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MUSIC US West 

Mads Tolling, Violinist, Violist and Composer
Mads was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 20 he came to the United States to "pursue jazz studies". He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he graduated summa cum laude from the Berklee College of Music in 2003. While at Berklee, Mads was recommended to join

Mads Tolling (2017)
Playing the 60's
 
Stanley Clarke's band by renowned jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. "Since then, he has performed more than 100 concerts with Clarke worldwide, including the Newport Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl." Mads is a member of the Grammy Award-Winning "Turtle Island Quartet". Mads "has received Denmark’s Sankt Annae’s Award for Musical Excellence as well as grants from Queen Margaret, the Sonning Foundation and the Berklee Elvin Jones Award. He has performed with Paquito d’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Stefon Harris, The Assad Brothers and Leo Kottke." He is an accomplished composer with three recordings of original material, one features the well-known pianist JoAnne Brackeen. Another with vibraphonist Dave Samuels and the third on RMB singer Teena Marie’s recording “La Dona”. He has contributed numerous arrangements and compositions to the Turtle Island Quartet’s repertoire. Mads is viewed as "a thriving force in the educational aspects of jazz and improvisation. He has been active as a Yamaha clinician and has been involved in workshops, coachings and master classes throughout Canada and the U.S." Links:
website, Facebook, Wikipedia, Discography and DC Bebop page.

MUSIC BANDS

Darryl Anders ~ AgapeSoul
AgapeSoul is a "Modern Soul band" based in the San Francisco Bay Area."  Led by bassist / producer Darryl Anders, the band delivers a musical experience that is all about Love, Soul …and undeniably funky grooves, destined to stand the test of time."   Before becoming a

Darryl Anders AgapeSoul
Conversations (2018)
 
bandleader, Darryl earned his reputation by performing as a bass "sideman," and over the years, has performed with Tower of Power, Narada Michael Walden, Zigaboo Modeliste, Booker T. Jones, Joyce Cooling, Bonnie Hayes, Ledisi and many others.  AgapeSoul is Darryl Anders (bass/vocals), Indra Jones (vocals), Zoe Ellis (vocals), Aaron Green (drums), Lynette Williams (keys), Cam Perridge (guitar), Vince Lars (sax), and special guest Martin Luther (vocals).  "Believe in Love," is AgapeSoul’s debut album, with seven original songs and two covers.  Darryl Anders ~ AgapeSoul, can be seen and heard performing in venues in and around the San Francisco Bay area.  Links: Website, Facebook, Facebook Bandpage, ReverbNation, Jazz Network, YouTube Channel and DC Bebop

MUSIC DC Scene

David Dyson: Bassist, Songwriter, Arranger and Producer
David began playing the bass when he was 12. He played bass in school, church, local bands and participated in studio sessions with local gospel artists. He followed his musical dream, attending and graduating from the Berklee College of Music. 

David Dyson
Unleashed (2008)
 
After which, he was the bassist for Saxophonist Walter Beasley. In January, 1989, he was called to audition for Maurice Starr (Producer of New Kids On the Block) and was hired as the bassist the for the show and eventually rose to the position of musical director.   Since then he's toured and worked with artists such as Kirk Whalum, Bob James, Chico Freeman, Tim Hagans, Terumasa Hino, Jonathan Butler, Me'shell N'degeocello, Rick Braun, and Najee to name a few.  He can be heard backing many musicians on albums. Over the years, he has released a few albums of his own. He recorded "Soulmates" (1999), he also joined Trumpeter Tim Hagans and producer Bob Belden to write and record two CD’s in that same year.  In 2004, he released "The Dawning," on his own label "Lohandfunk," and released his third CD “Unleashed!” in 2008.  David often performs with Pieces of a Dream and is featured on several of their CD's. He performs worldwide. Catch a performance at a venue near you. Link to  Website, Facebook, Reverbnation, YouTube, Discography and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

Reginald Cyntje, Trombonist
Reginald is from the island of Dominica, began his musical career at age 12, at that time he chose the trombone as his tool of expression with the goal of becoming a great trombone player. To this end, he has studied at Interlochen where he was exposed to the virtuoso trombonist Christian Lindberg. In 1993 Reginald began

Reginald Cyntje
Spiritual Awakening (2015)
 
studying jazz trombone at Berklee College of Music. During his time at Berklee Reginald performed with well-known international artists. Since that time, he has performed and/or recorded with world renowned musicians/ poets to include Nasar Abadey, Wayne Andre, Amiri Baraka, Ron Blake, Michael Bowie, Herman Burney, Marc Cary, Benito Gonzalez, Amin Gumbs, Michael Hawkins, Buck Hill, Ron Jackson and Illinois Jacquet to name just a few. Cyntje is currently leading The Reginald Cyntje Group and working as a sideman in other jazz, Latin, and Calypso groups. Link to: Website, Facebook, Reverbnation and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC US East 

Su Terry, alto and soprano saxophonist, songwriter and writer
Su Terry is an alto and soprano saxophonist, songwriter and writer. Su grew up listening to Jazz from her father's jazz album collection. She later pursued the study of music while in High School, studying under pianist and educator John Mehegan.  Her musical career started at the age of 16,

Su Terry    Live at the Deer Head Inn (2014)
 
performing at church functions and in musical theater. She attended and graduated from the University of Hartford where she was a protegee' of the late great saxophonist Jackie McLean at the Hartt School of Music, and the first graduate of the jazz studies program he founded. She began playing jazz gigs while attending Hartt. On the advice of Jackie McLean, Su moved to New York City where she was a featured soloist with many bands. Su has appeared as a Jazz soloist with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and with the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has performed at numerous jazz festivals, at Montreux Jazz Festival, the Nice Jazz Festival, the Pori Jazz Festival, the Northsea Jazz Festival and the Blue Note in Tokyo and many more. Links: Website, Wikipedia, Sonicbids, YouTube, CD Baby Discography, and DC Bebop


MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: ONECD

Melissa Morgan
Melissa Morgan - Until I Met You (2009) "For her debut release, Melissa Morgan wanted a gritty, retro vibe evocative of classic jazz vocal albums of the 1950s and '60s. She also wanted to pay tribute to such heroines of that era as Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. On both counts she succeeds admirably, , thanks not only to her own mellifluous richness but also to a formidable rhythm section led by pianist Gerald Clayton and various assemblages of horns, including trumpeter Christian Scott on three tracks."   ~ Christopher Loudon - Jazz Times, Facebook, SoundCloud, YouTube, and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: DOUBLECD

Mariah Parker
Mariah Parker - Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert (2017) "Traditional Indian music, various Latin styles and contemporary jazz have negotiated an unlikely but productive friendship in the Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, a periodically convened combo of top Northern California jazz and world music players led by pianist Mariah Parker. She reunites the unit for Live in Concert (Ancient Future.com Records, 2017), a collection of smartly imagined original tunes that touch on range of cultural influences but never push connections. You'd expect nothing less from a cast a master musicians whose credits range from Wynton Marsalis to Sun Ra to Bolivian pan flute maestro Gonzalo Vargas."   ~ David Becker - AllAboutJazz.comWebsite, Facebook, Reverbnation and DC Bebop.


Mariah Parker - Sangria (2009) "This is the impressive solo CD debut of a pianist-composer known primarily for her performances with the longtime Marin world music group Ancient Future. Parker, who worked with Mickey Hart on his "Planet Drum" project when she was completing her music degree at UC Santa Cruz, describes her style on this eight-track instrumental album as Indo Latin jazz. And just as the Spanish drink sangria is a blend of wine and brandy and other flavors, "Sangria" is a fusion of Indian classical music with Latin sounds and Middle Eastern rhythms. Parker has studied with Latin jazz pianist Rebeca Mauleon, developing a sensuous, sensitive style that she brings to an East/West jazz fusion that has been explored in some form or another by some of the greats in jazz, including Buddy Rich, Yusef Lateef, John Coltrane and John McLaughlin. "   marinij.com.



MUSIC CD ARCHIVES:
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*The most recent featured musicians and play lists from the five Music listings on DC Bebop.   A musician listed on a DC Bebop page with an intro, is featured for 10 days with one of their songs.  Included in the play list are songs by nine other musicians in a table on DC Bebop. The songs are linked to a page (MySpace, Reverbnation, YouTube or where ever the song can be heard). The play list is not a top 10 list. It features songs I liked and think perhaps others might appreciate the music as well.

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