Posts Tagged ‘music’

Catching up with American Idol Finalist, Scott MacIntyre

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to interview American Idol finalist, Scott MacIntyre.  I was so excited to be able to catch up with him a few years later.  Needless to say, no moss has grown under his feet. He released a book “By Faith, Not by Sight”, that I can’t wait to […]

Rockin’ with Richard X Heyman

I got to reconnect with rocker, Richard X Heyman and talk about his tenth album “X”.  What a fun interview.  Richie is such a mellow guy and when he sings, he blows the roof off.  I LOVE IT!!! Being that this is his tenth album, he has some story to tell.  He reminisces about the […]

Talking to the Doctor, Dr. Wayne, That is

Wayne Gilbert, also known as Dr. Wayne is a multifaceted and very talented musician.  He has toured the world playing piano and is now back in the states. He has released his second album entitled “Teach the World”.  This album is Dr. Wayne’s second rock opera, the first is called “Rod Hammer”. Due to techicnal […]

Chatting with Rocker Extraordinaire, Joe Silva

This week’s guest is rocker, Joe Silva.  Joe has been rockin’ for years.  His music is intelligent, fun and really heartfelt. “He has a long standing history in the industry and has just released an album produced by Anton Fig (CBS Orchestra, Late Night with David Letterman).” I really enjoyed listening to Joe’s tunes, and […]

Pearls of Wisdom From Avante Garde Violinist, Paulina Derbez

Paulina Derbez is a wonderful violinist who not only plays and composes, but created her own business model, which is something I advocate to all of my students and anybody who is engaging in an artistic endeavor.  Here are the pearls of wisdom she shared with me. 1. What inspired you to create Calling Our […]

Chatting with Big Band Leader, Jerry Costanzo

The American Songbook is alive and quite well.  Just listen to bandleader and vocalist, Jerry Costanzo.  His velvet cords sing favorites from Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sinatra. “Dedicated to the preservation of this American art form, Jerry Costanzo is considered one of the best and busiest singer/bandleaders on the scene today. Jerry […]

All About Songwriting with Alex Forbes

This week’s guest is Alex Forbes. who teaches songwriting at NYU.  Being an NYU alumnus, I am so psyched to chat with Alex.  As a musician, this is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. Alex has written many hit songs over the years.  She has also been coaching groups and individuals in […]

Attention all musicians! Do you want to be heard???

This week’s guest is Lory Ambrosini, founder of “I Scene Music was founded by musicians for musicians who got weary of the American Idol/X factor environment pitting performers against each other.  I Scene Music places value on substance over flash, striking down all barriers from image to age.  All that matters is the music”. […]

Chatting Rock and Roll With the Doughboys

I’m a musician.  I like good music.  Down and dirty rock ‘n roll. That’s where NY/NJ rockers, the Doughboys enter.  These guys are true musicians who play real music.  I love them and love their sound. I chatted with Myke Scavone of the Doughboys about life, music and the pursuit of a great recording.  We […]

Emcee N.I.C.E Prevents Bullying and Hazing with New Song

Emcee N.I.C.E. is giving back for the holidays!  He and his fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, have a new charity single called “Christmas For U”.  A portion of the proceeds go to aid in the fight against hazing and bullying through education in grade and high schools.  I love this!!! Are you tired of the same […]

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