SUMI TONOOKA

PRESENTS SUMI TONOOKA PIANIST AND COMPSER The technically brilliant trio opened with the evergreen “Hear A Rhapsody”, before the gutsy and sensitive Sumi Tonooka dug into the keys, presenting two…

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A TRIBUTE TO FREDDY COLE

SUNRISE: October 15, 1931 SUNSET: June 17, 2020 Freddy Cole made his transition prior to the airing of his spotlight this month. The Spotlight on Jazz & Poetry team has…

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ELLE “THAT CHICK” JOHNSON

ELLE, also known as THAT_CHICK, has been singing and writing poetry for many years. She has been blessed to headline many packed showcases at the once famous now defunct Sweetwaters…

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ARINE WARD

ARINE WARD, better known throughout the poetry world as Skee Wee 1908 was born November 6, 1973 to the Bishop and Mrs. James Ward, right outside Music City, TN. A…

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MULGREW MILLER

Mulgrew Miller is an American jazz pianist born in 1955 in Greenwood, Mississippi. In a childhood filled with early musical experiences and constant meddling in jazz piano, Miller is said…

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VINCENT HERRING

Vincent Herring has developed into a virtuoso with a voice that is uniquely intense and vigorous with energy and direction. He is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his…

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DONALD BYRD

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II was born December 9, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing trumpet in a military band during…

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STEPHANE MOORE

Stephane Moore aka Brownskinpoetic is a soul child of the sixties who exited his mother’s womb with creativity on his mind had all of the influences of that era. Born…

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LAMONT CAREY

Lamont Carey was born in the heart of Southeast, Washington, DC. He is a businessman and entertainer. On stage he is a powerful performer with a delivery so electric that…

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