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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mar - May, 2010 - NewUrbanJazz and Arts Westchester launches "NewUrbanJazz @ the Arts xChange

It has been an honor to work in collaboration with Arts Westchester in presenting the first-ever "NewUrbanJazz @ the Arts xChange". NUJ is a re-defined radio format currently heard on the web as well as 8 different stations nationwide.

Even though I've had the opportunity to record in such faraway places as Brazil, South Africa and the UK and to work with such luminaries as George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr. and our own Chuck Loeb, it has been equally thrilling to showcase the very underrated talent pool that is here in our backyard.

Long gone are the sessions I would listen in on of Luther Vandross, Atlantic Starr, David Sanborn, Bob James, Michael Colina (which literally took place at the legendary Minot Studios, formerly in the basement of Mercy College) over 20 years ago, we hope that the "NewUrbanJazz @ the Arts xChange will help jump-start a new generation of talent right here in our backyard.

It's worth mentioning that Lynette Washington's opening program with Pianist Dennis Bell was a standing ovation sellout, which sets things off on a good foot.

If you live in Westchester County, NY, please come and support our series, in part or in whole. You won't be disappointed!!

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