Daily All Jazz Radio Blog Thursday 24th JULY 2014

Another early start to the day and was quite peckish after getting up and decided to make a couple of Bobotie Sarmies, had some really fresh bread on hand see and couldn’t resist the temptation see, along with a large cuppa tea. Mmm oh so good and what a way to start the day with this fine breakfast, just lekkerlicious.

2012  Jazz Rendezvous Logo topleftJeez, Thursday already, where has the week gone to? I just don’t know it all goes by so fast, another day no dollars, but one soldiers on. At All Jazz Radio we still play more South African and Jazz from Africa everyday than all of the radio station in the world, together. As is usual the Jazz Rendezvous takes us through the first three hours of our broadcast/streaming day. We follow Todd's TT Clockthat with our debonair man of song from Edinburgh, Scotland, Todd Gordon’s show Todd Gordon SingingTodd’s Turntable and now that the worlds focus is on that fair land over the next 10 or so days with the Commonwealth Games 2014 now underway, we will hear some of the finest vocal jazz the world has to offer Scotland remains a country that I still have on my bucket list to visit.

Jazz-E LogoThe Jazz-E 100% South African Jazz Show with Etienne Shardlow in the “hot seat” playing the finest jazz out of Africa today from 2 to 4pm C.A.T. or 1 to 3pm G.M.T. It’s Bluesday today on All Jazz Radio, yes every Tuesday the Vagabond Blues hits the airwaves in full technicolor glory with host Brian Currin at the helm showcasing some of the finest South African and International blues from 4 to 6pm C.A.T. After that our re-broadcast scheduling takes over for one to catch up with the programmes that one may have missed previously. Stay tuned into All Jazz Radio all day, everyday.


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I Have a Kitchencook with dagwoodIt most defiantly a comfort food day today because of what the weather gods have in store for us in the African Jazz Capital over the next few days, looks like the weather peeps have got it right, again. The Klutz in the Kitchen chose Rooibos Stewed Beef & Potatoes as our recipe for today. go check out The Klutz in the Kitchens page our website to the tasty recipe, now.


Kevin Mahogany Headlines South Bend Jazz Festival August 16th

South Bend Jazz Festival logo 2014We are proud to announce the 3rd annual South Bend Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 16th from 4:00pm till 11:00pm; in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center. Free to the Public! Featuring six international acts from a Variety of Jazz genre. Performing are Headliner Kevin Mahogany; Turkish guitar sensation Ondor Facon with strings; Broadway singer/actress Ntom’khona Dliami, South African bassist and composer Jimmy Mngwandi and saxophonist Danny Lerman; Multi-instrumentalist/singer Darryl Buchanan; Twin Cities-South Bend Jazz Festival Big Band and pianist/composer, JJ Wright.

About Kevin Mahogany

Kevin MahaoganyHis broad baritone was forged in his hometown: the legendary jazz metropolis known as Kansas City; where he learned to swing like Charlie Parker, shout the blues like Big Joe Turner, and cry a ballad like Lester Young; while, extending, elaborating and refining the jazz vocal legacies of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Eddie Jefferson and Al Jarreau.

Mahogany released his debut recording, Double Rainbow, was released on the Enja label in 1993. His CDs include, The Music of Charles Mingus; which featured Mingus sidemen trombonist Jimmy Knepper, alto saxophonist Charles MacPherson with the WDR Big Band, to Pride and Joy, his ebullient Motown tribute featuring the music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Michael Jackson and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. He’s recorded with T.S. Monk (Monk on Monk), The Ray Brown Trio (Christmas Songs With Ray Brown), Marlena Shaw (Dangerous), Roseanna Vitro (Passion Dance), Carl Allen (Testimonial), Barbara Morrison (Visit Me) and Elvin Jones (It Don’t Mean A Thing). Mahogany made his screen debut in the 1996 Robert Altman film Kansas City, portraying a character based on blues singer Big Joe Turner, and was also featured on the soundtrack.

About Ondor Facan

Facan started music in 1970, concentrated on jazz in 1975 and mainly self-taught as a jazz guitarist, player, composer, arranger and lyrics writer. Played with a great variety of local and international jazz musicians, he released 13 CDs out. He owns Nardis Jazz Club in Istanbul.

In 1997 Focan performed in the Guitar Night, which was organised by MIDEM with 11 international guitarists representing Istanbul Culture and Arts Fund (IKSV).

The Artist’s 1998 CD, BENEATH THE STARS honoured him as the one and only Turkish jazz artist who has released an album on Blue Note label. This album featured the great drummer Bill Stewart and Hammond B3 player Sam Yahel.

Check out this YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYkKy-fhpLo

About Ntomb’khona Dlamini

Ntomb'khona DlaminiDlamini came to New York from her native South Africa to perform in the Broadway cast of Sarafina. Then went on to join the original cast of the Lion King playing Rafiki. She also performed in Godspell and the iconic Riverdance. She has recorded with Grover Washington on “Soul Strut and “Power of One”; Tupac on “A River That Flows Forever” and with Johnny Mathis. TV appearances include a performance with Diana Ross on the Oprah Winfrey show, the Jay Leno and Arsenio Hall Shows, the Essence Awards, the Tony Awards; and live in concert at the United Nations in NY.

“Ntomb’khona Dlamini..leads the pack here, her vocalizing rising to the rafters.”..Houston Arts Week

About Jimmy Mngwandi

Jimmy MngwandiMngwandi is among South Africa’s most sought after bassists, writers and producers, He has performed with legends like Mirium Makeba, Hugh Masekela, saxophonist David Murray, flutist Yusef Lateef, bassist Rufus Reid, Jamaican Guitarist Ernest Ranglin and Sbongile Khumalo. Jimmy’s recording career includes appearances on CDs for Sony/South Africa, Bongo Maffin, Brothers of Peace, Simphiwe Dana’s “Bantu Biko Street”. On Cd, Mngwandi’s debut was as a member of the EMI/South Africa group Bezwaan.

About Danny Lerman

Danny LermanLerman is a riveting saxophonist who has performed with Peabo Bryson, Howard Hewett, Norman Connors and Danny Boy, among others and shared concert bills with Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Sergio Mendes, Richard Elliot, David Benoit, Eric Marienthal and the Ghetto Boys. Lerman’s CD’s “Do You Feel?, ” “Danny’s Island, ” and “Meow Baby, ” have received much airplay from the USA to Venezuela, Turkey, Hong Kong, South Africa and Holland. Lerman has also performed with symphonies in the USA and the Netherlands featuring his original music.

About Darryl Buchanan

Darryl BuchananBuchanan developed his musical talents during his high school years in South Bend, Indiana. Darryl was discovered and recruited by Motown’s legendary sax man Jr. Walker. Darryl’s involvement with Jr. Walker included touring the United States, Canada and Europe. While touring, Darryl became Jr. Walker’s opening act. His musical talents and stage persona has earned him popularity with diverse crowds worldwide. Darryl toured with Jr. Walker until his untimely death in 1995.

As a multi-talented musician, vocalist, song writer and producer, Darryl’s artistry continues to blossom. He has been recording and producing many music projects at his recording studio in South Bend, IN. He is the owner of the Planet Love Music Publishing Co. BMI and will release two music CD projects in 2014. One with Chicago producer and former NFL player, Don Carlos Passmore and the other an all instrumental CD. When not doing tours behind other artist, Darryl performs at festivals, Casino’s and venues with his band “Darryl B. & REFLECTIONS”, one of the hottest bands in the Midwest. On August 29, 2009 Darryl Buchanan was awarded the certificate of recognition by then city of South Bend, Mayor Stephen J Luecke for his accomplishments during his thirty years in the music industry.

About Twin Cities-South Bend Jazz Festival Big Band

Leader of the Twin-Cities-South Bend Jazz Festival Big Band, Bassist Darrel Tidaback, teaches as an associate faculty member at the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University South Bend. Besides being a soloist with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, South Bend Chamber Singers, Vesper Chorale. Darrel has also appeared with jazz luminaries Rosemary Clooney, Bucky Pizzarelli, Chris and Dan Brubeck. Darrel also has accompanied Bob Hope, Dionne Warwick, Spider Saloff, William Warfield; while also performing at the Texas Jazz Festival, Fiesta Jazz Festival, Southwest Guitar Festival, Elkhart Jazz Festival, and the Oregon Festival of American Music. For the past twenty years Mr. Tidaback has been an arranger and performer with the contemporary chamber ensemble Musical Offerings. The big band, made of some of Michiana’s finest musicians will feature original songs and arrangements by Darrel Tidaback and Don Lerman.

About J.J. Wright

J.J. WrightWright’s style cannot be easily categorized. Trained as a jazz improviser at the New School for Jazz in NYC, he’s also passionate about sacred music. Palestrina and Bach vie with Monk and Cannonball Adderley as just a few of his harmonic and melodic inspirations. While with the U.S. Naval Academy Band, Wright performed for the President—as well as several other high-profile diplomatic gigs—and with the Caribbean Jazz Project: Afro Bop Alliance, recording and performing with vibraphonist Dave Samuels, which was nominated for a GRAMMY and won a Latin GRAMMY. He recently recorded his debut album of original compositions and covers from Jon Brion, Sufjan Stevens, and Phil Collins.

His CD debut “Inward Looking Outward” with Ropeadope will be released on August 19th, 2014. The recording features his piano trio with Ike Sturm on bass and Nate Wood on drums, and includes six original compositions, as well as covers from Phil Collins, Jon Brion, and Sufjan Stevens


Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble & Paul Taylor Dance Company at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Aug. 1

Pablo ZieglerLatin Grammy-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler and his New Tango Ensemble will join forces with one of the titans of modern dance, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, at the Damrosch Park Bandshell on Friday, August 1 for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

The evening opens with a performance by Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble, who will present several Ziegler compositions, as well as works by Astor Piazzolla. The evening’s second half sees the Paul Taylor Dance Company performing seminal revivals, including the evening’s centrepiece, Piazzolla Caldera (1997). For this evening’s performance, Pablo Ziegler and his ensemble will perform the Piazzolla Caldera score live with PTDC in a World Premiere collaboration commissioned by Lincoln Center in celebration of PTDC’s 60th anniversary season.

Described as “one of Taylor’s most astonishing…creations, ” (The Financial Times, London), Piazzolla Caldera is Taylor’s poetic exploration of tango’s sultry, raging essence. Ziegler, who performed in tango grand-maestro Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet for over a decade and appeared on iconic Piazzolla recordings, is considered one of the most important figures in Argentine New Tango, the vibrant hybrid of classic tango and American jazz.

Pablo Ziegler and the Paul Taylor Dance Company will then dates at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Troy, NY) and many more.

Ziegler is the recent subject of a major profile from NewMusicBox, a publication of New Music USA. Read the full article here.

Upcoming Season Highlights

Other season highlights include an appearance by Ziegler and his trio as guest soloists with the Colorado Symphony in Denver on February 20, 2015. The Pablo Ziegler Quartet for New Tango headlines the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival in August, with other upcoming dates at Duke University, Soka Performing Arts Center in California and more.

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