After several years spent working as a dishwasher in a diner and playing for spare change on the streets, Santana decided to become a full-time musician. In 1966, he formed the Santana Blues Band which became known for their highly original blend of Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa, and African rhythms. The band's early success, capped off by a memorable performance at Woodstock in 1969, led to a recording contract with Columbia Records, then run by Clive Davis (A+E Networks 2013). "Evil Ways," went triple platinum, selling over four million copies and remaining on the Billboard charts for over two years. Abraxas, released in 1970, went platinum, scoring two more hit singles, "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman."
Mentioning the name John Coltrane to the most casual jazz fan can most likely arouse a deep emotional feeling and a shout of some of his most famous music. John Coltrane was indeed a Jazz legend. He was pronounced during the Progressive era and people have known him ever since. In his album My Favorite Things, you will hear him on tenor and soprano saxes along with McCoy Tyner on the piano, Steve Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. The track includes four of some of his most famous tunes, My Favorite Things, Everytime We Say Goodbye, Summertime, and But Not for Me.
When the family returned to Philadelphia in 1991, Bryant joined the Lower Merion high school basketball team, leading it to the state championships four years in a row. When Joe Bryant's professional career ended in 1991, the family returned to the United States and settled in a comfortable home on the Main Line, the most prestigious of Philadelphia's suburban areas. Basketball helped bridge the gap between Bryant and his classmates at Lower Merion High. Tall and skilled, Bryant quickly became a starter for the varsity team and just as quickly began to make a name for himself in greater Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, Bryant was offered scholarships to almost every major college and university in the country.
In his childhood, Mozart’s father often brought his only son and daughter touring around Europe to perform in courts and for nobility, and this greatly broadened Mozart’s vision and also built up a foundation for his music career later on. In his later years, he composed over six hundred compositions including concertos, symphonies, sonatas, chamber music and operas which earned him a great acclaim. In 1791, four years after his father’s death, Mozart died of military fever and ended his short but prolific musical life. (Henley, 2005) The term “Mozart effect” originated in 1993 at the University of California, Irvine, when physicist Gordon Shaw and cognitive development expert Frances Rauscher did an experiment on a few dozen college students for measuring spatial IQ. They found that students who listened to 10 minutes of Mozart’s K448 piano sonata had scored 8 to 9 points higher than the other two groups of students either listening to a tape of relaxation instructions or sitting in silence.
…In 1999, Lavigne won a radio contest to perform with fellow Canadian singer Shania Twain at the Corel Centre (now Scotiabank Place) in Ottawa, before an audience of 20,000 people. Twain and Lavigne sang “What Made You Say That”, and Lavigne told Twain that she was going to be “a famous singer”. During a performance with the Lennox Community Theatre, Lavigne was spotted by local folksinger Stephen Medd. He invited her to contribute vocals on his song, “Touch the Sky”, for his 1999 album, Quinte Spirit. She later sang on “Temple of Life” and “Two Rivers” for his follow-up album,
I have dreamed of becoming an anesthesiologist too long to fall short of this goal in life. Another reason why I feel I deserve this scholarship is because I have participated in many extracurricular activities in high school. I have been a member of the dance team for two years. During this time, I have helped raise money for the auxiliary and the band by participating in car washes, Jr. Auxiliary camps, and grocery bagging. After football season is over, I play my clarinet in concert band.
The Annual Jazz Reggae Festival is a two day festival for music, art, culture and diversity, held every Memorial Day Weekend on the UCLA Intramural Field. This event is particular special because it is a student-produced event that has been highly acclaimed by the press, artists, and the Los Angeles community as one of California’s premiere concerts in both Jazz and Reggae genres of music. The Reggae Jazz festival began over 20 years ago and was originally held at the UCLA Recreation Center. It was created to provide more avenues for student musicians to perform in front of the public. Over time the interest and population of the one day Jazz Reggae Festival grew, so a second day was added to the fest and it was moved the UCLA Intramural Field, where a larger audience could be accommodated.
John Coltrane, born 23 September 1926 in a small town in North Carolina, was a dedicated and talented jazz musician. Apart from playing musical instruments and composing new tunes, John served his country by performing in the U. S. Navy Band during WWII. After the war, he became a popular tenor saxophonist. It was his involvement with Jimmy Heath when his passion for experimentation grew, which then lead to performances with Miles Davis, which, in his opinion, was the time when he evolved the most. In 1967, at the age of 41, he was diagnosed with a liver disease and died thereof soon after.
One Night with Blue Note “One Night with Blue Note” directed by John Jopson is based on a jazz concert performed at The Town Hall in New York City on February 22, 1985. This film brings together some of the jazz legends associated with Blue Note over the years as well as some newly signed artists. The concert introduces more than 30 of the world’s most revered jazz musicians in the form of all-star bands and is considered by many to be one of the most important nights in jazz history. Some of the great jazz musicians we heard were Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Smith, Woody Shaw, Walter Davis Jr., Michel Petrucciani Art Blakey, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Grover Washington, Jr., and Tony Williams. My favorite artist in the film was Michel Petrucciani.