Category Archives: Jazzy in July

  • 2015 Essence Festival Unveils Night-by-Night Lineup

    Apr 18, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ Leave a comment


    *(New York, NY) – The Essence Festival, now among the largest consumer live events in the nation hosting more than 550,000 annually, is thrilled to announce the all-star, night-by-night lineup of performers from July 2-5 in New Orleans, LA. In addition, stay tuned next week for a special announcement of a New Orleans fan favorite making a triumphant return to […]

  • 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 […]