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Robert Harper

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By Nigeria Anderson

The Bomb

Robert Harper is a bassist, recording artist, composer and songwriter who has just released a new single titled “Tha Bomb” that is now available on all major digital outlets.  “Tha Bomb” was released just in time for the fourth of July celebration and the reopening of many cities from the shutdown of the COVID PandemicTha Bomb has a horn section that is serious and Robert shares his solid bass grooves & rap/vocals on this funky track.  Earlier this year of 2021 he released The Fonk Record which is a tribute to legendary pioneers of funk, with a song dedicated to the late Wayman Tisdale titled Mr. Tisdale, which is available as well.  Robert Harper began his interest in music at the tender age of thirteen.  Inspired by Bootsy Collins, Robert Harper has developed his own sound by using a variety of special effect pedals to create various tones which add to his bass groove.  You can view Robert Harper’s passion for funk music by subscribing to his YouTube Channel @robertharperbass  *The bass community is deep-rooted. Many have enjoyed their rhythms on the dance floor.  There are many bass lines we remember and enjoy from some of our favorite recording artists.  Robert Harper’s passion for funk has resurrected what many of us over 40 miss in music today. You can listen to his earlier recordings such as;  Ride With Me and The Fonk Record at: https://robertharper.bandcamp.com/ 

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Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum Heads Out On his 8th Annual Gospel According To Jazz Christmas Tour.  Shows feature John Stoddart and Kevin Whalum, along with this year’s special guests, vocalist Maysa and guitarist Adam Hawl. Beginning at West Angeles Church December 6th. Grammy® Award Winner and Global Recording Artist Kirk Whalum has many dates so make sure you follow him on his 8th Annual Gospel According To Jazz Christmas tour. He will perform his biggest hits, holiday favorites, and songs from his new album, Humanite’  make sure you get your seat.

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PJ MORGAN

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By Nigeria Anderson

PJ MORGAN THE TRANSPARENCY PROJECT

Paul Lawrence Morgan (known as) PJ Morgan is a sought after musician, songwriter and producer. PJ graduated from Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Technology, and a minor in Classical Piano performance Magna Cum Laude. Currently PJ has been very busy. He just finished up his debut solo instrumental Jazz Album The Transparency Project. While teaching Composition and Theory at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. His new album project represents his musical blends of both smooth Jazz and his church influence, which  features his organ arrangements. I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his journey. (more…)

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Michelle Carr

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By Lucas

Who Is Michelle Carr?

Acclaimed songstress Michelle Carr was raised in a musically rich and diverse environment, harmonizing with her family around the fireplace in Alta Loma, California; Singing in her high school’s choir, musical productions and performing every season with the community theater. Her love of music is boundless, embracing artists as diverse as Sarah Vaughan, Leontyne Price, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and her mentor Nancy Wilson for inspiration. Michelle Carr earned degrees from both California State Polytechnic University and The Juilliard School in New York City where she studied classical voice. She also studied jazz piano with Johnny “Hammond” Smith and was a member of his vocal jazz ensemble and worked with Jazz Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, Contemporary Jazz band Hiroshima and bassist Christian McBride’s funk band Escape Route. Years of classical training and a keen understanding of musical composition, arranging and vocal technique have provided her with the foundation to create a style that embodies classical, Jazz, Pop, R&B and Folk, which she has done with passion, emotion and technical precision.

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