“I was born with music inside me,” said legendary musician Ray Charles. “Music was one of my parts Like my blood. It was a necessity for me, like food or water.” After 50 years of entertaining the world, Ray Charles has died at the age of 73.
You can imitate 6 instruments on keyboard, including violin, guitars, saxophone, horn and grand piano with 6 octaves. It is a cool way to record a song if you are tired of the GarageBand sounds.
Some still like to debate whether or not he really was the “inventor of jazz.” He reportedly carried business cards in his later years with that title beneath his name. Where there is no dispute is how he helped lead jazz into the mainstream and helped make the new music as popular as it became. Without Jelly Roll Morton, there might not have been a Louis Armstrong. Without Armstrong, there probably wouldn’t have been a Miles Davis and on and on it goes.
Dave Le Febvre Group: The saxophonist is also a prolific composer and arranger who has seen his work performed by the likes of Freddie Hubbard. This concert marks the release of his new album, “From Soul to Soul.” The group includes Jean Michel Hure (guitar), Murray Low (piano), Dan Feiszli (bass) and Curt Moore (drums). 8 p.m. Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St., Berkeley. $12.
I play in a rock band, and I am used to live instruments: guitars, keyboards, bass, and drums. With the launch of the iPad we decided to record a song using its applications.
Artist Courtney Drummey is a singer and song writer from Simsbury, CT. She will be accompanied by Mike Johnson from Harwinton on lead guitar, Jack Johnson from Harwinton on drums, Ethan Kyzivat from Simsbury on keyboard, Will Scully from Simsbury on violin, guitar and mandolin, and Cameron Dickson of Burlington on bass. “We are looking forward to our performances at the Lake again this year” says Courtney.
For me the DMV serves more as a creative vacuum. The DMV isn’t as progressive musically as other places in the world. I take my inspiration from my travels to Germany, Japan, Russia, Indonesia, Saudi- Arabia, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Morocco. There is great music all over the world but the DMV seems to only want to hear a few specific genres. But that’s just my opinion.