"Jazz is definitely a specific genre and sound but something I love to do is cross genres by mixing various sounds. Jazz as a genre has definitely broadened over the past 50 years."
Maya Rae: A New Jazz Star Is Born
Vancouver-based, 17 year-old singer, musician and composer, Maya Rae, is an incredibly gifted artist with a soul that belies her age.…Continue
“Music is one of the strongest ways to unite humanity beyond boarders. We have also to consider music as a medicine which helps the soul to feel better and that leads to a healthier human and therefore a healthier society.”
Thanasis Kleopas: Cultural Crossroads
Kleopas is a self-taught Greek cosmopolitan musician. He has traveled, lived and played…Continue
"Blues was Black people's music. It brought Black people's struggles into the consciousness of White America. I think it was Keith Richards who said that Blues was America's greatest gift to the world."
Bill Blue: The King of Crazy Town
Bill Blue born in Aberdeen N.Carolina and raised in Yorktown VA, Bill first picked up a guitar when he was at…Continue
"Unfortunately, I feel like rock music is becoming too much of a cliché and has lost his primal purpose. There’s always the good and the bad, but I don’t see a movement of any kind anymore."
Edi Roque: Rock Blues Life's Soundtrack
Composer and guitarist Edi Roque comes to Los Angeles as a transplant via fertile musical ground -- Sao Paulo, Brazil,…Continue
“I have learnt to be patient and try to be a good student in life and to never stop learning. Appreciate the life lessons and stories of people we meet. There is always a lesson to be found in them.”
Bai Kamara, Jr.: World Roots Music
A warm, funky voice, but just as sober and intimate. Bai…Continue
“It can be challenging and also fulfilling. Women have always been a force in music. More people are beginning to acknowledge it.”
Chanda Rule: Like Water Music
Vocalist, writer and sacred community curator Chanda Rule brings the energy and discipline of a performer to the leading of music and story in ways that encourage all people to use their…Continue
"I think music plays a big part in our everyday life and it helps people to be more cheerful and brave."
Marius Dobra: On A Mission From God
The bandleader and songwriter Marius Dobra has been on the road with his guitar for more than 40 years. Music and lyrics are, with a few exceptions, all written by local lower Austrian artists . You can…Continue
"Blues music is now a universal language which is a great thing. While real Feeling and expression is often hard to find it is easy to recognize and the same goes for music. In a world where truth seems to be hidden, authenticity is often overlooked. But we continue to believe truth will out, thankfully."
Dave Ellis: Blues From the Heart
"I miss how important and ground breaking music was culturally. It doesn't seem like there has been anything new and exciting for many years."
Dennis Marcellino: Music On The Clouds
Dennis Marcellino has an extensive history in the music business as a musician who plays sax, flute, guitar and other instruments, as well as being a vocalist,…Continue
"Almost All-American music composed and/or arranged after 1900 sits on a three-legged stool. One leg is African; one leg is European and one leg is Native American. We lean more heavily on one leg or another at different times but they are all always there."
Sid Whelan: The blues & Country had a baby and called it Rock n Roll