Chico Hamilton, a subtle and creative drummer, will probably always be better known for the series of quintets that he led during 1955-1965 and for his ability as a talent scout than for his fine drumming. Hamilton first played drums while in high school with the many fine young players (including De
Pioneering gospel singer and guitar player whose unique singing style and blend of big band and rock influences influenced generations of musicians ranging from Keith Richards to Elvis Presley to Alison Krauss.
Pioneer of the free jazz movement along with improvisers like Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler, pianist and poet Cecil Taylor's intense polyrhythmic explorations are considered to be among the most adventurous in the history of jazz.
Rachelle Garniez, singer / songwriter / accordionist / performer was born into a musical family in New York City and has been devoted to music ever since. She began playing the accordion in 1986, and her explorations have taken her from playing on the subway platforms and in the clubs of New York to