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LUCIANA SOUZA: PASSION AND VERSATILITY
Few contemporary vocalists have the stylistic range of Luciana Souza. She is a remarkable improviser and composer who can not only offer passionate interpretations of songs from America and Brazil, but is also a collaborator with contemporary classical composer Osvaldo Golijov. Thomas Cunniffe introduces you to Souza in this JHO profile, which includes audio and video clips of Souza at work.
JANE IRA BLOOM: "JANEOLOGY"
musical worlds of soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom encompass visual
art, modern dance and outer space. A brilliant improviser and educator,
Bloom has been a vibrant part of the jazz scene for over 30 years.
Thomas Cunniffe's profile includes detailed descriptions of her finest
GRETCHEN PARLATO: FINDING THE ESSENCE
Gretchen Parlato is one of the top young jazz singers on the scene today. Her unique vocal style and distinctive repertoire have captured the imagination of fans all over the world. Thomas Cunniffe profiles this extraordinary musician, reporting that this self-described Valley Girl has not only discovered the essence of jazz, but that she re-examines it every night.
THE SWINGLE SINGERS: MAKING THE MUSIC DANCE
As they approach
their 50th anniversary as a performing group, the Swingle Singers are at
the top of the a cappella world. Thomas Cunniffe offers this
interactive history of the group with embedded video and audio
performances and a gallery of group photos.
MEET ANITA WARDELL
Wardell may be the greatest singer you've never heard. Well-known in
Europe, but barely known in the US, Wardell is one of the best scat
singers in jazz today, and she also is a superb interpreter of vocalese,
jazz originals and standards. Thomas Cunniffe introduces you to Wardell
in this profile which features 5 complete audio selections and a video