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Jazz Singer Whitney Marchelle photo by The Buffalo News

WHITNEY MARCHELLE- Singer/piano & guitar/songwriter-BMi, Light Jazz, R&B and Straight- Ahead

Venues: Grammy and Olympic Events Nationally. Several International Jazz Festivals, Quincy Jones, New York Blue Note, with Clark Terry at New York Blue Note Club, Art Deco Festival in Miami Florida . Performed at Dusit Dubai Hotel in Dubai United Emirates.

She’s worked Memorial Art Gallery with Wycliffe Gordon -Rochester, Lodge At The Woodcliffe/Rochester NY Golf Resort. Kwanza Day Rochester NY,Flushing Town Hall, Mintons Playhouse and the Apollo Theater for the Frankie Manning 100 show.

Performed for five presidents and has worked with Herbie Hancock, Steve Turre, Jeremy Pelt, Frank Lacy, Patience Higgins, Drake University(Big Band). Opened for Bill Withers and Les McCann with a R&B musical show.


Brand new CD coming out very soon.  Whitney Marchelle Interview coming soon to discuss whats happening today and near future.  Check out  Me, Marsalis & Monk CD 







Eric Reed Today
Eric Reed Today















posted by Robert J. Carmack   #blues2jazzguy

Go and witness the incredible playing of Eric Reed  “Live At LACMA”  Los Angeles County Museum of Art Jazz Series

Friday May 6th@6pm  Wilshire Blvd & Ogden Ave(Near Fairfax)    eric_reed_Now Casual

Award-winning pianist and composer Eric Scott Reed began playing the piano at age two and was performing in his father’s Baptist church in Philadelphia by age five. After study at Philadelphia’s Settlement Music School and Los Angeles’ Colburn School of Arts, Reed embarked upon a professional career that has taken him all over the world. His credits include Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, Patti Labelle and others. Reed has taught at The Juilliard School of Music and gives master classes and lecture demonstrations on the history of music. His other musical ventures include over 20 recordings as a leader, including his latest recording, The Dancing Monk; scoring for Eddie Murphy’s comedy, Life; and musical direction for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Currently Reed is in residence with the Ebony Repertory Theatre of Los Angeles, as musical director of Regina Taylor’s Crowns.

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2013 NEA JAZZ MASTERS HONORED AT LINCOLN CENTER (click link for the full presentation on NPR stream)

National Endowment for the Arts recognized its 2013 class of Jazz Masters on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. The honor is the highest federally supported award for jazz artistry; those recognized receive a $25,000 grant and a tribute performance.

The class of 2013 included alto saxophonist, Lou Donaldson,Village Vanguard classic Jazz club owner,Lorraine Gordon,Pianist/Songwriter, Mose Allison and Latin Jazz icon Eddie Palmieri. In addition to the grant, NEA awardees are also invited to live performances and educational programs across the country. “Hanging” with the 86-year-old Lou Donaldson, were the 86-year-old Jimmy Heath and electrifying drummer, Roy Haynes(87).  On hand as the house-band during the award ceremonies were  previous NEA jazz masters recipients, Ron Carter Bass, Jimmy Cobb on drums and Pianist Kenny Barron.


Lou Donaldson joined by fellow jazz masters, Jimmy Heath and Roy Haynes