What are your 2nd life weekend plans ?

I love Second Life Live music ! Its an opportunity to hear musicians and entertainers I would probably not have been exposed too in my 1st life. Not to mention forming some really great friendships along the way.

There are some really fabulous live musicians in second life and some terrific venues as well that host them. I manage Twilight Blues and Jazz for nearly a year now which puts me out there scouting out the best of the best , and I’m finicky about music I bring to Twilight. One of my fave Twilight Performers is Ichie Kamachi,

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she has the voice of an angel her sets are always fun and when she sings *The Naughty Song* she melts the room. Ichie is fulfilling a lifelong dream by performing here in SL, and will tell you…if not for Second Life she would not be singing anywhere because she does not sing outside of Second Life, which I find  a bit sad …she’d be  awesome on any offline stage as she is online. She has been very blessed by the reception she has received from the residents here.  Ichie does a bit of everything that ranges from country, to pop, to ballads.  Her song list includes cover songs from such notables as Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Van Morrison, Styx, Celine Dion and even Bonnie Tyler, to name but a few.  With a voice reminiscent of such Jazz greats as Nina Simone and Billy Holliday, this songstress is best known for her repertoire of jazz, blues and ballroom material.   If you are looking for a voice that is sultry, sensuous, and as smooth as butter to set a truly romantic tone to your night, look no further.  With a heart as big as her voice, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

If you have not heard Ichie let me tell you how to fix that. She plays Twilight twice a month on Wednesdays at 8PM SLT and she will be on our stage this Wednesday, August 26th, but here is how to find her all over the grid….

Ichie’s  Calendar

Ichie’s MySpace

Nats Jazz Club , awesome place , great people and a fabulous weekly line up of thier favs and regs. Everytime I’ve gone there its been a great time part of that is the patrons and owners, part of that is the great music… heres what they have on tap each week for you….

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Mon 1-3 pm –  Imogen Spark aka DJ Sunflower– smooth and fusion jazz with a sprinkle of R&B

Wed 6-8 pm – Old School R&B & Hip Hop w/ DJ Ice (aka Lucas Scarborough)

Thurs 2-3 pm –  Imogen Spark aka DJ Sunflower– smooth and fusion jazz with a sprinkle of R&B

Thurs 3-4 pm – TJ Oanomochi – LIVE!  Soulful jazz songstress …..I LOVE TJ !

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TJ Oanomochi is an accomplished, world reknowned singer who has been fortunate enough to sing alongside and behind some of the best artists of all time.   She recently finished touring with Chaka Khan and now tours exclusively with Lalah Hathaway and Rahsaan Patterson.   She has also been featured on several well known recordings.  Most notably, projects for Patti Labelle, Ron Isley and Michael Buble (Featured as a soloist on the track “That’s Life”  of his recent album, “Call Me Irresponsible.”) 

Alongside “Showtime At The Apollo’s” Ray Chew, TJ has  been featured on many television shows with some of the industry’s finest perfomers.  She was the lead background vocalist and managing director of the lead singers for NBC’s “Singing Bee” and is the regular background singer/coordinator for major BET productions and award shows.  

 In 2004, TJ was offered a position in Japan singing for a major Amusement Park there.  She performed at public and private functions for the park during the day, and played small jazz clubs at night.  One  chance meeting afforded TJ the opportunity of recording with several local musicians, one of which ended in TJ recording the song used as Japan’s theme for the Olympics.  

 Now TJ is proud to be sharing her gift with Second Life.  Please be sure to join her group *TJ Hooked* to get information on performances and appearnces.  She also has a subscriber group which is best for me of course and just recently with her huhsbacnd opened her own second Life Club.

TJ Oanomochi on MySpace

Fri 6-8 pm – Friday Nite JAZZ w/ DJ Isaaak…featuring unsigned jazz artists

Sat 6-8 pm – Silky Smooth Saturday w/ DJ Ice (aka Lucas Scarborough)

Sun 4-5 pm – JazzMan Correia – LIVE!  Jazz singer & horn player.

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 You all know how much I enjoy Jazzman !! In my opinion one of the grids best entertainers! If you dont know him or have not heard him , you have truely missed an awesome musician. Recently opened his own House of Jazz  fabulous venue it feels like *home*. JazzMan’s music a sumptuous banquet of his fusion of pop, R&B, Motown, jazz, and blues repertoire. On stage since the age of 8, music has been the one consistent thing in JazzMan’s life. And then at the age of 11 his singing was joined by what would become his favorite instrument –  the trumpet. From that point on music would weave its way through every part of Jazz’s life.  JM has won numerous awards from the age of 12, both on a local and national level and is rumored to be one of the most accomplished unsigned artists. With his roots deep in Gospel, JM’s style can be defined as a fusion of jazz and R&B. His original songs have touched thousands of lives both on the Gospel and secular side. Jazz is also a fan of quality  cover tunes which he does at many shows. With one of the smoothest voices and melodic trumpet lines you are sure to be entertained, uplifted, and touched by his music.

From His profile :

I have learned a few things at 40+ and thus believe them deeply.  Here’s just 3.
1. Patience is not waiting
2. God keeps good books
3. Lose your passion and you have lost your Life.
I am a Husband, Father, and a Musician.  Beyond that it is pretty fluid.

I am here making friends and chasing a dream that is my purpose and calling.
Check out my music

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Trax/158/174/27
www.reggiespires.com

His Calendar

Please Contact Distracting Nighbor for booking Information.  She is on most every evening and will return your inquirey promptly.

 

Miles Eleventhauer, The Jazzoligist !!!

In my opinion the best jazz DJ Second Life has to offer! Catch his set if you can ! You will not be sorry. He is also a RL musician.

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 DJ Miles Eleventhauer (11th Hr), and I DJ all styles of jazz (Be-Bop, Swing, Big Band, Fusion, Vocal, Acid, Smooth, Re-mixed etc…) at various clubs in Second Life. My digital music library consists of over 14,000 tracks…but I also have a extensive library of CD’s which can pretty much cover most reasonable requests. I can play other styles of music as well…but it’s important to me as an African American avatar to support the legacy of Jazz..So, for now at least…I’m a JAZZ DJ!…DIG? I named myself after one of my musical heroes, Miles Davis, and I always represent Miles in my shows..You can also expect Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Frank Sinatra, Chick Corea, Quincy Jones, Marcus Miller, Count Basie, and many more classic and contemporary legends of jazz.You can hear me on the internet LIVE on Black Beats Radio! http://blackbeatsradio.com/Thursdays at 8pm SLT (PST) as well as SugarHill Island, http://slurl.com/secondlife/SugarHill/71/136/27 in Second Life! ..Contact me for your requests and bookings.

 Soooooo, what are you doing this weekend ??? 🙂

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