"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
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“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
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"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
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"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
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“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
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“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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"The impact is incalculable. Blues and rock cultures have not only influenced culture and social relations, but the music has memorialized it, documented it for history."
Suzanne Cadgène: Saving American Music
Elmore magazine is an American music publication founded in 2005 by Suzanne Cadgène and Arnie Goodman. With the motto, “Saving American…Continue
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"It’s time to all join hands. We’ve got to live together. It’s time to stand up united as one through the hard times and stormy weather. I say hey, hey, the Blues is all right!"
Forrest McDonald: Blues In A Bucket
Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist Forrest McDonald has been performing and recording earthshaking, soul-stirring music…Continue
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"Rock n Roll is so expressive, emotional, political. Its certainly an art form in its own right."
Vincent Zara: Rock n' Roll Clover
Vincent Zara is a Cork based Father, Artist, Photographer, Music Lover. Rory, Sabbath, Beatles. Over thinker, mess maker, Beamish tippler. Vincent says: "I stop and start so many things. It’s awful really, working…Continue
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"Jazz in itself may have a more ambiguous history than other styles, because it is a product of so many social y and cultural and economically different ingredients."
Music Emotions & Jazz Feelings
Martin Zenker was born in Munich and has been a freelance bassist…Continue
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"I miss the days when people bought music at record stores and when we could go to those stores and talk about music."
Southern Blues Rock Crossroads
Tinsley Ellis is a Blues Rock musician, who grew up in southern Florida. His love for electric blues grew by listening to…Continue
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“Before fans used to come to concerts to listen to the music, to enjoy themselves, to spend time with friends and to have a memorable experience. Nowadays more and more people are coming to hang out with their smartphones, to just take pictures and videos of artists as a token, “look I was there, “instead of enjoying the live performance; especially the younger fans.”
Tomislav Goluban: Bright Blues…Continue
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"In all cases our societal preconceptions can be challenged and through that a new understanding can emerge, regardless of the viewer’s racial, political, etc. beliefs or orientation."
Ted Reed: The Blues Trail Revisited
Emmy-and Oscar-award winning filmmaker Ted Reed has been producing, directing, writing, and shooting films and television since…Continue
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"Blues and rock music bring people together, regardless of their ethical background and origin. That is the great thing about this music. From a socio-cultural point of view it is very important and a way that really works in reality. It's a logical conclusion that comes out of it, because only the music is in the foreground. Also politically we can get to know each other through this music."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 12, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"We as musicians have to tell stories, give people stuff to think about, make them aware of the politics that influence our lives. Inspire each other and communicate..."
Julian Sas: The Electric Netherlands
Julian Sas is one of the greatest artists in his genre the Netherlands has ever produced and as a guitarist he belongs to the absolute top of…Continue
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"My foundation as an artist is the belief in: ... the nobleness of the arts and our effort as artists...writers...teachers...conveyors of thought, is to be mindful of the challenge and the importance of what we do. The essence of our efforts, I believe, is to illuminate the path of a measured truth, and to reflect and mirror that truth through the veil of our craft, taking aim at ourselves, our society, our world, with utmost respect to the awe and mystery…Continue
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