John Mauceri, Author Of Maestros And Their Music: The Art And Alchemy Of Conducting Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen John Mauceri An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century. John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world. With candor and humor, Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice--and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, [...]

Stephen Davis, Author Of Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nick Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Stephen Davis-Stevie Nicks “All you ever wanted to know about Fleetwood Mac’s mesmerizing frontwoman.” - People Magazine "Davis is astute and respectful...adept in his literary analysis." - The New York Times Book Review Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At sixty-nine, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock ‘n' roller. Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (The Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews [...]

Nicholas Jennings, Author Of Lightfoot Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Nicholas Jennings The definitive, full-access story of the life and songs of Canada's legendary troubadour Gordon Lightfoot’s name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness. His music defined the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s, topped charts and sold millions. He is unquestionably Canada’s greatest songwriter, and an international star who has performed on the world’s biggest stages. While Lightfoot’s songs are well known, the man behind them is elusive. He’s never allowed his life to be chronicled in a book—until now. Biographer Nick Jennings has had unprecedented access to the notoriously reticent musician. Lightfoot takes us deep inside the artist’s world, [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|Biography, Music|0 Comments

WilliamsonBusiness.com Welcomes for the Holidays, Tim Rushlow and His Big Band to the Nashville Palace. If you would like to have a Buy One & Get One General Admission Coupon, email me at DrAlvinJones@GMail.com. I will mail it to you. All the best. #DrAlvin.Com #NashvillePalace

Gregory Wolynec, Music Director & Conductor Of Gateway Chamber Orchestra Presents Brilliant Colors At The Franklin Theatre

Click Here To Listen Gregory Wolynec Brilliant Colors The GCO is delighted to revisit Schreker’s mesmerizing masterpiece for small orchestra, which they recorded on their Chamber Symphonies disc. Respighi’s colorful language paints a new take on Boticelli masterpieces. Copland’s raucous but rarely heard sketches will have you all dancing on the way to the door. What: “Brilliant Colors” With pieces from: Franz Schreker - Chamber Symphony Ottorino Respighi - Trittico Botticelliano Aaron Copland - Three Latin American Sketches Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Time: 7:30 P.M. Location: The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street Franklin, TN 37264 Tickets: Range from $25 to $40, and can be purchased here. For more information visit http://gatewaychamberorchestra.com.

By |November 7th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

David Yaffe, Author Of Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell Chats With Dr. Alvin

Click Here To Listen David Yaffe-Herbie Hancock-Joni Mitchell "She was like a storm." ―Leonard Cohen Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country. A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances,” she would explain. [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com Powered By DrAlvin.Com Welcomes Earth Wind & Fire With Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers To The BridgeStone Arena On Thursday August 17th. See You There!

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Brian Culbertson To Appear At The Low Country Jazz Festival This Labor Day Weekend

Brian Culbertson-Low Country The 8th Annual Low Country Jazz Festival, by all reports, was very successful! I want to thank all of our patrons from around the country and our local community for making this year’s festival the best one yet! We had a stellar line-up this year and finished the festival off by celebrating one of South Carolina’s native sons, Peabo Bryson. Additionally, we held our Jazzing with Sugar Summit, which is the health information and healthy lifestyle component of the Low Country Jazz Festival that featured celebrity chef Curtis Akins. We also provided Music in Our Schools, which provided students from Morningside Middle School the opportunity to meet and hear directly from famed [...]

DrAlvin.Com Welcomes Maysa To Appear At The Gateway Jazz Festival Saturday July 29th

Gateway Jazz Festival is more than an outdoor concert, it’s an event! It’s a place to people-watch, eat, drink, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, and of course hear some of he coolest music performed by national recording smooth jazz artist. Our Jazz Festival will feature classy veterans who have set the standard to young lions taking the jazz scene by storm, all capturing the spirit of smooth jazz that knows no boundaries in exhilarating, intimate performances. Gateway Jazz Festival will become more of a reunion and celebration of friends, family, culture, music and life. Bring a chair and a blanket then sit back and relax to smooth jazz performed by some of [...]

DrAlvin.com Welcomes David Benoit To New Daisy Theatre On July 8th. See You There!

David Benoit Featuring David Benoit and The JT Project. For three decades, the 5 time GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. But, like an actor who has been known primarily for one role, he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry, influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin and Leonard Bernstein. Benoit received three GRAMMY® nominations in the categories of Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for “Every Step of the Way” (1989), Best Large Ensemble Performance for GRP All-Star Big Band (1996), and Best Instrumental Composition for “Dad’s Room,” the latter from the album Professional Dreamer (2000). In 2010, Benoit received a Lifetime Achievement [...]