The only Roster on MP3.com to surpass the $1 Million "Pay for Play" mark releases new CD title "Flying Jazz". The David Blumberg Artist Roster has had over 80 Million Downloads/Streams on the Mp3.com website and has recently created Compilation pages of some of it’s select artists. Those Compilations have had over 1.5 Million Listens since March 2002.
The CD Tracks include: "DIANNE REEVES with MARK WINKLER IN THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS": #1 Ranked Jazz Track on the Mp3.com website. Dianne Reeves was the 2002 Grammy Winner for Best Jazz Vocalist. Mark Winkler has written for such stars as Dianne Reeves, Liza Minnelli and David Benoit. Winkler’s Album Easy the Hard Way, was #22 on the Gavin Jazz chart and features such Jazz stars as Billy Childs, Anthony Wilson and Bobby Shew. Other artists on his site include Boney James, Russ Freeman, Claire Martin, Bob Sheppard (of Steely Dan), Joe Sample, David Benoit, and others.
"Wynton Marsalis conducting the Duke Ellington All Star High School Jazz Combo"
: #1 Ranked Fusion Track on the MP3.com website featuring a very cool Sax solo by a High School Senior hand picked by Wynton live in concert.
"CHRIS BURNETT - WALTZ FOR MOM": #1 Ranked Bebop track on the Mp3.com website
Chris was Recently signed with 'ASR Records. Radio air play on the national/international-level. Subsequently, several of his compositions and arrangements have been performed by numerous groups and even on Italian RAI television. In 1995, one of his compositions and arrangements for large jazz ensemble titled Daedalus, was awarded the only Five Star Award of Merit for that year from the National Federation of Music Clubs.
"DENIS DIBLASIO - WORMBURNER"
: #1 Ranked Jazz Vocals Track on the Mp3.com website
After receiving his Masters Degree from the University of Miami, Denis DiBlasio joined the big band of legendary trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, serving as Maynard 's Musical Director for five years. During this time he honed his virtuosity on the baritone saxophone and flute as well as a prodigious scat-vocal technique, and developed estimable composing/ arranging skills. His scores have been published by Kendor, William Allen, Kjos, Doug Beach and Hal Leonard, and his several books on jazz improvisation and scat-singing are available through Kendor, Houston and Jamey Aebersold Publications.
"PLAS JOHNSON (Mr. Pink Panther) TAKE the A TRAIN": #1 Ranked General Jazz MP3.com website
The legendary Plas Johnson who was Henry Mancini’s Sax player for his recordings. Jazz aficionados know him by name, but almost anyone exposed to music is familiar with his playing. His is the purring sax solo on Henry Mancini's famous "Pink Panther" movie theme song. Plas is the featured soloist heard on countless albums, including those of such artists as Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt and Sarah Vaughan. Plas' recent recordings include his own albums "Hot, Blue and Saxy" and "Evening Delight". You may also find him around town occasionally with his own group, at jazz festivals world-wide, and in the recording studios. Plas Johnson combines some of the best elements of jazz and blues and is admired and emulated by sax players worldwide.
"GARY CARTER (Music Director of FAITH HILL): LA DRIVE": Top 5 of Film Genre on Mp3.com website
Gary Carter is the Music Director steel guitarist Gary Carter. He is the Director for the Faith Hill Group on tour. He was formerly the Road Manager for Randy Travis. Gary performs regularly with Celebrities at the Grand Ole Opry.
"CLARK ENGBRECHT - AMAZON JAM" : Top 40 of Overall Jazz on Mp3.com
Clark's musical journey began when his parents bought a coronet for him when he was in the 4th grade. His earliest musical influence was Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass. When in high school, Clark became interested in composing and taught himself to play the piano. Clark joined Storm, a local Wichita band, in 1973 as a trumpet player. He later assumed the duties of keyboard player as well. Storm achieved modest local success but disbanded in 1984 when the guitarist, Alan Banta, and Clark joined another local band The Fabulous Heads-Dance Show & Revue. The Fabulous Heads became a fixture on the Wichita scene playing to packed houses at The Coyote Club and The Aviator. The Heads have played the opening concert of the Wichita River Festival on numerous occasions. The Heads have opened for Sam & Dave and Blue Oyster Cult.
"ONOFFON: MARDI GRAS": #1 Ranked Jazz Latin Charts on Mp3.com
The most influential person in Von's life (leader of onoffon) was his father, jazz bass legend Harry Babasin, but was not the only artistic influence Von was exposed to in childhood. His brother, Pierre Babasin, is a guitarist and also a world-class graphic designer and artist. His grandfather, Russell F. Schoengarth, was an A.C.E. film editor for Universal Studios for over forty years with more than 90 films to his credit. Von's uncle, Jack Schoengarth, also edited films for Universal, and both, grandfather and uncle, were cellists in the Burbank Symphony, performing frequently at the Starlight Bowl in the hills of Burbank. Russell is no longer with us but Jack is still performing throughout the Los Angeles area. These four gentlemen were strong creative influences that helped lay the foundation for Von's expertise in film, video and music.
"WALTER BELL - 95 NORTH TO PHILLY"- #1 Ranked Smooth Jazz on MP3.com
This Philadelphia native has gigged with some of the legends in the jazz world: Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles, George Benson, the Count Basie Orchestra, among others. He has headlined concerts and performed in popular nightclubs and supperclubs on the east coast of the United States, including Birdland and Five Spot in New York City; Zanzibar Blue, Blue Moon and Meiji-En in Philadephia; BET Jazz Supperclub and Twins Lounge in Washington, DC; and Belle Bistro in Richmond, Virginia. On the festival circuit, Walter Bell and L.J.U. have performed at the Mellon Jazz Festival, Cape May Jazz Festival, Capital City Jazz Festival, Peco Energy Jazz Festival, NAACP Jazz Fest, San Jose Jazz Festival, and the East Coast Jazz Festival. In addition, he and his ensemble have appeared at many colleges, and have been featured on the acclaimed cable television program "BET Jazz Central." The buzz is growing about flute virtuoso Walter Bell and his all-star ensemble, the Latin Jazz Unit. With his fifth and latest release, "Standard" Room Only!, Bell has solidified his reputation as a gifted musician, composer, producer and bandleader. His mastery and dedication to the flute is exceptional; he plays all of them - from alto flute, to bass flute to piccolo.
"MICHAEL SEMBELLO - MANIAC" - #1 Ranked Smooth Jazz and formerly #1 Ranked Jazz Overall on Mp3.com
Sembello was the Guitarist for Stevie Wonder and has "She's a Maniac" USED IN THE MOTION PICTURE FLASHDANCE WITH SEMBELLO AS THE PERFORMER AND WRITER (of the original Film performance as well)!! This song was the Hamster Dance in the 2002 Superbowl Commercial for Blockbuster Video!!! 20th Aniversary of the Film. This is a new Smooth Jazz version from Michael Exclusive! Over the past decade MICHAEL SEMBELLO has written and produced soundtracks for hit movies such as Ron Howardâ€s COCOON and Steven Spielberg's GREMLINS, SUMMER LOVERS, SALSA, CAMPUS MAN, MONSTER SQUAD, ROCKY IV, BLANK CHECK, THE MIGHTY DUCKS 3, CORRINA CORRINA, LOSING ISIAH, INDEPENDENCE DAY, FLIPPER, THE BIG GREEN, HOUSE ARREST, MCHALES NAVY, THE PEST, SUICIDE KINGS, SUMMER LOVERS, and SENIOR PROM.
Professionally, Michael Sembello has achieved many milestones in his career. In 1986 he recorded "Without Walls" and in 1992 he first entered the global market with his East meets West album entitled "Caravan Of Dreams". Sembello’s Malaysian numbers were all originals and included three Indonesian tracks. He was hailed as capturing the beauty of the language of Bali through his perfect diction. Michael’s R&B meet mystical groove marriage continued and in 1996 and 1997 he recorded his fourth CD,"Backwards In Time", and collaborated with the group "Brother Time" as a guest vocalist.
"STICKY LOVE - the love that hates itself" Martin Guigui and the Saturday Night Live Cover Band: #1 Ranked Rock Instrumental track on mp3.com
This one if you don’t hear any other tracks on the cd is the one to hear. Amazing solo on sax by the Sax player for the Saturday Night Live Band (NBC) with Martin Guigui on Vocals. If you’ve even had a breakup of a relationship, this is the track to give you a smile. http://poprockjazz.toptempo.com