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This is the interview side of the award winning Spotlight On Jazz & Poetry program. We'll be having down to earth conversations with artists representing the jazz and poetry community, discussing the history of their art forms and why jazz, poetry and literacy is important to our culture.

Spotlight Conversations Clayton Bigtrigger Corley

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This is the interview side of the award winning Spotlight On Jazz & Poetry program. We'll be having down to earth conversations with artists representing the jazz and poetry community, discussing the history of their art forms and why jazz, poetry and literacy is important to our culture.

    Spotlight Conversation with Linda Sikhakhane

    Spotlight Conversation with Linda Sikhakhane

    Linda Sikhakhane is a South African born saxophonist, composer and arranger. He was born in Umlazi Township near Durban where his love for music was triggered at an early age. In keeping with the tradition of Spotlight Conversations, we had a very laid back, informative conversation that I hope you will enjoy.

    • 45 min
    Spotlight Conversation with Poeticc Serenityy

    Spotlight Conversation with Poeticc Serenityy

    I had the pleasure of welcoming poetess L.N. Mallory aka Poeticc Serenityy as a guest on Spotlight Conversations. She's the author of Tears of a Butterflyy Poetry Collection. Mallory enjoys expressing her thoughts and feelings through words. Her passion for writing came about after the passing of her mother in 2018. Mallory needed a way to release her emotions. True tears escaped on paper and created her poetic words. After a year of writing Mallory decided to write her first poetry book, Tears of a Butterflyy. This is only the beginning of her journey as a poet and writer. Mallory's future endeavors includes creating a children's book series and audio recordings of poetry. This Butterflyy is ready fly, be ready to catch her.

    • 47 min
    Spotlight Conversation with Kimpedro

    Spotlight Conversation with Kimpedro

    Author, Educator, Visionary, Illustrator, Drummer and Creative Consultant KIMPEDRO stopped by the SOJP Studio for a rousing conversation about his artistic pursuits, the arts and community involvement.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Spotlight Conversation with Aziza Miller

    Spotlight Conversation with Aziza Miller

    Aziza Miller knows New York. It's her home. The pulse and the energy of the city manifests in her fusion of funk, jazz, soul, Latin, and spoken word. New York also knows Aziza. Some of the city's most prestigious venues have welcomed her to standing room-only crowds. Whether headlining at Joe’s Pub, The Blue Note, Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, The Metropolitan Room, Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Café, or any number of other celebrated haunts, Aziza spellbinds audiences with her original compositions and peerless musicianship. And it's not just New Yorkers who thrill to Aziza's soulful yet sophisticated melodies, it's a loyal audience that spans the globe and crosses every generation.

    • 37 min
    Spotlight Conversation with Champian Fulton

    Spotlight Conversation with Champian Fulton

    Joining me in this Spotlight Conversation all the way from Copenhagen, Denmark Champian Fulton is considered one of the most gifted, pure Jazz musicians of her generation. She grew up with music in the home; her mother and father (Jazz trumpeter and educator Stephen Fulton) recognized her fascination with music at an early age. The presence of her father’s musician friends, including Clark Terry and Major Holley, inspired her focus on Jazz. ENJOY!

    • 31 min
    Spotlight Conversation with Dee Dee McNeil

    Spotlight Conversation with Dee Dee McNeil

    Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dee Dee McNeil's first published poetry was in the early 60's. She became a part of the legendary Motown Record Company on West Grand Blvd as a Contract Songwriter, (singing and playing piano)and is still receiving royalty money for tunes she penned on The Four Tops, Edwin Starr, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, David Ruffin, Kiki Dee and more. Later, she had hit records on Bob Marley's wife Rita (The Beauty of Gods Plan) and a big seller on Nancy Wilson, (There'll Always Be Forever). In 1970 she relocated to the Los Angeles area. In 1971 she recorded her original songs and poetry with the Watts Prophets group

    • 55 min

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