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Come join the jazz revolution as Cres O'Neal lights up the internet with some of the greatest jazz masters around...from old to new on Jazzin Em Up. Cres O'Neal's guests represent the entire jazz spectrum - whether it be smooth jazz, fusion jazz, bebop jazz, standard jazz, or straight ahead jazz.

Come join the jazz revolution as Cres O'Neal lights up the internet with some of the greatest jazz masters around...from old to new on Jazzin Em Up. Cres O'Neal's guests represent the entire jazz spectrum - whether it be smooth jazz, fusion jazz, bebop jazz, standard jazz, or straight ahead jazz.
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Come join the jazz revolution as Cres O'Neal lights up the internet with some of the greatest jazz masters around...from old to new on Jazzin Em Up. Cres O'Neal's guests represent the entire jazz spectrum - whether it be smooth jazz, fusion jazz, bebop jazz, standard jazz, or straight ahead jazz.

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Arturo O'Farrill

10/14/2015
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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...

Duration:02:42:42

Jazzin Em Up Christmas Special

12/23/2014
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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!

Duration:02:15:12

Jazz Organist Brian Charette

12/8/2014
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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.

Duration:02:01:00

Blues Guitarist Memphis Gold

11/13/2014
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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...

Duration:02:28:30

Kyle Eastwood

10/16/2014
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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...

Duration:01:54:50

Jazz Vocalist Carmen Lundy

10/15/2014
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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...

Duration:02:02:05

Toni Lincoln

9/23/2014
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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...

Duration:02:00:25

Dee Daniels

9/18/2014
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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...

Duration:02:05:12

Singledom: The Series Cast and Crew

9/16/2014
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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...

Duration:02:01:18

Bob Mamet

9/10/2014
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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...

Duration:02:03:03

Saxophonist Kenyon Carter

8/28/2014
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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....

Duration:02:04:37

Memphis Gold

7/24/2014
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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...

Duration:02:02:13

Winston Byrd

6/27/2014
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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...

Duration:02:02:48

Eric Essix

6/19/2014
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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!...

Duration:02:05:31

Sha Sha Battle

5/30/2014
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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...

Duration:02:05:15

Sharon Clark

5/23/2014
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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...

Duration:02:01:01

Antonia Bennett

5/21/2014
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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...

Duration:02:04:33

Grace Kelly

5/15/2014
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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,...

Duration:02:08:57

Sweet Honey In The Rock, Carol Maillard

2/26/2014
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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...

Duration:02:01:35

Yotam Silberstein

2/25/2014
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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...

Duration:02:02:43