2/17/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES EXTRA (DANCE): Storyboard P One Shot Video Tribute To Prince- When Doves Cry


“As a mutant my power is to project a sequence of images through my body that tells an elaborate story to music. The power to storyboard / ballet / jazz / African / contemporary / bruk up / flex / boogaloo.”- Storyboard P. Continue reading

2/16/18 O&A NYC MUSIC- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III,  the iconic American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in his five-decade career which kept him at the forefront of a number of major stylistic developments in jazz. Continue reading

2/14/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY- VALENTINE’S DAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: My Funny Valentine – Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Italian Big Band

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My Funny Valentine performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Italian Big Band brings a jazz favor to the day that honors romance.  Continue reading

1/7/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers- Moanin’ (1958)

Moanin’ stands as one of the archetypal hard bop compositions and albums of the era, for the intensity of Blakey’s drumming and the work of Morgan, Golson and Timmons, and for its combination of old-fashioned gospel and blues influences with a sophisticated modern jazz sensibility. The album was identified by jazz critic Scott Yanow  as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings.  Continue reading

12/26/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Dru Hill – Favorite Time Of Year

Dru Hill is a R&B group, whose repertoire included soul, hip hop and gospel music. Founded in Baltimore, Maryland and active since 1992, Dru Hill recorded seven Top 40 hits. The group consist of  Sisqo, Nokio, Jazz and Woody Rock. Continue reading

11/5/17 SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Shirley Horn– Here’s To Life

Shirley Horn performs Here’s To Life at North Sea Jazz Festival with Het Metropole Orkest, 1994 Continue reading

10/29/17 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Queens of Jazz- The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas


Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas featuring Sara Vaughan, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and more.  Continue reading

9/24/17 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Dee Dee Sings Billie- North Sea Jazz Festival



Dee Dee Bridgewater performs three songs made famous by Jazz icon Billie Holiday live at North Sea Jazz Festival (July 10, 2010).  

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8/27/17 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Earl Klugh- BET on Jazz

Earl Klugh performs on The Jazz Channel Presents: BET on Jazz (2000) Continue reading

8/21/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Althea Rene Performs Mystic Voyage (LIVE)

She was born December 25th in Detroit, Michigan and began her musical journey at the tender age four. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and her father, one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers, Dezie McCullers. She has since developed her own creative style. 
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