THE JAZZ MILL (The Color Purple Musical w/Brenda Russell)
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by The Jazz Mill
2M ago
Brenda Russell's wonderful music is bound by neither time nor trend as she continues to attract fans around the world for 45 + years.  Brenda has more than a dozen hit records to her credit, and has either collaborated or recorded with Babyface, Mary J. Blige, Michael McDonald, Bow Wow, Janet Jackson, Donna Summer, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross, Joe Cocker, Roberta Flack, Al Jarreau & Johnny Mathis, to mention a few. Brenda has garnered a Grammy, received countless nominations and  a Tony Award. We'll be discussing her latest project "The Color Purple ..read more
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THE JAZZ MILL (featuring Grammy & Tony award winner Brenda Russell)
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by The Jazz Mill
3M ago
On this episode we celebrate the release Brenda Russell's latest record “What Will It Take,” which is one of those serendipitous cases of a song truly meeting the perfect moment in this post-pandemic era, where political strife has left people more divided than ever, there is a collective anxiety about our future as a democracy and our news feeds are dominated by two horrifying wars. Ironically, though Brenda’s incisive but hopeful message seems tailor made for our time, she originally wrote the song in the mid-90s, a few years after she hit the Billboard Hot 100’s Top Ten with her breakthroug ..read more
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THE JAZZ MILL (Featuring Crooner Extraordinaire Elijah Rock)
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by The Jazz Mill
4M ago
Actor/Singer/Writer/Producer/Dancer and self-proclaimed "Artrepreneur" Elijah Rock has left few stones unturned in his quest for performance art excellence since leaving his native Cleveland, Ohio. He not only seeks out challenging creative opportunities, he creates them - in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Winner of the 2014 NAACP Theater Award for Best Male Equity performer in "Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes" triple threat Rock sailed into these endeavors on the wings of glowing acclaim for his stage performances that include his 2016 Ovation Award Nomination for his ..read more
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THE JAZZ MILL (Celebrating Our 50th Episode!)
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by The Jazz Mill
4M ago
Join us as we celebrate our 50th episode of The Jazz Mill. We will be announcing many improvements to the broadcast, and share our Fall lineup of guests, many of whom are Grammy Award winning or nomimat artists, composers, arranger's & conductors. Guarantee you'll dig ..read more
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THE JAZZ MILL (featuring Kevin Flournoy & Gene-O of Classic Twist)
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by The Jazz Mill
5M ago
On this episode of THE JAZZ MILL we visit with Writer/Producer Kevin Flournoy and renouned RB & Jazz man Gene-O of THE CLASSIC TWIST, and the release of their latest recording "Time for Change!" www.the classic twist.com ..read more
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THE JAZZ MILL (featuring Grammy Award nominee Alan Pasqua)
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by The Jazz Mill
5M ago
Alan Pasqua, Chairman of Jazz Studies at USC, was born in New Jersey and began studying piano at the age of seven, playing both classical and jazz. He attended Indiana University and received his bachelor's degree in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory. While performing a concert at Carnegie Hall, Pasqua met the legendary drummer Tony Williams. Pasqua was asked to join The New Tony Williams Lifetime along with guitarist Allan Holdsworth. After recording two “Lifetime” albums for Columbia Records, Pasqua relocated in Los Angeles. His career in L.A. broadened as he started playing wit ..read more
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THE JAZZ MILL (Celebrates the Soul Message Band)
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by The Jazz Mill
5M ago
Soul Message Band is founded on the enduring partnership of Chris Foreman, the Chicago-based and nationally celebrated Hammond B3 Jazz Organist, and the always solid drummer, Greg Rockingham, aka “The Rock.” Greg and Chris have a 25-year history of collaboration, including groups like the Deep Blue Organ Trio.  Mr. Rockingham and Mr. Foreman have an unmistakable chemistry that has taken them from Chicago to Jazz Clubs and Arenas around the world as both headliners and as an opening group for Steely Dan. The band adds Chicago veteran guitarist, Lee Rothenberg on guitar.   Here are som ..read more
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THE JAZZ MILL (The Great Brent Fischer, pt. 2)
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by The Jazz Mill
5M ago
Grammy winning producer, composer, arrange & educator Brent Fischer credits his legendary father, Dr Clare Fischer, for creating a rich harmonic and orchestration palette that has become the Fischer brand. A multi-instrumentalist (bass, vibes, keys, drums), Brent moves easily between Jazz, R&B, Pop or Symphonic works. Brent’s credits appear on over 30 million albums to include: Usher, Michael Jackson, Raphael Saadiq, Prince, Sheila E, Al Jarreau, Toni Braxton, Usher, Dianne Reeves, Elvis Costello & The Roots.. Wonderful NEW music dropping 10/7!   ..read more
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THE JAZZ MILL (The Greatest Vocalists of Jazz)
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by The Jazz Mill
7M ago
The Jazz Mill welcomes jazz historian, reviewer and author Scott Yanow to the show!  We will be discussing the great vocalists of jazz.  Who's yours ..read more
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The Jazz Mill (Tony Bennett Tribute pt. 2)
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by The Jazz Mill
7M ago
On this episode we discuss the life and music of the great Tony Bennett with author, historian and reviewer Scott Yanow.  Oughta be a peach ..read more
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