2018 Grammy nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Album (his fourth Grammy nomination). He has recorded and/or toured with Ray Charles, Better Midler, Diana Krall, George Benson, David Sanborn, and many others. He played 200-plus nights a year throughout the course of his career. He was inducted in the inaugural class of the Hammond Organ Hall of Fame and two years later was put on the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame. He got his first record deal at age 16 with Columbia Records and at 17 became one of the two youngest players ever recruited for a Miles Davis ensemble.
Having gotten listeners from 130-plus countries around the world and extensive media coverage ranging from iHeartRadio to the CBS-TV affiliate in Tampa, major daily newspapers, and more, "Now Hear This Entertainment" features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.
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Songwriter, producer, and performer based in Wales (UK) who has been referred to by BBC Radio 1 as “Warped Genius.” He is also the owner of Konic Records and is in the band Kyshera. He has written and produced three Kyshera albums and three solo albums. He has performed hundreds of shows in many different countries. His latest solo album was a Top 50 Best Seller on Amazon.
A recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who has drawn accolades from The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, the Washington Post, and more. His current run at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall has now sold out for two and a half years, performing alongside Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning special guests. He has also headlined around the globe, doing 100 concerts across 50,000 miles of touring on both sides of the Atlantic this past year alone. He is also the founder and owner of the global company ECR Music Group and he started the iRespectMusic movement. He also talks about a recent article that went viral about a closed-door artists-only meeting he was in at Spotify.
A Washington, DC-based pianist, composer, and vocalist who last August signed a multi-album contract with SRI Jazz. He has worked with Grammy and Oscar-winning composer/performers Marvin Hamlisch and Randy Newman. He has released more than a dozen CDs and his music has been featured in movies and TV shows. Plus, his songs have been performed by stars of “Orange is the New Black” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” He has appeared at thousands of venues, including the Kennedy Center.
Working towards a new album, this L.A.-based recording artist's dance track debuted at the start of this month at Number 47 on the Billboard dance chart and the following week climbed to Number 40. She has released a video for it that has gotten almost 83 thousand views in just over a month on YouTube. She has another song that is the theme song for a new, but yet-to-be-released movie. She has been featured in a PBS TV special and has performed and directed musicals, recitals, professional concerts and television shows, plus she is a vocal coach. She also talks on this interview about a reality series that she does once a year.
The son of a rock and roll legend, Roy Jr. is a musician, producer, music publisher, and author. Plus, he also hosts a podcast. He talks extensively about his father's storied career and how he and others are working to preserve and carry on his legacy through a number of projects, including recordings, a museum, two plays, two movies, and a musical.
A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist whose latest release, a six-song EP entitled “Now and Then,” came out a few months ago and followed two full album releases and another EP. His original music has even aired on the SyFy network. And, he has worked with many notable artists, including having performed backup vocals for Adele at Radio City Music Hall in New York in November 2015, a performance that was later televised by NBC. He also played piano in a recent Five For Fighting Christmas special. Plus, as a musical director and producer he performed with and directed Scarborough, a band featuring front man Joe Scarborough from MSNBC, including performing with that band on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and ABC’s “The View.” During this interview he gives great insights regarding Spotify as well as performing via live streaming services.
As the last episode of 2017 being released and having just passed the milestone 200th episode a couple weeks ago, we pause to look back on some of the highlights from the second hundred episodes of “Now Hear This Entertainment.” This episode includes clips from some of the episodes released between the last “Best Of” episode (number 101) and now and is great for someone who might have just recently discovered our show as well as the regular listeners who might have missed an episode or simply want to enjoy a refresher.
A finalist in this year’s Canadian Songwriting Competition, this singer, songwriter, guitar player twice was the only Canadian picked to be an emerging artist inside the CMA Fan Fair in Nashville. She has had several of her songs cut by artists all over North America, including Grand Ole Opry performer Sherry Lynn. Anderson has recorded three albums in Nashville and performed at the famed Bluebird Café there. She has recently released a Christmas album that features a Grammy-winning team of musicians.
The Irish Rovers founder, lead vocalist, guitar player, and songwriter. Fifty years ago the band had a breakout hit with their second album The Unicorn, and returned to the charts 15 more times with other songs. They recently were named one of Ireland’s greatest exports, being so honored at The Irish Emigration Museum. Their latest release, The Unicorn: The Continuing Story, pays appropriate tribute on its golden anniversary, with new recordings, plus the sequel to the The Unicorn song. They’ve traveled the world, as far as the Arctic Circle, Japan, and Germany, and regular tours to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the U.S., and two years ago their “50 Years” triple CD broke tour sales records.