Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul

Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul

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~ Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul ~

Lundy began her professional career in Miami, FL as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Over four decades later, Ms. Lundy is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation.

A native of Miami, Florida, Carmen Lundy’s path to being one of today’s most talented, respected and sophisticated jazz singers began at age six, with her first piano lessons. She was deeply inspired by her mother who was then lead singer in the gospel group, The Apostolic Singers. Ms. Lundy attended The University of Miami as an Opera major, but soon discovered that jazz was where her talent really shone. While working steadily in the Miami Jazz scene, she graduated with a degree in Studio Music and Jazz – one of the first singers to do so. Lundy then moved to New York City in the spring of ’78 and immediately began working in jazz circles throughout the Tri-State area, and from Harlem to Greenwich Village, quickly impressing the notoriously critical jazz cognoscenti and audiences alike. Esteemed critic Gary Giddins stated (in 1983), “Jazz singing stopped regenerating itself about 20 years ago, and it’s not hard to see why, so it’s with some trepidation that I call your attention to an authentic young jazz singer named Carmen Lundy – she’s got it all.” Armed with a devoted following and critical kudos, the uncompromising Ms. Lundy continued to make waves, not just in North America, but in Asia and throughout the UK and Europe.

Currently on the Afrasia Productions label, Carmen will be releasing her 14th album on September 23, 2014. Almost two years in the making, it consists of new original songs by Lundy, and a few very special collaborations. The album features legendary artists – specialists on their respective instruments – including Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Mayra Casales, Ada Rovatti, Warren Wolf, Bennie Maupin, harpist Carol Robbins, and Simphiwe Dana, a stunning South African vocalist and composer, among others.

“I wrote the music with specific players in mind for each respective instrument,” says Lundy. “My producer and label co-owner Elisabeth Oei encouraged me to reach out to those musicians whose music I have loved and have been inspired by; some of whom I had worked with but never recorded with. I consider these artists specialists on their instruments. These are players who bring a distinctive sound to everything they play and add another layer of individuality to my original music.”

Patrice Rushen, for example, is featured on nearly every track on “Soul To Soul” because of the deep musical connection Carmen felt with her. “I could hear her sound in my music,” says Lundy, “Patrice creates these beautiful sonic palettes from which I could soar freely through the music. This project would not be as special to me if it were not for her incredible contribution.”

Carmen’s core rhythm section members Darryl Hall and Jamison Ross, “Soul To Soul” invites the listener on an intriguing journey. Whether the source of inspiration comes from time spent in Sardinia, Italy (“Soul To Soul” and “Sardegna”) or from her hometown of Miami in the songs “Kindred Spirits” and “Grateful” – “It’s important to acknowledge and remember where you come from and all those who provide unwavering moral support” says Lundy; from the beauty of Mary Lou Williams’ “What’s Your Story, Morning Glory” – “Geri Allen and I have spent many years performing the works of this great pianist,” Lundy remarks, “I could not miss the chance to have yet another of the great pianists/composers of our time be a part of this musical journey”; to the sexy bossa nova beat of “Everything I Need”, the moods and moments of “Soul To Soul” are genre-bending and traverse many borders, both literally and figuratively.

Of special note is the story of the track “Grace,” the result of a meeting with South African vocalist Simphiwe Dana.  At the time of the meeting – which coincided with tour dates Lundy and Dana had in Johannesburg and Los Angeles – Lundy was in the process of writing the song on guitar and had been haunted by it for months.  She then played the track for Dana who immediately began to sing the melody in her native tongue, and whose contribution to the track on the CD adds yet another dimension to the journey of “Soul To Soul.”

The highly regarded 2012 releaseChanges” (Afrasia Productions) is on several ‘Top 10 Albums of 2012’ lists, and continues to garner both critical and popular acclaim. Said James Nadal of All About Jazz, “With her release of Changes, veteran singer Carmen Lundy rises to that proverbial summit to enjoy the rarefied air of the chosen few.”

Grammy Winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album of 2011 – Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project – features the Carmen Lundy composition “Show Me A Sign”, with Ms. Lundy’s original performance from the album “Solamente” reinvented on the arrangement.

Carmen has had several Top Ten albums on JazzWeek (“Jazz and the New Songbook-Live at The Madrid”, “Come Home”, and “Changes”) and a #3 spot on Billboard’s Jazz Chart for 23 weeks with her debut album “Good Morning Kiss”. Among her other awards and recognitions, especially rewarding was Miami-Dade’s County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners proclaiming January 25th “Carmen Lundy Day”, along with handing Ms. Lundy the keys to the City of Miami.

Having recorded more than thirteen albums as a leader, Carmen’s far-reaching discography also includes performances and recordings with such musicians as brother and bassist Curtis Lundy, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, Bruce Hornsby, Mulgrew Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kip Hanrahan, Courtney Pine, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, Steve Turre, Geri Allen, Robert Glasper, Patrice Rushen and the late Kenny Kirkland. Ms. Lundy’s 2005 release, the hugely successful “Jazz and The New Songbook-Live at The Madrid”, features some of the jazz world’s best known musicians paying tribute to Ms. Lundy.

Carmen Lundy’s work as a vocalist and composer has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, The Washington Post, Jazz Times, Jazziz, Downbeat and Vanity Fair among many others, as well as numerous foreign publications. Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times writes “Carmen Lundy, as beautiful inside as out, has accomplished the near impossible for a jazz singer by maintaining a solid, successful, three-decade career while focusing largely on original, self-penned material.” And Don Heckman of The Los Angeles TimesCarmen Lundy shows off her own, mature songbook. Her performance was the product of talent that has ripened fully. Lundy’s far-ranging, fluidly mobile voice roved through and around the melodies, and her innate sense of theatricality illuminated every layer of drama in her story-driven songs.

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 As a composer, Ms. Lundy’s catalogue numbers over 100 published songs, one of the few jazz vocalists in history to accomplish such a distinction, and has led to the first publication of the Carmen Lundy Songbook (2007). Her songs have been recorded by such artists as Kenny Barron (“Quiet Times”), Ernie Watts (“At The End Of My Rope”), and Straight Ahead (“Never Gonna Let You Go”). Officially endorsed by Neumann microphones, Carmen Lundy continues to compose and expand her vast catalogue.

Her own recordings consist of 1985’s “Good Morning Kiss” (CLR/Afrasia Productions), “Moment To Moment” (Arabesque/Afrasia Productions), “Night And Day” (CBS/SONY and re-issued by Afrasia in 2011), “Old Devil Moon” (JVC), “Self Portrait” (JVC), “Something To Believe In” and “This Is Carmen Lundy” (both for Justin Time), “Jazz and The New Songbook – Live at The Madrid” (2-disc set and DVD, Afrasia Productions), “Come Home” (Afrasia), “Solamente” and the 2012 release “Changes” (Afrasia Productions). Her newest recording “Soul To Soul” is almost 2 years in the making, and will be released in the Fall of 2014 on Afrasia Productions.

Teaching, too, is an important activity for Ms Lundy; she’s given Master Classes in Australia, Denmark, Russia, Japan, Switzerland, New York, Washington, D.C., Northern California, Los Angeles and other cities around the world. Since its inception in 1998, Lundy has and continues to participate in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as Resident Clinician and guest artist. She has also worked with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz as guest artist and clinician.

Ms. Lundy is also a gifted actress active in theatre. “Acting,” as she told Dr. Billy Taylor in 2006, “helps me to get more comfortable and acquainted with the art of performance.” She performed the lead role as Billie Holiday in the Off-Off Broadway play “They Were All Gardenias” by Lawrence Holder, as well as the lead role in the Broadway show, Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies,” and she made her television debut as the star of the CBS Pilot-Special “Shangri-La Plaza” in the role of Geneva, after which she relocated to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.

In addition to her recordings, Carmen Lundy has also composed and arranged for the Sonoton Music Library, the largest independent production music library in the world. Her music has been featured on such TV shows as “Mad Men”, “The L Word”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Baby Story”, and many others; as well as Feature Films and Documentaries including “9/11 – A Remembrance”.

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Carmen Lundy is also a celebrated mixed media artist and painter, and her works have been exhibited in New York at The Jazz Gallery in Soho, at The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, and at a month-long exhibition at the Madrid Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  Special thank you to Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions for collaborating with us and making this interview possible. www.carmenlundy.com

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Steve Harper – Your Creative Life!

Steve Harper – Your Creative Life!

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Steve Harper is a graduate of Yale, The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard and the playwriting program at Juilliard. Also an actor, Steve has appeared at major regional theatres (The Guthrie, Williamstown) on national television: 90210, Rescue Me, Law & Order: SVU and Criminal Intent, America’s Most Wanted, Monsters, Homicide, All My Children (recurring), and The Fox-45 Clubhouse. In film: (Chico & Rita, Dark September Rain).

He is a director and has filmed many commercials and is also a voice-over artist.

Steve spent two seasons writing for the USA Network show Covert Affairs.

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His plays include Black/Out Stories, The Escape Artist’s Children (CT Tuesdays Workshop at Celebration Theatre), Urban Rabbit Chronicles (nominated for Williamstown’s Weissberger award), almost not quite just about, and The Laundry Channel (Juilliard workshop).

Short plays: How to Teach the Civil War, Like the End of the World (Chicago’s American Theatre Company – The Silver Project), Things are (Mostly) Crazy, This is Now (American Airlines Theatre – 24 Hour Plays ‘05), First Encounter (Falcon Theatre / L.A. – NBC diversity showcase), Actual Cost (Juilliard /100th Anniversary– published by The Kenyon Review Online), Iggie Imagines Marriage (John Houseman Studio/Dreamcatcher Rep.), and Abstract Purple (Baltimore Playwrights Festival).

Short films include the comic spy drama Intelligence (directed by Phil Kaufmann) – screened at Dances With Films, and the supernatural comedy Betty on the Bed (also director, producer and actor).

Readings and workshops:

Los Angeles: Celebration Theatre, Second Sundays, The Living Room Series.
New York: New York Stage & Film, Summer Play Festival/Naked Angels, New York Theatre Workshop, Tribeca Theatre Festival.

Regional: Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Hilton Head Island New Play Festival.

Awards include the Artistic Achievement Award from the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, the Millennium Telly Award, the Le Compte du Nouy prize at Juilliard (two-time recipient), a MacDowell Colony National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two Yaddo fellowships: including the Skidmore Residency for Artists of Color.

He was the founding president of the A.R.T. Institute Alumni Association, and is a certified creativity coach.

These are just a few of Steve’s many accomplishments. You can reach him at: www.harpercreates.com also visit Steve at www.YourCreativeLife.com

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Kristy Love Brooks – All Over The World

Kristy Love Brooks – All Over The World

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Kristy Love Brooks

Kristy Love Brooks, singer/songwriter, is no stranger to the limelight as the seasoned performer and all-around entertainer has been a solo RCA recording artist, actress, and dancer singing along with one of the most successful R&B groups, The Platters with an established fan base in the United Kingdom. She is in the eyes of many, a true diva with her reputation in the music industry.

With the release of “Songs of Love and Peace”, Kristy aims to create a new excitement and establish a “peace” movement in the mainstream dance music industry with single “All Over The World”.

ALL Over The World by Kristy Love Brooks

Her passionate, unique sound creates a variety of moods and tempos from mainstream dance and jazz to contemporary R&B and music with smooth tones that remind you of Roberta Flack and Sade.

Join your hosts Tania-Maria and Richard-Alan as we meet Kristy Love Brooks!

Join your hosts Tania-Maria and Richard-Alan March 17, 2013 at 3:30p Pacific/ 5:30p Central / 6:30p Eastern as we meet this fascinating and talented lady! Kristy Love Brooks.

 

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Evita Castine – Emmy Award Winning Producer

Evita Castine – Emmy Award Winning Producer

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Evita Castine

Writer, actress, director 

Emmy Award winning producer

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Evita M. Castine is a writer, director, producer, production designer, photographer and actress. She is the daughter of a venture capitalist and an artist. Her love of the written word and all things visual has taken her from her small town upbringing to cities across the world. She holds a M.A. in journalism from the University of Iowa and she is currently working on her M.F.A. in Production with an emphasis on directing at the University of Southern California School of Cinema. Her work has been published in several anthologies and publications. She began her career as a page at NBC in Burbank and went on to have stints at Access Hollywood and RKO Pictures where she worked in development. She was brought on to develop writers in emerging economies at the Foundation for International Film Artists where she administered the prestigious Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Prize: she was sent to Russia, Poland, France, Czech Republic to develop writers with the likes of Syd Field and Irvin Kershner.

During this time that she worked behind the scenes, she also trained as an actress and began to develop projects for herself and her friends. She was inspired by seeing the many writers she worked with all over the world, making their films and presenting them to a global audience at different festivals. What resonated with her was that many of the stories were personal, culturally specific, and they resonated with so many people because of their Universal Themes. These experiences gave her the courage to look more inwardly and she began to work diligently to tell the stories of the many people she grew up around and her personal life experience.

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She has acted in several films. She has trained classically and loves the work of Shakespeare. Famed actor Harry Lennix saw her performance as Lancelot from the Merchant of Venice, and called her portrayal “A thing of beauty,” and quickly hired her as Mistress Quickly to Angus McFayden’s (Braveheart, We Bought a Zoo) Falstaff in his film adaptation of Henry IV where he called her performance “Pure Gold.” She can also be seen in Shaan Dimri’s “Under God” where she plays a war torn Iraqi woman during Desert Storm. She has studied with Larry Singer in New York City, Bill Duke and David Proval in Los Angeles.

She has also written plays, and her short play “My Kind of People” was a selection at the 2009 NAACP Theatre Festival as well as “Wildcast” a 2011 NAACP Theatre Festival Selection.

She is currently finishing up production as a Production Designer on the short film “A Different Tree” directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Tracy Thoms.

Her latest directorial effort “Saudade” is currently traveling to different festivals across the United States.

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Beautifully Said…

Beautifully Said…

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Beautifully Said Magazine!

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“Beautifully Said is a progressive, online publication for forward-thinking people who create, own, maintain and succeed.” Owned and operated by Identical twin sisters La Tasha LaShae’ Taylor and La Trisha LaNae’ McIntosh, the “Original Twins of Media!”

Beautifully Said celebrates innovative Entrepreneurs and Creative artist. The magazine covers upscale articles on entrepreneurship, and creative arts (e.g. poets, authors, spoken word artists, musicians, entertainment and media) the magazine displays advertisement campaigns along with supporting reputable charity organizations and or events.

Join us December 2nd at 11a PT/ 1p CT/ 2p ET 

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La Trisha LaNae’ McIntosh (Trisha LaNae’) Owner and Publisher (Left)
La Tasha (Asha LaShae’) Taylor Owner and Publisher (Right)

La Trisha LaNae’ McIntosh is Co-Owner and overseer of production for all Beautifully Said business and financials. She is also the owner and designer of Tula Couture a dynamic fashion forward jewelry and accessory company, born in Natchez, Mississippi but raised in the “Bay Area” of California; La Trisha has always had a love of the arts evident in all of her businesses.

Through her love of writing La Trisha has steadily built a fan base with the inspirational quotes and affirmations that she shares with her audience. She is the author of the book Simply Speaking: words for the Journey, wisdom for the Way currently available at:

http://beautifullysmagazine.com/shop-beautifully-said/book-store/ & http://humblebeginingpublishing.com/

La Trisha mentions, “Writing allows me to tell a story which my audience has a voice to speak; designing allows me the luxury of sharing my creativity with the world”, and building a platform in which the readers (viewers) are highlighted in a positive way through Beautifully Said allows my work to heal.

In addition to her professional work La Trisha also serves on the board (Media Chair) for Foundation for the Future (F4F) a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower the next generation of young women in leadership, F4F believe that civic engagement and social responsibility help promote an intrinsic sense of self worth.

Although La Trisha wears many hats, the most important role (s) is that of a loving wife and mother. ~ Blessings

La Tasha (Asha LaShae’) Taylor Owner and Publisher

Prior to the creation of Beautifully Said, Asha shared her writing on a social platform (2007) when her poetry was published with online media outlets; Sisterhood Agenda Magazine and ColoredPeople.net. She has plans to compile a book of poetry along with a couple of novels in the foreseeable future, but in the meantime, she enjoys being in the background helping aspiring authors with their stories for publication.

“I love to read and I love even more the freedom that a pen and paper allows me to be!”...It is my escape to create the unimaginable through words. ”My thoughts and expressions usually flow much better when I’m writing…but knowing I cannot have conversations with people simply on paper, I’m approachable to talk to as well (lol)!”

Her most important role is shaping the minds of her two young men, Damaris and Dante, ages 12 and 5 respectively. Asha works to leave a legacy for the both of them. ”Our children are always watching what we do, so let us lead with purpose so that they will have the tools to lead us in the future!”

“I encourage you to take this journey with me as we strive to make Beautifully Said the magazine that allows us to encourage your best self . Tag…You’re it! Always remember to do something great just for you but never forget to pass that same energy along to others.” ~Blessings.

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Jazz-Funk Legend Alphonse Mouzon and Emma Mouzon

Jazz-Funk Legend Alphonse Mouzon and Emma Mouzon

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Colored People® Network Presents… Alphonse Mouzon

Chairman/CEO of Tenacious Records, composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor ALPHONSE MOUZON has been composing and producing beautiful music that has captivated and enthralled audiences throughout the world for over two decades.

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His name can be found in almost every Jazz Encyclopedia, dictionary, and is listed in the 2nd edition of Marquis Who’s Who in Entertainment and in the world.

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ALPHONSE  MOUZON (who is an African American mixed with French and Blackfoot Indian) was born on November 21st in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Bonds-Wilson High School where he received his early musical training under the direction of saxophonist high school music teacher Lonnie Hamilton III, and took some drum lessons from Charles Garner before playing gigs with the Lonnie Hamilton Band.

Following graduation from high school, he moved to New York to study music and drama at New York City College and medicine at Manhattan Medical School. Mouzon took drum lessons from jazz pianist Billy Taylor’s drummer Bobby Thomas. While attending college, Alphonse played in the pit band of the Broadway show “PROMISES, PROMISES” after being recommended by Bobby Thomas. Mouzon also worked as a medical technologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after graduating from Manhattan Medical School. However his medical career was short lived.

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By 1969 his reputation as a player had spread to such an extent that a medical career was no longer attractive. By the early seventies, he had embarked upon a musical journey that would take him to almost every corner of the world and would establish his reputation as one the most creative musician of the era. In 1975 Moizon studied acting at The Lee Strausberg Institute for Actors in Hollywood, California. In 1997 he studied acting with Susan Ricketts and in 1998 Mouzon studied advance voice-overs with Don Pitts at California State University of Northridge.

ALPHONSE MOUZON musical associations read like a veritable Who’s Who of Modern Jazz and Pop Music. His talents cover a broad range of musical disciplines and philosophies. He was the rhythmic foundation for the far reaching musical explorations of pianist McCoy Tyner. He was a charter member along with keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, of the group Weather Report. Along with guitarist Larry Coryell, Mouzon was co-founder of The Eleventh House, the seminal fusion band of the seventies. Mouzon and Coryell still tour together in a trio and with the Eleventh House.

ALPHONSE MOUZON has also played and/or recorded with Gil Evans, Roy Ayers, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Les McCann, Ronnie Laws, Klaus Doldinger’s Passport, Jaco Pastorius, Ron Carter, Nathan East, Cecil McBee, Albert Mangelsdorff, Joachim Kuhn, Jasper van’t Hof, Michel Legrand, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Donald Bird, Chet Baker, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts, Sonny Rollins, Wallace Roney, Arturo Sandoval, Christian McBride, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, George Coleman, John Klemmer, Billy Harper, Dave Grusin, Russ Freeman, George Howard, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Kenny G., Joanne Brackeen, Horace Parlan, Robin Kenyatta, Ross Carnegie Orchestra, ex-grilfriend Roberta Flack, Sheila E., Celia Cruz, Gloria Lynn, Gloria Coleman, Denise Williams, Freda Payne, Shirley Scott, Anita O’Day, Betty Davis, and in 1991, he performed with Miles Davis on the movie soundtrack album entitled “Dingo”. MILES DAVIS even spoke highly of Mouzon in his book entitled “Miles – The Autobiography”.

Mouzon has also played with and helped the early careers of Lee Ritenour, David Beniot, Gerald Albright, Sam Riney, Brandon Fields, Greg Karukas, Dave Koz, and Richard Elliot.

Mouzon’s rock/pop credentials include gigs with no less respectable a crew than Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Patrick Moraz, Tommy Bolin and Chubby Checker. Robert Plant, lead singer for the legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, named ALPHONSE MOUZON, during his acceptance speech for induction into the 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, one of the band’s major influences .

Besides radio, Mouzon’s music has been aired on CBS, NBC and ABC’s Daytime Television Soap Operas – “ALL MY CHILDREN”, “ANOTHER WORLD”, “AS THE WORLD TURNS”, “DAYS OF OUR LIVES”, “ONE LIFE TO LIVE”, “LOVING”, “GENERAL HOSPITAL”, “GENERATIONS”,
“SANTA BARBARA”, “THE GUIDING LIGHT”, “SUNSET BEACH”, “PASSIONS”, and CBS SPORTS, “LIFE STYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS”, “RUNAWAY WITH THE RICH AND FAMOUS”, “LEEZA”, “HARD COPY”, “ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT”, and many more!

Alphonze Mouzon’s name can be found in just about every Jazz Encyclopedia/ Dictionary, and is listed the 2nd edition of Marquis Who’s Who In Entertainment and Who’s Who In The World. Mouzon was voted the #2 BEST MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST in the 1995 Jazziz Magazine Annual Readers Poll.

In 1992,  Alphonse Mouzon formed TENACIOUS RECORDS and in 1992, released his TOP TEN CD entitled “THE SURVIVOR”. Subsequent releases on Tenacious Records “ON TOP OF THE WORLD”, “EARLY SPRING”, “BY ALL MEANS”, “LOVE FANTASY”, “BACK TO JAZZ”, “AS YOU  WISH”, “THE NIGHT IS STILL YOUNG”, “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT”, “DISTANT LOVER”, “MORNING SUN” , and “ABSOLUTE GREATEST LOVE SONGS & BALLADS” “LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD”, “JAZZ IN BEL-AIR” were NUMBER ONE, TOP TEN, or TOP TWENTY CDs.

“ANGEL FACE” is the new all-star straight-ahead CD from Alphonse Mouzon featuring Arturo Sandoval, Wallace Roney, Shunzo Ohno, Bob Mintzer, Ernie Watts, Don Menza, Antoine Roney, Charles Owens, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, Henry “ The Skipper” Franklin, Darek Oleszskiewicz, Emma Alexandra Mouzon and composer/arranger/drummer Alphonse Mouzon, who also plays piano and
trumpet on the ANGEL FACE” CD/Album. We are looking forward to meeting Emma as she joins us on our show.

At present, Mouzon performs in Europe and in the U.S. with his trio, quartet, or quintet and as a featured guest artist with other groups. He also
teaches drums at THE ALPHONSE MOUZON INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE DRUM SCHOOL in Northridge, CA. Tel: 818-368-6479.

See ALPHONSE MOUZON along with actor TOM HANKS in the 1996 film “THAT THING YOU DO”.  ALPHONSE is acting and playing drums. He also composed the music score for the Blue Spot jazz club scene, in which he plays a smoking drums solo. The acoustic piano melody and solo on “Blue Spot” were also performed (off camera) by Alphonse Mouzon. His music can be heard on the soundtrack for the 1997 film by actress Tisha Campbell called SPRUNG.  Mouzon can also be seen in a  2004 movie with Michael Keaton, Margaret Collins, and Katie Holmes called “FIRST DAUGHTER”.  Alphonse composed the original music score for the brilliant short film by former jazz critic and now writer/director Dan Margules called BEGLEITER. Mouzon acted in the 2009 feature film by actor/director Robert Davi and Chazz Palminteri called THE DUKES.

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Alphonse and his kids released on 2010, a jazz-funk / hip-hop CD call entitled “ THE MAIN ATTRACTION” by his oldest son/Rapper MOUZON (aka Alphonse Philippe Mouzon (Lethal Weapon) featuring Alphonse Mouzon on drums, trumpet, keyboards, bass, guitars along with his daughter pop singer Emma Alexandra Mouzon and Filipino pop singer Sharon T.  Alphonse has also produced hip-hop/rap CDs for his youngest son Rapper and U.S. Coast Guardsman Jean-Pierre Mouzon (aka GRIZZLY) on Tenacious Records.

Alphonse, Sr. is producing Jazz, Pop /Dance CDs for his 15 year-old academically & musically gifted daughter -Painter/Actress,/Singer/Violinist/Pianist/Guitarist Emma Alexandra Mouzon, who will be joining us on out show to talk about her projects and her work with her father.

Join us April 29, 2012 at 3:30p PT/ 5:30p CT/ 6:30p ET at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/coloredpeople/2012/04/29/alphonse-mouzon

Alphonse is a Christian and always has been a believer in Christ and the Almighty, Omnipotent God! Mouzon is a Prostate Cancer survivor who recommends that every man over 35 years old have a PSA blood test done to make sure cancer is not present. Early detection is a lifesaver!

Please visit MOUZON’s websites at:

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AlphonseMouzon

http://www.tenaciousrecords.com/Purchase_Music.html

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/alphonse-mouzon/id16496217

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mouzonmusic

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mouzon-aka-alphonse-philippe/id361978075

http://twitter.com/alphonsemouzon

http://www.myspace.com/alphonsemouzon

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http://www.youtube.com/alphonsemouzon

Cherene Snow – Black Pearl Sings

Cherene Snow – Black Pearl Sings

Cherene Snow was born and bred in Chicago Il, South side.

She did her first film Cooley High (Played Preach’s younger sister, Tooty Jackson) when she was 13. She studied drama in high school and got a Bachelor’s in Theatre from Illinois State University.

She became a teaching artist while still living in Chicago until her second film The Long Walk Home in 1990, with Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek. After the film she moved to Los Angeles and began her television career. There she continued to do theatre and films as well. She did four stints on The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno as a sketch artist and got her first big television role as a guest star on Reasonable Doubts with Mark Harmon (NCIS) and Marlee Maitlin (Children of a Lesser God).

After that she got roles in Thea, LA Doctors, Caroline in the City, The Drew Carey Show, Beyond Belief, and the films, Out of Darkness (ABC MOW w/Diana Ross and Beah Richards), Sweet Potato Ride, and City of Angels.

Upon the suggestion of an agent she left LA after 9 years and moved to NYC. She auditioned for a straight 2 years before she got her first theatre gig in NYC. The Last of the Thorntons, an original script by the late Horton Foote. She continued to work throughout her 10 years in NY doing off-broadway/regional theatre and film/television: Law and Order “Suicide Box and Rumble”, Chappell’s Show, Third Watch, The Jury, Goodbye Baby and My Sassy Girl.

She just completed a run of her best role and performance to date: Black Pearl Sings by Frank Higgins at Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC.

“Moving, funny and intellectually compelling, this production is one of the best anywhere so far this season.” – Houston Press

She will be reprising her role at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA beginning Jan 2010. Music has also become a much bigger and even more exciting part of her life. She honed her talent as a singer and has been writing music in preparation for recording her own CD. She is also a teaching artist in NJ, DC and MA and loves what she does and couldn’t imagine doing anything else but adding on to it.

“It is a blessing to do what you love, what you are passionate about, and get paid for it. Amen” – Cherene Snow

Tune in for this exciting show with host Tania-Maria Xavier. April 9, 2009 – 8pm Pacific/10pm Central/11pm Eastern

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