Cheryl Hughey

Cheryl Hughey


Jennifer Lee

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
In her debut solo album, "J-Walkin’," Jennifer Lee creates a mellow melting pot of newly arranged standards with a few surprises of her own. Almost daring not to impress, Lee takes on a unique style that we haven’t heard since the days of Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday. Rather than belting out the songs, Lee approaches them with sensitivity and emotion. The result is a luxurious CD in a classic tradition that is sure to impress even the most finicky jazz enthusiast.

The most profound quali …

Peter White and Mindi Abair rocked St. Louis on December 4, 2003 at the Pageant. Kicking the evening off with a vibrant "O Tannenbaum," White (guitar) and Abair (sax) blended together in festive layers. Before the evening was through, this pair would have concertgoers dancing in the aisles with pure holiday delight.

White had previously toured with Dave Koz's A Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour. However, he sought to provide something a bit more personal. "We are a much smaller sh

Pianist Geoffrey Keezer kicked off his new CD, "Falling Up" at Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis, Missouri on November 1, 2003. Flowing easily into the opening song, Keezer was coolly vibrant. Backed by an acoustic bass and drums, this trio played lightly in unison. Weaving a delicate tale, "Beatrice" painted an enchanting evening with a warm glow.

Addressing the intimate crowd, Keezer introduced "Stomping at the Savoy" with a twist. " [It] doesn’t sound anything like "Stomping at the S

The Saxophonic Tour brought a little funk to the newly built Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri St. Louis campus on October 17, 2003. Introduced by WSSM radio personality, Rick Sanborn, the night would be full of riveting vibes and outstanding talent.

Revving up the crowd, Dave Koz on sax was first on the set. Guitarist Marc Antoine, trumpeter Chris Botti and pianist Jeff Lorber were to follow. Warming up the crowd, Lorber’

Don't be fooled by the baby boy good looks. With lyrics like "I was born in a tavern on the banks of the Mississippi" and a horn section that hammers the groove, Jeremiah Johnson is the new face of Mississippi River blues.Walk into a gin joint in St. Louis and you'll likely hear the familiar "blues" sound that made the area famous. It's lyrics about the struggles of daily living with the hallmark blues style guitar that rips at your soul and soothes the spirit.Johnson takes that rich

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We’ve just finished what I feel is an important music work ‘War on Poverty’ with Jane Bunnett’s African/Cuban Blues Summit Band. We have joined forces in a campaign to expose the growing underclass which is estimated to be three million in Canada who go without the bare necessities to make life livable. We have partnered with ‘The Stop’ and their campaign - ‘Food with Dignity’ Program to bring greater attention to this severe crisis. All of us do

Michael Manson
Thumpin - Live Concert/DVD Recording
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Mayne Stage

1328 Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL

Doors open: 7:30p.m.
Showtime: 8:30p.m.
Tickets: $20

Complimentary copy of the DVD once completed will be made available to all audience members in attendance.

In other news... Bassist Michael Manson will be performing at the American Smooth Jazz Awards October 29, 2010 in Chicago, Illin

Jim Peterik and Lisa McClowry have been chosen as presenters for the American Smooth Jazz Awards to be held at Chicago's Dusable Museum on October 29, 2010.

In addition to his contemporary jazz work with Lifeforce, music legend/Grammy® award winner Jim Peterik (Eye Of The Tiger/The Search Is Over/Hold On Loosely) produced the 2010 release of Time Signatures by vocalist Lisa McClowry. Time Signatures bears the unique signature of Lisa McClowry's soulful four octave vocal range. This disk appe

Los Angeles, CA (September 22, 2010) When singer/composer/saxophonist Jessy J sets her sights on a career goal, she follows through with laser-like precision. Two years and two albums after her auspicious debut on Peak Records/Concord Music Group, Jessy J has been selected by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for the prestigious ASCAPLUS writing award, announced new management and is returning to the studio with Grammy Hitmaker Paul Brown.

After a whirlwind ye

When I started writing for this album I was thinking the blues - then the words began to dictate a broader picture. I can’t escape my roots the music that played in the background of my youth. Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King were the music icons of Louisville, Kentucky. Together they penned the greatest song of all ‘Tennessee Waltz.’ To this day the melody clings to the bones like the best travel companion on earth. I write, I sing and play according to the rhythms and harmonies of a land once uns