Stanley Turrentine had one of the fattest, richest and most colorful sounds of all of my favorite players of the saxophone. Along with that amazing sound was a very soulful and lyrical style of playing that pulls you right in. Many people don’t know that he was a great soloist on jazz standards. So lyrical and swinging and his music always makes you feel good.
I had the opportunity to see him up close in intimate bar settings and his music was always hip and high spirited with a lot of soul. His most popular period was probably his CTI period when he started to use the fusion jazz style in his music, featured the all stars, George Benson, Richard Tee, Bob James, Freddie Hubbard, Milt Jackson, Eric Gale, Grant Green, Idris Muhammed, and Ron Carter. During this period in 1970 he put out his biggest selling album, “Sugar”. Not only did the song “Sugar” become a hit but also a standard in the jazz repertoire. Also, he also plays Coltrane’s Impressions on this album and it’s a soulful and swinging version that is very hip!
Here’s a video of Stanley on one of my favorite live programs ever on TV. David Sanborn hosted a show called, “Night Music” which was aired about 1am and featured some of the best jazz musicians alive at that time. The show didn’t last long but if you want to see some great live jazz, check out this video and some of the other jazz musicians who were featured.
If you're interested in taking Saxophone lessons on Zoom or In Person in Burbank, Glendale or North Hollywood, we have some of the best Saxophone lessons in Los Angeles. Our Saxophone instructors are picked by interviewing hundreds of Saxophone instructors and we have really high standards on both their teaching ability as well as their personality. If you'd like to talk to one of our instructors or set up a first lesson we have a guarantee that if you don't absolutely love your first lesson you don't have to pay for it. Please contact us at (818)902-1233 or on our website at https://www.losangelesmusicteachers.com/online-drum-lessons-in-burbank-ca.html
Piano & Voice Teacher - Danielle Crook, Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings as a French Music Vocalist
Our wonderful piano/voice teacher, Danielle Crook, was featured this month in Martha Stewart's Weddings Magazine as a French Singer performing for a very upscale French Themed Wedding in Los Angeles at the Langham Hotel. She was hired through Rossi Music a sister company to Los Angeles Music Teachers. "Danielle is not only one of our outstanding voice teachers, but she's also a wonderful vocalist who has the ability to sing in 13 languages. That could be a Guinness world record!", jokes Grammy Winner, Rick Rossi, who manages both music based businesses. "I knew Danielle was an outstanding musician and vocalist since hiring her as a piano and voice teacher a few years ago. Then months later, after seeing the comments that were coming directly from her students and reading the Google reviews her students were leaving for her, confirmed that she was quite special!!"
"Recognizing her unique ability as a singer came a bit later, when we were discussing music and bands and she told me that she could sing in 13 languages. That immediately got my attention because in 2011, I had created a French and International Band called "Esperanto" that made an album of International music. At that time we were getting quite a few bookings at events, festivals and various kinds of dinner parties and even weddings! Right at our peak of success we lost our singer because she needed to move back east to help her aging mother. Ever since that time we were unable to find an adequate replacement because of all the languages she was able to sing. So when Danielle mentioned her ability to sing in many languages and the love she had for French Music and International music, I began to start marketing for our French Band again and this French Themed Wedding became her very first event with Rossi Music. Fortunately, we were lucky enough to be able to get some video footage and here's a sample of her singing at the event. https://youtu.be/Iiis5wTs-bk. This was a beautiful wedding filled with the best of everything, beautiful ballroom, amazing floral designs and for entertainment, the French music of Danielle and the band as well as French dancers who put on two 20 minute shows in between the sets of the french music."
As a result, Martha Stewart Weddings asked to feature the French Themed Wedding in her magazine. Click the link below to see the photos from the event.
You can check more out at Rossi Music French International Event Bands for Hire or visit our Los Angeles Music Teachers website for more information on how you can take piano or voice lessons with Danielle.
Our band, Paris Cafe is a tasteful marriage of French Chanson, jazz swing music of the American Songbook and more contemporary pop featuring French Chanteuse Danielle.
With a variety of repertoire of vintage American standards, French jazz songs and mixed with some contemporary current Top 40, Paris Cafe is a unique alliance between the old world and the new, French charm, vintage Hollywood glam and soulful pop and R&B. With world class singers and musicians, Paris Cafe gathers all the ingredients to make it hot as well as to keep you dancing!!
Check out more at www.Rossimusic.biz or call us at 818-902-1233. We're the specialists for connecting the best unique artists with the right events. We serve all of southern california including, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Malibu, Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Santa Barbara, Orange County, San Diego, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Marina del Rey, Irvine, Pacific Palisades, Westlake Village, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Bel Air, Westwood, Century City, Venice, Long Beach, San Fernando Valley, Anaheim, Newport Coast, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Orange, La Habra, Century City, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, Valencia, Coronado, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, La Jolla. We specialize in Vintage and contemporary Jazz Bands, Swing Big Bands, Smooth Jazz, French Jazz Quartets, French Lounge Music, Pink Martini Cover Bands, World Music, and Electric String Quartets with Tracks.
If you're interested in taking music lessons on Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Drums, Bass, Cello or Woodwinds check out our website at www.losangelesmusicteachers.com or call us at 818-209-2620
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