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Yearly Archives: 2011
Andy Akiho is a captivating young composer and percussionist whose career has followed the unusual arc of playing and writing for steel drum bands to the modern concert stage. In his "No One To Know One" CD, he traces this … Continue reading
Joe Trapanese is a young film composer who has a gift for creating scores that are remarkably moody and inviting. In this audio portrait, he talks about how his love of movies and classical music led him to composing for … Continue reading
Nikki Jean’s debut album, "Pennies In A Jar," captures her remarkable journey among America’s best-known and beloved songwriters. Always at home at her piano and with her voice, she created an album collaborating with the likes of Carol King, Burt … Continue reading
Crystal Nicole is a talented singer and songwriter whose career has finally brought those two threads together. She started singing and writing as a young woman, but found success and acclaim writing for major artists such as Monica and Rhianna. … Continue reading
Michael Pedicin is a master jazz saxophonist whose expression and subtly is a wonder to behold. After four decades as a sideman and bandleader, his latest CD, "Ballads …searching for peace," fulfills his lifelong dream – a recording of jazz … Continue reading