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Oumou Sangaré. Bio — Jonathan Powell. “And the young trumpeter Jonathan Powell is brilliant.

Bio — Jonathan Powell

At times listening to Powell makes one think of a young Freddie Hubbard tempered with Lester Bowie’s flair for unpredictable phrasing and melodrama.” Duck Baker, Jazz Times “Powell’s crackling range and the electricity of his imagination reminded me of the first time I heard Lee Morgan and Clifford Brown. His voice is his own …” Nat Hentoff, Jazz Times Born in Largo, Florida, Jonathan Powell took up the trumpet at the age of twelve.

In high school, he excelled as a featured member of the All-State Band and All-State Jazz Band and progressed under the guidance of Raymond Mase at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he met three like-minded students who were on the same path and formed the group Quantum, which earned the award for Best Student Jazz Group in the Downbeat Student Awards (1998, 1999). All photos by Ami Omiya unless otherwise noted. Scott Joplin. Scott Joplin (/ˈdʒɒplɪn/; c. 1867/68 or November 24, 1868 – April 1, 1917) was an African-American composer and pianist.

Scott Joplin

Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime".[2] During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first, and most popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.

Joplin was born into a musical family of railway laborers in Texarkana, Arkansas, and developed his musical knowledge with the help of local teachers. Joplin grew up in Texarkana, where he formed a vocal quartet, and taught mandolin and guitar. During the late 1880s he left his job as a laborer with the railroad, and travelled around the American South as an itinerant musician. Early life[edit] According to author Edward A. At some point in the early 1880s, Giles Joplin left the family for another woman. Chano pozo. Buckethead. Brian Patrick Carroll (born May 13, 1969), better known by his stage name Buckethead, is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.


He has released 85 studio albums, four special releases and one EP. He has performed on over 50 more albums by other artists. Tierney Sutton. Tierney Sutton (born June 28, 1963) is an American jazz singer.

Tierney Sutton

A five-time Grammy Nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" as well as for arranging, she was Jazzweek Vocalist of the Year in 2005,"[1] Sutton was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and was educated at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.[2] Prior to attending Wesleyan, Tierney Sutton attended Nicolet High School in the Milwaukee metro area. She has been a Baha'i since 1981 and explains her band's arranging style as "based on the principle of consultation--the band is very much run on Baha'i principles.

There is very much a sense that what we do is essentially a spiritual thing and everyone's voice needs to be heard. "[6][7] She has recently also been performing in a trio format with flautist Hubert Laws and guitarist Larry Koonse. Archie Shepp. Archie Shepp (born May 24, 1937) is a prominent African-American jazz saxophonist.[1] Shepp is best known for his passionately Afrocentric music of the late 1960s, which focused on highlighting the injustices faced by African Americans, as well as for his work with the New York Contemporary Five, Horace Parlan, and his collaborations with his "New Thing" contemporaries, most notably Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane.[1] Biography[edit] In 1965, Shepp released Fire Music, which included the first signs of his developing political consciousness and his increasingly Afrocentric orientation.

Archie Shepp

The album took its title from a ceremonial African music tradition and included a reading of an elegy for Malcolm X..[1] Shepp's 1967 The Magic of Ju-Ju also took its name from African musical traditions, and the music was strongly rooted in African music, featuring an African percussion ensemble.

Discography[edit] References[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b c d e Wynn, Ron (1937-05-24). Sun Ra: Stranger from the Outer Space. Sun Ra: Stranger from Outer Space by Mike Walsh In tomorrow's world, men will not need artificial instruments such as jets and space ships.

Sun Ra: Stranger from the Outer Space

In the world of tomorrow, the new man will 'think' the place he wants to go, then his mind will take him there. -- Sun Ra, 1956 Nothing about Sun Ra's six-decade musical career could be called normal. He recorded somewhere around 200 albums, although no one knows for sure. Sun Ra claimed that he was sent to earth from outer space to save humanity and bring harmony to the world. Mr. Sometimes the band members would take the stage to the chant of "Heigh-ho, heigh ho, it's off to work we go.

" The Arkestra members wore colorful, glistening outfits that were a combination of African tribesman garb and outer space suits. Seun Kuti. Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti (born 11 January 1983), commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, and the youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

Seun Kuti

Seun leads his father's former band Egypt 80. [1] Seun and his brother Femi are the two successful[citation needed] musical offspring of the late Nigerian afrobeat innovator Fela Kuti. Seun has one younger sister who used to sing in his band. At the age of nine Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. [citation needed] A short while later Seun started acting as a sort of mascot and would sing a few songs backed by Egypt 80 before his father took to the stage.