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Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Guitar player and vocalist Jimmy Johnson has carved out a distinctive niche in the Chicago blues scene. James Earl Thompson was born November 25, 1928 in Holly Springs Mississippi. He grew up in a musical family. Jimmy was the older brother of blues musician Syl Johnson and his other brother [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Artist Profiles: Jimmy Breaux Louisiana musician Jimmy Breaux was the longtime accordionist in celebrated Cajun band BeauSoleil. He is in the fourth generation of his family to play Cajun music. Jimmy Breaux was born in 1967 and grew up in Louisiana. In 1988 at the age of 2 Breaux joined [...]
Source: World Music Central
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Carmen París y Nabyla Maan – Dos Medinas Blancas (Fol, 2017) Dos Medinas Blancas is an album that features two outstanding vocalists, Carmen París (Spain) and Nabyla Maan (Morocco). Carmen is well-known in Spain for her vocals skills and her combinations of Spanish traditional music like jota and flamenco with [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
In addition to being widely acknowledged as the United States' finest dobro players Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling recording artist whose output draws upon a bottomless well of musical inspiration incorporating elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision. The Ohio-born Douglas was seduced [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Jimmy Bosch is one of New York's most reputable trombonists. He plays a music style that he calls Salsa Dura (Hard Salsa) a fiery and innovative style that goes beyond traditional salsa. Jimmy Bosch was born in Jersey City and grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the son [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Jie Ma plays Chinese traditional instruments: pipa and ruan. “I began my musical studies at the age of five and became a professional musician at age 14. I studied with the great pipa masters such as Fendi Wang Dehai Liu and Yuzhong Kuang and ruan professor Jiliang Liu.” In 2001 [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Jez Lowe grew up in the coal mining village of Easington, England. He started to play guitar at the age of 10 and decided that his future was not in working in the dying local mines. By the time Jez Lowe recorded his first album in 1980 he had already [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Uilleann piper flutist and whistler Jerry O'Sullivan has been at the very heart of the traditional Irish music scene in New York for many years and is always the first to help when a member of the community needs it. A gifted performer he has worked with many groups in [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Jerry Grcevich born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh studied tamburitza (Croatian string music) with his father and uncle both musical directors and performers. At the age of 21 Grcevich made a pilgrimage to Yugoslavia to study with the famous tamburitza prim player Janika Balaz the first of many musical [...]
Source: World Music Central
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Puerto Rican-American Multi-instrumentalist Jerry Gonzalez (congas/flugelhorn/trumpet) leads The Fort Apache Band, one of the most influential modern Afro-Caribbean Jazz Group of the past years. The group blends complex Latin rhythms with impeccable jazz improvisations. Jerry Gonzalez's first High profile professional engagement came at the age of 19 in 1971 with [...]
Source: World Music Central

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