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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.






Arturo O'Farrill

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

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

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: 01:59:48

Winston Byrd

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: 02:03:18

Sharon Clark

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: 02:02:02

Antonia Bennett

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


December 11 - Jazz Band - Airborne With a career spanning decades, "musical peacemakers" of contemporary jazz, Airborne, sends out an Inspirational Message of Hope to the World. Airborne has a beautiful trademark jazz sound of Island Passion and Urban Emotion. The band’s hot rhythms smoothly cruise on a cool sea of music and voices.Joyful Jazz with A Message! Join me as I talk to founding members, Thomas and Greg Borino, about the groups 25th Anniversary CD, and we spread some Christmas...

Duration: 02:00:53

Eliane Elias

December 3 - Award Winning Jazz Pianist/Vocalist - Eliane Elias Pianist/singer/songwriter, Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 23 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer and arranger as well as melding her immense talents in jazz, pop, classical and Brazilian...

Duration: 02:04:43

Joel Del Rosario and SureWill Clark

October 11 - Joel Del Rosario and SureWill Clark Both of these gents have been past guests on Jazzin Em Up With Cres O'Neal. This time they are comining back after working on a collaborative effort that is going to blow your mind. Ladies and gentleman, Joel and Will's new CD, "Side By Side" is HOT by HOT!!!

Duration: 02:00:08

Antoinette Montague

October 4 - Jazz Singer - Antoinette Montague Antoinette Montague has a love of humanity and music to bring joy to people. She has played most of the major jazz clubs in New York, and recently returned from Israel with the 46-piece Ashdod Orchestra, and is on her way to to perform with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia. Antoinette feels just as appreciated here at home by people who enjoy the spirit she loves to bring inside of her music. Jimmy Heath says, “Antoinette has the...

Duration: 02:02:52

Patrick Yandall

September 24 - Guitarist - Patrick Yandall Join me for a delightful afternoon as we welcome the return of Jazz Guitarist, Patrick Yandall. Two of Patrick's latest achievements are the inclusion of his tracks, "Mr. Fattburger", in the hit film "FRUITVALE STATION" in 2013, and "Who's The Bossa Now" from his album "Samoa Soul" was used in the political satire film, "War, Inc", starring John Cusack and Marissa Tomei. Patrick has just released his 13th CD, and oh my goodness, it is steaming!...

Duration: 02:00:39

Anthony Crawford

September 19 - Bassist - Anthony Crawford Born June 29th, 1981, Anthony Crawford was raised in a family of talented musicians. His father, funk and rock drummer Hubert (H bomb) Crawford has played with notable greats like James Brown, Cyndi Lauper, Mothers Finest, Mark Farner of the Grandfunk Railroad, The bar kays, and was the original drummer for the Eric Gales Band, while his uncle is the legendary jazz saxophonist Hank Crawford. Anthony began playing with the legendary R&B group...

Duration: 02:02:14

Andrew Neu

September 10 - Saxophonist - Andrew Neu Blending a unique mix of jazz, R&B, classical and Latin music, Philadelphia's own, Andrew Neu, is well respected throughout the industry for his work as a saxophonist, woodwind player, arranger, composer and recording artist. Whether he’s in concert as a solo artist or a sideman, Neu’s musicianship and powerful stage presence continue to get the attention of audiences and critics alike. Passionate best describes him. Andrew has toured and appeared at...

Duration: 02:04:25

Rob Tardik

June 25 - Award Winning Guitarist - Rob Tardik In a career spanning over two decades, Rob Tardik has established himself as an award winning guitarist and instrumental music artist. He has performed at venues all across North America and for 5 consecutive years at the coveted Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, held in Mississauga’s Living Arts Center. Rob has shared the stage with the likes of legendary producer Phil Ramone, Tower of Power founding member Greg Adams, two time Grammy winners Paul...

Duration: 01:59:53

Althea Rene

May 27 - Flautist - Althea Rene Gaining her musical inspiration from the accomplishments of her father Dezie McCullers of the "Motown Review" and the "Original Funk Brothers", Althea Rene has definitely clipped her wings - becming one of the most articulate, expressive jazz flautists today. Her new CD, "In The Flow", is a fine compilation of colorful tones that melodically "flow" through the hearts and souls of it's listening audience.

Duration: 01:59:47

Cal Harris Jr

May 15 - Keyboardist, Compser, Producer - Cal Harris, Jr Cal is returning to Jazzin Em Up With Cres O'Neal to introduce his brand spanking new CD, Shelter Island. You get to hear it first, right here. And, ladies and gentlemen, be prepared to be pleased!, very prepared Cal has definitely struck gold!!

Duration: 02:03:49

Kenyon Carter

April 25 - Saxophonist - Kenyon Carter Kenyon Carter is an Atlanta-based jazz saxophonist and international recording artist recognized for his melodic smooth jazz compositions and engaging live performances. 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: 02:02:11

Toni Redd

April 16 - Vocal Sensation - Toni Redd Georgian born songstress, Toni Redd, is an internationally known vocalist with an intense style. The captivating and sultry vocal styling of Toni Redd combines traditional jazz, pop, classic soul, and urban rhythm & blues to create her own unique and powerful ambience - as she takes us on her musical trek via that down home, rich, old school sound that fully grasps the emotional heart and soul of her listeners. During her illustrious career, Toni has...

Duration: 02:03:03

Bart Brandjes

April 10 - Dutch Singing Sensation - Bart Brandjes Bart was stuck in studio for last weeks interview. But he will be here, today, to talk a little bit about himself, and his brand new project with two time Grammy winner, Paul Brown. Bart Brandjes, a 50 year old carpenter from Amsterdam, captured the imagination of a nation on his way to becoming a finalist on The Voice of Holland. The coaches on the show were openly awe-struck by his incredible voice and charisma. Were it not for his more...

Duration: 02:02:40

Wilson Chembo Corniel

March 26 - Grammy Nominated Percussionist - Wilson "Chembo" Corniel If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues, and quite possibly cried the blues, it would be Conga master and all around percussionist, Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. From his humble beginning in Red Hook, Brooklyn in the 1970′s and on, he was blessed to be mentored by some of the legends of percussion such as; Tommy Lopez, Little Ray Romero, and Cachete Maldonado among others.

Duration: 02:03:32

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