This is part of Joe Hendeson "Double Rainbow Quartet" Nilson Matta- Helio Alves - Paulo Braga
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Nilson Matta Biography
Nilson Matta has long been considered one of Brazil's best bass players. Since his arrival in New York in 1985 he has become the first call of many of the top US musicians. Nilson studied bass at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with Sandrino Santoro, Brazil's premier classical bass player. While in Brazil he played with such top artists as João Gilberto, Hermeto Pascoal, Chico Buarque de Holanda, Nana Caymmi, João Bosco, Johnny Alf, Nivaldo Ornellas, MPB-4, Helio Delmiro, Luis Bonfa, and many others.
In 1983 Nilson was invited to Japan to perform with singer Lisa Ono. Together they spent a year promoting Brazilian music. In 1984, while with drummer Pascoal Meirelles, Nilson founded the fusion band Cama De Gato.
Nilson moved to New York City in 1985. Since that time he has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Joe Henderson, Paquito D'Rivera, Slide Hampton, Herbie Mann, Mark Murphy, Oscar Castro Neves, Don Friedman, Paul Winter, Claudio Roditi, Gato Barbieri, Yo Yo Ma, Kenny Barron and many others.
Five years after his move to the States, he co-founded an extraordinary quintet, The African Brazilian Connection, with pianist Don Pullen.
This group released three critically acclaimed CDs for Blue Note Records: Kele Mou Bana, Ode to Life and Live at Montreux Jazz Festival.
In 1993 Nilson returned to Brazil to record the CD, The Magic, with the great composer and guitarist Luis Bonfa.
Along with fellow Brazilians, Romero Lubambo and Duduka da Fonseca, Nilson founded Trio da Paz, one of the foremost Brazilian Jazz groups in the world. The trio has recorded five CDs; Brazil from the Inside, Black Orpheus, Partido Out, Café and Somewhere. Their third release, Partido Out, won the 2002 Jazz Journalists Association Award for "The Best Brazilian Jazz Album of the Year".
From 1995 till 1998, Matta worked extensively with four time Grammy Award winning saxophonist Joe Henderson, recording on the Grammy award winning 1997 CD Joe Henderson Big Band for Verve Records.
In 2000 Nilson recorded his first CD as a leader, Encontro, with harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens.
With jazz pianist Kenny Barron he recorded a CD Canta Brasil and toured in Europe and USA.
In 2003 and 2004 he recorded 2 CDs with the virtuoso cellist Yo Yo Ma, Obrigado Brasil and Live at Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall). Both were Grammy Awards winners.
Nilson recently performed on Nancy Wilson's CD, Turned to Blue for MCG Jazz with tenor sax player George Garzone for Venus Records in Japan.
In September 2006, Nilson released a CD for Blue Toucan Music, Nilson Matta & Friends - Walking With My Bass. It's a kind of autobiography project with a wide range of guests. Among them are Joao Bosco, Ivan Lins, Kenny Barron, Harry Allen, Rosa Passos, Robertinho Silva, Mauricio Einhorn, Joyce, Helio Alves, Filo Machado, Vic Juris and others.
Since 1997 Nilson teaches bass at Bass Collective in New York City
And at Montclair University in New Jersey.
"Nilson Matta is a powerhouse bass player"—Down Beat.
"Nilson is a virtuoso bassist" - YO YO MA
Three time Grammy Award Winner John Legend performs 'Number One' from his album 'Get Lifted'
Performed at London's Royal Albert Hall
1980) Olivia Newton-John AO, OBE (born 26 September 1948 in Cambridge, England) is an English-born actress raised between England and Australia. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles  and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA. Her music has been successful in multiple formats including Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary. She co-starred with John Travolta in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Grease, which became the highest grossing movie musical and one of the most successful film soundtracks in Hollywood history.
Newton-John has been a long-time activist for environmental and animal rights issues. Since surviving breast cancer in 1992, she has been an advocate for health awareness becoming involved with various charities, health products and fundraising efforts. Her business interests have included launching several product lines for Koala Blue and co-owning the Gaia Retreat & Spa in Australia.
Newton-John has married twice and currently lives with her second husband, John Easterling, in Florida. She is the mother of one daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, with her first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi.
Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) a young man living in the projects, is just an ordinary guy...until he wins $370 million in the Mondo Millions Lottery.
That's the good news.
The bad news is, the lottery claim office is closed for the long Fourth of July weekend, so, before he can collect his prize, Kevin is going to have to figure out how to keep a lid on his good fortune and survive the next three days.
As news of his windfall spreads through the community like a grass fire, Kevin quickly discovers the good, the bad and the ugly in his closest friends and neighbors. Girls who could never be bothered before start chasing him down. Everyone wants a piece of him—including the reverend, the local loan shark and one very threatening recent parolee won't take no for an answer. On edge and on the run, he even begins to question the intentions of his best friend, Benny (Brandon T. Jackson).
He also starts to realize the power he holds in his hands and what this lottery ticket could really mean to him, his future, and the community.
It's funny what people will do when money is involved.
The film's all-star ensemble cast is led by Bow Wow ("The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift"), Brandon T. Jackson ("Tropic Thunder"), Naturi Naughton ("Fame"), Keith David ("All About Steve"), Charlie Murphy ("Frankenhood"), Gbenga Akinnagbe ("The Wire"), Terry Crews ("Terminator Salvation," TBS series "Are We There Yet?"),
Loretta Devine ("Crash") and Ice Cube ("First Sunday," "Are We There Yet?"). It also stars Bill Bellamy ("Any Given Sunday," TV's "October Road"), Mike Epps ("The Hangover") and Faheem Najm, better known as Grammy Award-winner T-Pain.
"Lottery Ticket" is directed by Erik White, marking his feature directorial debut. The screenplay is by Abdul Williams, from a story by Erik White & Abdul Williams.
Alcon Entertainment presents a Burg-Koules Production, a Cube Vision Production, the comedy "Lottery Ticket." Rated PG-13 by the MPAA for "sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking," it will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. www.lotteryticketmovie****
People Magazine names her one of Nashvilles Hottest New Country Stars Miko Marks is back with her second video release, Locked & Loaded", directed by San Francisco filmmaker Edward Rosenblum. Locked & Loaded features a cameo by friend and Grammy Award winner, DWayne Wiggins of Tony Toni Tone. Keep an eye out for future work from Miko Marks and Edward Rosenblum.
South Africa's Legendary Musical Sensation, Grammy Award Winner and United Nations Ambassador. On the continent, we simply call her Mama Africa.
Malaika, nakupenda Malaika
Malaika, nakupenda Malaika
Ningekuoa mali we, ningekuoa dada
Nashindwa na mali sina we, Ningekuoa Malaika Nashindwa na mali sina we, Ningekuoa Malaika
Pesa zasumbua roho yangu
Pesa zasumbua roho yangu
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio
Nashindwa na mali sina we Ningekuoa Malaika.Nashindwa na mali sina we Ningekuoa Malaika
Kidege, hukuwaza kidege
Kidege, hukuwaza kidege
Ningekuoa mali we, ningekuoa dada
Nashindwa na mali sina, we Ningekuoa Malaika
Vega Records VR100 - release date: Aug/30/2010...
Love Will Know (Louie Vega Remix) - Elements of Life featuring Lisa Fischer
Vega Records is celebrating a true mild stone as a label, we have reached our 100th release! We can not put into words what this means for us so we are expressing our joy, our thanks, and our pure excitement through Elements of Life featuring Lisa Fischer LOVE WILL KNOW (Louie Vega Remix).
In April of 2003 Vega Records launched its very first release of CERCA DE MI and its been a runaway success of non-stop, crowd pleasing, chart topping, dance music hits for the world to enjoy every since! In August of 2008 we experienced our greatest success to date with ELEMENTS OF LIFE feat. Lisa Fisher & Cindy Mizelle with Into My Life (You Brought The Sunshine), so to honor our landmark 100th release its only fitting that we release Louie Vega's Elements of Life featuring Lisa Fischer, LOVE WILL KNOW! With lyrics by none other than Blaze, LOVE WILL KNOW is guaranteed to move you and take your spirit to an elevated euphoric level! When these powerhouses of music come together something truly amazing happens as they proved in 2008 with Into My Life (You Brought The Sunshine).
The talents on this track are UNREAL! We have combined the forces of two Grammy award winners, Louie Vega & Lisa Fischer and the genuine lyrics of BLAZE to create an unstoppable musical force that represents the true meaning of love for music! Louie Vega brings a percussion driven track courtesy of Luisito Quintero, with a funky baseline to the world renown vocals and sweet melodies of Lisa Fischer to present the perfect balance of harmony and beats with LOVE WILL KNOW. Close your eyes, turn up the system, listen to the inspirational lyrics of BLAZE and feel LOVE WILL KNOW take over your soul and move you to the dance floor. This music breaks boundaries of genres, you don't need to be a die hard house head to love and appreciate the strength and spirit of Elements of Life & Lisa Fischer's LOVE WILL KNOW.
This is what sets VEGA RECORDS apart and showcases the power of artists dedicated to the integrity of great music! LOVE WILL KNOW makes this monumental moment that much greater for us! We thank you for joining us on our journey as a label and promise to keep creating music that speaks to the souls of dancers and djs across the world!
ELEMENTS OF LIFE FEATURING LISA FISCHER LOVE WILL KNOW
PUBLISHING INFO: LUIS F. VEGA (NICONANE MUSIC) BMI, KEVIN HEDGE & JOSH MILAN (MUSIC OF NIA SONGS) BMI
PRODUCED, ARRANGED & MIXED BY: LOUIE VEGA
LEAD VOCAL & BACKGROUNDS: LISA FISCHER
MIX & RECORDING ENGINEER: YAS INOUE
KEYBOARDS: JUNITO DAVILA & JOSH MILAN
BACKGROUND ARRANGEMENTS: LISA FISCHER, LOUIE VEGA, JOSH MILAN, KEVIN HEDGE
LIVE BASS: GENE PEREZ
TIMBALES, CONGAS, DJEMBE & PERCUSSION: LUISITO QUINTERO
DRUM PROGRAMMING: LOUIE VEGA & YAS INOUE
RECORDED & MIXED AT: DADDY'S WORKSHOP, NJ
MASTERED BY: HERB POWERS FOR PM ENTERTAINMENT
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ANANE VEGA, NICO VEGA, LISA FISCHER, YAS INOUE, ROSIE VEGA!
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Actress, poet and three-time Grammy Award winner Jill Scott talks to NBC's Mara Schiavocampo about founding the Blues Babe foundation, and the important roll music plays in a child's education.
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ERIC JOHNSON is definitely one of my favorite Guitar Players!
his free style playin' is just beautiful...
Grammy Award winner for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (1991)
Number 17 in Guitar World Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitar Solos!
Meanwhile (VOTING FOR HEAT ONE, ENDS April 30, 2011) i have sent my Original composition to the Guitar Idol 3 (2010-2011) to try and go and play in London next year. you can check it out and help me with your vote at: *******www.guitaridol.tv/video/535
its called DESERT HALLUCINATIONS
Filmed at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, friends and admirers of Michael McDonald came together to pay homage to the man and his music. No stranger to recognition, the five-time Grammy Award winner's particular brand of "blue-eyed soul" produced a series of chart-topping hits. As a member of the Doobie Brothers and a successful solo artist, Michael McDonald's distinctive baritone vocals are instantly recognizable to fans worldwide.
Mas Alla appears on the Grammy award winner album "Abriendo Puertas", 1995 Epic Records
Three time Grammy Award Winner John Legend performs 'So High' from his album 'Get Lifted' Performed at London's Royal Albert Hall
Three time Grammy Award Winner John Legend performs 'PDA' from his new album 'Once Again'
Performed at London's Royal Albert Hall
New High Budget Video from the "Rolling Stones of Salsa": Los Van Van (grammy award winner). this track/video is extracted from the new album 2009 "ARRASANDO" (Planet Records), enjoy it! visit our website *******www.latinmusicstore**** or buy it in ITUNES
Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were two friends who grew up together sharing the common bond of basketball. Together, they lifted the Yugoslavian National team to unimaginable heights. After conquering Europe, they both went to America where they became the first two foreign players to attain NBA stardom. But with the fall of the Soviet Union on Christmas Day 1991, Yugoslavia split up. A war broke out between Petrovic's Croatia and Divac's Serbia. Long buried ethnic tensions surfaced. And these two men, once brothers, were now on opposite sides of a deadly civil war. As Petrovic and Divac continued to face each other on the basketball courts of the NBA, no words passed between the two. Then, on the fateful night of June 7, 1993, Drazen Petrovic was killed in an auto accident. "Once Brothers" will tell the gripping tale of these two men, how circumstances beyond their control tore apart their friendship, and whether Divac has ever come to terms with the death of a friend before they had a chance to reconcile.
Vlade Divac's Personal Statement
As a young basketball player growing up in Yugoslavia, it didn't take long to realize that I had a chance to be part of something special. I was 18 when I signed my first pro contract and was called upon to play for my national team.
By the late 1980's, a new generation of Yugoslavian talent had come together, and eventually we'd all make it to the NBA -- myself, Toni Kukoc, Dino Radja and the great Drazen Petrovic. Together we won the silver medal at the 1988 Olympics, followed by first-place finishes at the European and World Championships...it seemed no one could stop us.
Besides forming a great combination on the court, Drazen and I also shared a strong friendship. We thought we'd play forever, but powerful forces beyond our control - political and personal - kept us from realizing some of our dreams. This is my journey to understand an enduring sense of loss - of my team, our shared future and the people I once considered my brothers.
NBA Entertainment Bio
NBA Entertainment (NBAE) is one of the largest suppliers of sports television and digital programming in the world, managing television, film, photos, PSA's, promotional campaigns and marketing partnerships, as well producing events domestically and internationally for the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League.
Founded in 1982 as the definitive visual archive of the NBA's history, NBAE's growth can be attributed to a simple philosophy: to tell compelling stories about the game of pro basketball and the people it touches. That storytelling mission has been carried out through a variety of short and long-form programming, including acclaimed documentaries. Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray, covering the dramatic rise, fall and resurrection of the former Knicks and Nets star, won a Sports Emmy. Emmy-nominated titles include Road to Redemption, following the quest of the 2008 United States men's national team to reclaim Olympic gold; and Manute Bol: Basketball Warrior, about one man's unique basketball journey from Sudan to the NBA.
Unprecedented access to the game and its players also provides NBAE unique contemporary storytelling opportunities, including such titles as Kevin Garnett: KG and Undeniable: The Rise of Dwyane Wade.
NBAE has enjoyed a successful history of working in the film and entertainment industry, enlisting a roster of renowned artists as narrators for its documentaries: Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker; Academy Award nominees Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard and Djimon Hounsou; and Grammy Award winners Justin Timberlake and Chris Rock.
With You / Kiss kiss Overture (Chris Brown) video sample by Marrina.
Marrina's new pop, hip-hop, electronic, R&B and dance music is available on ITUNES:
Chris Brown ( Marvin's Room, Back To The Crib w/ Juelz Santana ) Should've Kissed You, Best Love Song, Look At Me Now, Fame, Next to You ( Justin Bieber ) Treading Water, Beautiful People ft. Benny Benassi ) Deuces feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall, Time To Love Crawl, Froze , Man In the Mirror , Billie Jean ( Michael Jackson Tribute performance at the 2011 BET Awards ) So Cold, Superhuman , I Can Transform Ya (feat. Lil' Wayne ,Swizz Beatz ) Yeah 3x Freeze, Look At Me Now, Fame, Glow In the Dark, flying solo , Saturday Night Live ( SNL ) w/ Russell Brand, Final destination, Take You Down , Forever, Electric Guitar ( dr. dre) No Air/ Jordin Sparks, Umbrella with Rihanna, Wall to Wall) and T-Pain ( Low / Flo Rida, Wisin Y Yandel feat 50 Cent No Dejemos Que Se Apague Video Trailer, Bartender , Buy You a Drank / Jesse McCartney.
Grammy awards winner Chris appeared o American Idol 's Idol Gives Back along with Bono, Mariah Carey , Celine Dion, Rihanna ( take a Bow, Rehab ) Fergie, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus ( The Climb ) The Jonas Brothers ( Love Bug / Dancing With the stars ) Carry Underwood, Gloria Estefan, Jordin Sparks, Paula Abdul , Vanessa Hudgens ( High School Musical ) Jimmy Kimmel, with Adam Sandler ( Bedtime Stories , Hanukah Song / the Wedding Singer, Spanglish ) Jim Carrey ( Yes Man ) Dane Cook ( My Best Friend's Girl w/ Alec Baldwin, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs ) Daughtry, Victoria Beckham. Appearances: MTV 2008 American Music Awards , Regis and Kelly Show, Music Video Award ( VMA ) Dancing with the Stars DWTS, BET Awards, vevo KIIS FM ( Christmas Jingle Ball w/ Katy Perry, Tokyo Hotel , Pussycat Dolls ) along with Usher, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo , Lil Wayne ( Lollipop ) Nelly, Jennifer Hudson ( Spotlight, Imagine ( John Lennon ); national anthem at the Superbowl ) Rihanna, Keri Hilson SouljaBoy Tell 'Em, Nelly ( Drop It Low / More Than a Game movie )
With You was performed b American Idol 's Archuleta ( Crush ; also performed Imagine / John Lennon and Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me / Elton John ) tribute in honor of Michael Jackson, with Mary J. Blige and Akon in Vienna in September. With You performed o The X Factor 2009 auditions ( Dominic Harris)
With You/ Kiss Kiss Overture is a part of a NEW CONCEPT:
"Immortalizing" selected songs ( various artists) , presenting them in classical forms of music. This concept was created in appreciation of the artists' music. Among the songs are No One Concerto, What goes Around Rhapsody, My Love Concerto (Justin Timberlake, TI, Timbaland), Apologize (Timbaland, One Republic), Sweet Escape Suite (Gwen Stefani, Akon), Umbrella (Rihanna, Jay-Z, Chris Brown), What I've Done (Linkin Park, ft. in "The Transformers"), Makes Me Wonder (Maroon 5), What I Are (Timbaland, Keri Hilson ) Big Girls Don't Cry (Fergie), The Pretender Symphony/concerto (Foo Fighters, How Far We've Come (Matchbox 20), Runaway Love (Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Keri Hilson), Gimme More Sonata (Britney Spears) and others.
This version is not intended to sound as a copy of the original song. The music might be A MIXTURE OF GENRES, WITH INTENTIONAL CONSTANT CHANGES IN TEMPO AND RHYTHM (personal interpretation).
This original concept is presented, arranged and performed b Marrina.
Award-winning concert pianist/composer/conductor Marrina has performed in concerts since she was 8 years old. Her styles of music are ranging from classical, to pop, to dance, to R&B, to hip-hop. Her high school musical compositions were featured in films and theater.
After her performance in the Super Bowl Halftime Show Marrina continued to perform in concerts, in films and on television. She has appeared in the film "Face/Off" with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage and television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Entertainment Tonight, Extra and others. She conducted and performed with the group she founded in front of presidents (President Clinton, President Meri of Estonia) and royalty, appearing in major events, from the Olympic games events to the Grammy Fest. She has appeared with and in front of well-known artists and personalities such as Sting, Natalie Cole, Jessica Simpson, John Travolta, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Barbra Streisand, Will Smith. Larry King, Bruce Springsteen and many others.
In appreciation of their artistic and humanitarian contributions, Marrina has written special compositions in honor of Steven Spielberg, Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Sir Paul Mccartney.