Chris Cortez

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Recent Pieces from Chris Cortez

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Highlights from the 2018 San Jose Jazz Summerfest (59:00)
From: KCSM

Highlights from the 2018 San Jose Jazz Summerfest featuring performances from the Heritage Bank Cafe Stritch Stage.
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Vocalist Jon Hendricks (29:22)
From: KCSM

Jon Hendricks is considered one of the originators of vocalese, which adds lyrics to existing instrumental songs and replaces many instruments with vocalists, such as the ...
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Vocalist Betty Carter (29:30)
From: KCSM

Vocalist Betty Carter was known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent and imaginative ...
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Trumpeter Ellen Seeling & Saxophonist Jean Fineberg (28:02)
From: KCSM

Equally adept at jazz, R&B, Latin and pop/rock, Director Ellen Seeling has a multi-faceted career as a trumpet player, bandleader, educator and recording artist with over 35 ...
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Saxophonist John Handy (30:00)
From: KCSM

John Handy first came to prominence while working for Charles Mingus in the 1950s and has received Grammy nominations for "Spanish Lady" (jazz performance) and "If Only We ...
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Blues Saxophonist, Nancy Wright (29:06)
From: KCSM

Saxophonist, Nancy Wright is one of the most highly respected and in-demand sax players on today’s blues, Americana and R&B scene. Major music writers have hailed her ...
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Trumpeter, Donald Byrd (28:57)
From: KCSM

Prolific composer and bandleader, Donald Byrd is celebrated as one of the pioneers of the funk and soul genres while remaining a true bebop jazz artist. His successes ...
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The Cookers (29:42)
From: KCSM

The Cookers are a collective of veteran hard bop players, George Cables, Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, Donald Harrison and David Weiss. All leaders ...
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Bassist, Eddie Gomez (57:44)
From: KCSM

Bassist, Eddie Gomez is well-known for his work with pianist Bill Evans and a host of others include Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Gerry Mulligan to name a few. Eddie ...
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Saxophonist, Michael Brecker (28:57)
From: KCSM

15 time Grammy Award winner, saxophonist Michael Brecker speaks with KCSM's own Dick Conte.