It’s been way too long since I had guests in the studio during my show Voices From The Community so I decided to chat with two local jazz artists at once. Say hello to vocalist Nicci Canada and guitaritst Mayhue Bostic.
“A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Nicci Canada was destined to sing. Born into a family of vocalists, she has been surrounded by music her entire life. Possessing a unique ability to connect with listeners, she uses her voice as a canvas to showcase the truths of the heart and soul. Her warm, sultry vocals are reminiscent of artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, but her amazing sound is unique to the gifts and talents she has been given. Nicci released her first solo project in 2011 title “Twenty Twelve”, an eclectic mix of melodies that highlighted her unique vocal ability and introduced her to audiences around the world. However, it would be the grace and soulful serenity of Jazz that called to her heart and would deliver her to a world of jazz enthusiasts.” Nicci Canada
Nicci’s next performance: Women of Jazz Tribute
“Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayhue Bostic began playing music in the third grade learning flute, trumpet, piano and several other instrument throughout grade school. At 12-years old, Mayhue discovered the guitar. Immediately drawn to its expressive sound and influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck and Danny Gatton, the guitar quickly became his passion.
A frequent performer on the Upstate Carolina regional music circuit, Mayhue’s musical leadership qualities are evident in his hosting of the monthly Jazz Jam Sessions at the Cube NoDa Performing Arts Center in Charlotte. And his band, the Mayhue Bostic Group, is an eclectic mix of semi-regulars and diverse guest performers who serve up classic, contemporary jazz, funk and R&B soundscapes at several Carolina venues.” Mayhue Bostic
Mayhue’s next performance: The Classic Jazz Series
Join me, Bridget B., Thursday, October 8th for a conversation with two local artists and expect to hear Coltrane, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and more music that I so lovingly design to soothe the soul and stimulate the mind.