Posts tagged ‘Jazz’

August 19, 2012

Arts in the Valley, August 18 (8 pm) and August 19 (2 pm) 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19 as host Kim McMillon interviews Spiritual Medium Allie Cheslick, and San Francisco Bay Area Vocalist Faye Carol.

To listen to Spiritual Medium Allie Cheslick, click onto the link:ally cheslick-1

Allie Cheslick is a Professional Spiritual Medium, Healer, Intuitive & Radio Host. She has been a consultant to a national and international clientele and a sought after guest on many radio programs. She is also known as a Psychic’s Psychic and has been privileged to work with various families aiding in connecting to help with cold and current murder cases.

Allie has been touted as one of the most genuine, sincere, and hauntingly accurate spiritual mediums of our time. Allie’s Love is felt in every reading and her, “Tell it like it is attitude” is refreshing and authentic. Allie goes above and beyond to ensure that each client leaves the reading with love, comfort, hope, peace and a sense of empowerment to know they have full control over their ability to move forward in their lives.

Allie says, “It’s never about the psychic or medium, we are just the conduits for the information, it’s always about the client and those in spirit wishing to communicate albeit loved ones, angels or spirit guides.”

Allie’s reputation and comedic personality have earned her a loyal following of clients, referrals and a large local and international radio fan base. Her compassion, ethics, integrity and humor give her the ability to effectively communicate the messages while putting her clients at ease.

Allie can be heard weekly on her Internet Radio Show. Her show is the hottest on the internet and receiving rave reviews! Allie’s show, Wings Of Love Radio, has been in continuous broadcast for 5 years and on various stations such as BlogTalk radio, Z-Talk Radio and her current home station Achieve Radio. Allie has been dubbed the Barbara Walters of metaphysical radio.

Allie’s passion and mission is to be of service to humanity by helping to raise the level of consciousness, teaching spiritual principles and unconditional love. I am not here to convince, convert or judge anyone elses belief systems for each of you have your own path. I am here to gently nudge and remind you that you are a Divine child of the most High God, Creator, Source Energy and that you deserve to be fully and unconditionally abundant in all areas of your life.

To listen to vocalist Faye Carol, click onto the link:faye carrol-3

Mississippi born Faye Carol, along with John Stamos will bring heart and soul to all who come to the Black Rep Theater Saturday, August 25th 7-9 PM. ” Picante Soul: Blues and Jazz” will have a one night only performance. The music from Afro Cuban, Brazilian and Carribean jazz will feature Marcus Shelby on bass, Geechi on drums, Howard Wiley on Saxophone as well as the five times Grammy nominated John Stamos for his Afro Latin percussionist contributions. Marco Casola will be accompanying Faye in what has been billed her “red hot fiery positivity” by the San Francisco Examiner.

PICANTE-SOUL

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Recipe for joy:

Put in TASTES of BLUES and JAZZ from a MISSISSIPPI-DIVA with SASS & SWAY…MIXING IT UP with the “DYNAMIC Ms. FAYE”

Add HOT-SPICY BLENDS of PERCUSSIONIST “JOHN SANTOS” reknown from the MISSION District and COAST to COAST

Clifford Brown Jr.: Radio Man A PRECIOUS SOUL…bringing FLAVOR & MEAT of “HISTORIES-UNTOLD”

A Night Out With “The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol” And “The Hot & Spicy John Santos”…

FEATURING:

Marco Casasola – Piano

Marcus Shelby – Bass

Geechi Taylor – Drums

Howard Wiley – Sax

Saturday, August 25, 2012

2 Shows – 7 & 9pm

Presale $25 ($30 @the Door)

VIP $40 Preferred Seating

**Meet & Greet – autographed pics with the artists

Black Repertory Group

3201 Adeline Street – Berkeley, CA

(1 Block South of Ashby BART)

(510) 652-2120

blackrepertorygroup.com

Faye Carol: fayecarolbiz@gmail.com

Dr. MV Scott BRG: monaconduit7@yahoo.com

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March 17, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 10, 8 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2 pm, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Arts in the Valley presents an impromptu jazz session with Roddy Jackson, Cheryl Lockett, and Gloria Coronas.

Click onto the link to listen to Roddy Jackson, Cheryl Lockett, and Gloria Coronas jammin’ arts jam

With his gravel-filled vocals and piano-pounding antics, Roddy Jackson was sort of a West Coast version of Jerry Lee Lewis in the late ’50s.  His legacy is a solid one, and he is one of the last true rockabilly pioneers still out on the circuit. Born as George Roderick Jackson in California around 1940, Jackson fronted the multi-racial Blue Notes out of Merced, CA, beginning in 1956, but once signed to Art Rupe’s Specialty Records imprint, Jackson became essentially a solo act. Specialty released three Jackson singles in 1958 and 1959, all produced by Sonny Bono, “I’ve Got My Sights on Someone New”/”Love at First Sight,” the double-sided classic “Hiccups”/”Moose on the Loose,” and “Any Old Town”/”Gloria.” Jackson was the real deal, an exciting performer who shouted out his material with explosive force, pummeling the piano like it was a personal threat to his well-being, and occasionally showing off his considerable saxophone skills as well.

Cheryl Lockett, a song stylist, whose riveting voice and warm style promises any listener an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive composition of music that flows like silk. Cheryl, a California native and gifted with many talents, cultivates, curate and presents an eclectic vision of sound that appeals to a diverse listening audience. A fusion of Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Pop, Funk and Afro-Cuban music reflect her vocal style. Flexible in multiple genres, this hot talent has filled every seat in all auditoriums she has graced. It is without wonder that Lockettʼs talent lead her to sharing the stage with Bay Area master musicians like Latin drummer/percussionists Raul Pineda, Jesus Diaz and Danilo Paiz, guitarist Rolando Morales, bassist Mark Van Waganengen and Rigoberto Lopez, pianist Gustavo Ramirez and the late Dave Wallace. In the Northern California region, Lockett has performed on numerous occasions with the DBaba Project.

Gloria (Lopez) Coronas comes from a line of musicians and entertainers.  Some professionals and some not, but they all love music.  We had hula dancers, ukulele players, guitar, saxophone, bass, mandolin, singers, and drummers. She started singing professionally at the age of 15 and her mother would accompany her wherever she had a gig.

She met and worked with jazz musicians and did shows in the Waikiki nightclubs and toured the islands.  Wherever her husband got stationed she managed to meet musicians and did shows in Japan, Philippines, Texas, Georgia, back to Hawaii, and then ended up in Merced in ’74.  Gloria started out as a Duo, her husband on guitar while she played the keyboard and sang.  At that time they were known as ‘THE ISLANDERS.  They changed their name to ‘THE CROWNS’ because some people thought they only played Hawaiian music.  At present, Gloria is doing a solo gig every Friday night at Fernando’s Bistro.

November 3, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8 PM-PST, 1480 KYOS AM

by arthouseflower

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon invites the public to 1480 KYOS Radio’s first-ever Jam Session with musicians Roddy Jackson and Cheryl Lockett on Saturday, November 5th at 8 PM-PST, and Sunday, November 6th at 9 AM.

To listen to musicians Roddy Jackson and Cheryl Lockett, click onto the link:local jazz
With his gravel-filled vocals and piano-pounding antics, Roddy Jackson’s legacy is a solid one, and he is one of the last true rockabilly pioneers still out on the circuit. Born as George Roderick Jackson in California around 1940, Jackson fronted the multi-racial Blue Notes out of Merced, CA, beginning in 1956.

Specialty released three Jackson singles in 1958 and 1959, all produced by Sonny Bono, “I’ve Got My Sights on Someone New”/”Love at First Sight,” the double-sided classic “Hiccups”/”Moose on the Loose,” and “Any Old Town”/”Gloria.”

Cheryl Lockett, a song stylist, whose riveting voice and warm style promises any listener an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive composition of music that flows like silk. Cheryl is a California native gifted with many talents. She cultivates, curate and presents an eclectic vision of sound that appeals to a diverse listening audience.

For more information on Arts in the Valley, contact Kim McMillon at kimmac@pacbell.net or visit the website, artsinthevalley.wordpress.com.

February 25, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, February 26th, 8 PM, PST, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

To listen to the February 26th Arts in the Valley, please click the link below:

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Guests on Saturday, February, 26th Arts in the Valley: Joan Gelfand, Author of Transported, a spoken word CD, Coke Hallowell, editor of Take Me to the River: Fishing, Swimming, and Dreaming on the San Joaquin, and Gary L. McDowell, the author of American Amen.

Take Me to the River: Fishing, Swimming, and Dreaming on the San Joaquin

Edited by Joell Hallowell and Coke Hallowell

Stories of life along the San Joaquin River

For ten years, Coke Hallowell and her daughter Joell asked people with deep connections to the San Joaquin, “What was your life like along the river?” With candor and enthusiasm, people responded. Fishermen, miners, immigrants, Native Americans, hunters, farmers, and environmentalists all clamored to be heard. The result is Take Me to the River—a collection of thirty-three deeply personal accounts of life along the San Joaquin.

These are stories that capture rare snapshots of river history: childhoods spent swimming in the river’s ice-cold waters, rafting downstream in a rickety boat with friends, spearing fifty-pound chinook salmon year after year, eating fresh figs picked right from a huge tree on the river-bank, dredging for gold during the Depression, building a coalition to restore the river’s health, sharing the very last meal before Friant Dam was built and the salmon runs stopped, and many, many fish stories.

Take Me to the River recounts the many trials—damming, overpopulation, climate change—and triumphs that a river undergoes in our times. Each story calls us to discover our own relationships with the natural world and, as a whole, Take Me to the River propels us toward a brighter future—one that holds the promise of restoring the health and vigor of the San Joaquin.

Advance Praise

“We have dammed the river. We have turned its meander into a straitjacket. We have sent its flow to distant parts. And now the Hallowells, mother and daughter, have captured the river’s past as we’ve captured its snowmelt, only with patience and love.”

—Mark Arax, author of In My Father’s Name and West of the West

“This volume is a reminder of why a river matters…environmentally, culturally, spiritually. The life and death and possible rebirth of the San Joaquin form an epic that every American should study and every Californian should revere. Thanks to the Hallowells’ work, we can appreciate that overkill may be a national habit but it isn’t a national necessity.”

—Gerald Haslam, author of Haslam’s Valley and The Other California

About the Editors

Joell Hallowell is a filmmaker, writer, and photographer living in San Francisco. Her collaborative films have been screened at various venues and experimental festivals, including the Harvard and New York Film Archives, the London International Film Festival, the Madcat Women’s International Film Festival, and the Chicago Underground Film Festival. She is presently working on Here Come the Brides, a book of oral histories and photographs that capture the stories of couples who were married in California during the few months in 2008 when gay marriage was legal.

Coke Hallowell grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and has been involved in conservation issues for twenty-five years. In 1986 she was part of the San Joaquin River Committee, a grassroots group who rallied to protect the San Joaquin. She was the president of the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust for twenty years and is currently chair of the board. She was also a founding member of the Sierra Foothill Conservancy and the California Council of Land Trusts and she currently serves on the Planning and Conservation League Foundation’s board of directors.

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Gary L. McDowell was born and raised in suburban Chicago. He earned a BA in English from Northern Illinois University and an MFA in Poetry from Bowling Green State University. He is the author of American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Orphic Prize in Poetry from Dream Horse Press. He’s also the author of two chapbooks, They Speak of Fruit (Cooper Dillon, 2009) and The Blueprint (Pudding House, 2005) and co-editor, with F. Daniel Rzicznek, of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in journals such as Bellingham Review, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Laurel Review, Mid-American Review, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, Third Coast, Quarterly West, and Verse Daily, among others. He was also recently awarded the 2010 Editor’s Prize from Minnetonka Review for his group of three poems published in Issue #6. He currently lives in Portage, MI with his wife, Mandy, and their young son, Auden, where he’s teaching writing and finishing his PhD in American Literature and Contemporary Poetry at Western Michigan University.

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An award winning writer, Joan Gelfand’s poetry, fiction, reviews, letters and essays have appeared in over eighty national magazines, anthologies and literary journals around the world. Publications include The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Poets & Writers, the New York Times Magazine, Rattle, The Toronto Quarterly, Kalliope, Eclipse and Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry.

An educator, community organizer and writing coach, Joan teaches in the San Francisco Unified School District under the California Poets in the Schools and Poetry Out Loud programs. A frequent workshop leader and speaker at writer’s conferences, Joan is the Poetry Liaison for the San Francisco Writers Conference.

The Fiction Editor for Zeek Magazine, and the Annual Chapbook Judge for Poetica Magazine as well as the Adult Poetry Judge for the 2010 Pleasanton Poetry Festival, Joan will complete a 10 city book tour for “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams” in June 2010.

As President of the Women’s National Book Association, Joan has been responsible for New Chapter Development and Fundraising. Joan earned her MFA from Mills College.

About “Transported,” a spoken word CD with original music by Marty Castleberg, Composer and Jazz Saxophonist George Brooks writes: “Once again, Joan Gelfand hits the mark with poetry that is witty, insightful, sensual and direct. She paints with such vivid hues that we are at once “transported” and see the world through her sharp, knowing eyes.”

Joan’s poetry collection, “A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams,” was published by San Francisco Bay Press in January 2009.

California State Poet Laureate Al Young writes: “…’In that space between day and night/Romance and expectation loiter.’ Loiter. Yes. On such smooth and well-charged turns, Joan Gelfand’s poems vibrate, shudder or take flight, roaring and purring to safe and not so safe landings in the heart, in the gut. Readers, beware. This is powerful stuff.”

Joan’s first book, “Seeking Center,” published by Two Bridges Press, is endorsed by Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Founder of Everyday Zen and Jane Swigart, author of “The Myth of the Perfect Mother.”

Click onto the link below to hear selections from Joan Gelfand’s CD Transported.

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