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Sounds Of Love Concert w/Ellen Johnson & Jason Martineau

 

Sounds of Love Concert Featuring Vocalist Ellen Johnson and Pianist Jason Martineau at Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts 

The Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts welcomes vocalist Ellen Johnson and pianist Jason Martineau on June 25 at 3:00 pm as they share a musical dance through song, poetry and free improvisation.  From a variety of musical genres this concert is an experience of creative nuance and connection using songs that speak of the many shades of love.  According to Christopher Louden writing in JazzTimes, “When it comes to shaping wordless gems, Johnson packs as imaginative a wallop as the mighty (Bobby) McFerrin.” Martineau has been active in the San Francisco Bay area as an award winning composer, pianist, arranger and instructor. Johnson and Martineau share a love for improvised music and have performed together on numerous occasions most recently doing the music of Charles Mingus.  The concert is $20 general admission with limited seating available at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sounds-of-love-with-ellen-johnson-jason-martineau-tickets-24821928055

 

"When it comes to shaping wordless gems, Johnson packs as imaginative a wallop as the mighty McFerrin." - Christopher Louden, JazzTimes

“Many musicians touch the heart or the mind or the soul, some reach out to more than one of these, only a few appeal to all. With her new album, Ellen Johnson is clearly one of these select few.” - Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal International

#1 Female Singer and Best Album for Jazz Station Awards 2015!

 

Ellen Johnson voted best female singer and best album (Form & Formless) in the  37th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2015 / Os Melhores do Jazz em 2015

Along with: Ahmad Jamal, Ron Carter, Steve Gadd, Airto Moreira, Bob Mintzer, Vic Juris, Tom Harrell, Mark Egan, Otmaro Ruiz, Jean-Luc Ponty, Hubert Laws,  and Boris Savoldelli.

These are the complete results of the 37th Annual Jazz Station Awards conducted by the Los Angeles-based jazz journalist, record producer, jazz historian & jazz educator Arnaldo DeSouteiro. Mr. DeSouteiro is a voting member of NARAS-Grammy, as well as of the Jazz Journalists Association and the Los Angeles Jazz Society. He has produced over 830 sessions, according to the All Music Guide website. 

Read more: http://jazzstation-oblogdearnaldodesouteiros.blogspot.com.br/2015/12/the-best-jazz-of-2015.html

HOLIDAY GIFTS

 

 

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC

from Ellen Johnson

Available on iTunes, CDBaby.com & Amazon

 

Form & Formless  the current recording featuring John Stowell, Larry Koonse & Nolan Shaheed

"When it comes to shaping wordless gems, Johnson packs as imaginative a wallop as the mighty McFerrin." - Christopher Louden, JazzTimes

 

 

 Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan the definitive biography published by Rowman & Littlefield

“It’s about time that somebody wrote a book about Sheila Jordan…people need to hear something real that’s going to make a difference in their life. This is a message that the world needs.” - Sonny Rollins

   

The Vocal Warm Up (Male & Female Versions) 

"I absolutely love this CD! I sound better, workout my vocals more often, and with my MP3 I can practice while running or exercising. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. This is a must have for beginners and pros." - Amazon 5 star review

 

Workshops with Ellen Johnson

 

"One of the best singers in the contemporary jazz scene, the wondrous Ellen Johnson -- who is currently receiving rave reviews for her new album, "Form & Formless" and recently wrote an acclaimed book about Sheila Jordan titled "Jazz Child" -- will be doing some workshops on "Improvising for Singers" this Summer, with Keith Saunders on piano.

An opportunity to work on improvising skills or be introduced to the "art" of improvising at the California Jazz Conservatory. Register online or by phone. https://cjc.edu/workshops/?eid=9607 

- Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz, Bossa & Beyond

"Fiona Flanagan's Fable" Featured in Jazz Music Video

 

First Jazz Music Video Using Entire Drone Footage Features Ellen Johnson's Latest Release Form & Formless

BERKELEY, Calif.June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the commercial drone industry taking off with endless applications Sound Visions Media, located in the San Francisco East Bay, is actively using the technology to create a variety of video productions. Their first music video leads the pack with an entire project consisting completely of aerial drone footage and improvised vocal jazz music. The track "Fiona Flanagan's Fable," is off the new release Form & Formless by west coast vocalist Ellen Johnson featuring guitarist John Stowell. YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/Jum_Thzau9Y

 READ THE ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE HERE

Form & Formless Released TODAY!

 

FORM & formless

RELEASED TODAY! 

Features: 

Ellen Johnson, vocals & percussion

Larry Koonse, guitar

John Stowell, guitar

Nolan Shaheed, guest trumpet 

“Many musicians touch the heart or the mind or the soul, some reach out to more than one of these, only a few appeal to all. With her new album, Ellen Johnson is clearly one of these select few.”- Bruce Crowther, Jazz historian and author of Singing Jazz.

"Get a load of Ellen Johnson’s latest album, Form and Formless. She does a series of rich duets with guitarists Larry Koonse and John Stowell, mixing clever and personal takes of material such as “Naima” and “Nature Boy,” but also does some rich and rewarding free from work that is bluesy, melodious and swingingly arty. This disc will renew your faith in jazz vocals once again." - George Harris, Jazz Weekly

 

WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FEATURING THE TRACK "Fiona Flanagan's Fable" using aerial drone footage!!!

 

NEW CD RELEASE!!

 

FORM & formless

To be released on June 9, 2015

Features: 

Ellen Johnson, vocals & percussion

Larry Koonse, guitar

John Stowell, guitar

Nolan Shaheed, guest trumpet 

“Many musicians touch the heart or the mind or the soul, some reach out to more than one of these, only a few appeal to all. With her new album, Ellen Johnson is clearly one of these select few.”- Bruce Crowther, Jazz historian and author of Singing Jazz.

"Get a load of Ellen Johnson’s latest album, Form and Formless. She does a series of rich duets with guitarists Larry Koonse and John Stowell, mixing clever and personal takes of material such as “Naima” and “Nature Boy,” but also does some rich and rewarding free from work that is bluesy, melodious and swingingly arty. This disc will renew your faith in jazz vocals once again." - George Harris, Jazz Weekly

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May 14/2015:  Interview with Cyrus Webb on "Conversations with Music" 

Coming in June! Concert with Don Braden

Singing & Signing w/ Sheila Jordan

A JAZZ CHILD CELEBRATION IN SONG!

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