Archive for the ‘jazz’ Category

LISA FISCHER is a singer who really gets around. Her life is an endless round of planes, trains, and automobiles, rehearsals and fittings. On tour with the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti or Nine Inch Nails, her name may not be on the marquee, but she doesn’t care. She’s busy loving every minute of it.

Lisa rose to fame in 1992 when she won a Grammy® for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her first single, “How Can I Ease the Pain,” from her album So Intense beating out the “Queen of Soul” and in an unlikely tie with Patti LaBelle. The rest of her resumé is pretty impressive too: touring, recording, and music making with Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Bobby McFerrin, Alicia Keyes and many others. Along with many other top session and backup singers she’s featured in Morgan Neville’s Oscar and Grammy-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. In the wake of the …click here to read more.

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He’ll be at Sam’s Burger Joint this Thursday, April 14th promoting his newest cd “Untold Stories”. I told him he’s still an honorary Texan even though he hails from Finland.  He’s been providing South Texas with his Texopean style for well over 18 years and calls his north side Say Town residence ‘home’ when he’s not tearing it up in Europe and Asia.  He’s on lists that also include names like “Clapton” and “Pink Floyd” and is sponsored by Gibson GLOBALLY.  Musical street creds? 💯

I missed his previous appearance at Sam’s Burger Joint last year and literally would writhe in pain when people gushed about his performance.  Get your tickets early.  He dabbles with time signatures that use the number 7 in the denominator.  Comprendé?

You kinda have to hear it to understand.

Thanks for the coffee, the excellent music and the faith, Señor Tuominen.  

Click here to check out Jartse Tuominen’s website online.

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…and no, I’m not Black Coffee but that’s an awesome band/stage name.  

WRITER’S BLOC: San Antonio Jazz Composer’s Consortium for New Music.

Merriam-Websters defines “Bloc” as “a group of people or countries that are connected by a treaty or agreement or by common goals.” This group of composers has brought it’s collective talent and energy together to present the new music that is being written in the San Antonio region. The goal of this group is to present as much of the music being written by new young composers, as well as the established writing talent of our city to the public.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED COMPOSERS:

Adrian Ruiz, Aaron Prado, Brian Christiensen, Joe Caploe, Mark Little, and Steve Mohacey

Carmens de la Calle Cafe…320 N Flores St, San Antonio, Texas 78205


 

Then please make your way to the Leakey Barrel tonight.  Do not pass go but you might want to collect a few dollars for taxi fare just in case someone wants to throw you out.  Because you rock.  And REAL rockers get thrown out of places.  And people be shootin’…

Click here to view the news story regarding the shooting at the Leakey Barrel.

Or maybe don’t head out to the Leakey Barrel.

 Sexy Ass Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan is being real civilized and conversating at The Tobin Center.

Barbara JohnsonA little human-powered music for you.  

  
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