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Art Sherrod Jr./Rhythm Of Life

Jun 5, 2020

Art Sherrod Jr, is a Jazz artist who has been influenced by some of the genre’s best saxophonists. This former U.S. Naval Academy student hid his talent while at the Academy only to recognize music was his true calling. He’s shared the stage with artists such as Angie Stone, Will Downing, and Najee. The brand new single Rhythm of Life (Train Station Records) really captures his feeling about music & life, because life does have a soundtrack.  

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I recently spoke with Stan Bryant on Midday Jazz on Jazz 91.9 WCLK. Stan L. Bryant formed the Unity Jazz Foundation in 2014. It's a 501c3 nonprofit organization offering endowments, scholarships and awards to students seeking a career in the arts. As part of their work, Unity Jazz Foundation promotes concerts that have featured local and world renowned musicians including pianist, organist Doug Carn, vocalist Julie Dexter, Kam Showers, The Neo Renaissance Jazz Orchestra, Cedric Young and the Westlake Jazz Ensemble.

Support for Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK comes from the Mayor's Office Of Cultural Affairs, presenting the Vodka and Vegan Lounge at the 42nd Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. Daily tickets include one vegan meal, two vodka cocktails, and VIP seating at the Oak Hill Stage. More information is available at atlantafestivals.com. Jazz 91.9 WCLK is the Official Radio Station of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. 

Freddie Cole called in to Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK during Midday Jazz to talk about his upcoming performance on Sunday afternoon at Southwest Arts Center in observance of the Centennial of the birth of his brother Nat King Cole. I've known Freddy Cole since the 1980s when I was at Washington DC Jazz Radio Station WDCU. Cole was close to Guitar Bill Harris, who I had befriended. When Harris fell ill, I helped produce a fundraiser and tribute show in his honor and Freddy appeared at the tribute.

YemiConga is a professional percussionist, composer and session musician. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he is a self-taught musician. He played regularly in  the church choir and by the age of 17, YemiConga moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked with Lira, Zonke Dikana and many others. YemiConga studied the business of music through an online course with The Berklee School of Music.

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