Roberta Cleopatra Flack is an American singer, and musician who is notable for jazz, Pop, R&B, and folk music.
Kate McGarry grew up in Hyannis, MA and attended UMass Amherst earning a degree in Afro-American music and jazz. Kate began developing her vocal style, training in jazz performance with iconic saxophonist Archie Shepp and studying at a meditation ashram and exploring Celtic, Brazilian and Indian music. After years honing her craft in Los Angeles, McGarry moved to New York where her independently produced debut album, Show Me, was picked up by Palmetto Records.
McGarry has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Birdland to the Newport Jazz Festival, San Sebastian Jazz Fest and Jazz Baltica. The singer has performed, recorded or toured with such jazz luminaries as Hank Jones, Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider and John Hollenbeck and Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown.
Kate currently lives in Durham North Carolina with her husband, guitarist Keith Ganz. The couple is celebrating 10 years of musical and life partnership with their first live duo recording, Genevieve and Ferdinand, on Sunnyside Records. The tunes, as is typical of their live sets, move freely between jazz, folk, Brazilian and singer songwriter genres.
For more information, visit http://www.katemcgarry.com/
We continue our conversation (Part 3) with writer, screenwriter, teacher and film blogger BEVERLY GRAY about her detailed and amazing biography: ROGER CORMAN: BLOOD-SUCKING VAMPIRES, FLESH-EATING COCKROACHES AND DRILLER KILLERS. Tune in tonight as we talk about Cornan’s career up till today from Frankenstein Unbound (pictured) to Sharktopus. Beverly’s blog can be found at:
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with comic book historian TIM HANLEY about his wild new history WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS HEROINE. Tune in and learn how Wonder Woman’s creator used his comic to prepare boys in the 1940s for what he thought was the coming matriarchy and learn how Superman was always a jerk to Lois Lane.
Astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC discusses his love of blues and the connection between science and music.
The energetic singer/songwriter/saxophonist regularly barnstorms concert halls, festivals and clubs everywhere from Moscow to Manhattan, accompanied one night by his quartet, another by big band or orchestra. He has released new work nearly every year since he started recording, frequently collaborating with his musical heroes.
Stigers has come to recognize the small, perfect things that are a great melody and lyric, and how to capture them on paper and on tape. Hearing Stigers’ confident, nuanced delivery is akin to seeing a celebrated actor lose himself in a role.
That talent was recognized early on by music business impresario Clive Davis, who signed Stigers to a record deal after seeing him in a New York dive. A debut album sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide on the strength of self-penned hit singles.
Stigers’ new release is upbeat, which he says he owes to a newfound love, but his ability to interpret work from seemingly disparate sources is still on display. He is now on tour, promoting his new album Hooray For Love. He will be at the Regatta Bar in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, June 18th.
For more information, including upcoming tour dates, go to http://curtisstigers.com/
Curtis Mayfield is perhaps the most prolific soul performer ever. From his early Chicago soul days with Major Lance, to The Impressions, to Superfly and beyond, this producer, writer, guitarist and singer left a legacy like no one else.
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Curtis Mayfield's birthdate on this Monday's show. It all starts at 7pm!
The trombone comes the closest to the human voice with its bent pitches, scoops, and smears, and that very human quality is evident in everything that [James Weldon] Johnson wrote," says Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Chris Crenshaw. Crenshaw draws on his gospel roots to connect secular music to poetry in this sprawling suite based on the James Weldon Johnson poem. Wendell Pierce hosts.
The Memphis-born, GRAMMY® nominated singer has earned a vast collection of professional credits in Contemporary, R&B, Jazz, Rock, and Country since launching her career with her self-titled debut record (EMI) in 1992. In 1994, she recorded the GRAMMY ® nominated single “Whatever You Imagine,” from the animated film The Pagemaster.
She travelled the world with Julio Iglesias as a featured vocalist for 15 years, connecting with worldwide audiences, growing tremendously as a performer and discovering herself as an artist. Through that experience and in the years since, Wendy has earned a reputation, not just for her powerhouse voice but for her professionalism and versatility – a chameleon behind the mic, she’s worked in every genre imaginable – and as a talented vocal and musical arranger and songwriter.
And in 2014, there’s no rest in sight – in fact, Wendy is stepping up to center stage again with the release of Timeless: Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting, out NOW on Woodward Avenue Records.
For more information, visit http://wendymoten.com/
Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and educator Joel Best. He talks about the current student loan mess and how many of todays college graduates may never get out of debt. As Best describes it, "good intentions with terrible results".
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