Archive for Denise Hamilton

2011 Newark Songbirds Calendar – Great Gift For A Great Cause

// September 22nd, 2010 // 1 Comment » // Denise Hamilton, History, Jazz Events, Madame Pat Tandy, News, Pam Purvis, Yvette Glover

You’ve heard me say it before – my daily NJ-centric jazz searches typically produce a list of band websites, local shows or other upcoming jazz events. On rare occasion, there’s a jazz club for sale or someone releasing a jazz-infused collection of Michael Jackson tunes. But late last week I had the unique pleasure of discovering a calendar featuring female jazz singers from the Garden State. What a treat! I had to investigate. (more…)

True Guitar Hero, Stanley Jordan, Headlines Fundraiser at Skipper’s

// November 16th, 2009 // Comments Off on True Guitar Hero, Stanley Jordan, Headlines Fundraiser at Skipper’s // Dakota MacLeod, Denise Hamilton, Gordon Lane, James Gibbs III, Jazz Events, Ray Naccari, Recaps & Reviews, Renato Thoms, Santi Debriano, Skippers, Newark, NJ

It was an emotional night at Skipper’s this past Sunday during the 3rd Annual Fundraising Event for the Nigerian Mercy Medical Mission. The community of Newark came together alongside many notable artists and musicians to raise awareness and support for the village’s understaffed and inadequate hospital and orphanage.

Stanley Jordan, Santi Debriano and Denise Hamilton

Stanley Jordan, Santi Debriano and Denise Hamilton

The band was comprised of such prominent instrumentalists as Santi Debriano, James Gibbs III, Ray Naccari, Gordon Lane and Renato Thoms. But the headliner of the event was esteemed guitarist Stanley Jordan who undeniably brought the house down with his progressive instrumental sounds. It is no wonder he is dubbed a musical original what with his unique touch/ tap playing technique which made it seem as if he was playing two guitars at once. (more…)