Karl Stober

Karl Stober

One wonders if Jimi Hendrix had the blues students of today in mind when he said, "Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel." However, when the self-invented wild child of blues, Debbie Davies, hits the stage, it all makes sense!

From my first "plug-n-play" of Davies in my studio at a small stick in New England, Davies' manipulation and passion of the strings ignited the station populace. The Duchess of Blues was loose and out of control. Every lick had fever pitch. It was the blu …

29.01.2011

Pamela Hines

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

As one journey’s down the ivory keys of a piano one stroke at a time, each note is an attitude, however, when harmonies are in union with others they become a relationship soon to develop a story, the author is the musician and the beneficiary is the fan. Simple concept, but not so simple to orchestrate So let me familiarize you with one of jazz’s grand ivory authors Ms. Pamela Hines!

From the cunningly complex arrangement of "Return" to the ever-evolving emotions of "Very" this unclas …

29.01.2011

Taeko Fukao

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Taeko Fukao, a name widely known now, but in the very near future, artiste Taeko the talent, will be synonymous with harmonic ingenuity and inventive musicality. Taeko has unearthed emotional jazz both in performance and concept. Talents are hidden beneath this Japanese born musical philosopher with a range that is refreshingly crisp. Taeko also has a gift of putting fear aside and acting on logic and direction. Asked if she found scatting difficult as many do, Taeko just expressed it as "n …
29.01.2011

Marcomé

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

In the depths of the creative atmosphere that comforts us musically, a fresh resonance with a spirit so animated and enchanting (that cataloging is an exercise in futility) has emerged. The sound is that of Canadian, Marcome’, (Mar-ko-may), a multi-artistic phenomenon that will, I assure, change the way you perceive composition and performance along your journey through musical exploration.

Marcomé first emerged on the scene in 1995 and within a few months, engaged the World Music popu …

Jazz, in all its forms, is an art divinely created by a free spirit! An artist who" feels" from all directions, not just a specific occurrence, thereby evolving that process into an expressive sculpture mounted on sound. Along the way breaking down barriers and rules of which need not apply, for that spirit thrives and creates from within by one’s own manual! This is vocalist and pianist Melani Skybell.

Skybell’s delivery and insight offers a unique exploit into her world of jazz inter …

Some write and compose with the perception of global conquests. Others visualize the shores of exotic islands as they create them with passionate melodies. This is the way we dream. However, for Omar Akram it’s a reality engraved into his memories, which has molded and developed his character, craft and style.

As a son of a United Nations diplomat, he grew up focused and educated, not only by the pages of an educational structure, but by life travels themselves culture to cu …

Filipino native Charmaine Clamor is making an impact wherever she performs, quickly finding her name on numerous marquees across the globe. Wherever this young and sultry jazz siren blankets her voice, heads turn to embrace her signature elegance. Ms Clamor not only vocalizes emotions, she sculpts memories with her hypnotic presence in sync with her sensual injection of jazz melodies.

The jazz scribes po …

More than any instrument, the piano is the constant conductor of musical memoirs. The emotion of any one keystroke ignites the mood by maintaining equilibrium with its ivory expressions. Pianists are plentiful, however, few have the charismatic flair and compositional manifestation as does Alex Clements, to attain such a task. From studio performances to the silver screen, Alex demonstrates the fine art of innovative artistry and feel with his craft.

With the 2007 release of "W …

29.01.2011

Kendra Shank

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Abbey Lincoln once stated "When everything is finished in a world, the people go to look for what the artists leave. It's the only thing that we have really in this world -- is an ability to express ourselves and say, ‘I was here.’"

Today, through the words, mind and soul of Abbey Lincoln, comes those same feelings from vocalist/philosopher/educator, and hopefully soon to be composer, Kendra Shank. Kendra Shank is here with all the passion and insight of a most seasoned classic jazz p …

29.01.2011

Jane Stuart

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
"My mother took me to a Broadway show when I was about seven years old. I remember very vividly the moment I looked at the performance that I could do that! I can and will do it. That was the start."

From the Moser Starlights stage at age five, to her off Broadway performance of "Curley McDimple," the stage has been home to Jane Stuart. Jane cherished the theatre, but there was still a vacancy inside, a need that burned daily with desire. Jane knew what the fire was stoked by; it was the heat …