Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Woody Allen and jazz

Woody Allen is a passionate fan of jazz, he began playing clarinet as a child and took his stage name from clarinetist Woody Herman. He has performed publicly at least since the late 1960s, including with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on the soundtrack of Sleeper.

Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band have been playing each Monday evening at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan for many yearspecializing in New Orleans jazz from the early 20th century. He plays songs by Sidney Bechet, George Lewis, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, and Louis Armstrong. The documentary film Wild Man Blues (directed by Barbara Kopple) chronicles a 1996 European tour by Allen and his band, as well as his relationship with Previn. The band released the albums The Bunk Project (1993) and the soundtrack of Wild Man Blues (1997). In 2005, Allen, Eddy Davis and Conal Fowkes released the trio album Woody With Strings. In a 2011 review of a concert by Allen's jazz band, critic Kirk Silsbee of the Los Angeles Times suggested that Allen should be regarded a competent musical hobbyist with a sincere appreciation for early jazz: "Allen's clarinet won't make anyone forget Sidney Bechet, Barney Bigard or Evan Christopher. His piping tone and strings of staccato notes can't approximate melodic or lyrical phrasing. Still his earnestness and the obvious regard he has for traditional jazz counts for something."

Allen and his band played at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on two consecutive nights in June 2008. For many years he wanted to make a film about the origins of jazz in New Orleans. Tentatively titled American Blues, the film would follow the different careers of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

New updates on Jam 66 Radio!

BRANNON MCLEOD, ILONA AKIMOVA, THE METAL BYRDS and other great new blues/rock bands  from today on the radio! 

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Sunday, January 28, 2024


TAPE FIVE, the multinational music project has, since 2004, produced 8 albums and many EPs and singles. They generate millions of streams across the usual platforms and have shared the stage with some of the great pop and jazz artists around the world even playing for presidents! Tape Five’s songs are heard in adverts, TV and film and appear on more than a 1000 compilations worldwide. 

In 2010 they became renowned as the “pioneers of Electroswing”. TAPE FIVE had already navigated their way through many facettes of vintage/retro music since the foundation in 2003 by master-mind Martin Strathausen (favorite quote: „I did it my way“). For almost a decade TAPE FIVE have thrived on a mixture of beats using the means of modern times, but song structures, stories, atmospheres, arrangements and live musicians are all inspired from days gone by, when enthusiasm for music boomed and musical individualism was paramount.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

The Flying Beets

The Flying Beets, a Fort Worth-based indie rock trio, releases its highly anticipated debut single "Maybe Baby." Fronted by Nathan Waller, a popular DFW-based singer/songwriter known for his extraordinary vocal range and powerful delivery, the band is rounded by bass player David Cross and drummer Kenn Scott.

"Maybe Baby" bears witness to what happens when a power-punching rhythm section backs Waller's songwriting and guitar prowess. With a catchy hook and driving tempo, the band’s first release is a powerful anthem that is sure to find a home on many personal playlists.

Though The Flying Beets are a relatively new band, formed in the spring of 2022, their music showcases a maturity and depth that belies their short existence. "Maybe Baby" serves as a bold introduction to their collective talent and is destined to resonate with fans across multiple demographics.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Bryan Dallas

Bryan Dallas is more than a musician; he's a living testament to a life well-lived and a versatile artist. Born in San Francisco, CA, he grew up in the heart of the Bay Area's rock 'n' roll scene, setting the stage for his musical journey. But Bryan's story is anything but ordinary. His life is a patchwork of unique encounters and experiences: 

At 18, Bryan danced backstage with Drew Barrymore and Karen O at The Beastie Boys concert. 

He had an impromptu show with ZZ Top at age 23. 

In pro per won against city police for a traffic ticket that turned into wrongful arrest. 
Was in a hardcore band when EMO was a trend. 

Became the first (and possibly only) crew member to check Chrissie Hynde’s microphone at The Fillmore SF. 

Got kicked out of a church Choir for wearing blue suede shoes. 

Beyond music, Bryan is a master mechanic, college radio programmer, and holds a Degree in day trading. He's an Anecdotalist, Epicure and has even left his mark on BURRN! Magazine, Japan. 

Bryan's journey isn't just a musical one; it's a celebration of life's diverse experiences. He's an artist who defies conventions, always ready to follow his own unique path.

Friday, January 19, 2024



Maija (pronounced “Maya”) hails from London, England but lives in the Washington, DC area.

This year she releases her new single "Let’s Keep This a Secret". There are no perfect words to describe how personal this song has been to Maija. It is deeply emblazoned in her life’s work and relationships. Maija sings a lot of Brazilian jazz but tends to write music in her native language English.

Maija wrote the melody and lyrics to “Let’s Keep This a Secret” and her pianist, Wayne Wilentz, wrote the harmonic arrangement. Gerry Kunkel played guitar; Leonardo Lucini, bass; Mark Prince, drums. The song was recorded in 2023 at Bias Studio, Springfield, VA. Mike Monsieur mastered the final product.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024


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Haywood Gregory

Haywood Gregory, a native of Savannah GA., began singing in churches and public schools at the age of seven, and it had been merely a few years before he became a professional singer at the age of fourteen. Some of his many accolades include having performed with Morgan Freeman, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Soul Stirrers (1988) in the Broadway hit play "GOSPEL AT COLONUS" at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, touring throughout the United States and Europe performing at various festivals such as the Newport Jazz Festival (RI), the 36th Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), and the 20th Savannah Jazz Festival (GA)., and numerous appearances on the Joe Franklin Show. Haywood made his big screen movie debut, singing in the hit movie "THE KING OF NEW YORK" starring Christopher Walken. Haywood has recorded on numerous albums, some include the 1997 "LAST CONCERT CD" with Eddie Harris and Bernard Purdie in Cologne Germany, the Killer Joe CD, "SCENE OF THE CRIME", distributed by BMG Music, and HAYWOOD & JEANNE C. GREGORY "SWINGING WITH THE ROMERO BROTHERS". Haywood has shared center stage with such notables as Bruce Springsteen, Carl Perkins, Dion, Bruce Willis, Freddie Jackson, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Lionel Hampton, Bobby Watson, Buddy Guy, The Oak Ridge Boys, Otis Blackwell, Ronnie Dove, Issac Hayes, George Coleman, BB King, The Drifters, The Marvelettes, The Blues Jumpers, and many more great stars. 

Haywood other accolades includes his performances on various television show and series: "Vise Grip On My Heart" televised on Baby Story, Chicago PD, Houston Beauty, Party Planner with David Tutera, Velvet and So You Think You Can Dance "21st Century Soul Man" televised on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Mr. Hockey, Velvet, Wheeler Dealers and So You Think You Can Dance "I Need Money" televised on Bizarre Foods America, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Make Over Story, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Mr. Hockey. Haywood is a patriot, who has been awarded two resolutions from the New Jersey General Assembly, and the New Jersey State Senate for being a world class musician and family man. In 2007, Haywood was nominated at the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards as a producer for Traditional Gospel Album and Traditional Recorded Gospel Song of the Year for The Blind Boys of Alabama album entitled "Rare Classics".

Saturday, January 13, 2024

The Livesays

The Livesays are an accomplished five-piece Heartland/Americana band fronted by the band’s namesake critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay, who spent 12 years performing, recording and touring with E-Streeter Clarence Clemons' band "Temple of Soul."

During his 12-year tenure with the beloved “Big Man,” Billy recorded and released "Live in Asbury Park" Volumes I & II at The Stone Pony, the second album which features Bruce Springsteen. Billy has shared the stage with so many industry giants, his resume reads like a "Who's Who of Rock n' Roll Hall of Famers." Drummer Steve Rheingold, was formerly the beat keeper with the legendary Wayne Cochran. The Livesays' lineup is rounded out with Jorge Laplume on bass, Victor "Cuqui" Berrios on Hammond B-3 organ, and Tim Murphy on piano, all of whom have impressive resumes of their own. Cuqui, who grew up in New York City, offers a touch of the Big Apple to the band with his Hammond B3 and impassioned vocals. 

Tim brings his ear for harmony and his unique Elton John style piano. Jorge hails from Havana, Cuba; with his Latin roots coupled with a steady diet of the rock groups The Who and Free, he delivers a bass sound that is both funky and thunderous. The combination of these five seasoned pros, with their versatile backgrounds, incomparable harmonies, energy level, and undeniable chemistry, create real magic on stage together and put on one heck of a dynamic live performance. 

The Livesays have created five full length albums that are both memorable and moving with stories ranging from adolescence to adulthood, from battling addiction to conquering depression, from finding love to losing love ... with lyrics that will surely touch your heart and quench your soul.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Mili West

Mileana Michelle West-Sánchez, known by her stage name “Mili West”, is a singer and songwriter from San Juan, Puerto Rico who currently resides in Columbus, Georgia. Mili's released 9 singles thus far with "This is Goodbye" being her debut. She recently performed at the Jonboy Storey concert which was her first live performance. Mili comes from a military family and has been all over the world including Germany, Spain, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It is also noted that Mili writes all of her music. This artist is one that young fans will look up to and admire her, that's why she's one of the hottest new artists out there!

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Chris Comet

Chris Comet's new album "Going Back in Time" is coming out in November 2023.

"Going Back in Time" is a progressive rock album that Chris has been working on with several other artists/musicians:
- Lead Vocals: Bernie Chiaravalle (Michael McDonald, Doobie Brothers), Steph Honde and Robbie Wyckoff (Roger Water The Wall), Rudiger
- Guitars: Scott Van Zen, Bernie Chiaravalle, Steph Honde, Glenn DeLaune
- Drums: Bodo Schopf (Michael Schenker Group), Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, SSN&Y), Simon Philips (Toto, Megadeth), Shannon Forrest (Toto, Brooks and Dune)
- Bass: Craig Young (Michael McDonald), Antoine Katz
- Backup vocals: Windy Wagner (Ringo Starr), Bernie Chiaravalle, Robbie Wyckoff, Glenn DeLaune
- Keyboards, synthesizers and organ: Chris Comet
Original songs composed by Chris Comet, in collaboration with Bernie Chiaravalle, Steph Honde, Scott Van Zen and Glenn DeLaune.

Chris Comet produced, engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered all songs at Soaring Eagle Studios, Texas.

Thursday, January 4, 2024


This is Swedish singer/songwriter IdaLO's first catchy single from her forthcoming 2024 album. It features Danish acoustic and electric guitar player, co-writer and producer Finn Olafsson, known from his recordings with artists like Anne Linnet, Pia Raug, Lars Lilholt, Ache - and known for his many instrumental guitar releases.

"Låt världen snurra" is written for IdaLO's daughter in her teenage years. It's a song about not giving in to FOMO (fear of missing out) and highlights the unnecessary haste that many of us experiences once in a while. With the question: where are we going anyway? Where is our end station?
And that everything we search for can be found inside ourselves.

IdaLO (aka Ida Linnea Olsson) appears on the Danish label and music publishing company Olafssongs.

Monday, January 1, 2024

Sam Huber

Sam Huber and the True Groove All-Stars lay down two very different sides of the Christmas canon with ‘A Soulful Christmas.’ First up is a fun and funky version of Albert King’s "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin." Recorded and filmed during his live performance taping for UK digital broadcaster Stabal TV, Sam and the band, along with guests Jonathan Read and Su Robinson (from The Specials horn section), take the song beyond its holiday theme and create a groove that moves and transforms it into a timeless soul classic. "It’s a fun and sexy tongue-in-cheek bluesy soul piece," Huber comments. "When I started thinking about Christmas songs I knew I wanted to go outside the traditional box. I did some digging and found ‘Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin,’ and it jumped out at me right away. I sent it to Tomás (Doncker, Huber’s longtime producer and collaborator), who’s a huge Albert King fan, and he loved it. Having JR and Su on the track really gives it a Stax-y vibe that I love.”

Flipping the script in a very different direction is an intense take of Marvin Gaye’s controversial 'lost' Christmas song, "I Want To Come Home For Christmas." Originally recorded in 1972, arguably the height of his career and his political activism, the song was so somber it didn't see release until 1990, six years after his untimely death. “When I found this song it immediately resonated with me,” notes Huber. "As soon as I heard it, I thought about the conflict in Ukraine and how this song is chillingly, and sadly, very timely today.” "Taking on any Marvin Gaye song is always daunting," adds Doncker. "There's so much going on on multiple levels, but Sam killed it. I've worked with him for a long time and this is one of the most intense performances he's done." Even after it was 'buried,' "I Want To Come Home For Christmas" has become a song that would not die. It's found multiple lives, each unfortunately connected to armed conflict, but with each rebirth, particularly now, its poignancy looms ever larger.

From his secret sonic lab in downtown Helsinki, Finland, Sam Huber has built a career cross-pollinating musical touchstones from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s with modern elements like hip-hop rhythms, trap beats, loops and more to create what he calls 'Future Funk.’

With over a dozen releases in the past five years, featuring collaborations with everyone from dancehall legend Hawkman to hiphop icon Bazerk and P-Funk alums Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton and Amp Fiddler, remixes by the likes of Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Keith Shocklee (The Bomb Squad/Public Enemy) and Grammy winning producer Bill Laswell, Huber is nothing if not prolific.