Soulful jazz vocalist Charenee Wade’s “clear voice and impressive technique” earned her the First Runner-Up prize at the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition (NPR). Whether performing solo or with a dynamic range of jazz masters, Wade’s talent has brought her to many prestigious music festivals and venues world-wide. Her album “Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson” offers a uniquely feminine perspective on the revolutionary music of Gil Scott-Heron. [read more]
Joe Locke’s newest project features an arresting collection of all original music, the centerpiece of which is a 5 movement suite entitled Love is a Pendulum, based on the poem by the writer and musician Barbara Sfraga.
The scope of this new music is far-ranging and connects singable melodies with complex harmonies and rhythms ~ beautiful ballads with powerhouse statements whose energy aims directly at the solar plexus. [read more]