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MUSIC BANDS

Ancient Future
Ancient Future, is a large musical family of world fusion music ensembles led by scalloped fretboard guitarist Matthew Montfort. The group is dedicated to music termed by Matthew Montfort as "world fusion music". To date, Ancient Future is the world's first and longest running band dedicated to the creation

Ancient Future (2004)
Visions of a Peaceful Planet
 
of world fusion music, which blends musical ideas from many different cultures. The   Asia". Their music is "an exhilarating fusion of exciting rhythms and exotic soundsfrom around the globe". It is worth noting that all of the members of Ancient Future have studied with or performed professionally with "master musicians of many world music traditions, from Balinese gamelan director Made Gerindem to North Indian sarod master Ali Akbar Khan". Ancient Future is credited with having created "a musical world without borders". Link: Website, Facebook, Reverbnation and DC Bebop page. DC Bebop Page.

MUSIC DC Scene

Vocalist Lena Seikaly
Lena is a native of Falls Church, Virginia. She is the regular singer for several traditional jazz, swing dance, straight-ahead, Latin jazz and fusion groups in the D.C. area, and has appeared at numerous national and international festivals and venues. Her sound is immediately reminiscent of

Lena Seikaly
Looking Back (2013)
 
the great jazz vocalists mixed with the interpretive ingenuity of bebop and modern jazz, while peppering influence from her Arabic heritage. She has had the pleasure of working and studying with some of the world’s top names in jazz, as well as classical voice (she is a classically trained mezzo-soprano) and Arabic music. Lena released her first solo album, "Written in the Stars", a collection of standards and original compositions in 2009, "Lovely Changes" in 2011 and "Looking Back" in 2013. Lena can be found entertaining in numerous venues and music festivals in the DC area. Links:  Website, Reverbnation, Facebook and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

Kytami is a violinistextremist.
"Kytami is arguably, Canada's most diverse and engaging fiddle player, she is an unbelievably energetic performer." Kytami's range and styles span from classical, punk, metal, hip-hop, Reggae, Celtic and any "fiddle styles" in between. Her skill and energy have moved audiences to stand up and embrace her music. From Canada to Europe, to the Near

Kytami
Renegade (2017)
 
to the Far East, crowds groove to her sometimes melodious, sometimes strident, always energizing and engaging musical styles. She has recorded with established artists in diverse musical genres. From reggae, hip hop, drum and bass, to punk and metal. She has performed with Third Eye Tribe, Blackie LeBlanc, the Kytami Revolution, the indie pirate-rock group, Lownote and delhi2dublin. Kytami is featured on a number of Delhi2Dublin CDs. More recently, can be seen and heard on tour with PHONIK OPS in Canada and the U.S.    Links: Website, Reverbnation, YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook and DC Bebop page.


MUSIC US East 

Guitarist, Joe Washington III
Joe was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was a Chicago Police officer for 11yrs. Started playing guitar under the direction of a local teacher by the name of Jack Cecchini, who he believes is still teaching on the north side of Chicago. He studied with a classical with a classical guitarist by the name of Paul Herman at the Chicago

Joe Washington III
Working Class (2016)
 
Music Conservatory, and the Chicago Musical College. Says he has done some minor studio work, notably "with a great jazz guy by the name of Bobby Irving". Joe sat in on an album by a singer named Susan Osborn (produced by Bobby Irving), and he has played with a number of small groups and bands over the years locally. Joe says "the one thing that has drawn me to jazz and the guitar would most assuredly be my dad, who unfortunately passed away last year, however he's the one who purchased my first guitar and my first jazz guitar album, "Movin' Wes" by the late great Wes Montgomery, and that album and albums by George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Ronny Jordan, Earl Klugh and many, many more has made me crazy for jazz. At this stage of my life, I guess more than anything I want to play, but I want to play with guys (and gal's) who want to play, and truly appreciate the only true American music heritage, Jazz and all that goes along with that statement".   Links: MySpace Music, Fandalism, YouTube and DC Bebop page.

MUSIC US West 

Destani Wolf - singer. songwriter
Destani has been singing since the age of two, when she sang along to songs her parents played on their stereo. Her love of music and performing shaped her journey through life and has taking her to many countries to share her talents.

Destani Wolf
Peek Away EP (2014)
 
She is an awarding winning singer / songwriter. Some of her songs have been featured in several films. Destani's solo and group performance career continues to grow. "Destani Wolf offers impeccable vocal prowess as a conduit for spiritual awakening on her latest EP ‘PEEK AWAY’. Drawing on nuances of Blues explored as part of her musical foundation, this collection of six (6) brand new songs finds the Berkeley raised songstress arriving at an evolved take on her signature soul-step. Take one listen to her emotionally powerful and melodic vocals, through songs laden with orchestral-strings such as on "Nothing but the Best" or "Peek Away", there’s no mistaking the SOUL in her DNA. On ‘PEEK AWAY’, soaring soundscapes underlay the interwoven retro-futurism of nu soul and 70s funk on "Why Should I Stay" and "Uprising (Do-it!)", making her 6-pack solid. Including a true dedication of love "Your Love for me" which won The 2015 Independent Music (Pop Vox) Award in the love category. ‘PEEK AWAY’ EP gives the listener a chance at hope, an outlet to cope and a positive window into beginning to be healed."   Links: Website, Reverbnation, Facebook, Sonicbids, YouTube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, LastFM, Jango and DC Bebop page.


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Lindsey Webster
Lindsey Webster - Back to Your Heart (2016) "It’s a little sad that music like Lindsey Webster’s today gets pigeon-holed as smooth jazz, when just a few decades ago it would’ve simply been called some of the best Quiet Storm R&B/soul music around. Webster’s music is the kind set in someplace dark and smoky. The kind of music where expert, live musicians play under a silken, clarion voice caressing warm lyrics about love and relationships without irony or dismissal. The kind of music you want to relax into. There is nothing cynical or hard about Webster’s third return with Back to Your Heart. This sweetheart album places its blood beat front and center and makes one wish good soul music could simply be called what it is, if only so more of its fans can find it when looking." ~ Soultracks.comWebsite and Facebook

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Ferit Odman
Dameronia With Strings (2015) "In his latest album Dameronia With Strings, Ferit Odman pays tribute to the great Tadd Dameron. He treats listeners to a smorgasbord of Dameron jazz—a sparkling kind that soothes the soul but pumps the heart. Accompanied by an outstanding group of musicians, namely trumpeter Terell Stafford, composer and guitarist David O'Rourke, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Peter Washington, and a string sextet, the Turkish jazz drummer made Dameron relevant to young jazz artists today." ~ Jim Olin - AllAboutJazz.comWebsite, Facebook and Wikipedia.



Ferit Odman - Autumn in New York (2011) "Autumn in New York comes via Turkish drummer Ferit Odman—who leads this session featuring an all-American band playing straight-ahead tunes—but this is a far cry from a "drummer's date." Both members of the frontline—trumpeter Terell Stafford and alto saxophonist Vincent Herring—were referred to as "young lions" early in their careers, and sound very much at home throughout the set, their ensemble playing a testament that, by this point, they are clear mainstays of the scene. Stafford's tone is warm and personal, and his reading of the title tune is delivered with tender familiarity. The lyrics of the song are included in the liner notes, and the trumpeter's feature evokes a feeling of that special time in that special place."   ~ WILLIAM CAREY - AllAboutJazz.com


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*The most recent featured musicians and play lists from the five Music listings on DC Bebop.   A musician listed on a DC Bebop page with an intro, is featured for 10 days with one of their songs.  Included in the play list are songs by nine other musicians in a table on DC Bebop. The songs are linked to a page (MySpace, Reverbnation, YouTube or where ever the song can be heard). The play list is not a top 10 list. It features songs I liked and think perhaps others might appreciate the music as well.

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