard, George Duke, Najee, Bill Withers, Barbra Streisand, June Pointer, Johnny Mathis, The Benoit-Freeman Project (David Benoit & Russ Freeman), Sergio Mendes, Bobby Womack, Chaka Khan, Fourplay, George Benson, and Will Downing, to name a few. Solo hits also include "Love Don't Love Nobody" and "One Heart, One Love". He is also featured on the Bebe's Kids soundtrack singing a track with the late Renee Diggs. Other film song credits include 'Roots", "Pretty in Pink", "Short Circuit", "Mr. Wonderful", "Nice Girls Don't Explode", Riding Bean, "Captain Ron" and a cameo appearance in the 2009 release of the Harrison Ford film "CROSSING OVER".
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June 3, 2017
05/30/17 Liberty Devitto - Drummer with Billy Joel
Just pick up one of the 150 million copies of Billy Joel records sold in the last 30 years and you’ll hear why Liberty is called “THE songwriter’s drummer.” Spanning his career, Liberty has played with Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Ronnie Spector, Karen Carpenter, Phoebe Snow, Elton John, Meatloaf, and many, many more. In 2013 he was inducted into The Classic Drummer’s Hall of Fame. He has been repeatedly featured in articles, documentaries and educational publications for over 40 years, and was most recently featured in the documentary “A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia.” Liberty stars in the documentary film "Hired Gun", in select theaters June 29th.
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May 30, 2017
05/24/17 Siedah Garrett - Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones
Siedah Garrett is an American singer and songwriter, who has written songs and performed backing vocals for many recording artists in the music industry, such as Michael Jackson, The Pointer Sisters, Brand New Heavies, Quincy Jones, Tevin Campbell, Donna Summer, Madonna, Jennifer Hudson among others. Garrett has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, and won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 50th Grammy Awards for co-writing "Love You I Do" (performed by Jennifer Hudson) for the 2006 musical film, Dreamgirls. In 1987 Garrett was involved in Michael Jackson's Bad album, singing a duet with Jackson on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" in several different languages (among which were French and Spanish) and she co-wrote the #1 single "Man in the Mirror".
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May 25, 2017
05/22/17 Kurt Maloo - Front Man of Double
In the 1980s, as one half of the brilliant pop duo Double, Kurt Maloo coauthored and sang the most enduring hit Switzerland has ever produced: “The Captain of Her Heart.” Maloo continued his career solo again and released, under his own name, Single (1990), Soul & Echo (1995), Loopy Avenue (2006), Summer of Better Times (2009) and "What About (2014)". Since 2007, he has been performing with his own band and played several concerts and festivals, including NuNote Lounge Fest in Moscow.
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May 22, 2017
05/22/17 JOURNEY Lead Singer - Arnel Pineda
"In 2007, [Journey guitarist] Neal Schon discovered Arnel Pineda in a YouTube video of Pineda singing with Filipino cover band, The Zoo. Pineda's tone, power and ability to sing a wide variety of material, including Journey classics, impressed Schon. After watching all the videos he could find with Pineda, Neal made an excited midnight phone call to share the news with bandmate Cain. Soon thereafter, Schon personally contacted Pineda, who initially thought it was a prank and didn't believe that he was talking to a founding member of one of the biggest bands in rock history. Six weeks later, Pineda arrived in San Francisco to audition and, within a few songs, had secured the job."
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May 22, 2017
05/19/17 Tarah Carpenter - Emerging Singer-Songwriter
The Mind, soul, rock n roll heart beat and operator behind Tarah Who? is French / American Singer & Multi-Instrumentalist (drummer, guitarist & bassist) Tarah G. Carpenter. Born in Paris, Tarah got her first drum set at age 14 and shortly after began playing the bass, and the guitar. After performing drums and bass in Paris for a few years,in several bands, Tarah decided to travel to Los Angeles to explore the music scene. Tarah answered an ad on craigslist "looking for an artist to perform original songs at a warehouse Party Downtown". After performing solo for the first time, the songs she had secretly written on the guitar, she decided she wanted to do her own music and started playing under the moniker Tarah Who?.
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May 19, 2017
05/17/17 Lawrence Park - YouTube Phenom Vocalist
Lawrence Park is a Korean-American R&B singer from San Francisco, CA. He currently lives in San Diego, CA where he graduated from UC San Diego in 2012 with a Political Science Major. During college, he met his vocal coach, mentor and father figure Ken Anderson who has been mentoring him since 2010. www.lawrenceparkmusic.com www.lawrenceparkmusic.com Lawrence met Ken Anderson through a UCSD Gospel Choir class, in which a friend recommended him to take (If you go to UCSD you NEED to take this class). Lawrence started his own YouTube channel in 2013 and is determined to make it into the YouTube scene. He also is a Singing Coach and has verified students from ages 9 to 53. If you are interested in having a singing lesson, you can find more information here. Lawrence’s performance history includes: being a finalist for Kollaboration San Francisco 2014, opening for YouTube Stars JR Aquino, Andrew Garcia, Brian Puspos, Just Kidding Films, Dan AKA Dan, NBC’s The Sing-Off finalists and Pitch Pe
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May 17, 2017
05/12/17 Zoro - Drummer with Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, The Four Seasons
Known as the “Minister of Groove,” Zoro is an internationally renowned rock star, motivational speaker, author and the consummate definition of the rare man who marches to the beat of a different drum. As one of the world’s most respected musicians, Zoro has sat on the drummer’s throne commanding some of the most famous stages in the world of rock and R&B music. Z has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz; Bobby Brown; Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons; The New Edition; Jody Watley; Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire; Sean Lennon; Lisa Marie Presley; Lincoln Brewster; Phil Keaggy and many others. “Zoro wrote the book on dynamics, touch, control and groove,” says Modern Drummer magazine. Throughout his career, he consistently has been voted the No. 1 R&B drummer and clinician by premier music industry publications such as Modern Drummer, Drum!, and Rhythm Magazine.  Z authored the No. 1 award-winning and best-selling book and DVD series The Commandments of R&B Drumming, The Commandme
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May 12, 2017
05/10/17 Herman Matthews - Drummer with Tower of Power, Kenny Loggins, Timothy B. Schmit
Herman Matthews began playing drums at the age of seven and has been the backbone of world-class pop, rock, jazz, soul, R&B and funk bands for nearly thirty years. At age eleven he played in his uncle's blues organ trio, which laid the groundwork, discipline, and training for working with such acts as Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, and Tower Of Power. Herman's musical abilities  has put him in demand with many artists around the world. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Herman headed west to Los Angeles in 1988. His first major professional tour was with jazz recording artist Kirk Whalum. His other touring and recording credits include Bob James, Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, Expose, Angie and Debbie Winans, Rebekah, Meredith Brooks, Kina, George Duke, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, Tiffany, and Everette Harp to name a handful. Herman has also had the pleasure of recording two CDs with the bad boys of funk: Tower Of Power. Herman reuniting with T.O.P. for five shows subbing for o
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May 11, 2017
05/08/17 Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis
Steve Bruce Smith  is an American drummer known for being the drummer of the rock band Journey, rejoining the band for the third time in 2015. Modern Drummer magazine readers voted him the #1 All-Around Drummer five years in a row. In 2001, the publication named Smith as one of the Top 25 Drummers of All Time, and in 2002 he was voted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey in 2017. Rob Wallis is a veteran drummer and President/CEO of Hudson Music®, Drummers Collective® and DCI Publishing®.
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May 9, 2017
05/03/17 Matt Cusson - Singer/Songwriter & Pianist with Brian McKnight
Matt Cusson, an award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist, continues to wow audiences and prove that he is the real deal. He is a gifted self-taught musician who excels in jazz, pop, singer/songwriter and soul, as demonstrated by his expert writing and arranging skills on his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album of 2009. That same year, Matt won (by unanimous vote) the John Lennon Songwriting Contest's top annual prize - the Maxell Song of the Year - for his jazz ballad "One of Those Nights". That song also won the Billboard Songwriting Award in the Best Jazz Song category, and came in second in the International Songwriting Competition, as well as being nominated for a 2011 Los Angeles Music Award for “Best Male Vocalist” and “Best Jazz Song”.  In 2013 Matt was also a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition with his lullaby, “Once Upon A Time”.    Matt attended Berklee College of Music, where he performed in the exclusive "Singer Showcase", which highlights the s
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May 4, 2017
04/28/17 Eric “EQ” Young – Bassist with ConFunkShun
Eric “EQ” Young was inspired and influenced to study the bass by legends like Larry Graham. EQ played with Bay Area bands Radiance and Force One Network before being joining ConFunkShun, first as a guitarist and eventualy as the bass player.
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April 29, 2017
04/26/17 Richie Kotzen - Guitarist with Poison, Mr. Big, Winery Dogs
Richie Kotzen began playing piano at the age of five. At the age of seven, he was inspired to learn the electric guitar by the band KISS. He started his career in a band named Arthur’s Museum. Kotzen was eventually discovered by Shrapnel Records’ Mike Varney, and he recorded his first solo album by the age of 19. In 1991, at age 21, Kotzen joined glam-metal band Poison, co-writing and performing on the album Native Tongue. This album produced two top-twenty singles which Kotzen co-wrote, “Stand” and “Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)”. In 1999, Kotzen replaced Paul Gilbert as guitarist in the mainstream rock band Mr. Big, performing on their album Get Over It. He also contributed guitars to their subsequent release Actual Size. The record included the Kotzen song Shine, which debuted at number one on Japanese radio charts. After Mr. Big disbanded, Kotzen released the solo album Change, in 2003. The title track and the song Get a Life were featured in TV commercials throughout Japan
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April 27, 2017
04/25/17 Andy Summers, formerly of THE POLICE
Andy Summers rose to fame in the early 1980’s as the guitarist with the multi-million record selling rock band The Police. The Police were the number one band of the time and dominated the music scene and the media in the eighties with several number albums and singles including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Don’t Stand So Close to Me, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Sun, and Message in a Bottle. The band was the recipient of several Grammys and awards too numerous to mention. Andy Summers innovative guitar playing created a new paradigm for guitarists in this period and has been widely imitated ever since. Prior to the Police Andy Summers played with various bands in the London scene including the Soft Machine, Kevin Coyne and also Kevin Ayers. Post Police Andy has made thirteen solo records, collaborated with many other musicians and toured the world as a solo artist. In addition he has composed film scores, and along with many photo gallery exhibitions published bo
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April 26, 2017
04/21/17 Music Biz Entrepreneur - Shele Sondheim
Shele Sondheim is a guitarist, songwriter, producer, lyricist,  arranger, and music business entrepreneur. He is the CEO of CSM Words and Music, an international music production and publishing company.
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April 23, 2017
04/19/17 Andrew Ford – Bassist with Al Jarreau, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan & More
Andrew Ford is a bass player, composer, arranger, producer and educator. He has performed with legendary artists in almost every major genre of music, while also having a Masters degree in Education. He has shared the stage or studio with Al Jarreau, Whitney Houston, David Crosby, Barry Manilow, Robben Ford, Chaka Khan, George Duke, Gladys Knight, James Ingram, Israel Houghton, Dianne Reeves, Peabo Bryson, Patti Austin, Lynne Fiddmont, Christopher Cross, Jerry Butler, Michael McDonald, David Pack, The Emotions, Phil Perry, The Stylistics, Brenda Russell, Larry Carlton, Oleta Adams, Jeffrey Osborne, Melissa Manchester, Jeff Lorber, Deniece Williams, Johnny Hammond, Greg Adams, Randy Crawford, Norman Brown, Graham Nash, Boney James, Paul Brown, Kirk Whalum, Michael Paulo and many others. Andrew has completed 5 bass instructional videos for truefire.com, covering everything from blues to r&b, walking bass, reggae, and overall groove. He has taught bass or done seminars at the Musicians In
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April 20, 2017
04/17/17 Julia Fordham - British Jazz/Pop Singer-Songwriter
British singer-songwriter Julia Fordham continues to enchant audiences around the world with her extraordinary vocal range and heartfelt songs. From 1988’s Happy Ever After — her first release and an international hit —  and throughout all 15 albums, her unique voice and exquisitely crafted compositions strike an everlasting chord. A luscious contralto that she wields with an almost operatic command, it is one of the most strikingly beautiful new voices to be heard in pop. – New York Times At 14, Julia started writing songs and performing at local folk clubs. Soon after, she was invited to be a guest singer with the UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra, which sparked a lifelong love of the genre. On her highly acclaimed second album, Porcelain, two original jazz songs “For You, Only For You” and “China Blue” were featured along with the hits “Manhattan Skyline” and “Lock and Key.” In 1992, “Love Moves” (from her third album Swept), was chosen as the theme song for The Butcher’s Wife, sta
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April 17, 2017
04/12/17 Kevin Ricard - Percussionist (Sting, Kenny Loggins, Tonight Show Band, American Idol)
Kevin Ricard’s versatility and musicality are the most important things he brings to each recording or performance. He brings a sense of groove to Rock, Jazz, Pop, and R&B styles, and adds authenticity to Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian styles. Whether it’s the Brazilian groove of Sergio Mendes, the timeless music of Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie, or playing with legends like Steve Winwood, Kenny Loggins, or the late, great Celia Cruz, Kevin shows he can move smoothly between diverse styles and why he’s in constant demand. Kevin's long list of recording credits includes Joe Zawinul, B.B. King, Natalie Cole, Wayne Shorter, Marc Anthony, Kenny Loggins, Juan Gabriel, Queen Latifah, Enrique Iglesias, Jill Scott, Take 6 and numerous others. Kevin has also performed on a number of movie scores including The Hangover, The Pink Panther 1 & 2, The Great Debaters, Traitor, Speed, The Adams Family Values, A Bugs Life, Woman On Top and many more. Kevin's professional television career includes be
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April 13, 2017
04/10/17 Tears For Fears Drummer - Jamie Wollam
Jamie Wollam is a drummer who has toured with some of the most talented musicians on earth including, Tears for Fears, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Tommy Shaw(Styx), Fee Waybil(The Tubes) and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello’s solo project, The Nightwatchman. "I started playing drums at the age of 13 after I saw KISS in concert at the Forum in Los Angeles. I was instantly mesmerized by Peter Criss and knew that this was what I wanted to do. My first teacher was my Uncle Rob and I began playing to records by Kiss, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Dio, Journey, Cheap Trick, and Aerosmith. At the age of 18, I attended P.I.T (The percussion division of the Musician’s Institute) in Hollywood, CA. I graduated with honors in 1989. Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Steve Houghton, Chuck Flores, Toss Panos, and Richie (Gajate) Garcia are some of the greats I had the honor of learning from. I followed up with studying Gary Chester’s, The New Breed, concepts with Victor Loyo of Luis Mig
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April 12, 2017
04/07/17 Michael Paulo - Saxophonist with Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins, Bobby Caldwell
One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for nearly 35 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct saxpertise to a virtual who’s who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo’s longest term touring association), James Ingram, No. 1 Smooth Jazz Trumpeter and guitarist Rick Braun and Peter White, Oleta Adams, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Carl Anderson, Bobby Caldwell, Johnny Mathis and more.
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April 12, 2017
04/04/17 David Romero's New Heart - Earth Wind and Fire Percussionist
David Romero is a percussionist who has played with several high profile bands like Earth, Wind and Fire, Gladys Knight, Poncho Sanchez’ Latin-Jazz Band, Eddie Levert of the O’Jays and many more. He talks about his experiences and discusses his journey going through receiving a heart  transplant.
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April 5, 2017
03/22/17 Poison, Mr. Big, Winery Dogs Guitarist - Richie Kotzen
Richie Kotzen began playing piano at the age of five. At the age of seven, he was inspired to learn the electric guitar by the band KISS. He started his career in a band named Arthur's Museum. Kotzen was eventually discovered by Shrapnel Records' Mike Varney, and he recorded his first solo album by the age of 19. In 1991, at age 21, Kotzen joined glam-metal band Poison, co-writing and performing on the album Native Tongue. This album produced two top-twenty singles which Kotzen co-wrote, "Stand" and "Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)". In 1999, Kotzen replaced Paul Gilbert as guitarist in the mainstream rock band Mr. Big, performing on their album Get Over It. He also contributed guitars to their subsequent release Actual Size. The record included the Kotzen song Shine, which debuted at number one on Japanese radio charts. After Mr. Big disbanded, Kotzen released the solo album Change, in 2003. The title track and the song Get a Life were featured in TV commercials throughout Japa
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March 22, 2017
03/22/17 Ann Wilson of HEART
Ann Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart. Regarded as one of the best female vocalists in rock music history, Wilson was listed as one of the "Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time" by Hit Parader magazine in 2006. In 1973, her younger sister Nancy joined Heart, and the band moved to Canada. Heart recorded their first album Dreamboat Annie in Vancouver in 1975; it was released in the United States in 1976, with "Crazy on You" hitting number 35 on the US charts. In 1977, Little Queen was released, and in 1978, Dog & Butterfly. To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22.5 million in album sales in the U.S. With Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s, Heart is among the most commercially enduring hard rock bands in history. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Ann Wilson is currently on tour in the U.S.
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March 22, 2017
03/15/17 Rob Mount - Drummer with Lou Gramm, Formerly of Foreigner
Rob’s drumming career started at the age of 7 years old when he started studying percussion at The Hochstein School of Music in his hometown of Rochester, NY under the instruction of famed Chuck Mangione drummer Vincent Ruggiero. From there, during his high school years Rob studied percussion at The Eastman School of Music, and music education at Nazareth College. Through all of these years, Rob participated in various concert bands and percussion ensembles.  Top grades for his abilities were the norm. While Rob is schooled in percussion, he is entirely self taught on the drumset.  Rob’s influences include Peter Criss, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Gadd, and Steve Smith among others. Prior to joining Lou Gramm’s band officially, Rob had performed a few drum duties for him. In 2004, Rob recorded drum tracks for several Foreigner songs to be used for promotional purposes. Shortly after he also filled in as practice drummer as needed when Lou’s brother Ben (his drummer at
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March 16, 2017
03/10/17 Michael O’Neill – Guitarist/Producer with Barbra Streisand, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau
Michael O’Neill‘s services as a guitarist and vocalist have been called upon at the highest levels of the music industry for over 30 years.Starting with his first tour of the U.S. and Europe on the Crusaders “Street Life” tour to his ongoing work with George Benson and Natalie Cole,Michael has played on hundreds of recordings,worked on dozens of World tours,recorded 5 solo cd’s,made numerous television and video appearances,provided hundreds of titles for background music sources.Working with George Benson since 1981,Michael has appeared on “The Best of Benson Live”,George Benson and Al Jarreau cd “Givin it Up”,Benson’s “Absolute Live”and “Live in Montreux 1986″ dvd’s and served as an Associate Producer on Benson’s most recent cd,”Songs and Stories”.Michael has recently entered the arena of television composers as his music can be heard on ” The Real Housewives of Miami”,”The Real Husbands of Hollywood”,”Pregnant in Heels”,”Miss Advised”,”Million Dollar Listing”,”Brooklyn Big Style”,”W
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March 11, 2017
03/08/17 Peter Michael Escovedo – Percussionist and Musical Director with Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie and Luther Vandross
Peter Michael Escovedo III, Emmy nominated Musical Director / Producer, has earned recognition not only as a percussionist, but a producer, singer, songwriter, and television personality. Peter Michael (named after his father, percussionist and original member of Santana, Pete Escovedo) has contributed in countless world tours, recordings and television productions. He has produced television shows, written music for film, theme songs for television, composed, arranged, and produced music for various artists, and is currently releasing a new E. Family cd featuring: Joss Stone, Prince, Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Estefan, Raphael Saadiq, and Israel Houghton
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March 9, 2017
03/01/17 Bunny Brunel – Bassist with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter
Bass legend Bunny Brunel has performed and recorded with a “who’s who” list of music industry giants. Notables include Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams , Jack Dejohnette, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Ziggy Marley, Gloria Estefan, Larry Coryell, Al Dimeola, Mike Stern, Joe Farrell, Michel Polnareff and many, many more. Besides his work as a performer, he is equally at home in the roles of composer, arranger, producer and designer. As a soundtrack composer Bunny collaborated with Clint Eastwood in creating the main theme (Claudia’s theme) for the award winning film, “The Unforgiven.” He also worked on several TV shows, including the popular series “Highlander.” As a designer, Bunny created a line of electric bass guitars for ESP/LTD and a stunning new Electric Upright Bass. Taking an active interest in helping bass players, Brunel regularly gives seminars on his unique approach to the instrument. He has written seve
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March 1, 2017
02/27/17 Kenny Aronoff – Legendary Drummer with Bruno Mars, John Mellencamp, Springsteen, McCartney, Sting, Lady Gaga
Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in-demand drummers and percussionists. Rolling Stone, in fact, cited him as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” and Modern Drummer has named him #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and #1 Studio Drummer for five years. The list of artists he’s worked with on the road and/or in the studio reads like a who’s who of the music industry, and includes John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sting, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Pharell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Bob Seger, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Steven Tyler, Slash, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Garth Brooks, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge, Keith Urban, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Puddle of Mudd, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Martin, Santana, Crosby Stills and Nash, Celine Dion, Vince Gill, The Buddy R
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February 28, 2017
02/24/17 Rich Redmond - Drummer/Producer with Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Joe Perry
Rich Redmond is an influential touring/recording drummer/percussionist based in Nashville, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California. His versatile, dynamic, and rock solid drumming is the sound behind many of today’s top talents. A musical showman in the spirit of Gene Krupa, Rich has toured/recorded/performed with: Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Bryan Adams, Joe Perry, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, John Eddie, Pam Tillis, Susan Ashton, Deana Carter, Kid Rock, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Randy Owens, Marty Stuart, Mindy McReady, Rushlow, Gene Watson, John Anderson, Doc Walker, Jedd Hughes, Patricia Conroy, Earl Thomas Conley, Hank Williams III, Emily West, Jo El Sonnier, Jim Brickman, Lee Brice, Steel Magnolia, The Stellas, Kevin Fowler, Bob Seger, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Darius Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Jennifer Nettles, Travis Tritt, Shelly Fairchild, Craig Wayne Boyd, Dizzy Reed, Chris Cornell, Kelsea Ballerini and many others.
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February 24, 2017
02/22/17 Billy Joel Saxophonist - Richie Cannata
Richie Cannata has worked with Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, the Beach Boys, Bernie Williams and the list goes on. This New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn then Long Island has music in his blood. Richie Cannata studied classical piano growing up, but it doesn’t stop there. He also studied the clarinet, flute, keyboards, and saxophone with the tenor saxophone being his forte. Richie currently plays with Lords of 52nd Street with former Billy Joel band members, drummer Liberty DeVitto and guitarist Russell Javors.
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February 23, 2017
02/20/17 Troy Dexter – Guitarist with Wilson Phillips and Tower of Power
A graduate of the Dick Grove School of Music, Troy Dexter is a busy Los Angeles-based session player and teacher. His live and studio credits include Kim Carnes, Tower of Power, "The Ellen Degeneres Show," and "Just Shoot Me," among many others. He has recorded three instructional DVDs with Hal Leonard: 50 Licks Country Style, Rockabilly Guitar, and Playing in the Style of the Fender Telecaster Greats.
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February 20, 2017
02/10/17 Earth Wind & Fire and Commodores Guitarist Sheldon Reynolds
Sheldon Reynolds is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is part of "Elements of Fire", who cover Earth, Wind & Fire songs. He is a former member of Earth, Wind & Fire and of the Commodores. He shared the writing credit for the Earth, Wind & Fire song "Sunday Morning", which was nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1994.
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February 10, 2017
02/08/17 Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett - Drummer with Michael Jackson, George Michael, Madonna and Elton John
Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett is an American drummer, songwriter and producer. Since 1979, he has collaborated with Jackson family. Later, he performed with other notable musicians, such as Patti Austin, Elton John, Cameo, Lionel Richie and Madonna.
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February 8, 2017
01/30/17: Richie Gajate Garcia – Percussionist for Christopher Cross, Sting, Phil Collins, and More!
Richie Gajate Garcia has recorded and/or performed with Christopher Cross, Sting and Phil Collins, as well as worked on film scores for Jennifer Lopez'  "Maid in Manhattan" and Eddie Murphy's "I-Spy," as well as "The Mummy Returns". He has toured with Diana Ross, Don Henley, Patti LaBelle, and Hiroshima.
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January 31, 2017
01/09/17 Aaron "A-Train" Smith, Drummer with The Temptations
Aaron "The A-Train" Smith is a Nashville-based drummer and percussionist. At the age of 20, Aaron Smith played drums on The Temptations' megahit "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (which was a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100and won three Grammy Awards in 1973), and recorded with Ray Charles as well. In the fall of 1974, Smith toured with Czechoslovakian bassist Miroslav Vitouš in support of Miroslav's Warner Bros. release Magical Shepherd. After this tour, he moved to Boston, where he studied for two years under jazz drummer Alan Dawson. From Boston, he moved to San Francisco where he was a co-founder of the power funk trio Peter Bilt. Later on he joined Romeo Void. From 1984, Smith played with the Sacramento-based rock band The 77s. After recording Drowning With Land In Sight in 1994, Smith left The 77s to join Rich Mullins's A Ragamuffin Band. Smith has recorded, performed and toured with dozens of other artists over the years, including Jimmy Abegg, Michael W. Smith, Margaret Becker, Vector
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January 10, 2017
12/27/16 Carnie Wilson, with Chynna Phillips,Wendy and Marilyn Wilson
Carnie Wilson is the daughter of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and of his first wife, former singer Marilyn Rovell of The Honeys. She co-founded Wilson Phillips with her younger sister Wendy and childhood friend Chynna Phillips when they were in their teens. They released two albums, Wilson Phillips and Shadows and Light, which between them sold 12 million copies. The group also charted three No. 1 singles and six top 20 hits in the United States before disbanding in 1993. On January 28, 2016, it was announced that she is going to be a contestant on The New Celebrity Apprentice. In July 2016, Wilson Phillips reunited and performed on ABC's Greatest Hits.
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December 27, 2016
11/03/16 Danny Seraphine & Bill Champlin of CTA (California Transit Authority), Former Members of Chicago
Pioneering jazz-rock drummer and composer Danny Seraphine is a founding member of Chicago. Worldwide the iconic group has sold over 122 million albums, and, just domestically, earned 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. In 1990, after 23 years in the group, Seraphine and Chicago had a jarring parting of ways, and he left music behind for 15 years. But a call to play a benefit show for a fellow drummer pulled him out of seclusion and sparked a creative rebirth. Today, Seraphine looks forward with Sacred Ground (Street Sense), the sophomore record from his jazz-rock powerhouse group CTA—often described as “Chicago on steroids”—and he makes peace with his past with the refreshingly candid memoir Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley) Bill Champlin is an American singer, guitarist, keyboard player, arranger, producer, and songwriter. His performance work is principally associated with the bands Chicago and the Sons of Champlin. He has won multiple Grammy Awards for songwrit
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November 4, 2016
09/13/16 Bass Legend – Stanley Clarke with Guest Al Di Meola
Four-time Grammy Award winner Stanley Clarke is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated acoustic and electric bass players in the world. What’s more, he is equally gifted as a recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer and film score composer. A true pioneer in jazz and jazz-fusion, Clarke is particularly known for his ferocious bass dexterity and consummate musicality. Unquestionably, he has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is best known for his work with the fusion band Return to Forever, and his role as a bandleader in several trios and ensembles.
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September 14, 2016
09/07/16 Pioneering Funk Guitarist, Rob “Fonksta” Bacon
Guitarist, Producer Artist Rob "Fonksta" Bacon has worked with renowned artists such as DJ Quik, Raphael Saadiq, Dr. Dre, George Clinton, Chaka Khan many others.
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September 7, 2016
09/05/16 Leddie Garcia – Percussionist with Santana, Chaka Kahn, and Lalah Hathaway
Leddie Garcia's s musical history includes touring across the US with Poi Dog Pondering for over 10 years.  Some of the artists he has played and recorded with include Santana, Gladys Knight, Liquid Soul, John Cruz, Ramsey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Eric Benet and Barry Manilow. His musical affinity crosses all music borders from Pop Music to Jazz Fusion, with Brazilian, South Pacific Rhythms and Latin influences. Leddie’s adaptive approach to performing is a worldly hybrid of percussion styles blended into one. Since moving to LA, he has been a fixture in the music scene. He is the bandleader of Poluma a jazz fusion instrumental project, Soukie a retro funk soul band, and Leddie Garcia Friends a rock, jazz, rb project. His ongoing residencies are with Jason Joseph and The Spectaculars at Hotel Café, The Federal Affair at the Federal Bar and The Lexington Social Club.  Leddie performs with Hadrian Feraud Band, Adrian Hibbs Band, The Endangered and Ruslan Sirota Band. At the 2011 and 2012. N
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September 6, 2016
08/25/16 Styx Keyboards & Lead Vocalist – Lawrence Gowan
Lawrence Gowan is a Scottish-born Canadian musician. Gowan has been both a solo artist and the current lead vocalist and keyboardist of the band Styx since May 1999. James JY Young : "The next necessary component of the collective excellence came to light when a Canadian by the name of Lawrence Gowan opened for Styx in Quebec City in 1997 — just a man and his piano, buttressed by a large crowd whose rabidly enthusiastic response to a purely solo one-man set laid the groundwork for the next recruit. “Here was this conservatory-trained guy who opened for us in a sold-out arena — a single guy at a piano who got 10,000 people on their feet,” marvels JY. Concurs Tommy, “We knew right then and there he was one of us. I couldn’t wait to play with him.” Adds Todd, “We found another guy who shares all the same passions and work ethic. And Lawrence is an iron man. He’s such a marvelous, gifted, clearly classically trained player.”
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August 25, 2016
08/22/16 Ramon "Ray" Yslas – Percussionist w/ Christina Aguilera, David Sanborn, Paul Stanley
Ramon Yslas is one of modern music’s most accomplished percussionists. From his world tours with platinum artists including David Sanborn,Paul Stanley, Jennifer Lopez,Christina Aguilera, Colbie Caillat and Patti Labelle.. network appearances with Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Carlos Santana on The Grammy Awards, The Voice, The Emmys, George Lopez:Lopez Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, Oprah, American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, David Letterman and VH-1 Storytellers, Yslas is distinguished by his intuitive musicality and consummate professionalism.
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August 23, 2016
08/24/16 Keith Howland Guitarist 21 Years w/ Chicago
Keith Howland is an American guitarist and singer. Since 1995, he has been the lead guitarist for the veteran pop-rock band, Chicago. Howland started playing the guitar at the age of seven, and he played in a number of bands during his school years. He attended high school in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from James Madison University in 1986 with a degree in communications. In 1987, Keith moved to Los Angeles and took a job with Andy Brauer Studio Rentals, which helped him to make invaluable contacts in the music industry. He also continued playing as much as possible, including a 1993 summer tour with Rick Springfield. In 1995, Chicago was looking for a new lead guitarist following the departure of Dawayne Bailey. Howland was a long-time fan of the band and of their co-founding guitarist, Terry Kath. Howland appeared uninvited at the auditions, and attained a chance meeting with the band's bassist, Jason Scheff. He performed a last-minute audition, and was offered the job on the
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August 18, 2016
08/17/16 Rob Bonfiglio – Wilson Phillips Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter/Musical Director
Rob Bonfiglio is  a veritable one-man band, playing all the instruments, following in the grand D.I.Y. tradition of artists like Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren and Prince. And like those artists, he’s pulled off a mighty difficult trick, delivering a cohesive and dynamic sound full of wily invention and innovation. He has been married to Carnie Wilson since June 23, 2000.
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August 18, 2016
08/15/16 Tower of Power/Temptations Lead Singer – Larry Braggs
Larry Braggs is passionate, powerful and very spiritual. These are also the amazing attributes of his voice. Cut from the same cloth as some of the world's greatest vocalists, Larry has one of the most notable voices in the business. With a vocal range over three octaves and a command of the stage like no other, Larry has become one of the most electrifying entertainers on tour. This has gained him the respect and praise of his peers and fans all over the world. For the past 14 years, Larry Braggs has been the lead vocalist for the legendary soul band Tower of Power. Now as a solo artist, he is becoming one of the most sought after singers in the business. Touring almost two hundred days out of the year Larry is a powerful force of talent to see.
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August 16, 2016
08/10/16 David Lyons – Multiple Sclerosis Fitness Coach
The MS Fitness Challenge (MSFC) was birthed from David Lyons' MS Bodybuilding Challenge and his wife, registered nurse, Kendra's desire to help others who suffer from multiple sclerosis. His bodybuilding challenge and his book, David's Goliath, about his journey as a bodybuilder with MS, are inspirations to others who find trials and obstacles in life too difficult to overcome. David and Kendra founded the MS Fitness Challenge charity organization as a way for others to join them and fight this debilitating disease through health fitness. www.msfitnesschallenge.com www.optimalbodypf.com
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August 11, 2016
08/08/16 Gerry Brown – Drummer with Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Diana Ross
Gerry “The Gov.” Brown is an Grammy Award winning recording engineer and producer based in Los Angeles credited on over 47 Platinum and Gold Records. He has received over 15 Grammy bids, including five nominations for Alicia Keys’ “Songs In A Minor,” a Song of the Year Award for Erykah Badu’s “Love of My Life,” two nominations for Vanessa Williams’ “Comfort Zone” and “Sweetest Days,” and three nominations for Raphael Saadiq’s “Instant Vintage”. Gerry also won a Billboard Award for producing “Love Is” by Vanessa Williams and Brian McKnight. His album credits include artists Whitney Houston, Earth Wind Fire, Madonna, Sting, Prince, Madame X, Bernadette Cooper "Drama According To Bernadette Cooper", Stanley Clarke, Leon Ware, The Bee Gees, Brandy, Joss Stone, TLC, Brian McKnight, Phil Collins, Kelis, George Clinton, Nappy Roots, Anastacia, Jill Scott, Buddy Guy, Jaguar Wright, Warren G, Common, The Bangles, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter, Roy Ayers, Craig Harris, The Gap Band, Usher, Monic
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August 9, 2016
08/06/16 Michael McDonlad & Band - Live from Thornton Winery
Michael McDonald  is an American singer, songwriter, keyboard player, and record producer. He is known for his soulful baritone voice. McDonald’s music career spans more than forty years. His early career included singing with Steely Dan. He joined The Doobie Brothers in 1976 and remained an integral member until 1982, after which he released the first of eight solo albums. During his career, he has collaborated with a number of other artists, including Van Halen, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Toto. He has also recorded for television and film soundtracks. During his career, McDonald has won five Grammy Awards.
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August 7, 2016
08/03/16 Santana Bassist Benny Rietveld
Bassist Benny Rietveld brings an impressive resume with him. After moving to Hawaii from his native Utrecht, the Netherlands, he attended the University of Hawaii College of Music for two years. Island dates with artists such as The Crusaders, Richie Cole, Barney Kessell, Howard Roberts, Bill Mays, and Makoto Ozone followed, until he moved to San Francisco in 1983. He joined up with Sheila E.'s 1984 tour, who was then opening for Prince on the "Purple Rain" tour. Dates with Huey Lewis and the News followed that. He then signed on with Miles Davis for his 1988 World Tour, as well as working with Davis and Michel LeGrand on a Warner Bros. soundtrack. Recently, Benny has released an album entitled "Mystery of Faith". The album can be described as "odd, eclectic, yet eminently listenable music." The CD, his first solo effort, also includes performances by Carlos Santana, Tom Coster, Barbara Higbie and other friends. The mostly instrumental collection will take you from the Middle East to
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August 4, 2016
08/01/16 Bill Champlin – Singer/Guitarist with Chicago
William Bradford "Bill" Champlin is an American singer, guitarist, keyboard player, arranger, producer, and songwriter. His performance work is principally associated with the bands Chicago and the Sons of Champlin. He has won multiple Grammy Awards for songwriting.
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August 2, 2016
08/01/16 Tamara Champlin – Singer/Songwriter with Elton John, Leon Russell; Wife to Chicago’s Bill Champlin
Tamara Champlin is an American Singer/Songwriter who started her career as a session singer in Houston, Texas, later moving to Los Angeles. She has performed with and written for singers such as Elton John, Leon Russell, Nicky Hopkins, Andreas Carlsson, husband Bill Champlin and son Will Champlin. Tour Dates from 2010-2015 with Bill Champlin included California, Europe, Hawaii, Japan, South America, Kuwait and Iraq ; she is a full member of the Sons of Champlin, active in the Rhythmic Arts Project to benefit children, and the Saving K-9 Lives Charity encouraging adoption of shelter pets.
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August 2, 2016
08/01/16 Terry Wollman - Producer, Guitarist, Composer
AN ACCOMPLISHED and versatile producer, composer, and musician, Terry has commanded such diverse projects touring, recording and performing as music director and/or guitarist for dozens of renowned artists including Billy Preston, The 5th Dimension, Wilson Phillips, Al Jarreau, Joan Baez, Joe Walsh, Keb’ Mo’, Gerald Albright and Eartha Kitt, to name just a few. Added his passion for music, and through his innate curiosity, ability and perseverance, Terry emerged as a skilled artist, forging an enviable career that has crossed over into every major category of music in the spectrum. ORIGINALLY FROM MIAMI, Terry was formally educated in Boston, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arranging from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. After arriving in Los Angeles, Terry built a solid reputation as an in-demand session guitarist and producer. His music styles range from jazz to pop, rock, blues, RB and beyond.
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August 2, 2016
07/27/16 Oingo Boingo Drummer Johnny Vatos
After having been heard, drumming with Toni Basil's band by composer, Danny Elfman and his longtime orchestrator, Steve Bartek, Johnny Vatos Hernandez was hired as a session drummer on Elfman's first film score, "The Forbidden Zone". Hernandez joined the original lineup of the famous band, Oingo Boingo, a position he held for seventeen years, until their breakup in 1995. During that time, the band released eight albums, toured the world and played thousands of concerts. After the breakup of Oingo Boingo, Hernandez joined the band, Tito and Tarantula and was featured in the Robert Rodriguez film, "From Dusk Till Dawn." He had a rewarding time, touring Europe with Tito until 911, but at that point, he decided to return to Los Angeles to play jazz again. In the 1990s, Hernandez returned to regular session work for composers, like Jason Johnson, Steve Bartek and Bear McCreary. He was the drummer for Bear McCreary's hugely popular "Battlestar Galactica" live orchestra concerts. For the
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July 28, 2016
07/25/16 Lenny Castro – Percussionist with Toto, Fleetwood Mac, Adele, Rolling Stones
Lenny Castro is a percussionist who got his start recording and touring with Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs and Toto and has gone on to work as a freelance percussionist with some of the biggest musical legends, including  Adele, The Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Eric Clapton, Alien Ant Farm, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, The Mars Volta, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, David Sanborn, Avenged Sevenfold, Little Feat, Tom Petty and many more.
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July 26, 2016
07/23/16 Renegade to Roadie - Legendary Actor Branscombe Richmond
Branscombe Richmond is an American character actor and stuntman probably best known for his prominent television role in the 1990s hit syndicated television series Renegade as Bobby Sixkiller. His many other television appearances include series such as Walker, Texas Ranger, The A-Team and The Highwayman. He has appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Action Jackson, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Aces: Iron Eagle III, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, and in The Scorpion King, as Mathayus's half-brother. He currently stars in the Showtime series "Roadies", created by Cameron Crowe and J. J. Abrams.
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July 23, 2016
07/20/16 Roger Smith – Keybordist with Tower of Power, Gladys Knight, Jeff Beck, Willie Nelson
Roger Smith was born to play the Hammond organ, and destined to become a member of Tower of Power. Since 1998, Roger has been a part of the Tower Sound, drawing on all of his earlier experiences and influences to lead him to where he is today. Roger has also performed with Carlos Santana, Gladys Knight, Jeff Beck, Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews Band.
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July 21, 2016
07/18/16 Legendary Jazz Singer – Al Jarreau
Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style is one of the world’s most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy® Awards, scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide.
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July 18, 2016
07/13/16 Amy Holland – American Pop-Rock Singer & Grammy Award Nomination-Best New Artist
Amy Holland was honored with a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist after her debut self-titled album. The single, “How Do I Survive”, soared into the Top 20 on the Billboard charts and put Amy on the map. It was ten years prior that she came to Los Angeles as a teenager to exploit her singer-songwriter skills.  Fortuitously, she met then piano accompanist Michael McDonald, who was later to become producer of the hit LP alongside Patrick Henderson, making her a household name  – and a few years after that, his wife. Amy became a staple for music supervisors of films big and small, most notably  Night of the Comet (“Learn to  Love Again” a duet with Chris Farren), Teen Wolf (“Shooting for the Moon”), St. Elmo’s Fire (“For Just a Moment (Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire”) duet with Donny Gerrard) and many more, as well as for television  shows including One Life to Live (“All I Know” duet with Michael McDonald).  She also contributed vocally to recording projects with artists includi
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July 13, 2016
07/12/16 Henry Kapono Performs Live at EnterTalk Studios
Hawaiian singer/songwriter Henry Kapono stops by the EnterTalk studios to talk about his current tour and plays a few songs, including the brand new, as-yet unreleased "My Paradise".
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July 13, 2016
07/11/16 Shannon Rae – Americana Country Rock Singer & Songwriter
A California girl with a country heart, Shannon Rae lights up a stage. Whether displaying strength or vulnerability, she passionately taps into the power and emotion of her songs with a clear command of her voice and presence.   As a singer-entertainer for most of her life, she is a former Miss Long Beach, three time Miss Hot Rod Magazine, and an accomplished nationally recognized model. Modeling was the money maker, but music was always her calling when Demimonde, the pop act brainchild of Shuki Levy (Saban Entertainment) came to life and recruited Shannon to join the group. From there, she recorded with the three girl country bar band Sweet Water Junction, and then met renowned producer and musician Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Glen Cambell, Leanne Rhimes) who co-wrote some of her earliest songs.   In the past few years Shannon has been collaborating with songwriter, producer, and band mate Dave Polich, while touring throughout the southwest in a very successful tribute band. Tog
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July 11, 2016
07/10/16 Henry Kapono Quick Hit Episode 1
Henry talks with Jackie Bertone about his current tour.
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July 11, 2016
07/06/16 Rhonda Smith – Iconic Bassist with Prince & Jeff Beck
Rhonda Smith is a Canadian Bassist best known for her collaboration with Prince and, more recently, with Jeff Beck. A chance meeting with Sheila E. at a music convention in Germany opened the doors to Rhonda’s lengthy tenure with his Royal Badness, Prince.  “Sheila knew that Prince was putting a new band together so I gave her my press kit and she sent it to him.  I didn’t hear from him for 2 months and I thought he wasn’t going to call… but thankfully he did.  I flew up to Paisley Park and my audition was basically a jam session with him and a drummer.  Suffice it to say he liked what he heard.  The same day he had me in the studio recording bass parts on the Emancipation album.” In addition to the near decade she spent along side Prince, Rhonda has performed with the likes of Chaka Khan, Beyonce, T. I., Erykah Badu, Patti Austin, Patrice Rushen, Brenda Russell, Lee Ritenour, Larry Graham, Patti Labelle, Little Richard, Najee, Candy Dulfer, Rachel Farrell, Kirk Whalum and George Clin
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July 6, 2016
06/29/16 Eddie Mininfield Legendary Saxophonist with Sheila E. and Prince
Eddie Mininfield is a saxophone player, composer and producer who has recorded and toured with Prince and Sheila E. as well as producing his own original music as Eddie M.
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June 30, 2016
06/27/16 David Garibaldi – Legendary Drummer & Founding Member Tower of Power
David Garibaldi joined the renowned Oakland, CA Funk/Soul band Tower of Power in 1970 and since then, has become one of the most influential and iconic funk drummers.
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June 30, 2016
06/22/16 Chris Fryar – Drummer for The Zac Brown Band
Known for his stylistic diversity, creativity, musical taste and fearlessness, Chris is a dynamic drummer/clinician considered by many who know him to be the first call for any musical situation. His work with Zac Brown Band has earned him and his bandmates two Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, two CMT video awards, and an award from the Country Music Association. He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama and is a full time recording and touring member of Zac Brown Band. Chris Fryar endorses and uses GRETSCH drums, GIBRALTAR hardware, ZILDJIAN cymbals, EVANS Drumheads, VIC FIRTH Drumsticks, HQ Percussion products, ZOOM video and audio recorders, and AUDIX Microphones exclusively.
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June 22, 2016
06/20/16 Tris Imboden – Drummer with Chicago 26 Years, Kenny Loggins, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, Honk
With Special Call-In Guests: Grammy Nominated Songwriter Henry Kapono, Earth Wind and Fire's John Paris, Santana Drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr., VP of DW Drums John Good and John "JR" Robinson - The Most Recorded Drummer in History. Tris Imboden is an American rock and jazz drummer. As an educator, he has been a drum clinician and author of tutorial materials. As a performer, he has been in studio sessions and on tour with some of the most notable and highest-selling musicians of all time. As of 1990, he has been best known as the lead drummer with the multi-platinum band, Chicago. He is a multi-platinum selling artist. Imboden's most notable studio session work has included recordings with Neil Diamond, Kenny Loggins, Firefall, Richard Marx, Steve Vai, Roger Daltrey, and Crosby, Stills Nash. As a touring drummer, he has played with Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Firefall, Cock Robin, Michael McDonald, Los Lobotomys and other notable groups. As a full-time band member, Im
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June 21, 2016
06/15/16 Tower of Power Founding Member and Trumpet Legend, Greg Adams
The sound of Greg Adams is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures. Adams has recorded six solo albums, three releases with East Bay Soul and fourteen recordings as a founding member of Tower of Power, legendary for his arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own. His 1995 debut Hidden Agenda went all the way to #1 on Billboard and stayed there for five weeks… He hasn’t looked back since. With countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Adams has made his mark on a broad stretch of today’s music landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, RB, soul, and funk. In his new musical pursuit Grammy and Emmy nominated trumpeter Adams continues his artistic evolution alongside East Bay Soul with the dynamic THAT’S LIFE – A collection of eleven songs that fuses his love for vintage soul music, pop, with powerful horns and gorgeous orchestration.
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June 15, 2016
06/14/16 Guitar Great Al Di Meola and Percussionist Gumbi Ortiz
Al Di Meola is an American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist, composer, and record producer. With a musical career that has spanned more than three decades, he has become respected as one of the most influential guitarists in jazz to date. Gumbi Ortiz is known around the world for his exciting conga performance and his knowledge of rhythm and percussion. For the last 24 years Gumbi has been an integral part of superstar guitarist Al Di Meola’s band, he’s also a teacher, a session player and leader of Florida based “The Latino Projekt”.
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June 15, 2016
06/14/16 Darryl Walker - Singer, Saxophonist, Percussionist and Songwriter
Darryl Walker has been blessed with incredible talents. Since early childhood, when he could belt out “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” with the passion of Otis Redding, Darryl has grown into one of the most exceptional vocal talents in the industry and has graced some of the most notable venues and exclusive private events as well as notable jazz and R B concerts in the country. In addition to his stunning vocal abilities, Darryl Walker has also become known for an amazing talent on the saxophone.  Specializing in RB, Pop, Blues, and Jazz, Darryl has lit up countless live shows and recording sessions with leads and backgrounds… adding vocals or sax for a bevy of labels: Tabu, AM, Motown, Mesa Blue Moon Records, Northern Blues, and Ripa Records.  Bilingual skills have garnered him the honor of being the vocalist of choice for the pre-production team of world-renowned Latin artist Luis Miguel.
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June 15, 2016
06/13/16 Tony Lindsay – Lead Vocalist for Santana for 24 Years
Tony Lindsay has been the lead singer for Santana from 1991 to 2015 and was involved as both a singer and co-writer on the massively successful album "Supernatural", which received 9 Grammys. As an individual, Tony has recorded or performed with several artists, including Tevin Campbell, O'Jays, Al Jarreau, Steve Winwood, Johnny Gill, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Lou Rawls.
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June 13, 2016
06/13/16 Walfredo De Los Reyes Sr. - Legendary Cuban Percussion Pioneer
Walfredo De Los Reyes, Sr. is an internationally renowned percussionist and drummer. Besides recording his own albums, he has recorded with artists in both Cuba and the United States such as Tito Puente, Rolando La Serie, Louie Bellson, Cachao, Alex Acuna, Tito Rodriquez, Chico O’Farrill, Jose Fajardo, Linda Ronstadt, and Steve Winwood. Performing in Las Vegas for many years, Walfredo Sr. backed up performers Milton Berle, Wayne Newton, Tony Bennett, George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Robert Goulet, Rich Little, Bernadette Peters, Rita Moreno, Juliet Prowse, Ben Vereen, and Dionne Warwick, to name a few. Walfredo, Sr. is one of Cuba’s most influential drummers and one of the pioneers to play both percussion and drumset simultaneously. His diverse background and experience make him one of the most in-demand clinicians and educators in the country today. Walfredo has received recognition/awards  including: The Modern Drummer Festival 2005, Sabian Artist Lifetime Achievement Award 2006 (p
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June 13, 2016
06/10/16 Live from the Al Di Meola Tour 2016 with Percussionist Gumbi Ortiz (Seattle)
Gumbi Ortiz is known around the world for his exciting conga performance and his knowledge of rhythm and percussion. For the last 24 years Gumbi has been an integral part of superstar guitarist Al Di Meola’s band, he’s also a teacher, a session player and leader of Florida based “The Latino Projekt”. A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Al Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as virtuoso of the highest order. A prolific composer and prodigious six-string talent, Di Meola has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return To Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White).
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June 11, 2016
06/10/16 Gabriel Santana Falcon – Percussionist for Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns, Donnie & Marie, & Kenny Loggins
Gabriel Santana Falcon is a drummer/percussionist/background vocalist for various American and Latin musical groups, television shows, theater shows, and independent record labels. These are just some of the artists Gabe has performed with over the years: Clint Holmes,Martin Nievera, Patti Austin, John St. Peters,Steve Lawrence, The Scintas, Marilynn McCoo Billy Davis, Jr., Lalo Guerrero, Eastside Connection, Tony Banda (Poncho Sanchez), Mercy The Merkettes, Hubert Tubbs (Tower of Power),Miguel Gutierrez (George Shearing), Ronnie Gutierrez (Claire Fisher), Johnny Avila  Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez (Oingo Boingo), Marlene Ricci (Frank Sinatra), Big Joe Turner, The Crests, Michito Sanchez(John Denver), Brandon Fields (Barry Manilow).
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June 11, 2016
06/04/16 Michael McDonald- Live from the Newport Beach Jazz Festival
Michael McDonald  is an American singer, songwriter, keyboard player, and record producer. He is known for his soulful baritone voice. McDonald's music career spans more than forty years. His early career included singing with Steely Dan. He joined The Doobie Brothers in 1976 and remained an integral member until 1982, after which he released the first of eight solo albums. During his career, he has collaborated with a number of other artists, including Van Halen, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Toto. He has also recorded for television and film soundtracks. During his career, McDonald has won five Grammy Awards.
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June 10, 2016
06/04/16 Danny de los Reyes - Percussionist with Earth Wind & Fire, Don Henley and Zac Brown Band
Daniel de los Reyes  is a percussionist born in New York City and raised in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas. He is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent and a third generation musician. He received his early drum instruction from his father, Walfredo Reyes, Sr. His grandfather, Walfredo de los Reyes II, was one of the founding members of the Cuban orchestra, Casino de la Playa. De los Reyes has performed with various artists such as Don Henley, Earth, Wind Fire, Sting, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, and Yanni, among many others, and became an official member of the Zac Brown Band in 2012. He has formed his own entertainment company, DrumJungle, Inc., and produces the "DrumJungle Primal!" show, which combines high-energy interaction between drums, percussions, dancers, and singers, fusing together rhythms from around the world for a multi-cultural experience. De los Reyes has also invented the "Practice Pro Pad" which is an all-in-one practice timbale and realistic soundi
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June 10, 2016
06/08/16 Live from the DW Showroom: LP Percussion Product Manager Derek Zimmerman and Some of the Most Notable Percussionists in the Biz
Live at the DW Drums showroom, Jackie sits down with Derek Zimmerman, Product Manager for LP Percussion and some of the most notable percussionists in the biz, including Roland Gajate Garcia, Munyungo Jackson, Felipe Fraga,  Joey DeLeon Jr., Ronnie Gutierrez, Ron Powell
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June 9, 2016
06/06/16 Tony Succar – Award-Winning Percussionist, Composer, Arranger and Producer of Award Winning Concert Unity: Latin Tribute to Michael
Born into a family of talented musicians in Lima, Peru on May 18, 1986, Tony Succar’s very DNA must be imbued with cadence and rhythm. The Succar family moved to Miami, Florida when Tony was just two; at the ripe old age of 13, Tony’s own music career began. He says, “I was privileged to be brought up in a family of musicians: I couldn’t be more grateful.” Succar’s music education began on piano then segued to percussion. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University in 2008 and his Master’s degree in 2010. Succar has worked with artists Arturo Sandoval, Néstor Torres, Ed Calle, Tito Nieves, La India, Obie Bermudez, Jennifer Peña, and Tito Puente Jr., among others. Growing up in Miami—a multi-cultural “Melting Pot”—molded him into a versatile musician, prompting him to make the most of his prodigious talent. President of his own entertainment company, Mixtura Productions, Tony Succar is well-versed in a number of professional roles:
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June 7, 2016
06/06/16 Ray Greene – Lead Vocalist of Santana and Former Lead Vocalist for Tower of Power
Ray Greene has performed with several of the biggest names in the fields of Pop and RB, such as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Rick James, and NKOTB, to name a few. His Gospel release, titled “Songs of Hope, Inspiration and Joy”, garnered much critical and commercial success.  Ray’s latest recording, called “Heaven Bound”, was recently released on his SoulVision Records label.  He also co-produced a Christmas project with well-respected pianist Dow Brain for Underground Productions called “Tell Me the Story of Christmas”, also on SoulVision Records.
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June 7, 2016
06/01/16 Film Director and Composer C.G. Ryche
C.G. Ryche is a American film director, writer, producer and visionary composer. Known in the industry as a "Renaissance man" and a "Game Changer" for his wide range of skills, business savvy and work ethic, C.G. began in film at a early age, composing music for short films, his performances would introduce him to many industry giants, where Ryche was able to study and learn about directing, editing and conveying a story on film. Ryche has helmed many projects from directing live performances artist like Mana, Linkin Park and Tizer. C.G. also is directing, writing producing for television with the show "Misty Kristy", "Ashlie TV" and other shows in pre-production. C.G. is currently working on several scripts and financing for films in the works including the Suspense / Thriller "Powned" featuring Eric Roberts, John Barbolla and Ashlie Garrett. Ryche is a nation PBS artist and is international recognized for his visionary music, C.G. has and still composes for film or projects that he
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June 1, 2016
05/30/16 EnterTalk Radio CEO Florentino Buenaventura
Jackie and Florentino kick back on a Memorial Day Monday and discuss the upcoming guests and events coming up, including live events with Al Di Meola, Michael McDonald and DW Drums.
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May 30, 2016
05/30/16 Melanie Taylor – Vocalist with Bette Midler, John Mayer, Barry Manilow, Aerosmith
As one of Bette Midler’s infamous and legendary Harlettes for nearly a decade, Melanie Taylor has been seen twirling and singing on the Emmy Award-Winning HBO Special Diva Las Vegas, as well as a 6-week sold-out engagement at Radio City Music Hall, and in a millennium photo essay in Rolling Stone magazine.  Melanie has been a featured vocalist on tours, TV, and shared the stage with such artists as John Mayer, Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder, Sarah McLachlan to Aerosmith’s Summer Tour 2012.
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May 30, 2016
05/25/16 Danny Seraphine – “Chicago” Founding Member, Composer and Drummer
Pioneering jazz-rock drummer and composer Danny Seraphine is a founding member of Chicago. Worldwide the iconic group has sold over 122 million albums, and, just domestically, earned 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. In 1990, after 23 years in the group, Seraphine and Chicago had a jarring parting of ways, and he left music behind for 15 years. But a call to play a benefit show for a fellow drummer pulled him out of seclusion and sparked a creative rebirth. Today, Seraphine looks forward with Sacred Ground (Street Sense), the sophomore record from his jazz-rock powerhouse group CTA—often described as “Chicago on steroids”—and he makes peace with his past with the refreshingly candid memoir Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley) With Special Guest: Liberty Devitto, drummer with Billy Joel
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May 25, 2016
05/23/16 Billy Joel Drummer Liberty Devitto
Just pick up one of the 150 million copies of Billy Joel records sold in the last 30 years and you’ll hear why Liberty is called “THE songwriter’s drummer.” Spanning his career, Liberty has played with Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Ronnie Spector, Karen Carpenter, Phoebe Snow, Elton John, Meatloaf, and many, many more. In 2013 he was inducted into The Classic Drummer’s Hall of Fame. He has been repeatedly featured in articles, documentaries and educational publications for over 40 years, and was most recently featured in the documentary “A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia.”
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May 23, 2016
05/18/16 Florentino Buenaventura
Florentino Buenaventura, CEO of EnterTalk Radio
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May 18, 2016
05/16/16 Grammy Nominated Legendary Hawaiian Singer/Songwriter – Henry Kapono
Henry Kapono Ka'aihue is an award winning and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter. He has taken home numerous Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards (Hawaii's equivalent of the Grammy's) including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year. He is also the author of the award winning children's book, A Beautiful Hawaiian Day, has appeared in the films, Damien and Waterworld and has made many television appearances. Known as "Kapono", the Hawaiian word for righteous, Henry was christened "Henry Kapono Hosea Ka'aihue" and is a pure Hawaiian born and raised in Kapahulu, a small town located just outside Waikiki, Hawaii.
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May 16, 2016
05/11/16 Santana Percussionist Karl Perazzo
Karl Perazzo since the age of 2 has played some kind of drum or other. At age 7 he played in a band that his mother and father formed. From there he became unstoppable and went on to play with Cal Tjader while only in the 6th grade. Karl Perazzo, born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, has gone on to play with the best in Pop, Jazz, Rock and Latin Music. The self-taught musician is currently playing with the Santana Band. He has recorded 3 albums with Santana, one being a Live album in South America. He has also recorded and played with Malo, Jorge Santana, Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gilespie, Andy Narrel, Ray Obiedo, Tom Coster, Pete and Coke Escovedo, Dennis Chambers, Sheila E., The Artist, Mariah Carey, Paquito D’ Rivera and is on the latest John Lee Hooker album. Karl Perazzo has also sat in with the best in Latin Music, such as Tito Puente, Machete, Ruben Blades and others. Perazzo is not only known nationally, but internationally as well. He is known to have recorded wit
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May 11, 2016
05/09/16 Linda Chorney – Songwriter, Independent Grammy Nominee, TEDx Speaker, Author
Grammy Nominee Chorney made history as the first truly independent artist to get nominated for a Grammy without a label, manager or publicist, for BEST AMERICANA ALBUM "EMOTIONAL JUKEBOX" for the 54th GRAMMY AWARDS. Her nomination was met with some controversy by the gatekeepers. She embraced it, and wrote her first book. Next she's going for an Oscar to piss them off, too!  Highlights in her career thus far are singing for Nelson Mandela, in front of a crowd of 250,000 humans. And of course playing in Sports bars where no one is listening. She just released her first book, "Who the F*#% Is Linda Chorney?!", and is going for the Pulitzer. Sounds quite self-absorbed, wouldn't you say? Just because it happened to you, doesn't make it interesting, but sometimes, putting it to music does.
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May 9, 2016
05/07/16 Earth Wind & Fire Drummer John Paris
John Paris is a drummer, saxophonist, arranger, songwriter and electric guitarist and since 2001 has been the drummer for the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Paris currently plays and endorses DW Drums, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks and Sabian Cymbals.
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May 7, 2016
05/02/16 Robin DiMaggio – Drummer for Mariah Carey, Dr. Dre, Paul Simon/Musical Director for Arsenio/Ambassador of Music to the UN
Robin DiMaggio is a drummer and classical/world percussionist who he has performed/recorded with artists as diverse as Steve Vai, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, and Dr. Dre. He has also worked as a producer/songwriter and a composer/arranger, and produced the albums Road to Forever by Don Felder of The Eagles.  Robin is the Musical Director for The Arsenio Hall Show and the Ambassador of Music to the United Nations.
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May 2, 2016
04/25/16 Taku Hirano - Percussionist for Fleetwood Mac, Dr. DRE, John Mayer
Taku Hirano is a percussionist, record producer and recording artist who has toured playing percussion with Fleetwood Mac, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie, Isaac Hayes, Lindsey Buckingham, John Mayer, A.R. Rahman, Hikaru Utada, and with Cirque du Soleil on Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. Taku has recorded with Dr. Dre on 2001, Fleetwood Mac, Whitney Houston, The Temptations, Hikaru Utada, Stevie Nicks, Josh Groban, Chromeo, Ziggy Marley, Emmanuel Jal, Nelly Furtado and Lionel Richie, in addition to working on major motion picture soundtracks.
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April 25, 2016
04/18/16 Singer, Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist – Dale Edward
Singer, Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist Dale Edward began his musical journey growing up in an eclectic musical household, influenced by what his parents and older brothers were listening to on the radio and on records. These influences included old school RB/Funk, Soul, Pop, Hip Hop, Country, Latin and African music, as well as crooners like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Nominated for a 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award, Oakland Indie Award and contributed to a Latin Grammy nominated album and won the Oakland Mayhem People's Choice Award. He is also an accomplished percussionist and currently tours with legendary RB/Funk group Con Funk Shun as well as a bandleader in his own right.
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April 18, 2016
04/15/16 Jason Scheff – Bassist/Lead Singer for Chicago (Win My Bass Giveaway)
Jason Randolph Scheff  is an American bassist, singer, and songwriter. Since 1985, he has been the bassist and singer for the veteran pop-rock band Chicago. He is the oldest son of well-known session bassist Jerry Scheff, who toured for several years with Elvis Presley.
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April 15, 2016
04/11/16 Modern Drummer/Rolling Stone Journalist, Robyn Flans
Robyn Flans has been a music journalist for over thirty years. Her work has appeared in such print publications as People, In Touch, Modern Drummer and Mix. She has interviewed some of the most prominent drummers in the world, including: Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Porcaro, Ed Shaughnessy and Ringo Starr among others. The audio versions of her print interviews have now been gathered on her website, www.robynflansinterviews.com.
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April 11, 2016
04/04/16 John “JR” Robinson – The Most Recorded Drummer in Music History
John “JR” Robinson has become the most recorded drummer in history, even surpassing the great Hal Blaine. Some of the hits are, We Are The World, All Night Long, You Are and Say You Say Me by Lionel Richie, I’m So Excited and Slow Hand by the Pointer Sisters, I’m Just A Gigolo and California Girls by David Lee Roth, Higher Love, The Finer Things and Back In The Highlife by Steve Winwood, Express Yourself by Madonna, Off The Wall, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Workin Day and Night and Bad from the late great Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole’s,”Stardust” and Change The World by Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones’ The Dude, Q’s Jook Joint and From Q With Love, Give Me The Night from George Benson just to name a few. Of course in the 1983 JR won a Grammy with Rufus and Chaka Khan for “Ain’t Nobody”.
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April 4, 2016
03/28/16 Walfredo Reyes Jr., Percussionist for Chicago and Drummer for Santana, Steve Winwood and David Lindley
Walfredo "Wally" Reyes, Jr. is a Cuban American expert in drum set and auxiliary percussion, a music educator, and a clinician. He has performed with many jazz, Latin, World music, World fusion, Afro-Cuban, and rock bands as a touring, session recording, and full-time player. Reyes is known for his fusion of many of the world's percussion techniques, including the ability to play a drum set with his hands in addition to the traditional use of drumsticks, whereby it is said that he can "sound like a drummer and a percussionist at the same time" He is well known for having been a long-term member of Santana, and for being the newest member of Chicago
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March 28, 2016
03/21/16 Tito Puente Jr. - A Latin Percussion Legacy
Tito Puente, Jr. is a bandleader and the son of legendary mambo musician Tito Puente. Puente, Jr. carries on his father's legacy by presenting, in his performances and recordings, much of his father's repertoire.
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March 21, 2016
Todd Sucherman - STYX Drummer
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March 1, 2016
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