…and America was once new and rich and fertile. If you knelt down you could rake your fingers through her dark untouched freedom and nutrient liberation.
But it wasn’t too long before an invasive species was introduced to this land; it sailed here on ships rife with bulbs of colonialism, saplings of imperialism, seeds of genocide and slavery. And though these original, non-indigenous crops may
Chicago Jazz presents - Episode 084 of JAZZ THIS WEEK!!! with Mike Jeffers and special guest, vocalist Michele Thomas! Michele talks about her influences, the Big Joe's Jam Session, North Park College, her group Soul Meme and the gigs she has coming up at Pete Miller's Evanston and the The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant.
"The daughter of a preacher, Chicago singer Michele Thomas brings an irresistible gospel-soul warmth to jazz. And, as she demonstrates with her Stevie Wonder covers Messenger, her 2012 album, she applies a sophisticated jazz sensibility to gospel and soul. Messenger was so-named...
Twice before, when I've entered this competition you all have helped me to get as far as the semi-final round of just 15 vocalists. I am hoping to take it all the way to the final round of just 5 vocalists this year so I hope you will help me once again and vote!