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Listen to Helen Sung with LeRoy Downs for

by on Jun.29, 2014, under Radio

Anthem-For-a-New-DayPianist Helen Sung is an artist who was born classical and grew up a jazz player. The Houston born composer, educator and swinging pianist was first introduced to the music in college and once intrigued by its rhythms, harmonies and sense of freedom, she switched her classical major to study jazz. Accepted as part of the first iteration of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, Helen soaked up all of the lessons from Jazz Masters such as Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Jackie McLean, Ray Brown, Jimmy Heath and many others. Her latest record “Anthem For A New Day”, features Reuben Rogers, Obed Calvaire, Ingrid Jensen, Seamus Blake, Regina Carter, John Ellis, Paquito D’Rivera. This InnerView is sponsored in part by the DC Jazz Festival. For more information visit

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Listen to Dianne Reeves with LeRoy Downs for Jazzcorner.Com

by on Jun.08, 2014, under Radio

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Dianne YellowIf you have ever heard one note from the great Dianne Reeves, you know she has you at hello! Her new album, “Beautiful Life” touches on several aspects of music and plays on the strings of our sensibilities, Mixing in her love of collaboration, Dianne has teamed up with a stunning array of peers including Esperanza Spaulding, Robert Glasper, George Duke, Gregory Porter, Gerald Clayton, Lalah Hathaway, Richard Bona and her producer Terri Lyne Carrington. In this InnerView, LeRoy Downs talks with Dianne Reeves about “Beautiful Life” sponsored in part by the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. For more information visit:

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