Category Archives: Jazzy in July

  • Jazzy In July: Rita Edmond Pays Tribute to Sarah Vaughan

    Jul 26, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    *Contemporary jazz artist Rita Edmond is a sultry delight and one of the entries in the Sarah Vaughan Competition held by Indaba Music.  Just one listen reveals why Ms. Edmond is more than a serious contender.  Click here for a dazzling burst of vocal majesty at the Indaba Music profile page. The International Sarah Vaughan Competition is also presented by the New […]

  • Jazzy In July: Caesar Jazz Balladeer’s Tribute to Nat ‘King’ Cole

    Jul 16, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    *Caesar Jazz Balladeer delivers exquisite renditions in four languages that have left audiences around the world in a trance.  He has often been compared to the great Nat “King” Cole.   Last month Caesar completed his anticipated debut album, A Tribute to Nat “King” Cole at Capitol Studios in Studio A, using the same microphone and Steinway piano that Nat “King” Cole and Frank Sinatra […]

  • Jazzy In July: Laura Reed Banking on Faith not Fear

    Jul 14, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    *Laura Reed’s chain of life events gave birth to a new phase in her career as she sat at her piano one night a year ago. What seemed like disarray, was actually the seeds that helped her to conceive the first single from her upcoming album, The Awakening.  ‘Faith Not Fear‘  offers a vibrant message about overcoming the test and trials that all of […]

  • Jazzy in July: Vivian Male New England’s Jazzy Lady

    Jul 12, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


      *Vivian Male is a jazz vocalist whose debut recording was on the collaborative CD “Boston Sings Out.”  Next came Vivian’s first solo CD titled ”Our Day Will Come.”   Her exhilarating renditions demonstrate a musical versatility that appeals to audiences of all ages. Over the years Vivian has had the delightful pleasure of working with Walter Beasley, Bill Pierce,  Andre Ward and producer/composer Rollins Ross. New […]

  • Jazzy in July: Smitty Smith Brings up the Bass!

    Jul 11, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    *Writer, producer Dwayne “Smitty” Smith hails from Washington, D.C. where he traded baseball for an electric bass at age twelve.  Smitty later spent a melodious tour of duty with the U. S. Air Force, then returned to D.C. as bassist for the popular Larry Seals Quartet. Next Smitty was off to tinsel town landing a spot on Anita Baker’s “Rapture” tour.  He has laid prolific bass lines for Natalie Cole, Boney James, Jeff Lorber, George Howard, Everette […]

  • Jazzy in July: ZOE’ (Zo-Ay) Makin’ Jazz Philly Style with a Jersey Twist

    Jul 11, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    *ZOE’ (Zo-Ay) is a hot Smooth Jazz band from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. The group is comprised of five talented musicians whose melodic compositions produce extraordinary and compelling music. Currently members of ZOE’ include sax man Reggie Harris, keyboardist Cleveland Belin Jr., drummer David Ferebee, bassist H. Marice Fonville and percussionist/trumpeter Boliver “Chico” Guadalupe.  ZOE’s recent project “Let’s Fly” features the late […]