Jazzin Em Up With Cres O'neal

Sinopsis

A jazz and blues radio talk show, Jazzin Em Up with Cres O'Neal, with your host Cres O'Neal, lights up internet radio with interviews and music from some of the greatest jazz masters around...from old to new. Jazzin Em Up With Cres O'Neal starts a new jazz revolution by providing its world-wide listening audience with in-depth interviews of guests representing the entire jazz spectrum - whether it be smooth jazz, fusion jazz, bebop jazz, standard jazz, or straight ahead jazz. Cres O'Neal gets to the heart and soul of every guest, offering the listening audience a glimpse into the creative workings of each artist.Jazz and music related interviews, discussions, musicians, singers, songwriters, music execs,, one full hour featuring the music indie jazz artists, and just about anything else that comes to mind. Hosted by Cres O'Neal

Episodios

  • Arturo O'Farrill

    14/10/2015 Duración: 02h43min

    Grammy Award Winning Pianist/Composer/Educator - Arturo O'Farrill Founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, and Grammy award winner, Arturo O'Farrill, can appropriately be dubbed "the apple that did not fall far from the tree."  He is the son of the late great Cuban composer and arranger, Chico O'Farrill.  Arturo has worked with a wide range of jazz greats including:  Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, The Fort Apache Band, Lester Bowie, and Wynton Marsalis to name a few, With 10 CD's already under his belt, including his recent Grammy winner, "Offense of the Drum", Arturo has produced yet another incredible work that just may garner him another Grammy nomination. "Cuba:  The Conversation Continues", Arturo's newest release, is a heart pounding, chaotic, rhythmic blend of pure Afro-Cuban jazz bliss, that goes well beyond just being about music.  It is also about "repairing the rupture between the US and Cuba."  He pushes it to the limit on this one ya'll!

  • Jazzin Em Up Christmas Special

    23/12/2014 Duración: 02h16min

    Ho, Ho, Ho!!!  Time to hang that mistletoe, stuff those stockings, decorate the tree, and kickback with some eggnog and your favorite Christmas tunes.  We have a great show lined up as we celebrate the holidays, and my brithday, with some very special guests!   Have you been nice this year?  I sure hope so! 

  • Jazz Organist Brian Charette

    08/12/2014 Duración: 01h59min

    December 8 - Grammy Nominated Jazz Organist/Pianist - Brian Charette   Brian Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was just named the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll in the "Rising Star: Organ" category.  Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, Brian has worked with notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more.    

  • Blues Guitarist Memphis Gold

    13/11/2014 Duración: 02h29min

    November 13 - Blues Guitarist/Composer - Memphis Gold   Blues fans all over the world continue to discover the incredible sounds of Memphis Gold.  Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, Memphis Gold, Chester Chandler was the thirteenth child of fourteen. His father also a musician introduced his son to the guitar at the tender age of 4. By the age of 8, he was a regular on historic Beale Street in Memphis where he played the guitar and danced for pocket change from the crowd. Following in the footsteps of his famous cousins, Grammy Award Winner, Denise Williams, and Author/Activist/Comedian, Dick Gregory, Memphis has come a long way on a journey that has lasted half a century. Having released four full length albums to date, he has shared the stage with such artists as Bernard Allison, David Banner, James Brown, R.L. Burnside, Barbara Carr, Big Lucky Carter, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic All Stars, Deborah Coleman, Shemikca Copeland, Robert Cray, Eddie Cusac, John Hammond, Little Jimmy King, Be

  • Kyle Eastwood

    16/10/2014 Duración: 01h55min

    October 16 - Bassist/Composer - Kyle Eastwood   Among other things, Kyle Eastwood comes from a musical family.  Both parents, Clint Eastwood and Maggie Johnson, played the piano; and, his maternal grandmother taught music at Northwestern University.  So, I guess one can say that his entry into the realm of music was inevitable.   Accompanied by a London-based crew of stellar young musicians, Eastwood and company blend infectious grooves and outstanding improvisations throughout eleven diverse tracks on The View From Here. “They’re all really talented players,” says Eastwood, “and we’ve been playing together for a while now, developing a real band chemistry. We ended up writing a lot of these new tunes together either at rehearsals or out on the road during last year’s tour around Europe. Sometimes I would come up with a couple of ideas or Andrew might bring something in, then everybody would just add on to it after that.”   Kyle's latest CD, The View From Here, is as true to the genre, and culture of Ja

  • Jazz Vocalist Carmen Lundy

    15/10/2014 Duración: 02h03min

    October 15 - Jazz Vocalist/composer/actress/painter - Carmen Lundy   With a career spanning three decades, internationally acclaimed songstress, Carmen Lundy, older sister of bassist, Curtis Lundy, has affectionately been compared to Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzerald, and Sarah Vaughn.  A woman of many hats, Ms. Lundy has composed and published over forty songs.  She is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation.  As a painter, Lundy's oil on canvas paintings have been exhibited in New York at The Jazz Gallery (Soho) and The Jazz Bakery, and in Los Angeles at the Madrid Theater. Her art also appears in the booklets that accompany her CDs   Carmen has just released her 14th album, "Soul to Soul".   Almost two years in the making, Soul to Soul consists of new original songs by Lundy, and a few very special collaborations. The album features legendary artists - specialists on their respective instruments - including Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Randy Br

  • Toni Lincoln

    23/09/2014 Duración: 02h01min

    September 23 - Jazz Vocalist - Toni Lincoln   When vocalist Toni Lincoln was 5 years old, she liked to dress up in her grandmother’s vintage dresses and sing to her dolls which she neatly arranged on her bed as an audience for her impromptu concerts.  Little did she know that it would be more than 5 decades later that she would do her first real live singing appearance at a little subterranean Portland jazz club.   Toni Lincoln’s new self-titled CD is testament to her love of the Great American Songbook and her exceptional skill in bringing emotional honesty and her own special sweetness to the genre.   With the haunting sounds of days gone by, Toni is the essence of the crisp, pure, smooth tones that are so reminiscent of standard chirpings made legendary by greats like Ella and Sarah, 

  • Dee Daniels

    18/09/2014 Duración: 02h06min

    September 18 - Jazz Vocalist - Dee Daniels   Dee Daniels’ musical career is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. She is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring, to the stage.   Her vocal style was born in her stepfather’s church choir in Oakland, California, refined through the R&B era, polished during a five-year stay in The Netherlands and Belgium from 1982 to 1987, and brought to full fruition upon her return to North America. During those years to the present, she has performed and recorded with many ‘Legends of Jazz’ including Toots Thielemans, Houston Person, Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, Monty Alexander, John Clayton, and Jeff Hamilton, Hank Jones, Bill Mays, Dennis MacKrel, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, and Russell Malone - to mention a few.   Dee has just released her newest project, Intimate Conversations, and it is nothing less than stellar.  Please join me and my very special guest for wh

  • Singledom: The Series Cast and Crew

    16/09/2014 Duración: 02h02min

    September 16 - Singledom Cast and Crew- Dawn Adams (Naomi), Tiffany Barrett (Co-Writer/Assistant Director), and Elisa O'Keefe-Smith (Executive Producer/Visionary)   Ok, so what do you get when you follow four single friends as they embark on the journey of finding meaningful relationships?  12 minutes of some of the most hillarious adventures.  The brainchild of Focused Studios’ founder, Kyree Terrell, a former actor turned director, the Singledom vignettes chronicle the comical misadventures of these friends as they search for love in all the wrong places and find themselves in the process..    

  • Bob Mamet

    10/09/2014 Duración: 02h04min

    Septembet 10 - Jazz Pianist/Composer - Bob Mamet   Chicago Born, Bob Mamet, is an internationally acclaimed Jazz pianist and composer.  He has composed music for over a hundred projects in T.V. film, and advertising, in addition to touring as a sideman and bandleader. Bob's distinctive mixture of Jazz styles and composition caught the ear of the major record labels, and in 1994 he signed with Atlantic Records. Bob recorded three highly successful albums for Atlantic, plus additional recordings for Sony and Warner Brothers. His collaborations with artists such as Alex Acuna, Larry Carlton, Eric Marienthal, Gerald Albright, David Benoit and many other top artists led Jazziz magazine to proclaim him a "brilliant composer" who gives his players "an intelligent, thoughtful, and vibrant musical landscape in which to work." He has been described as a "master of melody and structure" by The San Francisco Chronicle; "adventurous… sparkling… intriguing" by Jazz Times Magazine; and the Chicago Sun Times calls him s

  • Saxophonist Kenyon Carter

    28/08/2014 Duración: 02h05min

    August 28 - Saxophonist/Educator/Composer - Kenyon Carter Highly respected by his contemporaries, Georgian born Kenyon Carter, is frequently invited to collaborate on stage and in the studio with some of the biggest names in the music business.  He expresses his creative and soulful style through a beautiful and sultry sound. Although unique and entirely unmistakeable, he has been compared to contemporary smooth jazz favorites like Boney James, Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum and Gerald Albright. Coming off the heels of his highly acclaimed freshman CD, Right By My Side, Kenyon has moved on to produce yet another heartfelt creation.  His newly released, Songs for My Father, exhibits Carter's seemingly effortless ability of blending gospel with Jazz, with an intensely powerful result.  Join me as Kenyon and I discuss the motivation behind his latest project.  

  • Memphis Gold

    24/07/2014 Duración: 02h03min

    July 24 - Blues Guitarist/Vocalist/Composer - Memphis Gold Blues fans all over the world continue to discover the incredible sounds of Memphis Gold.  Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, Memphis Gold, Chester Chandler was the thirteenth child of fourteen. His father also a musician introduced his son to the guitar at the tender age of 4. By the age of 8, he was a regular on historic Beale Street in Memphis where he played the guitar and danced for pocket change from the crowd. Following in the footsteps of his famous cousins, Grammy Award Winner, Denise Williams, and Author/Activist/Comedian, Dick Gregory, Memphis has come a long way on a journey that has lasted half a century. Having released four full length albums to date, he has shared the stage with such artists as Bernard Allison, David Banner, James Brown, R.L. Burnside, Barbara Carr, Big Lucky Carter, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic All Stars, Deborah Coleman, Shemikca Copeland, Robert Cray, Eddie Cusac, John Hammond, Little Jimmy King,

  • Winston Byrd

    27/06/2014 Duración: 02h03min

    June 27 - Jazz Trumpeter - Winston Byrd After nearly 3 years, Winston Byrd returns for, what I am sure will be, another fabulous interview.  Winston was initially bitten by the 'jazz bug' as a seventh grader when he heard Maynard Ferguson's playing of 'Give It One.' Soon after, he witnessed Dizzy Gillespie and Jon Faddis trading solos on 'Groovin High' on a 1986 Grammy Awards telecast.  And the rest is history. Winston has performed, recorded, and/or toured with a myriad of big name jazz and pop artists and orchestras including The Chi-Lites, Patti Austin, The Dells, The Grateful Dead, Lionel Hampton, Michael Bolton, Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Pieces Of A Dream, Claudio Roditi, David Murray, Oliver Lake Big Band, Larry Coryell, Aretha Franklin, Charles Tolliver Big Band, The Stylistics, Natalie Cole, Arturo Sandoval, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), Chucho Valdes, Louie Bellson, T.S. Monk, David 'Fathead' Newman, Chaka Khan, Clark Terry (who suprise-guest

  • Eric Essix

    19/06/2014 Duración: 02h06min

    June 19 - Guitarist- Eric Essix I just love it when guests come back to chat with me.  Since Eric's last visit, not only does he have a brand new CD set to be released very soon, he is also involved in yet another community based project.  As a performing artist, composer, teacher and businessman, Eric is more active and productive than ever and continues to strive for excellence in everything with which he is involved.  Oh, btw, I will have a very special co-host.  So, make sure to tune in!  talk to ya!  

  • Sha Sha Battle

    30/05/2014 Duración: 02h05min

    May 30 - Black Women In Jazz Awards Founder - Sha Sha Battle Sha Sha Battle is an unassuming soul.  She went to school for Information Technology and Computer Programming.  What makes her so special?  She decided to take a professional hiatus from her role as an IT contract consultant to focus on organizing the First Annual Black Women In Jazz Awards, held earlier this year. Join me as I talk to Sha Sha about her incredible achievement, how and why she made the decision to take on this monumental task, her future plans, and her expected outcome.

  • Sharon Clark

    23/05/2014 Duración: 02h02min

    May 23 - Jazz Chanteuse - Sharon Clark Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences around the world to their feet.  Not a stranger to standing room only crowds, Sharon recently won The 2014 Bistro Award Outstanding Vocalist of the Year in New York City.  Sharon has shared the stage with Freddie Cole, and was personally selected by Ketter Betts as the featured vocalist for his 75th birthday celebration, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution.  Here's what Stephen Holden of the NY Times had to say about Ms. Clark, "You can’t underestimate the transformation of what seems like an ordinary song when an interpreter like Sharon Clark, a Washington-based jazz and soul diva, tears it apart and peers inside." Ladies and gentlemen, Sharon Clark is just that good.  This is an interview you just don't want to miss.  

  • Antonia Bennett

    21/05/2014 Duración: 02h04min

    May 21 - Jazz Vocalist/Actress - Antonia Bennett Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett has been performing alongside her father since she could walk and talk. Some of her early performances were shared with legendary American icons such as Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, Regis Philbin, Don Rickles, and growing up with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Gene Kelly. It was inevitable that she would inherit a genuine passion for the arts. For the past10 years she has what she considers the distinct honor of opening for her father performing all over the world. She can be heard in a duet with her Dad on Tony Bennett “A Swingin’ Christmas” on the track "I’ve got my love to keep me warm". She continues developing her craft while performing in a myriad of venues from prominent jazz clubs, casinos, amphitheaters and stadiums, including Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Umbria Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, The Greek Theatre, Royal Albert Hall in London and Caesa

  • Grace Kelly

    15/05/2014 Duración: 02h09min

    May 15 - Saxophonist/Composer/Vocalist - Grace Kelly Grace Kelly has the dubious distinction of being the youngest ever named for three consecutive years in the annual Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll, as one of the Alto Saxophone Rising Stars,  At the tender age of 22, Grace has already graced the stage and/or recorded with a well distinguished group of internationally renouned artists such as Phil Woods, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsallis, Esperanza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Monty Alexander, Rufus Reid, and the list goes on and on. This will be my third interview with this talented young lady; and, well, you know what they say, "three's the charm."  Join me as Grace will be sharing some exciting news and updates you just do not want to miss. 

  • Sweet Honey In The Rock, Carol Maillard

    26/02/2014 Duración: 02h02min

    February 26 - Jazz Stylist - Carol Maillard ofSweet Honey In The Rock Sweet Honey In The Rock is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the Deaf and hearing impaired.  Sweet Honey’s audience and community comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout the United States and around the world, and includes people of all ages, economic/education/social backgrounds, political persuasions, religious affiliations, sexual preferences and differing abilities.  As artists, activists, and humanitarians, Sweet Honey In The Rock has, for forty years, raised her voice to advocate for truth, justice and compassion while addressing the critical issues of democracy, freedom, racism, and economic and social justice. Sweet Honey has also proactively advocated for accessibility and disability rights for the differently

  • Yotam Silberstein

    25/02/2014 Duración: 02h03min

    February 25 - Guitarist - Yotam Silberstein Tel – Aviv native Yotam Silberstein began playing guitar at age 10. This young prodigy was soon invited to perform with many of the nation’s top jazz musicians. By the age of 21, Silberstein won the coveted “Israeli Jazz Player of The Year” title. Soon after, he performed at Italy’s renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, released a critically acclaimed debut album and set out on an extensive tour of Europe and the Middle East. As artistically gifted as he is technically proficient, Silberstein is featured on a wide variety of critically acclaimed releases including “Resonance” and “Brasil” on the Jazz Legacy Productions label and Monty Alexander’s Grammy-nominated “Harlem-Kingston Express Live!” In just six years since arriving in the Big Apple, internationally acclaimed Yotam Silberstein has earned his place among the jazz elite by collaborating with such luminaries as James Moody, The Heath Brothers, Paquito D’ Rivera, Monty Alexander, Roy Hargrove, and the Dizzy Gille

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