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MUSIC US West 

Sacha Boutros - pianist, singer. songwriter
A native of San Diego, California, Sacha is trained in classical music and Bel Canto opera, and has a four octave range. She sings pop, jazz, and Latin jazz and speaks and sings fluently in several languages. Her bio says, Sacha's "passion for music resides in her writing and singing of Jazz". Notably, Sacha was introduced by Frankie Laine (at his 90th birthday party)

Sacha Boutros
Sacha: NY After Dark (2013)
 
as his "Ingénue". "She’s also opened for and performed with Patti Austin, James Moody, Red Holloway, Karrin Allyson, Julio Iglesias, Marvin Hamlisch, Chubby Checker,Ann Hampton Callaway, Patti Page, Kay Starr, and so many others." Sacha was introduced on Red Holloway's "Something Old Something New" album recorded  in  2008 and released in 2009.   She released her first CD, "Simply Sasha"  in 2008 on CD Baby.  The album was "— a mix of standards and originals touching on jazz, Latin jazz, bossa nova, swing, and pop, and sung in five languages (English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and French) —"  The CD featured original songs and several classic and contemporary jazz standards.  It "was nominated for two Los Angeles Music Awards as" Best Latin Vocal" for her original song, "Amor Imposible," and "Best Vocal," and hit number seven on the Japan music charts."  "Sacha Live in Hawaii" was released in 2011.  It  was recorded during a visit to Hawaii at the Waikiki Hawaii Public Radio Atherton Studio.  In 2013, she released "Sacha: NY After Dark," which features "Terell Stafford on trumpet and flugelhorn, a rhythm section of Peter Washington (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums), guitarist Peter Sprague, and pianist John Di Marino, along with percussionist Tommy Aros." Sacha records, writes and performs jazz in local and national venues.   Links: Website, Reverbnation, Facebook, Sonicbids YouTube and DC Bebop page.

MUSIC BANDS

Sao Paulo SKA Jazz
Founded by musician and composer Marcelo Calderazzo. The band is Marcelo Calderazzo (acoustic and electric bass), Renato Guizelini (guitar, mandolin and guitar), Ramon Montagner (drums), Sidney Ferraz (piano and keyboards), Manu Falleiros (baritone sax, tenor and high), Marcelo Pereira (baritone sax, tenor and

Sao Paulo SKA Jazz
Gringo (2015)
 
flute), Gabriel Stampfli (trumpet) and André "Porão" Gomes (trombone). "South America's ska scene started developing in the mid-1980s. South American ska bands typically play traditional ska rhythms blended with strong influences from Latin music and rock en Español.  São Paulo SKA Jazz ebmraced the musical style to entertain the people and to pay respect to Jamaican rhythm. To these rhythms, the band adds the sophistication of jazz to create their own unique sound.    Links: Reverbnation, Website (BR), YouTube, Facebook and DC Bebop page.

MUSIC DC Scene

Wayne Wilentz - Pianist and bandleader
Wayne is originally from New York, moved to the DC area in 1989 and has played Brazilian Jazz in the nation's capitol since then. Before coming to DC Wayne was a keyboardist and composer for the '80's funk band "SKYY", and received a gold record commemorating their #1 Album "Skyy Line" on Salsoul

The Wayne Wilentz Quartet - Recordar Viver (2008)
 
Records. During his career he has performed with such famous R&B acts as Carl Gardner's Coasters, The Shirelles, The Marvellettes, and Jimmy Norman. Since moving to the DC area, Wayne has recorded on a number of CD's, many of which he co-produced. In 2004, Wayne released his first compilation of original material entitled "Break of Dawn". It featured vocals by four of DC's finest jazz singers, Pam Bricker, Patrick Desantos, Nicki Gonzalez and Steve Washington. Over the years Wayne has done many sessions for ESL Music and Thievery Corporation, and can be heard on remixes by them. The Wayne Wilentz Quartet released Recordar E Viver (2008) on CDBaby.com. Wayne performs regularly in the DC area. Check his calendar for coming performances.  Links: Website, Reverbnation, Facebook, YouTube, and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

TOSIN - Drummer, Songwriter and Musical Producer
Tosin grew up in Nigeria. As far back as he can recall, he was drawn to music of various origins through his father's vast album collection, which included artists from around the world. Tosin's initial education in music started from consciously listening to those records, as well as reading the liner notes. His early attraction to music and its influence on him gave rise to a passion for the music of his homeland. Today,

TOSIN
What Are We Gonna Do? (2016)
 
his music reflects these early roots. As a person of Pan-African viewpoint, Tosin professes that, "my music is a mixture of African rhythmic idioms and elements of jazz and blues, with lyrics of hope, love and human realities." In the mean time, Tosin is in the studio working on his next album." Tosin has appeared at the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention as both a clinician and a performer. He has received the Individual Artist Awards for World Music Compositions from the Maryland State Arts Council. Over several years, Tosin has been nominated for the Wammie Awards for "best world music instrumentalist" by the Washington Area Music Association. Tosin has appeared on the MTV’s Realworld Show and Fox 5 News in Washington DC with his group, Afrikan Rhapsody. He "has released 4 albums (What's On Your Mind, 2006; Drum Monologue, 2008; Restoration, 2012; Life Begins, 2013). His most recent projects are some singles released in 2015 and 2016, which include an afro-jazzy remix of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”. His band has performed, both as headliner and opening act, at various festivals and jazz venues. Tosin continues to develop his musical concept, teach and conduct workshops." Links: TosinBeats.com, SoundCloud, Reverbnation, YouTube DCB Musician feature page


MUSIC US East 

Kiku Collins -Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Valve Trombone, Vocals, Actor, Songwriter.
Kiku Collins, classically trained trumpet player at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy and Manhattan School of Music, found her way to a successful pop/jazz career, sharing the stage with many musicians - most notably with Beyonce (on trumpet and trombone) and Michael Bolton (trumpet and vocals).

Kiku Collins (2007)
Here With Me
 
She has also been seen as an actor/musician in off-Broadway shows in NYC, as an on-camera actress in Television commercials, as well as heard on countless television and radio commercials and television shows. Kiku is a Getzen featured trumpet artist and  "Freelance Trumpet Player who began playing the trumpet in the fifth grade in the footsteps of her older brother."   Kiku has released two CDs. "Here With Me" (2007) and "Red Light" in June 2011.  Links: Reverbnation, website, Facebook Fans page, CD Baby.com and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: ONECD

Takuya Kuroda
Takuya Kuroda - Zigzagger (2016) "Takuya Kuroda makes funky jazz for the 22nd century. The Japanese trumpeter's multiethnic, genre-crossing music knows no bounds, bringing together elements of fusion, funk, acid jazz, electronica, neo-soul, hip-hop, Afrobeat and anything else he can think of. Zigzagger is the follow-up to his 2014 breakout on Blue Note, Rising Son, and it continues in much the same vein. Kuroda and trombonist Corey King etch memorable themes into layers of Takeshi Ohbayashi's slippery keyboards, Rashaan Carter's funky bass and the get-up-and-dance beats laid down by drummer Adam Jackson, after which Kuroda lets loose with fierce solos." ~ Steve Greenlee - JazzTimes.com, Wikipedia, Facebook and Website


MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: DOUBLECD

Billy Childs
Billy Childs - Rebirth (2017) "It's been a while since we've heard pianist Billy Childs really dig in. While he certainly hasn't been dormant, reaching tremendous artistic heights in semi-recent times with a pair of highly refined chamber jazz explorations and a much-lauded tribute to Laura Nyro, the Childs of yore-the man that would throw down the gauntlet night after night while in the employ of legends like trumpet titan Freddie Hubbard or trombonist J.J. Johnson-hasn't been heard from in a while. Rebirth brings that part of Childs' past back into view, but it also continues to shine a light on his clarity of expression and his incredible skills in the arranging department. It's punctilious and unpredictably powerful all at once. Believe it or not, you can have both ways. At least, that is, if you're Billy Childs." ~ DAN BILAWSKY - AllAboutJazz.comWebsite, Wikipedia and YouTube.


Billy Childs - Bedtime Story: A Tribute to Herbie Hancock (1996) "Because Billy Childs employs his composing and arranging skills on a wide and varied front, his activity in writing music in Los Angeles means that he travels seldom and records less often as a pianist than his talent warrants. As this CD testifies, when Childs concentrates on his jazz playing, he exceeds the promise that he showed in his debut as a 19-year-old virtuoso with Freddie Hubbard in 1977. It is an indication of the regard he enjoys among the jazz elite that producer Todd Barkan put Childs together with the formidable rhythm team of bassist George Mraz and drummer Billy Hart. It would be hard to imagine a more compatible combination of artists." ~ Doug Ramsey - JazzTimes.com


MUSIC CD ARCHIVES:
DOUBLECD  - SINGLES  - ONECD


*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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