Rockwired.Com's Latest Edition of Jazzed and Blue Featured Tony Award-Winning Broadway Veteran Lea Salonga and Music from Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard and Tracy Nelson
(Published: July 24, 2011)
(JULY 24, 2011) The latest edition of Jazzed and Blue: Profiles in Blues and Jazz is now available for download at ROCKWIRED.COM and features music and an exclusive interview with Tony Award-winning and Olivier Award-winning Broadway veteran Lea Salonga. In this opening segment, Salonga discusses her latest release The Journey So Far, and her place on Broadway's pantheon. The second half of this edition of Jazzed andBlue will feature music from such jazz and blues artists as Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Diane Schuur, Teddy Presberg, Marilyn Mcleod, Kellylee Evans, Barbara Martin, Tracy Nelson and Randell K. "Since last weeks, show, listeners have really taken a liking to the free form segment of the show and quite honestly so have I." says Jazzed and Blue host Brian Lush. "It's a real treat to end a long week witha show like this and to kick back and listen to some great music."
"The Journey So Far", the new live CD from veteran Broadway and Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga, is set for release by LML Music/Allegro Distribution August 9th, 2011. Salonga, the Pilipina singer and actress who is best known for originating the lead role of KIM in the musical Miss Saigon(and for which she won the TONY, OLIVIER, Drama Desk Outer Critics, and Theatre World Awards), will accompany the release of the CD with a worldwide tour throughout 2011 and 2012. "We wanted to make this recording something very personal, touching on my life as well as my career." Says Salonga "There are songs from my homeland, musical theater, film, and the jazz and pop worlds...this is more than just a recording; it's a memento, a lasting souvenir of this very special time in my life." Recorded at the Cafe Carlyle with musical director Larry Yurman on piano, Jack Cavari on guitar, John Miller on bass, and Dave Ratajczak on drums, "The Journey So Far" features such timeless classics as "My Romance," "Let's fall In Love," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Salamat Salamat Musika," "I Have Dreamed," "Something Coming" and "There'll Be Time." "The Journey So Far" was produced by Nashville-based industry veteran Chris Keaton.