Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nick Colionne

8.9 This week new tunes from Chris Standring, Nick Colionne. Enjoy!

Guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne continues his blazing success into . BET Jazz has described him as one of the most exceptional performers to come along in a long time. His latest CD FEEL THE HEAT marks his debut on the prestigious Trippin n Rhythm label, and takes his unique combination of jazz, funk, R&B, blues and soul to new heights. Long known for his dynamic, musically eclectic “live” performances, FEEL THE HEAT demonstrates his dynamic command of the guitar, rich baritone vocals and varied music styles, all of which make this latest CD a reflection of why he is a true force when performing in concert. His long string of Top 10 hits from his six previous CDs is a testament to his musical talent… FEEL THE HEAT has already added two more to that list. Facebook

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lonnie Liston Smith Jr.

Lonnie Liston Smith was born 28th December, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia. Jazz organist/pianist He was introduced to music at an early age by his father, and learned piano, tuba, trumpet and voice in high school and college.

He launched himself into performance, working with the house band at the Royal Theater, Baltimore. He moved to New York and nurtured his talent with jazz greats like Art Blakey and Miles Davis, moving from acoustic jazz to fusion, before forming his own group Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes in 1973. He is renowned for defying genres, blending atmospheric fusion, soul and funk and is often quoted as a strong influence on acid jazz. He is still writing and touring.

After graduating from Armstrong High School, Lonnie entered Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he majored in music education and earned his B.S. degree. While attending Morgan State University, Lonnie became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and also a member of the music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Lonnie began performing in the Baltimore area where he became adept at backing vocalists such as Ethel Ennis and visiting dignitaries like Betty Carter. While attending Morgan State University, he began performing with his peers, Gary Bartz (alto saxophonist), Grachan Moncur (trombonist), and Mickey Bass (on upright bass).
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Ty Causey

TY CAUSEY, to the attention of noted contemporary jazz saxophonist, Najee. So impressed with a demo of his, Najee quickly invited him to work on his next project, the Verve Records release, MORNING TENDERNESS. Causey would not only be a featured vocalist on the recording, co-writing several of it’s tracks, but he would also fill that spot on the subsequent worldwide tour which had him sharing the stage with other artists such as Pieces Of A Dream, Norman Brown and more. This great opportunity introduced him to a number of eventual fans of his style and sound. Needless to say, the enthusiastic response he received while on the tour encouraged Causey upon his return home to start crafting a project of his own. He ultimately released his aptly titled full-length debut, N-TYSING in 2004. The winning collection that featured guest spots from saxophonist Najee and bassist Nelson Braxton of the jazz duo Braxton Brothers drew enthusiastic reviews and found its way to the playlists of radio programs in both the U.S and abroad including the UK, Japan and Germany. The resulting exposure gave notice to an engaging new voice on the music scene moving many to include N-TYSING on several “best of” lists that year. Contact

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April 19th at 12 EST. The Coast Radio features Traedonya Chequelle, known simply as Traedonya and sometimes stylized as Traedonya, is an American musician, recording artist, singer-songwriter, model[and activis. She began her career as a child musician and rapper. After attending high school in New York City, she went on to study Jazz and Fine Arts. has been witness to some of the most diverse rhythms of cultures, music, and people. It is this that truly makes her own style so memorable. If you ask her now, she'll tell you her musical influences range from the unforgettable classics of artists like Mary J. Blige and Billy Holiday to the underground sounds of Drum-n-Bass, 2 Step Garage, and Trance. It is this diversity that TRAEDONYA, always brings to the table. Coming from a formal musical background and learning from such jazz greats as Chico Hamilton, Reggie Workman and Bernard Purdie, Traedonya's voice reflects a professional, sophisticated urban sound in a scene often flooded with generic beats, now in the jazz scene  as we feature her song "Another Lie."

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Renato Falaschi

Renato Falaschi, from Italy we present Renato Falaschi as we continue to venture on his musical quest.  Renato continues his musical journey with three new singles, Breezin'- a Bobby Womack composition made famous by guitarist George Benson.  A beautiful pc. solo piano. A classic but modern perlude No. 1  theme entitled "Summers Rain." No other then another classic up his sleeves with "Waiting In Vain" by Bob Marley as Renato featured Rocco Ventrella.  Wonderful music just in time for the holidays.  Now available on itunes
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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Ralph T. Lofton Jr.

 Ralph T. Lofton, Jr. new release from his new single, Unconditional Love will be featured. From his upcoming cd project, "I STILL BELIEVE". itunes

Ralph T. Lofton, Jr. was introduced to Dr. Bobby Jones and his music director, Derrick Lee, and was hired as a musician for Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel (BET). In 1989, he was hired to tour with Bebe and Cece Winans. He has several gold records and citations to his credit. Ralph is the President and CEO of Raph'Ton Music Enterprizes, a music company that houses several publishing entities, a record label, the future school of the arts, and a consulting firm.

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