Catch That Funkin’ Energy with BlendJazz

The Alabama indie smooth jazz/funk/R&B band BlendJazz pulls you in, grabs you with the rhythm, and keeps your head bopping. It’s because of the unique combo of Henry Mixon, Earl Rice and AnthonyStix Payton, who together, make tunes like “Slow Jam” that feel like honey you want to pour over everything. “Somp’um” adds an easy... Continue Reading →

Time to Unpack Her Suitcase

[Editor's note: **For an exciting update, see the end of this article**] Char McAllister’s new CD is named for her life’s journey, set to music. A rich voice full of complexity, nuance and depth tells the tale of setbacks and challenges that almost did her in. But she wouldn’t allow that to happen. Based on... Continue Reading →

Breathing Life into a Piece of Brass

Dr. Otto Gomez has a personal connection to the trumpet. As a pastor, he appreciates how the instrument is mentioned in the Bible, and he never loses his spiritual regard of music. Born in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn, the city was very good to him; he started performing with his buddies when he... Continue Reading →

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