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MUSIC BANDS

Xandra Corpora - guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, songwriter
Xandra was born and raised in California, grewing up in the Owens Valley. Xandra's memory of music involve riding with her father "into town with "BB King's Greatest Hits" playing on the tape deck. Or Ella Fitzgerald. Or John Lee Hooker. Or Mozart." Her mother "fancied Simon & Garfunkel and Madonna."

Xandra Corpora
- Soul Fires (2016)
 
Her early music experiences influenced the development of her musical tastes, which she says are "all over the map in terms of love and influence." A late bloomer, she began playing guitar around "21 or so," singing and touring with a few bands. Then she stopped and reassesed what she wanted to do and seeking change and the adventure of a different existence, Xandra moved to Japan. Based in Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan, the band members are Xandra Corpora - vocals & guitar, Lesley Bartlett - bass, and Adam Demby - drums. The Xandra Corpora Band "has beome one of Nagoya's most loved acts. Songwriter and guitarist Xandra corpora, having established herself firmly in the music scene of San Francisco, moved to Japan to 'experience life outide of America.' It was here that she found herself back into music..." excerpt from NAGMAG (2016). In June of 2016, XCB won the Hard Rock Cafe's "Hard Rock Rising" competition in Osaka. The bands latest CD, Soul Fires (2016) is available on iTunes. Links: Website, Reverbnation, Facebook, Calendar, Band and her DC Bebop page.

MUSIC DC Scene

Drew Davidsen is a multi-talented composer/guitarist
Drew is a classically trained cellist who studied at the Peabody Conservatory, but he was drawn from the classics by his ever growing interest in rock and jazz. He plays several instruments, but while in the Navy, he returned to the guitar, and that became

Drew Davidsen
East Moon (2016 single)
 
his instrument of choice.  During his career, Drew has been part of nearly 30 high profile projects. He has received high praise for his musical talents from his playing of urban jazz to his gospel music. Drew was named one of the “Ten Hottest New Guitarists” in Guitar Player Magazine’s influential Reader’s Poll. In 2008, Drew self-produced his first solo album, "This Journey". On the heels of the release of "This Journey", he wrote, recorded and released two preview tracks online. “Astro” and “Bounce”, which were both well received, the tracks feature Dan Needham on drums, Gary Lunn on bass and pianist Jay Rowe. In 2009, Drew released " Around Again", which has attracted a lot of attention and good reviews.  " We3Stringz" CD was released in 2010, " Spin Cycle" in 2011 and "True Drew" in 2013.  2016, Drew wrote and produced this new single composition, "East Moon," with producer/drummer Cedric Givens. Drew can be seen and heard at venues around the U.S. and numerous festivals.  
Links:    Reverbnation, Facebook, Website, and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

Kytami - Violinistextremist
"Kytami is arguably, Canada’s most diverse and engaging fiddle player, she is an unbelievably energetic performer." Kytami's range and styles span from classical, punk, metal, hip-hop, Reggae, Celtic and any "fiddle styles" in between. Her skill and energy have moved audiences to stand up and embrace her music. From Canada to Europe, to the Near to the Far East, crowds groove to her sometimes melodious, sometimes strident,

Kytami (2015)
The Jackal (Single)
 
always energizing and engaging musical styles. She has recorded with established artists in diverse musical genres. From reggae, hip hop, drum and bass, to punk and metal. She has performed with Third Eye Tribe, Blackie LeBlanc, the Kytami Revolution, the indie pirate-rock group, Lownote and delhi2dublin. Kytami is featured on a number of Delhi2Dublin CDs. More recently, can be seen and heard on tour with PHONIK OPS in Canada and the U.S.    Links: Website, Reverbnation, YouTube, SoundCloud, Kytami on Facebook and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC US East 

Bob Baldwin - contemporary jazz pianist, music composer, author, and producer
Bob is a multi-facetted person. He is a Jazz Artist, Radio Host, Music Presenter, Arts Advocate, Educator, and Author. He has "a vision to take his gift of music to bless those less fortunate, and raise funds for organizations in need of help." Bob is originally from Mount Vernon, N.Y. He began playing piano when he was four years old, and was taught by his father, Robert Baldwin, Sr., who was an accomplished jazz pianist and upright bassist. In his youth, Bob

Bob Baldwin (2016)
The Brazilian-American Soundtrack
 
would accompany his father to jam sessions near home, and had the opportunity to listen to and study the music of "the masters of the Westchester region." Later, Bob was influenced musically by a number of artists, "strongly by Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, Chick Corea, EWF, Joe Sample, Ramsey Lewis, Miles Davis, and George Duke." His style is "a by-product of these artists." During the 80's, Bob performed with a who's who of talent, including Roy Ayers, Gerald Albright Dean James, Chieli Minucci, Jocelyn Brown, Kim Waters, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Najee, the late Grover Washington, Jr., and Noel Pointer and many others.  In 2010, Bob released "Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson," and "Betcha By Golly Wow: The Songs Of Thom Bell" in 2012. "The Brazilian-American Soundtrack" in (2016).  Links: Website, Facebook, DiscographyReverbnationand DC Bebop page.

MUSIC US West 

Anna Fisher - Oboe and English horn, singer, composer, arranger, teacher and producer.
Originally from Concord, MA., it has been written that Anna began learning music from birth. Her father was a child prodigy pianist and MIT Physicist. Her gravitation to music was a natural transition, as was her career as an educator - her mother was a teacher. Anna

Anna Fisher
- Focus (2009)
 
has "always had a love for the classics" and has studied with legendary classical musicians - Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern and Seiji Ozawa during her musical career. She has studied music her entire life in her quest to be the best at what she does. Anna's musical repertoire is extensive. In addition to the classics, she plays Jazz, Reggae, R&B, Pop, Latin and Hip Hop.  Anna has released her third CD titled "Focus".  Leroy Downs “The Jazz Cat” of KKJZ  pens Anna's liner notes for the CD and says her music "visits the familiar as well as new and exciting ways to make that familiarity shape and mold into sounds that soothe from different perspectives".  She also has two earlier CDs available on CD Baby, "Renaissance In Formation" and "Yin Yang".  Links: Reverbnation, website, and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: ONECD

Etienne Charles
Etienne Charles - Ceole Soul (2013) "With his simple declaration, "sound is my art...I just try to create," Trinidadian jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles puts into context his role of creator and producer in relation to his latest recording. This new album, previewed earlier this year in Tobago at Jazz on the Beach at Mt Irvine, reveals an evolution of his art that parallels the jazz idiom's most eclectic trumpeter and influence. The fourth studio album from this US-based musician and teacher bristles with a kind of energy that comes from the realization that one has gone beyond; beyond the usual expectations of a Caribbean existence, beyond the boundary of the usual sonic influences that have paved the way for this jazz lion."   ~ Leicester Bangs, Facebook, YouTube and Website


MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: DOUBLECD

George Cables
George Cables - Cables Vision (1980) "One of the most satisfying recordings to be released in 1980 (and since reissued on CD in the OJC series), this date by pianist George Cables (who contributed four of the six group originals) features trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (who brought in "Byrdlike") and tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts in fiery form; the two horn players took time off from their much more commercial efforts for other labels. Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson is also in the sextet/septet with bassist Tony Dumas, drummer Peter Erskine, and sometimes percussionist Vince Charles; the one departure is "The Stroll," which is an adventurous piano-vibes duet by Cables and Hutcherson." ~ AllMusic.comWebsite, Facebook, Reverbnation and SoundCloud.


George Cables - Icons and Influences (2014) "Icons and Influences’ title makes clear what takes place within: George Cables honoring those who shaped him. Some, of course, were fellow pianists: “Cedar Walton” is the name of the leadoff track and it’s followed by “Farewell Mulgrew.” Duke Ellington, Bill Evans and Dave Brubeck also receive nods. But Cables, whose multi-decade career has been evenly divided between leader and sideman gigs, also owes to hornmen. “Nature Boy,” the Eden Ahbez standard, may have been a signature hit for Nat King Cole, but it’s Coltrane’s mid-’60s arrangement to which Cables tips his hat here. Joe Henderson’s “Isotope” and Benny Golson’s “Blue Heart” are other strong inclusions."   ~ Jeff Tamarkin - JazzTimes.com


MUSIC CD ARCHIVES:
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*The most recent featured musicians and play lists from the four 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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