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Husband, Father, Grand Father, Great Grand Father, Retired Radio and TV Broadcaster. Over 35 year in the Broadcasting Business. Producer of Jazz, Blues Music Program And Radio News Programs. HowSharp Productions Social Media.


Friday, January 29, 2010

Jessy J Scores Again

True Love by Jessy J a Smooth Jazz Show Stopper.

Jazz saxophonist Jessy J was born Jessica Spinella in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in Hemet, California she began playing the piano at age four. At 15, she was named Piano State Champion at the Bela Bartok Festival in California. Later, she switched instruments to the saxophone. This University of Southern California graduate earned a degree in jazz studies. Jessy turned professional, finding work backing Michael Buble in the recording studio and playing in the touring bands for the Temptations, & Jessica Simpson. Her big break came when Producer/guitarist Paul Brown gave her a featured spot in his show in 2006. She signed with Peak Records and released her breakout CD, Tequila Moon in March of 2008. Tequila moon was produced by Paul Brown. The CD topped our smooth jazz charts for six month's and was my pick for recording of the year. Jessy new release, True Love (2009 Concord Jazz) is a more mature sound than Tequila Moon. She continues her collaboration with Paul Brown. I think True Love serves notice to the Jazz World that Jessy J is here to stay. That prospect makes me smile. True Love by Jessy J is on my "must hear list." http://www.jessyj.com/ http://twitter.com/JessyJSax

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What a Melody!
Topping this month's Hot & New playlist is Melody Gardot & her Verve release "My One & Only Thrill."

Q90.1 Delta College Public Radio Download February's Online Jazzline 90.1 for what's hot and new in jazz, blues, and world beat. http://www3.delta.edu/broadcasting/q901/jazzline/

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We All Need Some Love Today.

A song for all in need of something special today. Stevie Wonders "Love's In Need of Love Today. Enjoy the Message. ♫ http://blip.fm/~jvgt1

Friday, January 22, 2010

Queen Latifah-A Jazz Diva!
I'm a Queen Latifah fan & proud of it. She's a great performer. I love her movies and when she sings jazz & blues it's just the best. From the Dana Owens Album, Check-Out Queen Latifah laying down the blues. ♫ http://blip.fm/~jkoqt

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Enjoy the lush baritone voice of Buford Powers. Listening to his release "Eclectic" I'm reminded of the great Authur Prysock. However, Burford brings a contemporary pulse to songs of romance. This release is a must for fans of contemporary vocal jazz.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Doctor of Jazz Best of 2009

Bach In Havana by Tiempo Libre is my pick for the best in World Beat. Splendor in the Grass by Pink Martini is my pick for best Vocal Jazz. Havin' The Last Word by Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women is my pick for best blues recording. Global Cooling by Joyce Cooling is my pick for best in Smooth Jazz. And, New Time, New Tet by Benny Golson is my pick for best in Contemporary Jazz. Happy 80 Birthday Benny.
January is Jazz Legends Month. Celebrate with Delta College Quality Public Radio, WUCX-FM 90.1. On Monday January 18th celebrate the music of Poncho Sanchez noon until 1pm on Q-90.1.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Join Delta College Public Radio for more from the new release from Nancy Harms, "In The Indigo." Tune in "The Session" Friday January 30ith from noon until 1pm on WUCX-FM 90.1.

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