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Aug-18-17 12:30 AM BRADY WATT & THE LIFETRONICS Brady Watt is an American producer, bass player, and bandleader. In his career he has performed with a number of high-profile artists and ensembles and has taken part in thousands of recording sessions. He is currently based in Harlem, New York City.



Brady Watt's music career started around age 14, playing bass in various groups in the New England punk scene. Before this he was a hip hop head, growing up on Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, and others. His musicality evolved at a very fast rate under the tutelage of a few mentors and as he discovered and assimilated new styles such as various world musics, funk, and fusion. He moved to Brooklyn where he began mastering his craft by playing with a who's who of legendary musicians and artists in the city and around the world. It didn't take long for him to rise in the ranks of New York musicians and become one of the most sought-after session bass players and performers in the city.



While carving his name into the scene as an A-List bass player Brady was soaking up knowledge from all the producers he was working with. His inclination was to keep it moving to the next level and start producing records on his own. His skills as a multi-instrumentalist (bass, keys, guitar, and drums) and a finely tuned taste for drum production and music synthesis/soundscaping made this move only natural.



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Aug-18-17 08:00 PM DIZZY GILLESPIE™ BIG BAND History has produced its share of great artists and great people - John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration; as a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces; and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work.



The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band is a direct descendant of Gillespie's musical ventures. The group has featured some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesman and NEA Jazz Master James Moody; musical director John Lee; and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, and Willie Jones III. All of them are outstanding band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right.

The band debuted in 1998. Together they continue to delight audiences around the world with the enduring power and freshness of Gillespie's music. These groups are the legacy the master would have wanted, and they serve as a living tribute from extraordinary musicians who exemplify his style, range, and commitment.

The Dizzy Big Band has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums, including Dizzy's 80th Birthday Celebration (1997), Dizzy's World (1999), Things to Come (2002), and Dizzy's Business (2006). The latest of these albums features new arrangements by musical director Slide Hampton, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, drummer Dennis Mackrel, and vocalist Roberta Gambarini, as well as two vintage Ernie Wilkins arrangements originally commissioned by Dizzy himself.

The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band's latest CD, "I'm BeBoppin' Too", was released on Half Note Records in June 2009. The big band CD features arrangements by Slide Hampton and a vocal appearance by Roy Hargrove on the title track. All About Jazz called the recording "a remarkably proficient and invariably engaging outing."
Aug-18-17 08:00 PM BOB JAMES feat. SPECIAL GUESTS The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963, James recorded his first solo album, Bold Conceptions, that year for Mercury Records. 58 albums and innumerable awards would follow through five decades. He honed his skills working with Creed Taylor, working on albums for artists like Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr, among others. While with CTI, James found great popular success overseeing significant hits for Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Maynard Ferguson, and Kenny Loggins.

While James is recognized as one of the progenitors of smooth jazz, his music has also had a profound effect on the history of hip hop, having been sampled often. Two of James' songs - "Nautilus" from 1974′s One and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" from 1975′s Two - are among the most sampled in hip hop history. According to whosampled.com, "Nautilus" and "Take Me to Mardi Gras" have been sampled in thirty-two and forty-three hip-hop recordings, respectively. The title track from his 1981 album Sign of the Times was sampled in De La Soul's "Keepin' the Faith", and Warren G's "Regulate". His "Angela" was sampled in the track "Cab Fare" by Souls of Mischief. The track "El Verano" from the 1977 album "BJ4″ is used as a sample in the song "Blown Away" by the Cocoa Brovaz and also in the Masta Ace Track "NY Confidential". N.W.A's "Alwayz into Somethin'" uses a sample of "Storm King" from the album Three. "Can't Wait" by Redman features a sample of "Caribbean Nights" from the album Touchdown. English Drum & Bass pioneer Adam F extensively sampled "Westchester Lady" on his 1995 breakthrough release Circles. R*yksopp sampled his version of "You're as Right as Rain" for their instrumental track "Eple." In addition, James is mentioned in a verse by Andr* 3000 on "Black Ice" from Goodie Mob's second album Still Standing.
Aug-18-17 10:30 PM DIZZY GILLESPIE™ BIG BAND History has produced its share of great artists and great people - John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration; as a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces; and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work.



The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band is a direct descendant of Gillespie's musical ventures. The group has featured some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesman and NEA Jazz Master James Moody; musical director John Lee; and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, and Willie Jones III. All of them are outstanding band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right.

The band debuted in 1998. Together they continue to delight audiences around the world with the enduring power and freshness of Gillespie's music. These groups are the legacy the master would have wanted, and they serve as a living tribute from extraordinary musicians who exemplify his style, range, and commitment.

The Dizzy Big Band has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums, including Dizzy's 80th Birthday Celebration (1997), Dizzy's World (1999), Things to Come (2002), and Dizzy's Business (2006). The latest of these albums features new arrangements by musical director Slide Hampton, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, drummer Dennis Mackrel, and vocalist Roberta Gambarini, as well as two vintage Ernie Wilkins arrangements originally commissioned by Dizzy himself.

The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band's latest CD, "I'm BeBoppin' Too", was released on Half Note Records in June 2009. The big band CD features arrangements by Slide Hampton and a vocal appearance by Roy Hargrove on the title track. All About Jazz called the recording "a remarkably proficient and invariably engaging outing."
Aug-18-17 10:30 PM BOB JAMES feat. SPECIAL GUESTS The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963, James recorded his first solo album, Bold Conceptions, that year for Mercury Records. 58 albums and innumerable awards would follow through five decades. He honed his skills working with Creed Taylor, working on albums for artists like Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr, among others. While with CTI, James found great popular success overseeing significant hits for Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Maynard Ferguson, and Kenny Loggins.

While James is recognized as one of the progenitors of smooth jazz, his music has also had a profound effect on the history of hip hop, having been sampled often. Two of James' songs - "Nautilus" from 1974′s One and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" from 1975′s Two - are among the most sampled in hip hop history. According to whosampled.com, "Nautilus" and "Take Me to Mardi Gras" have been sampled in thirty-two and forty-three hip-hop recordings, respectively. The title track from his 1981 album Sign of the Times was sampled in De La Soul's "Keepin' the Faith", and Warren G's "Regulate". His "Angela" was sampled in the track "Cab Fare" by Souls of Mischief. The track "El Verano" from the 1977 album "BJ4″ is used as a sample in the song "Blown Away" by the Cocoa Brovaz and also in the Masta Ace Track "NY Confidential". N.W.A's "Alwayz into Somethin'" uses a sample of "Storm King" from the album Three. "Can't Wait" by Redman features a sample of "Caribbean Nights" from the album Touchdown. English Drum & Bass pioneer Adam F extensively sampled "Westchester Lady" on his 1995 breakthrough release Circles. R*yksopp sampled his version of "You're as Right as Rain" for their instrumental track "Eple." In addition, James is mentioned in a verse by Andr* 3000 on "Black Ice" from Goodie Mob's second album Still Standing.
Aug-19-17 08:00 PM DIZZY GILLESPIE™ BIG BAND History has produced its share of great artists and great people - John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration; as a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces; and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work.



The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band is a direct descendant of Gillespie's musical ventures. The group has featured some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesman and NEA Jazz Master James Moody; musical director John Lee; and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, and Willie Jones III. All of them are outstanding band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right.

The band debuted in 1998. Together they continue to delight audiences around the world with the enduring power and freshness of Gillespie's music. These groups are the legacy the master would have wanted, and they serve as a living tribute from extraordinary musicians who exemplify his style, range, and commitment.

The Dizzy Big Band has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums, including Dizzy's 80th Birthday Celebration (1997), Dizzy's World (1999), Things to Come (2002), and Dizzy's Business (2006). The latest of these albums features new arrangements by musical director Slide Hampton, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, drummer Dennis Mackrel, and vocalist Roberta Gambarini, as well as two vintage Ernie Wilkins arrangements originally commissioned by Dizzy himself.

The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band's latest CD, "I'm BeBoppin' Too", was released on Half Note Records in June 2009. The big band CD features arrangements by Slide Hampton and a vocal appearance by Roy Hargrove on the title track. All About Jazz called the recording "a remarkably proficient and invariably engaging outing."
Aug-19-17 08:00 PM BOB JAMES feat. SPECIAL GUESTS The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963, James recorded his first solo album, Bold Conceptions, that year for Mercury Records. 58 albums and innumerable awards would follow through five decades. He honed his skills working with Creed Taylor, working on albums for artists like Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr, among others. While with CTI, James found great popular success overseeing significant hits for Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Maynard Ferguson, and Kenny Loggins.

While James is recognized as one of the progenitors of smooth jazz, his music has also had a profound effect on the history of hip hop, having been sampled often. Two of James' songs - "Nautilus" from 1974′s One and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" from 1975′s Two - are among the most sampled in hip hop history. According to whosampled.com, "Nautilus" and "Take Me to Mardi Gras" have been sampled in thirty-two and forty-three hip-hop recordings, respectively. The title track from his 1981 album Sign of the Times was sampled in De La Soul's "Keepin' the Faith", and Warren G's "Regulate". His "Angela" was sampled in the track "Cab Fare" by Souls of Mischief. The track "El Verano" from the 1977 album "BJ4″ is used as a sample in the song "Blown Away" by the Cocoa Brovaz and also in the Masta Ace Track "NY Confidential". N.W.A's "Alwayz into Somethin'" uses a sample of "Storm King" from the album Three. "Can't Wait" by Redman features a sample of "Caribbean Nights" from the album Touchdown. English Drum & Bass pioneer Adam F extensively sampled "Westchester Lady" on his 1995 breakthrough release Circles. R*yksopp sampled his version of "You're as Right as Rain" for their instrumental track "Eple." In addition, James is mentioned in a verse by Andr* 3000 on "Black Ice" from Goodie Mob's second album Still Standing.
Aug-19-17 10:30 PM DIZZY GILLESPIE™ BIG BAND History has produced its share of great artists and great people - John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration; as a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces; and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work.



The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band is a direct descendant of Gillespie's musical ventures. The group has featured some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesman and NEA Jazz Master James Moody; musical director John Lee; and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, and Willie Jones III. All of them are outstanding band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right.

The band debuted in 1998. Together they continue to delight audiences around the world with the enduring power and freshness of Gillespie's music. These groups are the legacy the master would have wanted, and they serve as a living tribute from extraordinary musicians who exemplify his style, range, and commitment.

The Dizzy Big Band has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums, including Dizzy's 80th Birthday Celebration (1997), Dizzy's World (1999), Things to Come (2002), and Dizzy's Business (2006). The latest of these albums features new arrangements by musical director Slide Hampton, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, drummer Dennis Mackrel, and vocalist Roberta Gambarini, as well as two vintage Ernie Wilkins arrangements originally commissioned by Dizzy himself.

The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band's latest CD, "I'm BeBoppin' Too", was released on Half Note Records in June 2009. The big band CD features arrangements by Slide Hampton and a vocal appearance by Roy Hargrove on the title track. All About Jazz called the recording "a remarkably proficient and invariably engaging outing."
Aug-19-17 10:30 PM BOB JAMES feat. SPECIAL GUESTS The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963, James recorded his first solo album, Bold Conceptions, that year for Mercury Records. 58 albums and innumerable awards would follow through five decades. He honed his skills working with Creed Taylor, working on albums for artists like Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr, among others. While with CTI, James found great popular success overseeing significant hits for Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Maynard Ferguson, and Kenny Loggins.

While James is recognized as one of the progenitors of smooth jazz, his music has also had a profound effect on the history of hip hop, having been sampled often. Two of James' songs - "Nautilus" from 1974′s One and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" from 1975′s Two - are among the most sampled in hip hop history. According to whosampled.com, "Nautilus" and "Take Me to Mardi Gras" have been sampled in thirty-two and forty-three hip-hop recordings, respectively. The title track from his 1981 album Sign of the Times was sampled in De La Soul's "Keepin' the Faith", and Warren G's "Regulate". His "Angela" was sampled in the track "Cab Fare" by Souls of Mischief. The track "El Verano" from the 1977 album "BJ4″ is used as a sample in the song "Blown Away" by the Cocoa Brovaz and also in the Masta Ace Track "NY Confidential". N.W.A's "Alwayz into Somethin'" uses a sample of "Storm King" from the album Three. "Can't Wait" by Redman features a sample of "Caribbean Nights" from the album Touchdown. English Drum & Bass pioneer Adam F extensively sampled "Westchester Lady" on his 1995 breakthrough release Circles. R*yksopp sampled his version of "You're as Right as Rain" for their instrumental track "Eple." In addition, James is mentioned in a verse by Andr* 3000 on "Black Ice" from Goodie Mob's second album Still Standing.
Aug-20-17 08:00 PM DIZZY GILLESPIE™ BIG BAND History has produced its share of great artists and great people - John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration; as a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces; and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work.



The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band is a direct descendant of Gillespie's musical ventures. The group has featured some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesman and NEA Jazz Master James Moody; musical director John Lee; and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, and Willie Jones III. All of them are outstanding band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right.

The band debuted in 1998. Together they continue to delight audiences around the world with the enduring power and freshness of Gillespie's music. These groups are the legacy the master would have wanted, and they serve as a living tribute from extraordinary musicians who exemplify his style, range, and commitment.

The Dizzy Big Band has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums, including Dizzy's 80th Birthday Celebration (1997), Dizzy's World (1999), Things to Come (2002), and Dizzy's Business (2006). The latest of these albums features new arrangements by musical director Slide Hampton, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, drummer Dennis Mackrel, and vocalist Roberta Gambarini, as well as two vintage Ernie Wilkins arrangements originally commissioned by Dizzy himself.

The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band's latest CD, "I'm BeBoppin' Too", was released on Half Note Records in June 2009. The big band CD features arrangements by Slide Hampton and a vocal appearance by Roy Hargrove on the title track. All About Jazz called the recording "a remarkably proficient and invariably engaging outing."