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MUSIC US West 

Lao Tizer, Keyboardist and composer
Lao is a "Best New Jazz Artist" nominee; a Yamaha-endorsed pianist and keyboardist. "TIZER" has performed at premier venues all over the United States and events worldwide. Lao has performed along side artists like, "Isaac Hayes, Boney James, Zappa Plays Zappa,

Lao Tizer
Downbeat (2012)
 
Wayne Shorter, George Benson, The Commodores, The Rippingtons, Bruce Hornsby, Jethro Tull, and Spyro Gyra", and the list goes on.  Lao's attraction to music was realized in his early childhood.  He was drawn to the piano his parents bought for his sister, when he heard heard her playing.  From age five to age nine, Lao "tinkered" with the piano until his parents "gave in" and allowed him to begin formal training.  Once he bagan lessons, his natural talent for improvisation and composition blossomed.  Lao self-produced and released his first three solo keyboard recordings while in high school. In 1997 he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his musical calling, where he met guitarist Chieli Minucci, who was a strong influence and advisor. In 2001 Lao released his first CD titled "Golden Soul".  In 2006 he recorded his second CD, "Diversify".  In 2008, Lao created "TIZER", featuring "Chieli Minucci and international violin virtuoso Karen Briggs". In that same year, he produced his third album "Passages". Since the release of "Passages", TIZER has performed concerts on tour in Asian and African. In 2010, Lao released his fourth album "Tizer Live". "Downbeat," released in 2012, the first studio album by TIZER, a collection of 12 brand-new originals. TIZER can been seen and heard at concerts, festivals and in clubs all over the world. Check his calendar for a venue near you.  Link: Facebook, Reverbnation, Website and DC Bebop page.

MUSIC BANDS

MILCK
MILCK is Connie Lim's latest passion project. She officially launched it with a single ("devil devil") in 2016, which also aired on E! Network's show The Royals. Connie is "a songwriter, producer, vocalist, pianist, performer, and recording artist."

MILCK (2016)
Devil Devil (single)
 
In an interview, she was asked, "how would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard it?" To which she replied, "As a performing / recording artist, I go by the name of MILCK. That music is cinematic soul pop. It's dramatic, powerful, and yearning for a sense of freedom, healing, and hope. As a songwriter/producer/vocalist I am a super eclectic musician. For example I just released a deep house single with producer Fontaine Ivory. Previous to that I released a singer/songwriter track that I cowrote with Hayden Bursk, "Run Home to You". This song got placed on LifeTime TV's Movie Trigger Point. I produce and write for other artists, ranging from artists like soulful crooner Will Jay, to dark pop singer Mia Rashap, to indietronica project Lion-S." ~ Interview - traktivist.com.   Links:  Website, Facebook, Connie Lim (DC bebop)

MUSIC DC Scene

Sharón Clark - Vocalist
"Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the globe. Her New York run drew raves from the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, and she won New York's Bistro Award for Best Vocalist. Ms. Clark has made countless international tours, from Europe to Israel to Russia, where she has developed a major following.

Sharón Clark, Robert Spates & James Levy Americana (2013)
 
Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival's American Traditions Competition. She then took first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which offers a $2,500 prize along with a featured appearance with the Baltimore Symphony. For her most recent recording, "Soulful Serenity," Ms. Clark teams up with long-time collaborator Paul Carr on tenor saxophone, along with Bruce Barth and Chris Grasso (piano), Herman Burney and Michael Bowie (bass), and Lewis Nash (drums). Her previous release, "Do it Again — My Tribute to Shirley Horn," drew raves and is on its third printing. Ms. Clark has performed as a featured soloist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony. She performs regularly in New York at the Iridium and the Metropolitan Room and in DC at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center, and Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club.  Clark has headlined the DC Jazz Festival as well as the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Cape May and Savannah music festivals. Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones. " ~ Website Bio   Links: Website, Facebook, SonicBids, YouTube and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

Giovanni Zucchi - composer, producer, arranger and sound technician
Giovanni, over the years, has developped a personal research of production techniques, while working as a consultant in the production of professional studio outboards and music recording software. On this journey, he has had the pleasure of meeting and collaborating with

Giovanni Zucchi
Gio's Project   (2016)
 
many artists, independent and international. "Gio's Project" is the result of this research variety of musical backgrounds. His project encompasses 20 years of experience into a musical style which represent his "human and musical values, along with those of the artists who have collaborated on the project. "This 'musical laboratory', grown from the seed of this idea, has reached the international music scene" through the myriad artists who took part. Some of which are, Oskar Cartaya, Angie Brown, Marco Brioschi, Bebo Ferra, Carlo Maria Micheli, Isgrò Carmelo, Martino Malacrida, Andrea Pollione, Lucy Campeti, Yves Ntola, Luca Trolli, Ambrogio Frigerio, Antonio Galbiati, Ugo Bongianni, Isgrò Santi, Rino di Pace, Mikee Introna, Lela Cortesi and other great special guests. The " Gio's Project" CD is his musical offering to the world.    Links: Website, Facebook, Gio's Project FB, Spotify, YouTube and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC US East 

Larry Mitchell - solo artist, sideman, songwriter and music producer
Larry Mitchell - solo artist, sideman, songwriter and music producer. Larry is a "self-taught" guitarist, and one article says he "started playing guitar at age 9, after his Mom threw his drumset out the window." Her action paired Larry with the guitar. His mastery of the guitar won him the New York City

Larry Mitchell (2016)
The Traveler
 
"Limelight guitar solo contest (Twice!), in both 1986 and 1987. Larry's expertise garnered recognition, garnered recognition, from which he was chosen to tour with Spanish/Italian artist Miguel Bose in 1989. Larry released his first (self-titled) "Larry Mitchell" CD in 1990 on the Grude BMG label. He was a feature guitarist in 1991 on Ric Ocasek's "Fire Ball Zone" Cd and can be seen performing on the "Rockaway" music video from the album. In 1999 Larry was awarded the San Diego Music Awards "Best Pop Jazz artist". He has numerous endorsements, with the most notable being Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, and DiMarzio Pickups. Since the release of his debut CD, "Larry Mitchell" (1990), he has released several other guitar instrumental albums over the years. Mind Body Soul (1993), Escape (1995), Temptation (1996), Insatiable (1999), Sonic Temple (2008), Rhythm of Life (2013) and The Traveler (2016). Links: Website, Facebook, Reverbnation, NAMM Show, Discography, YouTube and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: ONECD

Chelsey Green and The Green Project
Chelsey Green and The Green Project - The Green Room (2014) "Violinist, viola player, and vocalist Chelsey Green bounces from funky dance tracks with R&B seasonings and bopping grooves to classically-twined silhouettes on her full-length debut album The Green Project. The collaboration of chamber strings and guitars are trellised in the twinkling notes of the piano and keyboards as horns flare vibrantly with a rhythm section that supports the free flowing ruminations." ~ By susanfrancesny, BLOGCRITICS.ORG, Facebook and Website


MUSIC CD ARCHIVE: DOUBLECD

Dwight Trible
Dwight Trible - Cosmic (2011) "is the long-awaited recording by Dwight Trible, one of the most prolific vocalists of the time. This recording is the follow up to his critically acclaimed Living Water, which made a big impression throughout the world. On Cosmic, Dwight brings an A-list cast of characters to bring forth his heartfelt expressionsof love for human kind and for love itself. Musicians like Grammy nominee John Beasley and long time collaborator Munyungo Jackson help create the Cosmic landscape. Also noted areappearances by Kenneth Crouch, Trevor Ware, Dexter Story, George Harper, Kamau Daaood,Peter Jacobson, and Justo Almario. With a cast like this it is easy to imagine all of the musical territory covered in this recording. ~ Aniy-fuse - Fusicology.comDiscography, Website, Wikipedia and YouTube.


Dwight Trible - Living Water (2006) "Dwight Trible is a preacher, turning any material into a song of praise. Trible taps into the tradition of assigning lyrics to existing jazz standards, aligning himself with King Pleasure, Jon Hendricks, and Eddie Jefferson. He stands firmly in the jazz singer’s domain of delivering a song true to its story while composing variations on the tune as he goes. On Trible’s new collection he arranges, produces, and writes lyrics to melodically and rhythmically challenging compositions. Take for instance the opener, Coltrane’s "Wise One." Given a portentous send off with John Rangel’s deep chords, Trible’s elastic baritone maneuvers through the modulations on words he honed to fit the tune and the recording's main philosophical device." ~ Rex Butters - AllAboutJazz.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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