Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Jackson’

Exciting New Album – Sharon Dubois

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

I  was so proud to get an update from my friend in San Diego who has introduced a new album.   Last year Sharon Dubois did a Monday night performance in our store, PianoSD on Live at PianoSD you can see here. You Keep Coming Back to Me

As I listened to the tracks of her new project I was completely surprised by what I heard.  She did a great job on each song.  The project “Here I Am” is the second of her projects and this is a very impressive improvement both in delivery but in the musicality of each cut.

The project starts with “All Wrapped Up In You” which is a very spirited rendition with great arrangement.

The second song “You Keep Coming Back To Me” was the song she performed on Live at PianoSD.  I was even more impressed by her recording than I was the first night I heard it.  The ease of her performance is what impresses me the most.  The phrasing she delivers is as if she is sitting in the room telling you a story.

“Confess” is one of the coolest on the project.  Although, I have to confess that Sharon has bought some of my favorite musicians together on this cut.  Daniel Jackson is one of my very favorite people and musicians in San Diego and beyond.  He is the coolest of the cool and I always enjoyed Daniel both as a friend and as a musician.  Gilbert Castellanos is one of the finest musicians in Southern California and always delivers a great performance.  His reputation as a musician is only overshadowed by his reputation as a gentleman.  I am not as  familiar with Stephen McKinney or John Staten except by thier music and exemplary artistry on this project however, Josh White is one of the very finest, all around jazz pianists I know (and I know a lot of pianist).  Josh’s ability to bring you into a song is second to none and has some of the most impressive phrased voices in the business.

With all of this talent combined it would be hard to have turned out a bad cut.  The sexiest song on the album is the album title “Here I Am”.  Although Sharon undoubtedly did not intend this trac to be considered the “sexiest”, her voice is almost haunting as she delivers her message in this song.  I was captivated from the first bar and drawn into a “sit down and listen” position. Very impressive.

It is so nice to see and hear talents like Sharon’s and to know each of these talents have the ability to put themselves into a situation that people like me will be able to say “I knew them when”.  Being from Nashville, Tn., I have heard some of the finest talent in the country and I can tell you without a second thought that Sharon is able to “hold her own” with any of them.

Congratulations on a job well done! You can find her information, album and sample cuts at http://SharonDubois.com . Take the time to go to her site, listen and pre-order

Ric Overton

Ric@PianoSD.com

http://PianoSD.com via http://MaxMorganDesign.com

Daniel Jackson

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Many of you will remember Daniel Jackson who played at PianoSD in San Diego several times with concerts, special appearances and did a number of Ustream shows with us.  He is the “king of cool” and I am very proud to say a dear friend of mine.

Last week Croce’s had a week of tribute to Daniel and his friends.  I spoke with Daniel last night and he was telling me all about the week and how it went.

He started the week out with some gospel and jazz numbers as well as prayer and thanksgiving for all of the talent that would soon arrive for the week.  Each night had a great turn out and the music was “smokin hot”.  He commented that it was so nice to simply play and enjoy old friends, new friends and to meet a lot of the fans.

Daniel is truly a gem.  He has worked hard all of his life to encourage people to play music.

If you have the opportunity to hear Daniel, take it.  He is a gift to San Diego and a very special person.  It is truly an honor to know him and I’m sure you will feel the same after just a few minutes with him.

Ric Overton

www.PianoSD.com via www.MaxMorganDesign.com

Cool Concert

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Daniel Jackson, Marshall Hawkins and Chuck McPherson did an incredible job Saturday night.  We had around 40 fans here that were totally impressed with the concert.  These guys don’t work together every night but, with a simple wink, nod or smile they each knew exactly what the other one wanted and what they were thinking.  It is a pleasure to watch professionals do thier jobs.  Jazz should always sound this good and Daniel’s piano playing was perfect.

Saturday night was also a new adventure for us.  We have never broadcast a performance before and decided to give it a try.  Max from www.Maxisawesome.com was umable to be at the show so he walked me through the set up and it went perfectly.  Of course if you go to www.PianoSD.com and click on “watch us live”  it will take you to the broadcast.  We will be doing more so keep your eye on us.  We are located in Mission Valley in the heart of Sunny San Diego, Ca.

Drop by the store some time and say hello, we would love to meet you.

Ric

Announcing…

Friday, April 2nd, 2010


I am thrilled to announce that these three gentlemen of Jazz will be here at PianoSD.com Saturday, April 10th for a special performance.  Mr. Daniel Jackson, Marshall Hawkins, Chuck McPherson and others will be in concert at 5:00 until 7:00 in our Performance Hall.

Stop by and say hello, enjoy the concert.  They are raising money for Music Education so they are suggesting a minimum of $10.00 donation.

Can’t wait to meet you.

Ric Overton

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