New Music Monday with Arturo Gómez features all female recording artists. Tune in on Monday, October 2 at noon.

Ann Hampton Callaway: “Finding Beauty: Originals, Volume 1”
The last several years have been extremely rewarding for Ann, she won the Broadway World Editor 2022 Entertainer of the Year and just a few months ago was elected to the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame. Callaway has also been nominated for a Tony® award. In between her singing engagements around the world and her appearances on stage as an actress, she found time to sit at her piano and compose the sixteen songs on her latest recording. For her initial album of all originals, Ann is accompanied by Kurt Elling, Tierney Sutton, and Nikki Harris for one song each, since the sessions were recorded in 3 different studios there is a diversity of musicians playing with her creating a diversity of sounds, beauty found!

Tina Raymond: “Divinations”
Divination as defined by Oxford is “the practice of seeking knowledge of the future”, I don’t know the intention of Tina Raymond using it as the title of her 2nd album as a leader however, I know that the future of Tina as a drummer, educator, and music activist if very promising! She is part of the all-female ensemble led by Denver’s own, pianist Dawn Clement who has 2 successful recordings and has traveled extensively throughout the US, Asia, and Europe. Based in Los Angeles, Raymond is the director of Jazz Studies at Cal-State, Northridge and is president-elect of the California Alliance for Jazz. This new recording features Andrew Renfroe on guitar and Karl McComas-Reichel on bass accompanying the drumming of Tina Raymond on all six songs composed and arranged by her.

Jocelyn Gould: “sonic bouquet”
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada guitarist Jocelyn has been part of the bustling jazz scene of Toronto since 2020 when she relocated there after obtaining her Master of Music at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. For her third recording, Gould features her favorite guitarist Randy Napoleon with Will Bonness-piano, Rodney Whitaker-bass, Quincy Davis-drums and on four of the nine tracks, clarinetist Virginia MacDonald. Jocelyn was part of the annual Rocky Mountain Archtop Guitar Festival in early September that takes place in Arvada. Her debut album, “The Elegant Traveler” won her the Juno® Award, Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy®. Gould is currently the Professor and Head of the Guitar Department at Humber College of Toronto.

Now in its 21st year of debuting the latest arrivals to the KUVO Jazz library, many of them are played ahead of their official release date. In addition to the music comments, I’ll provide a few tidbits about the artist, if it’s a new or an up-and-coming artist. It all begins at Noon every Monday.

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