Kenyon Carter is an Atlanta-based jazz saxophonist and international recording artist recognized for his melodic smooth jazz compositions and engaging live performances. He expresses his creative and soulful style through a beautiful and sultry sound. Although unique and entirely unmistakeable, he has been compared to contemporary smooth jazz favorites like Boney James, Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum and Gerald Albright.
Georgian born songstress, Toni Redd, is an internationally known vocalist with an intense style. The captivating and sultry vocal styling of Toni Redd combines traditional jazz, pop, classic soul, and urban rhythm & blues to create her own unique and powerful ambience - as she takes us on her musical trek via that down home, rich, old school sound that fully grasps the emotional heart and soul of her listeners.
During her illustrious career, Toni has had the honor of performing and sharing the stage with Najee, Gerald Albright, Stanley Jordan, Jonathan Butler, Everette Harp, The Temptations, Maysa, the Rippingtons, The Yellowjackets, Gerald Austin, Stanley Jordan, The Temptations, Oleta Adams, Walter Beasley, Joe McBride, Marion Meadows, Kim Waters, and many others.
In addition, Ms. Redd is an actor who has toured with the stage play “A Good Man is Still Hard to Find”; was a guest performer in the independent film “Losing Grace” and Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.”
Toni, one of my favorite Jazzin Em Up alums, is returning to share her brand new CD, "Catching the Redd Eye." Are you ready to take flight?
Bart was stuck in studio for last weeks interview. But he will be here, today, to talk a little bit about himself, and his brand new project with two time Grammy winner, Paul Brown.
Bart Brandjes, a 50 year old carpenter from Amsterdam, captured the imagination of a nation on his way to becoming a finalist on The Voice of Holland. The coaches on the show were openly awe-struck by his incredible voice and charisma. Were it not for his more mature age, many insiders have reasoned that he would have been the victor and named the new “Voice of Holland.”
Unknown to the American public, Brandjes is actually a well-experienced performer in Holland and was discovered internationally through the worldwide recording affiliations of double Grammy winner, Paul Brown, and subsequently introduced to Woodward Avenue Records.
Ladies and Gentlemen...you are definitely in for a treat!
March 26 - Grammy Nominated Percussionist - Wilson "Chembo" Corniel
If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues, and quite possibly cried the blues, it would be Conga master and all around percussionist, Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. From his humble beginning in Red Hook, Brooklyn in the 1970′s and on, he was blessed to be mentored by some of the legends of percussion such as; Tommy Lopez, Little Ray Romero, and Cachete Maldonado among others.
March 22 - Saxophonist/Vocalist/Composer - Grace Kelly
She's back!!! A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing this extremely gifted young lady. She was on fire then, but, she is fully ablaze now. At twenty-one, Grace Kelly has already played with the creme de la creme of music - including Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., and Phil Woods.