Monday, July 24, 2017

Dig! Sarah Vaughn Vocal Competition 2017

Summary
Sarah Vaughan is one of the most renowned jazz vocalists of all time. Beloved by millions around the globe, her recordings were the foundation of what constitutes being a jazz vocalist today. In 1989 she was awarded one of the National Endowment for the Arts highest honors when they elevated her to the status of "NEA Jazz Master".

Now, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is teaming up with Indaba Music to discover the next great jazz singer. And this year, for the first time in the competition's 6 year history, NJPAC and Indaba are looking for female OR MALE singers!!! If you have what it takes, you'll compete live in the 5th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPAC in Newark, NJ USA on Sunday November 12th, 2017.
Take a listen to last year's winner Deelee Dubé

Criteria
The Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (SVIJVC) is open to solo female or male vocalists of all nationalities who are not signed to a major record label. Applicants will be asked to provide three (3) audio samples of their performances – selections must contain one Sarah Vaughan cover song (see samples), and two (2) additional songs; as follows:
1.     A Ballad (slow to medium-slow song)
2.     Medium Tempo Standard or Blues
3.     Up Tempo Standard – including a scat portion

Total performance time for all three (3) submissions combined should not exceed 12 minutes.
Make sure you label your submissions according to the three above tempos.
Video is not required in the initial application, however, applicants that provide a url video link on the application will be given priority in selection. If selected in the 1st round, applicants will be required to provide picture and a video performance.


Submissions should be a representation of the contestant’s abilities, but need not be of professional broadcast quality. Performances may be a cappella or with accompaniment by live band or a pre-recorded track, and can range from a single instrument (piano, guitar, etc) to rhythm section to large band or orchestra.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

482nd Show - July 20, 2017

1 - Andrew Vogt - Shack Dog - The AV Club - 2016
2 - Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train - 1963
3 - Stu Genovese -These Foolish Things - Cubs Musicians
4 - Von Freeman - Dedicated To You - Dedicated to You - 1994
5 - Ramsey Lewis - It Aint Necessarily So - An Hour with the Ramsey Lewis Trio (Bonus Track Version) - 1959
6 - The Ernie Watts Encounter - You Met Your Match - The Wonder Bag - 2010
7 - Charnett Moffett - Music From Our Soul - Music From Our Soul - 2017
8 - Curtis Fuller - Jazz Island - Curtis Fuller Meets Roma Jazz Trio - 1982
9 - Keith Oxman - Breeze (Blow My Baby Back) - East of the Village - 2016
10 - Helyne Stewart - Love is Here to Stay - Love Moods - 1961
11 - Warne Marsh - Ear Conditioning - Jazz of Two Cities - 1957





481st Show - July 19, 2017

1 - Odean Pope - Plant Life - Plant Life ñ 2008
2 - Odean Pope - For All We Know - What Went Before Volume 1 - 2008
3 - Ray Bryant - Jungletown Jubilee - Somewhere in France - 2003
4 - Jimmy McGriff - I've Got A Women - I've Got a Woman - 2014
5 - John Coltrane - Every Time We Say Goodbye - Recordings ñ 1960
6 - Max Roach - Dr Free-Zee - Jazz for a Lazy Day - 2015
7 - Christian McBride - Alone Together Feat Hank Jones - Conversations with Christian ñ 2011
8 - JC Heard - All My Life - Saxophones - 2011
9 - Great Jazz Trio - Moose the Mooche - At the Village Vanguard - 2005
10 - Betty St Claire - Crazy Rhythm -  Complete Jubilee & Seeco Recordings ñ 2016
11 - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra ñ Ainít Misbehaviní - 1929





Thursday, July 13, 2017

480th Show – July 13, 2017

1 - Claire Daly - You Said It - Movin On – 2001
2 - Buddy Rich Big Band - Lush Life - Ease On Down the Road - 2008
3 - The Joel Forrester Trio -  What You Mean to Me - What You Mean to Me – 2014
4 - Dave Young Trio - Bremond's Blues - Tale of the Fingers - 2000
5 - Matt Cappy - East Philly - Church and STate - 2017
6 - Harris Eisenstadt - Ballad For 1067 - Canada Day Octet - 2012
7 - Patrick Butler - G Major Stew - Sonic Stew - 2017
8 - Freddie Roach - Ahm Miz - Groovy Jazz Organ 3 CD Comp - 2014
9 - Paul Gonsalves & Tubby Hayes - Tupa - Just Friends - 1965
10 - Donald Byrd - Dearly Beloved - With Strings. Conducted & Arranged by Clare Fischer (Bonus Track Version) - 2016





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

479th Show – July 12, 2017 - "The Jennifer Summers #hyv Tribute"

1 - Jeff Tain Watts - Sons of the Jitney Man - Blue Vol. 2 – 2017
2 -  Branford Marsalis Quartet & Terence Blanchard - Say Hey - Mo Better Blues – 1990
3 - Billy Childs - Tight Rope - Rebirth – 2017
4 - Freddie Hubbard - Minor Mishap - Groovy! (feat. Pepper Adams & Duke Pearson) - 2016
5 - Jack Jenney - In The Shade Of The New Apple Tree - Stardust - 2005
6 - Lionel Hampton - Here's That Rainy Day - Hamps Blues - 1998
7 - The Pentagon - Darn That Dream - The Pentagon - 1976
8 - Frank Sinatra - My Way -The Best Of The Fabulous Frank Sinatra - 2015
9 - Brother Jack Mc Duff featuring Kenny Burrell - Shaky - Crash – 1963
10 - John Barron - Figment - Moods – 2017
11 - Daniele D’Agaro and Aki Takase - Long Armed Woman - Aki Takese - 2016
12 - Terry Gibbs Quartet - El Nutto - 1964

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

478th Show – July 6, 2017

1 - Christopher Burnett - Firebird (feat. Roger Wilder, Jeff Harshbarger, Clarence Smith, Terri Anderson Burnett & Freda Proctor) - Firebird - 2014
2 - Ahmad Alaadeen - and the beauty of it all
3 - Bobby Watson - The Guitarist _for Grant Green - Made in America – 2017
4 - Deborah Brown - Little Esther - Jazz 4 Jazz - 2008
5 - Ben Markley Big Band – Cedar’s Blues - Clockwise The Music of Cedar Walton - 2017
6 - Sarane & Matelo Ferret - Swing 42 - Tribute to Django - 1967
7 - Ken Schaphorst Big Band - Descent - How to Say Goodbye – 2016
8 - Tricky Samnanton – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - Stardust - The Famous Big Bands Series - 2011
9 - David Gilmore - Beyond All Limits - Transitions - 2016
10 - Titi Demeter - Les Yeux Noirs - Jazz Manouche Vol. 1 (disc 2) - 2005
11 - Sonny Rollins - My Old Flame - Jazz Ballads - 2004