Who The He// is Gingy?

by Gingy

Who The He// is Gingy?Hello all! My name is Gingy and I have a zest for life, love, music, and Mother Earth! I just want to give you a small intro into who I am. Here’s hoping you enjoy this short read.

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Science Fiction meets Jazz

by Max Ridley

Science Fiction meets Jazz by Max Ridley

photo by Elle DioGuardi (http://elledioguardi.com/)

One of my favorite things about science fiction is how a creator can project their vision of the future. However, as it is a projection, and we only have our own experience to draw from, often we color this future vision with bits and pieces from our now. Like having characters that exist 200 years from now conversing in vernacular from our time. Or having an alien race appear humanoid. One of the best examples of this is the famous “Cantina Band” from Star Wars playing “alien” music that sounds a lot like jazz.

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John Scofield’s Country for Old Men

John Scofield's Country for Old Men

In his youth, Jazz guitarist John Scofield spent a lot of time in New York’s famous music venue Filmore East, where Rock-, Jazz- and Country musicians played on the same stage. No wonder, while finding his home in Jazz music, he loved to cross musical borders during all his career. One of his latest albums, Country for Old Men, is just one of his many fusions.

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Saniyé

Saniye

Our second Artist of the Week is New York’s award-winning singer/songwriter Saniyé. She started writing songs and playing music at the age of 5, so it is no surprise that her emotionally driven and eclectic debut album “When I Don’t Sleep” made it’s rounds nationally and internationally with much success. Songs from the album played on Delta Airlines and are currently still playing in stores nationwide in the U.S. Most notably, Saniyé won her first major songwriting award with “Boom Sheke Nana,” a song that won the Grand Prize in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Both the song and the album were produced by Grammy-Award-winning producer, Henri Scars Struck.

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