A MightySat night for Michael Andrew

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IRVINE (31 August 2017): Oh what a night Michael Andrew had last Saturday evening in Indianapolis at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. In his swan song swimming in juniors, the 18-year-old American set three new world records on the way to winning three gold medals in the meet in the men’s 50 freestyle (21.75 […]

Guitarist H Allan rocks “Stiletto Heels”

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CHICAGO (21 August 2017): Like most guitar players who came of age in the 80s, H Allan was an Eddie Van Halen disciple and he loved to shred. The wannabe rocker never would have imagined that one day he would release a cover version of a tune by smooth jazz sax star Richard Elliot as […]

Sax-vocalist Michael J. Thomas is “Driven” to compete with an upbeat and diverse passion project

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DESTIN (18 August 2017): No sophomore slump for contemporary jazz-pop artist Michael J. Thomas, who released his second album, “Driven,” on Friday on the Harbor Breeze Records imprint. The ten-song set burst out of the gate jolted by a wave of national airplay for the first single, “Baby Coffee,” earning Billboard most-added honors in its […]

“Dear Friend”: Jazz fusion keyboardist Patrick Bradley honors tangible and “Intangible” influences on his fourth album

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ALISO VIEJO (31 July 2017): The spiritually-minded jazz fusion keyboardist Patrick Bradley doesn’t need a special occasion like marking his tenth anniversary as a recording artist to acknowledge his inspirations both tangible and divine. However, “Dear Friend,” the first single from his forthcoming fourth album, “Intangible,” due August 25, does just that, slated to arrive […]

Award-winning jazz guitarist Frank Piombo follows his dream to “Keep It Movin’”

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VERONA (15 June 2017): It’s been a steady upward trajectory for jazz guitarist Frank Piombo ever since he issued his debut album, “Smooth Reminiscence,” independently in 2010. The New Jersey-based musician sold enough units to be ReverbNation’s No. 1 jazz artist in the Garden State for three straight years while cultivating a growing fan base […]

Fatherhood has put saxophonist Jackiem Joyner in a funky mood

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SHERMAN OAKS (8 May 2017): Delivering on his promise to “Evolve,” the title of Jackiem Joyner’s last soul-jazz album, the saxophonist became a father since his 2014 release, an elation-inducing experience that informs the music he wrote and produced for his new Artistry Music set, “Main Street Beat,” due June 30. The first single from […]