Linda Morgan founder of Living Legend Foundation, Inc. Foundation that has a passion and a heart for Living Jazz & Blues Legends. We created this foundation with the purpose of educating our youth about honoring and celebrating Jazz & Blues Legends and Greats, generally over the age of 70. We now have changed this to the tender age of 65 and above. Our goal and mission is to make sure that Jazz & Blues lives on in the heart and minds of our future generation.
Our mission is unique in the fact that we select and honor Living Jazz & Blues Legends and honor and celebrate their contributions while they are alive to appreciate the honoring. We feel that if a person has dedicated 25+ years of their life to Jazz or Blues, then that is Legendary and needs to be celebrated.
We now have 2 signature events, June 21st, Living Legends JazZabration® Day and Living Legends Black & White Ball. We feel it is very important to honor and celebrate Living Legends while they are here among us. We also educate the families about the importance of Legacy Protection and Preservation.
I had the opportunity to sit down with Linda at H.O.M.E music & entertainment restaurant in Beverly Hills.
This interview was recorded 2/12/15
Songs in Order 1,That's my dream, Dee Dee McNeil "Storyteller" 2, Perdido, Buddy Collette, "Flute Fraternity" 3, Still Groovin, Red Holloway, "Coast to Coast" 4, Lakeshore Dr. Gerald Wilson" State Street Sweet" 5, Jeep is Jumpin, Kenny Burrell, "Ellington Forever Vol. 2" 6, Jazz Heat Bongo Beats, Buddy Collette, 'Bongo Madness"
The vibrant, full-bodied sound that emerges from Steve Carrington’s saxophone is at once old-school and avant-garde. From his childhood in East Baltimore to his tour of duty in the United States Army… from his dedicated musicianship to his medical scholarship… Steve’s lifetime of varied experiences yield a signature musical style that is dynamic, powerful, and deeply spiritual. The depth of his interpretation… the confidence in his approach… his rich, expressive tone… all conspire to stir the soul.
Here’s how Chick Corea described the experience of hearing the Jazz Healer play. After inviting Steve to sit in on a recent performance at New York’s legendary Blue Note, he said: “Keep that big, beautiful smile and that big, beautiful sound.”
Steve’s big sound and even bigger smile change the energy in any venue, from a low-key, late-night gig at The Fat Cat, to an elegant, early-evening concert at the Atrium in Jazz at Lincoln Center. While playing, Steve causes his tenor sax to chuckle. While pausing to listen to his bandmates, he can’t help but accompany them with his unmistakable, infectious laughter — it’s a musical instrument all by itself. To check out the interview with Kenny Garrett go to somethingelsereview.com/kenny garrett , You can follow Steve on stevecarrington.com This interview was recorded 2/4/2015
Songs in order from his CD "A Caring Tone" 1,For Regulars Only 2, UMC, 3, Just B Cuz 4, Love's in Need of Love 5, Achi Melech Garrett 6, Willow Weep For Me 7, Dear John
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