Katrina-Kasey Wheeler

Katrina-Kasey Wheeler

Wavelength offers the listener many different styles from the palette of the jazz genre. Each member brings their own cultural experiences and musical preferences to the pr…
I’ve noticed that during actual rehearsals with bands, while warming up before starting with the actual repertoire, the most unexpected and beautiful things often happened …
Gemini Soul consists of two members, Jon O’ Bergh and Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele. They have been compared to such amazing artists as Sade, MeShell Ndegeocello, Prince, and…
If you take delight in jazz, and R&B, then you will delight in this latest work of genius. Kirk Whalum’s musical talent has earned him seven Grammy nominations throughou…
We all know and revere Herbie Hancock for his ineffable talent which was debuted when he was only 23 upon being asked to join the distinguished 1963 Miles Davis quintet.…
Dre’ Pauls is a DJ from Chicago. He has been perfecting his skills since the beginning of his career as a DJ in 1985 during the Chicago House Music scene. Dre’ was once a m…
Soaring on the wings of critical acclaim and success, Chris Botti has reached a pristine zenith of achievement in his career. Most importantly, he has done so without compromising his vision.

Chris Botti is intent on imparting awareness of the importance of music in the lives of children, as well as the parental involvement that is necessary in aiding children with this process. There once was a time when children pursued their love of music absorbedly, therefore chose to dedicate their live …

When an individual has the opportunity to hear one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time perform, accompanied by three no-less notable musical peers, it is truly a magnificent occasion. On a brisk December evening, the excitement in the air was tangible, as an eclectic crowd consisting of multi-generational jazz aficionados and music fans alike converged at the famed and intimate jazz club Yoshi’s in Oakland, California. Minutes before the first set started, I took my seat at table forty-sev
29.01.2011

Paris Escovedo

Published in Concert Reviews

Paris Escovedo, son of famed percussionist Thomas "Coke" Escovedo; has emerged to bring Latin back to the world of jazz. "Coke" Escovedo was an original member of the Carlos Santana band in the 1970s, who later created his band entitled Azteca, and through his untimely passing, Paris is building upon the tradition set forth by his father. Paris has played the timbales since he was a child. His first set of timbales was a gift from the great Tito Puente.

Paris Escov

I remember it all as though it were yesterday, the first time I heard Chris Botti's music. It was a typical sunny Bel Air afternoon in October of 2000. It was my freshman year in college and I was studying for my first set of midterms. I went to my laptop computer, and noticed that I had just received an e-mail from my friend, who at the time was a sophomore at the University of California Berkeley. As I opened the e-mail I noticed that there was an attachment in MP3 form, entitled, Drive

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