Russell A. Worrell

Russell A. Worrell (a Native New Yorker, Jamaica Queens), was born February 22nd. At age 11, his mom enrolled him at The Long Island Institute of Music, where he studied under Mitchell Cohen, a great jazz drummer in his own right. As a youngster, Russell co-formed & played with "Me & My Friends", which was one of the popular bands out of the Jamaica Queens area. It was with this experience that he was surprisingly introduced to his own singing voice. As the son of legend drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Russell also spent those early years, along with his mom & sisters touring with King Curtis & Aretha Franklin & even sitting in at the Filmore West show in Detroit at the age of 14.

Russell became a studio rat, hanging out with (Dad) Purdie at the various studio sessions:{Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Aretha, Grady Tate, Steely Dan, Etc.}, while listening, learning & absorbing the approach to the drumkit, as it applies to groove, technique, keeping time, & playing with dynamics. His first professional gig came at the age of 15. Since then, Russell has applied his style of groove drumming in studio and live situations for over 30 years.

Influences: Clyde Stubblefield, Bernard Purdie (Dad), Harvey Mason, David Garibaldi, John "JR" Robinson, Steve Gadd, Steve Ferrone, Steve Jordan, Jeff Porcaro (R.I.P.), Tony Williams (R.I.P.), Lenny White, Bill Cobham, Paul Wertico & Antonio Sanchez. http://russellaworrell.blogspot.com/

Bernard Rose

Bernard was born in Orangeburg, SC and has lived in Hinesville, GA for the past 21 years. He is a school teacher by trade and an extraordinarily gifted saxophonist who plays from his soul!

Bernard has developed a unique style of his own. Growing up some of his favorite artist and groups included Quincy Jones, John Coltrane, Bobbi Humphrey, Patrice Rushen, Roy Ayers, George Duke, Weather Report, Spyro Gyra, Earth, Wind, and Fire and others. These artist inspired his interest in jazz, smooth jazz, and jazz fusion. His list of influences has grown greatly since childhood to include saxophonist such as Dave Koz, Warren Hill, Kim Waters, Jeff Kashiwa, Everette Harp, and others.

 Known for his smooth silky style, Bernard's playing and sound has gained great favor and appeal over a wide variety of audiences and people. Over the years, he has played at church, performed at banquets, weddings, workshops, retirement ceremonies, concerts, charity and other special events.  Reverbnation

Isaiah Williams III


Smooth Jazz Artist Isaiah Williams lll from the west coast and east coast with his New Debut Cd For 2014 Straight From The Heart by Isaiah Williams lll old school new smooth NU JAZZ sound fifth time around and moving On from his Later cd Weathering the Storm ,Colors and Things,Coming Out Of The Rain and Time Ep under inetjazzmuzik records getting better and smooth .!!!!! thought Provoking ,Chillaxing And my Two New Singles Step Above and Love You Isaiah Williams lll ITOIMANPRODUCTIONS.Take A Listen ! Relax Enjoy The Ride.
Reverbnation.com



Grady Lark

Maybe Music

 
Simple sounds of lonely hearts are playing in my band, hope you like what you hear. Maybe has for the past few years recorded songs at home and released them here on Reverbnation. Five of them you will find on the imaginary album SO SPOKE THE OLD ONE, another five tunes on the album ACOUSTIC SHORT STORIES. Maybe´s history prior to this: Released the last album called SONGS FROM A LIVING ROOM, in 2006. This was the third album since the debut called MAYBE. The album was recorded in a living room in Oslo, Norway and contains 12 songs, all composed by maybe me. Some of the songs you can hear right here on Reverbnation. https://www.reverbnation.com/maybesongs The rest of the songs you can download at www.maybemusic.net. And if you feel like it, listen to the two previous maybe albums on the same site; The debut double album MAYBE and the second album called ENVELOPE OF TIME. A few of the songs from those albums have been uploaded as well here on Maybe's Reverbnation. Songs are playing in my world of questioning and indecision - new songs are coming up soon. cheers, maybe me.

Family Time by Hannibal Barca


 
Hannibal Barca is an exceptional  Blues and Smooth Jazz  guitarist from Lake Mary, Florida.  He's been playing for many years and  Playing rhythm guitar and doing some vocals for Joe "Survival" Caruso and his Partners In Crime. Mainly Blues and New Orleans Soul/R&B. Joe is really versatile. Joe, Bruce, Augie, and I met playing around town at different jams and other shows/events. We try to book ourselves as often as possible anywhere we can! Building my on project called Herb & Gruv2Go with some outstanding local talent. It's gonna be an eclectic mix of stuff I know and love. If you like what you hear check out his
 reverbnation page. 
Fandalism
thatguyherb@gmail.com

Cedric Lewis Stephens

Earl Klugh

Earl Klugh has recorded over 30 albums including 23 Top Ten charting records—five of them No. 1—on Billboard’s Jazz Album chart. With 2008’s The Spice of Life, Klugh earned his 12th career Grammy nomination—his second nomination and release on the independent Koch label. HANDPICKED IS GRAMMY-WINNING MASTER GUITARIST EARL KLUGH'S MOST PERSONAL AND PROFOUND RECORDING TO DATE.


Each spring, Klugh hosts a special Weekend of Jazz featuring jazz legends and greats at the Five-Star Broadmoor Hotel & Resort in Colorado Springs.


Jazz greats including Ramsey Lewis, Patti Austin, Chuck Mangione, Bob James, Joe Sample, Chris Botti, Roberta Flack, and Arturo Sandoval have all performed at the annual event set in foot of the Colorado Rockies. In November 2010, Klugh brought the 'Weekend of Jazz' to Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.

Micheal Lington




Michael Lington  is a Danish-American contemporary saxophonist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. He is the grandson of Danish composer and band leader Otto Lington[1] and has released 8 solo albums and 15 Radio and Records/Billboard radio singles. He has collaborated with Michael Bolton, Aaron Neville, Randy Crawford, Bobby Caldwell, Kenny Lattimore, Ryan Shaw, Joan Sebastian, Christian Castro,Taylor Dayne and many others.


Taylor Dayne will be Michael’s special guest at the Berks Jazz Festival in Reading, PA on April 2nd 2016. They just recorded together on Michael’s forthcoming album. Showtime is 3pm. Get tickets here:  Berks Jazz Festival

Brian Simpson


He is the most celebrated keyboardist in Contemporary Jazz. From his travels to many exotic places inspired from his work. Comes his style the beauty and vibes of his keys. He sets the mood for the summer with single and  cd entitled "South Beach."  Catch Brain Simpson on amazon.com 

Andrew Neu



ANDREW NEU Everything Happens For A Reason CGN Records

Fast-rising sax great Andrew Neu launches his strongest ever collection of compelling contemporary jazz performances with his new release EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON, featuring an all-star list of guest artists. Listen to this line-up: Rick Braun, Brian Bromberg, Bobby Caldwell, Jeff Lorber, Steve Oliver, and Tom Schuman! Brian Bromberg produced nine of the eleven songs here, with Steve Oliver handling the other two. Andrew’s playing is fresh, dynamic, and downright addictive, as he covers a broad range of musical styles and vibes on this project, from a cinematic orchestral accompaniment to Bobby Caldwell’s engaging vocal on “What Would I Do” to the Latin-tinged at his finest with his newest release “Night of the Mojito”  To my ear, Andrew Neu’s EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON will be his breakout album. It’s got all the ingredients in place – strong songs, world-class brilliant musicianship, exceptional production… this is a monster of a hit! ~SCOTT O'Brein

Video for promotional use.