Esperanza Spalding is a creative and accomplished bassist, guitarist and vocalist. On her latest CD Emily's D+Evolution, she is joined by such talented artists as St. Vincent, Laurie Anderson and Janelle Monae.
Leon Bridges is a talented exponent of what is known as retro soul. More precisely, he loves and performs music that is reminiscent of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and Jackie Wilson. And, he brings it all home on his new release Coming Home.
Violinist Regina Carter, a dynamic creative force in contemporary jazz, has worked with performers such as Max Roach, Aretha Franklin, Oliver Lake, Lauryn Hill, and Mary J. Blige. And, her cousin is saxophonist James Carter. Learn more about her here.
Guitarist Charlie Hunter who plays 6-string guitar. A creative and inventive artist, he is in great demand and has played with many legendary jazz musicians. Check out this talented San Francisco-based artist here.
Angelique Kidjo is a global super star who has been influenced by and has worked with music greats such as Nina Simone, James Brown, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Branford Marsalis, Ziggy Marley, and Santana.
Marcus Printup leads a group of talented musicians in this live performance at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. All of the compositions performed are from the new CD release and include "En Route," "Greasy," and the title tune, "Young Bloods." Read More. »
Charles Bradley looks like James Brown, has a gravelly vocal quality similar to that of the God Father of Soul, but it is evident in this live performance that "the screaming eagle" is a talented artist in his own right. Read More. »