Archive for December, 2010

Donyea – Christmas With Donyea

Christmas With DonyeaDonyea Goodman is a Stellar Award nominated producer with over 18 years of music production experience. He started playing the drums at 3 years old and keys soon after.. He produced Ingrid WIlliam’s first album “Finally Found Someone”, while in high school and never looked back. As a producer Dwight has scored a top ten Gospel single with “I Would’t Know You”, by James Fortune and Fiya. He has also produced other singles inclduing the hit Clark Sisters remake “Is my Living in Vain”, by Zie’l. Which earned him a Stellar award nomination. Other singles include the chart topping Jazz single “Love You So Much”, by Darren Motamedy and “Grown Folks”, by soul singer, Choklate.

Donyea has also earned recognition as a sought after Music Director and Keyboardist. He has shared the stage with the legendary Prince, Gospel singer Kurt Carr, Marvin Sapp, Dorinda Clark Cole, R&B singer Eric Roberson, Raheem Devaughn, Sunday’s Best Winner Crystal Aikin, Earth Wind and Fire, Kim Burrell, Dove Award winners Bryan Duncan & the Neho Soul Band, and more. He has also contributed his talents as a film score editor and sound developer to movies for Imagine Films, Disney and Pixar Entertainment.

With an ear and passion for music, Donyea is embarking on a new journey as an artist. He is currently working on new projects with Tonya Baker, Myron Butler, Regina Belle, Mali Music, as well as his own forthcoming project. This Christmas album is highly recommendable and arrived at CDBaby.

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Morgan Bouldin – Christmas Time Again

Morgan Bouldin (born Morgan Lyn Bouldin, June 21 1690 Houston, Texas) is an American smooth jazz , soul jazz pianist, producer, vocalist, arranger and composer. Since the release of It’s a Mystery to Me in 1996, all of Bouldin’s albums have been self-produced independent releases, with Bouldin producing many of his tracks with a variety of synthesizer, drum and sample textures. Within the realm of smooth jazz, Bouldin is best known for his R&B flavored rhythms, soulful background vocals and synthesized heavy bass patterns. In 2001, he composed and released Washing the Spears an Afro- fusion tribute to Shaka Zula on the Wide Open Spaces CD. Bouldin has released a total of 4 albums to date.

With a stylish mix between traditional Christmas standards and contemporary original compositions, Morgan has produced a CD filled with images, sounds and poetry of all of the memories of Christmases past. Christmas Time Again just arrived at CDBaby.

Jeanette – Smooth Holiday Greetings

Jeanette started playing the piano at the age of 7 and the saxophone when she was ten. She connected with the sax right away and soon realized that people enjoyed hearing her play. During high school, Jeanette played lead alto in Roosevel’s jazz band, marching band and Latin jazz band. She also played piano in the Fresno City College Latin Jazz band her Junior and Senor year in high school. After high school, Jeanette went to the prestigious Berklee College Of Music in Boston where she graduated with a Bachelor in music performance. She has been rockin’ the stage ever since. In 2005, Jeanette was recognized as a “Shooting Star” and nominated for “Best Jazz Instrumentalist” by the L.A Black Music Awards.

She’s had the privilege of opening for and performing with big named artist including The Rippingtons, Kirk Whalum, Veretta Hathaway, Paul Jackson Jr.,Baby Face, B.B King, Everette Harp, Andre Fischer, Najee, Phil Perry, Howard Huit, Denise Williams, Eric Marienthal and Pieces Of a Dream to name a few. She’s played in big jazz festivals all over the United States and performed in Japan for the first time in 2008 and in London in 2010. Jeanette is currently performing with the legendary artist Teena Marie on saxophone and flute as well as with her own band.

Jeanette was the executive producer and songwriter on her second CD “Reflections” and released this year her third CD “Saxified”. Her live shows are full of high energy solos and mesmerizing soulful melodies that leaves the audience wanting more! Now she offers some Smooth Holiday Greetings to her fans at CDBaby.

Patrick Yandall – Christmas San Diego Style

Patrick Yandall‘s music has been featured on movies, television, advertisements, and worldwide on jazz, blues, and rock radio. Instrumental music has always been the focus of this guitarist who is featured in magazines and online media. 13 releases including contemporary jazz, smooth jazz, blues, and a rock instrumental CD. He is endorsed by Seymour Duncan Pickups, Elixir Strings, Levy’s Leathers Ltd., Carvin, and Naked Guitar.

Christmas San Diego Style presents Christmas jazz featuring the guitar of national jazz recording artist Patrick Yandall. Latin and Jazz flavored holiday renditions of some old Christmas Classics! Get it now at CDBaby.

Nijel Rawlins – Christmas With Hymn

On September 16, 2006, Nijel was sent to serve in Iraq in support of Iraqi Freedom. While there, God inspired him to write his third CD entitled “The Love Project”. Written, recorded and produced while deployed to Iraq, this CD includes all original songs. Titles such as- “No One Loves You More Than God”, He loves you” and “Most of All”, speaks about God’s love for mankind and his personal expression of love for God. Simply put, this latest offering is simply awesome and truly anointed! Nijel has ministered all over the world at numerous churches, retreats, and military functions throughout the U.S. Most recently, he gave a free concert in Tennessee and has appeared on local television there. He was also featured in the March 2008 issue of the premier Christian magazine-Charisma. Amazingly, Nijel has participated in all of these exciting activities while still maintaining a full-time commitment to the U.S Army. Currently, Nijel, his wife Kimberly, and three sons, Nijel jr., Trevor and Timothy reside in Mcallen Texas. Nijel has recently released a brand new Christmas Album entitled “Christmas with Hymn“.

Nijel Rawlins is on the cutting edge of today’s gospel music. Many have likened his ministry to that of David, a warrior with a horn! He has a tremendous passion to see the younger generation changed by God’s love and mercy and believes that music is just one of the tools that God will use to bring about that change. Nijel has the unique ability to minister to people on his saxophone without speaking a word. Together with his entire family, he proclaims a positive message of faith, hope and love to this generation through music. To God be the glory!!

Celebrate your Christmas With Hymn now at CDBaby.

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach – Told Ya So

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach (you can call him Gabe!) is an award winning multi instrumentalist with a firm grasp on contemporary and mainstream jazz idioms. He is a unique stylist on trumpet, flutes, flugelhorn, valve trombone and digital wind instruments, with more than a dozen CDs under his own name, and numerous releases with other artists as player and/or producer, several of which have gone gold, platinum, and even double platinum. He has a JUNO Award (Canadian equivalent to a Grammy), the Golden Reel Award, the West Coast Music Award, Technics All Star Band Awards, and many more kudos, features and nominations.

Gabriel has performed at jazz fests worldwide, such as Montreux, North Sea, JVC, Vancouver International, and other high profile clubs and soft seaters, and has been consistently present on radio charts. Besides the luminary guests present on ‘Told Ya So’ (Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Marc Antoine, Darren Rahn, Miles Black, Rock Hendricks & Amanda Wood), he has recorded or performed with the likes of Michael Bublè (he even produced Michael’s CD ‘Dream’), George Benson, Chris Isaak, John Denver, Bob James, Heart, Cold Blood, Little Richard, Spyro Gyra, Jeremy Monteiro, The O’Jays, Long John Baldry, The Powder Blues, Ben E. King, Nikki Yanofsky, Brian Culbertson, Mary Wells, David Sanborn, and many more.

He has performed for Bill Gates in his home, for the President of Singapore, and also performed at the 2008 Beijing and 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Several of his albums have been nominated for Album of the Year at The Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, and he himself has been nominated several times for Wind Instrumentalist of the Year. Enjoy this new project, Told Ya So, his best work to date!

We discovered this album for you at CDBaby.

Junei’ – Junei’

Born in Gary, IN., Willie Lee Jr. A.K.A. Junei’, has contributed his expertise as a “professional stage performer, studio musician, guitar instructor, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and engineer” to years of experience with various musical legends in the music industry. At age 14, Junei’ became one of the areas most sought after guitarists in his hometown of Gary, Indiana. While attending “Beckman Junior High school”, he auditioned & convinced the band director’s to let him become the first guitarist in his hometown of “Gary, Indiana” to play in the schools band . Later, he also became the first guitarist to play in the jazz band at “Gary West Side High School”. To date, his playing skills include R&B, Rock & Roll, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Reggae, Easy Listening, Avante Garde, etc.

In 1999, Junei’ designed and built his first “digital audio recording studio and mastering suite” in Park Forest, IL. He went on to record his first full length self-titled “Smooth Jazz CD” and continues his career as a world class entertainer performing, recording and promoting his “GOD” given talents.

Now the debut album is available at CDBaby.

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