The Elegant Sadness of Kamau Kenyatta

Kamau Kenyatta usually produces records for other jazz musicians. Then, “I was given the opportunity to release... music under my own name, and I took it.”Photograph by David Mas SteinbergBLURT MUSIC NEWS : READER SAN DIEGO “I think the whole session was an example of everyone making each other sound better.” -By Robert Bush, Oct. 31, 2019 “It was one of those exceptional sessions where everything just ‘clicked’ and went very smoothly,” says musician Kamau Kenyatta, discussing his fresh album “The Elegant Sadness,” featuring trumpeter Curtis Taylor, saxophonist Brian Clancy, bassist Mackenize Leighton, drummer Richard Sellers, percussionist David Castaneda, and,

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A Night to Remember with Cécile McLorin Salvant

As a young singing sensation, Cécile McLorin Salvant won her first Grammy Award in 2019 for her jazz vocal album The Window! Born in Miami, Cécile has been hailed as the finest young singer in jazz. In 2016, she made her debut appearance in San Diego at the Symphony Bayside Summer Nights representing “The Future of Jazz,” and was backed up by a select trio from the International Academy of Jazz, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization. She spoke openly to the San Diego Union Tribune about music and fear (See Article: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/sdut-cecile-mclorin-salvant-interview-2016aug13-htmlstory.html). In this article, she reflects on how, even

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