Remembering Herman Green

Jazz and Blues saxophone player, Herman Green passed away at the age of 90 in Memphis on November 26, 2020. As I read up on him, I found his life to be amazing. I have attached his obituary below. It looks like he played with anybody that was anybody. A true musician’s musician. The YouTube link takes you to a track list, and I have also attached a video. It is over 10 minutes, and is quite interesting. Enjoy the work of this great player.

Herman Green

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Artists of Instagram – Kate Stevens

I always enjoy promoting Canadian talent, especially if they are from Calgary.  Kate came to my attention in January of 2019 and I am just getting around to introducing you to her now.  A bit of a brain break.

Kate Stevens is singer songwriter in the story teller vein.  She has a very nice voice, reminiscent of many artists, notably a laid back version of Andra Day and quite jazzy. Definitely worth a listen.

 

If you enjoy the video, her music and her story in an expanded way are viewable here.

Kate Stevens Links

 

 

Music From The Mailbag – Sarah Howe

Sarah Howe

Sarah Howe

Not from the mailbag, more like music from social media.  Sarah Howe is an artist out of Germany (originally from the UK)that I ran into on Google+.  Interesting jazz group with a very nice sound.  Not much on-line showing their stuff, but I did find this tune on YouTube.

 

As I noted, very nicely done.  Sarah has taken a route that a lot of musicians take these days.  Study in London, move to Germany.  London University is a great fine arts school, and the German music scene is vibrant, forgiving and eclectic.  Great singer and songwriter who plays a mean piano.  Check out the links below and maybe pick up a song or two for those days (or nights) you crave some smooth jazz.

Sarah Howe & Band Home

Sarah Howe & Band at iTunes

 

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Music From The Mailbag – Stephen Farrell

Montreal based jazz pianist, Stephen Farrell, popped up in my email last week with an announcement leading to the release of his single “My One True Valentine”.  Here is an early Valentine gift for you all.

Stephen Farrell Home

 

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