“The Pulse” celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with Dara Tucker

On this episode of The Pulse, host and WBGO Afternoon Jazz radio personality, Keanna Faircloth, celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month talking with vocalist, pianist and composer, Dara Tucker. The award-winning artist has crafted an engaging style weaving a tapestry of acoustic jazz, soul and more for her angelic voice on her several projects including the latest single, “Secret O’ Life” from her anticipated release, Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World Join Keanna and Dara for their enjoyable and enlightening conversation as they talk about her musical journey including, the new project; writing the Grammy-winning song, “Oklahoma” for acclaimed, contemporary Blues Artist, Keb Mo and her surprise comedic, Tik Tok fame. Check out the episode below:

For Keanna’s full write up on the WBGO website click HERE

The Pulse is the splendid brainchild of, Keanna Faircloth who presents an outstanding array of burgeoning and acclaimed artists with a common strand of jazz, but with a mix of other musical influences. The Pulse is presented live on the WBGO Facebook , and subsequently available here on I SPY SOUL.net as well as on the WBGO website. Don’t miss it!

To check out Dara Tucker’s latest single “Secret O’ Life” and more on Spotify click here

THE SOUL SEEN:Vocalist and songwriter, Lizz Wright

The Soul Seen™ is a retrospective of past features that provide a snapshot in time in the careers, from fledgling to legendary, of these very talented artists. The projects featured are older now, but no less significant. The insights and perspectives they shared, speak to their success and as you will find, still resonate today.

The Soul Seen revisits the 2003 interview with acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright. It was upon the debut of her debut release, Salt. Her distinctive, soulfully rich and arresting voice had then as now won over scores of faithful fans and earned her chart-topping success as well as critical acclaim. Her recordings as a leader, now six deep (Salt, Dreaming Wide Awake, The Orchard, Fellowship, Freedom and Surrender and Grace), have seen her weave her instrument through a tapestry of Soul, Jazz, Gospel, Blues, and Folk while at the same time displaying an equally affecting writing style that provides a window to the travels in her life.

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“The Pulse” celebrates the women of WBGO and more exciting news!

The Pulse with host and WBGO Afternoon Jazz radio personality, Keanna Faircloth  celebrates Women’s History Month with a special edition featuring the women of WBGO in a discussion on navigating a career in radio, the challenges of working in male dominated spaces and the unique landscape of jazz. Joining Keanna, are notable hosts Rhonda Hamilton, Awilda Rivera, Lezlie Harrison, Monifa Brown, Sheila Anderson and Nicole Sweeney. Check out this very interesting and insightful conversation below:

I SPY SOUL is excited to share the popular interview series with our audience here on our website via rebroadcast. Presented live on the WBGO Facebook page, The Pulse is the splendid brainchild of host Keanna Faircloth and clear kindred platform of I SPY SOUL that presents an array of outstanding burgeoning and acclaimed artists with a common strand of jazz, but with a mix of other musical influences. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes!

Jonas takes us “4ward Fast To Future” with Live Concert Premiere

Dane singer, songwriter and producer Jonas Rendbo or Jonas as he’s commonly known, is yet another strong example of how major the influence of Black American music, in this case soul, has been and continues to be in other parts of the world. In his formative years, Jonas was hooked like legions of us by the music of the incomparable Stevie Wonder and needless to say, that soul sound became a thirst and vital component of his own. 

Although the name might not ring significant bells to some in the U.S., over his decades long career Jonas has garnered a pretty healthy fan base of soul music cognoscenti across the world. Successfully releasing and touring his own music while also producing and crossing paths with notable soul and R&B artists like Omar, Bilal, John Legend, Joss Stone, and Lynden David Hall, has keenly secured Jonas the designation, Godfather of Scandanavian Soul.

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