Jazz Perspectives

4:50pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspectives: Wayne Wallace

Wayne Wallace (far left) with his Latin Jazz Quintet
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San Francisco trombonist and composer Wayne Wallace began his career performing with musicians such as Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind and Fire. He now fuses elements of R&B and jazz with a variety of Latin music styles.

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5:03pm

Wed June 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspective: Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Vocalist Catherine Russell performs a great mix of jazz, blues, and soul. The daughter of two famous jazz musicians, Russell draws on her swing era jazz roots to create a distinctive style.

Some of Catherine Russell's earliest memories are of visiting Louis Armstrong's house in Queens, New York. Her father Luis Russell and her mother Carline Ray were both prominent jazz musicians in the 1930s and 40s. She remembers what happened when Satchmo Armstrong picked her up as a child.

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5:23pm

Thu November 15, 2012
Jazz Perspectives

Jazz Perspectives: Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo was born in the West African country of Benin. She grew up listening to traditional music but was soon influenced by American rhythm and blues singers and jazz artists. She started composing at age 10, writing about political topics starting at a very early age.

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5:54pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspectives: Archie Shepp

Saxophonist Archie Shepp is a legend. His career goes back nearly 50 years, including playing on John Coltrane’s iconic album, A Love Supreme. Today Shepp mixes jazz, blues and other influences into what he calls “African American Music.”  Shepp plays tonight, October 11th, at Yoshi's in Oakland at 8pm and 10pm.

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5:09pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Jazz Perspectives: Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit has had a successful career as a jazz vocalist for over 10 years. As she reached her 30's, she has had to juggle raising a child with the stress of performing on the road. In this Jazz Perspective, Reese Erlich asks her about her 2010 CD, "Home," and her life at home.

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