Jazz Vocalist Sara Gazarek nominated for Grammys

I just rediscovered Sara Gazarek, a jazz vocalist who’s recent album has been nominated for two Grammys in the categories of Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Arrangement, Instrumental, and Vocals for the song Jolene from Thirsty Ghost. Although Jolene is indeed a great rendition of the song by Sara,… More

Gibson L5 seen at Jazz Concert honoring Martin Luther King

I attended a concert at Duke University this past weekend. The concert, “Sounds of Justice & Inclusion: Honoring Rev. Martin L. King, Jr.” featured the Durham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro William Henry Curry, with Abraham Lincoln’s words spoken by  Keith Snipes. Jazz was provided by John Brown’s Little Big Band… More

More Harp Players you should know

My last post was blues harmonica players who played with Muddy Waters. Here’s a list to end the year (2014) of other players you should know. I’m trying to choose harmonica players that I haven’t already featured in my previous posts. No particular order to these. They’re mainly players I… More