11 episodios

Karla Scott sits down with leading Industry Creatives- musicians, authors, singers, dancers, teachers and more to discuss success, longevity and faith in the arts. Each episode offers a behind the scenes look at each artist's journey, creative process and lessons learned.

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Karla Scott sits down with leading Industry Creatives- musicians, authors, singers, dancers, teachers and more to discuss success, longevity and faith in the arts. Each episode offers a behind the scenes look at each artist's journey, creative process and lessons learned.

    Shana Tucker - The Soul of the Authentic

    Shana Tucker - The Soul of the Authentic

    Shana Tucker, the originator of chamber-soul joins CreativeTalk to discuss authenticity and intention.

    Growing up on Long Island, NY as a beneficiary of public school arts education, Shana's classical cello and singing talents awarded her a scholarship to Howard University in Washington, DC, where she was first introduced to jazz and other essential musical resources, on campus and around the city. While at Howard, Shana initiated her improvisation chops and honed her songwriting skills, but decided to relocate to NYC to study with master cellist Marion Feldman and complete her undergraduate studies in performance at CUNY-Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.

    An NPR interview about Shana's debut CD, "SHiNE" and her ChamberSoul style prompted an invitation from Cirque du Soleil to join the company as cellist/vocalist for their show, KÀ in Las Vegas, where she stayed and performed for five years before returning to North Carolina. With collaborations as the cornerstone of her artistry, Shana is currently a featured artist performing with legendary jazz saxophonist/composer Bennie Maupin; jazz drummer/composer Shirazette Tinnin and Sonic WallPaper; Grammy-nominated NuSoul collective, The Foreign Exchange. Her newest project, Women's Work, a female-led collective of jazz, soul and pop singer-songwriters and musicians representing both east and west coasts.

    Having opened for internationally-acclaimed artists including Norah Jones, Lisa Fischer, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Hamiet Bluett, Javon Jackson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Indigo Girls, Shana's vocals and cello are featured on several studio and live recording projects by both independent and signed label artists and producers. She also devotes a considerable amount of her time to working with students in schools & universities, community centers and summer camps throughout the year as part of her mission to promote arts education programming for students of all ages.

    • 32 min
    Shana Tucker - The Soul of the Authentic

    Shana Tucker - The Soul of the Authentic

    Shana Tucker, the originator of chamber-soul joins CreativeTalk to discuss authenticity and intention.

    Growing up on Long Island, NY as a beneficiary of public school arts education, Shana's classical cello and singing talents awarded her a scholarship to Howard University in Washington, DC, where she was first introduced to jazz and other essential musical resources, on campus and around the city. While at Howard, Shana initiated her improvisation chops and honed her songwriting skills, but decided to relocate to NYC to study with master cellist Marion Feldman and complete her undergraduate studies in performance at CUNY-Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.

    An NPR interview about Shana's debut CD, "SHiNE" and her ChamberSoul style prompted an invitation from Cirque du Soleil to join the company as cellist/vocalist for their show, KÀ in Las Vegas, where she stayed and performed for five years before returning to North Carolina. With collaborations as the cornerstone of her artistry, Shana is currently a featured artist performing with legendary jazz saxophonist/composer Bennie Maupin; jazz drummer/composer Shirazette Tinnin and Sonic WallPaper; Grammy-nominated NuSoul collective, The Foreign Exchange. Her newest project, Women's Work, a female-led collective of jazz, soul and pop singer-songwriters and musicians representing both east and west coasts.

    Having opened for internationally-acclaimed artists including Norah Jones, Lisa Fischer, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Hamiet Bluett, Javon Jackson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Indigo Girls, Shana's vocals and cello are featured on several studio and live recording projects by both independent and signed label artists and producers. She also devotes a considerable amount of her time to working with students in schools & universities, community centers and summer camps throughout the year as part of her mission to promote arts education programming for students of all ages.

    • 32 min
    Chelsey Green: The Green Project

    Chelsey Green: The Green Project

    April 11, 2018. 28:21 Violinist, violist, singer, arranger and Associate Professor in the String Department at Berklee College of Music. Chelsey Green was born into a family of jazz and funk musicians and began playing violin at age 5. Since 2010, Chelsey has carved out a musical niche which combines her classical string training, arrangements of soul-stirring R&B, pop, soul, funk, jazz, alternative, hip-hop, jazz and gospel music backed by a three piece band. Her band, known as The Green Project, has performed on the CBS Late Show with David Letterman, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the opening of The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Essence Music Festival, Bahrain Spring of Culture Festival, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Kuwaiti National Opera House, The John F. Kennedy Center and more! Recently, Chelsey was awarded Montgomery County (Maryland) Executive’s Award “Outstanding Artist Award” and featured in a nationally syndicated Walmart commercial produced by BET Networks that premiered during the 2017 Soul Train Awards.
    Chelsey reveals the importance of exploring the full capacity of one's gift. From an early age, she was encouraged to play all genres of music, a harbinger of things to come. She also discusses the importance of practice, preparation and prayer as effective ways to develop one's artistry fully.

    • 28 min
    Stacey Evans Morgan: Write the Vision

    Stacey Evans Morgan: Write the Vision

    April 6, 2018 45:45 Scripted television writer, producer, author and speaker Stacey Evans Morgan is a respected industry veteran whose producer/writer credits include The Parkers, The Jamie Foxx Show, One on One, the NAACP Image Awards, Love that Girl, Family Time and more. Stacey is an in-demand workshop presenter in academic and industry settings for aspiring writers, and is the author of three books, Real Soul Food (poetry), Cocoa Princess (children) and A Good Thing (novel). Before all the impressive credits, Stacey worked in entry level jobs in local tv programming, casting, as an assistant to show runner Yvette Lee Bowser on Living Single and even moved to the east-coast to work at BET while continuing to pursue her dream of becoming a staff writer. She shares the importance of consistently creating content, remaining relevant in a constantly shifting industry, while continuing to network with people in your field. She also discusses the "no" season, where you must learn to handle rejection. Stacey describes this time as the best way to learn, prepare and to develop persistence in advance of your success season.

    • 45 min
    Christine Psalms - Dancer, Entrepreneur

    Christine Psalms - Dancer, Entrepreneur

    March 28, 2018. 26:11. Dancer, Choreographer, Founder of Dancing For His Glory Company and Studio, wife and homeschooling mother, Christine Psalms is a force of nature. Ironically, she almost missed out on becoming a dancer because her strict upbringing didn't condone it. She continued to express interest in dance, and eventually was allowed her to begin study. The rest is history. Early on, Christine envisioned a place where dancers could be developed technically and spiritually. Over ten years ago, she launched her dance studio, and has provided thousands of young dancers the same training she almost didn't receive. In 2018, Christine renovated a commercial space in Maryland, and gave her studio its first official home. Classes are filled to capacity. Hers is a story of what happens when we move forward, past obstacles, even when the pathway isn't crystal clear. She reveals her strategies for avoiding the comparison trap, and discusses why service to others critical to long-term success.

    • 26 min
    Vera Okoro: Worship Leader, Singer-Songwriter

    Vera Okoro: Worship Leader, Singer-Songwriter

    March 13, 2018 40:18 Gospel singer-songwriter and worship leader Vera Okoro was born in Washington, DC to Nigerian parents. As she is the fourth of seventh children. As a youngster, she always loved gospel music and sang in choirs, but was reluctant to perform as a soloist. Instead, her focus was on doing well in school and meeting the standards for excellence set by her parents. After dedicating her life to the Lord in an unforgettable church service, Okoro began to write songs and in 2013, released her first solo recording, "Make Your Way: Songs for the Journey." Vera talks candidly about how to begin a relationship with God, even if you're not sure that is possible. She reveals the importance of understanding the difference between your value and your performance.

    • 40 min

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