The third song in this Tiny Desk Concert, explains the jocose pianist Robert Glasper, first appeared on one of his trio's albums of acoustic, instrumental jazz. It was called "F.T.B." then, though it later acquired words and a singer and was retitled "Gonna Be Alright" on the record which won the 2013 Grammy for Best R&B Album. That in itself provides a sense of the worlds to which Glasper has access; depending on your point of view, he either freely traverses or explodes those boundaries.
Guitarist and songwriter David Dondero is a transient. He's lived all over the country, from Alaska to Texas. When he's not touring, he finds work — most recently as a carpenter in California. But it never lasts. Music always finds its way back into his life.
Legendary composer and arranger Johnny Mandel started in the big bands of Joe Venuti, Buddy Rich and Jimmy Dorsey. Mandel's resume includes film and television classics such as "Suicide Is Painless" (the M*A*S*H theme) and "The Shadow of Your Smile" from The Sandpiper.
The votes are in and secured in an undisclosed location for counting. The results of CityBeat's annual online voting for the best local artists in twenty categories will be announced on Sunday, January 26th at the 17th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The red-carpet event will once again take place at the
Every January, for some years now, the Faux Frenchmen....virtuosi with the music of The Club of France and their originals and arrangements, join Brian O'D in the WNKU performance studio for a live set, commemorating the birthdays (in January) of Hot Club founders Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Tune in this Saturday at 11am for this now annual tradition.