Joe Montague

Joe Montague

John Lee Hooker Jr. comes across as being wary of journalists and a little bit surly, but he warms up quickly when you get around to talking about his fans. The bluesman is a phenomenal singer/songwriter who has paid his dues on both the music scene and in life.

Hooker discussed with me is upcoming September tour of Spain, Switzerland and Germany to promote his most recent release Cold As Ice. At the time, he was in the midst of traveling across the United States for the same re …

29.01.2011

Sheila Cooper

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Saxophonist, singer and composer Sheila Cooper began life in Toronto, Canada, studying to play the piano at first, and then later, the french horn. But it was not until she began playing the saxophone that she felt more at ease making music with the instrument keys. Her skills as a saxophonist netted her a grant from the Canada Arts Council as a young musician to study jazz in New York City. It was in New York City that she met jazz saxophonist Andy Middleton whom she married two years before jo …
29.01.2011

Tony Terry

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Tony Terry's silky smooth R&B/Jazz vocals and his Adonis-like looks have often left many a woman swooning over his love songs. It was therefore very fitting that this personable crooner was once cast as Prince Charming in the stage production of Sisterella.

The thirty-two year old Terry's career was kick started in the late eighties when he had the audacity to suggest to a band that they replace their lead singer with him. "My recording career started when I was pretty much at a cr …

29.01.2011

Lori Perry

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Lori Perry grew up in Bakersfield, California, listening to Spanish, Gospel and Country music. Yet today, Lori Perry is best known as the soulful passionate lady of Jazz and R&B who has recorded with the likes of Brian Culbertson, Cher, Elton John and George Michael. Along with her three sisters Carol, Darlene and Sharon, Lori Perry comprised Perri one of the most talented Jazz vocal ensembles to grace the airwaves during the eighties. In 1986 Perri provided the backup vocals for Anita …
29.01.2011

Chick Corea

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His musical genius never in doubt, his opinions never dull and with his creativity seemingly getting ever sharper Jazz composer/pianist Chick Corea took a few minutes out from an ambitious tour schedule to talk to me about his newest creation The Ultimate Adventure CD and a program that he has created for Vienna Austria's celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday. The program will be presented this July.

About the Mozart piece he says, "The fact that they chose an American Jazz musician t …

29.01.2011

Ingrid Jensen

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Trumpet virtuoso Ingrid Jensen and I both dissolved into laughter as she responded to my question concerning how much of a role she played in the production of her new CD At Sea. "I paid for it all," she says and then there is this big pause. Jensen continues, "There would have been no product had I not opened up my bank account." Again we both start to laugh.

With At Sea Jensen is flying solo. She became her own label, producer and bandleader. She had great help from hubby Jon …

29.01.2011

L Z Love

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LZ Love is no stranger to those in the music industry, but she may not be a household name in Texas. That is about to change. Living in Austin Texas by way of San Francisco, she has her Mojo working. LZ's album "My Higher Ground" will be in the stores on Valentine's Day, and there could not be a more fitting release date for this woman with the soulful and passionate vocals. I caught up to her between gigs and we talked about the album, an upcoming movie appearance and a television special.

"The thing I like about jazz is risk. I love how it can go so much in your favor when you find a place in music that hasn't occurred before. It doesn't matter if you are eighty years old or twenty for a moment in time you can experience that wonderful feeling again, (the reason) why you first learned music," says jazz producer and artist Charlie Peacock from his home in Nashville.

When you speak to Peacock, the word that immediately comes to mind is cerebral. In his music and the world …

29.01.2011

Tim Coffman

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Tim Coffman, producer, songwriter and musician, has been around the music scene since the early sixties and like most fine wines, he is getting better with age. His CD Nonstop to Paris has been ripping up the Jazz charts in Europe for the past year. Beach and Guitar (2004) and Music from Beach Boulevard (2005) created an entirely new musical genre when he married a combination of retro and modern surf music to the sound of a Hawaiian steel guitar. While one might be hard …

Deanna Witkowski has red hair, grew up in the western half of New York State and Pennsylvania. Nothing unusual there, but then you come to the part where she plays a style of jazz that is heavily influenced with Latin vibes. Whoa, where did that come from? We could make this into a story that says Witkowski had designs on being a famous Latin artist from the time she was a little girl, but the truth is, at least in the beginning, it was more a fluke.

She recalls, "I was in gradua …

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