Two of my projects were featured in Sammy Stein’s third book, which is called ‘Gender Disparity in UK Jazz – A discussion’, and this one is already out and ready for you to pick a copy. You can find it in Kindle at Amazon UK or elsewhere at just £2.00 as an eBook, £15 as a paperback.
I bring today a lockdown sax performance! This time, I’m covering “Kingston Town” by Lord Creator.
I am a summer person. I might like the change of colours during autumn and the snow in winter, but my mood definitely tries to go down as soon as days start to get shorter. Fortunately, there’s music to keep my spirits up, and today I bring you a little playlist of some instrumentals I really like, to help boost your energy as well.
On August 9th this year, I performed at the Association of Jamaican Nationals service of praise and thanksgiving, for the 58th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. Safety measures and lockdown were more strict at that moment, so the concert was held over Zoom and YouTube Live and my performance was pre-recorded.
Five to six months of lockdown really weight on the bones, don’t they? Now that measures have been relaxed and there’s a possibility for a lot of us to go back to perform real soon, we need a shake up and some energy to go back to the road full force. For my fellow wind instrument players, a new high quality reed can be just what you need!
Maranatha Awards is a global awards programme seeking to Acknowledge Authentic Biblical Worship Music. This year, the TTM Collective Orchestra and its producer, Gary Revelation Dixon, are nominated thanks to the album “Inspirational Love Songs”, which includes my number 1 hit “Just The Way YOu Are”, done with Sandii McCalla.
After months of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK has gotten to a point where certain restrictions can be removed without supposing a great risk for public health. Among those, we got the return of indoor performances starting August 15th, and on the same day, the government updated the guidance for the performing arts in England to reflect new Public Health England research into transmission risks from singing, wind and brass performance.
From everything I have written, there is a song that has become very relevant in these times. It is ‘I will go on’, which I created as a tribute to a dear friend who passed away many years ago. I want you to listen to it with me. To conmemorate those who have left us, and to promise them we’ll keep living and celebrating the life of those who have survived the disease and those who keep taking all the necessary precautions for the virus not to spread further.
I have nothing but love and admiration for Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul. She made music like no other and her voice carried such strength and message that it was difficult for me to imagine someone else getting to her level. Well, Jennifer Hudson came to challenge this notion and won