Connoisseurs of jazz and art, it’s our pleasure to showcase for the first time the intuitive expressions of artist Anthony Armstrong‘s and his thought provoking piece called “Music Meditation.”
With the wealth of gifted artists that’s available in the urban community it’s very difficult to choose just “one” to display as our featured artist. Fortunately, our prayers are answered this week for we have identical twin brothers Jerry and Terry Lynn both artists share the same canvas simultaneously! Wow, can you imagine that? The Twins were born and still live in a suburb just outside Memphis, TN.- Grandpasart.com
Big Easy’s Set – Jerry and Terry Lynn
Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten – each a powerful force of nature in his own right – have done more in recent decades to redefine the electric bass and push the limits of its potential than any other musician alive today. When these three titans – collectively known as S.M.V. – converge on the low frequencies, the results are no less than earth shaking. Thunder (HUCD 3163), their debut collaboration set for release on Heads Up International on August 12, 2008, is a high-energy phenomenon whose impact is guaranteed to resonate throughout every corner of the jazz world.
More than just a musical collaboration, Thunder was an opportunity for all three musicians to get to know and understand each other on a newer and much deeper level. “It’s not until you really work intimately with another musician that you really find out what’s going on with that person,” says Clarke.
Source: Heads Up International
Jazz fans from coast to coast are talking about this all-star tribute to a jazz icon from this one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis. A contender for one of the top 10 jazz albums of the year. – Amazon.com
“Reflects a variety of generational influences, incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk, and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice.” — Los Angeles Times
Born in Louisiana, the cradle of jazz, Beasley started writing compositions in junior high school. At age 14, he wrote a jazz piece for the University of North Texas Jazz Band. At the young age of 24, Beasley started writing music for Paramount, Disney, and MGM’s television shows, including “Cheers”, “Family Ties”, “Star Trek”, and “Fame”. He also wrote the Touchstone TV logo, which is still used today. Beasley Music
Letter to Herbie was released in April, ’08 on Resonance Records: features: Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Roy Hargrove.
Learn more about this extraordinary Pianist, Recording Artist, and TV/Film Compose by visiting Beasley Music.com.
As an non-profit organization the NBAF ultimate goal is to engage, cultivate and educate diverse audiences about the arts and culture of the African Diaspora and provide opportunities for artistic and creative expression.
The event begins on July 18, through 29!