StreetcredMusic: Photo of the Year: 2017. The Winner Is....

Here are the photos I have selected for 2017 to be in the running for "Photo of the Year"

I put them on a video roll.

Enjoy!!VIDEO: Best of 2017
The 2017 Winner is::: Amy Lynn
Amy Lynn
It was the first time I met Amy Lynn. Her show and her band were terrific. It was a crisp autumn night in New York City. What a great vocalist she is!

Enjoy this video from Amy Lynn & The Honey Men. VIDEO HERE

Here is the 2016 winner>>

The Original Pianowomen Tessa Djar Kayce Laine & Erin Pellnat
 Watch the #Pianowomen videos HERE::::3GR8 videos

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StreetcredMusic: A Review. 'Christmas With Champian' An Album by Champian Fulton.

A Christmas album, done to perfection. "Christmas With Champian" is now my holiday album.
Listening to it in October, with it's scheduled released to be November 3d, I am already in a holiday mood.
Champian's musical and vocal talents allow her to be intimate with the soft, tender Christmas classics and bright with a wintry swing on the upbeat holiday tunes.

Album intro~Video
  Usually I pick a song or two from an album to make the review concise, that's difficult here.
Let's start with the first tune White Christmas. Champian sweetly swings this all time classic to the degree it will stay in your head for hours, it did mine. From here on this is my 'go to' version of the tune.

The classic I'll Be Home For Christmas written for the troops in WWII, who belonged home in America, is done to a 'T'. Champian makes one think of all who should be with us but are not. And yet, it's done in a way more nostalgic than one of regret.

Champian's web site
I can not think of anyone today who does more to preserve the American classics than Champian.
As a musician and a vocalist, she takes the tunes of the masters and brings them to life today.
And she does it with such a grace and 'swing' it seems like she has been doing it since birth...
Oh wait, she has. (Ah haha)

Champian with Clark Terry, 1997.
Mel Torme, Bob Wells and Nat King Cole would stand and applaud the touch Champian puts on the evergreen they gave us, again during WWII, "The Christmas Song"

Two instrumentals on the work are "Christmas Time Is Here" and "A Child Is Born".
Both are terrific arrangements, featuring not only Champian, but, some exceptional horn work by Stephen Fulton, with Fukushi Tainaka, on drums and David Williams on bass.

I know all you jazz and Champian fans out there have the Christmas albums from Bing, Ella, Oscar P and Brubeck, right? So now you can add a glimmering new cosmopolitan take on the Christmas season.
Thirteen classics in all, a marvelous work. So "make your spirits bright" with Champian.

"Christmas With Champian" will add a very nice touch to that library. It will be available everywhere November 3d!

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StreetcredMusic: Crossover. Hip Hop/Classical/Jazz, Lucine Fyelon, Jade Simmons and Cezara Lucia Vladescu

>Not many make this all work. I am fortunate to know some of the inspirational women who do.

Classically trained and confident in their abilities, they step out. And boy do they make it work.
Everything they do with their music is enjoyable. Whatever your mood, somewhere in their compositions they will strike it. Enjoy!

Lucine Fyelon

Lucine comes from a family of classically trained musicians. Her mother is a concert pianist and father is a violinist. Lucine was 5 years old when she started playing the violin. At the age of 6 she got accepted into the most prestigious music school named after Tchaikovsky in Armenia.  Lucine won scholarships to attend Cal State Northridge majoring in violin performance and later received her Master's degree from UCLA as a double major in opera and violin performance.

Video:: Lucine: Be Alright
Lucine Fyelon: on Facebook
Jade Simmons

... is an American classical concert pianist, author, arts presenter, lecturer, and arts entrepreneur branded by the Washington Post as "A clear, powerful pianist with a magnetic personality...worth seeing any time." Simmons was crowned Miss Chicago and Miss Illinois in 1999 and was named first runner-up at the Miss America 2000 pageant.

Video:: Jade: Didn't You Know Beethoven Was Black

Jade Simmons web site

Cezara Lucia Vladescu

...Only eight years old, Cezara-Lucia Vlădescu was awarded with the Prize of the Romanian Musical Critics Union.
 Her concerts and recitals have brought her notable reviews in countries all across Europe, Brazil and America. Her activities also include innumerable radio recordings and CDs in Romania and Germany. 
In July 2012 she won the Public Prize at the Montreux Jazz Competition.
Her first Jazz CD “songs for dodo” including own solo works for piano was released in January 2013.

  ... Enjoy the 'Missing Link'  Video. Between Classic/Jazz/Rock, Cezara Lucia Vladescu EPA

Cezara Lucia: get her music HERE

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StreetcredMusic: KidsR The Future. Ivete Sangalo, Lara Fabian.

This crazy world can only be reset by the next generation. That's right the kids of today, are the answer.

Some of the worlds most popular women know that and they always give back.

Ivete Sangalo

       Enjoy: Video: Ivete and Voice Kids

Ivete Sangalo web site

The Mom's of the world, know it best.
Here is one of them...

Enjoy: Video. Lara Fabian and Fidan
  Fidan has become a regular at Lara's concerts..

Lara Fabian: Lara's web site
 So What are you doing for the kids?
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