Wow, a real nice winters day in Cape Town today, but a bad start for me, overslept, see. I took most of the day off yesterday, and boy, have I really put myself under pressure this morning, sjoe! But the show goes on. I hope that I can catch up on what needs to be caught up, nuff nattering and on with it.
Today on All Jazz Radio the day starts with Jazz Rendezvous and we continue to showcase all the new releases that have arrived in the stations inbox and boy are there some really interesting cd’s to listen to during todays show. Join Eric Alan from 10am to 1pm C.A.T. today. Yep, it’s Monday therefor it must be the Latin Perspective, yes it is, join Tony Vasquez all the way from Pittsburgh in the USA from 1 to 2pm, Tony will be sharing some of the finest Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz from the global village during his show today, don’t forget he will do it again on Wednesday. After the Latin Perspective at 2pm we journey into the world of smooth, contemporary, funk and fusion for two hours of uninterrupted music during our specially compiled program, Take Five and Then Some. That’s not all Peeps, our debonair man in Berlin, Germany, Wolfgang König will be presenting Jazz Around The World and today he takes us on a journey into jazz from Africa with a special look at what is known as Afro-beat. Tune in right away, All Jazz Radio is the place to be for the finest Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz from all corners of the globe, today. Visit our website and subscribe and find out more about the wonderful world of superb music.
The Klutz In The Kitchen has found a wonderful comfort food recipe for one of my favourite simple dishes for bangers and sweet potato mash with some greens on the side, the choice of greens is yours. So check out the Klutz’s page on the website a little later. We will be posting the weeks Top 50 Jazz Album Charts, where one can see all the newly released movers that are receiving air-play on the jazz radio stations of the world.
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Here’s a heads-up, yes he’s doing it again spend an Evening Of Holiday & Hits with Kenny G
“Fans can look forward to a winter night filled with festive spirit featuring Kenny G performing his biggest hits & Christmas classics. Our theater provides fans an intimate experience with their favorite, superstar artists, ” said Emily McLoughlin of DPAC
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G returns to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on December 7, 2014 for an evening of holiday and hits, his first time back since his sold out 2011 show.
“We are excited to add Kenny G to our holiday lineup at DPAC this year. As we sweat through the summer heat, fans can look forward to a winter night filled with festive spirit featuring Kenny G performing his biggest hits and Christmas classics. Since his sold out show in 2011, DPAC guests have requested his return. Our theatre provides fans an intimate experience with their favorite, superstar artists like Kenny G, ” said Emily McLoughlin, Marketing Director for Concerts and Comedy at DPAC.
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ’80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. He’s even been named the best golfer in music by Golf Digest magazine.
In 1982, Kenny G released his self-titled debut album, striking a balance between jazz and R&B. His fourth studio album, Duotones (1986) made the saxophonist an international star. Selling more than 3 million copies, the silky-smooth jazz album led the way for Kenny G to work with other big-name stars, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole. During his long career, he’s also performed with Barbra Streisand, Burt Bacharach and Frank Sinatra.
His 1992 release, Breathless, sold more than 8 million copies in the United States alone and became the top-selling instrumental album in history. Two years later, Kenny G hit stores with his first holiday album, Miracles, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In 1993 Kenny G was awarded a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for the single “Forever in Love”. In 2010, Kenny G teamed up with Robin Thicke and Babyface for the R&B-driven album Heart and Soul and his most recent Namaste (2012) with Rahul Sharma.
Kenny continues to dominate the smooth jazz music scene with new music and as co-host of “Kenny G and Sandy Kovach in the Morning” weekdays 8am to Noon ET on The Smooth Jazz Network
Exciting news, Jon Anderson And Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Formation Of The Anderson Ponty Band
Music legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty announce the formation of a new ensemble – The Anderson Ponty Band! YES’s original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International jazz superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music icons form a musical synergy that is unparalleled!
“A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean-Luc’s music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is, music is God” – Jon Anderson
The Anderson Ponty Band also includes Jamie Dunlap on guitars – well known as a film and television composer, most notably ‘South Park’; Wally Minko on keyboards – virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tom Jones and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean-Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band will visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy, while creating new compositions as well.
The Anderson Ponty Band have been writing and arranging old favorites during the past three months. They will be in residence for three weeks in September at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado rehearsing, recording and playing a public performance on Saturday September 20th. An album will be finished in Los Angeles and is scheduled for release in early 2015. Also, a videography documenting the making of the album will be released as well as videos and performances. A world tour beginning in March 2015 is in the planning stages.
The Anderson Ponty Band announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign today July 25th beginning at 2PM Eastern. The campaign will encourage fans and friends to become a stakeholder in the project. Numerous tiers of donations will be rewarded by album downloads, premium CD/DVD packages, VIP ticket access, merchandising, special one of a kind collectibles, special meet and greets with the band and much more.