Felix Contreras http://wnku.org en Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies http://wnku.org/post/ethereal-jazz-singer-jimmy-scott-dies Singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15395174/little-jimmy-scott" target="_blank">Jimmy Scott</a> died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home in Las Vegas at age 88, according to his booking agent, Jean-Pierre Leduc. <p>Scott suffered from Kallmann's syndrome, a lifelong affliction that prevented his body from maturing through puberty. The condition slowed his growth, leaving his stature at 4 feet 11 inches until his late 30s. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 36824 at http://wnku.org Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies Federico Aubele: Tiny Desk Concert http://wnku.org/post/federico-aubele-tiny-desk-concert Argentine singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121339085">Federico Aubele</a> uses his dark, husky voice to produce a specific effect in the three songs he performs at this Tiny Desk Concert: Together, they jell into one impressionistic midtempo ballad.<p>A voice like Aubele's could be restrictive: His lower register seems to always reflect something dark and lonely. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:48:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 34813 at http://wnku.org Federico Aubele: Tiny Desk Concert Sofia Rei: Tiny Desk Concert http://wnku.org/post/sofia-rei-tiny-desk-concert A drum from the Argentine Pampas fuels the music of Sofia Rei in this video: The way Franco Pinna has it incorporated into a traditional drum set serves as a musical metaphor for the music Rei performs alongside Pinna and guitarist/bassist JC Maillard.<p>Rei carries the accent and spirit of her native Argentina in her jazz-infused vocals. She's successfully carved out a spot for herself within a small and exclusive group of vocalists from Latin America who, after spending their formative years in their own countries, came to the U.S. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 32695 at http://wnku.org Sofia Rei: Tiny Desk Concert La Santa Cecilia: Tiny Desk Concert http://wnku.org/post/la-santa-cecilia-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinput=la+santa+cecilia">La Santa Cecilia</a> spreads joy every time its members plug in to do a show. They do it one dance step at a time, with cumbias, corridos, elegant mambos and plain old rock 'n' roll.<p>I first saw La Santa Cecilia perform in an Austin, Texas, parking lot about five years ago. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:19:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 30443 at http://wnku.org La Santa Cecilia: Tiny Desk Concert